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Come to the Water by John Foley, S.J.

Come to the Water by John Foley, S.J.

This may just be the most gentle piece I have ever arranged. I usually select more energetic music for Mass and have avoided this song in the past because it is so slow. One day, my wife suggested this song and so, as a good husband, I did it for Mass and fell in love with it. I also realized it made a lovely guitar instrumental, as well. I have set it in the original key of G and added a final verse that modulates to A major. It makes a nice prelude piece, or you can simply continue as an instrumental after singing all the verses, if necessary. 

It is easy to play, but I rated it easy/moderate in difficulty because the challenge is to bring out the melody line while keeping the accompaniment notes subdued. That will require some volume control in your picking fingers. In my tutorial video, I suggest marking the melody notes, which have stems pointing up, with a yellow highlighter to remind you to play those notes a little louder than the rest so that the melody is predominant. 

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