Liturgical Guitar Blog

My mission is to enhance the practice and status of the guitar as an instrument of liturgical worship by providing accessible and musical arrangements of hymns suitable for use as preludes, postludes and musical interludes.


Tourette's Syndrome

This morning, I am editing the 5 new tutorial videos I recorded yesterday. I noticed some of my tics and thought perhaps I should mention the fact that I have Tourette’s. My tics are not severe – mostly just facial twitches and throat clearing. I wasn’t diagnosed until I was...

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The new INDEX page and how to use it

If you have been using my website at all over the past 10-15 years, you noticed a big change occurred in December, 2016. My friend, Juan Carlos Garcia, created a professional looking website to replace the old one I had slapped together myself using a Yahoo design template....

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The Liturgical Guitarist Mission Statement

"My mission is to enhance the status of the guitar as an instrument for liturgical worship by: 1) providing accessible and musical hymn arrangements suitable for use as preludes, postludes and instrumental interludes; and 2) providing video tutorials to support church...

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History of Liturgical Guitarist: Part 2

In June, 2011, I bought a little Zoom HD Q3 video recorder. I wanted to share my first Mass composition called Guitar Mass for Peace on YouTube. The next year, I began teaching some beginning guitar classes after school in my parish school St. Thomas More, where I teach...

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God leads in strange ways: The History of Liturgicalguitarist.com

You can blame this all on Dr. Rick Green. In the late 1990s, I was working on a degree in statistics. I was also playing music at my wife’s church, St. Rose in Longview, WA. I wasn’t Catholic yet, but they welcomed me to do music for Mass when I could. Before and after the...

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Little Baby in the Hay

The first time that Mary entered my song writing was long ago in 1978. I was a Methodist at that time and leading the music on guitar for a traditional Christmas pageant where the children dress as the characters and animals for the Manger of Bethlehem. It took place in a...

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