Worship Theory

Hello fellow worshipers of the living Jesus!

My prayer for this blog is that it will be a catalyst in your worship of God as we immerse ourselves in the beauty of his creation of music.  My hope is that you will in turn glorify him for his wisdom, perfection, and love.   In God’s infinite wisdom, he gave us a moving, complex, and relational means of praising him with the gift of music, and we are compelled to become better musicians that we may offer him excellence.  My goal is to explore music as a whole in order to learn more about God and to become more satisfied in him. We will look through scripture, study note reading and rhythms, and relate music to the word of God that we may worship him more fully with a deeper understanding of his truth.   Thank you for joining me in this pursuit.

Karina Gillette

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6 Responses to Worship Theory

  1. Robert says:

    Thank you, Karina. I am excited to see how this progresses. Kinda cool that you got this domain, too!

  2. Paul says:

    Sounds GREAT! I can’t wait!

  3. Dominic says:

    Thank you Karina for helping us out. We greatly appretiate it!

  4. Portia Bell says:

    Hi Karina, just had a chance to go through your blog. This is terrific – I never even thought to connect the 12 Tribes with the 12 notes – very cool! Look forward how this grows and teaches others the precious connection between our Lord and music!

  5. sonofabass says:

    Karina – I don’t know why I’m just seeing this…probably because I need to be less distracted!!! This is awesome! You know I love’s me some theory…I loves me some worship. Not always in the same order. 🙂

    I guess what I’m trying to say is, you rock Mrs. Gillette. Rock forth.

  6. Alan Humm says:

    Since you specifically asked for response, I prefer the other guitar fingerboard layout (flat). There are two reasons. The first is that it corresponds to chord charts as they usually appear when they are shown horizontal rather than vertical. The second reason is more pedantic. As a guitar teacher, I often struggle with beginner students trying to get the idea that the ‘high’ strings are the ones that are physically on the bottom, so ‘up’ means musically up, not physically.

    My other thought is that the note range of the guitar is correct vis-a-vis the piano, but it is almost never notated that way. For reasons that are almost as irritating as they are logical, guitar is written an octave higher so it can all be crammed on one staff. It is a good thing for a guitarist to be able to read piano score, but most of what s/he sees will be in standard guitar notation.

    I assume you realize that the correspondence between 7 & 12 notes, and the biblical numbers is random (although I am not going to argue about what was in God’s mind). The seven notes relate to scales as they developed from the naturally occurring overtone series. The 12 chromatic notes are a western development that allow us to travel easily between keys. Other world scales are quite different.

    But these criticisms should not be taken as reflecting a lack of appreciation for what you are doing. Keep up the good work.

    Alan Humm (klarlied-music.com)

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