Coming Early 2019 – Hymns for DADGAD Fingerstyle Guitar Song Book
Hymns For DADGAD Fingerstyle Guitar Song Book Includes:
- A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
- Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
- All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name
- Amazing Grace
- Fairest Lord Jesus
- All Creatures of Our God and King
- The Solid Rock
- Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee
- Holy Holy Holy
- It Is Well
- Old Time Religion
DADGAD Songbook Details
About New Hymns for DADGAD Fingerstyle Guitar Song Book
The new Hymns for DADGAD Fingerstyle Guitar Song Book Vol1 being written by Steve Massey will include DADGAD guitar tablature along with instructions, MP3 files and midi files to help with learning to play the Hymns arrangements for DADGAD guitar. Also currently in production are Youtube videos showing how to play the Hymn arrangements in more detail. Steve is in the process Feb 2018 of re-recording the Hymns For Guitar CD to exactly match note for note the new song book. This will make learning much easier!
Steve was inspired by Peter Huttlinger’s song books Hymns for Guitar Vol1 and Vol2. These songbooks were key in helping Steve learn a number of amazing Peter’s DADGAD hymn arrangements but also provided the inspiration to take on the task of creating Steve’s own how to DADGAD songbook to help others learn a number of timeless Hymns.
Steve arranged 12 Hymns all in DADGAD tuning and has been playing these as guitar solos now for about 15 years at local churches in the Southern Oregon area. The songs are arranged from easy to learn to more intermediate in difficulty. Steve’s arrangement of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” has had over 44,000 views between two youtube videos over the years and a number of people have asked for guitar tablature. Steve is finally creating this songbook using Guitar Pro and looks forward in the second half of 2017 to offering this song book for sale on this website.
Hymns For DADGAD Guitar CD Now Available (before songbook completed)
Steve Massey’s Hymns for Guitar CD is availaible now for purchase on this website. Please note that this is the original Hymns for Guitar CD I recored 7 years ago and this CD does not exactly match note for note to the new songbook tab book I am writting for this CD. I am in fact in the process of re-recording all 12 Hymns on this CD to exactly match the songbook. Thus when the song book is completed you will get a link for a free download of the old CD version but you will also get the new Song Book version that exactly matches note to note the songbook. You will also get Mp3 files with the exact sound files from the songbook. I am re-recording all 12 Hymns to Mp3 files and YouTube videos all in the same key matching exactly the songbook. This will make for easier learning. The new Mp3 files are being recorded at Hillview Studios in Medford, Oregon currently.
This CD was recorded in Steve’s Hillview Studios and was mixed and mastered by Sean McCoy at Oregon Sound in Medford, Oregon.
Daily Song Book Writing Status
Today is May 25 2018. Creating this Hymns song book is taking a lot longer then I had planned. I am doing this part time as noted earlier. I did my first video shoot for Hymn number 1 this week. It will take me about 3 months now to complete the YouTube videos. The songbook itself is done but in final edits. My new release date is now Jan 2019.
Today is April 26, 2018. I have been working hard but part time on the Hymns For DADGAD Guitar song book. It is now finished and is in final edit with a number of people. Getting close to the finish line!
Today is Feb 26 2018 and I have to be honest that I have taken just a bit of a break from doing the DADGAD song book to learn a new standard tuning guitar song with my Nylon classical guitar written by Earl Klugh called Love Theme from Spartacus. Earl plays fingerstyle guitar and learned by using the Chet Atkins method where you play chords and melody at the same time. Just amazing he can do this. I am learning more about the right picking hand and I think this exercise will really help alot when I return to the song book. I just needed a bit of a break from that Song Book work but will get back to it in a bit. I will post the Earl Klugh song I am learning (though it will be be playing lead and then rythmn but not same time yet!) later so that you can see it.
Today is Feb 9, 2018. Still working hard on final edits of the guitar tabs for the my Hymns For DADGAD guitar. I just completed song 9 of 12 and starting on 10 today. One new thing I did that is very useful is I purchased a small app for the iphone for Guitar Pro 7 which I am using for tab creation on Mac. But the nice thing is I can easily transfer over the finished guitar tabs from the song book to my ipad and then play and practice the song book using just the ipad which is very cool. I will be creating a blog soon on how to do this. Got to get back to work on song 10 tab now!
Today is Jan 20, 2018. I actually had all the 12 songs completed in Tab for the song book this month but I found that not all notes matched well enough with the CD that I had completed in 2013. So I am re-doing some notes to match better. Also I have been writting the instructional pages of the song book as well. I wont be doing the youtube free videos until all this is completed and ready on this website. Taking some time, but I believe it will be very useful to have this song book available .
Today is Nov 19 2017. I am in the final edit phase still for the Hymns for DADGAG guitar songbook. I am about 50% complete on the cover page art work as well. I am working on how i can sell the songbook as downloadable for the PDF songbook and MP3 music files as well.
Today is Nov 18 2017. I have been able to work on the Hymns for Dadgad guitar songbook guitar tabliture now on and off for the past few weeks, but making good progress. I am fixing in final edits right now the Hammer-ons and Pull-offs and Trills. I am also having to fix some tab measures that are a bit off. I am still using Guitar Pro but I recently upgraded to GuitarPro7 which has much better sounding acoustic guitar playback quality.
It is Oct 25 2017 and I am pleased to note that I have been working full time almost on the Hymns Song book now for a few weeks and getting very close to being done!!!
I have not been able to work on the DADGAD Hymns song book now for about 6 months due to some health issues and also lots of day job clients. But I hope to get back to working on finishing up the song book sometime early 2018. I did play live awhile back at our church using a few of the songs from this song book being worked and went well. I will keep this blog posted of any updates on this important project.
As of today April 20, 2017 I have 12 first draft songs completed for the DADGAD Hymns song book out of 12! So starting edits phase 1 now for all 12 songs. Then after final edits I will be able to publish for purchase and download! I am excited to get this DADGAD fingerstyle Hymns Song book with Tablature out there! I hope people really like using it. I am already working on new Hymn arrangements also for Vol 2 book coming out next year! But I am focusing on current song book Vol 1 right now.
It is already May 3rd 2017 and I had to work on another project past few weeks, but am regrouping now on the final edits for the new DADGAD Hymns songbook. I will try and provide one as a free download soon just to give an idea of what to expect.
It is May 5 2017 today and I just wrote a new short blog on DADGAD Guitar Cross String. I need to write a lot more soon because there is so much to this technique and is so fun to play!
It is May 17, 2017 today. I have been a bit under the weather so have not been working on the song book for a few weeks, but am back now and working again on this important project. I will keep a status going on how things are progressing.
It is May 19 2017 today and I just completed all 12 songs for the songbook draft version with first edition edits. I will work hard now to get this ready for publication. I also will be doing the Wash DC copyright for the songbook soon also. Cant wait to have this for sale on my website!
It is June 21, 2017 today. I was unavailable for about a month to work on my DADGAD Hymns Songbook , but the good news is that I am back now and in final edits. I also completed a new recording area and a new studio setup so that is very handy now!
It is already July 14th 2017 today. I just completed final edits of 8th of 12 songs of Tablature for my DADGAD Hymns songbook. I am matching the DADGAD guitar tab to closely match the CD as much as possible. later I will be completing 12 Youtube videos also on how to play these DADGAD Hymn arrangements, but my focus right now is getting the final edits completed. I am excited about the song book and I think it will really be a help to DADGAD guitarists that want to learn some DADGAD Hymn arrangements.
July 28 2017
I have been focused primarily on Youtube videos to support the songbook the pas few weeks. I will be getting back to songbook edits Monday
The videos will show left and right hands on screen so will be helpful. I am playing at Medford First Church Of The Nazarene Aug 6 at traditional service, two hymns.
Below is a photo of my new setup for doing Hymns video and also the Protools Audio studio. Nice to have it all organized now