in the MFW programs, EX1850 and 1850MOD, a book called Then Sings My Soul is scheduled for use. You can purchase separately and use it sooner if you wish. Check the ex1850 ordering page.sewgirlie wrote:Can anyone recommend a good resource for learning traditional hymns? My husband and I are both 1st generation Christians and our church only sings one hymn a week (during the dismissal of children to toddler church). We'd like our children to study the hymns as suggested in the MFW TM, but I'm not musical and don't know where to start. I want more than just a hymnal. I'd like a CD with a lyrics book if possible.
If I recall. not all of the songs in the book get covered over the years.. but you can do some work on figuring out what will be done (and do them again if you need to)
here are some links to figure that out
for year 4, aka EX1850
and 1850MOD, year 5
Personally.... in my family, we preferred to use other recordings for the vocals out there and found many nice things on youtube. It's just a personal preference in our case. We found that group singing from individuals or churches helped us to join in the song. The vocal versions on the links on mfw board were solo performances. While nice to listen... and we appreciate the performance.. we personally wanted to sing along and that was not in our skill set to do that with those vocal performances. among many options out there were "famous" people (in country music anyway), or from less known groups at churches...
that might be an easy start?
depending on ages and musical likes in your family... check for cd's out there on traditional hymns, or find "strolling down memory lane" out there on youtube with Willy and Billy Pollard. That's more of ragtime versions of gospel hymns. how funny... on this... our church yesterday... we shook it up a bit here in Memphis and sounded more like Nashville. We did a lot of bluegrass versions of some songs. blue grass was not the norm. not at all. Got to say that the congregation has a lot to learn on when to clap with bluegrass, but Tillman and boys in the band might try it again... having "growed up" in southwest Virginia with bluegrass, I felt at home at last for about 15 minutes here in Memphis..... except the clapping.... but oh... someone had out a mandolin and upright bass, and the drums were right.. and the acoustic guitar..
do you like Alan Jackson? maybe his hymns cds?
AND I HOPE OTHERS CHIME IN. DIDN'T MEAN TO HOG THE THREAD.