Join us in playing and singing your favorite hymns!
Welcome, Music Folk!
Chances are you’re here because you enjoy hymns and you play (or would like to play!) some folk instrument, such as guitar, autoharp, banjo, bass, fiddle, mandolin, dulcimer, ukulele, etc. If so, you’ve come to the right place!
The purpose of this site is to provide you with with what you need to be successful in playing Christian music on your instrument. Currently we have the following resources:
Printable music (lead sheets) for the hymns. These are in the same keys as the videos, so, again, you can use them as you play along and then take the music with you to perform in public! Most also include chords for playing melody on autoharp.
The "Sheet Music" button (top left) will take you to the music library.
Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, & Ukulele Tab
Play the hymn melodies on your instrument! Use the tab to help you learn to take instrumental breaks on your instrument. These are for the same hymns listed in the sheet music library, so all the members of your group can play their own parts.
Several of the hymn videos include instruction on how I play the autoharp. These, as well as links to other autoharp instruction, are included on the "Play Autoharp!" page.
These videos are performed by amateur musicians on acoustic folk instruments and include the lyrics and rhythm chords for guitar, autoharp, or other instrument accompaniment.
All songs are presented in “folk-friendly” keys with easy chords for shade tree pickers. There are videos of many of these gospel numbers played by us ordinary folk (not super-hot pickers!) who invite you to join in and jam along.
Click on the "Videos" button to see the play-along videos currently available.
You're invited to be a part of this site, not only by using what’s here, but by improving it by making suggestions, requesting particular songs you’d like to see, and by keeping us updated on your progress and what you're doing with the music by providing videos of your playing.
Click on the "You Do It!" button to see your contributions.
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From biblical times to the present, sacred songs have offered ordinary folk devotion, encouragement, comfort, truth, exhortation, and enjoyment. Our hope is that we can help you receive the blessings that come from sharing these songs.