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A bit of a rethink!

I’m having to change my mind about something at the moment, which is always uncomfortable, but I’m encouraged that at least I’m not as stuck in the mud as I often think I appear.

The Music Exchange Richard Simpkin

I wrote an article last year moaning that many of today’s songwriters write songs more for an audience than a congregation. Their songs sound good on CD, YouTube or MP3, but are often difficult to sing by congregations and even more difficult to play by musicians. Even I get intimidated by some songs that take up three or more pages of sheet music, and have so much syncopation that it’s difficult to tell what are notes and what are bits of squashed daddy long-legs.