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Archive for June, 2014

New Recording Studio

The recording of Remember Now gave us an opportunity to record for the first time in room 2 of the new studio and to try out some new gear and recording techniques. I’ve been setting up a new two-room studio and it’s been a great experience to work with some great clients and friends who record music here.

If you live in Palawan and would like to get with me to record a song or an album, whether it be a cover or something new, contact me at activeguitarist@gmail.com, or on Facebook. Want to hear more ofmy music? Find it to the right at the Soundcloud widget, or at my account here.

I use Sonar X2 Producer for my main DAW and sequencing, and use different audio interfaces and microphones for recording. I am also available for providing sound for small Christian meetings and concerts in the Puerto Princesa City area.

If you are an aspiring guitarist, and would wish to learn the guitar at an affordable price, please contact me for details and pricing.

As of now there are two albums out, Make a Joyful Noise, and Living by Faith. Both are available by CD – online sales will be available soon! Thank you for reading!

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Remember Now (Music Video)

REMEMBER NOW (Music Video)

Remember Now is Track # 2 from our album Make a Joyful Noise. Hope you enjoy it! You can hear it on my YouTube channel here. Soundcloud link is below.

LYRICS:

I. Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth
While the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh

Refrain: While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars
Be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain

Refrain: Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth
When thou shalt say, “I have no pleasure in them”

Refrain: While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars
Be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain

– instrumental –

Refrain: While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars
Be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain

Refrain: While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars
Be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain

(Ecclesiastes 12:1-2)

 

 


Head over to my Soundcloud account for new music!

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Got a lot of new sounds for you on Soundcloud.

Please do check the Soundcloud widget to the right >>>>
and my Soundcloud account .

If you do not yet know how to download FREE music from Soundcloud,

here is a free tutorial on how to do just that.

Thanks and God bless you!

– John

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Nobody Cared (guitar solo)

New song for today is Nobody Cared, written by Jack Hayford. Hope you enjoy the lyrics and the music of this song.

LYRICS:
Nobody wanted Him; nobody cared
Nobody wanted Him; no one shared
In the promise He brought
As a babe that night
Nobody, nobody, nobody cared

Nobody lauded Him; nobody sang
No crowd applauded Him; no bells rang
When He went to the desert to fast and pray
Nobody, nobody, nobody cared

But, oh, how the thousands came
When the bread was multiplied
And oh, how the hosannas rang
At their King’s triumphal ride
And as long as the miracles
Flowed like wine
They called Him wonderful
They came to dine

Nobody wanted Him; no one remained
They only taunted Him when His cross was stained
With the blood freely given
For a world enchained
Nobody, nobody, nobody cared


I Promise (guitar cover)

New guitar cover coming from this song written by Jaci Velasquez – I Promise. Hope you enjoy it!

LYRICS:

Lord, you know my heart
And all my desires
And the secret things I’ll never tell
Lord, you know them well
Though I may be young
I see and understand
That at times, like sheep, we go astray
And things get out of hand

So I promise to be true to you
To live my life in purity
As unto you, waiting for the day
When I hear you say
Here is the one I have created
Just for you

Until then, O lord
I will be content
Knowing that true love will come someday
It will only come from you
Cause I have seen the suffering
That loneliness can cause
When we choose to give our love away
Without a righteous cause

So I promise to be true to you
To live my life in purity
As unto you, waiting for the day
When I hear you say
Here is the one I have created
Just for you


Just a Wayward Lamb (vocal version)

This is a vocal version of the hymn “Just a Wayward Lamb”. Enjoy!
The guitar instrumental version is here:

(FREE download available when you go to the link above)

Lyrics:

 

Just a wayward lamb wand’ring from the fold,

Out upon the mountains so lonely and cold;

“Come and follow Me,” hear the Shepherd’s plea,

“Safely on my shoulders I’ll carry thee home.

I will lead in pastures, meadows green and fair,

If you follow Me I will guard thee with care;

Listen to my pleading, I will guide thee home,

Live with me forever, no longer to roam.”

And with tears He led me gently to His side.

 

Jesus, the Good Shepherd, Died upon the tree,

Suffered untold torment for sheep just like me;

He became the Lamb when He took my place –

O what boundless mercy, what infinite grace!

Now I’ve found contentment in this love divine,

Safely in the fold with the ninety and nine;

Thus I fear no evil, for He’ll guide me home,

Happy in the presence, no longer to roam.

Goodness, love and mercy always shall be mine!


Living by Faith (Album release reminder)

LIVING BY FAITH – a guitar instrumental album, is available now! In case you haven’t seen my updates here on Facebook or on the blog, here is the complete track listing for the album. You can download three of the songs today for free! Just check out the links below and download from there.

Don’t know how to download free songs? Check out this article from my blog:
How to download FREE songs from Soundcloud

 

Tracks available for free download:
#4 – He Looked Beyond my Faults
#7 – Take my life, and Let it Be
#15 – Teach Me Thy Way

Complete Track Listing:

01.  Dwelling in Beulah Land
02.  Sound the Battle Cry
03.  Moment by Moment
04.  He Looked beyond my faults
05.  Send the Light
06.  I’d Rather Have Jesus
07.  Take my Life, and Let it Be
08.  Jesus Paid it All
09.  As the Deer
10.  Living by faith
11.  What a Friend
12.  Power in the Blood
13.  Your Grace Still Amazes Me
14.  I  Surrender All
15.  Teach Me Thy Way