A Hymn is born
Recently I was flying for several hours and took the opportunity to acquaint myself with the new GarageBand on the iPad2. Wow. The flight seemed only to be an hour or two even though it was really much longer.
GarageBand on iPad2: Easier than you’d think!
While I am a fan of GarageBand for recording live instruments, I’ve not done much with the instruments you can use in the program. With the iPad, however, you can play the piano, cue the strings, play arpeggios on the guitar and all with a touch or two. I had too much fun. Here’s what the interface for guitar, strings, and the tracks looks like.
As a result one of the many songs I created while flying at 568mph that day has become a favorite.
When I got home, I got my wood flute to play and record the melody lines. You’ll notice there isn’t a ukulele in this first recording, but ironically, after coming up with the song, I prefer to strum and hum it on my ukulele — as you might well do. The chords are F and C7 making this a rare two-chord hymn.
The Hymn: Praise to His Name
For those of you who want to play along with the GarageBand track, download this version below — you can play either your ukulele along with it and sing or play your Am wood flute along with it.
The Backing Track
Download the PDF of Words, Chords, and Native American flute tab for “Praise to His Name” –> Praise to His Name