November 2021: Welcome to HymnChartsBAND!

First time here? Take a quick tour and learn how to use the website. I'm Don Chapman, the arranger here - please contact me if you have any comments, questions or suggestions.

Latest hymn: America the Beautiful 2008

03.20.07: Introducing the new HymnChartsBAND website! New here? Take a tour. Been here awhile? Learn what's new.

07.29.08 New audio demo for Just As I Am plus transposeable chord charts.

06.23.08 New audio demo for America the Beautiful 2002 plus transposeable chord charts.

06.03.08 Change Key! While it's always been possible to change the key of HymnCharts arrangements with Finale or Sibelius, Finale music has made this easier and FREE with NotePad 2008! Install NotePad for free and you have an almost INSTANT transpose function! Watch my new 1 minute video tutorial to learn how. In the past you could change key with NotePad but it would mess up the spacing. This no longer seems to be the case. PLUS I am trying something new... transposeable chord charts. Try my first experiment with chord charts (WordCharts) you can transpose to any key: the first one I've done is America the Beautiful 2008. Let me know what you think. I plan on doing away with the text versions because, as far as I can tell, nobody uses them.

06.03.08 New arrangement America the Beautiful 2008. You now have 2 choices: the ballad 2003 version or this new rocking version.

05.14.08 Short version of Blest Be the Tie That Binds. This version has one verse for a quick benediction.

05.07.08 New arrangement Blest Be the Tie That Binds. This is the full arrangement with a key change. I'm preparing a shorter, one verse version later this week.

04-10-08 New arrangement Jesus I Come.

03.05.08 New audio, revised parts for Jesus Paid It All.

News & Tips:

Convert MIDI to audio! Many of the HymnCharts arrangements have not been recorded yet, and I'm often asked if the MIDI files can be played on an audio CD. Until now, the answer was no - MIDI is data - there's no sound involved. However, several subscribers has told me that they can now create an audio CD with the MIDI files through iTunes. Ron Hunt writes:

"All you have to do is create a playlist in iTunes with MIDI files. Then right-click on each one that you want converted and select "Convert Selection to AAC." The song will then be converted and can be found in the "Recently Added" folder. Check the boxes next to the song titles that you want to burn, then click on the "Burn Disc" icon. Pretty simple!" Thanks, Ron, for the quick tutorial!

Mother's Day: I haven't found any decent Mother's Day songs or hymns out there that would work in my ministry. The one hymn I've found that most people use is For the Beauty of the Earth. Another idea I've uncovered is a new Mother's Day text from the Lutheran Church of Australia that works with the hymn tune Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us and Come Thou Long Expected Jesus. You might try having a child soloist sing the first two verses and the mothers sing the 3rd verse.

Chris Sligh and HymnCharts

Don's favorite HymnCharts arrangements.

Learn how you can transpose HymnCharts with the free Finale NotePad.

April's Top 5:

1. Jesus I Come

2. It Is Well With My Soul

3. Come Thou Fount

4. To God Be the Glory

5. When I Survey 2008

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