Free LDS Guitar Hymn Arrangements, TABs and Lessons

Each month my kids pick a new hymn. I then arrange it, perform it, transcribe it and teach you how to play it. New arrangements are posted the first day of each month. And of course, everything on this site is free.

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Arrangements will start back up September 1, 2014

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Army of Helaman

We’ll Bring the World His Truth (Army of Helaman)

Hasten the work. I’ve heard it. You’ve heard it. We’ve all heard it. My whole life, I’ve operated better with theme music. If you ever see me out somewhere and my headphoneless head is bobbing, don’t be alarmed. I’m just playing theme music in my mind to whatever I’m doing. I guess this is what... More
O My Father

O My Father

Sometimes you find things when you’re not looking for them, and realize they’ve been there all along. My wife asked me to arrange “O My Father” for her this month because it contains one of the few references to Heavenly Mother. Right on. I like things that are different. Since that was her reasoning for... More
My Heavenly Father Loves Me

My Heavenly Father Loves Me

So why does this one start out so dark? … And maybe a little bit depressing? Good question. There is no shortage of arrangements for this hymn. It’s one of the more popular primary hymns. Since the song focuses on nature, most arrangements that I’ve heard are of course very beautiful and happy and “life... More
Redeemer of Israel

Redeemer of Israel

What would it have been like to be a Mormon Pioneer leaving Nauvoo without knowing where you were going or even if you would survive? All you had was your family and your faith. That is the inspiration behind this arrangement. Apparently, there are only six hymns in our hymnbook today that were in the... More
Families Can Be Together Forever

Families Can Be Together Forever

It’s not the first of the month, but it doesn’t matter.  Today is a very special day for our family. Our daughter, Lila, was diagnosed with brain cancer when she was only 3 1/2 months old.  That was one of the most terrifying days of our lives.  But today is different.  Today is one of... More
When Joseph Went to Bethlehem

When Joseph Went to Bethlehem

This is a very unique Christmas song since it’s one of the few that focuses on Joseph.  So I wanted to find a way for this arrangement to musically focus on Joseph as well.  Specifically, this arrangement depicts the birth of Christ from Joseph’s perspective – from traveling to Bethlehem, to the birth of Christ,... More
Primary Children's Christmas Nativity

It’s a Mormon Guitar Christmas!

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, which means it’s now time for Christmas music!  Even though December’s hymn is already “When Joseph Went to Bethlehem,” I had a few more songs in my back pocket that I figured I’d share the MP3′s and TABs with everyone as a huge THANK YOU for all of your wonderful... More
I Hope They Call Me On a Mission

I Hope They Call Me on a Mission

I went through an interesting process while arranging this one.  I wanted it to be unique, but I mostly wanted it to have meaning to both me and my son, who picked this song.  I went through A LOT of different ways to approach it but nothing felt exactly right.  I had settled on doing... More
I Am A Child of God

I Am a Child of God

You may not know this, but I learned to play electric first. The acoustic came later.  This Fender Stratocaster is the guitar I learned to play on. While I love my acoustic, when I’m really wanting to pour out my soul, I pick up the Strat. I Am a Child of God has always been... More
If You Could Hie To Kolob

If You Could Hie to Kolob

So this month we had a great hymn, chosen by a great woman – my wife. This has always been one of my favorite hymns since singing it with a group of the best missionaries in the world in Santana, Amapá – Brasil. (I mean how could you not experience great music in a place... More
Be Still My Soul

Be Still My Soul

Lesson learned. Don’t wait until the end of the month to finalize an arrangement. Life will get in the way (in this case labor day weekend) and before you know it, it’s the first of the month and the video isn’t ready. Sorry peoples. I’ll get it done this week. Scout’s honor. In order to... More
Book of Mormon Stories

Book of Mormon Stories

I figured I wouldn’t have a lot of opportunities to over-indulge myself in an arrangement, so I had to make the most of this one.  For some reason, I had the idea of Scott Joplin sitting down at a piano and playing a ragtime version of this.  Now I’m not a ragtime guitarist, so I... More
When I am Baptized

When I Am Baptized

This month’s song was chosen by my oldest son, Jack.  Jack gets baptized this Saturday.  So his choice was “When I Am Baptized.” It was one of those proud papa moments for me. Anyhoo… about the arrangement.  So the lyrics talk about comparing rain to baptism and how the rain washes the earth clean, just... More
I Love To See The Temple

I Love to See the Temple

So what is this site? It’s basically an excuse to play the guitar more, but to also come up with some cool arrangements of LDS hymns and then show you how to play them. Guitar has always been therapeutic for me and my hope is that it can be for you to. Whether you’re looking... More

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Album coming August 2014

Unless you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you might be wondering where I’ve been. Well, I’ve been recording an album. All the hymns I’ve done so far (minus the Christmas ones) on one CD. My goal was to create something that would be perfect for missionaries and members alike, but also be cool enough... More
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My Pick for April

That’s right. I said my pick. It’s getting to be crunch time to record the album. I’ll have more info on that shortly. But only one more song was going to make it in time to be on it. So I figured it was time to call an audible and select the final one. I... More
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Annie’s Pick for March 2014

So it was Jack’s turn this month, but he couldn’t decide and passed it to his mom. Annie picked “O My Father”. Annie’s previous pick was “If You Could Hie to Kolob” so she has a knack for picking the hymns that the kids wouldn’t. Which is great because it changes it up a little.... More

Lila’s Pick for February

As it so happens, Lila is up in the rotation for picking the next hymn. And she picked a good one – My Heavenly Father Loves Me. Or you might know it better by the first line – “Whenever I hear the song of a bird…” She’s always liked it because she thinks it says... More
Mormon Guitar Deseret News

Mormon Guitar in Deseret News

This has been an extremely humbling weekend.  Thank you so much to everyone for their kind words and love.  It’s amazing to us how Lila has been able to touch so many people’s lives, even five years after the battle with cancer. I think it’s funny how the Lord uses “Why me?” trials to make... More

It’s time for YOU to pick the hymn

As a huge thank you to all of you for your wonderful support, I want to let the audience pick the song for January.  So if there is a hymn that you’ve been wanting to hear me arrange, now is your chance! Simply comment on this post or send me a message on the Contact... More