Hi, I’m Ben Howington. I live in North Carolina. I have four kids and a wife that makes me a better person. I play guitar by night and do web design, branding and PR by day.
I learned to play guitar when I was a teenager in the early 90′s. Back then, there was no internet for me to get into trouble on after school. So instead, I locked myself in my room for hours everyday teaching myself to play the guitar.
I guess I hope there are some kids out there that can use the stuff on this site and spend their free time after school learning to play guitar, instead of wasting it on other stuff.
Mormon Guitar is all about teaching. I don’t want to just play cool arrangements of hymns for you to listen to. I want you to learn how to play them too.
At the beginning of each month, a new hymn is picked. Sometimes it’s by my kids or family, but sometimes I let you pick. Not picking the hymns myself makes it a lot easier to dive into each one looking for some hidden meaning or insight.
I then arrange the hymn, transcribe it, videotape myself playing it , videotape myself teaching you how to play it, and finally I create interactive TAB that lets you practice the song at your own pace.
New arrangements are posted at the beginning of each month. And everything on this site is free.
Mormon Guitar is my hobby, not my job. I don’t make money directly from this website. I pay for all of the copyright licenses, software licenses and server costs out of my own pocket and spend a whole lot of time creating these resources. It’s very important to me that Mormon Guitar remain a free resource for people wanting to learn the guitar. I don’t ever want money to be the barrier for a teenager somewhere wanting to learn how to play.
Do I need your money? No, but I won’t stop you if you want the blessings :) If you’d like to donate, just click on the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the page. All money will go directly into the site – which could include server costs, software licenses, copyright licensing or even just freeing my time from other things that pay the bills so I can work on it more.
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