The November 2023 Friend magazine features I Know My Father Lives in the I Can Play It series. There are SO many uses for these simplified sheet music arrangements! Make sure you utilize them in your Primary!
Maybe it’s just me but I LOVE finding music in the Friend! Whether it’s a simplified arrangement of a Primary song or new music!
I LOVE these simplified Primary song arrangements! They are a perfect way for children and adults incorporate more Church music into their everyday lives!
Practice on the Piano
If you have Primary children learning to play the piano, playing these simplified piano songs is a wonderful way to reinforce gospel messages at home! Especially if the music in The Children’s Songbook is currently too difficult for them.
My own kids always play a Primary song or hymn as part of their daily piano practice material at home.
Beginner Primary Pianist
What about your Primary pianist? Is he/she a beginner? Do them a favor and pass along these simplified arrangements to them! In fact, you will do both of you a favor! The Primary will have an easier time following along if your pianist can more easily play the music.
My mom is currently the Primary pianist in her ward and these simplified Primary arrangements are right at her playing level.
Play in Sacrament Meeting
Maybe some of your Primary children play a musical instrument that can be played in sacrament meeting. Why not share this music with them so they can share their talent in sacrament meeting. Maybe even during your Primary presentation.
I had a boy learning to play the violin. He played Every Star is Different in our Primary program and it was beautiful!
Play in Primary
I Know My Father Lives was a suggested song in July 2023 and probably will be again! How fun would it be to have a Primary child introduce it to your Primary by playing it on the piano? Or with any other song that relates to that week’s teaching material!
Download the Music
Find a list of other I Can Play It arrangements. I’m not sure if this is a complete list or not. If you know of some that are missing, let me know and I’ll link them!
Do you use simplified piano arrangements in singing time somehow? Leave a comment with your ideas!
I love incorporating ideas from The Friend into singing time! Check out more of my posts inspired from The Friend!