Equipping. What does that really mean? According to Webster it is defined as...
"May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, EQUIP you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. -Hebrews 13:20-21
e·quip[ih-kwip] Show IPA
–verb (used with object),e·quipped, e·quip·ping.
to furnish or provide with whatever is needed for use or for any undertaking; fit out, as a ship or army.
to dress; array: He equipped himself in all his finery.
to furnish with intellectual or emotional resources; prepare.
You're on your own with #2, but I can agree with #'s 1 & 3. For some reason I can't seem to get the song "Sharp Dressed Man" out of my head. Anyway, where were we?
Ahhh Yes, EQUIPPING. A big part of what I do around here is raising up others & equipping them to do a good work for the Lord & His church. Because we deal in the most beautiful of gifts...music (in my humble opinion), I've had several music theory related questions as of late. Okay, for those of you who have taken music theory classes, you may have thoroughly enjoyed them. However, for some of us, it was like getting a root canal...several of them. Especially us math challenged folks. So, in an effort to provide teaching in a more palatable way, I have scoured the world wide web in search of some lessons that should help each of you get a better grasp on the often complex subject of music.
In my search I came across a father, son teaching duo out of Cincinnati Christian University. These guys caught my immediate attention. They are really funny! I have to admit, at first I thought, are we ever going to get to some useful information? But it didn't take long for me to find myself laughing & learning at the same time. There are 27 videos total & they are each roughly 10 minutes in length. I will try to post a couple of videos every few days. I promise, the little extra time you spend on watching these will pay off in the end.
So, before we get to the videos, there's one crucial tool that you should all know about before going any further, THE CIRCLE OF FIFTHS.