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    1. I recognize that this is maybe not the newest song, but is on the rotation for this weekend…. And even the alto is high for me… so thank you for the reminder of the pharyngal in the chorus. Going to try this! Thanks for sharing.

    2. This is awesome!! I’m singing this for the first time on Easter Sunday!
      I was a little nervous!

    3. What exercises are best for the “Forever He is glorified” part (and throughout that chorus)? (My first thought is maybe “MEH”)
      Also, what key was used for this tutorial?

      1. Great instinct — a nasally pharyngeal MEH would be a good choice because it “rhymes” with the word “forever” so it will help with the placement of that word to start of the chorus. Also a pharyngeal NO would work well. Key of G for this song!

    4. This was so good! All of these workshops are so awesome would you consider making each one into a full tutorial like good good father and this is amazing grace like you did with those?

      1. Hey! My priority for song tutorials are the songs that are being sung most in churches these days. This one in particular is such an amazing song, but is a slightly older one, and not as popular anymore, so I may not get to it as a song tutorial in itself! For subscribers who want help with a song that doesn’t have a tutorial, I suggest sending in a recording of yourself singing (purchase an “Analyze My Voice” in the Worship Vocalist store), or book a Skype lesson to work on a song, then it’s like you get your own personal tutorial. 🙂