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ABIDE WITH ME

  C G         Am  Em   Dm        G   C
1. A-bide with me, fast falls the eventide.
   C   Dm  C    F  C     G          Am D G
   The darkness deepens, Lord, with me a-bide.
   C    E     Am Em    Dm        A        Dm
   When other helpers  fail, and comforts flee,
   G    C  G   C   E     Am  Dm  C    G    C
   help of the helpless, oh, a - bide with me!

  C G        Am Em    Dm    G       C
2. I need thy presence every passing hour!
   C    Dm  C   F     C   G        Am  D     G
   What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's pow'r?
   C   E       Am    Em Dm        A        Dm
   Who like Thyself  my guide and stay can be?
   G       C     G   C  E      Am  Dm  C    G    C
   Through cloud and sunshine, oh, a - bide with me !

  C     G       Am    Em   Dm         G      C
3. Swift to it's close ebbs out life's little day.
   C       Dm   C    F    C    G       Am   D G
   Earth's joys grow dim, it's glories pass a-way.
   C      E     Am  Em  Dm  A        Dm
   Change and decay in  all around I see.
   G C    G   C   E    Am   Dm  C    G    C
   O Thou who changest not, a - bide with me !


  C   G       Am     Em Dm     G       C
4. Not a brief glance I  beg, a passing word.
   C   Dm C    F        C    G   Am D       G
   But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
   C E       Am Em Dm       A        Dm
   Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
   G    C   G  C E      Am  Dm  C    G    C
   Come not to sojourn, but a - bide with me!

ABIDE WITH ME: Lyrics and Guitar Chords

"Abide With Me" is a beautiful Christian hymn, here are the chords and the lyrics of the song.
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C Major chord shape
G Major chord shape
A minor chord shape
E minor chord shape
F Major chord shape
D minor chord shape
E Major chord shape
  C    G   Am Em      Dm     G       C
5. Come not in terror, as the King of kings,
   C   Dm   C   F     C    G       Am  D   G
   But kind and good, with healing in  Thy wings.
   C     E       Am    Em Dm        A     Dm
   Tears for all woes, a  heart for every plea.
   G     C      G  C  E     Am   Dm  C    G    C
   Come, Friend of sinners, thus a - bide with me!

  C    G  Am Em       Dm   G           C
6. Thou on my head in every youth didst smile.
   C   d      C F  C     G      a     D   G
   And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
   C    E    Am  Em       Dm     A      Dm
   Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
   G  C  G   C      E Am    Dm  C    G    C
   On to the close, O Lord, a - bide with me.

  C G       Am   Em   Dm      G       C
7. I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless.
   C    Dm   C  F       C   G        Am D  G
   Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
   C     E          Am     Em     Dm         A  Dm
   Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
  G C  G    C      E  Am   Dm  C    G    C
  I triumph still, if thou a - bide with me!

  C    G        Am    Em Dm      G       C
8. Hold thou thy cross be-fore my closing eyes.
   C     Dm      C   F      C   G     Am    D   G
   Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies.
  C        E       Am      Em  Dm           A       Dm
  Heav'n's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee.
   G  C     G  C      E Am    Dm  C    G    C
   In life, in death, O Lord, a - bide with me!
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1) Your fingers learn by doing. Whatever they do, they remember and repeat. This is called Muscle Memory.
2) Practicing means knowing the right thing to do, and then making sure you do it. Your job, when you practice, is to make sure you understand what you're supposed to do before you play a note, and then make sure that is what actually happens when you do play a note. This is much easier said than done. This demands your absolute attention.
3) Your fingers are energized by Intention and Attention. This is how your mind tells them what to do.
4) We must be aware of the result we want, and the result we actually get. We must not let blind spots become part of our practicing. We must then treat every 'unwanted result" as an effect whose cause must be discovered.
5) We must watch our fingers most of the time while practicing.
6) It is essential to spend a good amount of time doing No Tempo Practice. This means you are playing with no beat, only examining each movement as it takes place, and making sure only the correct movements occur. While doing this, you will become aware of the stress points that occur in the music, that is, the movements that are causing you the most unnecessary muscle tension, and therefore the most difficulty.
7) Posing, along with No Tempo Practice, will train, or re-train the muscles to perform the required movements with no harmful tension. As stress points are discovered by observing and analyzing unwanted results, we use Posing and No Tempo practice to 'de-stress" these points.
8) As your understanding of guitar technique advances, you will know what to do about each one of these stress points. In the beginning, you must rely on the guidance of your teacher.
9) The techniques of Posing and No Tempo Practice are the best ways to deal with extra tension, because they are themselves the practice of becoming aware of the tension. You can eliminate a great deal, of tension from the muscles simply by being aware of how they feel, and consciously relaxing them as you do your slow and no tempo practice.
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