Grace Got You (MercyMe)

Artist: MercyMe
Words and Music:
Album: Lifer
Release: 2017
Tempo: 88 beats per minute
Key: D
Details: If you know that we have back up, I guess there should be nothing to worry about. And not only a mere back up but a Grace from God. His unmerited favor to all of us.

This world will hurt us and give us pain but the grace of God is still sufficient to all of us thus there is always a reason to go on. That is what this song want to remind us as Christian while still waiting for Jesus to come back. Continue reading Grace Got You (MercyMe)

In My Prison (IV of Spades)

Artist: IV of Spades
Words and Music: Zildian Benitez, Blaster Silonga, Badjao De Castro
Release: 2018
Tempo: 115 beats per minute
Key: F#m
Details: Eto iyong unang kantang ni release ng IV of Spades matapos ang pag alis ni Unique Salonga. Syempre gaya ng dati 70’s disco parin ang tema. Naging mas agresibo nga lang this time ng si Zild na ung nag vocals.

Napansin ko rin ng tulad ng hit nila na kantang, Mundo, sa F#m at Bm sila ulit kumuha ng chords para sa kantang ito. Siguro ganun ang tugtugna noong 70’s. May pagkakahawig din ito sa kanta nilang, Hey Barbara. Nagkaroon din mahabang guitar solo tulad ng sa Mundo at less naman sa bass tulad ng sa Hey Barbara.

Ang kantang ito ay malaking redemption mula sa kanila para sa mga fans na nag aakalang masisira ang hype sa pag kawala ng lead vocalist ng banda. Isa lamang itong patunay na patuloy sila sa pa mamayagpag at handang gumawa pa ng maraming kanta. Continue reading In My Prison (IV of Spades)

Closer Than You Know (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston, Guy Chislett, Matt Crocker
Album: Empires
Release: 2015
Tempo: 83 beats per minute
Key: C
Details: God really want to get closer to us, closer that we ever know that is why He sent Jesus Christ to be the bridge for us so we can go back closer again to him. What makes us stranger or far away from God is our sins. Remember when Adam and Eve had fallen in the garden of Eden. God looked for them as if He can’t see them. For God that is omnipresence there is no way we can hide to him but then in Genesis 3:9 “So the LORD God called out to the man, “Where are you?”” Continue reading Closer Than You Know (Hillsong)

Captain (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Benjamin Hastings, Seth Simmons
Album: Empires
Release: 2016
Tempo: 71 beats per minute
Key: D
Details: Just like in their song Rule, as a captain, Jesus must the ruler of our life. He is the captain by means of giving us direction. Being him as captain even there is a storm coming in our journey, we shouldn’t be afraid because we know that God is the captain.

The scenario reflects when disciples were fear of the storm. As they were traveling in the sea and thunder comes, Jesus commanded the sea and the wind to be still and in an instant they got calmed.

This is also happen every time we travel through ship. There are lots of people boarding the ship. They are stranger on one another but all them trusting their captain. Their captain that can make their journey safe otherwise they wouldn’t aboard that ship if they haven’t trust on their captain.

That is also should we do if we accept Jesus as our captain we need just to be still. Continue reading Captain (Hillsong)

Norem (Gloc-9)

Artist: Gloc 9 ft Abaddon, Shanti Dope, Jkris
Words and Music: Gloc-9
Release: 2018
Tempo: 73 beats per minute
Key: F
Details: Kung napapansin ninyo nag popost narin kami ng mga rap dahil ito iyong para sa amin hindi masyadong na bibigyang halaga. Naiintidihan ko na bihira lang ang pagkakataon na tutugtugin ito sa isang acoustic guitar kaya naman kunti lang ang naghahanap ng chords at nag po-provide para dito.

Saka kahit anong uri ng musika pa yan, may chords pa rin yan. Kaya hindi namin lilimitahan ang aming ibabahagi sa kung anong genre ng kanta. Ang mas hindi binigyang halaga ayon ang pag tutuonan namin ng pansin. Iyong mga tipong wala pa sa UG.

At isa pa, hindi ito basta pangkaraniwang Rap, mula ito kay Gloc-9. Isa sa mga kanta nyang punong puno ng lamat lalu pa’t pangunahing issue ngayon sa lipunan ang gantong mga tagpo.

Sa kanta pinaka gusto ko ang part ni Abaddon. Maganda ang flow at mensahe. Pag dating naman kay Shanti Dope ang flow nya ay katulad parin sa mga nauna nyang kanta subalit mahusay din naman.  Continue reading Norem (Gloc-9)

Pag Asa (Chocolate Factory Ft. Sinio)

Artist: Chocolate Factory / Sinio Cagasan
Words and Music: Choclate Factory / Sinio
Release: 2018
Tempo: 81 beats per minute
Key: C
Details: Parehas pride ng kapangpangan, ganda ng areglo nitong kantang to. Napagsama ang reggae at at rap sa iisang kanta. Sarap pakinggan nitong kantang to pang chill lang siguro halos lahat ng naman ng reggae.

Magpapakatotoo na ako, unang beses ko tong pinakinggan ay dahil kay Sinio dahil gusto ko ding mapakingan sya hindi lang sa rap battle. Inamin ni Sinio di pa sya nun ready para sa kanta dahil na o-off beat pa sya. Kaya ganon nalang ang gulat ko nang mag release sya ng kanta kasama nga ang Chocolate Factory, para bang nasabi ko sa sarili na, siguro ready na sya mapakinggan nga.

At ayon nga, ung mga pinag harian nyang stilo sa rap battle, ganon din ang ginamit nya sa kanyang awit. Iyon bang paulit-ulit ng mga salita o katunong na meron ibat ibang kahulugan.  Continue reading Pag Asa (Chocolate Factory Ft. Sinio)

Dambana (Silent Sanctuary)

Artist: Silent Sanctuary ft. Aya De Leon
Words and Music: Silent Sanctuary
Release: 2018
Tempo: 115 beats per minute
Key: D
Details: Kung si Moira ang hugot queen ng pinas, SS naman ang hugot king. Alam mo ung boses palang ng Sarkie nakaka iyak na. Kaya kahit mejo dapat masayang kanta to kasi pang wedding ang tema, parang drama parin. Siguro dahil may pagkakahawig ito ng Hiling o Sa Iyo.

Noong kinapa ko to, kakarelease lang nito. Hindi ko nga alam kung saan album nila ito isasama.

Kung pag uusapan naman ang colab nito kay Aya para sa akin mas OK kung hindi sya. Medyo aggressive kasi boses nya o dahil nakilala kasi sya taralets na groovy ang dating. Para sa akin maganda to kung si Moira ang na kasama ng SS. Anyway just to give a credit to Aya, original nya ung Sundo na ki-nover ni Moira na nag bigay ng hype sa kanya bago pa man ang Tagpuan o Malaya.

Tungkol naman sa kanta, madali lang tugtugin ito dahil nasa D tapos paulit-ulit lang din ang chords. Wala ring pag babago sa tempo kaya madaling sabayan. Iyon nga lang kung gaano ito kadaling tugtugin, ganun sya kahirap kantahin lalu na pag nag one step higher. Siguro mataas lang by nature range ni Sarkie pero para sa akin hirap talaga kantahin mga tugtugan ng Silent Sanctuary hindi lang itong Dambana. Continue reading Dambana (Silent Sanctuary)

Taguan (John Roa)

Artist: John Roa
Words and Music: John Roa
Release: 2018
Tempo: 107 beats per minute
Key: E
Details: Original nasa key of E nag adjust lang tayo sa C dahil sa Capo 4 para madaling tugtugin. Halos pauli-ulit lang ang chords nito. Actually sa C pwede mong gawin ang CM7.

Ang kantang ito ay ang bagong single ni John Roa matapos nyang kumalas sa Ex-Battalion. Ito’y tungkol sa isang relasyon kung saan ang dalawa ay nararandamn subalit hindi nag aaminan. May kanya kanyang rason para dyan. Siguro getting to know each other pa. Kung ako rin naman ay seryoso sa isang relatsyon mas mainam na kilalanin muna ang isat-isa upang hindi magkamali at masaktan gaya nga ng karamihan na nararandaman natin ngayon.

Minsan may pagkakataon na mas romantic nga ang dating kung ganto ang senaryo. Pero mag-ingat din at huwag masyadong mag pakahulog. Dahil ang totoo wala pang kayo, at baka may makita syang isang bagay na magpabago ng pagtingin nya sayo at masaktan kalang. Gaya nga ng sabi ko, ito iyong getting to know each other hindi pa ito pag-ibig kaya matutu kang mag timpi. Continue reading Taguan (John Roa)

Prince of Peace (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston
Album: Empires
Release: 2015
Tempo: 75 beats per minute
Key: D
Details: Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of God. So it doesn’t matter if there is a war, battle, or discord, if you have Jesus in your life, there is always a peace because he is the prince of peace.  Continue reading Prince of Peace (Hillsong)

Empires (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong United
Words and Music: Joel Houston
Album: Empires
Release: 2015
Tempo: 126 beats per minute
Key: A
Details: What to expect in the song that give the title on the whole album. So this is the theme of the entire album. Although Even When It Hurts touched me most from this album, you can still consider this song in the album. Actually there is no good or bad in the song that praise and worship God. It is about we are going to offer this to God.  Continue reading Empires (Hillsong)