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Thursday, November 6, 2014

I Stand All Amazed - Primary Arrangement

Hello!  I have finished up another primary song/video that I wanted to share with you.  This is I Stand All Amazed.  Again, I haven't recorded the children's vocals yet, but I have recorded an amazing 11 year old singing the 3rd verse.  It would really be worth your time to pop over to my YouTube page and listen to this one!!

I Stand All Amazed - Ben's Primary version

If you're interested in the music that was used for this one, please just drop me an e-mail, and I'll be happy to get it to you.  While you're over on my YouTube channel, please subscribe!  It really helps more than you know to have subscribers to a YouTube channel to keep it relevant in the search results.  I'd really appreciate it alot!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

New Arrangement for The Church of Jesus Christ

A new arrangement for "The Church of Jesus Christ"....    Yeah, this is a hard one.  I have been thinking about how this song would work in the program for next year given that it has been chosen as one of the songs.  I like this song, with it's 'bouncy' melody and movement, but I'm just not sure it's what I want for the program next year.  I have been sitting down to the piano and hitting the keys a bit to figure something else out for this.  I am thinking of a slower introduction and verse to the song.  Then changing the key and speeding it up just a little bit to make it feel a bit more "triumphal".  What are your thoughts?  Please leave your comment with what you think of this song for the program, and how you might see it fitting in well with the other songs we will be doing.   This will be the first song that I arrange for next year, so I'd really like to get your insights on this one!
Thanks in advance!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Primary Instrumental Songs from Ben Bennett B-Squared Studios

I'm happy to welcome those who are coming from Camille's Primary Ideas page to visit my site!!  It's great to welcome you.  Let me give you a little background on what I've been up to with Primary.   I want to ensure that the kids have fun with singing, and are challenged with new arrangements of songs.  I love to put key changes in the music, or just change it up so they have to watch me.  Over the last couple of years, this new take on the music has been working very well for us, and the kids are loving singing time and they love the compliments that they are getting when they sing for others.

Rather than posting all the songs here, I'd like to encourage you to visit my YouTube channel.
Ben's YouTube Channel

There is a playlist specifically of primary music that I've arranged and recorded.  During the Christmas Break, I hope to get the 70+ kids into the studio to record all the vocals to our program songs from this year.  You'll want to know when those are available, so please subscribe to my YouTube channel so you'll get updates on when new instrumentals and finished choral pieces are added.

If you have questions for me, or want help with anything, just send me an e-mail.  I will reply very promptly.   Looking forward to sharing these songs, and gearing up for next years songs as well!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Welcome to the B-Squared Studios Web Page!!

My name is Ben, and I own a small recording studio in Boise, ID.  I put it together for my own use, but have actually begun to enjoy working with other artists, with me just at the mixer controllers.  I want you to be able to hear some of the music we are doing here in the studio from this site.

Addie Astle is a 15 year-old on-the-rise star who has recently been recording with me.  Take a listen to her take on Little Mix's "Move".  I think it's better than the original!!

Addie Astle - Move Cover

I have been recording new arrangements to Primary Songs that are being done in our church.  Here is a sample of one that I did:

We'll Bring The World His Truth - Arranged and Recorded by Ben Bennett