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Go Get It (Mary Mary) Voice Guitar Cover by TDG

Hey, It’s TDG! I just made a new Voice Guitar cover of Mary Mary’s “Go Get It”. See the player below or click the link to listen.

Click here to listen if you do not see the music player above.

Mary+Mary+Image2What is Voice Guitar? VG is when I make the sound of an electric guitar with my voice. For this song I did the same for the bass guitar sound too. On the VG I did it similar to the way Mary Mary sings it so if you know the lyrics to the song you can sing along to it. This is more like an instrumental track because I only sing on the hook and vocalize a little bit on the bridge. I re-produced the beat by creating the percussion on my computer, playing the keys and organ on my keyboard and recording the rest with my voice. You can hear the scratching I did more at the end of the song but there’s some happening through most of the track. Do you notice it? Anyway, I was having fun with this and decided to share it. I hope you enjoy it and share it with somebody. Thanks for listening be blessed!

TDG

Oh, I forgot to mention, you can download it for free. Just look for the download button near the track. Peace out!

The BIBLE SONG Karaoke Versions are here!


Lyrics:
THE BEST BOOK (B.I.B.L.E) by TDG
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CHORUS
I read the best books of the best book,
Because all of God’s Psalms have the best hooks
And all of God’s Acts have the best looks
And all of God’s love is in the best books
Yo, it’s the B.I.B.L.E
Read the B.I.B.L.E
Know the B.I.B.L.E
God’s word is the B.I.B.L.E

VERSE 1
Read Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus,
Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth
I (First) Samuel, II (Second) Samuel, I Kings, II Kings,
Then read I and II Chronicles
Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther
Job, Psalms, and Proverbs
Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations
Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea
Joel, Amos, Obadiah
Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk
Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah
We named 38 books out of 39
The last book of the Old Testament is Malachi
We named 38 books out of 39
The last book of the Old Testament is Malachi

CHORUS 2Xs

VERSE 2
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Acts, and Romans, I and II Corinthians
Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians
I and II Thessalonians
I Timothy and II Timothy, Titus, Philemon
Hebrews, and James, I and II Peter
I John, II John, and III John
Jude and Revelation
Now that’s 27 books of the New Testament
27 names from a New Covenant
So we have 66 books from the old and new
In the one Best Book God wrote for me and you

Truth Spoken “Fresh Out The Hood”

Smiley-D_FreshOutDaHoodI’m honored to work on (mix some tracks and master the project) and be featured in couple of songs (Better Dayz and Tryna Live) on this new album with Smiley-D, Truth Spoken “Fresh Out Da Hood”. Real rap, for real people, from a real brotha who serves a real God. It’s on itunes today! You know what to do :) Here’s the link https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/truth-spoken-fresh-out-da-hood/id716713121 or click the pic.

 

 

 

Here’s the music video for “Tryna Live” featuring ya boy. I’m singing on this one.

 

USA National Anthem VoiceGuitar

This is my Voice Guitar version of the United States National Anthem – The Star Spangled Banner. Happy #IndependenceDay! #4thofJuly!

May God bless America and may America bless God.

As you celebrate this 4th of July weekend, try to not stay out too late popping fire works, it makes dogs go crazy and some people are trying to sleep, lol.
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Nashville!

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I went to Nashville, Tenessee and met an army of musicianaries (musician missionaries) from around the world at a workshop. At night we went out to Broadway to pray for people. Broadway reminded me of 6th Street in Austin so it was almost like home. People walking the streets looking for the next club to go to, bypassing the musicians on the sidewalk just looking for someone to drop a buck or two in their guitar cases on the ground. I met a few of em. Talked with some, prayed with some, and listened to some. I observed how an experience like this was a first time for several of the artists that I was with. It made me think about when I first started street ministry in college. I was with a group of believers called the Rescue Squad and we would pray for people on campus and around the community streets, hospitals, where ever God told us to go. We saw some pretty wild things happen spiritually. Some people don’t believe in demons and demon possession, but if you experienced what I did, you would believe too, if you don’t already. But that’s another topic for another time. Back to Nashville. PrayingonBrodwayThere was one night that groups of us went out to minister on Broadway again and the group I was with chose a corner under a building with a fish sign, like the one that some Christians have as emblems on the back of cars, like that. A couple of the guys with us brought a guitar and a djembe drum and we started sing worship songs. A few of the emcees in the group began to freestyle as I started beat-boxing and others began sharing their testimonies. A crowd began to grow and from across the street a dude with a bucket walks into the middle of the circle and busts out freestyling about his beliefs and concludes his rhymes by asking about to about salvation. About three emcees took turns at responding to him going back at and forth with him with their flows. The dude got his question answered and wanted to accept Christ so we prayed for him. Soon after he left another man came seeking help with a few dollars to get home and someone gave more than he asked for before he could finish asking. He asked for prayer and we prayed for him as well.

There was another day when we went to University Court, basically the projects. I was told that the people there didn’t think they deserved something like this when people handed out fliers to the community to let them know about the concert we would do. Once we got out there and set up the stage and sound it started to rain but that didn’t stop us. Kids coming home from school on the school bus driving by were so excited. Once the rain cleared up they came out with the rest of the residents and witnessed God taking His love to the streets. The Swordsman who’s been in the Guinness Book of World Records came out and swallowed real swords and daggers while sharing his testimony, proving that God can made us amazing and we just need to believe it. NashvilleKurtisBlowThe band that rocked the stage afterward, called A Bride Dressed In Black, brought a Hip-Hop veteran to the scene with them, Kurtis Blow. He’s one down to earth brotha. He talked and took pictures with the people who kept walking up to him looking for his attention. We even shared the stage together when a group of emcees all got in for a freestyle during a song. One of the residents was allowed on stage and challenged Kurtis Blow to a rap battle, and he accepted it and quickly made terms that they would not be talking bad about each other but rapping about God. Both of em’ went in and God got the glory. The people were fed physically and spiritually. Lives were changed for the better. The people were grateful and had a joy that they didn’t have before God showed up through us. This is what ministry is about. Ministry means to serve. This is why I do what I do with music for over 10 years now as a musicianary. It’s not about money, Lord knows for real lol because I know I can get paid very well for the talent and skills I have, and I have before and left it for the sake of spreading the Gospel. It’s not about the fame either. Personally, I’d rather lay low and keep to myself, but what good is that if my purpose is to minister to people around the world? So I look at it like this. Though Jesus was famous and still is, because of His fame, many lives have been changed. The goal is for people to see Jesus through me. So if I do gain fame, I’ll use it to bring glory to His name. What are your gifts and what will you use them for?

Amazing Grace Beatbox Voice Guitar, my a capella version

Yo! This is an a capella beatbox voice guitar cover of Amazing Grace. I’m a choir director so this like an old-school bluesy gospel style that I used to hear as a kid coming up that’s embedded in my mind and I decided to let it out through this video. Let me know what you think in the comments. Please share this on your facebook wall if you like it, you can use this link http://youtu.be/hadQ-_U31bE. Even though I do each part in one take, it still takes a while to edit videos like these. I may need to upgrade my computer, it’s served me well over the years but I think it’s getting tired of all of my multitasking lol. Hope you enjoy it. God bless! -TDG

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See playlist of my Beatbox Voice Guitar videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaSDLUuWMV8

See playlist of all of music videos

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA42180AFA8B50A7D

Thank you! My 10 Year Anniversary As A Recording Artist

I’m thankful for all of you who believe in me. Whether you came to see me perform, got a CD, download, voted for me, gave me an encouraging word, shared my music, told someone about me, or even just liked my page on facebook or followed me on twitter. What God thinks about us matters most, but experiencing love from people allows God to show it through you, and that means a lot to me. I appreciate you for allowing God to use you in this great way, whether you knew it or not, now you do HAHA! But for real though, TDGI recorded my first solo album 10 years ago. On this journey I’ve created three albums with multiple singles and international collaborative projects, been an independent artist, been signed, been independent again, struggled and thrived. Along the way I’ve wondered at times if this is what I should really be doing. I’ve had a couple people tell me I shouldn’t, but thousands have told me to never stop. Writing lyrics, producing instrumentals, audio engineering, recording vocals, mixing, mastering, arranging, getting CDs printed, copyrighting songs, creating graphics, promoting, touring, and driving many hours from venue to venue with little rest can quickly get overwhelming, especially if you do most of it by yourself. But, when those of you who have expressed how the music I made helped you in some way, it helps me keep going. And I truly love y’all for that. Have a blessed day everyone! – TDG

International Communication

InterComSmiley-D and I teamed up again, this time with SnegMan of  Troyanski Virus all the way from Russia! SnegMan raps his verse in Russian and he produced the beat. Once I heard it the words came to me. It’s basically about how we met online and made the collaboration happen. Here’s my verse. “From Russia to USA, from USA to Russia / got a track, wrote a rap, sent it back, to anotha / brotha from anotha motha / who made a suggestion we should collab and make a song togetha / I’m like cool! So here it is / you’re listening to some American dudes with some Russian dudes / It’s crazy! Who would’a knew? God knew / they’d watch my video on youtube  / with Smiley-D rapping bout how The Choice Is Yours dude / divine appointment over twitter / International Communication now here’s a winner / a gold medal, nah, make it bigger, a gold record / when you cooperate with God It Will Be Better / No Matter how much chedda,  or things you possess / add it all up it will still be less / than what you take with you when you leave this earth / that’s why you gotta put God first / International Communication…”

Did you notice how many of my song titles I mentioned in the lyrics?

If you live in Russia you can download it here https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/intercom-feat.-tdg-smiley/id601467838

Beatbox Voice Guitar #1

Hey, I hope the beginning of 2013 is going well for you. January went by fast didn’t it? Some great things have been happening here lately. I’m experimenting with a new way of creating music. Beatbox voice guitar. As a producer, when I produce instrumentals, I tend to beatbox how it sounds in my mind and later play it on drums, piano, guitar, or what ever instruments or sythnesizers the sound requires. So, I figured I should let you see how I create music organically on video. Here is the first of many to come http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCKwDeNLWHS5MPfINnd4WRoCV3yBV1FKY

If you like it please share it on facebook. If you can think of a popular song that you would like me to cover, tell me in the comments on the video. Thanks and have a blessed day!

TDG

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