Why can’t our hymns have more of a beat or rhythm?

Why can’t our hymns have more of a beat or rhythm?

Question Gramps, I love following the beat or rhythm to a song (without improper words).  What I don’t understand is why does the hymn song book not have the beats that we enjoy?   It’s all too quiet except for the song “Called to Serve.”  ...
Should we listen to Christian Rock Music?

Should we listen to Christian Rock Music?

Question Gramps, I am an LDS mom of four children. One of the things we enjoy together is listening to christian rock music. We’ve even gone to two big music concerts in the past year together. We find the music uplifting and encouraging. It reminds us of the...
Good and Bad Music

Good and Bad Music

I’ve been listening alot to Native American inspired music lately. It has helped me to focus and study. Then I began to listen to some of my older music, but I began to wonder, what makes music good or bad? I read in a previous question you answered that we...
Little Drummer Boy in Sacrament Meeting

Little Drummer Boy in Sacrament Meeting

There is a song I would like to sing during Sacrament in December which is not in our hymnal. Little Drummer Boy. Certain brethren (not of the bishopric) have told me that it is not appropriate. I can understand Jingle Bells or Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, but I...
The Book of Mormon Musical

The Book of Mormon Musical

I recently learned about the Book of Mormon Musical on Broadway. I was wondering what the church’s attitude on this was? I was listening to it and found the songs terribly irreverant while most Mormons love it to pieces. Thank you for shedding some light on the...
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