It’s been a while. Here’s a quick post on how to read local mails on your MacOS. This can come in handy if you have cron jobs running on your machine for example which send mails and you want to read the mails sent.
To open mail, open a terminal and run the command
You will see the number of messages, number of unread messages and one line per message, including sender, time of receipt, and mail title. There will be a number shown for each mail starting from 1, then 2, etc.
To read a single mail, say the first 1, just type 1.
Then you can go up and down the mail by pressing Enter, or ctrl + B to go up a page and ctrl + F to scroll down a page.
Once you reach the end of the mail the prompt will change to ?
You can delete the mail by pressing
d <mail number>
To save your changes to mail, e.g. deletion, etc. press the command
To exit mail without making any changes to number of read mails, etc, press command
To read about mail command in general, enter the command
In this post I will talk about a nice run to play before the starting 1 chord of slow gospel chords.
On the left hand, you go
3 4 5 6 7 1
e.g. in the key of C major, you will go
E F G A B C
On the right hand you will harmonize the following melody:
3 4 3 2♯ 2 1
by using the following chords:
1 4 3minor 2♯-minor 2minor 1.
In the key of Cmajor these chords are:
G+C+E A+C+F G+B+E F♯+A♯+D♯ F+A+D E+G+C
First chord you harmonize the E using a Cmajor chord
Second you harmonize the F using a Fmajor chord
Third you harmonize the E with a Eminor
Then you go down a half step with the same chord shape to harmonize the D♯ with a D♯ chord
You then harmonize the D with a Dminor
Then you harmonize the C with a Cmajor chord.
To make it more melodious, on the right hand you can insert a 1sus4 chord before the last 1chord. That is, insert a Csus4 chord before the last Cmajor chord. So instead of going from F+A+D to E+G+C on the right hand, you can play it like this:
F+A+D F+G+C E+G+C
Furthermore, you can make the left hand run a little more melodious by quickly adding a 2 before the 5 since 2 normally has a strong pull to 5. So the left hand run becomes
3 4 2 5 6 7 1
To summarize, on the left hand you play the following notes
3 4 2 5 6 7 1
while on the right hand you play the following chords:
I will like to talk about the 9 (add 6) chord. This chord is a nice one to use in worship songs.
You can use this for the 2 chord or the 1 chord.
E.g When playing a 6-2 progression, you can play a minor 9 for the 6 chord and a 9 (add 6) for the 2 chord. Similarly, when playing a 5-1 progression that does not end a song, you can play a 5 minor 9 chord, then a 1 9 (add 6) chord.
Here’s an example of such a chord.
D♭ 9 (add 6)
To play it, you play D♭ on the left hand. Then play F B♭ B and E♭ on the right hand.
An easy way to think about it is to play the root note of the chord on the left hand, then play a quartal 3 chord with an added ♭5 on the right hand.
For example, F is the 3 chord on the D♭ major scale. F B♭ and E♭ is the F quartal chord. And B is ♭5 on the F scale.
Using this trick, it is easy to play 9 (add 6) for any key. That’s all for now. Enjoy.
Here’s another popular gospel song I recorded while practicing on the keyboard. It’s titled Anointing in the key of D♭ major. Anointing is one of my favourite gospel songs. A drum beat was added to this song to improve the rhythm. Enjoy.