Composition, Production, and Performance of all lyrics and music for the album "New Song" was done solely by Rick Gross, recorded alone in his own studio.
Personal one-on one Vocal tutoring by Mark Bosnian of Body and Soul
Rick Gross was born on October 22, 1964 in upstate New York. He moved to Macon, Georgia in 1972, to Park Ridge, Illinois in 1975, to Boise, Idaho in 1978, and finally to Oregon in 1982 to establish residency and attend Oregon State University two days after graduating from Boise High School, class of '82.
Live Video of Rick Gross singing in "Hall of Fame" and "Hotfoot" has been available on DVD since 2003. (http://tenstring.com/cd for streaming video)
Since 1998, Rick Gross has been CEO/President of tenstring.com, inc. and has achieved the following certifications:
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Why this name?
1. The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as a gross of bottles. It never has the plural form. We say, five gross or ten gross.
In the gross, in gross, in the bulk, or the whole undivided; all parts taken together.
By the gross, in a like sense.
Do you play live?
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How, do you think, does the
internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Would you still sign a record
contract with a major label?
Drums - Roland, Zildjian, Pearl, Yamaha, Remo
Basses - Washburn, 4-string Ibanez, Top neck of doubleneck/tenstring Ibanez Professional
Keyboard/synths-Roland, Korg, Yamaha
Echo Audio Layla, Alesis, Lexicon, Roland
And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Between 1831 and 1844, William Miller--a Baptist preacher and former army captain in the War of 1812--launched the "great second advent awakening" which eventually spread throughout most of the Christian world. Based on his study of the prophecy of Daniel 8:14, Miller calculated that Jesus would return to Earth sometime between 1843 and 1844. Others within the movement calculated a specific date of October 22, 1844. When Jesus did not appear, Miller's followers experienced what became to be called "the great Disappointment." In just a century and a half the Seventh-day Adventist Church has grown to a world-wide community of over eleven million members and millions of others who regard the Adventist Church their spiritual home. Doctrinally, Seventh-day Adventists are heirs of the interfaith Millerite movement of the 1840s. http://www.sciencedaily.com/encyclopedia/great_disappointment
Seventh-day Adventists maintain that Christ went into the second apartment of the heavenly sanctuary on October 22, 1844 to begin the investigative judgment of both righteous and wicked to see who is actually ready to go to heaven. This investigative judgment takes place prior to his actual return to earth, which is they believe to be very soon. Members of the Bahá'í Faith however, believe that the prophecy was fulfilled by the coming of their prophet the Báb who heralded the coming of the return of Christ, Bahá'u'lláh. October 1844 is when the Báb started to make his public claim and began the Bábí religion. Interestingly, members of the Bahá'í Faith believe that the Great Disappointment wasn't a disappointment at all, and was in fact referring to the advent of their twin prophets the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh.
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.
I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:
For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness. And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
I and my Father are one.
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh.
But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven. And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err. And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying
Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
|The inspiration for the "tenstring"
we bought in February 1984 was Psalms
92, and Psalms
About 12 years later, we found out about this:
The Talmud's Music Prophesy:
(Arachin 13b) “The harp of the ten strings is reserved for the day when the world that is to come (the Olam Haba) is united in one harmonious whole."
This amazing story began in California about eighteen years ago among a young Jewish couple, Shoshanna and Micah Harrari. Shoshanna had a desire for a small lap harp, very different from the classical harp that most people are familiar with. In the past she had tried other instruments but nothing had seemed right for her. Four years later, the Harraris made aliyah to Israel. They discovered a drawing of a small harp from a cave located at Megiddo. The drawing dated back 3,500 years. From this drawing Micah, who was a guitar maker, began to fashion Shoshannas lap harp. At the time the Harraris were living at Tiberias. Their yard had a lemon tree and one hot day a neighbor came to pick the lemons. Invited in for a drink of water, she noticed Micahs harp, then under construction. This lady happened to be a journalist for the Jerusalem Post and began a story on the Harrari harp. Her research revealed that the harp was the Biblical harp known as the Nevel and had not been made for almost two thousand years.
The article on the Harrari harp catapulted them into international prominence. To musicologists, historians, Bible scholars and teachers the return of the harp was interpreted as an astounding event. At this time Shoshanna and Micah knew very little about the history or Biblical significance of the harps. According to Shoshanna, people came to their home to ask questions on the harps. They responded that they were very busy at the time and asked everyone to write their questions down and come back in a few days. In the meantime Shoshanna and Micah delved into books in order to find the answers so as not to be embarrassed.
"The kinnor goes back to the very beginning of human civilization and is mentioned in Genesis 4:21 - “And the name of his brother was Yuval (Jubal), he was the ancestor of all who play the kinnor (lyre) and ugav (flute)". It was the type of harp David played as a shepherd sitting in the fields composing his first melodies. It is also the type of harp described in the Talmud connected with the imminent arrival of the Messiah"
The Kinnor represents one of the major harps of the scriptures. The Kinnor is the Lyre of David and anciently had three to twelve strings. Shoshanna and Micah had chosen ten strings for the their harp as they wanted a full rich scale that would be interesting to the musician. Early one morning an elderly rabbi appeared at the Harrari home and requested to see the Kinnor. Very carefully he counted the strings, then counted again and again. He was obviously moved and Shoshanna and Micah asked him why. The rabbi then told them of an ancient portion of the Talmud that states: "The harp of the ten strings is reserved for the day when the world that is to come (the Olam Haba) is united in one harmonious whole." Its reappearance signifies the soon coming of the Messiah and the redemption.
"The ten string lyres, or kinnors, have great spiritual significance to the Jews. It is the symbol of Israel. Even the number ten has a spiritual significance. There is the theory that when the Messiah returns to set up his kingdom, music will be heard more clearly than we are able to hear now, with a ten note scale instead of a seven note one. The ten string kinnor will be used to play the "new song" mentioned in the Old and New Testaments" Nancy Cupp
In the days of David and King Saul, the harp was used when the evil spirit came upon Saul. According to 1 Samuel 16.23, David played the harp and sang for Saul, who was restored with peace.
A famous midrash tells of David hanging his Kinnor in a tree at night as he lay down. At midnight, the north wind would blow and the harp would begin to play, awakening David to study Torah. In Hebrew the word for wind is ruach, the same word that is used for spirit: the Ruach haKodesh is the Holy Spirit.
"it is also written of this harp that the Shir Hadash or New Song, whose main theme is a world of no more war, will be sung upon it. One day a rabbi visited the Harrari's humble shop and asked to see their ten string kinnor. Tears came to his eyes. He said that it had been prophecied that when the ten string kinnor was again sounded in Jerusalem, the Messiah would come. "They also believe that it is the Asora, the mythical harp spoken of in Jewish literature "whose song will rise on the day when the world that is to be will be recreated in one harmonious whole." http://www.philologos.org/bpr/files/h007.htm
"The Kinnor represents the coming of the Messiah for Rabbinic teachings and the Talmud fortold of a prophecy whereby the sudden re-appearance of a ten-string harp would signify the imminent coming of the Messiah. According to Jewish belief, when the Messiah comes, there will be so much joy that a "New Song" will be sung, and a ten-note scale will be revealed." http://www.watchmanprophet.org/run.htm
(Special thanks to Zola Levitt Ministries and the Seventh Day Adventist Church)
wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but
canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one
that is born of the Spirit.”
the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he
also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”
“And it shall come to
pass afterward, that I
will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters
shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see
the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language;
and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them,
which they have imagined to do. Go
to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not
understand one another's speech.”
when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father,
even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall
testify of me”
ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
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