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Country Gospel Piano [The River Jordan]

[DISCLAIMER] This video was recorded several years ago and the editing is sloppy, but the content is clear. In this video I show you some country gospel licks that actually make use of the bebop and blues scales. I know it sounds crazy, but everything these days is really a fusion of...

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Precious Memories (Part 1)

In this video, I play an accompaniment to the old gospel song, Precious Memories. This was at the request of a subscriber and it’s based on the Tammy Wynette recording of this song. I’ve posted the YouTube link to her version at the bottom of this post. Here’s the Tammy Wynette version of...

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Precious Memories (Part 2)

n this video I show you some gospel piano techniques.You can refer back to Precious Memories, Part 1 but it isn’t necessary, as this video can stand alone. This old gospel song has been recorded by hundreds of artists, and this particular version was done by Tammy Wynette. It’s a fusion of...

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Precious Memories (Part 3) - Color Chords

Here’s another installment on gospel piano, still using the Tammy Wynette arrangement of Precious Memories as a starting point. I show you some really awesome ways to “color” the chord progression. You’ll love it! In this video I show you some gospel piano techniques with a focus on chord...

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Gospel Piano Intros [Way Up In Gloryland]

This piano introduction is very, very easy to play. I have demonstrated it two way: one simplified, and one that more closely matches the recording, but you will find the simplified version very satisfying to play. The key concepts covered here are chords, inversions, and broken...

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Common Tones and Chord Substitutions (Amazing Grace)

I was just noodling around with the hymn Amazing Grace and came up with some chord substitutions for the end of the first phrase. This quick video shows you my thought process…but I opened Finale and transcribed a lesson in much greater detail. For the free lesson notes, click here.

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Your Mama Don't Dance (Part 1)

Your Mama Don’t Dance is a tribute of sorts to the teenage rebellion songs so popular during the birth of Rock and Roll, especially in the 1950s. Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina wrote this song early on in their partnership, and recorded it in 1972 on their self-title album. Elvis Presley sang a...

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Your Mama Don't Dance (Part 2)

In this quick lesson we review the major scale, learn the notes of the blues scale, and then turn out attention to the 8-bar intro of Your Mama Don’t Dance. The guitar actually plays this intro on the original recording but I show you some ways to adapt that lick for the piano. We also...

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Your Mama Don't Dance (Part 3)

In this video, we take a look at the lick that happens at the end of the first chorus. In my opinion, this is a MUST HAVE lick for every pianist, regardless of genre. There are many variations of this lick. In fact I devoted an entire video to this lick. In this video I refer to chords and...

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