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204-6c Different Functions of the #4 Chord in Music

Learn about all the awesome ways you can use the #4 chord (#IV chord) in gospel music!  [youtube=http://youtu.be/6WRcjcplSPw]

This is part of Lesson 6 from AP 204: The Secrets to Gospel Keyboard and Pentecostal Piano.  Sign up for this course here:  https://apostolicpsom.com/all-lessons/

BEHIND THE SCENES LESSON – Apostolic Praise 301 Lesson 7 – Matching Chords to Scales, Using the Major Iolian Scales Over Two Octaves, Using Major Scales As Fills, The V Chord Mixolydian Scale and Using It To Solo

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Matching Chords to Scales, Using the Major Iolian Scales Over Two Octaves, Using Major Scales As Fills, The V Chord Mixolydian Scale and Using It To Solo

Cool Chord Voicing for 7th and 9th Chords

Cool Voicing for 7th Chords

One neat way to split up a chord in both hands is to play the 1-5 in the left hand with the 7 3 5 in the right hand.

Cmaj7 becomes B E G (Right Hand) / C G (Left Hand)

Cm7 becomes Bb Eb G / C G

C7 becomes C G / Bb E G

C7+5 becomes C Ab / Bb E Ab

Cm7b5 becomes C Gb / Bb Eb Gb

and the list just goes on and on!

This is called a voicing!  There are many other types of voicings.

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Add the 9th to these chords to make them even more awesome!

Cmaj9 is B D E G (Right Hand) / C G (Left Hand)

Cm9 is Bb D Eb G / C G

C9 is C G / Bb D E G

C9+5 is C Ab / Bb D E Ab

There are many other types of voicings.

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Easy Way to Play Elevenths and Minor Elevenths

A lot of people get confused by eleventh chords.
Here are a few easy ways to play elevenths and minor elevenths!

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Free Behind the Scenes Lesson! Gospel & Pentecostal Fast Song Turnarounds

AP 301 covers Pentecostal/Gospel Turnarounds, Turnaround Chord Substitutions, Tritones, Tritone Substitutions, Left Hand Tritones, Left Hand Tritone Advanced Substitutions combined with Right Hand Chords, Fills, and Runs. We will also be studying Advanced Chord Positions, and Advanced Chord to Scale matching. This will all be demonstrated through periodic videos.

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Free Behind the Scenes Lesson – Through the Fire (Intermediate-Advanced)

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Apostolic Praise 302 Lesson 4: How to Play Through the Fire by Jason Crabb (Advanced)

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Apostolic Praise 302 Lesson 3 – Never Would Have Made It

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Trick to Figure Out a Song’s Chords By Ear & I Give Myself Away

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Behind the Scenes! The Secret to Playing Thirteenths (in the key of C)

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(Behind the Scenes Peek!  This is from Lesson 6 of AP 201 and is usually reserved for STUDENTS only)

There are several different ways to play thirteenth chords.  One way is to simply play the 11 chord (the chord a whole step down from the root note) and then add the 13th note.

Example: G11 = F A C  – Now add the 13th (E)   G13 = F A C E

The formal way to make a 13th chord is to take the b7, 9th, and 11th, and 13th of the major scale.

Example:

G A B C D E F# G A B C D E
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

The b7 = F; the 9th = A; the 11th = C, and the 13th = E.  Therefore a G13 = F – A – C – E over G in LH.

Exercise Song 1: Thirteenths on the I, IV and V Chords (b7, 9, 11, 13)

C  /  /  /  C13  /  /  /  F  /  /  /  F13  /  /  /

C  /  /  /  C13  /  /  /  G  /  /  /  G13  /  /  /   C

SONG 9: AMAZING GRACE

 C2   /  /          C13  /  /          Fmaj9  /    /          C    Bm11  E7#9   

Amazing        grace,      how sweet         the    sound,

         Am9  /  /      D9  /  /          Dm9  /  /   G9  /  G13

That saved   a    wretch      like    me,

    C2  /  /     C13   /  /     Fmaj9 /    /         C  Bm11   E7#9   

I once was    lost,     but  now       I’m   found,

          Am9  /  /   D9        /   G7b9        —  To Repeat: C2  /  /  F/G  /  /   C2

Was   blind but       now               I            see.

For a really fancy ending try this – To End: Ab2  /  /   Bb2 /  /  C2  

            But now I see.     

*Notice the b6 chord to the b7 chord ending at the end of the song, gives it a nice unique touch.  You can use this at the ending of any song to give it a cool ending; however, do not try and use it at the ending of every song.  Don’t overuse it!!

 

SUBSTITUTING THIRTEENTH CHORDS

There is only one rule for substituting thirteenth chords.

Anytime there is an eleventh chord, you can substitute a thirteenth chord.

NOTE: This rule does NOT apply to minor elevenths.

Thirteenth chords are very simple to substitute in songs.  They are usually used on the I to IV progression and on the V to I progression.

For example:

F  /  /  /       F  /  /  /    Bb  /  /  /   F  /  /  /

Dm  /  /  /  Gm  /  /  /  C /  /  /    C  /   /  /  F

Now let’s add some 13ths.

F2  /  /  /      F13  /  /  /    Bbmaj9  /  /  /   F  /  /  /

Dm9  /  /  /  Gm9  /  /  /   C2 /  /  /           C13  /   /   /  F2

 

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Behind the Scenes – Apostolic Praise 303 Lesson 8 – Playing Hymns with Style (Advanced) – O I Want to See Him

Free Lesson!  Learn some great new runs and fills!

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Level 4: How to Play Silent Night – Even More Advanced Chords

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Level 4 of 5 – How to Play Silent Night – Check it out!

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This is a short, simple video on how to play Silent Night using just major chords, minor chords, and inversions. We have several other videos of this song if you would like to learn some more advanced versions of it.

Apostolic Praise Lesson: Advanced – How to Play I’m Going Up Yonder on Piano (Pentecostal Piano, Black Gospel Style)

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