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APOSTOLIC PRAISE LIVE Q & A SESSIONS

July 27th, 2021 6pm Live Class

In this live call we discussed,
Fills
Improvisation
Worship Sales
Passing Chords
Substitution Chords
Make your playing more full and fun

and TONS more!

July 13th, 2021 6pm Live Class

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In this live call we discussed,
How to Make Dominant 7th Chords
Where to Use Dominant 7th Chords
Using Dominant 7th Chords on 4th Movements

How to Make Major 7th Chords
Where to Use Major 7th Chords

The Circle of 4ths
Using Fraction Chords with Suspended 2 Chords to Create a Worship Sound

Using Suspended 2 Chords over Minor Chords

How to Make Minor 7th Chords
Where to Use Minor 7th Chords

How to Make Minor 6th Chords
Where to Use Minor 6th Chords

Upgrading 7th, major 7th and minor 7th chords into 9th, major 9th and minor 9th chords

Where to Use 9th Chords
We used Amazing Grace and Here I Am to Worship as a few example songs

 

 

July 6th, 2021 6pm Live Class

In this live class we covered topics like:

Background Music

How to not play songs in background music

How to use fraction chords in background music

How to do one and two hand arpeggios with suspended 2 chords

Going in and out of different keys in background music

June 22nd, 2021 11:30 Live Class

In this live class we covered topics like:

Making your playing more full with LAYERS
The Layers I like to use in Worship Songs
Pads and Strings
Flute and Bells
The Layers I like to use in Praise Songs
Concert Grand
Electric Piano
Synth
Horns
Tips on playing background music

June 15th, 2021 11:30 Live Class

In this class we talked about:
Example Song: King of Glory
Example Song: He Looked Beyond My Faults
How to Move Past Chording
Adding Rhythm to Your Playing
Playing Melody
How to Make Your Playing Sound Like a Song
Passing Chords for Worship Songs

 

June 8th, 2021 11:30am Live Class
In this class we talked about:

3:45 Plays 1st Part of Chorus of “Ontime God”
4:00 Breaks down 2 Hand Major Chord Vamp with Passing Chords
4:42 Breaks down MINOR Chord Vamp with Passing Chords
5:03 6-b7-7-1 Walkup
5:08 Plays Rest of Chorus “Ontime God”
7:30 Plays “Ontime God” with Recording in Eb
9:15 Plays “Ontime God” with Recording with On-Screen Keyboard in C
13:20 Breakdown of Song and Fills

How to Play Songs like “He’s An Ontime God” Beginner Style
How to Play Songs like “He’s An Ontime God” Intermediate Style
How to Play Songs like “He’s An Ontime God” Advanced Style

Playing Fills and Runs Using Major Blues Pentatonic Scale
Playing Fills and Runs Using Blues Scale
Playing Walkups and Turnarounds

AND MUCH MORE!

June 1st, 2021 11:30am Class
In this class we talked about:

3:45 KEYBOARD SOUND COMES ON
How to play gospel blues style!
Using blues notes
Multiple fills using the blues notes
b3-b6 fills
Rolling chromatic fills
Importance of Diminished and Diminished 7th Chords in Gospel Blues
16:00 Importance of Diminished and Diminished 7th Chords as Preacher Chords
5-6-1-2-1 FILL
Using dominant 7th chords
Example songs: I Need Thee, Amazing Grace
3-b3-2 progression
26:00 5-6-7 walkup
31:30 b6-5 Dominant Walkdown Turnaround

And MUCH MORE!

 

May 18th, 2021 11:30am Class
In this class we talked about:

How to get past chording
10 fills and runs to make your playing awesome
Diatonic and Passing Notes
How to Play Vamps
How to play in different keys
Learning to play in all 12 keys
Breakdown of Apostolic Praise Classes and Lessons
Tips when you are the only musician (one man band)
Using Loops and Drums Loops
Using “Canned” (not really canned) Music for Live Services

 

May 4th, 2021

In this class we talked about:
How To Play Any Song in Any Key No Matter Your Level (beginner, intermediate or advanced)
Mastering Major Chords in All 12 Keys
Mastering Minor Chords in All 12 Keys
Mastering Major Chord Inversions in All 12 Keys
Mastering Minor Chord Inversions in All 12 Keys
Suspended 2 Chords
Suspended 4 Chords
Augmented Chords
Diminished Chords
Example Songs are Amen (Charity Gayle version), Because He Lives and Falling In Love with Jesus
Advanced Version of Because He Lives with ALL CHORDS

 

April 27, 2021

In this class we talked about:
How to JAM
Playing Funky Gospel
Cool Left Hand Walkups
Using the Minor 7th with IV Chord
Using the Minor 7th with minor ii chord
Multiple Gospel Vamps
TONS of Passing Chord Stuff
Several example songs including:
He’s An Ontime God
Playing Blues Gospel
Dorian Scale (b3, b7)
Minor Pentatonic Scale
Blues Scale
Improvisation Exercises
Passing Chord Exercises
and MUCH MORE!

 

 

April 20, 2021

In this class we talked about:
Worship song turnarounds INCLUDING
Using the 11th chord on the V
The 4/6 to 5/7 walkup
The 6-2-5-1 turnaround
The 6-b7-5-1 turnaround
The b6maj7 to v turnaround
Example song Falling In Love with Jesus
Praise song turnarounds INCLUDING
The 6-2-5-1 turnaround
Using Dominant 7ths and 9ths in turnarounds
Using Augmented 7ths and 7+5+9 chords in turnarounds
How to have a fuller sound in worship songs

April 15, 2021

In this lesson we mainly cover how to play faster type gospel songs. One student asked for the song Highway to Heaven and so we went over that style of song and how to play it and fast praise songs like it using vamps. We were mainly in the key of F. We also went over fills and runs and using chords and major scales to make fills and runs. We studied the concepts of 6ths and 3rds as they relate to worship style music also. The example songs we used were Reckless Love and Here I Am to Worship.

April 6, 2021

We are doing these classes weekly – for members – just wanted to share this one to bless!
In this live class we covered the following topics:

Understanding of Common Chords
Major and Minor Chords
Suspended 2 and 4 chords
Minor 2, 7th and 9th chords
Major 7th and 9th chords
Dominant 7th and 9th chords

Tricks in Keys of C and Bb
Common Chord Progressions
Training Your Ear to Hearing Chord Movements
Hand Independence Exercises
Rhythm Exercises

Worship Song Thank You Jesus for the Blood Applied
Praise Song The Blood Still Works

and much more!

 

March 30th, 2021

In this in-depth lesson we cover
The top 2 chords you need to know for church music – Suspended 2 and Minor 7ths.
Loops
Tracks
Click Tracks
Cool Fills
Practice Tips
Jazz Voicings Chords in the Left Hand
Practicing in all 12 keys
and much more!

 

 

March 23rd, 2021 In this live class, we go deep into the number system and using more chords to remember the number system, suspended chords, how to play inversions, hearing common gospel progressions, gospel blues, 7-3-6 progression, Goodbye World Goodbye Song and a LOT of other stuff!

March 16th, 2021 Shout and Preacher Backup Chord Movement, Chromatic chord and note walkups and walkdowns in Gospel Blues using Octave Chords, 7ths, 9ths, 13ths, etc, and Gospel Blues Style with There Is No Telling example song

 

 

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