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Have you ever done this before?

Hey friend,

Hope you are doing something fun today – cookout, not working, with family, etc.

If you get some free time, don’t WASTE it on social media or goofing off.

Take some time to PLAY (or worship).

So the past few days we had some friends visiting and last night we heard some singing – my daughter and her friend ​​​​​​​​​​were in her room playing and singing “Worthy of It All” and “Throne Room Song” and a few other songs.

(This was after we all sang “Because He Lives” together.)​​

It was so cool to hear them worshipping God​.  They are about 10 years old and even though they may have ups and downs in life, the gift of worship and music is something no one can take from them!

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P.S. ​​Do you know how to play hymns?  If not, you should definitely learn!  

For me, I sometimes enjoy sitting down with an older hymnal and just playing older songs.  It’s fun and it’s even more fun to jazz them up!  

Here’s a video I sent my grandmothers (because they love to hear this style).  The song is “I Need Thee, O I Need Thee”.

Also, if you want to learn how to do this AND read sheet music, you should definitely check out our AP 303 course: “How To Play Hymns”.

Have an awesome week!

God bless!

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Can you play (jazz up) hymns?

Do you know how to play hymns?  If not, you should definitely learn!  

For me, I sometimes enjoy sitting down with an older hymnal and just playing older songs.  It’s fun and it’s even more fun to jazz them up!  

Here’s a video I sent my grandmothers (because they love to hear this style).  The song is “I Need Thee, O I Need Thee”.

Also, if you want to learn how to do this AND read sheet music, you should definitely check out our AP 303 course: “How To Play Hymns”.

Have an awesome week!

God bless!

P.S

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Do you know how to say NO

One thing I am super thankful for is how my parents raised me.

We did not have social media or email or facebook or instagram or any of that stuff​.  The only screen allowed in our home was a computer LOL.

We still had our distractions (mainly video games) that we wasted a lot of time on but eventually you get bored with those or you beat them.

And you couldn’t just “download” a new game or go to a different website because there was NO web.  There was no downloading.

You had to actually go to the store and buy another one (if the new one had come out).

Of course, for me, I would play a video game for a few hours and then get upset because I had just “wasted” two hours and I would erase the game or break the CD (which was required to play it – LOL).

My point is that I had to say NO to some things in order to not waste my time.

And if you are going to become a successful musician (or really anything in life) you are going to have to learn how to say NO more often.

But only say NO to the wrong stuff and say YES to the right stuff.

For me, right stuff was practicing and learning new stuff on the keyboard, bass, organ, drums or guitar.

I would open a lesson book or turn on an album and practice with it until I could play the whole album.

Wrong stuff was wasting hours playing video games (which I knew would not help me in the future).

30 years from now, no one will care that you got to level 100 on whatever flavor of the day video game everyone is playing now.

No one will care that your character was invincible.

But learning a new skill or spending time with family or friends or the Lord has a lifetime of benefits.

Here’s my challenge for you this week: say NO to something (or things) you are wasting your time on and instead spend that time doing something productive (like logging in to your lessons).

For me, that means I’m not reading the news, scrolling endlessly through social media or reading westerns.​ Lol.

Have an awesome week!

​God bless!

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P.S.S.​​
​​Here’s my challenge from last week:

I want you to learn something new on your instrument every day.

That means you have to stop practicing the same thing over and over again. 

Now some things you need to keep practicing daily. 

But for beginner to intermediate musicians, what you learn is line upon line.

So as you learn something new, you are actually practicing what you have already learned.

This will continue until you are an intermediate to advanced musician who
1. knows ALL their chords (how do you know when you know all your chords – because there are ZERO chords you don’t know – from 7ths to 9ths to 11ths to 13ths.)

Here are two great courses for learning all your chords.
AP 204 The Secrets to Playing Gospel & Pentecostal Music
AP 701 Gospel Jazz Chords

2. can play by ear (AP 203)
3. knows all their voicings (AP 702 Gospel Jazz Voicings)


4. knows their scales and how to improvise (AP 703 Jazz Improvisation)

5. knows how to play gospel style (fast songs) AP 304 The Secrets to Fast Songs, Gospel Blues Style, Shouting Music, Preacher Chords)

Will you take my challenge?

Reply back “yes” or “no” and let me know!


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When I gave up learning to play music

It took me about 10 years to learn how to play in church and my path there was anything but easy.

There were many times I felt like giving up and I often did.

Because that’s how I learn and how a lot of people do too!

Our brains are funny things and they need time to digest what we have learned.

That’s why you can’t sit down and learn to play the piano in one day.

So here’s the trick – ready?!!

Learn something new everyDAY!

In other words, every new day is a chance to start fresh and learn something new because you have slept and your brain is fresh and ready again.

So if you DON’T learn something new one day, you can never get that back.

The good news is that with our system, you can learn in a focused, organized way.

Somebody texted me the other day and said that they were a beginner and wanted to know if learning scales was a good idea.

I told them “No”.

Scales are an almost complete waste of time if you are a beginner.

It’s like telling you to start memorizing spelling words when you haven’t even learned the alphabet.

How can you work on your spelling words when you don’t even know your ABCs?

LOL!

So, if you feel like giving up – go ahead!  But ONLY for the rest of the day and then come back the next day and start again when you are fresh.  Never give completely up!

And two, trust the system.  If you study with us with 3 months and do it consistenly and with a “learn something new everyday” mindset, your playing will never be the same.

We have literally had people playing in church in 3 months.

God bless you and your playing!


Enjoy!


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Great Worship Song (Worthy Of It All)

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Buy the PDF, RTF and TXT (Great for apps like Onsong) here

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Apostolic Praise Live Q&A Call April 6th, 2021 Copy

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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!

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Members get access to these live sessions, past live session archives and over 500+ video lessons with PDFs and my personal database of 700+ chord sheets (all of which we made): https://www.apostolicpsom.com/membership/

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Apostolic Praise Live Q&A Call April 6th, 2021

JUST WANTED TO SHARE TO BLESS!

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!

To find out about future free live sessions, sign up here:
https://www.apostolicpsom.com/

Members get access to these live sessions, past live session archives and over 500+ video lessons with PDFs and my personal database of 700+ chord sheets (all of which we made): https://www.apostolicpsom.com/membership/

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Live Q&A from March 31st

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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!

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My five personal tricks to mastering any song

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It’s a new week and time to learn something new!  Make it your goal to learn at least two new songs this week.  And by learn I mean, memorize.  

Here is what I used to do when I learned a new song.

1) Learn the song on the bass guitar (or just use your left hand on the keyboard/piano)

2) Practice with the song until I could play it with the recording with a chord sheet.

3) (Hardest) – Play the song by memory WITHOUT​​​​​​​​ the chord sheet or the recording.

4) Play the song with the recording again but turn my volume way down to make sure I’m not missing anything.

5) Play the song​​​​ with the recording at regular volume.


Hope this helps!​​

​​It took me over 10 years of practice before I finally figured out how to play!  Our goal is to give you a complete system so that is doesn’t take YOU that long!  

The thing we hear about our program over and over again from students is that they wished they would have found our program sooner before they had wasted so much money on things that did not work for them.

Apostolic Praise is systematic.  We start you simple and then go big with tons of songs along the way!

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God bless!  

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Free Chord Sheet – Battlefield!

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This chord sheet is from our AP 601 Shout course! Check out this fun course here!

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Free Chord Sheet!

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Click here to download “No Reason To Fear”

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Free Chord Sheet! Let Everything That Hath Breath

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Free Chord Sheet! God is so good to me (I can’t complain)

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Free Chord Sheet – Awesome Worship Song!!

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Click here to download “Still I Will Trust You”

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Free Chord Sheet PLUS NEW Play-Along – Bless That Wonderful Name of Jesus

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Chord sheet for Keys

NEW Keys PLAY-ALONG version!

Chord sheet for Bass Guitar

NEW Bass PLAY-ALONG version!

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Click here for a vocals sing-along practice version!

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Free Chord Sheet – O Come All Ye Faithful

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Song: O Come All Ye Faithful

G9 = B D F A (or just play a D minor chord as a substitute)

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Great Worship Song – Amazing Love

Just wanted to share to bless!  Enjoy!

Click here to download (available in Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)

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How to Read Apostolic Praise Chorusbooks

How To Transpose Songs to Different Keys​

Beg​​inner = Mainly Major and Minor Chords
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The 2014 Apostolic Praise Chorusbook (100 songs)

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Joy to the World Little Drummer Boy O Come All Ye Faithful​ O Holy Night​ Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer​ Silent Night​​​​​​​​​​​ Silver Bells​ The Christmas Shoes​ We Wish You a Merry Christmas​ White Christmas Winter Wonderland

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