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Jazz Chords, Voicings & Improvisation for Pentecostal & Gospel Musicians

We get a lot of requests for how to play fills and runs and courses that teach this sort of thing.  Our new series is going to completely fulfill this need.  Meet the Apostolic Praise 400 Series.


AP 401 covers Jazz Chords.  We are going to give a complete understanding of all standard chords from majors and minors all the way up to diminished and altered chords.


AP 402 covers Left Hand Voicing and Both Hand Voicings.  This is the probably one of THE most important things for a Pentecostal and Gospel musician to learn.  What gives you that “sound” is not just playing a fancy chord but how you voice that fancy chord.


AP 403 covers Jazz Improvisation for Pentecostal and Gospel Musicians.  Improvisation is much more than just knowing a few pentatonic scales to play around with over your chords.  In this course, you will learn the secrets of improvisation.  The many different scales and modes will also be emphasized as well as where and how to use them.  You won’t believe how easy they are!


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Resolve to Learn to Play in 2013

Here we are again!  Almost the end of the year and here they come…all of the typical resolutions, promises, and commitments that we always hear.  What I have noticed, however, is that most people make the same commitments year after year…but never follow through.

My question to you is simply this: in another year, when you are looking back at last year and facing the next year, will you still be resolving to learn how to play gospel keyboard or you will be glad that you took some gospel piano lessons and learned how to play?

It should only take one year to learn how to play.  I had played piano chords for years, but in less than a year I learned how to play black gospel piano (even though I’m white-lol) and began to be used in service.

What made the difference? 1) The right materials 2) commitment/practice 3) and opportunity…in that order.

You see, I didn’t have Apostolic Praise School of Music gospel piano courses when I was learning (oh how I wish I had!). If I had, I might have been playing in less than a year…instead of 10 years!

So why not make a resolution that you will be thankful for at the end of this year? Don’t wait…register right now for our upcoming semester and make your dream a reality.  You know you want to learn!

God bless,

Bro. Richard W. Smith

Apostolic Praise School of Music(.com)

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Learn Pentecostal / Black Gospel Keyboard