Thursday, February 2, 2017

Piano Tutorial for playing Tritones

Hi all! Today we will look at the very famous TRITONE. This has been really revolutionary in the gospel genre and we just have to show you how to incorporate this idea into you playing.

This lesson will focus more on how to play the tritone in the Gospel genre. This concept is also used in Jazz, especially with the blues, but we will not look at those ideas.

This lesson is very long so I added it as a video lesson where I will look through the following points:

  • How to formulate the Tritone
  • How to practice the Tritone
  • How to apply the Tritone by looking at common progressions



Thanks for watching and I am confident that after this lesson your playing will never be the same again!

God bless!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Gift - Gospel Music Training Centre

Hey all!

So I thought I'd show a video of one of the awesome tutorials I've managed to master that I got from being a member of the Gospel Music Training Centre. The song is called The gift and is instructed by Mr J powell from hearandplay.com and man, it is awesome!

This is one of the benefits of being part of that training course. Please look at the video underneath:
 
         


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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Piano Tutorial for "Oh holy night" in the key of A (Part 2)

Hey everyone! Today is a continuation of the lesson covered last time for playing "Oh holy night" in the key of A. This is the second section that we will be examining. So if you haven't yet looked at the first section, you can click here... If you have been following this lesson, you know that we broke it up into 4 parts, so we will continue by looking at the next 4 parts starting with part 5.

Here is an example of the entire song so you can put it into context, just in case you forgot how it sounded:


Monday, December 7, 2015

Piano Tutorial for "Oh holy night" in the key of A (Part 1)

Hi everyone. I am very excited today for two reasons-firstly I am back with you, doing what I love after a nasty exam and secondly, I have used the break to upgrade the format of my lessons, which means a better experience for you. I have an added Midi Virtual keyboard which highlight the notes!

So, today we will examine chords and progressions for the Christmas carol "Oh Holy night". Keep in mind that this lesson is not aimed at the beginner since two hand chords are being used and a bass player covers the bass notes. Also note that due the breakdown being so long because of all the nice chords, I had to break it into two parts. This will be part 1

So first have a look at the video clip for an example of how to play the song and of what we will be covering in this lesson.



Monday, August 24, 2015

Exam Time

Hi all

Hope you are having fun while learning how to play the piano. This is to inform you that this site will not be maintained for the next 3 months due to a very difficult engineering exam I will be writing in November.

I will however continue to update my site on a weekly basis once this is done.

Thanks for all the support and hope you are growing.

All the best!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Major 7th Chord

Hi there!

Today I want to look at the Major 7th chord. This lesson is aimed at the beginner who are used to playing major and minor triad chords.

This lesson will consist of 3 parts:

  1. How to construct the Major 7th chord
  2. Root with inversions
  3. How to use the chord within your playing
I have also added a video lesson here:


 


Monday, August 10, 2015

Keyboard tutorial on "As the deer" in the key of Ab (Part 2)

HI there

Today we will be continuing our lesson for "As the deer" and we will cover the second part of the song. Click here to look at part 1 of this lesson. It will help put this lesson in context.

You alone are my strength, my shield (6-5-1-4-3) To You alone may my spirit yield (1-4-6-2-1-7-7b) You alone are my heart's desire (6-5b-7-3-6-1) And I long to worship Thee (5b-4-2-5-1)

So here is the video clip with the breakdown of the second part: