Learn Gospel Piano


4 Steps to Learning How to Play Any Song on the Piano

1. Determining the melody - Melodies determine what chords will be played. If you can use your ear to figure out what notes are being played in the melody, you are 1/4 on your way to learning a song! More resources on learning how to determine melodies

2.Harmonizing the melody - Once you have figured out the melody (using some of my techniques on the resource page), it is time to harmonize it. This is simply choosing various chords to accompany the melody. There are several techniques and tricks to doing this. More resources on learning how to harmonize melodies

3. Altering Chords - This is the best part! Now that you have strategically figured out the melody to a song and have harmonized it, altering your chords to produce certain sounds is the next step. If you were playing gospel music, you would alter your chords differently than if you were playing classical or country music. More resources on altering chords

4. Listening - After you have determined the melody, harmonized the melody, and altered some of your chords, there are various techniques you can use to make sure that your song sounds right. More resources on listening techniques

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Learning Gospel piano is not much different than learning any other style of piano music in that you will need to learn the basic fundamentals of piano and apply them to the various styles of contemporary gospel and praise music.

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I started my musical career over 40+ years ago and without the church I may have never grown to love music and playing and singing inspirational gospel and praise music.

During the week I played jazz, rock, soul, country and most other styles of popular music professionally but come Sunday morning I was always giving my best performances in Church.

There is something about praise music that just reaches out and touches the hearts of believers young and old.

Gospel Piano Styles

Most gospel music will be very vocal oriented and will often use three and four part harmony.

Most forms of gospel music will utilize choirs, use piano or Hammond organ, drums, bass guitar and, electric guitar.

Most gospel songs will have a refrain and use more syncopated rhythms as opposed to the traditional Hymns which are much more stately.

The most recognizable styles of gospel music include contemporary gospel, urban contemporary gospel sometime called "black gospel, southern gospel, and modern or contemporary Christian music.

The same fundamentals you use to play rock , jazz, blues , country and soul can be and are used within these various forms of contemporary gospel music.

Three fundamentals.

If you are a beginner you will need to know a little bit about melodies which are derived from music scales.

You will also need to know some basic skills on the subject of harmony which will come from your study of piano chords.

The third element of all styles of gospel music is the root motion or the bass which will also come from you study of chords and inversions.

That may sound like a lot but it is really easier than you think. If you are a beginner take a few seconds to hear a three step audio demo of how these three elements come together without years of study.

Apply the fundamentals.

By learning about melodies and as few as three chords and a little about bass motion you will be able to apply this knowledge to hundreds of gospel songs no matter what the style.

The bottom line is If you learn to MASTER SMALL CHORD PATTERNS, you can literally play HUNDREDS of worship songs by ear...

Listen to a brief lesson and demonstration by Minister Jermaine Griggs.

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