This excellent collection of 23 beloved gospel songs is just filled with exciting ideas on chording and styling your playing. Selected, arranged, and recorded by Madonna Woods, it is for the interested musicians who wants to play by ear but wants to add more fills, runs, and other evangelistic techniques to their playing.
The words to the songs are given, with the melody note names written out above for the right hand, and chord symbols are written below the words for the left hand to play. Several songs go beyond the basics and include styling with rhythm bass accompaniment ideas, and fills. You have the basic melody and chord symbols if you choose to play it the easiest way. Or when you are ready you can add the styling ideas.
The basics on playing by ear are taught to you get started playing from this course. There is a special section on how to fill out the right hand, play interesting left hand chord accompaniments, and other techniques like walking basses. The CD is recorded by Madonna Woods and fully demonstrates all the songs and special techniques, so you can hear how these songs should sound.
Songs include: All Things Are Thine, Blest Be the Tie that Binds, Come Ye Thankful People Come, He Hideth My Soul, Hear Our Prayer O Lord, How Sweet the Name of Jesus, I Am Coming to the Cross, I Saw the Cross of Jesus, In Tenderness He Sought Me, Let Jesus Come into Your Heart, Lord I’m Coming Home, Love Lifted Me, O Why Not Tonight, Once for All, the Rock that Is Higher Than I, Softly and Tenderly, Stepping in the Light, There Shall Be Showers of Blessings, ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus, When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder, When We Walk With the Lord, Will Jesus Find Us Watching, and Wonderful Words of Life.