Last month I posted two sessions from the pre-conference workshop I taught at WorshipGod11 on the Piano in Contemporary Worship (Part 1 and Part 2). We finally finished editing the third session. This one took a little more time to edit because people were regularly walking past the window of the door in the video, which is a bit distracting. My good friend Dave Mackenzie performed his video wizardry and edited the movement out.
In this session I deal with many of the specific questions I’ve been asked over the years. Those include:
- chord coloring
- playing hymns
- developing your chord vocabulary
- playing behind someone speaking
Along the way I also talk about some of the musical influences that have shaped the way I play.
You can download the outline for all three sessions here. Because Part 3 is close to 90 minutes long, and you may not have time to watch this in one sitting, I’ve provided time markers below for the different sections.
00:00 Chord coloring
00:41 Open 5ths
18:43 Major 7
21:13 Major 9
28:46 Hymns – Melody driven
33:26 Hymns – Feel-driven
48:10 Developing your ear for new chords
54:21 Developing a new chord vocabulary, my influences
1:09:55 Playing behind someone speaking
Go to Part 1.
Go to Part 2.