If you are a musician who wants to know the fundamentals of playing gospel music this is the perfect video. Ethel Caffie-Austin does a magnificient job in introducing to you the techniques, terms and fundamental elements of Gospel music. Using familiar spirituals and hymns, Caffie-Austin goes step by step in showing you how these sacred songs can be embellished just through simple techniques.
As a beginner in Gospel music you will enjoy the step by step approach given in her demonstration. Emphasis is placed on learning one technique well and then building on another. She constantly challenges you in doing a little bit more with the songs and offers you a variety of alternatives in playing the piece in different keys.
This inspirational course in gospel piano has been specially designed for novice and intermediate players. West Virginia's First Lady of Gospel Music teaches powerful arrangements of traditional spirituals and hymns, complete with melody, harmony notes, chords, runs, turnarounds and left-hand bass lines. Two hours of instruction!
Finally, by adding fill-ins, runs, turnarounds, arpeggios and other elements, you complete your gospel arrangement. Songs include When the Saints Go Marching In, Standing in the Need of Prayer, What a Friend We Have in Jesus and Angels Keep Watching Over Me.
This entertaining and carefully-taught lesson, with special overhead camera angles for a clear view of the piano keyboard, will have you playing joyful and uplifting music in no time.
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