This course is for any single melody instrumentalist wanting to play by ear and improvise in contemporary worship. Designed for woodwind, brass and stringed instruments. Suitable for all ability levels.
Adapt your classical skills to play by ear in worship without the sheet music.
You will learn how to:
Use your knowledge of keys, scales and arpeggios to create improvised parts
Play notes that fit in both major and minor keys without sheet music
Blend with other instruments without set parts
Work out sharps and flats in any key using a foolproof method
Use chord tones as the basis of playing by ear
Create effective harmonies and new melody lines
Develop tasteful playing using melodic hooks phrasing and dynamics
Improvise using auxiliary, added and passing notes
Use the Nashville numbering system to transpose by ear
Taught using songs How Great is Our God, Forever, In Christ Alone, Happy Day, Faithful One, God of Justice and the hymn Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus.
Plus daily practice backing tracks with on screen chord charts.
Six hours of lessons, tips and backing tracks.
Plus tips from Brenton Brown, Tim Hughes, Martin Neal, Chris Bowater, Noel Robinson, Tommy Walker, Noel Richards, Tre Sheppard, Aaron Keyes, Stu G (Delirious).
“This three volume DVD box set is informative, satisfying and practical. The instrumentation and advice is momentous in presenting thoughts and ideas that keep th efocus on both fundamental and inspirational aspects of worship… An amazing resource for the entire worship team.”
Worship Leader Magazine, March/April 2010