I’m very excited to announce our latest course - “Intro To Gospel Piano” - coming very soon.
Let me introduce you to our new teacher - gospel and blues specialist Davell Crawford.
Here is a videos of Davell performing to get a flavour for his musical style:
The “Intro to Gospel Piano” Course
We recorded the course earlier this month and I’m making good progress with the editing. We are currently notating the demonstrations and performances to show in the lessons and for the course downloads/PDF files.
For those who can’t wait I have created a course preview here:
The Course Contents
Davell starts by explaining the gospel-blues form and common reharms, we then cover time signatures and meters, gospel introductions and common progressions, melody and leading tones, holy shout music, and finally a duo lesson with Davell and a gospel singer to demonstrate vocal accompaniment techniques.
Full Lesson Topics:
- The Gospel Blues Form & Bass Lines
- Reharmonising The Gospel Blues
- Time Signatures & Meters In Gospel Music
- Gospel Stride Style
- How To Approach Melody In Gospel Music
- Common Progressions In Gospel Style
- The Importance Of Leading Tones
- Gospel Hymn Styles
- Holy Shout Music
- How To Accompany A Gospel Vocalist
Upcoming Live Streams
Davell will also be hosting a series of gospel-themed live seminars starting later this month. These topics will dive deeper into the different styles of gospel music, notable players, and other cool topics. More to be announced on this soon.
Gospel is a wonderful addition to the styles and genres of music that we teach at PianoGroove and I’m excited to get the course finished!
I will post more updates on progress here in the forum.
Learn more about Davell here: