Amazing Grace Piano Hymn – Slow Gospel Blues 1

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 2
8

In this workshop, Jonny uses the popular piano hymn Amazing Grace to teach you the step-by-step process of transforming a traditional hymn into the Slow Gospel Blues style.

Starting with the basic lead sheet, you’ll discover how to color the chords for a jazzier sound, add a gospel groove in the left hand, and embellish the melody with slides, tremolos & harmonies. You’ll also learn a stock gospel intro you can use on various gospel tunes along with easy improv techniques using the gospel scale.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the melody and chords for Amazing Grace
  • Stylize the left hand groove with strides and bass fills
  • Embellish the right hand melody with slides, tremolos and harmonies
  • Master a stock gospel intro you can use on various gospel tunes
  • Discover improv techniques using the gospel scale
Learning Focus
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs
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