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Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Advanced
01:42:54

In this workshop, Jonny takes you step-by-step through the traditional Amazing Grace piano hymn and teaches you how to transform it into the Slow Gospel Blues style.

Starting with the basic piano 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 and outro you can use on various gospel tunes along with some tasty improv techniques you can use over the gospel scale.

In the end, you’ll be able to apply these same gospel blues piano techniques to any hymn!

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