Go Tell It On the Mountain – Gospel Funk 1

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 2
8

In this workshop, Jonny will walk you step-by-step on how to play Go Tell it On the Mountain in a gospel funk style.

We’ll start with memorizing the lead sheet melody & chords. Then we’ll transform the left hand chords into a funky gospel groove. Once we master the left hand, we’ll harmonize the right hand using chord tones, chord extensions, and slides. Then we’ll learn 1 scale we can use to solo over this entire song, along with a pre-composed solo written by Jonny.

To complete the arrangement, we’ll learn a stock intro & outro, and combine all the techniques we learned for a funky Christmas classic!

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the lead sheet melody & chords
  • Transform the left hand chords into a funky gospel groove
  • Harmonize the right hand melody with chord tones, chord extensions, and slides
  • Learn a funky gospel stock intro & outro
  • Discover 1 scale for soloing over this song
Learning Focus
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs
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