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Apostolic Praise 100: A Crash Course in Basics (NEW LESSONS)

Lesson 1: Intro to Piano, the notes, major and minor chords, Playing Bass in Left with Chords in Right, Whole Steps, Half Steps, C major scale, Fraction Chords, Jesus Is the Answer

Lesson 2: How to Play “Anointing” and “Surround Me O Lord” in C, All Major and Minor Chords in All Keys

Lesson 3: How to Write Your Own Songs in the key of C

Lesson 4: Intro to the Key of F, Write Your Own Song, Anointing in F, Surround Me O Lord in F

Lesson 5: Intro to Key of G Write Your Own Song, Anointing in G, Surround Me in G, Making Minor Chords Sound Awesome

Lesson 6: Intro to Suspended 2 Chord, Blessed Be Your Name

Lesson 7: Inversions, Filler Notes, 10+ Different Fills and Runs, Jesus Is the Answer, Surround Me O Lord

Lesson 8: Choosing the right inversion, playing the melody, sustain pedal, common chord movements, using more rhythm with songs

Lesson 9: Chord Families: The trick to playing in a key you don’t know very well yet

Lesson 10: Intro to Playing Fast Songs, Example Song, Minor to Major Vamps, Different Types of Rhythm, Can’t Nobody, Jesus on the Mainline

Lesson 11: Falling in Love with Jesus, Rain Lord, Passing Chords in Slow Songs, Minor Vamps, Adding Left Hand to Tricks to Passing Chord Fast Songs and Vamp Variations

Lesson 12: How to Play in Minor Keys, Understanding Minor Keys, Can’t Stop Praising His Name, Spirit of the Lord, Bouncing Bass with Chords

 

ORIGINAL AP 100 LESSONS BELOW

Lesson 1: Intro to Piano, the notes, major and minor chords, C major scale, Filler Notes, Diatonic Notes, Jesus Is the Answer

Lesson 2: 10+ Different Fills and Runs for Major and Minor Chords

Lesson 3: Anointing and Surround Me O Lord in C with different fills and runs, key of C chord progression breakdown

Lesson 4: Intro the Key of F, Chords and Fills, Anointing in F, Surround Me O Lord in F

Lesson 5: Intro to Suspended 2 Chord, Suspended 2 Chord Fills & Runs, Advanced Suspended 2 Chords Fills, Blessed Be Your Name

Lesson 6: Intro to Playing Fast Songs, Example Song, Minor to Major Vamps, Different Types of Rhythm, Can’t Nobody, Jesus on the Maineline

Lesson 7: Intro to Passing Chords, Additional Passing Chord Options, Minor Passing Chords,Can’t Nobody, Jesus on the Maineline

Lesson 8: Intro to Key of G and How Chords Work, Fills & Runs, Anointing in G, Surround Me in G, Making Minor Chords Sound Awesome

Lesson 9: How Great is Our God with fills and intro, Using 6th Voicings and Using them as Fills

Lesson 10: How to Start Songs Over, Example Song, Passing Chords in Slow Songs, Adding Left Hand to Tricks to Passing Chord Fast Songs and Vamp Variations

Lesson 11: Whole Steps, Half Steps, Playing In a Key You Don’t Know or Don’t Know Well, Break Every Chain, Fills and Runs for Example Song

Lesson 12: How to Play in Minor Keys, Understanding Minor Keys, Can’t Stop Praising His Name, Spirit of the Lord, Bouncing Bass with Chords

 

Apostolic Praise 101: A Crash Course in Piano (NEW LESSONS)

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Roman Numeral System and How We Use It To Play By Ear. I to IV and I to V “voice training”

Lesson 2: I to vi voice training. Freedom, Break Every Chain, Amazing Grace, Happy Birthday

Lesson 3: I to ii voice training. I Need Thee, O How I Love Jesus, Heart of Worship

Lesson 4: I to iii voice training. Surround Me O Lord, I to I/iii voice training. Amazing Grace

Lesson 5: I to V/vii voice training. When I Think About the Lord, Jesus is the Answer

Lesson 6: Master all 12 keys. Jesus is the Answer in every key

Lesson 7: Minor 7th chords in all 12 keys. No Weapon in C, F, G

Lesson 8: Major 7th chords in all 12 keys. Surround Me O Lord in C, F, G

Lesson 9: Dominant 7ths in all 12 keys. Can’t Nobody Anointing, Surround Me O Lord in C, F, G 

Lesson 10: Fills and Runs we can use on Minor, Major and Dominant 7th Chords

Lesson 11: When chords act “unnaturally.” When the ii chord is a II chord.

Lesson 12: When the iii chord is a III chord.

ORIGINAL AP 101 LESSONS BELOW

Lesson 1: The Notes, Major & Minor Chords, Playing Bass in Left with Chords in Right, C Major Scale, Roman Numerals, Exercise Songs in C

Lesson 2: How to Write Your Own Songs in the key of C, How to Play “Anointing” and “Surround Me O Lord” in C, Fraction Chords

Lesson 3: Inversions in C, Fast Song Passing Chord Vamps in C, How to Play “Can’t Nobody” and “Jesus On the Mainline” in C

Lesson 4: Key of F Chords & Songs, F Major Scale, Write Your Own Songs, “Anointing” and “Surround Me O Lord” in F, Broken Chord Fills

Lesson 5: Inversions & Passing Chords in F, “Can’t Nobody” & “Jesus On the Mainline” in F, How to Play & Substitute Dominant 7ths in C

Lesson 6: Key of G Chords & Songs, G Scale, Write Your Own Songs, “Anointing” and “Surround Me O Lord” in G, Octaves & Octave Chords Fills

Lesson 7: Inversions & Passing Chords in F, “Can’t Nobody” & “Jesus On the Mainline” in G, How to Play & Substitute Minor 7ths in C

Lesson 8: Play & Substitute Suspended 2 Chords in C, Substitution Chords, How to Play “Blessed Be Your Name”

Lesson 9: Play & Substitute Major 7th Chords in C, Suspended 2 Chords in F, “Here I Am to Worship,” Play & Substitute Minor 7ths in F 

Lesson 10: “Surround Me O Lord” in C – Advanced, Major 7ths in F, Substitution Chords, “Surround Me O Lord” in F – Advanced

Lesson 11: Suspended 2 Chords in G, Substitution Chords, How to Play “Thanks, Thanks, I Give You Thanks,” 7ths & Minor 7ths in G

Lesson 12: How to Play & Substitute Major 7ths in G, Substitution Chords, How to Play “Surround Me O Lord” in G – Advanced

 

Apostolic Praise 102: A Crash Course in Chords

LESSON 1: Review – Play/Substitute Dominant, Minor & Major 7ths, Suspended 2 Chords. Intro to Play/Substitute Dominant, Minor, Major 9ths

LESSON 2: How to Play & Substitute Augmented (+5) & Suspended 4 Chords in C, Exercise Songs, Inversions, “Amazing Grace” & Breathe” in C, Major Pentatonic Scale in C, F, G and Ear Training PART 1: I to IV and I to V.

LESSON 3: How to Play & Substitute Augmented (+5) & Suspended 4 Chords in F, Exercise Songs, Inversions, “Amazing Grace” & Breathe” in F, Major Pentatonic Scale in F, Bb, C and Ear Training PART 2: I to IV and I to V.

LESSON 4: How to Play & Substitute Augmented (+5) & Suspended 4 Chords in G, Exercise Songs, Inversions, “Amazing Grace” & Breathe” in G, Major Pentatonic Scale in G, C, D

LESSON 5: How to Play & Substitute Diminished, Sixth & Minor Sixth Chords in C, Exercise Songs, Inversions, Bouncing Bass with Sixth Chords, “If You Can Use Anything Lord,” “There Is No Telling,” “Everybody Will Be Happy Over There” with fills & runs in C, Ear Training 3: I to IV, I to V

LESSON 6: How to Play & Substitute Diminished, Sixth & Minor Sixth Chords in F, Exercise Songs, Inversions, Bouncing Bass with Sixth Chords, How to Play “If You Can Use Anything Lord,” “There Is No Telling” & “Everybody Will Be Happy Over There” with additional fills & runs in F

LESSON 7: How to Play & Substitute Diminished, Sixth & Minor Sixth Chords in G, Exercise Songs, Inversions, Bouncing Bass with Sixth Chords, “If You Can Use Anything Lord,” “There Is No Telling” & “Everybody Will Be Happy Over There” with more fills & runs in G, Ear Training ii to V

LESSON 8: How to Play & Substitute Augmented 7ths & Half Diminished 7ths in C, Exercise Songs, Inversions, How to Play “Glory To Your Name (Byron Cage),” “If You Can Use Anything – Advanced” & “Amazing Grace – Advanced” with additional fills & runs in C

LESSON 9: How to Play & Substitute Augmented 7ths & Half Diminished 7ths in F, Exercise Songs, Inversions, How to Play “Glory To Your Name (Byron Cage),” “If You Can Use Anything – Advanced” & “Amazing Grace – Advanced” with additional fills & runs in F

LESSON 10: How to Play & Substitute Augmented 7ths & Half Diminished 7ths in G, Exercise Songs, Inversions, How to Play “Glory To Your Name (Byron Cage),” “If You Can Use Anything – Advanced” & “Amazing Grace – Advanced” with additional fills & runs in G

LESSON 11: Fast Song Passing Chord Vamps with 7ths in C & G, “Can’t Nobody” and “Jesus on the Mainline” in C & G with extra fills & runs

LESSON 12: Fast Song Passing Chord Vamps with 7ths in F, “Can’t Nobody” and “Jesus on the Mainline” in F with additional fills & runs , Minor Passing Chord Vamps & How to Play “Can’t Stop Praising His Name” and “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand with additional fills & runs

 

Apostolic Praise 103: Advanced Piano Chords

LESSON 1: Review of How to Play and Substitute Dominant 7ths, Minor 7ths, Major 7ths, Suspended 2, Minor 2, Augmented 7th, Half-Diminished 7th Chords & Introduction to How to Play & Substitute Dominant 9ths, Minor 9ths, and Major 9th Chords.

LESSON 2: How to Play & Substitute Dominant, Minor, Minor 9ths in C, Exercise Songs, Inversions, How to Use Them to Play “There Is No Telling” & “In the Presence of Jehovah” in C, How to Substitute them into “Surround Me O Lord” in C.

LESSON 3: How to Play & Substitute Dominant, Minor, Minor 9ths in F, Exercise Songs, Inversions, How to Use Them to Play “There Is No Telling” & “In the Presence of Jehovah” in F, How to Substitute them into “Surround Me O Lord” in F.

LESSON 4: How to Play & Substitute Dominant, Minor, Minor 9ths in G, Exercise Songs, Inversions, How to Use Them to Play “There Is No Telling” & “In the Presence of Jehovah” in G, How to Substitute them into “Surround Me O Lord” in G.

LESSON 5: How to Play & Substitute Fully Diminished 7ths in C, Exercise Songs, Inversions, Fully Diminished 7ths in Every Key, “Worthy You Are Worthy,” “There Is No Telling” and “Amazing Grace” in C.

LESSON 6: How to Play & Substitute Fully Diminished 7ths in F, Exercise Songs, Inversions, Fully Diminished 7ths in Every Key, “Worthy You Are Worthy,” “There Is No Telling” and “Amazing Grace” in F.

LESSON 7: How to Play & Substitute Fully Diminished 7ths in G, Exercise Songs, Inversions, Fully Diminished 7ths in Every Key, “Worthy You Are Worthy,” “There Is No Telling” and “Amazing Grace” in G.

LESSON 8: How to Play a Left Hand Walking Bass Line in C and Use It to Play “Can’t Nobody” in C.

LESSON 9: How to Play a Left Hand Walking Bass Line in F & G and Use It to Play “Can’t Nobody” in F & G.

LESSON 10: How to Play & Substitute Augmented 7ths with a #9 and 7ths with a b9 in C, Exercise Songs, Inversions, “You Are the Love of My Life,” “Silver and Gold,” and “There Is No Telling” in C.

LESSON 11: How to Play & Substitute Augmented 7ths with a #9 and 7ths with a b9 in F, Exercise Songs, Inversions, “You Are the Love of My Life,” “Silver and Gold,” and “There Is No Telling” in F.

LESSON 12: How to Play & Substitute Augmented 7ths with a #9 and 7ths with a b9 in G, Exercise Songs, Inversions, “You Are the Love of My Life,” “Silver and Gold,” and “There Is No Telling” in G.

 

AP 104: How to Play Fast Songs

Lesson 1: Intro to Playing Fast Songs, Can’t Nobody, Minor to Major Vamps, Different Types of Rhythm

Lesson 2: Intro to Passing Chords, Additional Passing Chord Options, Minor Passing Chords

Lesson 3: Fast Song Passing Chord Vamps in C, How to Play “Can’t Nobody” and “Jesus On the Mainline” in C

Lesson 4: Fast Song Passing Chord Vamps in F & G, How to Play “Can’t Nobody” and “Jesus On the Mainline” in F & G

Lesson 5: Fast Song Passing Chord Vamps with 7ths in C & G, “Can’t Nobody” and “Jesus on the Mainline” in C & G with extra fills & runs

Lesson 6: Fast Song Passing Chord Vamps with 7ths in F, “Can’t Nobody” and “Jesus on the Mainline” in F with additional fills & runs , Minor Passing Chord Vamps & How to Play “Can’t Stop Praising His Name” and “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand with additional fills & runs

Lesson 7: How to Play a Left Hand Walking Bass Line in C and Use It to Play “Can’t Nobody” in C.

Lesson 8: How to Play a Left Hand Walking Bass Line in F & G and Use It to Play “Can’t Nobody” in F & G.

Lesson 9: How to Play & Substitute Eleventh and Minor Eleventh Chords in C, Inversions, Exercise Songs, How to Use Them to Play “He’s An Ontime God” in C, Advanced Fills & Runs for “He’s An Ontime God.”

Lesson 10: How to Play & Substitute Eleventh and Minor Eleventh Chords in F, Inversions, Exercise Songs, How to Use Them to Play “Bless That Wonderful Name of Jesus” in F, How to Play & Substitute Walking Thirteenths in C, Exercise Song, “There Is Power in the Blood” in C.

Lesson 11: How to Play & Substitute Walking Thirteenths in F Exercise Song, “What A Mighty God We Serve” in F, How to Play & Substitute Walking Thirteenths in G, Exercise Song, “Get Your Mind on Jesus” in G.

Lesson 12: Different Variations of Advanced Fast Song Pentecostal Turnarounds, Advanced Fills and Runs for Jesus Said It (Eddie James) & “There Is Power In the Blood (Old School Hymn – Remixed)

 

AP 201: Next Level Chords

LESSON 1: Review of Dominant 9ths, Minor 9ths, Major 9ths, Fully Diminished Chords, Augmented 7ths with a #9, & Dominant 7ths with a b9.

LESSON 2: How to Play & Substitute Eleventh and Minor Eleventh Chords in C, Inversions, Exercise Songs, How to Use Them to Play “Amazing Grace,” “Anointing,” and “He’s An Ontime God” in C.

LESSON 3: Advanced Fills & Runs for “Amazing Grace,” “Anointing,” and “He’s An Ontime God.”

LESSON 4: How to Play & Substitute Eleventh and Minor Eleventh Chords in F, Inversions, Exercise Songs, How to Use Them to Play “Amazing Grace,” “Let Your Glory Fill This Place,” and “Bless That Wonderful Name of Jesus” in F.

LESSON 5: How to Play & Substitute Eleventh and Minor Eleventh Chords in G, Inversions, Exercise Songs, How to Use Them to Play “Holy Spirit Rain Down” and “The Blood” in G.

LESSON 6: How to Play & Substitute Thirteenth Chords in C, Exercise Song, and “Amazing Grace” in C using Thirteenths.How to Play & Substitute Thirteenth Chords in C, Exercise Song, and “Amazing Grace” in C using Thirteenths.

LESSON 7: How to Play & Substitute Thirteenth Chords in F & G, Exercise Song, and “Falling In Love with Jesus” in F using Thirteenths and “Surround Me O Lord” in G using Thirteenths.

LESSON 8: How to Play & Substitute Dominant 9th add 13th Chords in C, Exercise Songs, Inversions, “Wonderful Peace” in C.

LESSON 9: How to Play & Substitute Dominant 9th add 13th Chords in F & G, Exercise Songs, Inversions, “To Be Like Jesus” in F and “Wonderful Peace” in G.

LESSON 10: How to Play & Substitute Walking Thirteenths in C, Exercise Song, “There Is Power in the Blood” in C.

LESSON 11: How to Play & Substitute Walking Thirteenths in F Exercise Song, “What A Mighty God We Serve” in F.

LESSON 12: How to Play & Substitute Walking Thirteenths in G, Exercise Song, “Get Your Mind on Jesus” in G.

 

AP 202: Playing In Other Keys

LESSON 1: Master the key of A!

LESSON 2: Master the key of D!

LESSON 3: Master the keys of G and Gm!

LESSON 4: Master the keys of C and Cm!

LESSON 5: Master the keys of F and Fm!

LESSON 6: Master the key of Bb!

LESSON 7: Master the key of Eb

LESSON 8: Master the key of Ab

LESSON 9: Master the key of Db

LESSON 10: Master the key of Gb

LESSON 11: Master the key of B

LESSON 12: Master the key of E

 

AP 203: Mastering Transcribing Songs By Ear

LESSON 1: Introduction and how to find out what key a song is in by ear.

LESSON 2: How to figure out the chords after you find the key and “I Give Myself Away” by William McDowell.

LESSON 3: Learning to pick out the bass notes and use them to find the chords. Guessing by ear versus playing by ear. “Amazing Grace” breakdown and audio track training to find the bass notes and chords for “Amazing Grace”.

LESSON 4: Figuring out the chords by ear for “Silver and Gold” by Kirk Franklin using Bass First Technique, Chord Theory and By Ear Techniques.

LESSON 5: Picking out the Bass Notes and Chords for “If You Can Use Anything Lord”. Includes Breakdown and Audio Track Training.

LESSON 6: Figuring out the chords by ear for “I Won’t Go Back” by William McDowell using Bass First Technique, Chord Theory and By Ear Techniques.

LESSON 7: Playing Fast Songs by Ear, Figuring Out the Chord Progression, Chord Vamps in Right Hand, Walking Bass Line in Left Hand, “Won’t We Have a Time.”

LESSON 8: Figuring out the chords by ear for “Falling In Love with Jesus” using Bass First Technique, Chord Theory and By Ear Techniques.

LESSON 9: Figuring out the chords by ear for “Wonderful Peace” using Bass First Technique, Chord Theory and By Ear Techniques.

LESSON 10: Figuring out the chords by ear for “Sold Out” by Hezekiah Walker using Bass First Technique, Chord Theory and By Ear Techniques.

LESSON 11: Figure out the chords by ear for “Never Would Have Made It” by Marvin Sapp using Bass First Technique, Chord Theory and By Ear Techniques.

LESSON 12: Figuring out the chords by ear for “Through the Fire” by Jason Crabb using Bass First Technique, Chord Theory and By Ear Techniques.

 

AP 204: The Secrets to Understanding Pentecostal & Gospel Music

Lesson 1: Introduction, Filler Notes in Different Keys, Diatonic Notes, Musical Roman Numeral System in Every Key, How to Hear Different “Family Members” By Hear and How Understand Music

Lesson 2: Studying the Most Common Movements in Music, 6 Most Common Ways to Go from I to IV and I to V in Every Key, And Hearing Them By Ear

Lesson 3: 17 Different Ways to Go to vi chord, VI chord, and ii chord, and How to Hear These By Ear

Lesson 4: Studying the ii and II chord. 11 Different Progressions to Use with ii and II chords and How to Hear These By Ear

Lesson 5: Studying the iii and III chords. 15 Different Progressions to Use with them and How to Hear Them By Ear

Lesson 6: Out of the Scale Chords, bVII, bVI, #IV, bIII, #I and how to use them and hear them by ear

Lesson 7: Learning All 12 Dominant, Minor and Major 7ths in Every Key, Recognizing These Different 7ths By Ear, and Substituting Them Into Songs

Lesson 8: Learning All 12 Augmented, Diminished, Suspended, 6th, Minor 6th Chords, Augmented 7ths, Half Diminished 7ths and how to substitute them. Example Song shown as well as additional fills and runs for these chords.

Lesson 9: Learning all 12 Dominant 9th, minor 9th, major 9th chords, Example Songs with 9ths, Ninth Walkdowns, Substituting 9ths Into Your Playing, Fully Diminished Chords

Lesson 10: 7#5#9 in every key, how to substitute this chord, 7b9 chords, how to substitute them, walking bass lines, indepth left hand walking bass lines, elevenths, minor elevenths, how to use them, example songs

Lesson 11: More example songs with 11ths and minor 11ths, additional tricks and fills on 11ths, intro to 13th chords, 9add13 chord and how to use it, tips and tricks on 9add13 chords, walking 13 chords, example song

Lesson 12: Crazy cool advanced V chords, 7#5#9 tritone substitution chords, playing in the flow, 2 over 1 chord, jazz chord, ending.

 

AP 301: Next Level Piano

LESSON 1: Different Variations of Advanced Fast Song Pentecostal Turnarounds.

LESSON 2: The Secrets of Tritones, Tritones Substitutions. and Tritone Chord Substitutions

LESSON 3: Advanced Tritones and Tritone Substitutions for 7#5#9 chords.

LESSON 4: Advanced Major Chord Substitution Options, Playing 5-6 Notes in One Hand/Chord, the Powerful Ditone Chords with Fills

LESSON 5: Crazy Major Chord Substitution Options & Crazy Advanced Tritone Substitutions

LESSON 6: Tritone Substitutions on Walkups, Major to Minor Advanced Walkup Substitutions, New 7#5#9 Ditone Substitution, Using New 7#5#9 Ditone Substitution In Minor to Major Walkups

LESSON 7: Matching Chords to Scales, Using the Major Iolian Scales Over Two Octaves, Using Major Scales As Fills, The V Chord Mixolydian Scale and Using It To Solo

LESSON 8: The IV Chord Lydian Scales, Advanced Scale Substitutions, Whole Tone Scales, Substituting the Whole Tone Scales

LESSON 9: The vi Chord Aeolian Minor Scale and Using It In Songs, Substituting the vi Chord Minor Scale As a Fill

LESSON 10: The ii Chord Dorian Minor Scale and Using It In Songs, Substituting the ii Chord Minor Scale As a Fill

LESSON 11: The vii and iii Chord Scales: Locrian and Phrygian – Using Each As a Run or Fill or to Solo

LESSON 12: The Powerful 7#5#9 Scale – Using It As a Fill or to Solo

 

AP 302: 12 Different Songs with Richard W. Smith

LESSON 1: Amazing Grace (Remix)

LESSON 2: Silver and Gold (Kirk Franklin & the Family)

LESSON 3: Never Would Have Made It (Marvin Sapp)

LESSON 4: Through the Fire (Jason Crabb)

LESSON 5: This Is How We Overcome (Hillsong)

LESSON 6: Give Us Your Heart (William McDowell)

LESSON 7: My God Is Awesome (Charles Jenkins)

LESSON 8: The Blood (Andrae Crouch)

LESSON 9: There Is Power In the Blood (Old School Hymn – Remixed)

LESSON 10: Jesus Said It (Eddie James)

LESSON 11: Broken / Don’t Pass Me By (Indiana Bible College – IBC)

LESSON 12: Church Medley from the Praise and Worship Experience (Marvin Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp)

 

AP 303: How to Play Pentecostal & Gospel Hymns

LESSON 1: Time Signatures, Basic Musical Terms, Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Whole Notes, Eighth Notes, Dotted Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Dotted Quarter Notes, Sixteenth Notes, Dotted Eighth Notes, Triplet Notes, 36 Exercise Songs with Audio Tracks

LESSON 2: Treble Clef, Bass Clef, The Notes of the Treble Clef, The Notes of the Bass Clef, 23 Exercise Songs with Audio Tracks, How to Recognize What Key a Song Is In, The Secrets to Sharps and Flats in All 12 Keys

LESSON 3: Classical Notation, Using the Bass Clef & Treble to Find Hymnal Chord Progressions, Breakdown of Amazing Grace (94)

LESSON 4: Breakdown of the Hymn “I See a Crimson Stream of Blood” note-by-note and then adding advanced fills, runs, and chord progressions.

LESSON 5: Breakdown of the Hymn “There Is Power in the Blood” note-by-note and then adding advanced fills, runs, and chord progressions.

LESSON 6: On the Spot Playing with breakdown of the Hymn “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” and then adding advanced fills, runs, and chord progressions.

LESSON 7: “I’ll Fly Away” – Dressing Up a Hymn – Advanced Fills, Runs, Chords and Chord Progressions.

LESSON 8: “O I Want To See Him” – Dressing Up a Hymn – Advanced Fills, Runs, Chords and Chord Progressions.

LESSON 9: “He Set Me Free” – Dressing Up a Hymn – Advanced Fills, Runs, Chords and Chord Progressions.

LESSON 10: “The Old Rugged Cross” – Dressing Up a Hymn – Advanced Fills, Runs, Chords and Chord Progressions

LESSON 11: “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” – Dressing Up a Hymn – Advanced Fills, Runs, Chords and Chord Progressions

LESSON 12: “Softly and Tenderly” – Dressing Up a Hymn – Advanced Fills, Runs, Chords and Chord Progressions

 

AP 304: The Secrets to Fast Songs, Gospel Blues Style, Shouting Music, Preacher Chords

LESSON 1: Advanced Gospel Pentecostal Fast Song Vamps, Example Song “Can’t Nobody Do Me Jesus”

LESSON 2: Right Hand Fast Songs Soloing Techniques, Magic Major and Minor Jazz Pentatonic Scales, Using these tricks in black gospel style fast songs

LESSON 3: Fast Song Walking Bass Lines, Example Songs “Shake This House” “Can’t Nobody” “What A Mighty God We Serve”

LESSON 4: Using Click and Drum Tracks To Practice

LESSON 5: Shouting Music, Chords & Techniques, I to IV SHOUT, I to V SHOUT and MORE!

LESSON 6: Advanced Chord Combos and Substitutes for Turnarounds, SUPER ADVANCED Tritone Substitution Chords, How to Change Your Bass Note in Turnarounds to Get a Completely Different Sound

LESSON 7: Medium-Pace Blues Style Vamps Applied to Gospel, 8 Bar Blues Example Songs

LESSON 8: Funk Style Blues Style Techniques Applied to Gospel, Funky C minor Jam Example

LESSON 9: Chording in the Left Hand for Fast Songs When You Have a Bass Player, Playing Highly Advanced Left Hand Chords and Applying Coordinating Soloing and Improvisation Techniques in the Right Hand

LESSON 10: Using Chromaticism in Gospel and Church Music, Using it in Soloing, in Walking Bass Lines and In Awesome Chord Walkdowns with 9ths and more

LESSON 11: Advanced Chord and Substitution Chords Movements In Fast Songs When Going to vi Chord – IMPORTANT – This is one of the BIGGEST movements in gospel and church music!

LESSON 12: Preacher Chords and Lead-up Movements to Shouting Music

 

AP 401: A Crash Course in Chord Training (Ear)

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AP 401: A Crash Course in Chord Training (Chord Movements)

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AP 501: A Crash Course in Choir Parts

Lesson 1: Introduction to how Basic Parts Work and Work with Chords, The Main Three Types of Parts (Soprano, Alto, Tenor), What is Unison, Parts Example for “Can’t Stop Praising His Name

Lesson 2: How to Layer Parts, Example Song Parts, “Here I Am To Worship”, Different Ways to Teach Parts, How Passing Chords with With Parts, Going between Unison and Parts

Lesson 3: Typical Ranges for Parts, Tips for Finding the Parts By Ear off a CD or Music Track

Lesson 4: Practice Finding the Parts for a Song, Example Song “I’m Not Ashamed”, Chord Sheet and Parts Provided

Lesson 5: Practice Finding the Parts for a Song, Example Song “Victor’s Crown”, Chord Sheet and Parts Provided

Lesson 6: Practice Finding the Parts for a Song, Example Song “Shake the Foundation”, Chord Sheet and Parts Provided

Lesson 7: Practice Finding the Parts for a Song, Example Song “Let It Rise”, Chord Sheet and Parts Provided

Lesson 8: Practice Finding the Parts for a Song, Example Song “Say the Name”, Chord Sheet and Parts Provided

Lesson 9: Practice Finding the Parts for a Song, Example Song “My God Is Awesome”, Chord Sheet and Parts Provided

Lesson 10: Practice Finding the Parts for a Song, Example Song “Because Of Who You Are”, Chord Sheet and Parts Provided

Lesson 11: Practice Finding the Parts for a Song, Example Song “Jesus Said It”, Chord Sheet and Parts Provided

Lesson 12: Practice Finding the Parts for a Song, Example Song “He Is Not Just a Man”, Chord Sheet and Parts Provided

 

AP 701: Gospel Jazz Chords

Lesson 1: Using Sixths and Major 7ths in C

Lesson 2: Using Dominant 7th and Augmented 7th Chords

Lesson 3: Using Minor 7th, Minor 6th and Minor Major 7th Chords

Lesson 4: Using Half Diminished 7th Chords and Fully Diminished 7th Chords

Lesson 5: Using Left Hand 6th and 7th Chords with a Single Melody Note in Right Hand

Lesson 6: The 6add9, Major 9th, Major 9add6 Chords

Lesson 7: The Dominant 9th and Augmented 9th Chords

Lesson 8 Minor 9ths, Minor 6add9, Minor Major 9th Chords

Lesson 9 Dominant 9add13, Augmented 7+5+9 and 7b9 Chords

Lesson 10 Minor 7b5add11 and Intro to FABE

Lesson 11 Elevenths and Minor Elevenths

Lesson 12 Thirteenths, 9#11, 13#11 and Vamping with FABE

 

AP 702: Gospel Jazz Voicings

Lesson 1: Voicings for Sixths and Major 7ths

Lesson 2: Voicings for Dominant 7th and Augmented 7th chords

Lesson 3: Voicings for Minor 7ths, Minor 6ths, Minor Major 7ths

Lesson 4: Voicings for Half Diminished 7th Chords and Fully Diminished 7th Chords

Lesson 5: Using Voicings to Play the Melody using a Real Jazz Standard “Giant Steps”

Lesson 6: Voicings for 6add9, major 9, and major9add6 chords

Lesson 7: Voicings for Dominant 9th and Augmented 9th Chords

Lesson 8 Minor 9, Minor6add9, Minor Major 9th Chords

Lesson 9 Dominant 9add13, Augmented 7+5+9 and 7b9 Chords

Lesson 10 Minor 11 and Dominant 9#11 Chords

Lesson 11 Elevenths and Minor Elevenths

Lesson 12: 9#11 In-depth and 13b9

 

AP 703: Gospel Jazz Improvisation

Lesson 1: Using the Major Scale and the Notes of It to Solo and Fill-in
Lesson 2: Using the Pentatonic Scale and the Notes of It to Solo and Fill-in
Lesson 3: Pentatonic Scale with Both Hands, Pentatonic Scale with b3rd, Grace Notes with Pentatonic Scale and using the Notes of It to Solo and Fill-in

Lesson 4: Using the Minor Pentatonic Scale in Every Key to Solo and Fill-in

Lesson 5: Using the Minor Blues Scale in Every Key to Solo and Fill-in

Lesson 6: Using Chromatic Fills and Scales to Solo and Fill-in
Lesson 7: Using the Mixolydian Jazz Scale to Solo and Fill-in
Lesson 8 Whole Tone Scale, Dorian Minor Scale, Aeolian Minor Scale
Lesson 9 Mixolydian with #4, Lydian Scale, Melodic Minor Scale
Lesson 10 7+5+9 Scale with 7+5+9 chord fills and Harmonic Minor Scale

Lesson 11 Quick Review, Phyrgian and Locrian Scales

Lesson 12 Whole Step/Half Step, Half Step/Whole Step Scales

 

AP 100 Kids: A Piano Party in Sight-Reading

Lesson 1: Animals! – The Easiest Way to Learn the Notes on the Piano

Lesson 2: Fingers! – Using Correct Fingering on the Piano

Lesson 3: Family Time! – The Note Family That Is

Lesson 4: Workout Time! – Strengthening Your Right Hand Fingers

Lesson 5: Workout Time! – Strengthening Your Left Hand Fingers

Lesson 6: Introduction to the Treble Clef, Music Staff, Middle C, D, E, F, G and My Favorite Song!

Lesson 7: Learn to Play Ode to Joy by Beethoven

Lesson 8: All the Notes in the Treble Clef and the BIBLE Song

Lesson 9: The Notes in the Bass Clef (F through C)

Lesson 10: Bass Clef Notes (C, D, E) and “Mary Had a Little Lamb” using these notes in the Left Hand
Lesson 11: Bass Clef Notes (G, A, B) and “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven using Both Hands
Lesson 12: “Jesus Loves Me” in Both Hands

 

AP 101 Organ: A Crash Course in Organ

Lesson 1: Intro to Organ, The Parts of the Organ, Footpedals, Drawbars, Vibrato, Percussion, Turning It On

Lesson 2: How to Play Songs on the Organ, Using a Right Hand Chord with a Left Hand Bass Note or Left Foot Bass Note, Basic Drawbar Settings, Jesus Is the Answer Example Song

Lesson 3: More Tips on Playing Slow Songs on the Organ, Introduction to Left Hand Chords with Right Hand Chords and Foot Bass Note, Anointing Fall on Me Example Song

Lesson 4: Using Left Hand Chords with Right Hand Chords, Sliding Into the Note, Organ Slides, Surround Me O Lord Example Song

Lesson 5: Playing Faster Songs on the Organ, Blessed Be Your Name Example Song

Lesson 6: More Advanced Techniques When Playing Slow Songs, How Great Is Our God Example Song

Lesson 7: Introduction to How to Play Fast Songs on the Organ, Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus Example Song

Lesson 8: Using Left Hand Tritones When Playing Fast Songs on the Organ, Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus Example Song Part 2

Lesson 9: More Left Hand Tritone Tricks, Putting it all Together in Fast Songs, Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus Advanced

Lesson 10: More Advanced Level Tricks for Fast Songs, What a Mighty God We Serve

Lesson 11: Walking Bass Lines in Fast Songs, What a Mighty God We Serve with more Tricks and Fills

Lesson 12: Preacher Chords, How to Go Into Shouting Music, Minor Jazz Blue Scales to Do a Run All the Way Down the Organ

 

AP 101 BASS: A Crash Course in Bass Guitar

Lesson 1: Notes on the Piano, Sharps, Flats, Half Steps/Whole Steps, Basic Notes on the Bass Guitar, C Major Scale, 3 Exercise Songs for Key of C

Lesson 2: Learn “Anointing Fall On Me” in C with Practice Full Band Training Track, Musical Roman Numeral System, Exercise Songs, “Surround Me O Lord” in C with Practice Full Band Training Track

Lesson 3: Ear Training for Bass, I to IV and I to V Straight There Movements, How To Play Fast Songs, “Can’t Nobody” and “Jesus On the Mainline” in C with Practice Full Band Training Tracks, I to iii to IV Ear Training, I to ii to iii to IV Ear Training

Lesson 4: F major scale, Four Exercise Songs for Key of F, “Anointing” and “Surround Me O Lord” in key of F with Practice Full Band Training Tracks, “Can’t Nobody” and “Jesus On the Mainline” in F with Practice Full Band Training Tracks

Lesson 5: Ear Training for I to vi to V and I to vii to vi to V, G major scale, Four Exercise Songs in Key of G, How to Write Your Own Songs, “Anointing” and “Surround Me O Lord” in G with Practice Full Band Training Tracks, “Can’t Nobody” and “Jesus On the Mainline” in G with Practice Full Band Training Tracks

Lesson 6: Ear Training for ii to V movements plus walkups, how to find what key a song is in BY EAR, “Amazing Grace”, “Breathe”, “Here I Am to Worship” in C with Practice Full Band Training Tracks

Lesson 7: Ear Training – I chord Walking Bass Vamps (The “I-vi-bVII-vii-I”) in F, “Can’t Nobody” in F with Practice Training Tracks, “Amazing Grace”, “Breathe”, “Here I Am to Worship” in F and G with Practice Full Band Training Tracks

Lesson 8: Ear Training – I chord Walking Bass Vamps (The “I-vi-bVII-vii-I”) in C, “Can’t Nobody” in C with Practice Training Tracks, Ear Training for vi to ii to V movements plus walkups, “If You Can Use Anything Lord” and “There Is No Telling” in C with Practice Full Band Training Tracks

Lesson 9: Ear Training for I to iii to IV and I to III to vi movements, “If You Can Use Anything Lord” in C and “Silver and Gold” in F and “Surround Me O Lord” in G with Practice Full Band Training Tracks

Lesson 10: Ear Training for (v7 to I to IV) and (v9 – I9 – IV9 – bVII9), “Anointing” (advanced) in C, “Amazing Grace” (advanced) in F, “The Blood” (advanced) in G

Lesson 11: Review of All Progressions, “Never Would Have Made It” in C

Lesson 12: “My God Is Awesome” Ending Example Song with Fills and Bass Tricks

 

AP 101 GUITAR: A Crash Course in Guitar

Lesson 1: The Notes, Major & Minor Chords, Bass and Chords, C Major Scale, Roman Numerals, Exercise Songs in C

Lesson 2: How to Write Your Own Songs in the key of C, How to Play “Anointing” and “Surround Me O Lord” in C, Fraction Chords

Lesson 3: How to Play Fast Song Style, “Can’t Nobody” and “Jesus On the Mainline” in C

Lesson 4: Key of F Chords & Songs, F Major Scale, Write Your Own Songs, “Anointing” and “Surround Me O Lord” in F, Broken Chords

Lesson 5: Fast Songs in the Key of F, “Can’t Nobody” & “Jesus On the Mainline” in F, How to Play & Substitute Dominant 7ths in C

Lesson 6: Key of G Chords & Songs, G Scale, Write Your Own Songs, “Anointing” and “Surround Me O Lord” in G,

Lesson 7: Inversions & Passing Chords in G, “Can’t Nobody” & “Jesus On the Mainline” in F, How to Play & Substitute Minor 7ths in C

Lesson 8: Play & Substitute Suspended 2 Chords in C, Substitution Chords, How to Play “Blessed Be Your Name”

Lesson 9: Play & Substitute Major 7th Chords in C, Suspended 2 Chords in F, “Here I Am to Worship,” Play & Substitute Minor 7ths in F

Lesson 10: “Surround Me O Lord” in C – Advanced, Major 7ths in F, Substitution Chords, “Surround Me O Lord” in F – Advanced

Lesson 11: Suspended 2 Chords in G, Substitution Chords, How to Play “Thanks, Thanks, I Give You Thanks,” 7ths & Minor 7ths in G

Lesson 12: How to Play & Substitute Major 7ths in G, Substitution Chords, How to Play “Surround Me O Lord” in G – Advanced

 

AP 101 DRUMS: A Crash Course in Drums

Lesson 1 – Introduction to the Drums and the Different Parts of a Drum Set

Lesson 2 – Introduction to Rhythm, Metronomes and a Simple Beat, Break Every Chain Song

Lesson 3 – Introduction to ¾ Songs, Definition of 3/4 and 4/4 timing, Practice Songs “Amazing Grace.”

Lesson 4: Introduction to Fast Songs, Basic Fast Song Beat, “Can’t Nobody” and “Hallelujah Anyhow”

Lesson 5: Exercises to Enhance Your Rhythm, Introduction to Quarter Notes and Eighth Notes, Practice Songs for Snare, High Hat, Bass Drum

Lesson 6 – Keeping a Straight Beat (not speeding up or slowing down, Different Ways to Hit the Snare for Fast and Slow Songs, Using the “And” on The High Hat, “Break Every Chain” (more advanced)