If you enjoy playing hymns and gospel songs in the
"old fashioned" way, this is your chance to learn
how to play in the full, exciting style you have
heard, but never have known how to reproduce.
Beginning with the
basic four-part harmony of the hymnal, each lesson
progressively develops the concepts of evangelistic
playing by means of chords, runs, chord
substitutions, rhythm development, etc. You
learn how to arrange a hymn from start to finish
using these techniques.
And we use the
old, familiar hymns such as...
Bringing In The
What a Friend We
Have In Jesus
Trust and Obey
My Hope Is Built
On Nothing Less
A Mighty Fortress
Is Our God
We Three Kings
God Rest You
Go Down Moses
Tell Me The Old
Tell It To Jesus
We've a Story To
Tell To The Nations
Rock Of Ages
O Worship The
O Jesus I Have
The Light Of The
World Is Jesus
O Come All Ye
'Tis So Sweet To
Trust In Jesus
Each of these
songs is printed in the course as it would appear in
a standard hymnbook, and then of course Duane shows
you how to enlarge the song so you don't have to
play it just as it is written, but in a much fuller
Have you ever
wanted to be able to "run" up and down the keyboard?
Several of the lessons deal specifically with this
technique, and the variety of ways it is
accomplished. Learn to play right hand octave runs,
left hand octave runs, broken chord runs, 7th runs,
minor 7th runs, and so on. Learn where and when to
begin a run and where and when to end a run. Learn
how to add those rich, modern sounding chords to
your hymns. Learn to use passing tones and double
octaves and block chords to create a big, exciting
sound! You get 40 printed lessons in a big binder,
plus an "Organ Supplement" that shows how to apply
these techniques to the organ, plus 6 CD's that
demonstrate each technique and song in detail
You get 40
great lessons listed below!
basics. Using the "big 3" to play hymns.
octaves in the melody.
patterns I, IV and V7.
How to fill
in your octaves for a bigger sound.
chords. Use inversions to sound better &
enhance your style.
chords in "Bringing In The Sheaves"
Which of your fingers go where in a
fifths in "What a Friend We Have in
playing "Trust and Obey"
exciting runs out of "boring scales".
chords while playing "A Mighty
chords and their scales as we play "We
Three Kings", "God Rest Ye Merry
Gentlemen", and the spiritual "Go Down
chords as transitions in "Tell Me The
Old Old Story".
chords in "Tell It To Jesus".
chords in "We've a Story To Tell To The
9th chords &
how to use them.
chords such as 11ths and 13ths & how to
chords in "Rock of Ages"
chords in many different ways.
How to read
signatures: how they work. Transposing.
All the flat
keys, all the sharp keys, and the Circle
in your left hand for a BIG sound in "O
Jesus, I Have Promised".
chords using both the 6th and the 9th in
the same chord.
patterns in 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, 12/8, 2/4,
dynamic signs, tempo signs, staccato,
different swing bass patterns in your
How to create runs out of scales and
and octave runs in hymns and gospel
songs using "Jesus Saves"
to the left hand while filling in the
right hand chords.
"scout a song" before you play it so you
know what's coming.
create an intro and ending for your
songs FROM your song. "Wonderful Words
modulate from key to key (changing keys
in a song).
transpose to a different key (different
your playing by improvising. "Tis So
Sweet To Trust in Jesus"
How to use
chord substitutions to make your songs
much more interesting. "At Calvary"
How to pick
out a tune by ear and figure out what
chords go with it.
important tips on sight reading
How to make
your fingers move faster.
How to develop your own
Not sure what evangelistic piano
playing sounds like? Click here!
has a very unique gift... not only a
talent, but a very special "gift" from
God. He can communicate understandable
musical information by way of audio and
video tapes to students in a very
practical way and at the same time teach
on a very personal level. It seems as
though you've met him in person when you
listen or watch any of his tapes. He is
very personable and his Christianity
soon shines through in his comments. He
has a wealth of knowledge to share and
is happy to do so.
Renee Goodman, E-mail on file
EE-1: "How to make hymns & gospel
songs come alive through evangelistic
6 audio CD's
40 printed lessons
in a big binder
Supplement" for those who also play the organ
Bonus DVD video (so
you can see) titled "How
To Super-Charge The Hymns You Play Every Sunday!"
which includes these songs:
- Battle Hymn Of The Republic
- Nothing But The Blood
- Jesus Loves Me
- There Is a Fountain
- Just As I Am
- Jesus Paid It All