The word gospel is derived from Old English god-spell, meaning "good news." With history that can be dated back to the 18th century, gospel music's creation, performance and significance varies by culture and social context.
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In this series you will be taking an in-depth look into gospel music and the basics behind performing it. Steve will teach a variety of topics, including hymns, gospel and praise songs, playing solo and with others. This series assumes an intermediate level of knowledge.Begin the Course
Steve Eulberg starts his new gospel series with a lesson that details what he plans to teach in the lessons to follow, a hymn called "What a Fellowship," and finally, what playing for worship means.
Steve Eulberg talks about transposing to be compatible with other instruments and playing in the best key for singers.
Steve Eulberg emphasizes the importance of having a good, clear beginning and ending to your songs when playing for a congregation.
Steve Eulberg discusses using the bluegrass style to relax the song and give the congregation time to sing comfortably. You will be looking at "Cwm Rhondda" as an example.
Steve Eulberg continues his discussion on giving the congregation a comfortable amount of time to sing. This lesson focuses on tagging the last line, giving everyone a chance to breathe and start again at the beginning. You will be taking a look at a hymn called "The Ash Grove" as an example.
Steve Eulberg takes some time to talk about hymns. He discusses the importance of having a good message in your songs, as they tend to be "sticky" and a great way of getting your message across. He gives a couple examples where you can even place your hymns in a different musical setting to bring new life to them.
Steve Eulberg takes a look at what happens when you reinterpret the meter of a song. He uses the hymn "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" as an example.
Steve Eulberg takes a look at whether it's possible to play along with a hymn that is very complex harmonically. He uses the beautiful tune "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded" as an example.
Steve Eulberg takes a look at the hymn, "I Love to Tell the Story" in his newest gospel lesson.
Steve Eulberg takes the hymn you learned in the last lesson, "I Love to Tell the Story," and modernizes it by changing the rhythm.
Steve Eulberg takes a look at an old, beautiful American hymn tune called "Martyrdom."
Steve Eulberg looks at a fun, bluegrass arrangement of "Life Is Like a Mountain Railway."
Join Steve as he teaches a beautiful fingerstyle arrangement of Amazing Grace.
Join Steve and take a look at the beautiful melody found in this familiar song.
Steve creates yet another beautiful fingertsyle arrangement for this classic hymn.
Join Steve as he discusses and models what it means to be the acoustic rhythm player in a worship band. He offers two of his own original worship songs as a great examples.
It may seem like a simple thing, but when it comes down to it, how do we know what the best strum is for a song? Join Steve as he tackles this challenge with a couple different songs.
Sometimes chord charts are right on, but more often than not, those chords are misaligned with the words and the rhythm is left a mystery. Join Steve as he gives some practical advice on how to navigate those tricky chord charts.
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Steve is an exceptional player and teacher. This lesson not only taught a beautiful song, but it also gave me the tools to adapt other songs in my hymnal. Great lesson all around.
Yeah! I have been wanting to learn just this type of playing. I had trouble getting the session to load quicker than you, but hope to figure the problem out. I am a beginner with your Teachings and noticed this. Thank you for this op to learn
Good comments on matching singing voices.
I love the theme of this series and I am looking forward to seeing more lessons like this!
Its so awesome that you all have included this series. definite thumbs up!
Just great! I like that the focus is taken off the performer and given to God's glory.
material does not have the words. just shows the piano notes. would like to see words to match up with the guitar chords. also.. a white board where he can point to what he is talking about would help. I just got my guitar at Christmas an
Steve what model guitar are you playing and what strings? Thanks, Gary