Beginning Gospel Piano: 6 Tips to Get You Started

Here are six tips to get you started playing gospel piano! This tutorial will teach you how to use several stylistic elements that are common to gospel piano. They’re also great for blues and jazz piano, in case you were wondering! We’ll do this by analyzing a short piece, and I’ll show you each of the tips in context.

Time stamps:

Demo Piece: 0:31
Tip #1: Use four-note triads (1:43)
Tip #2: Thicken your left hand bass (3:24)
Tip #3: Use pedal notes (6:36)
Tip #4: Use passing notes and chords (7:36)
Tip #5: Use 6th chords (11:56)
Tip #6: Use grace notes (13:51)

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