Back 2 The Basics

Learn the fundamental basics of Gospel Piano.
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  • Lectures 65
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2013 English

Course Description

The Back 2 Basics gospel piano course is an essential course for any musician stepping into the world of Gospel piano.  This course is designed to cover all of the foundational elements essential for any gospel keyboardist.  

This course covers:

  1. Scales
  2. The Number Sytem
  3. Intervals
  4. Chords
  5. Inversions
  6. Chord Progressions
  7. Song Application
This course will systematically guide you through the core concepts while demonstrating their relationship with the music you hope to play.  This course is hands on and requires you to involve yourself.  

What are the requirements?

  • Computer with high-speed internet.
  • Keyboard or Piano to practice.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will have mastery of scales and their relationship to music.
  • You will have a complete working knowledge of the number system and how it's used to learn, write, and produce songs.
  • You will know how to form chords in any key.
  • You will understand how this information applies to popular gospel songs.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for those just starting out in gospel music.
  • You should be familiar with a piano by at least knowing the notes.
  • Any one just starting out on keys will find this course helpful.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Intro Video
Introduction
Preview
05:52
Section 2: Scales
00:48
In this lesson we cover THE most important element in piano playing.  That is the major scale which is foundational to everything we do.  I have enclosed a PDF that contains the notes for the major scale is all 12 keys so that you can get familiar with it.  The PDF also contains the diatonic chords in all 12 keys.  This is a lesson we will cover later in the course.
Knowing the note sounds.
Preview
01:14
Knowing the note number.
Preview
01:42
Section 3: Chords
How to build chords
Preview
05:31
How to practice primary chords
05:31
Section 4: Inversions
Playing Chord Inversions
06:42
Section 5: Number System
What is the number system?
05:39
Section 6: Diatonic Chords
Diatonic Concepts In More Detail
07:01
Diatonic Chord Inversions
10:58
Diatonic Variations
12:58
Advanced Diatonic Concepts
04:46
Section 7: Basic Chord Progressions (Key of C)
Basic 2-5-1 Key of C
00:39
PHAT 2-5-1 chord progression.
01:42
The 7-3-6 chord progression.
00:57
The 7-3-6-2-5-1-4 chord progression.
04:18
More Advanced 7-3-6-2-5-1-4 Chord Progression
02:56
Section 8: Chord Progressions In ALL The Other Keys
Basic 2-5-1 Key of Db
00:41
Basic 2-5-1 Key of D
00:48
Basic 2-5-1 Key of Eb
00:52
Basic 2-5-1 Key of E
00:52
Basic 2-5-1 Key of F
00:52
Basic 2-5-1 Key of Gb
00:45
Basic 2-5-1 Key of G
00:53
Basic 2-5-1 Key of Ab
00:52
Basic 2-5-1 Key of A
00:59
Basic 2-5-1 Key of Bb
00:53
Basic 2-5-1 Key of B
00:54
Basic 7-3-6 Key of Db
00:53
Basic 7-3-6 Key of D
00:55
Basic 7-3-6 Key of Eb
01:01
Basic 7-3-6 Key of E
00:53
Basic 7-3-6 Key of F
00:46
Basic 7-3-6 Key of Gb
00:45
Basic 7-3-6 Key of G
00:51
Basic 7-3-6 Key of Ab
00:48
Basic 7-3-6 Key of A
00:48
Basic 7-3-6 Key of Bb
00:49
Basic 7-3-6 Key of B
01:06
Basic 7-3-6-2-5-1-4 Key of Db
01:54
Basic 7-3-6-2-5-1-4 Key of D
01:35
Basic 7-3-6-2-5-1-4 Key of Eb
01:29
Basic 7-3-6-2-5-1-4 Key of E
01:37
Basic 7-3-6-2-5-1-4 Key of F
03:00
Basic 7-3-6-2-5-1-4 Key of Gb
01:40
Basic 7-3-6-2-5-1-4 Key of G
01:46
Basic 7-3-6-2-5-1-4 Key of Ab
01:32
Basic 7-3-6-2-5-1-4 Key of A
01:22
Basic 7-3-6-2-5-1-4 Key of Bb
01:24
Basic 7-3-6-2-5-1-4 Key of B
01:52
PHAT 2-5-1 Key of Db
01:25
PHAT 2-5-1 Key of D
01:18
PHAT 2-5-1 Key of Eb
01:16
PHAT 2-5-1 Key of E
01:32
PHAT 2-5-1 Key of F
01:15
PHAT 2-5-1 Key of Gb
02:05
PHAT 2-5-1 Key of G
01:56
PHAT 2-5-1 Key of Ab
01:17
PHAT 2-5-1 Key of A
01:37
PHAT 2-5-1 Key of Bb
01:57
PHAT 2-5-1 Key of B
01:31
Section 9: Application
How Great Is Our God
07:30
How Great Is Our God Part 2
06:54
Thank You Lord
10:01
Section 10: Bonus Lectures
How To Finger The Major Scale
17:23

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Instructor Biography

Darrell Cook, Music and Ministry Instructor

Darrell Cook is an a pianist and organist that has been playing gospel, jazz, and neo-soul keys for over 15 years.

Groomed to play at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Erie Pa, Darrell learned quickly to thrive in the demanding environment on urban church musicianship.  His first assignment was to manage four choirs, a five piece band, and praise team.  This experience forced him to learn all of the styles and approaches necessary in a urban church context.

Throughout the years he has shared the stage with CeCe Winans, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, The Chautauqua Youth Mass Choir and several others.

After years of playing and traveling Darrell decided to begin to teach what he knows to upcoming musicians.  His vision to train others was realized with the website Sonsofthunderpro.com which he started in 2009.  Since that time he has trained thousands of musicians online.

Darrell is also a gifted preacher and Pastors the Christ Community Church. He is happily married to his wife of seven years Shavonne Cook. The two continue to grow in ministry and in love. 

 

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