Gospel Music Performance Practice and Technique

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AuthorHouse, Mar 31, 2009 - Music - 104 pages
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Year after year, the fascination with Gospel Music continues to rise and written information on the subject was very limited until, Robert L. Jefferson, one of America’s authorities on the subject, decided to write books that have proven to be an answer to prayer for those who have always had a desire to play Gospel Music but were unable to find the necessary resources on the topic.  Gospel Music Performance Practice and Technique Volume 2, goes hand in hand with Gospel Music Performance Practice and Technique Volume 1 and enables you to play Gospel Music immediately because of its note for note arrangements. This book is written with the intermediate to advanced student in mind. For piano and voice. 

This book, along with Gospel Music Performance Practice and Technique Volume 1, is now being used in colleges, universities, and high schools and by educators worldwide as the primary required text book pertaining to the stylistic practices and techniques of Gospel Music.

CDs are available to go along with the books. For more information go to: www.jeffersonpresents.com

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About the author (2009)

Robert L. Jefferson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona, a Master of Music degree from the University of Houston, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Maryland. He began playing the piano for the church at the age of nine. Dr. Jefferson was able to refine his gospel style by serving as pianist for the Mount Calvary Baptist Church, the Salt River Valley District Association Congress and the Arizona National Baptist Convention. He also promoted the gospel style of piano playing through his private piano students. After leaving Phoenix, he served as organist for the Christian Fellowship of Musicians and Entertainers and taught class piano at the University of Houston. Jefferson has had extensive performing experience as pianist for a variety of gospel artists throughout the United States and Asia. While in Japan, he was musical director of the Yokota Inspirational Gospel Choir in Tokyo and also educator for numerous Japanese gospel choirs and musicians throughout Japan. He is experienced as a soloist, songwriter, recording artist and jazz pianist and continues to perform and conduct workshops and clinics for educational and religious organizations worldwide. It is Dr. Jefferson's desire that his books will aid in elevating the spread of gospel music education throughout the world. Go to www.jeffersonpresents.com for more information.

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