Gospel Music Performance Practice and Technique, Volume 1

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AuthorHouse, 2009 - Fiction - 124 pages
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Gospel Music Performance Practice and Technique Volume 1 is the leading and most comprehensive book on the subject. It offers step by step instructions; from traditional to contemporary styles, and is a great teaching aid for the private instructor and the college professor. This book, along with Gospel Music Performance Practice and Technique Volume 2, 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. "TRULY A TREASURE! To all who have wished for and searched for a good book on how to play Gospel Music. This is it!! This book is better than good. It is excellent. The author clearly knows his subject well..." Linden, NJ United States "Hightly Substantive!!! A long overdue book that delves down into the the theory behind playing Gospel Music. It is well written, and substantive. Robert L. Jefferson has elevated the instruction of gospel to a totally new level. With players of the authentic music willing or able to teach being so rare, it is a true treat to study with an individual who is so clearly able to articulate it. After a brief history of the music, Dr. Jefferson tackles a wide array of topics from basic chord theory and gospel cadence, to everything from passing chords, secondary dominants, contemporary gospel licks and fills, and more. Examples are enlightening and abundant...Purchasing this book will definitely take you to a whole new level regardless of where you are now! When it comes to music instruction books, this book ranks TOP on my list." "Jazz Organist" (Tokyo, Japan)

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