Precious Lord!: How to Play Black Gospel

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AuthorHouse, Nov 1, 2007 - Music - 128 pages
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Precious Lord! How to Play Black Gospel book 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. "TRULY A TREASURE! To all who have wished for and searched for a good book on how to play black gospel. This is it!! This book is better than good. It is excellent. The author clearly knows his subject well and is able to present it clearly...The book is practical and detailed. Many different aspects of black gospel are illustrated and are demonstrated on the accompanying CDs. As far as I am concerned this material is classic. In view of the quality of the information as well as the fact that this imformation is normally so difficult to obtain, I feel blessed to have bought this book..." Linden, NJ United States "Hightly Substantive!!! A long overdue book that delves down into the the theory behind playing black gospel. 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, Mr. Jefferson tackles a wide array of topics from basic chord theory and gospel cadence, to everything from passing chords, secondary dominants, contemporary, licks and fills, soul gospel 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 ranksTOP on my list." "Jazz Organist" (Tokyo, Japan)
 

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Contents

BASIC TRIADS AND INTERVALS
1
CADENCES
5
CHORD FUNCTIONS
12
PASSING CHORDS
19
SECONDARY DOMINANTS
24
ALTERED CHORD FUNCTIONS
34
SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS
39
SYNCOPATION AND RHYTHM
45
SOUL GOSPEL BASS LINES
51
SOUL GOSPEL LICKS FILLS
59
FREE METER
70
PREACH IT
71
CONTEMPORARY SOUL GOSPEL
73
IIV ll7lV7l CHORD PROGRESSIONS
86
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