Fifth Note Lead-In

Tips and Tricks
Subtle but Spicy

Add a little spice to your 1, 5, 6, 4 chord progression with this simple note.  It works with quarter as well as whole notes, as a lead-in or a riff.  Use it sparingly, but definitely when you want to throw some fun into your groove. Daniel shows us where to slip it in.  

Here's what it looks like in Phil Wickham's At Your Name (in measures 3 and 6)

Try adding the 5th Note Lead-In in these songs:

At Your Name

Lots of great lead in this one. You'll be all over the place.
Lay back in that pocket!
Real bass players paradise.
Love the piano on the verse
Album: 
Response
Song Key: 
A
BPM: 
84

How Great Is Our God

Easy strummer with some cool chord variation.
Simple tune to learn!!
Great bass line that is reminiscent of Delirious.
Four chords and a B3
Album: 
Arriving
Song Key: 
Dâ™­
BPM: 
76

Our God

Whole lot going on in this one. Not that difficult if you just take it piece by piece.
Doesn't get any easier than this.
Great live version and groove with the kick!
Easy Chorder!
Song Key: 
B
BPM: 
105

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The music-

' Too familiar with much of the music, I'm an old schooler, keep it coming.

5th Note lead in

Daniel,
Hi! Thank you for the posting. This is a nice idea!
Can you look into posting some gospel funk grooves using pentatonic patterns?
I understand the pentatonic scales but have a hard time improvising on it.
Thank you!
Frank