Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Ambient Guitar"

Album:

Song Key: E

Is He Worthy?

Artist: Chris Tomlin

This is a unique one.

Just supporting this song.

One sneaky bar of 2 beats but otherwise pretty easy and solid.

Up for a fun challenge? (*We aaaaare!*)

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: F

I Surrender

Artist: Hillsong Worship

This slow burner is all about soft picking and reverbed tremolo

Simple song to learn.

Its straight forward with a great Groove in the second half.

Pretty pad heavy on this one.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: E♭

Blessed Assurance

Artist: Elevation Worship

Lots of repetition but it builds

Fun little 6/8 tune

Hold down that low end

Pretty basic from a playing standpoint

Album:

Song Key: E♭

Living Hope

Artist: Phil Wickham

So many guitar layers and finger picking for acoustic.

Some simple supportive grooves until we get to lay it down at the end.

pretty straight with some nice riffs at the end.

Pretty simple.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

All Hail King Jesus

Artist: Jeremy Riddle

Epic parts. Tone section is important so check it out.

We start off pretty chill on this one but hang in there it gets a little bigger.

Sneaky 2 bars but a great bass part.

Beautiful layers

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Your Glory (Nothing But The Blood)

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Easy acoustic picking and some slide on lead.

Such laid back grooves

You don't come in until 2:19 but we bring it up to 16ths.

Piano takes the lead in this one.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

Here's My Heart

Artist: David Crowder

Beautiful song. Lead has some easy slide and ambient work while acoustic is picked throughout. Warm up those fingers!

Simple and straight forward.

Lots of space and a gentle approach.

Lay down the piano and pads.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Lead Me To the Cross

Artist: Hillsong United

Lovely acoustic work and ambient lead work.

Pretty simple tune.

Good parts and slightly challenging groove.

Nice easy one.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Tremble

Artist: Mosaic MSC

Couple key riffs on this one with an added acoustic part.

Simple grooves and let the loop do the work.

Great song build with a fun riff to learn.

Love the tones on this

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Forgiven

Artist: David Crowder

Easy lead and lots of acoustic picking.

Starts simple and then we really get to let loose in the chorus.

great "drivey" tone.

Cool piano line.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Waiting Here For You

Artist: Martin Smith

Slow builder but the last section takes it to the roof.

Speaking of waiting...

Straight ahead slow build and not too much work.

A 16th note arp the entire time!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Oh Mercy

Artist: Stu Garrard

Be patient and let it breathe

Simple vibe with some supportive tom grooves and swells.

Nice substitute chords.

Beautiful piano driven song

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

I Am

Artist: David Crowder

Heavy acoustic but we go into detail on the tone settings to get that sweet feedback sound.

Easy song to learn!! Just toms and snare.

Synth bass feel and overdrive if you have it.

Straight up piano part on this one

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Come As You Are

Artist: David Crowder

Such a beautiful song with technical slide work and an easy acoustic guitar strum.

Love that swing feel.

Straight and great! Synth bass world!

Beautiful piano work

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Only King Forever

Artist: Elevation Worship

Half time feel on the chorus and a whole lot of pedal switching. Get your dancing shoes on!

Seven different patterns on this tune. Yikes!

Some cool riffs in this one.

Easy piano and synth tune! Bridge is a little challenging tho!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

All The Poor and Powerless

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

This is a gorgeous piano song that converts quite well to guitar.

So simple and so musical.

Great laid back song with fun parts towards the end.

Watch the rhythm on the verse.... it's tricky!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

My Victory

Artist: David Crowder

Love how this arrangement came together

Time to get creative!!

Straight quarter note vibe, think like a synth bass but play real bass!!!

Time for the synths!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Great Are You Lord

Artist: All Sons And Daughters

One of Jason's favorite songs. Some interesting ambient lead techniques in this one.

Relaxed 6/8 vibe all the way through this one!

Not too tricky and has some beautiful parts that are under the radar to learn.

Time for the piano!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Restore My Soul

Artist: Vertical Worship

Beautiful ambient work and some tasty acoustic riffs.

Pretty chill song with simple parts.

Very straight forward delicious tone.

Great counter-melodies!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

Even So Come

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Simple acoustic and some basic lead.

Charge up your batteries because this tune in a quick one!!

A long tune with many moving parts but so fun!

Eighth notes and a pipe organ = Awesome!!!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

Break Every Chain

Artist: Jesus Culture

Four chords and two riffs lead to a lot of room to get creative.

Lots of groove variations in this one. Fear not, I'll get you through it!

Simple chord pattern of four chords but look for dynamics.

Easy tune with four chords and a riff.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Street Called Mercy

Artist: Hillsong United

Tons of lead work and a simple acoustic strumming part.

We need to imitate programmed drums for this tune. No worries though, I'll show you some tricks!

Pulsing groove but simple once you get it.

Easy chords... challenging tones!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

On The Throne

Artist: Desperation Band

Huge wash of sound and some fingerpicking to boot!

Great builder with some big fill concepts

Groove time!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Come Alive (Dry Bones)

Artist: Lauren Daigle

Nice and easy ambient guitar and a clear acoustic part.

A good groove at the beginning and pretty straight forward.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Make A Way

Artist: Desperation Band

Warm up your wrist because we're tremolo picking.

Simple build with a huge crescendo

5 String driver with some great grooves.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

Jesus, Be My Savior

Artist: Paul Baloche

Beautiful hymn-like tune. Acoustic finger picking follows the melody and the lead does some tasteful ambient slide work.

Easy pads

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

It Is Well With My Soul

Artist: Hillsong Chapel

Tasteful update of an old hymn. Lead really works the tremelo picking and acoustic keeps it simple. Includes bonus content.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Magnified

Artist: Desperation Band

Simple lead. Don't let the chord chart scare you. It's easier than it looks. Includes intro with Jon Egan

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