Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Communion Songs"

Album:

Song Key: A

Holy Love

Artist: Citizens

More lead driven than acoustic

Nice sparse groove

Nice and simple

Working closely with the guitar

Album:

Song Key: F

Christ Our Hope In Life And Death

Artist: Keith and Kristyn Getty

So. Many. Changes.

3/4 and 2/4 make this a challenge

Get counting

Hymn feel with interesting time signature

Album:

Song Key: B

Turn Your Eyes

Artist: Sovereign Grace

Light Duty for both guitars on this one so lay back and enjoy the slow pace

Super chill song. Just need some coordination in the beginning.

Great song with some nice chord changes

Gentle piano work throughout

Album:

Song Key: C

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

Artist: CityAlight

Tons of fingerpicking and a nice complementary lead part.

Simple song for drummers.

Easy with the same chord structures for all verses and chorus's.

Piano driven hymn sounding good.

Album:

Song Key: D

King Of Kings

Artist: Hillsong Worship

A short, easy song from Hillsong? Surely you jest!

Big tom grooves on this one.

Awesome grooves on this one.

Simple piano tune with some cool pads.

Album:

Song Key: C

Run To The Father

Artist: Cody Carnes

Love our lead parts and the acoustic even has an interesting strum pattern.

Straight forward.

Synth Bass beginning and then real bass from bridge.

We're driving this one. So sit deep in that pocket.

Album:

Song Key: E

Jesus You Alone

Artist: Highlands Worship

Love the way the parts fall together on this one.

Simple 6/8 song.

Quite a few grooves on this but a great song.

A gentle keys lead.

Album:

Song Key: F

It Is Finished

Artist: Melodie Malone

Added acoustic and some important riffs on the lead guitar.

Tom grooves and then grab that pocket at the end.

Great riffs at the end. You will learn a lot on this one.

Album:

Song Key: B

What A Saviour

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Watch the count on this one

Coordination and tom grooves.

Some changes that feel like they may be in odd time but they are not so we can rock it!

Break out the EP!

Album:

Song Key: C

Behold The Lamb

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Easy acoustic tune with a few key lead riffs.

Toms and spacious grooves to start and then we lay into it!!

Pretty easy, has a quick change in the chorus but you can do it!!!

Heavy on the piano

Album:

Song Key: B

Remembrance

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Hallelujah For The Cross

Artist: Chris McClarney

Combining two main lead parts and an easy acoustic part.

Such a great song and a sweet little groove in verse 2.

Two great grooves and some sweet verses.

Epic tune.

Album:

Song Key: F

Grace To Grace

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Couple key riffs on this one.

Gotta stay on our toes with these groove changes.

A lot going on but a fun one to learn.

Lots going on with the tone

Album:

Song Key: G

Blessed Redeemer

Artist: Casting Crowns

Super simple for everyone.

Not much to this one. Pretty simple.

Great Verse Groove!

Piano and organ fill this one out nicely.

Album:

Song Key: E♭

Living Hope

Artist: Phil Wickham

Album:

Song Key: B♭

God You're So Good

Artist: Kristian Stanfill and Melodie Malone

Easy lead and great way to step into some acoustic note picking.

Start off light and drive it at the end.

Sparse parts but great inversions.

Filling the space in this one.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Came To My Rescue

Artist: Hillsong United

Strum pattern's a little different in this one but it's simple enough. Nice opening lead riff as well.

Lots of snare rolls and toms in this one.

Get warmed up for that bridge.

Easy pads on this one.

Album:

Song Key: G

Mighty Cross

Artist: Elevation Worship

Just a few simple riffs.

Such a great song. Just hang on we'll get going.

Great "drivey" straight ahead song.

Keeping you busy

Album:

Song Key: B

Jesus We Love You

Artist: Bethel Music

Intense acoustic and slide lead guitar

Lets figure out how to condense some of the grooves.

Super great and really easy!

Nice piano lines...

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B♭

More Like Jesus

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Lead work starts slow but it builds.

Not much to this one.

6/8 Drivey one.

Epic Keys!

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:

Song Key: C

Come To The Table

Artist: Sidewalk Prophets

Lots to do on both guitars.

Nice pocket in the chorus and a fun Turnaround!

16ths of Glory!!!

String Time!

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: Down

Song Key: G

No Other Name

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Lots of acoustic work in this one and simple lead guitar. We simplify in the solo acoustic section.

We've got some 2-bars so watch it!

Driving 8ths and great changes.

Easy Chords but Challenging sounds! Bring your "A" game!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: E

Here I Am To Worship

Artist: Chris Tomlin

A modern classic. Easy strummer with nice open voicings. Lead players get your E-Bows out!

Super simple!!

Live version, Great groove.

Get paddy

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Christ Is Enough

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Plenty of lead work in this one and a bridge that brings an old hymn back.

Fun song to play with a great groove!

Groove is awesome!

Work your octaves.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

The Stand

Artist: Hillsong United

Nice slow groover with unique strum pattern and stand out leads.

Pretty simple tune overall.

Some really cool moves once you get into it.

Slow and simple.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

You Are Love And Love Alone

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

That guitar and piano riff. Awesome

Super easy. Just lay back into the groove!

You come in on the 4th beat of the bar. That is the trick!

Tasteful piano. Lay back and enjoy it.

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: Down

Song Key: G

Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)

Artist: Hillsong Worship

This tune has one riff that starts building and never looks back. Nice acoustic fingerpicking also.

This song cuts loose but you have to be patient.

16ths all day long!

Great piano lines. Lots of sections so pay attention.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Mercy

Artist: Matt Redman

Switch from 4/4 to 3/4? What?!

Might need to count this one. It switches from 4/4 to 3/4.

Goes From 4/4 to 3/4

Two meters in one song!!!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Jesus, Only Jesus

Artist: Matt Redman

Simple strummer with an fun timing twist.

This one is in 3/4 but it's pretty chill.

Simple part with a few nice melodic riffs.

A great piano ballad. Watch out for the meter changes tho.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

Behold (Then Sings My Soul)

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Fingerpicky and some combo riffs

Pretty chill tune with some simple grooves.

Straight forward! You can do this!

Easy chords with lots of sounds!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

How Deep The Father's Love For Us

Artist: Austin Stone Worship

Beautiful arpeggios all around

Pretty simple tune. We just have to adjust to the new time signature.

6/4 but pretty simple.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: F

Man of Sorrows

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Feels like a modern hymn. Well written with some cool acoustic picking.

Pretty simple tune.

Different groove but great to play.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: F

In Christ Alone

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Nice update of a modern classic with a fun timing twist.

Fun 3/4 groove.

Seems like a timing mission but actually pretty straight forward.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Jesus Messiah

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Such a solid song. Lots of lead work and simple acoustic chords.

Simple, Solid and Pocket.

8th note glory days.

Piano and strings

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B♭

Doxology (Amen)

Artist: Phil Wickham

A great modern arrangement of a classic hymn!

Get your tom hands warmed up!!!

Groovy Bridge!

The power of the arp!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

To Live Is Christ

Artist: Sidewalk Prophets

Light lead work and simple strum pattern. Watch those changes!

Such a good song!!

Fun riff!

Another easy chord'r ballad

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B♭

King Of My Heart

Artist: John Mark and Sarah McMillan

Beautiful layering on the guitars in this one.

Super simple!!

Delay on the bass on this one!

Time for the 80s

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Jesus Paid It All

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Simple chord changes and a really nicely layered lead rhythm part.

Super simple tune! Just have to remember 3/4

Easy Peasy

Easy Chorder

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

How He Loves

Artist: David Crowder Band

Get your ebow out for the lead. We also added some acoustic fingerpicking.

Ghost note time!!

Super easy! 4 Chords!

Piano Time!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

Have It All

Artist: Bethel Music

Melodic fingerpicking and lead work

A lot of percussion going on in this song so we need to pick out the root groove!

Nice groove towards the end.

Tasty parts on this one.

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: Medium

Song Key: B

Lamb Of God

Artist: Vertical Worship

Cool verse riffs for both keys and lead.

Killer groove!!

Easy with one cool new riff.

Easy Chord'r with great synths!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

Abide With Me

Artist: Matt Redman

Simple lead and rhythm.

We have to wait our turn to come in on this one but it's worth it!

Delicate, Only play on the chorus!

Easy Chord'r!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Lots of chord variations and some rhythmic lead.

We added a drum groove so check it out.

Chord substitution central!

Three sections with easy chords!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

O Praise The Name (Anastasis)

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Who needs tons of guitars? You got this.

Get ready for some more tom grooves!!

Big bottom on this bad boy!

Easy chords and riffs!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Cornerstone

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Great update of a classic hymn. Includes additional bonus content

Lots of toms!

Solid easy parts

Easy piano chords with a little strings

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Grace That Won't Let Go

Artist: Gateway Worship

Nice and simple all around.

Cool grooves in this one!

Fun little groove at the top.

Easy chords and easy synths!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

At The Cross (Love Ran Red)

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Fingers are going to be busy. Get warmed up!

Awesome grooves and an overall fun song!!

Great groove in chorus 3

Easy chords + nice melodies = fun tune to play!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

You Alone

Artist: NCC Worship

Simple acoustic tune with a lot of simple lead lines.

Pretty simple tune. Dig into that pocket.

Solid quarter notes to make up a great groove.

Nice synths with an arpeggiator.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B♭

No Longer Slaves

Artist: Bethel Music

Love the low end groove on this tune.

Fun grooves and lots of toms in this one!!

Some fun slides and riffs towards the end.

Easy chords and a nice melody.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

He Paid It All

Artist: Brandon Heath

Simple acoustic but a TON of lead work. Limber up those fingers.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

Nothing But The Blood

Artist: Corey Voss

A full re-imagining of a classic hymn.

Really solid brush work on this one.

Easy parts. A great song to learn.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D♭

Grace So Glorious

Artist: Elevation Worship

Lots of lead work and a really simple acoustic part. Be sure to check out the solo acoustic section.

Driving anthemic song with some great walking changes.

Nice lead line on the chorus.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Calvary

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Easy strummer with a strong message.

Lay back. Way back.

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: Medium

Song Key: B♭

The Cross Stands

Artist: Worship Central

This one's a wall of sound. Sounds like "Victory".

The verse is super fun on this. Great song for the most part driving 8th notes.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G♭

For The Cross

Artist: Bethel Music

Watch the intro. Lots of arrangement on this one. Cool phrasing.

Don't get intimidated on that instrumental. You got it.

There are a few 2 beat bars but otherwise pretty straight forward.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: E

We Must Remember

Artist: Jeremy Camp

Nice open E sound with interchangeable lead and rhythm parts

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

You Are My King (Amazing Love)

Artist: Christy Nockels

Learn some riff work.

Pretty straight grooves.

Straight forward with a few nice riffs to learn if you'd like.

Piano freedom!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

My Savior My God

Artist: Aaron Shust

Great opening riff on the acoustic. Even includes a little guitar solo.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

The Mystery of Faith

Artist: Glenn Packiam

Such a great profession of faith. Perfect for communion time or anytime.

Heavy lyrics mean light drums.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

Redeemed

Artist: Big Daddy Weave

Added an acoustic guitar to this one so nobody feels left out.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Sweetly Broken

Artist: Jeremy Riddle

Rhythm is a little bit of a challenge on this one. Lead is simple enough. Get after it!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Jesus Son Of God

Artist: Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels

Acoustic keeps it interesting with some nice picking and lead tastefully accents it.

Another great piano ballad.

Album:

Tempo: down

Song Key: G

O The Blood

Artist: Gateway Worship

Just stay out of the way of this song...unless you plan on playing the piano line on guitar.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: E♭/F

In Christ Alone Solid Rock

Artist: Travis Cottrell

This one's a two-fer with a key change.

Watch out for the 4/4 bar but otherwise a great hymn to learn.

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