Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Devotional"

Album:

Song Key: G

Evidence

Artist: Josh Baldwin

Strummy acoustic and slide guitar

Some concepts that work throughout the whole song

Couple cool moments in this laid back groover

Going a little country

Album:

Song Key: G

Highlands (Song of Ascent)

Artist: Hillsong United

Cool fingerpicking

Nice snare march

Straight forward one.

Warm tones

Album:

Song Key: B♭

Canvas and Clay

Artist: Pat Barrett

Nice acoustic groover. We put one of the acoustics on electric for this arrangement.

Simple tune.

Great Grooves

Melodic octave features and a variety of sounds.

Album:

Song Key: Eb

Free, Amen

Artist: We The Kingdom

Some gospel riffs and a lie chromatic passing tone.

Break out your gospel chops!

Album:

Song Key: A♭

Egypt

Artist: Bethel Music

Simple groover with some nice riffs.

Few different style grooves in this one.

This is a doozie, you got this.

Album:

Song Key: Eb

Never Lost

Artist: Elevation Worship

Album:

Song Key: D

Holy Water

Artist: We The Kingdom

Grit and growl.

Easy Peezy.

A lot to get but super fun.

Gospel piano and grinding organ make this song.

Album:

Song Key: A

I'm Listening

Artist: Chris McClarney

Sneaking that lead riff onto acoustic to add to the slide work on electric.

Simple Grooves!

Great Groove, Simple parts. 5 string but you can play it easily on 4.

Album:

Song Key: C

Stand In Your Love

Artist: Bethel Music and Josh Baldwin

Straight acoustic and some fun lead riffing.

Lay back and enjoy that groove!

This song has a great groove and lots of changes on beat 4 of the bar. Lets get it!

Octaves and organ.

Album:

Song Key: B♭

New Wine

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Pretty easy one for all guitarists involved.

Lots of Tom grooves!

Pretty straight forward with a nice push in the chorus.

We carry the load on this but it's a light one.

Album:

Song Key: B

Red Letters

Artist: Crowder

Timing is a little crazy but it flows nicely.

Turning electronic grooves into acoustic ones.

Synth Bass but we will rock it on electric!!!

Old school piano sound

Album:

Song Key: F

You Say

Artist: Lauren Daigle

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G♭

Who You Say I Am

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Easy acoustic and lots of lead parts in this one.

This one is in 6/8 and has some groovy tom grooves!

Great 6/8 feel, with really cool patterns and grooves on choruses.

Heavy synth pads

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:

Song Key: A♭

All My Hope

Artist: Crowder

Time to do some riffing.

Simple 6/8 grooves through this one.

Two ways to play this bad boy.

Lay down that piano.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G♭

Reckless Love

Artist: Cory Asbury

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: Medium

Song Key: G

Build My Life

Artist: Brett Younker

Easy acoustic and lots of basic lead

Easy easy song!

Very easy one with some nice chord substitutions.

Slow and easy.

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: Medium

Song Key: C

Set A Fire

Artist: Jesus Culture with Martin Smith

A real study in how to build a song. Interesting lead work too.

Loving how the repetition on this song keeps building and building and building and...

Growing sub division.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

Open Hands

Artist: Laura Story

Acoustic picking and light lead work

Love it when it opens up

great groove!

Check that arpeggiator on verse 2

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

Nothing Is Impossible

Artist: Planetshakers

Effect heavy riffs that sound harder than they are. Rhythm strumming is a little tricky.

Remember the title of this song when you first give it a listen.

I've simplified a bit but there's additional content for you pros.

Don't let this one scare you. Not as rough as you might think.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

My Lighthouse

Artist: Rend Collective

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Christ Be All Around Me

Artist: All Sons And Daughters

Beautiful tune with simple finger picking and easy lead.

Only one groove making all that much more important to hang in the pocket.

Second verse is amazing!

A nice piano ballad.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Give Me Faith

Artist: Elevation Worship

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

I Surrender

Artist: All Sons And Daughters

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: A

Trust In You

Artist: Lauren Daigle

Easy all around

Simple grooves in this song. Let this song breathe!

Easy parts but some extra bits to learn if you want them!

Heavily produced with lots of synths!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: E♭

The Heart Of Worship

Artist: Matt Redman

Remind yourself how good this song is. Includes some teaching on pentatonic riffs.

Pocket..Pocket..Pocket

Gentle song with easy groove.

Break out the Wurly!!!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D♭

Resurrecting

Artist: Elevation Worship

Acoustic in standard and alternate with easy lead duties

Pulling 2 drum kits into 1.

Grooves at the end!

Crank the verb on the piano!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

How He Loves

Artist: David Crowder Band

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Great I Am

Artist: New Life Worship

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

Sinking Deep

Artist: Hillsong Young And Free

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: Medium

Song Key: D

Ever Be

Artist: Bethel Music

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Holy Spirit

Artist: Francesca Battistelli

Beautiful acoustic picking and some strong lead work

Toms..Toms.....and more toms!! Fun song!

5 string lows.

Four Chord Song!!!

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: C

Fearless

Artist: Mia Fieldes

That riff on the bridge!!!

This song has some really tight grooves and is a ton of fun to play!!

Driving sixteenths!

You're going to love the arpeggiated synths on this tune.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Overwhelmed

Artist: Big Daddy Weave

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: E

I Am Not Alone

Artist: Kari Jobe

Beautiful acoustic set and we rock the cello part on lead guitar.

Some simple cymbal swells and a shaker is all we need for this one.

Tender upright bass deliciousness.

Great piano ballad!

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: C

Jesus Loves Me

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Only 5 chords on acoustic and a cool lead riff on that second verse.

Lots of big toms in this one.

Straight forward with some great passing tones towards the end

4 chords and capo... wait a second... this is a keyboard, not a guitar!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

Touch The Sky

Artist: Hillsong United

Simple lead riffs and we added a tasteful acoustic part.

So much fun to play!!

Great groove with easy chords.

Easy chords with nicely layered synths and pads.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

For Your Glory And My Good

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Enjoy this Tex-Mex, Beatlesy beauty. Tremolo-lo-lo

The grooves on this one are a little tricky but once you get the first the second is easier.

What a great bass line. Its a doozie.

B3 chorder!!!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: G

Tonight

Artist: All Sons And Daughters

Simple lead work and some solid acoustic work.

Just two grooves. Great for beginners.

Quarter note groove. Good passing tones.

A nice campfire piano tune.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

My Story

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Great one for beginners on both lead and rhythm. Just groove, baby.

There is a lot going on this groove but it's a ton of fun to play.

only start playing waaaay late in the song.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G♭

Healer

Artist: Kari Jobe

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D♭

Amazed

Artist: Jared Anderson

Very piano driven but we add acoustic and really dive into the lead parts of this beautiful tune.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Alabaster

Artist: Rend Collective

Beautiful acoustic fingerpicking and we added a lead part to match.

Very easy part created to support the guitar.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: E

Chasing You

Artist: Bethel Music

Tasteful and aggressive lead guitar and we added some acoustic. Not your normal strum patterns.

You're going to need to work that four way independence.

Great groove in the intro and Chorus and I also taught the synth bass parts.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D♭

Called Me Higher

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

God You Are My God

Artist: One Sonic Society

Love. This. Song. Mellow all throughout. Tons of fingerpicking but easy enough for a novice. Give it a shot.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C#

Let It Shine

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Medium tempo groover. Check out the muting lesson if you haven't yet.

Breaking out the the upright!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Worth It All

Artist: Meredith Andrews

No acoustic in the song? No problem. We added it and it sounds good. Simple lead lines get it done.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: E♭

Not For A Moment (After All)

Artist: Meredith Andrews

A little slide, a little picking and piano for the guitar on the solo acoustic section

Only two primary patterns. Great for beginners.

This has some fun parts. Octave riff in bridge is delicious.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

My God

Artist: Desperation Band

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Beautiful Things

Artist: Gungor

So many great techniques and voicings in this one. Lead guitar: defer to your acoustic sibling.

Great song with some amazing chord substitutions.

Album:

Song Key: A

Peace Be Still

Artist: The Belonging Co

A lot of changes over this one.

Variety of grooves within this tune. It's a fun one!

Great anthemic ballad.

Lots of layers.