Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Driving 8th Notes"

Album:

Song Key: A

You Are The Lord

Artist: Brett Younker

Big chorus ballad riffs

Heavy on those toms

Throw your head back and drop it

Taking it back to the old school

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: A

We Praise You

Artist: Matt Redman

Big Lead lines and super strummy acoustic.

Straight forward and fun to play.

Straight forward with a fun riff at the end.

Cool tones.

Album:

Song Key: D

No One But You

Artist: Hillsong Worship

3 chords means lots of lead variation.

Ton of Toms!

Passing tones at the end but the structure is very simple throughout the song.

Album:

Song Key: B♭

Gone

Artist: Elevation Worship

Love the upbeat feel.

Fun and energetic song!!

Great driving song with some extra nuggets to learn.

Cool big synth lead

Album:

Song Key: B♭

See a Victory

Artist: Elevation Worship

Lots of fun lead work with a simple acoustic strumming part.

Super fun song!!

Driving big ballad, great riffs.

Cool lead line on that chorus.

Album:

Song Key: A

God Is So Good (You Are Worthy)

Artist: Pat Barrett

Long tune but we break it down.

Pretty straightforward.

Lots to learn on this one. The bass intro is awesome!

Album:

Song Key: B

What You Said

Artist: Jon Egan

Tons of lead work in this one but acoustic gets to just strum away.

Let's keep it simple on the fills.

A lot to learn in this one but a great song and you can always simplify.

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: A

Good Grace

Artist: Hillsong United

Easy lead and acoustic that runs the whole tune.

Toms Toms Toms

Nothing Tricky here. Easy to play.

Love the tones on the at breakdown.

Album:

Song Key: C

Follow You Anywhere

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Nice and easy.

Fun Grooves!

Great parts. Not too hard to master once you know each part.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: A

You Are Good

Artist: Bethel Music

Straight rock.

Fast paced tune, get ready to hang on!

Fast Drivey lines. FUN!!

Easy synths with nice piano lines...

Album:

Song Key: B♭

Surrounded (Fight My Battles)

Artist: Michael W. Smith

Build and build and build

Fun Grooves to play!!

Two parts Mix and Match!

Simple but powerful.

Album:

Song Key: G

Freedom

Artist: Jesus Culture

Get pumped!

Fast paced and fun to play!

Sweet riffs to learn!

Chord your way through with a cool little melody.

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

Great Things

Artist: Phil Wickham

Love the aggressive strumming

Lots of tom work in this one!

Gaps with no playing, but when we do it's great!

Simple sound or complex tones — you get to choose!

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: D

Here Again

Artist: Elevation Worship

We carry the hook on this.

Such a dynamic song.

Nice overdrive on this tone.

Synth and strings -- you got this!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: D

Our God Saves

Artist: Paul Baloche

Turn on your delay pedal and get to work.

Simple pocket grooves.

Great one with some fun bits and pieces and a section for 5 string players.

Easy organ.

Album:

Song Key: D

Miracles

Artist: Jesus Culture

This one is simple but you need to know where you're at.

Pretty simple grooves.

Super easy! You've got this!

Cool piano pad.

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: Medium

Song Key: D

Desert Song

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Loving the movement on this lead riff. Acoustic players get ready for some bar chords

Snare and Tom grooves all over this one.

Great riff!!!

Easy Piano Arp!

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:

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:

Song Key: B♭

Come People Of The Risen King

Artist: Keith and Kristyn Getty

Great passing tone song.

Driving song from the get go.

This one gets a little funky

Work that loop

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:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

God's Not Dead (Like a Lion)

Artist: Newsboys

Big time guitar hook that's easy to play. Learn it right now.

This one moves fast!

Great parts, cool riffs and a great song to dig into.

Pads and pianos

Album:

Song Key: B♭

Your Great Name

Artist: Natalie Grant

Pretty basic all around.

Fun song to play!

Fun song with a great groove.

Getting Stringy with it

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:

Song Key: A

Whole Heart

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Couple key riffs and hits.

Lots of moving parts.

Big "drivey" song with a nice riff.

Busy fingers

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: D♭

Resurrection Power

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Acoustic players are going to be busy with this one.

Powerful driving grooves.

Adventurous bridge.

Warm up those fingers

Album:

Song Key: C

Stronger

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Love the rhythm on the chord changes on this one.

This one is in 3/4 but it's not too hard.

So Much good stuff to learn. 16'ths and grooves and substitute chords

Basic piano tune on this one

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: Medium

Song Key: A

My Heart Is Yours

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Epic tune with big lead guitar and we added acoustic.

Big builder!

We really drive this one!

Simple piano with a nice moving line on the chorus.

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♭

Holy Is The Lord

Artist: Chris Tomlin

The definition of a solid tune. Straight ahead strumming with some fun lead work.

Pretty simple song.

New groove on a great song!

Right hand only!!!

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: A

Gracefully Broken

Artist: Matt Redman

Simple all around with a great building tag

Pretty chill tune with a nice pocket groove.

Beautiful song with some great pentatonic riffs.

Get your gospel on.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

Forever Reign

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Partial palm muted rhythm with some delay-filled lead.

Simple tom grooves to start and then we get to let loose!!

Great 16th groove!

Break out the rhodes with a lot of delay!

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: Up

Song Key: D♭

Here For You

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Solid set opener with some cool rhythmic lead work.

The tempo on this tune really gives it a different feel.

Different groove but you can get it!

Easy chord diamonds!

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: Up

Song Key: G

Awake My Soul

Artist: Chris Tomlin

This one will at least awaken your ability to strum in time.

Real simple pocket tune.

Only a few changes in this one.

A nice syncopated piano melody!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: F

King Of Heaven

Artist: Paul Baloche

Chunky palm muted rhythm with a lead line converted from banjo!

So much four on the floor.

Straight as can be. Very straight forward.

Great melody line and and rare synth!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

Lay Me Down

Artist: Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman

Warm up your strumming hand. This one's a doozy.

It's a high energy romp!

Quarter notes most of the way up to the bridge and then a fun ending!

Go Go Go!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: D

Today Is The Day

Artist: Lincoln Brewster

You shouldn't expect this to be easy. But you know that. You also know that if you work at it you can get it.

A great high energy song that keeps it simple.

Get wonky.

Easy Synths

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

You Never Let Go

Artist: Matt Redman

A simple strummer with some essential lead

Simple pocket grooves.

An easy groover.

Love this anthem!

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: D

Glorious Day

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Driving acoustic and your lead work will keep you busy

Pretty simple song!

Super easy straight groove

Tickle those ivories.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Exalted Over All

Artist: Vertical Worship

Pretty simple for 7 guitars...

Not a hard one to learn and we get to jam on those toms!

Groove at the end is fun and the bridge is a great part!

Pads and some sweet accents

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today (He Is Not Dead)

Artist: NCC Worship

Your guitar players are going to love you. Nice and easy.

Fairly simple tune. Time to get friendly with your toms.

Great parts and easy to learn!

Synth and piano keep this one sounding full.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G♭

Christ Is Risen

Artist: Matt Maher

Simple tune with some fun acoustic picking.

Not much to this one and super simple!

Really fun bit at the end!

Simple piano line brings it home

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: Bb

How Great Thou Art

Artist: Paul Baloche

Driving from start to finish

A lot of moving parts in this tune.

Straight 8ths all the way!

Lay down that organ

Album:

Song Key: B♭

When You Walk Into The Room

Artist: Bryan And Katie Torwalt

Simple but cool alternating arpeggios on lead and rhythm.

Pretty simple tune.

Same Chords in verse and Chorus. 4 or 5 string.

Lots of space and pads.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

Look To The Son

Artist: Hillsong Worship

3 Chords, a couple of riffs, and you're good to go

Put your seatbelt on for this one.

Lots of stops and starts but same chords all the way through.

Nice long holds...

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

At Your Name

Artist: Phil Wickham

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:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Overcome

Artist: Jeremy Camp

Strong lead hook with some interesting acoustic voicings

Work the 6/8.

Pretty straight and easy. Taught on 5 string.

Paddy O'Padderson

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: A

Your Grace is Enough

Artist: Chris Tomlin

No lack of work in this one. Strong riffs and strumming should keep you busy.

Straight forward grooves. Overall it's an easy tune to learn!

Straight forward with a nice little riff in the intro.

Break out the B3

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Let There Be Light

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Simple strummer with 2 key riffs and ebow

Fun grooves and a spacious pocket at the end!

Super easy chords! Same in verse as chorus.

Soft pianos.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

What A Beautiful Name

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Time to get plucky

This ones a fun one!!

Groove on the Chorus!

Great reverb piano!!!

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: Up

Song Key: B

Everlasting God

Artist: Lincoln Brewster

While the lead gets crazy, the rhythm is not near as intimidating.

Carry that energy all the way through.

Nice riff parts.

Lay down some pads and let the other guys do the work.

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: Up

Song Key: C

Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Click on delay. Play riffs. Sound cool.

Watch for that cymbal on the chorus.

Great hits on the chorus

Four on the floor chords!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: G

Wake

Artist: Hillsong Young And Free

Who knew 4 chords could be so much fun?

Get your dance on. This thing pumps.

4 Chords, Same sequence but great energy!

Dancy dance

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B♭

Made New

Artist: Lincoln Brewster

Clean and repetitive parts allow you to focus on learning the solo

Super simple tune with lots of energy!

so straight and fun!

Four easy chords!!!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

God And God Alone

Artist: Chris Tomlin

3 Leads rolled into one and simple acoustic

Nice pocket in this one!

Fun walk downs!

Easy arpeggiated chords!!!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: G♭

Hands To The Heavens

Artist: Kari Jobe

Lots of lead and some light acoustic.

Simple song with some fun grooves!!

A long one but a good one! Straight forward.

Piano chording with strings and pads.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Unstoppable God

Artist: Elevation Worship

Lots of arrangement. Watch the introduction chapter!!

Slide into the pocket and groove hard!!

Really great riff and groove!

It's all about the tone!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Ever Be

Artist: Bethel Music

This song is groovy. Great acoustic line on the second verse.

Super fun song to play!! Lets get creative!

Beautiful easy parts!!

Let the strings shine!

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: 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: D

Oceans (Where My Feet May Fail)

Artist: Hillsong United

Slow builder that's worth the wait.

This song is a journey and we get to go along for the ride.

Some surprises if you have played this by ear before but well worth it.

Get ready for some synth work!!!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A♭

Forever

Artist: Kari Jobe

Epic song with simple chords. Be sure to check out the solo acoustic section.

Really solid and focused groove

Great one that is super easy to learn.

Nice and out front piano for us.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B♭

This Is Amazing Grace

Artist: Phil Wickham

Effect heavy lead and simple rhythm keep this rockin'.

Watch that groove on the second verse!

16ths to make you happy!

Epic synth!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

This I Believe (The Creed)

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Awesome statement of faith over some fingerpicking and epic guitar.

Lots of space so make sure you pop when you need to.

Great use of subdivisions and groove.

Really piano driven song with a light touch

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Banner

Artist: Desperation Band

Get ready to raise it. This one gets loud.

We're playing open-handed so great technique builder.

Quick Tempo Driving 8th notes.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Strong God

Artist: New Life Worship

Nice melodic lead. Strong song about a strong God.

This whole song is half time.

Pretty straight forward with a tricky bridge if you want to challenge yourself.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Hear The Sound

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Love this mid tempo groover. Lead players get your slide ready!

Straight forward with a couple of fun riffs.

Easy groover... nice melody!

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