Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Expand Your Tone Command"

Album:

Song Key: B

Valley

Artist: Chris McClarney

Great high energy four chord tune

Album:

Song Key: B♭

Champion

Artist: Bethel Music

Couple variations on a few simple parts.

Simple little 6/8 tune.

Some really fun parts with some overdrive if you have it.

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♭

Your Name Is Power

Artist: Rend Collective

Tons of acoustic picking and a great strat riff for the intros.

Love that fill on the bridge

Great song with two different pretty challenging chorus grooves. You can do it!!

Piano and organ give this a natural sound.

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: D

Echo

Artist: Elevation Worship

Nice, dancy tune. Supporting the groove on this one.

Such a groovy song to play!!

Get ready to WORK but it's gonna sound awesome

Cool tones and a poppy beat.

Album:

Song Key: A

You Cannot Be Stopped

Artist: Phil Wickham and Chris Quilala

Simple tune for the guitar with some standout parts.

Fun Tom grooves!

Very easy. Were copying the synth bass parts.

Thick key tones.

Album:

Song Key: G

Love Has A Name

Artist: Jesus Culture

Funky acoustic work and some trippy lead riffs

Spacious grooves starting out but then we rock it out!

Groovy parts and some 10ths for good measure.

Album:

Song Key: A

Hope Has A Name

Artist: River Valley Worship

Cool rhythm riffs and easy acoustic.

Straight forward.

Synth bass on this one that I will show you on Electric bass.

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: B

Remembrance

Artist: Hillsong Worship

3/4 in verse and 4/4 in the Chorus.

Fun little tune to play.

Some odd time but it works great.

Low-key but lovely.

Album:

Song Key: G

Spirit Lead Me

Artist: Influence Music

Easy acoustic and love that lead riff at the end.

Easy Peasy!

Easy with the same form.

Multi-tone Soundscape

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: D♭

Raise A Hallelujah

Artist: Bethel Music

Simple acoustic with a ton of lead work.

Not too difficult but a few grooves to learn.

Long song but you will learn a lot along the journey.

We bring texture and rhythmic elements to the mix.

Album:

Song Key: G

Oh Praise (The Only One)

Artist: Michael Farren

Lots of arrangement and plenty of work on this one.

Organic feel just holding it down with some toms.

Great song in 3/4. Not difficult.

Filling this one out.

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

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: 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: Down

Song Key: A

Won't Stop Now

Artist: Elevation Worship

Watch the push on the bridge

Such a dynamic and tom driven song.

Such fun changes in the Bridge.

Hit that bridge

Album:

Song Key: C

Yes I Will

Artist: Vertical Worship

This one's a handful but there are some simplification options.

Such a good song!! Hang on that tom break is coming.

Great Groove! Works so great with the kick drum.

Pretty simple. Let the guitars do all the work for once.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B♭

I Will Follow

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Nice groover with easy lead and rhythm.

Pretty simple tune. Only one groove to learn.

Great intro and Chorus riff.

Easy 4 chords!

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: 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:

Song Key: C

You Are Life

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Double delay and easy strum on acoustic

This one drives and we get to do a pretty cool fill too!

driving 16ths

Synth tones hold this down

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Scandal of Grace

Artist: Hillsong United

Tons of tremolo picking and the strum pattern can't get any easier in this 3/4 tune.

Driving song with some unique grooves.

Great 6/4 song with such fun rhythmic grooves.

Synthy goodness

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: G

Word Of Life

Artist: Jeremy Camp

A repetitive riff and a rhythmic acoustic keep this one fun.

Pretty simple tune.

Synth Bass but you can rock it on the 4 string!!

That hook is killer

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: 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:

Song Key: A

Overcome

Artist: Elevation Worship

Simple is fun.

This is a driving song!

A lot! Some great riffs and an awesome groove.

Four chords and some nice riffs.

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: 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: Medium

Song Key: G♭

Reckless Love

Artist: Cory Asbury

Crazy rhythms!

A great feeling 6/8 groove!!

A song with awesome little riffs to learn and a great groove.

Hit that organ.

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♭

Holy Ground

Artist: Melodie Malone

Easy acoustic and LOTS of lead work.

Very dynamic song!!

4 Chords and some great grooves!

Lots to do with four chords.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

Found In You

Artist: Vertical Worship

High energy tune with a dulcimer intro. Awesome.

Tons going on with this one.

Turn around groove is awesome!

Some cool effects in this one.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Crown Him

Artist: I Am They

Cool acoustic riff with light lead work.

Simple grooves!!

Synth Bass Approach.

Simple piano parts make this work.

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

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: 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: Down

Song Key: A

So Will I (100 Billion X)

Artist: Hillsong United

Nice clean lead work with some open chord strumming on the acoustic

Some coordination to get the hang of on this one but it's a lot of fun!

A lesson in dynamics and when to play and when not to play.

Heavy on the sounds with this slow builder

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Wonder

Artist: Hillsong United

Really cool mix of parts. Acoustic takes electric duties on this one.

Fun upbeat tune but we have to stay on our toes with some groove changes.

Synth fun with Overdrive.

This one is all about that tone chapter

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: 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: 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: 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: E

Alive

Artist: Hillsong Young And Free

High energy synth tune. We add acoustic and teach synth parts on the lead guitar.

This is a straight up dance tune.

crazy dotted 8th groove!

Put your 'big boy pants' on... this tune is a challenge!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Worthy Of Your Name

Artist: Sean Curran

Couple key riffs and a fun slide on acoustic

Time to count!!

Glorious groove and some special bits and pieces.

Filling out the sound

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Down

Song Key: A

Holy Holy Holy (Jesus Reigns)

Artist: Highlands Worship

Interesting lead tones and acoustic picking.

Pretty relaxed feel for this song.

Great interesting groove in the bridge!

Stack those strings.

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:

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: C

Fullness

Artist: Elevation Worship

Lotsa arpeggios in this one.

What a fun tune with a killer groove and sick fills!

Great groove on this one

Great arppegiated lines

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: E

Remember

Artist: Passion

Windmill chords and intricate acoustic

Deep pocket in this tune!!

Glory Grooves!

Dualing Pianos!!!

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: C

From The Day

Artist: I Am They

Banjo on guitar!!

Pretty simple folky song with a cool drum break!

Really fun bass parts! Go for it!

A folksy-kind of tune slammed with synths!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

Salvation's Tide

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Love the lead part on this song

This one is full of energy!

Very very straight and easy, use dynamics to make it great.

Chord Time!

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

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!!!

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