Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Four-Chord Songs"

Album:

Song Key: D♭

Battle Belongs

Artist: Phil Wickham

9 guitars into 1 and it sounds awesome.

Fun grooves!

Great Grooves and drivey vibes.

Easier than it sounds.

Album:

Song Key: B

Valley

Artist: Chris McClarney

Great high energy four chord tune

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: A♭

There's Nothing That Our God Can't Do

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Ever changing lead work and strong acoustic strumming

Great tempo to groove with.

Building subdivisions with some great hits on a chorus.

We've got some real important parts.

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: 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: Eb

Fade Away

Artist: Melodie Malone

Easy acoustic with a few fun lead parts.

Tight grooves!

Groovy second verse and lines up with kick nicely.

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♭

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:

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:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Holy Spirit

Artist: Jesus Culture with Martin Smith

Do some fingerpicking, play some slide, and that's just the lead work! Acoustic just strums the night away.

Lots of tom work in this one!!

Drivey song but not too difficult.

Basic Chorder!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G♭

Alive

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Soft song with fingerpicking on both rhythm and lead

Only one groove on this one! Easy peasy!

So So easy and lovely!

Easy Piano Ballad

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:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D♭

The Cross Has The Final Word

Artist: Cody Carnes

Working around the awkward tuning on this one but it works.

Such a fun song to play. Get ready to have fun in the bridge!

This has a good groove and some 16ths to navigate.

Big song builder.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

This Is Amazing Grace

Artist: Bethel Music

Great lead guitar theme and some interesting strum work.

We're really cranking from the beginning so get ready.

mellow start but 16ths at the end.

Lay down those pads

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: D

Yes And Amen

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Four chords and some fun lead riffing

Lets hop into that pocket!!

Super fun Groove!

Lay down those chords

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: B

Death Was Arrested

Artist: North Pointe Music

Love the lead work and the capo switch on acoustic!

Pretty simple song in 6/8 with a fun fill!!

Fun Groove!

Sweet changes.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

Revelation Song

Artist: Gateway Worship

The Epic Worship Ballad!!!

Solid pocket grooves!

More intense but fun to get your fingers wrapped around.

Four chords and some strings!

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: Medium

Song Key: D♭

How Great Is Our God

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Easy strummer with some cool chord variation.

Simple tune to learn!!

Great bass line that is reminiscent of Delirious.

Four chords and a B3

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Fierce

Artist: Jesus Culture

Love the simplicity of this tune

Intricate kick pattern but you got this!!

Great groove pattern with kick and 16th's option.

Delay on a Piano???

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: Up

Song Key: A

Love Come Down

Artist: North Pointe Music

If you don't have a banjo, we've got you covered.

Fun.. Upbeat.. and a little hint of bluegrass

Octaves!!

Octaves!!!!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

The Same Love

Artist: Paul Baloche

Would Paul Baloche steer you wrong? No. No he wouldn't.

Straight forward and simple. Get ready to sit down in that pocket.

Super straight forward and fun.

Nice, relaxed piano part.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: D

God My Rock

Artist: Brenton Brown

Acoustic: easy. Lead: not easy. Well worth the time, though.

Pretty straight forward grooves for this tune. Lets dive in!

Packed with fun parts to learn.

Time to work the B3.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: E

Dance

Artist: Planetshakers

A dubstep breakdown? No problem.

Put your seatbelt on and hang on!!

Get ready for some crazy fun.

Synthmania!!!

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: 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: Up

Song Key: G♭

Our God Is Love

Artist: Hillsong Worship

This one moves so get moving.

Some moving parts and an interesting chorus.

Easy arps!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: E

This Is Living

Artist: Hillsong Young And Free

A high energy celebration.

This song has Synth bass but also has live Electric bass. You can rock it!

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: Up

Song Key: G

Deep Cries Out

Artist: Bethel Music

Straight ahead, upbeat rock. Guitar solo sighting!

Super up tempo driving 8th's.

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: C

Search My Heart

Artist: Hillsong United

Nice synth pop sound with light acoustic and some cool lead voicings.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B♭

Shine

Artist: Jeremy Camp

Simple rocker. Perfect for your youth group.

Fun song with some great parts. I will teach both the full parts and simplified.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

The Lord Our God

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Soaring melody, simple parts for both lead and rhythm. You should learn this. Like, now.

Another easy chorder!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: D

Relentless

Artist: Hillsong United

Lead and acoustic find there way seamlessly intro synth pop. Fear no keyboard.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

He Reigns

Artist: Newsboys

3 simple chords but the palm muting can make it a little tricky.

Straight forward and powerful.

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