Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Heavy Riffing"

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: Eb

Free, Amen

Artist: We The Kingdom

Some gospel riffs and a lie chromatic passing tone.

Break out your gospel chops!

Album:

Song Key: Eb

Never Lost

Artist: Elevation Worship

Gospel shred fest.

Fun grooves!

This is a beast!!!

Gospel Chops

Album:

Song Key: B

My Testimony

Artist: Elevation Worship

Big leads and lots of pedal work with upbeat acoustic strumming.

Fun song with a few different grooves.

Some interesting substitutions and a tricky bridge but I will show you what you can do to get around it.

Love the big hooks!

Album:

Song Key: B

Graves Into Gardens

Artist: Elevation Worship

Bending and sliding.

Lots of groove changes. But we've got this!

Great song to learn with some fantastic parts.

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: 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

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: 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: 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:

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

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:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Nobody Loves Me Like You

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Acoustic picking and a simple lead.

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

Great simple bass line with some nice bits to learn.

Nice piano part

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

Revelation Song

Artist: Kari Jobe

Great practice for flat picking and some big lead parts.

Pretty simple grooves.

This is a simple song to mark the changes but we will learn a whole lot more in this version.

Easy Chords

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: Medium

Song Key: B♭

The Way (New Horizon)

Artist: Pat Barrett

Nice acoustic tune with a clear lead line on the chorus

Lay back on this one and enjoy the groove.

Fun Song, Nice Groove.

Organ and piano give this an organic feel

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:

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: Medium

Song Key: D♭

Majesty

Artist: Delirious

Beautiful picking tune. A TON of bonus content. One of our favorite lessons.

We play a really supportive role and let the lyrics be the focal point.

Bass riff is a major part of the song. Really great, creative piece.

That string part is killer.

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

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: 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: Down

Song Key: G

Take Courage

Artist: Bethel Music

Tasty lead riffs and an added acoustic part that fits perfectly.

Pocket grooves in the beginning and then we let loose in the outro.

We play all the way through. Some amazing parts.

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: Medium

Song Key: B♭

Do It Again

Artist: Elevation Worship

Couple key parts and some cool chords.

Fun song and sweet fill at the end!

Great riffs!

Love the voicing on these chords.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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: B♭

Founder And Finisher

Artist: Room519

Cool pushed groove and strummy acoustic.

Lets learn some new groove patterns!!

Great groove on this one.

A nice variety of sounds!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Marvelous Light

Artist: Charlie Hall

This one drives so warm that strumming hand up.

This is a riff heavy song but once you get it its great.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Break Open

Artist: Desperation Band

Huge tune with a great lead countermelody on the chorus.

Cool stuff on playing electronically without electronics

Super interesting verse patterns. Challenging but great.

Album:

Tempo: 90

Song Key: E♭

I Can Feel You

Artist: Bethel Music

Tons of lead work in this one!

The kick and snare really own this one.

Lots of cool percussive parts. A challenging one but a great one.

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