Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Male Lead"

Album:

Song Key: A♭

Son Of Heaven

Artist: Brandon Lake

Great lead acoustic work and simple lead work. A great addition to any set.

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:

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: 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

No Weapon

Artist: Pat Barrett

We're playing banjo and mandolin.

Fairly straight forward.

Fun little riffs to learn in this one.

Easy Chorder!

Album:

Song Key: D♭

The Father's House

Artist: Cory Asbury

Pretty straight forward.

Great Groove! 4 chords and the truth.

Album:

Song Key: E♭

Rattle

Artist: Elevation Worship

Drop D Monster

Pretty complex song for drums.

So much to learn on this one. If you are here you probably know this one is packed. Enjoy

We've got the easiest job of the bunch

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:

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: B♭

King of Glory

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Try to keep up.

Fast paced but easy to grasp.

Driving parts with a lot of parts where we're in and out.

Epic leads

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

Christ Be Magnified

Artist: Cody Carnes

Pretty straight forward with some good ole tom grooves.

Such a great bass track. Very easy because we're copying a synth bass.

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: E

Way Maker

Artist: Leeland

Album:

Song Key: C

Run To The Father

Artist: Cody Carnes

Love our lead parts and the acoustic even has an interesting strum pattern.

Straight forward.

Synth Bass beginning and then real bass from bridge.

We're driving this one. So sit deep in that pocket.

Album:

This Is A Move

Artist: Brandon Lake

Lots of acoustic fingerpicking in this one. Warm up those fingers.

Fun grooves and straight forward.

Very easy. It is a synth bass and we have the joy of playing that part.

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: 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

His Mercy Is More

Artist: Matt Papa

Percussive role on this 6/8 tune. Just support the song.

Easy to learn. Great song to get your mitts around.

Album:

Song Key: C

Nothing Else

Artist: Cody Carnes

Ambient and sparse

Just supporting this one.

Bass Swells and very simple part.

We take the lead on this one.

Album:

Song Key: C

Behold The Lamb

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Easy acoustic tune with a few key lead riffs.

Toms and spacious grooves to start and then we lay into it!!

Pretty easy, has a quick change in the chorus but you can do it!!!

Heavy on the piano

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:

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: 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: E

Is He Worthy?

Artist: Chris Tomlin

This is a unique one.

Just supporting this song.

One sneaky bar of 2 beats but otherwise pretty easy and solid.

Up for a fun challenge? (*We aaaaare!*)

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: B

Fighting For Us

Artist: Michael Farren

Simple tune with something to do through the whole thing.

Such a fun song!

Groove with the drums is awesome. Easy chord pattern.

Cool pads and a couple hooks.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: E

What A Friend

Artist: Matt Maher

Fun, upbeat strummer.

This is a quick one!

Fun Motown type groove

Big octaves and big organ sounds.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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:

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:

Song Key: A

God Of Wonders

Artist: Paul Baloche

This is the very first lesson we ever posted! A worthy beginning...

Just one main groove for this one.

Love when we come on in this one.

Another great right hander!

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: E♭

Living Hope

Artist: Phil Wickham

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: 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:

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:

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:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Indescribable

Artist: Chris Tomlin

The lead on this one is a bit of a challenge and the chords might give you some fits. Of course, you are worthy of the challenge.

One groove is all you need.

This one's a monster! You've got this!!

Easy Chorder!

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: 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:

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:

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: 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

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: 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: A

Your Love Defends Me

Artist: Matt Maher

Palm muted acoustic and a couple fuzzed out riffs.

Super Easy!!

Great build with an easy groove.

Nice an easy

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: Db

Crown Him (Majesty)

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Hymn update that takes it to the roof.

Just sit back and support the song where we're needed.

Lots of little changes on this one.

Another great piano ballad.

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: 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: 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: E

Home

Artist: Chris Tomlin

The lead riff is the real star of this tune

Pretty simple with a laid back groove.

Great Groove!

Piano and organ on this one

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Never Once

Artist: Matt Redman

Great song for practicing your windmills.

We save the back beat groove for the end on this one but it's coming.

Added bits to learn but you can always simplify.

This piano riff drives the song

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: C

Waiting Here For You

Artist: Martin Smith

Slow builder but the last section takes it to the roof.

Speaking of waiting...

Straight ahead slow build and not too much work.

A 16th note arp the entire time!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B♭

God's Great Dance Floor

Artist: Chris Tomlin

A lead riff that just doesn't get old and it's simple to play.

Pounding that kick.

Quite a bit but really fun.

Easy chords but challenging patch changes!

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: 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: 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: 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: Down

Song Key: G♭

All I Really Want

Artist: Tim Timmons

Tasteful parts all around

Simple tune to learn!!

Such Great Finesse!

Heavy piano

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: 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: 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: Down

Song Key: C

Come As You Are

Artist: David Crowder

Such a beautiful song with technical slide work and an easy acoustic guitar strum.

Love that swing feel.

Straight and great! Synth bass world!

Beautiful piano work

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Mercy

Artist: Matt Redman

Switch from 4/4 to 3/4? What?!

Might need to count this one. It switches from 4/4 to 3/4.

Goes From 4/4 to 3/4

Two meters in one song!!!

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: E

Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery

Artist: Matt Boswell

Simple and Beautiful

Super easy on this one!!

Great Hymn feel.

Break out the upright

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Jesus, Only Jesus

Artist: Matt Redman

Simple strummer with an fun timing twist.

This one is in 3/4 but it's pretty chill.

Simple part with a few nice melodic riffs.

A great piano ballad. Watch out for the meter changes tho.

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: Db

Because He Lives (Amen)

Artist: Matt Maher

Powerful piano driven song with subtle lead and crisp acoustic.

Pretty straightforward

Great changes and a fun groove.

A major piano tune! Get ready to arpeggiate those chords!

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:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Give Me Faith

Artist: Elevation Worship

Watch the intro! Also, you get to throw a capo in mid-song. Rock and roll.

Pretty simple song with a cool drum break!

Great Groove and interesting Pre Chorus.

Play that piano

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: 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: 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: 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: Medium

Song Key: B♭

Doxology (Amen)

Artist: Phil Wickham

A great modern arrangement of a classic hymn!

Get your tom hands warmed up!!!

Groovy Bridge!

The power of the arp!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: G

Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)

Artist: Paul Baloche

Ain't nothin' but a G chord, baby.

Letting the four on the floor carry us through.

Extra bits are fun to learn.

Lay down some piano.

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: C

One True God

Artist: Steven Curtis Chapman

One basic riff and a pushed strum pattern

Toms Toms Toms!!

Nice Groove, easy parts!

Great piano lead with added synths.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Jesus

Artist: Chris Tomlin

So. Many. Parts.

Fun song to play with some cool grooves!!

Very straight forward song to learn.

Lots of arps in the right hand!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: G♭

God Is On The Move

Artist: 7eventh Time Down

Getting heavy

Pocket grooves with a killer fill!!

Eighths for the bulk of the win!

A great rock song with easy chords and awesome synths

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Chain Breaker

Artist: Zach Williams

Funky rhythm guitar and a laid back lead.

Such a fun song!! Lets get creative with some percussion!

Great grooves! Fresh sound.

A soulful piano chorder!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Eye Of The Storm

Artist: Ryan Stevenson

Simple Acoustic and a nice lead riff at the end.

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

Great easy song with a fun riff at the end.

Another soulful piano chorder!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: D

There Is Power

Artist: Lincoln Brewster

Two versions of the solo easy and very hard!

Super Simple!!

Great staccato groove!

Great piano loop... don't zone out!

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: B

Jesus Paid It All

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Simple chord changes and a really nicely layered lead rhythm part.

Super simple tune! Just have to remember 3/4

Easy Peasy

Easy Chorder

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Lion And The Lamb

Artist: Bethel Music

Work the vibrato

Such a fun song!!

Really great bass track! You can do it!!

Break out the ARP!!!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Our God

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Whole lot going on in this one. Not that difficult if you just take it piece by piece.

Doesn't get any easier than this.

Great live version and groove with the kick!

Easy Chorder!

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