Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Practice Octaves"

Album:

Song Key: G

He Is

Artist: Crowder

Album:

Song Key: B

Now Here

Artist: Red Rocks Worship

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: Eb

Free, Amen

Artist: We The Kingdom

Some gospel riffs and a lie chromatic passing tone.

Break out your gospel chops!

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

Turn Your Eyes

Artist: Sovereign Grace

Light Duty for both guitars on this one so lay back and enjoy the slow pace

Super chill song. Just need some coordination in the beginning.

Great song with some nice chord changes

Gentle piano work throughout

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:

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: C

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

Artist: CityAlight

Tons of fingerpicking and a nice complementary lead part.

Simple song for drummers.

Easy with the same chord structures for all verses and chorus's.

Piano driven hymn sounding good.

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: E

Way Maker

Artist: Leeland

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:

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: E

Whole Heart (Hold Me Now)

Artist: Hillsong United

So much, guys. So much.

Such a long song and way too many drums!

Great groove, Long song, lots of parts but great!

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: 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: E

Jesus You Alone

Artist: Highlands Worship

Love the way the parts fall together on this one.

Simple 6/8 song.

Quite a few grooves on this but a great song.

A gentle keys lead.

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: 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: B

The Blessing

Artist: Kari Jobe

Beautiful song. Take a back seat to the vocals.

Toms Toms Toms!

Great song with some cool runs to learn.

Album:

Song Key: C

Another In The Fire

Artist: Hillsong United

Get ready to repeat yourself.

Just a couple of complicated grooves but you've got this!

Lay on those pads

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: 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: 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:

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: G

Blessed Redeemer

Artist: Casting Crowns

Super simple for everyone.

Not much to this one. Pretty simple.

Great Verse Groove!

Piano and organ fill this one out nicely.

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:

Song Key: G

Rescuer (Good News)

Artist: Rend Collective

All about the count on this one.

Get ready to count!

Weird count but not too difficult once you know the form of the song by ear.

Get on that funky upright.

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: 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: G

Mighty Cross

Artist: Elevation Worship

Just a few simple riffs.

Such a great song. Just hang on we'll get going.

Great "drivey" straight ahead song.

Keeping you busy

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:

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:

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: 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: 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:

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: 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: G♭

Reckless Love

Artist: Cory Asbury

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: Up

Song Key: E

Rooftops

Artist: Jesus Culture

Lead gets to have some fun with this one. Strum pattern is a little different too.

This one drives!!

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: 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: 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: 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: Down

Song Key: D

There Is A Cloud

Artist: Elevation Worship

Straight ahead strumming on acoustic and simple lead work

Fun 6/8 groove!

Great 6/8 ballad. Play with finesse.

Big lead lines that go nice and slow.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Down

Song Key: B

Behold (Then Sings My Soul)

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Fingerpicky and some combo riffs

Pretty chill tune with some simple grooves.

Straight forward! You can do this!

Easy chords with lots of sounds!

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

O Come To The Altar

Artist: Elevation Worship

Love the lead work in this. So tasteful!

Toms..Toms.....and more toms!!

Good solid tones in a 6/8 beauty

Nice chords... easy melodies!

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Medium

Song Key: C

Always More

Artist: Brian Johnson

Don't let the chart fool you. This is an easy one.

Simple pocket groove for this one!

Two Great Grooves!

Easy pulsing piano chords.

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: 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: Down

Song Key: D

Spirit Of The Living God

Artist: Vertical Worship

We added a tasteful acoustic part and really worked the dynamics

Fun tune with a great vibe!

5 string joy. If you have a 4 you can rock it too.

Simplicity is beautiful.

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