Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Practice Picking"

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: G

My Feet Are On The Rock

Artist: I Am They

Lots of acoustic work and nice complementary lead line.

Rockin' tune! Pretty straight forward grooves.

Some great grooves on this one.

Album:

Song Key: C

Follow You Anywhere

Artist: Passion

Nice and easy.

Fun Grooves!

Great parts. Not too hard to master once you know each part.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: A

You Are Good

Artist: Bethel Music

Straight rock.

Fast paced tune, get ready to hang on!

Fast Drivey lines. FUN!!

Easy synths with nice piano lines...

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: 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:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: E

Hosanna

Artist: Hillsong United

Great opening lead riff. Lock in those hammer-ons!

Fun little intricate groove at the beginning of this song. You've got this!!

All about bass! Amazing 16ths!

Love the pad on this one.

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:

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:

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:

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Up

Song Key: C

Lay Me Down

Artist: Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman

Warm your strumming hand up. 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: 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: 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: 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:

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: 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: 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: 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: Down

Song Key: B♭

King Of My Heart

Artist: John Mark and Sarah McMillan

Beautiful layering on the guitars in this one.

Super simple!!

Delay on the bass on this one!

Time for the 80s

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: B♭

One Thing Remains

Artist: Bethel Music

Digging the guitar tone in this song. Lots of arpeggios.

Really working the eight note builds into a frenzy.

Driving 16ths and glorious 8ths

Four chords on a synth!

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: 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: 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: Up

Song Key: D

Open Up The Heavens

Artist: Vertical Worship

Love the groove and it's a great opening set song.

This whole tune is built on 16th's.

Great opening intro riff.

Time to rock the B3!

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: B♭

This Is Amazing Grace

Artist: Phil Wickham

Effect heavy lead and simple rhythm keep this rockin'.

Watch that groove on the second verse!

16ths to make you happy!

Epic synth!

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: G

Made Alive

Artist: Citizens and Saints

Get hooked by the keyboard (which you'll learn on guitar) and stay for the solid lyrics. Great tune!

Killer grooves!! Ton of fun to play!

Amazing groove to learn.

Easy synth tune with a great keyboard hook!

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: Medium

Song Key: C

Fearless

Artist: Mia Fieldes

That riff on the bridge!!!

This song has some really tight grooves and is a ton of fun to play!!

Driving sixteenths!

You're going to love the arpeggiated synths on this tune.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

Even So Come

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Simple acoustic and some basic lead.

Charge up your batteries because this tune in a quick one!!

A long tune with many moving parts but so fun!

Eighth notes and a pipe organ = Awesome!!!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: E

It Is Well With My Soul

Artist: Matt Redman

Great hymn update with all new verses and a familiar chorus.

A fun song jam packed with syncopated grooves!

Solid 16's with a great groove towards the end.

Cool melodies with awesome sounds.

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: 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: A

Majestic

Artist: NCC Worship

Love the octave slide part on the bridge.

Solid fun grooves!

A fun groove that is not common.

Easy chords, nice melody, great lead line!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Jesus Loves Me

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Only 5 chords on acoustic and a cool lead riff on that second verse.

Lots of big toms in this one.

Straight forward with some great passing tones towards the end

4 chords and capo... wait a second... this is a keyboard, not a guitar!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: A

Shout Hosanna

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

This one really growls. Dial that overdrive.

This tune is based around 4 on the floor and our snare drum.

Be sure to watch the tone section to dial in the overdrive.

Easy chord changes with a cool, syncopated riff on the bridge.

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: 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.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: A

Praise Him

Artist: Hillsong Worship

High energy. Interesting strum pattern. Tone is important for the lead.

Solid and interesting. Great combo.

Really interesting open string riff and a pick on this one.

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