Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Solid Set Starters"

Album:

Song Key: B♭

Gone

Artist: Elevation Worship

Love the upbeat feel.

Fun and energetic song!!

Great driving song with some extra nuggets to learn.

Cool big synth lead

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:

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

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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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:

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:

Song Key: C

Come To The Table

Artist: Sidewalk Prophets

Lots to do on both guitars.

Nice pocket in the chorus and a fun Turnaround!

16ths of Glory!!!

String Time!

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Up

Song Key: A

Oh How I Need You

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Foot stomper that's a joy to play. Electric is a piece of cake.

Taking two drummers and making them one.

Nice hollow body Bass tone

Diamonds are forever!

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: 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

My Lighthouse

Artist: Rend Collective

Little bit of alternate tuning on acoustic and we added some other instrumentation on lead.

Simple folk-ish tune!

I taught all the little licks but you can strip it down and play it more simply if you like.

Accordion time

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: 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: 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: G

Alive In You

Artist: Jesus Culture

This one jams

Lots of moving parts in this one.

16ths all the way!

Great keyboard lead with synth arps!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: F

In The River

Artist: Jesus Culture

4 chords and 3 riffs. Piece o' cake.

Simple tune!

same riff all the way!

Get your arp out!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: G

Hosanna

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: Up

Song Key: G

1000 Tongues

Artist: Vertical Worship

Very cool strum pattern and a driving lead with lots of variation

Four on the floor!

Fun groove!

A great house piano riff!

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: Up

Song Key: B♭

Sound Of The Saints

Artist: Audio Adrenaline

Picky on acoustic with a nice counter melody on lead

Fun and easy!!

Great little riff parts in the verse and down Chorus!

Easy Chorder

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B♭

King Of Love

Artist: I Am They

Crazy fingerpicking and easy lead.

Fun folky vibes and straight forward.

Some 3 beat bars but pretty straight forward.

Easy synthy, campfire tune!!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B♭

Your Love Never Fails

Artist: Jesus Culture

I can't tell you why but this song is just fun to play. Crank up the overdrive.

Fun song and pretty simple!

Easy and fun. Drivey 8ths and groovy parts.

Break out the EP!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Here As In Heaven

Artist: Elevation Worship

Guitar solo!

Just soak it up until that instrumental and then let it loose!!

Syths and Real Bass! Pick and fingers if you dare.

Break out the arp on your synth! Prepare for the tone section... it's in-depth!

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: Up

Song Key: B

Your Love Awakens Me

Artist: Phil Wickham

Solid lead riff and driving acoustic

Lots of tom work in this one!! Fun stuff!

Bit of distortion on this one.

Lot-O-Synths!!!!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Forever Reign

Artist: One Sonic Society

The lead guitar just rings out beautifully. You could play these notes all day.

This one can be a little challenging but challenge = fun.

Signature groove in drop C!

Soft pads and light movement

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: Up

Song Key: D

Build Your Kingdom Here

Artist: Rend Collective

A high energy romp. Get your strum on!

Super simple grooves for this one!!

Mumford and sons vibe, super fun and great passing tones in the bridge!

Easy, Easy, Easy! Get ready to diamond your chords!

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: Up

Song Key: D

Endless Praise

Artist: Planetshakers

Be sure to take the Muting 101 Lesson!

This one is full of energy!!

So fun, Incredible dance groove!

Campfire synths!!!

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: G

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Artist: Matt Redman

Play piano on acoustic and we wrote a guitar solo for you.

Super Simple!

Supportive role with great warm tones!

For all you piano players out there... this one's for you!

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: Medium

Song Key: B♭

Lord I Need You

Artist: Matt Maher

Lots of chords for a simple song. Lead is a piece of cake.

The groove on this song really supports the whole feel.

Super fun. Watch out for the 3/4 parts

Chord Time!

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: 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: 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: Down

Song Key: G

Unbroken Praise

Artist: Matt Redman

There's beauty in simplicity.

Get your tom groove on.

Straight forward but great!

Keeping it simple with acoustic piano.

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: 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.

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