Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Strong Solo Arrangements"

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: 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:

Song Key: F

You Say

Artist: Lauren Daigle

Finger picking acoustic and the easiest lead guitar of all time.

Lay back and support the song.

Groove with the drums is awesome.

Acoustic piano is the driving force on this one.

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: 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: C

Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Beginning To End)

Artist: One Sonic Society

Simple arpeggios and we added an acoustic part.

Super easy one!

Super easy once you get the tone down.

Nice piano update of an old hymn.

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:

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

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: 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:

Song Key: B♭

Your Great Name

Artist: Natalie Grant

Pretty basic all around.

Fun song to play!

Fun song with a great groove.

Getting Stringy with it

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: 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: 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♭

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♭

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Down

Song Key: A

Holy Holy Holy (Jesus Reigns)

Artist: Highlands Worship

Interesting lead tones and acoustic picking.

Pretty relaxed feel for this song.

Great interesting groove in the bridge!

Stack those strings.

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: 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: Down

Song Key: A

All The Poor and Powerless

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

This is a gorgeous piano song that converts quite well to guitar.

So simple and so musical.

Great laid back song with fun parts towards the end.

Watch the rhythm on the verse.... it's tricky!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

Sinking Deep

Artist: Hillsong Young And Free

One of our favorite solo acoustic chapters ever.

We have to wait a bit before we come in but its totally worth it!!

Very cool bridge parts!

Easy piano arps!

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: 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: G

It Is Well

Artist: Bethel Music

Slow piano burner but worry not. You can play it on guitar.

Straight forward but fun!

Easy once you count it out.

Slow piano feature that builds to a rocking ending!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: Em

Limitless

Artist: Planetshakers

Get your energy up and your overdrive on.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

Depths

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Great melody, simple acoustic and clutch lead. Be sure to check the Solo Acoustic chapter.

Starts simple but really builds.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Rise

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Love the lead work in this one. So much fun to play. Solo acoustic section is sweet as well.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Come To The Water

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

This one just keeps growing. Love the riff at the end of the chorus.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D♭

Amazed

Artist: Jared Anderson

Very piano driven but we add acoustic and really dive into the lead parts of this beautiful tune.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Alabaster

Artist: Rend Collective

Beautiful acoustic fingerpicking and we added a lead part to match.

Very easy part created to support the guitar.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Mighty Fortress

Artist: Aaron Shust

This is another one that has it all. Some really interesting acoustic voicings and plenty of lead.

Driving 8th notes and a few nice parts.

Easy Chords!!!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

God Who Saves

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Heavy synth has nothing on us! Rock this one out!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D♭

Called Me Higher

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Love the acoustic work in this tune. Plenty of picking. Simple lead work.

Easy song to learn!!

Beautiful restrained bass tone.

Diamonds are a musicians best friend!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: E♭

Awakening

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Real nice solo acoustic part in this one. Simple lead work.

Driving piano eighths!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

The Lost Are Found

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Rhythmic Acoustic fingerpicking and no lack of lead work.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

God You Are My God

Artist: One Sonic Society

Love. This. Song. Mellow all throughout. Tons of fingerpicking but easy enough for a novice. Give it a shot.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Worth It All

Artist: Meredith Andrews

No acoustic in the song? No problem. We added it and it sounds good. Simple lead lines get it done.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: E♭

Not For A Moment (After All)

Artist: Meredith Andrews

A little slide, a little picking and piano for the guitar on the solo acoustic section

Only two primary patterns. Great for beginners.

This has some fun parts. Octave riff in bridge is delicious.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: E

You Won't Relent

Artist: Misty Edwards

Great acoustic part. Lead, time to crank that overdrive.

Nice drive song only comes in half way through.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

Redeemed

Artist: Big Daddy Weave

Added an acoustic guitar to this one so nobody feels left out.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

With Everything

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Tremelo picking madness!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Your Presence Is Heaven

Artist: Israel Houghton and New Breed

Soaring chorus. Easy Lead. Piano on guitar in the solo acoustic.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: E♭

White Flag

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Detailed dotted eight note delay discussion in this one.

Easy Chords. Simple Sounds

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Hope Of The World

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Really tasteful lead playing but a nice simple strummer.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

Glorious

Artist: Paul Baloche

We love the lead rhythm line. It's a study in concentration. Acoustic: Time to work on those F chords.

Great piano lead line!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Beautiful Things

Artist: Gungor

So many great techniques and voicings in this one. Lead guitar: defer to your acoustic sibling.

Great song with some amazing chord substitutions.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: F

Carry Your Name

Artist: Christy Nockels

Piano on guitar. Lead players get your grunge on.

Super easy one. YOu have got this!!

Lead piano with chord arps...

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: D

My Hope is in You

Artist: Aaron Shust

Killer piano hooks for guitar and some harmonics.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B♭

Holy

Artist: Matt Redman

Beautiful harmonized guitar riff with bonus content.

Chorus forms differ on the Chorus.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

All to Us

Artist: Chris Tomlin

We love the piano riff so of course we put it on acoustic.

Not terribly difficult, but every section is a little different!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

More Than Amazing

Artist: Lincoln Brewster

As if it wasn't hard enough we put piano on guitar.

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