Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Tricky Time Signatures"

Album:

Song Key: F

Christ Our Hope In Life And Death

Artist: Keith and Kristyn Getty

So. Many. Changes.

3/4 and 2/4 make this a challenge

Get counting

Hymn feel with interesting time signature

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: 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:

Song Key: Ab

Goodness Of God

Artist: Bethel Music

We get to explore lead and catching the country feel.

Laying back on the back side of the groove.

Straight forward with a fun riff at the end.

Piano and organ keep the vibe

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

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:

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: 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:

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: C

Fullness

Artist: Elevation Worship

Lotsa arpeggios in this one.

What a fun tune with a killer groove and sick fills!

Great groove on this one

Great arppegiated lines

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: Down

Song Key: G

It Is Well

Artist: Bethel Music

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

Straightforward but fun!

Easy once you count it out.

Slow piano feature that builds to a rocking ending!

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