Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Devotional"

Album:

Song Key: G

Evidence

Artist: Josh Baldwin

Strummy acoustic and slide guitar

Some concepts that work throughout the whole song

Couple cool moments in this laid back groover

Going a little country

Album:

Song Key: G

Highlands (Song of Ascent)

Artist: Hillsong United

Cool fingerpicking

Nice snare march

Straight forward one.

Warm tones

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: A♭

Egypt

Artist: Bethel Music

Simple groover with some nice riffs.

Few different style grooves in this one.

This is a doozie, you got this.

Album:

Song Key: Eb

Never Lost

Artist: Elevation Worship

Gospel shred fest.

Fun grooves!

This is a beast!!!

Gospel Chops

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:

Song Key: D

Holy Water

Artist: We The Kingdom

Grit and growl.

Easy Peezy.

A lot to get but super fun.

Gospel piano and grinding organ make this song.

Album:

Song Key: A

I'm Listening

Artist: Chris McClarney

Sneaking that lead riff onto acoustic to add to the slide work on electric.

Simple Grooves!

Great Groove, Simple parts. 5 string but you can play it easily on 4.

Album:

Song Key: C

Run To The Father

Artist: Cody Carnes

Love our lead parts and the acoustic even has an interesting strum pattern.

Straight forward.

Synth Bass beginning and then real bass from bridge.

We're driving this one. So sit deep in that pocket.

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: C

Nothing Else

Artist: Cody Carnes

Ambient and sparse

Just supporting this one.

Bass Swells and very simple part.

We take the lead on this one.

Album:

Song Key: B♭

Surrounded (Fight My Battles)

Artist: Michael W. Smith

Build and build and build

Fun Grooves to play!!

Two parts Mix and Match!

Simple but powerful.

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: B♭

New Wine

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Pretty easy one for all guitarists involved.

Lots of Tom grooves!

Pretty straight forward with a nice push in the chorus.

We carry the load on this but it's a light one.

Album:

Song Key: B

Red Letters

Artist: Crowder

Timing is a little crazy but it flows nicely.

Turning electronic grooves into acoustic ones.

Synth Bass but we will rock it on electric!!!

Old school piano sound

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Nobody Loves Me Like You

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Acoustic picking and a simple lead.

Pretty straight forward grooves for this tune. Lets dive in!

Great simple bass line with some nice bits to learn.

Nice piano part

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:

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:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Came To My Rescue

Artist: Hillsong United

Strum pattern's a little different in this one but it's simple enough. Nice opening lead riff as well.

Lots of snare rolls and toms in this one.

Get warmed up for that bridge.

Easy pads on this one.

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: 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: Medium

Song Key: G♭

Reckless Love

Artist: Cory Asbury

Crazy rhythms!

A great feeling 6/8 groove!!

A song with awesome little riffs to learn and a great groove.

Hit that organ.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

So Will I (100 Billion X)

Artist: Hillsong United

Nice clean lead work with some open chord strumming on the acoustic

Some coordination to get the hang of on this one but it's a lot of fun!

A lesson in dynamics and when to play and when not to play.

Heavy on the sounds with this slow builder

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: 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: 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: Down

Song Key: D

You Are Love And Love Alone

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

That guitar and piano riff. Awesome

Super easy. Just lay back into the groove!

You come in on the 4th beat of the bar. That is the trick!

Tasteful piano. Lay back and enjoy it.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Oh Mercy

Artist: Stu Garrard

Be patient and let it breathe

Simple vibe with some supportive tom grooves and swells.

Nice substitute chords.

Beautiful piano driven song

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G♭

All I Really Want

Artist: Tim Timmons

Tasteful parts all around

Simple tune to learn!!

Such Great Finesse!

Heavy piano

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: 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: 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: 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: D

Christ Be All Around Me

Artist: All Sons And Daughters

Beautiful tune with simple finger picking and easy lead.

Only one groove making all that much more important to hang in the pocket.

Second verse is amazing!

A nice piano ballad.

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:

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: Down

Song Key: C

I Surrender

Artist: All Sons And Daughters

So tasteful

Easy grooves with an organic feel.

Very easy, copy the synth bass.

Classic easy chorder.

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: Medium

Song Key: A

Trust In You

Artist: Lauren Daigle

Easy all around

Simple grooves in this song. Let this song breathe!

Easy parts but some extra bits to learn if you want them!

Heavily produced with lots of synths!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Eye Of The Storm

Artist: Ryan Stevenson

Simple Acoustic and a nice lead riff at the end.

Pretty straight forward grooves for this tune. Lets dive in!

Great easy song with a fun riff at the end.

Another soulful piano chorder!

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: Medium

Song Key: D♭

Resurrecting

Artist: Elevation Worship

Acoustic in standard and alternate with easy lead duties

Pulling 2 drum kits into 1.

Grooves at the end!

Crank the verb on the piano!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

How He Loves

Artist: David Crowder Band

Get your ebow out for the lead. We also added some acoustic fingerpicking.

Ghost note time!!

Super easy! 4 Chords!

Piano Time!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Great I Am

Artist: New Life Worship

Wait for it...

Open those hats.

some fun riffs and a great driving bass line.

Great piano lead!

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: E♭

You Make Me Brave

Artist: Bethel Music

Work that modulated delay and get ready to go epic.

Really work on the details of this one. They are worth it.

Love a line that drives like this.

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: Down

Song Key: B

Abide With Me

Artist: Matt Redman

Simple lead and rhythm.

We have to wait our turn to come in on this one but it's worth it!

Delicate, Only play on the chorus!

Easy Chord'r!

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: A

Good Good Father

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Tons of work for both acoustic and lead. Check that bonus chapter!

Just simple grooves to support this song.

Great groove in the bridge.

Relax with some easy chords and melodies!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Oceans (Where My Feet May Fail)

Artist: Hillsong United

Slow builder that's worth the wait.

This song is a journey and we get to go along for the ride.

Some surprises if you have played this by ear before but well worth it.

Get ready for some synth work!!!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Restore My Soul

Artist: Vertical Worship

Beautiful ambient work and some tasty acoustic riffs.

Pretty chill song with simple parts.

Very straight forward delicious tone.

Great counter-melodies!

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: C

Overwhelmed

Artist: Big Daddy Weave

Simple finger picking throughout and a fully added lead part with bonus content.

Let's learn some 6/8!!

5 string stuff! (You can do it on 4)

A pump organ in 6/8!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: E

I Am Not Alone

Artist: Kari Jobe

Beautiful acoustic set and we rock the cello part on lead guitar.

Some simple cymbal swells and a shaker is all we need for this one.

Tender upright bass deliciousness.

Great piano ballad!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Street Called Mercy

Artist: Hillsong United

Tons of lead work and a simple acoustic strumming part.

We need to imitate programmed drums for this tune. No worries though, I'll show you some tricks!

Pulsing groove but simple once you get it.

Easy chords... challenging tones!

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: Down

Song Key: A

Touch The Sky

Artist: Hillsong United

Simple lead riffs and we added a tasteful acoustic part.

So much fun to play!!

Great groove with easy chords.

Easy chords with nicely layered synths and pads.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

For Your Glory And My Good

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Enjoy this Tex-Mex, Beatlesy beauty. Tremolo-lo-lo

The grooves on this one are a little tricky but once you get the first the second is easier.

What a great bass line. Its a doozie.

B3 chorder!!!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: E

Overwhelm Me (Lost In You)

Artist: Riley Erin

Beautiful 6/8 song with a ton of lead riffs.

Great 6/8 song with nice simple parts.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: G

Tonight

Artist: All Sons And Daughters

Simple lead work and some solid acoustic work.

Just two grooves. Great for beginners.

Quarter note groove. Good passing tones.

A nice campfire piano tune.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

My Story

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Great one for beginners on both lead and rhythm. Just groove, baby.

There is a lot going on this groove but it's a ton of fun to play.

only start playing waaaay late in the song.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

Jesus, Be My Savior

Artist: Paul Baloche

Beautiful hymn-like tune. Acoustic finger picking follows the melody and the lead does some tasteful ambient slide work.

Easy pads

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G♭

Healer

Artist: Kari Jobe

Chord changes. Lots and lots of chord changes.

Love the bass and drum theme on this tune.

Quite a few bits and pieces to learn along with a great riff.

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: F

Thank You God For Saving Me

Artist: Chris Tomlin and Phil Wickham

Sweet acoustic voicings and a lead guitar part you can get down in two minutes.

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: Up

Song Key: E

Chasing You

Artist: Bethel Music

Tasteful and aggressive lead guitar and we added some acoustic. Not your normal strum patterns.

You're going to need to work that four way independence.

Great groove in the intro and Chorus and I also taught the synth bass parts.

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: 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: Up

Song Key: C#

Let It Shine

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Medium tempo groover. Check out the muting lesson if you haven't yet.

Breaking out the the upright!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Jesus Take All of Me (Just As I Am)

Artist: Brenton Brown

No one will tell you this song is easy but no will tell you it's not worth it either.

Easy Diamonds!

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: D

My God

Artist: Desperation Band

Pretty fingerpicking and some nice ambient lead work.

Super simple with one little passing tone.

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: 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:

Song Key: A

Peace Be Still

Artist: The Belonging Co

A lot of changes over this one.

Variety of grooves within this tune. It's a fun one!

Great anthemic ballad.

Lots of layers.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: E♭

Waiting Here for You

Artist: Christy Nockels

This song does make you wait but it's worth it.

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

Another 16th note arp!

Join the thousands of worship leaders and musicians who have seen real results using Worship Artistry to help them bring their best.

Got a question? See our FAQs

Want a sample? Try a lesson

  • The videos are HD, you’ll need broadband Internet.
  • A modern browser with h264 support. Chrome or Safari recommended.
  • Tablets: Works on Apple (iOS) devices and Android devices that support h264 playback.
  • Phones: Works on Apple (iOS) devices and Android devices that support h264 playback.

Licensed lessons from Sony/ATV, EMI, Hillsong, Word and Integrity Music.