Heavy Tom Grooves

...or girl.  Either way, you'll be working those toms on these tunes.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

This I Believe (The Creed)

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Awesome statement of faith over some fingerpicking and epic guitar.

Lots of space so make sure you pop when you need to.

Great use of subdivisions and groove.

Really piano driven song with a light touch

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

Forever Reign

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Partial palm muted rhythm with some delay-filled lead.

Simple tom grooves to start and then we get to let loose!!

Great 16th groove!

Break out the rhodes with a lot of delay!

Album:

Song Key: D

Here Again

Artist: Elevation Worship

We carry the hook on this.

Such a dynamic song.

Nice overdrive on this tone.

Synth and strings -- you got this!

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:

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: 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:

Song Key: B

Jesus We Love You

Artist: Bethel Music

Intense acoustic and slide lead guitar

Lets figure out how to condense some of the grooves.

Super great and really easy!

Nice piano lines...

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Banner

Artist: Desperation Band

Get ready to raise it. This one gets loud.

We're playing open-handed so great technique builder.

Quick Tempo Driving 8th notes.

Album:

Song Key: A

Good Grace

Artist: Hillsong United

Easy lead and acoustic that runs the whole tune.

Toms Toms Toms

Nothing Tricky here. Easy to play.

Love the tones on the at breakdown.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)

Artist: Hillsong Worship

This tune has one riff that starts building and never looks back. Nice acoustic fingerpicking also.

This song cuts loose but you have to be patient.

16ths all day long!

Great piano lines. Lots of sections so pay attention.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A♭

Worthy Of Your Name

Artist: Sean Curran

Couple key riffs and a fun slide on acoustic

Time to count!!

Glorious groove and some special bits and pieces.

Filling out the sound

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: 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: 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: D

No One But You

Artist: Hillsong Worship

3 chords means lots of lead variation.

Ton of Toms!

Passing tones at the end but the structure is very simple throughout the song.

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:

Song Key: D

Miracles

Artist: Jesus Culture

This one is simple but you need to know where you're at.

Pretty simple grooves.

Super easy! You've got this!

Cool piano pad.

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: 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: 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:

Song Key: B

What A Saviour

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Watch the count on this one

Coordination and tom grooves.

Some changes that feel like they may be in odd time but they are not so we can rock it!

Break out the EP!

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: 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

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:

Song Key: B♭

God You're So Good

Artist: Kristian Stanfill and Melodie Malone

Easy lead and great way to step into some acoustic note picking.

Start off light and drive it at the end.

Sparse parts but great inversions.

Filling the space in this one.

Album:

Song Key: F

It Is Finished

Artist: Melodie Malone

Added acoustic and some important riffs on the lead guitar.

Tom grooves and then grab that pocket at the end.

Great riffs at the end. You will learn a lot on this one.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

I Am

Artist: David Crowder

Heavy acoustic but we go into detail on the tone settings to get that sweet feedback sound.

Easy song to learn!! Just toms and snare.

Synth bass feel and overdrive if you have it.

Straight up piano part on this one

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: C

Forever Reign

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Partial palm muted rhythm with some delay-filled lead.

Simple tom grooves to start and then we get to let loose!!

Great 16th groove!

Break out the rhodes with a lot of delay!

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:

Song Key: C

Behold The Lamb

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Easy acoustic tune with a few key lead riffs.

Toms and spacious grooves to start and then we lay into it!!

Pretty easy, has a quick change in the chorus but you can do it!!!

Heavy on the piano

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: 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.

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