Either for people who learnt to play classical piano as a child but now want to learn to play contemporary worship music with ease. Also ideal for people who already play worship keyboards but want to extend their techniques and move out of their comfort zone.
The Intermediate Course will enable students to:
o Approach the keyboard as a chords based instrument and lose your dependency on the music score
o Integrate added, suspended and extended chords into your playing
o Use inversions and alternative voicings for smoother playing
o Develop left and right hand rhythm skills to fit the 'groove' of the song
o Improvise using melodic fills, auxiliary and passing notes
o Use string, pads, electric piano and organ sounds
o Develop techniques for leading worship as a keyboard player
o Choose the right equipment for you
o Understand the tools that help you play by ear
2 hours of teaching on each of 3 DVDs including interviews and advice from worship leaders Stuart Townend, Brenton Brown, Vicky Beeching, Tim Neufeld (Starfield), Tommy Walker, Noel Richards, Leeland Moring and Andy Piercy (producer for Delirious? and Graham Kendrick).
Plus - backing tracks for daily practise and play throughs with the Musicademy band.
Intermediate Volume 1;
o Chords - tones and semitones, major chords, minor chords, slash chords
o Using chords as the basis for playing - How Great is Our God
o Using rhythm - Let Everything That Has Breath
o Time signatures
Intermediate Volume 2;
o Melodic fills and improvisation - chord notes, passing notes, auxiliary notes
o Using songs - playing slow songs, playing fast songs - Once Again, Forever
o The major scale
o Nashville numbering system
o Introduction to ear training
Intermediate Volume 3;
o Using the left hand well - Faithful One, Everlasting God, Amazing Grace
o Using different sounds
o More advanced chords
o Leading worship from keys
o Spontaneous playing
o Getting the right gear
Worship Keyboard Course: Intermediate, Box Set was published by Musicademy in May 2007 and is our 319th best seller. The ISBN for Worship Keyboard Course: Intermediate, Box Set is 5060114860247.