In this post I touch briefly on Part E on praise music from my post. These are techniques you can master by following HearAndPlay’s Gospel Music 300 course. Part E can be thought as a vamp or rendition of Part A. You play what you feel here. Some songs just consist only of Part E throughout.
Bass run is based on 1 and 4 tone of the key, unlike Part A where we use 1 and 5.
The ascending bass run look like:
A♭ B♭ B C D♭ F G♭ G A♭…
Descending bass run can look like
A♭ G♭ E♭ D D♭ F G♭ G A♭…
On right hand, you can play 1-4 chord pogression
A♭7 add13 (G♭ C F / A♭)
D♭9 (F B E♭ / D♭)
A lick you can use on the right hand is to play
B♭ B F, A♭, F, A♭. That is, 2 ♭3 6, 1, 6 1.
You repeat this in a rhythmic fashion.
An alternate way of playing part E is to play a 4-part progression.
You start with a slow bass run first on the left, hand then change to a fast bass run.
They are as follows:
E♭ min9 (G♭ B♭ D♭ F / E♭)
A♭9 add13 (G♭ B♭ C F / A♭)
D♭ min9 (E A♭ B E♭ / D♭)
G♭9 add13 (E A♭ B♭ E♭ / G♭)
E♭ min9 can be thought of as playing a major 7 of the 3rd tone of the E♭ scale on top of E♭ min9. i.e. playing G♭ maj7 / E♭
When you switch from E♭ min9 to A♭13 add9, all you do on the right hand is to lower the third note of the chord by a half step, i.e. from B♭ to A.
When you want to end a song from Part E, just transition to Part D, i.e. a 6 2 5 1 progression.