How to play praise music on piano – part D

Hi folks,

In this post I touch briefly on Part D on praise music from my post. These are techniques you can master by following HearAndPlay’s Gospel Music 300 course.

Part D is a 6 2 5 1 progression and follows Part C. When you end Part C, you will be on a 5 chord.

So, on the left hand you can walk up to the 6th tone in half steps. i.e. 5 ♭6 6.

For the 6 2 5 1 in the key of A, we can use all 13th chords:

F7 add13 (E A D / F)

B add13 (A D G / B)

E add13 (D G C / E)

A add13 (G C F / A)

Another way to play it is:

F7 add13 (E A D / F)

B add13 (A D G / B)

E♭7 ♯9 (G D G / E)

A add13 (G C F / A)

Note that to play the E♭7 chord, on the right hand you just move all the notes down a half step.

If you have a bass player playing base run, you can play tritones on left and the following lick on the right hand:

<F E D♭ D> <F A♭ B B> <A F A>

How to transition from part D back to A

You can do a walk up on the left hand from 3 to 5. 3 4 ♭5 5.

On the right hand you can play

B quartal chord / C (B E A / C)

D9 (B E F A / D)

Ddim (B D F A / D)

Amaj / E (C E A / E)

E♭7 ♯9♯5 (G B D G / E) – hold this connector chord for a moment.

 

 

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