An accessible step-by-step book that teaches church musicians how to play and understand chord charts
Keyboard Harmony for Church Musicians is perfect for the church pianist who may have some formal instruction but wants to learn how to play from chord charts in a contemporary/blended church context. In the first half of the book, you'll learn about chord voicings, creating melodic material, rhythmic patterns and fills, and how to adapt your playing to a rhythm band.
The second half of the book teaches applied music theory through short examples from hymns and contemporary songs, showing you how to find common harmonic patterns in the music you play and apply them to other keys.
"Keyboard Harmony for Church Musicians is a master class in learning how to play the piano for congregational worship: clear, well-paced, thorough, personal, and eminently practical. It's a book that will benefit those just learning to play from chord charts and those who have been playing for years. If you're wondering if this is a book that might help you or your keyboardist serve your church more effectively, wonder no more. Just buy it."
— Bob Kauflin, Director, Sovereign Grace Music