Gospel School: Intro #1


A well-crafted introduction serves multiple musical purposes…

  1. Establishes the key center and tonality.
  2. Builds excitement and a sense of anticipation.
  3. Sets the proper tone before jumping into the tune.

Here’s an example use thee big three chords (I-IV-V) with lots of chord inversions… creating a melodic bass line that is so characteristic of gospel. The octaves in the left hand provide a solid, fat bottom while the the four-note voicings in the right hand give that full, churchy sound…


learn more… Gospel School: Intro #2