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Gospel School: Intro #1

A well-crafted introduction serves multiple musical purposes…

  1. Establishing the key and tonality.
  2. Building excitement and a sense of anticipation.
  3. Set the proper tone before jumping into a 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…

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learn more: Gospel School: Intro #2

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