Beginning Worship Keyboard is designed to put you, the aspiring worship keyboardist, on the same page with the guitar-oriented worship community. This fresh approach to the art of keyboard accompaniment includes helpful diagrams, seven brand-new worship songs specifically arranged for the beginning keyboardist, and a 20-track CD with recordings of the exercises and songs so that you can listen and play along!
This clearly detailed and easy-to-follow guide will help you become familiar and comfortable with the skills and methods that are vital to the worship keyboardist. You'll learn to confidently tackle the basics, including:
- Reading chord diagrams
- Playing chords in popular styles and keys
- Playing keyboard arpeggios and "pads"
- Keeping steady rhythms
- and much more!
"Finally, a user-friendly keyboard book and CD that address the unique chording needs of today's contemporary church musician! A must-have resource for worship leaders, pastors and teachers who are wishing to better equip their keyboard players."
Don Cushman, Director of the Messiah School of the Arts and Keyboard Professor at Humboldt State University
"Sandy has an enthusiasm to worship God in truth and with skill, emotion and beauty. He not only endeavors to do this himself but desires to help others discover the joy of passionate worship!"
Karen Lafferty, Composer, Musician and Director of YWAM, Sante Fe, New Mexico
"It is so refreshing to see a beginning instructional manual on piano and keyboard written with today's worship music in mind. Beginning Worship Keyboard weaves theory, chord structure, melody, time, and all the elements necessary to be trained in contemporary music. This book is an excellent first step."
Chris James, Music Director of Spirit Fest Midwest's Power of God Worship Band and Pianist/Keyboardist who has performed with artists such as Stan Getz, Ron Kenoly, Sarah Vaughan, Paul Baloche, Dave Brubeck, Phil Driscoll, and Richie Cole
About the Author
Sandy Hoffman has been leading worship and teaching worshipers for over 20 years, training Christian musicians in the United States and in such diverse places as Singapore, Amsterdam, Budapest, and India. He has served with Last Day Ministries/Youth With A Mission and is the director of Worship Works! Music, a ministry committed to instruction and equipping worshipers.