Course Description

Church pianists understand there is a significant difference between accompanying a congregation and accompanying a small group or soloist. This course focuses on the latter.

This is a 1-hour course and includes a study guide with examples.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to eliminate unnecessary notes
  • Ideas for patterns you can play
  • Introductions
  • Endings
  • Fills

Suggested Prerequisites

We suggest that you know the following to be able to understand this course:

  1. How to read music (general basics such as naming notes, counting, key signatures, etc.).
  2. Basic theory. You need to know how to play a major scale. Ideally, you can build simple chords such as major and minor triads. If you need help in this area, consider purchasing Theory for Church Pianists.
  3. How to identify chords and chart a song. You should be able to work through a typical song in the hymnal and write in the chords you see. If you need help in this area, consider purchasing the course How to Chart a Song.