Course Description

This course includes one hour of instruction and a study guide with classwork and examples. Are you comfortable playing soft music underneath a prayer or during communion or another quiet time in a worship service? Many church pianists find themselves trying to play their usual style at a quieter volume, and the results are often less than desirable.

This course covers ten strategies for playing soft music ranging from light reharmonization to eliminating doubled notes. Practice what you learn in this 1-hour course and your soft music will sound completely different. A study guide is included.

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.