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Congregational Songs Help
« on: August 21, 2006, 10:02:24 PM »
Well, for those of you having trouble playing congregational songs, this post is for you.  Here is something for yall to practice to get u used to playing congregational songs. You should practice this in every key:

Alternate minor 1 and minor 2 chords
Key Eb 

Db-Gb-Bb or Eb-Gb-Bb (start high on keyboard, go all the way down, go all the way back up)
C-F-Ab
Bb-Eb-Gb
Ab-C-F
Gb-Bb-Eb
F-Ab-C
(repeat)


Alternate major 1 and minor 2 chords
Key Eb

Eb-G-Bb (start high on keyboard, go all the way down, go all the way back up)
C-F-Ab
Bb-Eb-G
Ab-C-F
G-Bb-Eb
F-Ab-C
(repeat)


Various Bass Lines
Key Eb

Eb, G, Ab, A, Bb, C, Db, D, Eb
Eb, F, Gb, G, Ab, C, Db, D, Eb
Eb, G, Bb, C, Db, C, Bb, G, Eb
Eb, G, Bb, A, Ab, C, Db, D, Eb
Eb, Db, Bb, A, Ab, C, Db, D, Eb
Eb, C, Bb, A, Ab, C, Db, D, Eb
Eb, F, Gb, Bb, Ab, C, Db, D, Eb
Eb, F, Gb, G, Ab, Gb, F, Fb, Eb
Eb, F, Gb, G, Ab, G, Ab, A, Bb, Db, Eb, Gb, Ab, C, Db, D, Eb
Bb, Cb, C, Gb, F, Cb, Bb, Bb, Eb
Bb, A, Bb, Cb, C, Cb, Bb, Ab, A, C, Eb, Gb, F, Eb, C, Eb
Eb, Db, C, Gb, F, C, Bb, C, Db, D, Eb


Bassline for fast praise songs like "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah"

Glory
C, E, G, A, C, Bb, A, G Glory, Halle-
C, E, G, A, C, Bb, A, G lujah, since I
F, A, C, A, F (2x), F# (2x) laid my burden
G, G#, A, D#, D, G#, G, B down, Glory
C, E, G, A, C (2x), D, C Glory, Halle-
B (2x), E (2x), A, E, F, F# lujah, since I
G, G#, A, D#, D, G#, G, B laid my burden
C, E, F, F#, G down

(leader) I laid my burden
C, D, D#, E, down, (congregation) laid my burden
F, A, A#, B down

(leader) I laid my burden
C, D, D#, E down, (congregation) laid my burden
F, E, F, F#, down, (leader) I laid my burden
G, A#, C, F#,  down, (congregation) laid my burden
F, A, A#, B down, (leader) I laid my burden


Bassline for fast praise songs like "Victory Is Mine

C, E, F, F# Victory is
G, A, A#, B mine
C, E, F, F# Victory is
G, A, A#, B mine
C, B, C, C# Victory to-
D, E, F, F# day is
G (2x), D (2x) mine
G (2x), A (2x) ohhhh
D, E, F, F# I told
G, G#, A (2x) Satan
D, E, F, F# get thee be-
G, G#, A (2x) hind me
E (2x), F Victory to-
D, G day is
C, E, F, F#, G mine
C, D, D#, E, F, A, A#, B (leader) It's mine, (congregation) it's mine


Bassline and chords for songs like "God Is Not Dead", "I'm A Soldier", etc.

Key Eb LH/RH

Part 1:

Eb, G / Db-Gb-Bb God is
Ab, A / C-F-Ab not
Bb, C / Bb-Eb-Gb dead
Db, D / C-F-Ab
Eb, G / Bb-Eb-Gb He's
Ab, A / Ab-C-F yet a-
Bb (2x) / Gb-Bb-Eb live
A (2x) / G-B-Db-Eb ohhh

*Ab / Gb-Bb-C-Eb God is not dead *u can bounce this note, or do the following bassline
C, Db, D, Eb / is not dead
F, Gb, G /
Ab (2x) / Gb-Bb-C-Eb or Ab (2x) / C-Gb-Bb He's
Gb (2x) / E-Bb-Eb yet a-
F (2x) / Eb-A-Eb or F (2x) / Eb-A-Db live
Bb (2x) / D-Ab-Eb or Bb (2x) / D-Ab-Db ohhh
(repeat)

*Ab / Gb-Bb-C-Eb God is not dead *u can bounce this note, or do the following bassline
C, Db, D, Eb /
F, Gb, G /
Ab (2x) / Gb-Bb-C-Eb He's
A (2x) / Gb-A-C-Eb (2x) yet a-
Bb / G-Bb-Eb live
C /
/ Gb ohhh
Db / G, Bb
D / C, Eb
(repeat)

*Ab / Gb-Bb-C-Eb God is not dead *u can bounce this note, or do the following bassline
C, Db, D, Eb /
F, Gb, G /
Ab (2x) / Gb-Bb-C-Eb He's
A (2x) / Gb-A-C-Eb yet a-
Bb (2x) / F-Ab-C-Eb live
Bb (2x) / Ab-Bb-D-Gb ohhh
(repeat)

Part 2:

(leader) He's not
Eb / Db-Gb-Bb dead
F, Gb, G / (congregation) He's not
Ab / C-F-Ab dead
C, Db, D / (leader) He's not
(repeat)

On this part, basically u just alternate playing minor 1 (Eb-Gb-Bb) and minor 2 (F-Ab-C) chords while running Eb bass line (Eb, F, Gb, G, Ab, C, Db, D). Of course, you can experiment using different inversions of those chords.


Bassline and chords for songs like "Victory Is Mine", "Somebody Prayed For Me", etc.

Key Eb  LH/RH

Part 1:

Eb / Bb-Eb-G Vic-
G / Bb-Eb-G to-
/ Bb-Eb-G ry
Ab /
/ Ab-C-F is
A /
/ G-Bb-Eb mine
Bb, C, Db, D /
(repeat)

Eb / Bb-Eb-G Vic-
D / to-
/ Bb-Eb-G ry
Eb /
/ Bb-Eb-G to-
E /
/ A-C-Eb-G day
F, G /
Ab, A / A-C-Eb-G is
Bb (2x) / Bb-D-F mine
F (2x) / A-C-Eb-G
Bb, B / Bb-D-F
C, Gb / Bb-C-E-G

F, G / C-Eb-F-Ab I
Ab / C-Eb-F-Ab told
A / Bb-Eb-G
/ Bb-D-F Satan
Bb, B /
C, Gb / Bb-C-E-G
(repeat)

G / Db-Gb-Bb (2x) Victory
Ab / C-F-Ab to-
F / A-C-Eb-Gb day
Bb / Ab-C-Eb is
Eb / G-Bb-Eb mine

Turnaround:

G / G-Bb-Eb
Ab / Ab-C-Eb
A / Gb-A-C-Eb
Bb / G-Bb-Eb
Bb / Ab-Bb-D-Gb
(repeat from beginning)

Gb / E-Bb-Eb
F / Eb-A-Eb
Bb / D-Ab-Eb
Eb / Db-G-C-Eb
Both hands: Bb, C, Bb, C
(repeat from beginning)

Part 2:

(leader) Ohhh, it's
Eb / Db-Gb-Bb mine
F, Gb, G / (congregation) It's mine, (leader) It's
Ab / C-F-Ab mine
C, Db, D / (congregation) It's mine
(repeat)

After every 3rd time u play the chords above, u can do this special part:

C, Eb, D / (congregation) It's mine, (leader) It's
Db (2x) / F-B-Eb (2x) mine, (congregation) It's
Gb (2x) / E-Bb-Eb (2x) mine, (leader) It's
F (2x) / Eb-A-Eb (2x) or F (2x) / Eb-A-Db (2x) mine, (congregation) It's
Bb (2x) / D-Ab-Eb (2x) or Bb (2x) / D-Ab-Db (2x) mine, (leader) It's
(repeat from Part 2)


Somebody asked me for a time count next to the song to get an idea for the rhythm. So, here it is:

4/4 time count in [ ]

Part 1:

[1] Eb / Bb-Eb-G Vic-
[2] G / Bb-Eb-G to-
/ Bb-Eb-G ry
[3] Ab /
/ Ab-C-F is
[4] A /
/ G-Bb-Eb mine
[1, 2, 3, 4] Bb, C, Db, D /
(repeat)

[1] Eb / Bb-Eb-G Vic-
[2] D / to-
/ Bb-Eb-G ry
[3] Eb /
/ Bb-Eb-G to-
[4] E /
/ A-C-Eb-G day
[1, 2] F, G /
[3, 4] Ab, A / A-C-Eb-G is
[1, 2] Bb (2x) / Bb-D-F mine
[3, 4] F (2x) / A-C-Eb-G
[1, 2] Bb, B / Bb-D-F
[3, 4] C, Gb / Bb-C-E-G

[1, 2] F, G / C-Eb-F-Ab I
[3] Ab / C-Eb-F-Ab told
[4] A / Bb-Eb-G
/ Bb-D-F Satan
[1, 2] Bb, B /
[3, 4] C, Gb / Bb-C-E-G
(repeat)

[1, 2, 3] G / Db-Gb-Bb (2x) Victory
[4] Ab / C-F-Ab to-
[1, 2] F / A-C-Eb-Gb day
[3, 4] Bb / Ab-C-Eb is
[1] Eb / G-Bb-Eb mine

Turnaround:

[2] G / G-Bb-Eb
[3] Ab / Ab-C-Eb
[4] A / Gb-A-C-Eb
[1] Bb / G-Bb-Eb
[2, 3, 4] Bb / Ab-Bb-D-Gb
(repeat from beginning)

Gb / E-Bb-Eb
F / Eb-A-Eb
Bb / D-Ab-Eb
Eb / Db-G-C-Eb
Both hands: Bb, C, Bb, C
(repeat from beginning)

Part 2:

(leader) Ohhh, it's
[1] Eb / Db-Gb-Bb mine
[2, 3, 4] F, Gb, G / (congregation) It's mine, (leader) It's
[1] Ab / C-F-Ab mine *go to special part from here
[2, 3, 4] C, Db, D / (congregation) It's mine
(repeat)

After every 3rd time u play the chords above, u can do this special part:

[2, 3, 4] C, Eb, D / (congregation) It's mine, (leader) It's
[1, 2] Db (2x) / F-B-Eb (2x) mine, (congregation) It's
[3, 4] Gb (2x) / E-Bb-Eb (2x) mine, (leader) It's
[1, 2] F (2x) / Eb-A-Eb (2x) or F (2x) / Eb-A-Db (2x) mine, (congregation) It's
[3, 4] Bb (2x) / D-Ab-Eb (2x) or Bb (2x) / D-Ab-Db (2x) mine, (leader) It's
(repeat from Part 2)

Basically, what u doing is following the bass notes. Each bass note acts like a quarter note, so it gets one beat. So, start learning the bass part first and once u get it going, add in the chords.

If someone could make this a sticky in one of the rooms, I think that would be helpful since thise question comes up a whole lot!!! ;D
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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006, 10:35:44 PM »
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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2006, 08:19:36 AM »
Good look t-block they helping already

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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2006, 10:00:26 PM »
You're welcome, I'm just trying to help out anyway that I can!!!
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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2006, 04:43:07 PM »
hey thanks alot man

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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2006, 10:59:50 AM »
Welcome to LGM  drums2keys
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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2006, 12:22:19 PM »
Thanks T-Block!  Be blessed! :D

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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2006, 10:19:57 AM »
Well, thank ya! 
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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2006, 11:05:31 AM »
HEY THANKS, THIS IS JUS WHAT I NEEDED!!!
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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2006, 10:06:06 AM »
Hello T i'm new and i must say you are a blessing

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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2006, 03:48:37 PM »
Welcome to the LGM family "Adrikris".......Be Blessed.

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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2006, 04:43:55 PM »
Welcome to the LGM family "Adrikris" ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2006, 01:24:33 PM »
Thanks for helping me with these chords,

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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2006, 11:07:09 PM »
Welcome to LGM  Adrikris
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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2006, 11:09:36 PM »
Welcome to LGM  redpony
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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2006, 06:33:49 PM »
thanks alot man im jus starting and that is really going to be a big up

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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2006, 12:34:22 AM »
T-Block,
Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2006, 02:50:16 AM »
If anyone has chors to the following songs, please help me.

This Joy that I have, by Colorado Mass
When the Battle is Over, by Benita Washington or Walter Hawkins
God's Got It, by THe Tennessee Full Gospel Choir

Thanks in Advance

Rhonda

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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2007, 03:13:50 PM »
thank you very much. with prayer this will help me so much.

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Re: Congregational Songs Help
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2007, 09:16:30 AM »
THANKS T-BLOCK
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