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Congregational Songs Help 2
« on: June 05, 2009, 09:34:13 AM »
Congregational Song Patterns

I've already done a post on playing Congregational Songs. but here's another post. In this post I'm just gonna show the basic patterns found in Congregational Songs. I'll post the pattern w/ theory explanation, a chord version in C, then a list of as many songs that go with that pattern as I can think of. Now, this is how I play these songs. Others may play it different, but this is my way. I wish I had recordings, but I don't at this time, sorry.

Hopefully this will help someone out!!! :D
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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009, 09:39:22 AM »
Pattern #1

Main part of song:

1 / 1 chord  *here, what u do is run a bass pattern in the LH while alternating major 1 and minor 2 chords in the RH, and u can also add in various RH runs
* 3, 4, #4, 5, 6, b7, 7 / 1 chord, 2 chord, etc.
(repeat)

1 / 1 chord
* 7, 1, #1 /
2 / 2 dom.9 or 6 chord
* 3, 4, #4 /
5 / 5 chord
2 / 2 dom.9 or 6 chord
5 / 5 chord
6 / 6 dom7.(b9) chord

2 / 4 chord
/ 1 chord
* 3, 4, #4 /
5 / 5 chord
6 / 6 dom7.(b9) chord
(repeat)

3 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord
3 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord
4 / 2 chord
2 / 2 dom.7(b9) chord
5 / 4 chord
1 / 1 chord

Turnaround:

3 / 1 chord
4 / 4 chord
#4 / #4 dim.7 chord
5 / 1 chord
5 / 5 dom.7 chord

Vamp:

1 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord
* 2, #2, 3 /
4 / 2 chord or 4 dom9. chord
* 6, b7, 7 /
(repeat continuously)
_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______

Main part of song:

C / G-C-E
*E, F, F#, G, A, A#, B / G-C-E, F-A-D, etc.
(repeat)

C / G-C-E
* B, C, C# /
D / F#-A-C-E  or  D / A-C-E
* E, F, F# /
G / G-B-D
D / F#-A-C-E  or  D / A-C-E
G / G-B-D
A / G-Bb-C#-E

D / A-C-F
/ G-C-E
*E, F, F# /
G / G-B-D
A / G-Bb-C#-E
(repeat)

E / C-Eb-G  or  Bb-Eb-G
E / C-Eb-G  or  Bb-Eb-G
F / A-D-F
D / F#-A-C-Eb
G / F-A-C
C / E-G-C

Turnaround:

E / E-G-C
F / F-A-C
F# / Eb-F#-A-C
G / E-G-C
G / F-G-B-D#

Vamp:

C / C-Eb-G  or  C / Bb-Eb-G
* D, D#, E /
F / A-D-F  or  F / Eb-G-A-C
* A, Bb, B /
(repeat continuously)

_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______

These are the main chords for this pattern. In between the chords, you can run bass lines to fill the space. If you have a bass player, then this is mainly what u need to play. If you don't have a bass player, you have to experiment with different bass lines until you find something that works. You can see the bass lines that I suggest be played in between the chords marked with the * symbol.

Songs that go with this pattern: Victory is Mine, Somebody Prayed For Me, Send Down The Rain
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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009, 09:41:34 AM »
Pattern #2

Main part of song:

1 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord *here, what u do is run a bass pattern in the LH while alternating minor 1 and minor 2 chords in the RH, and u can also add in various RH runs
* 3, 4, #4, 5, 6, b7, 7 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord, 2 chord, etc.
(repeat)

4 / 4 or 4 dom.9 chord
* 2, #2, 3, 4, 4 /
#4 / #4 dim7. chord
5 / 1 chord
6 / 2 chord or 6 dom7.(#5/#9) chord
2 / 2 dom.7(b9) chord
5 / 4 chord

1 / alternate minor 1 and 4 chord
* 3, 5, 6, 1, 1, 2, 1 /
7 / 2 chord
3 / 3 dom7.(#5/#9) chord
6 / 1 chord
3 / 1 chord
4 / 4 chord
#4 / #4 dim.7 chord
5 / 1 chord
6 / 2 chord or 6 dom7.(#5/#9) chord
2 / 2 dom.7(b9) chord
5 / 4 chord
1 / 1 chord

Turnaround:

3 / 1 chord
4 / 4 chord
#4 / #4 dim.7 chord
5 / 1 chord
5 / 5 dom.7 chord

Vamp:

1 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord
* 2, #2, 3 /
4 / 2 chord or 4 dom9. chord
* 6, b7, 7 /
(repeat continuously)
_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______

Main part of song:

C / C-Eb-G  or  C / Bb-Eb-G
* E, F, #F, G, A, Bb, B / C-Eb-G or Bb-Eb-G, A-D-F, etc.
(repeat)

F / F-A-C or  F / Eb-G-A-C
* D, D#, E, F, F /
F# / Eb-#F-A-C
G / E-G-C
A / A-D-F or  A / C#-F-G-C
D / F#-A-C-Eb
G / F-A-C

C / Eb-G-C, F-A-C, etc.
* E, G, A, C, C, D, C /
B / A-D-F
E / G#-C-D-G
A / G-C-E
E / G-C-E
F / A-C-F
F# / A-C-Eb-#F
G / C-E-G
A / A-D-F or  A / C#-F-G-C
D / F#-A-C-Eb
G / F-A-C
C / E-G-C

Turnaround:

E / E-G-C
F / F-A-C
F# / Eb-F#-A-C
G / E-G-C
G / F-G-B-D#

Vamp:

C / C-Eb-G  or  C / Bb-Eb-G
* D, D#, E /
F / A-D-F  or  F / Eb-G-A-C
* A, Bb, B /
(repeat continuously)
_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______

This pattern is a little different than the other pattern, but a lot of the same chords and bass runs are used. Even the Turnaround and Vamp are the same.

Songs that go with this pattern: Glory Glory Hallelujah, There's A Storm Out In Life's Ocean
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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 09:43:03 AM »
Pattern #3

Main part of song:

1 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord  *here, what u do is run a bass pattern in the LH while alternating minor 1 and minor 2 chords in the RH, and u can also add in various RH runs
* 3, 4, #4, 5, 6, b7, 7 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord, 2 chord
1, 3, 5, 6, 1, 2, #2, 3 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord, 2 chord

or

1 / alternate minor 1 and 4 chord  *here, what u do is run a bass pattern in the LH while alternating minor 1 and 4 chords in the RH, and u can also add in various RH runs
* 3, 4, #4, 5, 6, b7, 7 /
1, 3, 5, 6, 1, 2, #2, 3 /

4 / 4 or 4 dom.9 chord
* 6, b7, 7, 1, 2, #2, 3 /
4 / 4 or 4 dom.9 chord
b3 / b3 dom.13 chord
2 / 2 dom.7(b9) chord
5 / 4 chord or 5dom.7 chord

Vamp:

1 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord
* 2, #2, 3 /
4 / 2 chord or 4 dom9. chord
* 6, b7, 7 /
(repeat continuously)
_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______


Main part of song:

C / C-Eb-G  or  C / Bb-Eb-G

or

C / Eb-G-C, F-A-C
* E, F, F#, G, A, Bb, B /
C, E, G, A, C, D, D#, E /


F / F-A-C or  F / Eb-G-A-C
* A, Bb, B, C, D, D#, E /
F / F-A-C or  F / Eb-G-A-C
Eb / Db-F-G-C
D / F#-A-C-Eb
G / F-A-C  or  G / F-G-B-D#

Vamp:

C / C-Eb-G  or  C / Bb-Eb-G
* D, D#, E /
F / A-D-F  or  F / Eb-G-A-C
* A, Bb, B /
(repeat continuously)
_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _____

This is probably the easiest pattern of all the Congregational songs. And again, many of the same chords, bass runs, and even the Vamp are the same as in the other 2 patterns. I'm noticing a little trend here, don't yall?

Songs that go with this pattern: I'm a soldier, The Devil Thought He Had Me, I Get Joy When I Think About, I Got So Much To Thank God For
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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 09:44:29 AM »
Pattern #4

Main part of song:

1 / 1 chord  *here, what u do is run a bass pattern in the LH while alternating major 1 and minor 2 chords in the RH, and u can also add in various RH runs
* 3, 4, #4, 5, 6, b7, 7 / 1 chord, 2 chord, etc.
(repeat)

1 / 1 chord
* 7, 1, #1 /
2 / 2 dom.9 or 6 chord
* 3, 4, #4 /
5 / 5 chord
2 / 2 dom.9 or 6 chord
5 / 5 chord

6 / 1 chord
#5 / major 7 chord
5 / major b7 chord
1 / 1 or 1 dom.9 chord
4 / 4 chord
#4 / #4 dim.7 chord
5 / 1 chord
6 / 2 chord or 6 dom7.(#5/#9) chord
2 / 2 dom.7(b9) chord
5 / 4 chord
1 / 1 chord

Turnaround:

3 / 1 chord
4 / 4 chord
#4 / #4 dim.7 chord
5 / 1 chord
5 / 5 dom.7 chord

Vamp:

1 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord
* 2, #2, 3 /
4 / 2 chord or 4 dom9. chord
* 6, b7, 7 /
(repeat continuously)
_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______

Main part of song:

C / G-C-E
*E, F, F#, G, A, A#, B / G-C-E, F-A-D, etc.
(repeat)

C / G-C-E
* B, C, C# /
D / F#-A-C-E  or  D / A-C-E
* E, F, F# /
G / G-B-D
D / F#-A-C-E  or  D / A-C-E
G / G-B-D

A / G-C-E
G# / F#-B-D
F / F-Bb-D
C / G-C-E  or  C / E-Bb-D
F / A-C-F
F# / A-C-Eb-F#
G / C-E-G
A / A-D-F or  A / C#-F-G-C
D / F#-A-C-Eb
G / F-A-C
C / E-G-C

Turnaround:

E / E-G-C
F / F-A-C
F# / Eb-F#-A-C
G / E-G-C
G / F-G-B-D#

Vamp:

C / C-Eb-G  or  C / Bb-Eb-G
* D, D#, E /
F / A-D-F  or  F / Eb-G-A-C
* A, Bb, B /
(repeat continuously)
_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______

This pattern starts off the exact same way as the first pattern. It has something a little different in the middle, then ends up the exact same way as the first pattern, including the Turnaround and Vamp.

Songs that go with this pattern: What A mighty God We Serve, I Come To Glorify The Lord
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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2009, 09:45:45 AM »
Pattern #5

Main part of song:

1 / major 1  *here, what u do is run a bass pattern in the LH while alternating major 1 and minor 2 chords in the RH, and u can also add in various RH runs
* 3, 4, #4, 5, 6, b7, 7 / major 1 chord , 2 chord

or

1 / alternate major 1 and 4 chord  *here, what u do is run a bass pattern in the LH while alternating minor 1 and 4 chords in the RH, and u can also add in various RH runs
* 3, 4, #4, 5, 6, b7, 7 /
(repeat)

7 / 2 chord
3 / 3 dom.7(#5/#9) chord
6 / 6 chord or 1 chord
3 / 5 chord
6 / 6 or 1 chord
2 / 2 dom.9 or 6 chord
5 / 5 chord

1 / major 1, or alternate major 1 and 4 chord
* 3, 4, #4, 5, 6, b7, 7 /
7 / 2 chord
3 / 3 dom.7(#5/#9) chord
6 / 1 chord
3 / 1 chord
4 / 4 chord
#4 / #4 dim.7 chord
5 / 1 chord
6 / 2 chord or 6 dom7.(#5/#9) chord
2 / 2 dom.7(b9) chord
5 / 4 chord
1 / 1 chord

Turnaround:

3 / 1 chord
4 / 4 chord
#4 / #4 dim.7 chord
5 / 1 chord
5 / 5 dom.7 chord

Vamp:

1 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord
* 2, #2, 3 /
4 / 2 chord or 4 dom9. chord
* 6, b7, 7 /
(repeat continuously)
_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______

Main part of song:

C / G-C-E
* E, F, F#, G, A, Bb, B / G-C-E, A-D-F

or

C / E-G-C, F-A-C
* E, F, F#, G, A, Bb, B /
(repeat)

B / A-D-F
E / G#-C-D-G
A / A-C-E or  A / G-C-E
E / G-B-D
A / A-C-E or  A / G-C-E
D / F#-A-C-E  or  D / A-C-E
G / G-B-D

C / C-G-E  or  C / E-G-C, F-A-C
* E, F, F#, G, A, Bb, B /
B / A-D-F
E / G#-C-D-G
A / G-C-E
E / G-C-E
F / A-C-F
F# / A-C-Eb-#F
G / C-E-G
A / A-D-F or  A / C#-F-G-C
D / F#-A-C-Eb
G / F-A-C
C / E-G-C

Turnaround:

E / E-G-C
F / F-A-C
F# / Eb-F#-A-C
G / E-G-C
G / F-G-B-D#

Vamp:

C / C-Eb-G  or  C / Bb-Eb-G
* D, D#, E /
F / A-D-F  or  F / Eb-G-A-C
* A, Bb, B /
(repeat continuously)
_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______

I honestly don't like playing songs like this because the timing for the bass line is so weird. I would rather just play chords and let the bass player handle all the bass runs for this song. We don?t really sing it that much, but every now and then it shows up.

Songs that go with this pattern: I Got A Feeling, God Put A Rainbow In My Sky
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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2009, 09:46:32 AM »
Pattern #6

Main part of song:

1 / minor 1
* 2, #2, 3 /
4 / 4 or 4 dom.9 chord
* 2, #2, 3 /
4 / 4 or 4 dom.9 chord
1 / 1 chord
* 3, 4, #4, 5, 6, b7, 7 /
1 / 1 chord
7 / 2 chord
3 / 3 dom.7(#5/#9)
6 / 6 or 1 chord
2 / 2 dom.7(b9) chord
5 / 4 or 5 dom.7 chord
1 / 1 chord

Vamp:

1 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord
* 2, #2, 3 /
4 / 2 chord or 4 dom9. chord
* 6, b7, 7 /
(repeat continuously)
_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______

Main part of song:

C / Eb-G-C
* D, D#, E /
F / F-A-C  or  F / Eb-G-A-C
* D, D#, E /
F / F-A-C  or  F / Eb-G-A-C
C / G-C-E
C / G-C-E
B / A-D-F
E / G#-C-D-G
A / A-C-E  or  A / G-C-E
D / F#-A-C-Eb
G / F-A-C  or  G / F-G-B-D#
C / E-G-C

C / C-Eb-G  or  C / Bb-Eb-G
* D, D#, E /
F / A-D-F  or  F / Eb-G-A-C
* A, Bb, B /
(repeat continuously)

_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______

This is another one of them patterns I hate playing cuz of the bass. This is the second easiest pattern, with regards to how many chords u play, but one of the hardest to get the timing on.

Songs that go with this pattern: Praise The Lord Everybody
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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2009, 09:53:31 AM »
Pattern #7

Whole song:

1 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord *here, what u do is run a bass pattern in the LH while alternating minor 1 and minor 2 chords in the RH, and u can also add in various RH runs
* 3, 4, #4, 5, 6, b7, 7 / minor 1 or 1 min.7 chord, 2 chord, etc.
(repeat continuously)
_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______

Whole song:

C / C-Eb-G  or  C / Bb-Eb-G
* E, F, F#, G, A, Bb, B / C-Eb-G or Bb-Eb-G, A-D-F, etc.
(repeat continuously)

_______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______

Did I say that another pattern was the easiest? This one is by far the easiest pattern to play. There's really nothing to this one. It's almost like playing regular shouting music.

Songs that go with this pattern: Power Lord, Lord I Ain't Tired, What You Need (It's In The House)
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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2009, 02:54:55 PM »
Thanks Tblock...Could you do the same thing with hymns please thanks

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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2009, 07:16:15 AM »
Thanks Tblock...Could you do the same thing with hymns please thanks

T-Block don't do hymns, LOL. Just playing man, I'll see what I can do. I can only do the ones we sing the most at my church though.
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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2009, 07:42:41 AM »
ok thanks anything you can do is appreciated

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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2009, 04:22:30 PM »
Thanks T Block.  I am trying to understand .  In each pattern you start w/the "Main part of song" then you have 3 blocks of chords, the vamp and turnaround last.  Is the "Main part of song" a summary of the song? what do you mean by main part of the song? 

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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2009, 08:43:13 PM »
Thanks T Block.  I am trying to understand .  In each pattern you start w/the "Main part of song" then you have 3 blocks of chords, the vamp and turnaround last.  Is the "Main part of song" a summary of the song? what do you mean by main part of the song? 



I mean the part of the song that you open up with. Example, for the song "Victory Is Mine", the main part would be singing:

Victory is mine, Victory is mine, Victory today is mine, etc.

For the song "Glory Glory Hallelujah", the main part of the song is"

Glory Glory Hallelujah, since I laid my burdens down, etc.

The turnaround gets u back to the main part, and the vamp is when they repeat stuff like "I laid my burdens down" or "It's mine".

Make sense now?
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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2009, 12:37:22 AM »
Yes, thanks, I needed that clarification for all the parts.  I will work my way back over to this post after a little more foundation!

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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2009, 03:34:08 PM »
Thank for all the help, are there any sound files to help learn the timing.

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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2009, 06:41:46 AM »
Super stuff- this is really great T!

It just reminded me of GK300! Why don't you make a dvd series of all these- it will be a sellout man! then you just include a booklet of all this theory there.
It would give you enough money to spend more time posting your new theory revelations here & us requesting more dvds--seriously man!!


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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2010, 11:20:00 AM »
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I'm new at reading chords, so can you help me out to clarify how to interpret what you wrote?
where you put (*) which hand should be playing this, LH or RH? I think you're referring to the LH, but I want to be sure.

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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2010, 10:28:56 AM »
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I'm new at reading chords, so can you help me out to clarify how to interpret what you wrote?
where you put (*) which hand should be playing this, LH or RH? I think you're referring to the LH, but I want to be sure.

The * are the notes that the LH is playing.
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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2010, 03:26:39 PM »
WOW!!! That must've took a lot of time. Thanks bro. 

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Re: Congregational Songs Help 2
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2013, 12:44:06 AM »
This is just what I need.  Can't believe I posted here before and never made my way back over like I said!
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