• 5 Worship Progressions Gospel Musicians Set The Atmosphere With

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    So, you’re really interested in learning chord progressions gospel musicians set the atmosphere with?

    Well, you are on the right page.

    In the next 10 minutes or so, we’ll be learning chord progressions that are commonly used by gospel musicians to keep the atmosphere solemn and get people to open up their hearts for a more life-changing worship experience.

    5 Chord Progressions Gospel Musicians Set The Atmosphere With

    Although there are tons of chord progressions that gospel musicians set the atmosphere with, we decided to stick to 5 out of them and this is based on choice not importance.

    All examples in this lesson would be given in the key of C. In subsequent lessons, we’ll go ahead and cover other progressions and explore other keys too as well.

    Worship Progression #1

    In this worship progression, there are basically four chords; starting from the C major triad, progressing to the D major triad, then the F minor triad before going back to the C major triad.

    “Please Check It Out…”

    The C major triad (over C on the bass):

    The D major triad (over C on the bass):

    The F minor triad (over C on the bass):

    The C major triad (over C on the bass):

    Attention: Each of the chords can be played for four counts at a slow tempo. The recommended tempo is 50 beats per minute (bpm).

    Worship Progression #2

    This worship progression was used a lot in the late 90s and early 2000s and I guarantee that you’d love it because it is effective; especially when it is played with sensitivity.

    It consists of four chords: the C major triad progressing to the Bb major triad, then to the F major triad, then to the final chord, which is the F minor triad.

    “Here You Are…”

    C major triad (over C on the bass):

    Bb major triad (over C on the bass):

    F major triad (over C on the bass):

    F minor triad (over C on the bass):

    Attention: Each of the chords can be played for four counts at a slow tempo. The recommended tempo is 50 beats per minute (bpm).

    Worship Progression #3

    In this worship progression, a change of key (aka – “modulation”) is implied. We’re partially modulating into the key of C minor:

    …before returning back to the key of C major:

    The first chord is the Ab major triad:

    …followed by the Bb major triad:

    …then the C major triad:

    …and another C major triad:

    Attention: Each of the chords can be played for four counts at a slow tempo. The recommended tempo is 50 beats per minute (bpm).

    Worship Progression #4

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    Worship Progression #5

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    Final Words

    Submission: The term worship progression as used in this lesson refers to the progressions that are applied in the worship segment of the service. This does not imply that any of the chords or progressions covered are theoretically described as worship progressions.

    Invest time in practicing and mastering these chord progressions in other keys apart from the key of C major, and also feel free to alter the chords and also substitute the chords in a particular worship progression in another one: your ear should be the guide here.

    All the best!

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    1 Martin Gureasko

    This is very practical information, especially for anyone that has been classically trained and is working towards “hearing” what to play. These progressions are very effective if you play them on a keyboard using a nice, warm pad. Of course, they work really well on the piano or organ.

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    2 Dele

    Hi,
    Could you please send me a notification when the progression 4 and 5 will be available (as of today it says “The content here is temporarily being edited and would be published shortly”)

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