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Improvisation Skills for Orchestral Instruments in Worship


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This 3-DVD course is designed for any single melody instrument wanting to play by ear and improvise in contemporary worship. Perfect for woodwind, brass and stringed instruments. Adapt your classical skills to play by ear in worship without the music! You will learn how to: ..Use your knowledge of keys, scales and arpeggios to create improvised parts .. Play notes that fit in both major and minor keys without sheet music .. Blend with other instruments without set parts .. Work out sharps and flats in any key using a foolproof method .. Use chord tones as the basis of playing by ear .. Create effective harmonies and new melody lines .. Develop tasteful playing using melodic hooks phrasing and dynamics .. Improvise using auxiliary, added and passing notes .. Use the Nashville numbering system to transpose by ear Applied using songs How Great is Our God, Forever, In Christ Alone, Happy Day, Faithful One, God of Justice and the hymn Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus. Suitable for all ability levels. Plus daily practice backing tracks with on screen chord charts. Six hours of lessons, tips and backing tracks on three DVDs . Plus tips from Brenton Brown, Tim Hughes, Martin Neal, Chris Bowater, Noel Robinson, Tommy Walker, Noel Richards, Tre Sheppard, Aaron Keyes, Stu G (Delirious).


The whole suite of Musicademy products are the perfect crash course for your worship team. --Worship Leader Magazine

Although I already improvise in worship, I've had trouble showing others how to do the same - it's easy to be too simple.. well just close your eyes and start playing; or too complex..well you could try these notes over that chord, and.... This DVD showed me how to do it. It gets people playing something simple right from the word go, and as the DVD develops it is careful to explain why particular notes work - the section on playing what you're singing was particularly methodical - but emphasises practice and experimentation. There is a good mix of example instruments in the orchestral band - violin, cello, clarinet, sax, flugelhorn. Some interesting quick tips, particularly how to mike up different instruments. Perhaps the points are sometimes a little laboured and the musicians tips can be a bit bland or repeat what has already been said, but that doesn't really matter in a 3 DVD set! Glad I bought it. --Ed

I play trumpet and I am the only wind instrumentalist in our worship band. This video showed me practical tips of developing supportive lines and melodies that complement other instruments and more importantly the singer(s). In addition, the instruction is presented with a good, simple explanation of the musical theory behind it. In addition, the instruction is punctuated with very good tips on how to become a better musician and offer our best offering of praise unto The Lord - Highly recommended! --MrShei123

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  • Actors: Tim Martin
  • Directors: Musicademy
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Musicademy
  • DVD Release Date: October 28, 2009
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B002UOB0G2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #300,052 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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