Rated B Label: RATED B FOR BEGINNERS – When you see the rated B for Beginners label, you will know that I go back to my Gospel Keyboard Days, where I went super slooowwwwwww—calling out the left-hand and right-hand chords. I don’t take it for granted that you know certain chords
WARNING: THIS DVD IS FOR BEGINNERS. THIS MEANS THAT WE GO REAL SLOW AND WE TAKE OUR TIME SHOWING YOU EVERY CHORD. THIS DVD IS NOT FOR ADVANCED MUSICIANS, BUT THERE IS STILL SOMETHING FOR THE INTERMEDIATES TOO!
Life Changing Chords
You ever learn certain chords that totally change your life. Because it was such a struggle to learn the chords with no one showing me, I remember exactly where and how I got my chords. I remember the first time I learned a left hand shout in my left hand. I remember the first things I've learned. So now, I can give it to you. This DVD is packed full of life-changing chords. These are the chords you will use all the time. These chords are staples and standards in gospel music. You will find that the "life-changing" chords taught in this DVD will be the very chords you've always tried to figure out. The movements taught on this DVD will get you through the struggling phase and launch you to the next level Finally! Many have raved about the "Major 7th on Steroids" on the Xtreme and have said how that one chord changed their life. Well, this DVD has 4-hours full of life-changing chords like that.
B.S.T -- Baby Step Technology
Baby step technology goes back to the old Gospel Keyboard days where I went very slowly and I guided you chord-for-chord. Even though we have the MIDI and sheet music, I still have to make sure that I take my time with beginners and this DVD does that and more.
VRT Visual Reinforcement Technology for Beginners
You saw this first with the Urban Worship Classic. We have significantly increased your visual learning tools on this DVD. For you sheet music gurus, we have the scrolling sheet music. That’s right! The sheet music scrolls along as we teach so you can see every single note. We also have the lit up keys, so you can see the actual keys being played. As a super added bonus, you also get a chance to see the actual chord names. Yes, through the entire DVD, you will be able to see the actual chord names. So you take the fact that we go slow, and call out the left-hand, right-hand chords, coupled with all of the visual aids, there is absolutely no way for you to miss anything we are doing!
Fake-it Til' you Make-it
These are movements, progressions, and chords that are very rich and will get you through a church service fast. These are foundation chords that you can play in mostly any instance, any movement, any-time, and anywhere and it makes you sound professional and seasoned, even though you only know a few of those chords. So what I’m explaining is this: I give you all of the core foundational gospelly sounding chords, in which you can use in 90% of every movement. Then as you advance, you can learn more tricks, but I give you enough of a foundation to keep your sound full and not basic. You see: INSTANT PHATNESS. The goal is to try to make you sound as professional as possible, but without overwhelming you with complex chords just yet
MRT - Multiple Reinforcement Technology for Beginners
We know that in psychology that the best way to learn is to administer multiple learning techniques. This DVD is no different. I actually tackle the movements really slow and call out every note. I also play the movements very, very slow, then gradually speed up. Then I play the movements, focusing on the chord structure. I then, focus on the movements and focus on the fingering. Finally, I perform the movement and focus on licks and passing tones. As you can see, I tackle all of the movements from different ways and different angles, because the goal is not to learn the movement. The goal is to UNDERSTAND the theory and the Why’s behind the movement, so you can apply them to other songs and other keys.