Kurt Cowling – Gospel Piano

Kurt Cowling - Gospel Piano

Mar 15, 2023
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Kurt Cowling Gospel Piano PDF. This comprehensive book and CD pack provides you with the tools you need to play in a variety of authentic gospel styles, through a study of rhythmic devices, grooves, melodic and harmonic techniques, and formal design. The accompanying CD features over 90 tracks, including piano examples as well as the full gospel band to help capture the true flavor of the style.
Fantastic book! Great tool to get that authentic Gospel sound. Simple and easy to understand theory leads to tangible results and improvement at every level. Very accessible and at the same time authentic, with a high level of musical integrity, this book is a must for any musician interested in Gospel music! They provide a vocabulary of nice rhythmic motifs, bass parts, melodic themes, grooves and styles which are very musical. The way the tracks are performed provides additional great instruction in gospel phrasing, dynamics, feel & timing etc.
The author clearly writes from inside the genre - he's not somebody with no feel for the music teaching a few simple elements to beginners. Most of the blues books, for example, will teach you elements of the style but never really sound like very good blues. Here, the musical tracks are really lovely. They efficiently illustrate a single musical idea but also are beautiful and expressive - prayerful, joyful, rollicking, triumphant, meditative, sad, moving etc.
The book moves swiftly but comprehensively through a series of simple musical ideas. The lessons are not belabored and they are well organized. Each isolated idea is relatively simple and bite-size but usually very fruitful. If this were the whole book it would still be worth the prize. But the real bonus is the quality of the written musical examples with their audio tracks which illustrate each idea. They provide a vocabulary of nice rhythmic motifs, bass parts, melodic themes, grooves and styles which are very musical. The way the tracks are performed provides additional great instruction in gospel phrasing, dynamics, feel & timing etc.

Includes:

  • Rhythm and Grooves
  • Form
  • Melody And Fills
  • Chords And Progressions

See also:

Ethel Caffie-Austin - Learn To Play Gospel Piano

Urban Soloing Techniques Vol. 1

Learn & Master Piano with Will Barrow

Mark Harrison - Country Piano

Alan Fraser - The Craft of Piano Playing

Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3). 82 pages

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16 comments on “Kurt Cowling - Gospel Piano”

  1. Este livro é um bom guia para estruturação da linguagem gospel.valeu.

  2. Thanks for the useful information! great site! greetings from Russia! 🙂

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