Have you ever wished you could play piano in the spirited and rhythmic gospel style? This book will help you get started.
Carl MaultsBy gives a brief history of the gospel style and describes the techniques used to embellish printed music. Ten written arrangements of selections from the popular gospel music standard, Lift Every Voice and Sing II from Church Publishing have been provided to give the accompanist additional practice in the style.
Come, Ye Disconsolate
Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Lift Him Up
Near the Cross
On Christ the Solid Rock
There Is a Fountain
This Little Light of Mine
We're Marching to Zion
When We all Get to Heaven
"This book fills a very large need - and fills it well: church musicians have longed for a book that both clearly and richly could introduce them to the art of authentic Gospel piano playing. Any person who can play hymns in a 'traditional manner' can learn from this well thought-through book, how to play them in a convincing Gospel manner. Bravo to Carl MaultsBy for a job well done!"
—Ed Green,Professor of Jazz Composition, Manhattan School of Music, New York