Improvising Hymns: Lesson Two

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The following short video tutorial on improvising hymns is geared to the beginning church pianist.  Playing straight from the church hymnal can sound rather plain. Learning how to dress up the hymns adds a new dimension of sound! This lesson gives some simple left hand fill in ideas for the first line of “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”.

Special clarification about the theory rule mentioned in this lesson concerning omitting the 3rd of the chord…The 3rd can be omitted from either hand.   Wait until you see the video below to understand this explanation 🙂

The next video tutorial will reveal more improvising ideas for “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”.

Click here to see My First Improvising Lesson

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4 Responses to “Improvising Hymns: Lesson Two”

  1. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for posting another helpful improvising lesson! These are easier things that I can remember and add them to my hymn playing right away. I really appreciate you taking the time to do these lessons and videos.

  2. Hopeful says:

    Thanks so much for your lessons and videos. I’ve only watched the first 2 clips, but I have new hope that I can learn to play these hymns one day!

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