English | March 25, 2021 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B091CPFB9C | 80 pages | PDF | 9.94 Mb
If you tlip through the AM radio dial in any large city in the U.S., you can almost always find a station that plays gospel music. You recognize it as soon as you hear it. The band is cookin'; there's a lead singer going all-out, and the choir is responding in three-part harmony, with what sounds like at least a hundred voices! You might not even need to hear the lyrics to know that it's gospel music. l'm talking about the gospel music found in many African-American churches today: the gospel music that started way back with the 19th and early 20th century hymns by Charles A. Tindley and later Thomas A. Dorsey (who added the blues influence). lt came through the era of the great gospel quartets and solo artists of the mid-twentieth century, and in the 1980s emerged into the era of the "mass choir." Combining it with R&B, , funk, and jazz has expanded it even more in the last decade.
This comprehensive book 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.