Beginner’s Guide to Gospel Music PDF Ebook –

Training For Gospel Musicians

Download Our 78-pg "Beginner's Guide To Gospel Piano"

An "A-to-Z" guide for getting started playing gospel piano!

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FREE BONUS: Learn The Foundations Of Gospel Music In This 35-Lesson Video Course

The Gospel Music Training Center Foundation Course Is Free For All New Members!

If you're not a member, the good news is you can become one for just $37 and get access to this massive 35-lesson, 5-module course!

Here is the Foundations course curriculum:

Chapter 1: Fundamental Fluency

  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Note names, sharps/flats, whole steps and half steps, 12 keys goals
  • Lesson 3: Major scales, relative minor, minor scales
  • Lesson 4: Number System
  • Lesson 5: Intervals & Distance
  • Lesson 6: Mastery Summary

Chapter 2: Chordal Command

  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Chord Quality vs Quantity
  • Lesson 3: Diminished vs Augmented Chords
  • Lesson 4: Chord Inversions
  • Lesson 5: Chord Classes
  • Lesson 6: Seventh Chord Voicings
  • Lesson 7: Ninth Chord Voicings
  • Lesson 8: Eleventh Chord Voicings
  • Lesson 9: Thirteenth Chord Voicings
    Lesson 10: Common Altered Chords
    Lesson 11: Master Summary

Chapter 3: Pattern Proficiency

  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Diatonic Chords
  • Lesson 3: Circle of Fifths, Circular Movement
  • Lesson 4: Stepwise Motion and Other Patterns
  • Lesson 5: Common Circular Progressions
  • Lesson 6: Common Advanced Progressions
  • Lesson 7: Transposition and Learning All 12 Keys
  • Lesson 8: The Art of Fancy Chords (Placement)
  • Lesson 9: Mastery Summary

Chapter 4: Song Solidity

  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Using Harmony And Combining Common Patterns To Play Songs
  • Lesson 3: From Basic to Advanced: Learning Song From Scratch
  • Lesson 4: Advanced Song Approaches
  • Lesson 5: Master Summary

Chapter 5: Ear Efficiency

  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Mastering Chord Qualities and Common Movements
  • Lesson 3: Mastering Scale Tones, Passing Chords, and Other Movements
  • Lesson 4: Master Summary

Get this entire 35-lesson Foundations course for free when you enroll in the Gospel Music Training Center. As soon as you log-in, click on FOUNDATIONS at the top of the page to begin your first lesson!

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"The #1 Tool Serious Gospel Musicians (Like YOU ) Are Using To Learn All The Latest Songs, The Hottest Chords, & The Theory Behind What They're Playing"

This is the resource that will save you years of trial and error, hundreds of dollars in time and lessons, and embarrassment (when you fail to play gospel songs the way they should be played).

What if there was a one-stop shop to learn everything you need to know about gospel music along side 1000s of other musicians around the world?

"Have You Ever Felt This Way?"

  • You have a deep calling to be a musician, it has always attracted you, and you believe in your heart that one day, you will realize your full, musical God-given potential...
  • You're all alone because there are no organized curriculums or higher institutions for your style of gospel music (try getting a degree in "Charismatic Shouting Music!")... and the already successful musicians are either unwilling or too busy to teach you.
  • You're overwhelmed by how much there is to learn. You've got melodies, chords, progressions, songs, movements, patterns... and you're expected to learn all of this in ALL 12 keys. "Something's gotta give!?!"  "How do the pro's master all of this?" "I'm a pretty smart person but I still can't seem to retain ALL of this!"
  • You're embarrassed when it's your turn to come behind a professional musician on the keyboard or organ. "How am I suppose to follow THAT?"
  • You simply want to give God your BEST... and you're not progressing at this as fast as you desire.

If any of these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, continue to read this page. The Gospel Music Training Center just might be what you've been looking for!

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Over 600 gospel songs in all 12 keys! Classics, traditional, contemporary, CCM, choir, seasonal, and more!

Download mp3, mp4, midi file, backing track (drums, bass, auxiliaries), sheet music, and more!

Organ lessons with virtual keyboards that show upper/lower registers AND the bass pedal!

Dozens of song styles and lesson categories in ALL 12 KEYS! Challenge yourself by taking lessons in major keys you want to work on!

Theory lessons with interactive quizzes to make sure you understand what you're playing, once and for all!

Weekly lessons released every Monday so that you're always challenged to learn more!

"Serious Musicians Don't Rely On Youtube Alone. The Gospel Music Training Center Provides The Right Information, From The Right Source, In The Right Order (1,000+ Hours)!"

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9 Hours of Foundation Lessons

Develop a strong understanding of core concepts and strategies.

Interactive Quizzes

Keep track of your progress and identify your strengths and weaknesses with our interactive quizzes.

1,000+ Hours of Video/Audio Lessons

Instantly access weekly piano lessons, archived organ lessons, live training and much more.

17 Years.    202,175+ Students.    103 Countries. 

The Largest & Longest Running Training Center For Gospel Musicians Online!

"Check Out These Sample Lessons From The Training Center..."

Full Lesson Duration (Basic): 59:00 mins
Full Lesson Duration (Extended): 44:27 mins

Full Lesson Duration (Basic): 54:52 mins
Full Lesson Duration (Extended): 54:53 mins

Full Lesson Duration (Basic): 1:09:19 hour
Full Lesson Duration (Extended): 1:15:14 hour

Full Lesson Duration (Basic): 40:00 mins
Full Lesson Duration (Extended): 57:31 mins

Full Lesson Duration (Complete): 1:05:00 hour

Full Lesson Duration (Basic): 1:08:08 hour
Full Lesson Duration (Extended): 55:02 mins

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"A Platform For Gospel Musicians, By Gospel Musicians!"

Lessons Start With Instructor Playing The Song/Example

This ensures you understand the end result of the lesson - to have you sounding just as professional as the example!

We Always Cover The Key Of The Song & The Number System

This is the road map of the song. By establishing the key and the number system, you'll retain the patterns at work in the song/lesson.

All Chords & Progressions Are Broken Down, Step-by-Step

No chord or movement is left uncovered. Everything is repeated multiple times and the virtual keyboard and midi download make sure you never miss a beat!

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Limited time offer. Access to our 1,000-lesson database (1,000+ hours), piano videos, organ lessons, live training, downloads and more for just $37/mo (only $1.23/day)!


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  • Slow down songs by 90%, transpose to any key, freeze chord by chord, loop sections, enlarge virtual keyboard, and more!
  • Notes light up right before your eyes, allowing you to further learn any song you can find on the internet (in addition to the midi files we give you in GMTC!)

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One-Time Opportunity!
$37 Gets You Access To 1,000+ Hours Of Gospel Instruction...

Limited time offer. Access to our 1,000-lesson database (1,000+ hours), piano videos, organ lessons, live training, downloads and more for just $37/mo (only $1.23/day)!