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Mike Zachary -- Hymn Playing Step-By-Step

Price: $22.95 each
Product#: NVBC-Pianobook1
Format:
Spiral bound book 
Dimensions:
11Inches High x 9 Inches Wide (Closed) [9 Inches High x 17 1/4 Inches Wide (Open)]
Released:
2000
Author:
Mike D. Zachary
Publisher
:
North Valley Publications
Description:
 Step-by-step guide on how to play the piano for "old fashioned" church services. 
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See Also:
Mike Zachary -- The Revival Choir I CD
Mike Zachary -- The Revival Choir I Songbook
North Valley Baptist Church -- Singing Church I CD
North Valley Baptist Church -- Singing Church II CD
North Valley Baptist Church -- Sunday Night Choir CD

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Basic Description
This is an "Old Fashioned" piano lesson guidebook that was developed to teach people how play the piano in churches that have conservative traditional church services with "Old Fashioned", Bible believing, "Hellfire and damnation" Gospel preaching.

This lesson book was developed by Mike Zachary, who is Assistant to the Pastor of North Baptist Church and Chairman of the Music Department of Golden State Baptist College in Santa Clara, California


Introduction in the front of the book by Mike Zachary


I began working as a professor of music in 1981; and since that time, it has been my privilege to teach thousands of private piano lessons and dozens of music seminars. These experiences have led me to many wonderful people. Perhaps my most memorable student has a senior citizen named Elizabeth Hunter. Elizabeth was a bright lady with a master's degree from the University of Michigan, and she had retired from a successful career as a public school teacher.

During my seminar, she said, "Dr. Zachary, I have been searching for this information for forty years. Some teachers can show me how to play for a dance band, and some can show me how to play Beethoven; but I have always wanted to understand how to play for church. Though the information you are teaching is just what I have always wanted to learn, its too late for me. I'm ready to die. However, I did bring a young man in my church to this seminar. Maybe he can learn all this and have a happier ministry of music that I ever had." Sadly, when I returned to Michigan next summer, Elizabeth had indeed died. But her words have lived in my heart.

I do not believe that this book contains the only helpful information about hymn playing, but I do know that information about hymn playing is often difficult to obtain. And if you are fortunate enough to find a book about the topic, you may or may not be fortunate enough to be able to understand its author.

It is my sincere prayer that the presentation of the material in this volume is so simple that any interested student can comprehend it. At the same time, I have endeavored to lay a thorough musical foundation. Though additional information will have to be presented in later volumes, I believe this book introduces the basic principles of hymn playing. I urge student to carefully learn all the information presented here and to patiently master each exercise.

Mike D. Zachary
November 2000

 

Table Of Contents


1. Playing Major Triads  .....................................................................................................................................................   1
2. Music Theory: Major & Minor Triads..............................................................................................................................   5
3. Playing Major Scales......................................................................................................................................................  13
4. Major Key Signatures..................................................................................................................................................... 17
5. Hymns And Gospel Songs............................................................................................................................................... 21
6. Hymn Playing, Step One.................................................................................................................................................. 31
7. Singing As You Play........................................................................................................................................................ 37
8. Octave-Chord Exercise................................................................................................................................................... 41
9. Playing Minor Triads......................................................................................................................................................  47
10. Basic Chord Symbols.................................................................................................................................................... 51
11. Playing Gospel Songs, Step One.................................................................................................................................... 57
12. Playing Octaves............................................................................................................................................................. 71
13. Playing Chord Inversions............................................................................................................................................... 75
14. Gospel Songs In 3/4 Time............................................................................................................................................. 83
15. Chord Patterns.............................................................................................................................................................. 89
16. Playing Gospel Songs, Step Two................................................................................................................................... 97
17. A Final Word...............................................................................................................................................................109
18. For Further Reading.....................................................................................................................................................111
 

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