Hi HamDelTon R Tobias,
How are you? What new gospel music are you listening to? Also what instruments do you play in church?
Hey Keisha, forgive the delayed reponse. I recently started listening to Jekalyn Carr (One nation under God), Sonna Badu (Sounds of Afrika), Ntokozo Mbambo (Spirit and Life) and Elevation Collective (Evidence). What about you? What would you recommend?
Hi HamDelton Tobias,
Thank you so much for sharing these songs with me!! I plan to add them to my playlist.
Usually, I divide the songs I listen to into two categories: 1) My personal favorites, and 2)Songs that I have to play during church services. My personal favorites are based upon the musician who is playing. For example, I like to listen to artists like Kevin Bond and Aaron Lindsey because I want to emulate some aspect of their playing style on the keyboard. So lately, it just seems that I have had a craving to listen to Marvin Sapp. He is a wonderful vocalist, but he also has some talented musicians backing him up. Here are just a few of my fav’s at the moment:
1) “Miracle” by Marvin Sapp
2) “Close” by Marvin Sapp
3) “For the Good of Them” by Daryl Coley
4) “An Anointed Song” by Men of Standard
Here is a Sample of some Current Songs I listen to ONLY because I have to play them for church groups or for our conductor:
1) “Solid Rock” by Smokie Norful Key: Bb
2) “Spirit Break Out” by William McDowell Key: G
3)”I Believe” by Micah Stampley Key: E natural
4) “Great Things” by Preashea Hilliard Keys: A natural==>Bb==>B natural
5)” I Feel Your Spirit” by Hezekiah Walker Key: F
Are you planning on doing the challenge that Vaughn posted , Tobias? (I’m sorry if I got your name wrong… Which name do you prefer?)
Thanks for sharing the Kevin Bond name and many songs you in your post since March 2018. I decided to cycle back in time on this discussion board and try to calibrate notes, hints and tips to raise my level of engagement taking into consideration some of the goodness in the history of this discussion forum.
Picking up a lot of good tips. Vaughan had some good ideas about control, before and after keys and mentioned organ boot camp. I will have do some of those activities.
I love organ but mostly playing keys since January as we lost a gifted musician, so GU Academy is helping me refresh and elevate my playing again. I was chilling and in cruise (lazy mode) for a number of years but picking it up again with joy now.
Just a bunch of random thoughts but most of all want to say thanks for all you have contributed to this forum – past and present.