Truth is … Playing like the pros is simply a matter of approaching gospel music the same way they would.
… There’s a bible verse that says, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. “
If you learn to THINK like the pros … then you won’t have a problem playing like they do.
That, right there, should be your first big “Ah-Ha!” moment.
This was a hard lessons for me to learn…
Like most aspiring gospel musicians I went through the struggle of being publicly ridiculed, made fun of, and dealing with a lot of discouragement because my playing wasn’t good enough.
Even to the point of being “fired” from churches because a better musician came in town.
That period of my life sucked!
To cut a long story short I eventually cracked the code to being able to play like a pro…
But the journey wasn’t anything I expected…
In the last 20+ years of figuring this gospel stuff out, I realize why most aspiring gospel musicians including myself, have failed at becoming better players in the past.
Most of the trainings and teachers out there:
* Showcase musicians who just play well and don’t explain anything, or…
* And in the case of the trainings out there, they compensate for those musicians inability to teach by slapping some “half-baked” music theory explanation on top of it.
This approach hasn’t worked for the last 3 decades because of there’s a flaw in the approach.
They’re “giving” you fish, instead of “teaching” you HOW to fish.
In other words, you’re being trained to be a copy cat, instead of learning how to create ideas like the pros do.
This approach failed me, and hundreds of my Gospel University students.
What gave me the breakthrough I needed was learning the thought process & mindset of pro gospel musicians.
And then using it to, “learn how to fish for myself”, instead of having to be given fish all the time.
I think for most musicians wanting to “level up” their playing, their perceptions of how attainable playing like a “beast” — is way out of whack.
My aim is to “reframe” your perception somewhat … and then show you how easy it is to play at a pro level by following proven systems that’ll allow you to play the way you want to.
Your goal might be to play “crazy” chords & reharms, or create more ideas for talk music, or maybe to play more contemporary chords in general
The majority of musicians are killing themselves trying to achieve these playing goals. Why?
Because they think that shedding for hours at a time, or watching hundreds of YouTube videos is what they need to do to FINALLY become the players that they wanna be!
If so, then why aren’t more musicians seeing the results they want?
In the next few pages I’m going to lay out a system that I personally used to level up my playing and become the musician I wanted to be.
This simple system can allow you to achieve your gospel music dreams too!