Musicademy - Song Learner Series For Worship Guitar DVD 3 British Product DVD
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Song Learner Series For Worship Guitar DVD 3 by Musicademy

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
DVD: Teaching Resource
Tags: DVD, Teaching Resource, Top Rated
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A DVD tutorial from Musicademy containing six separate tutorials on guitar playing via a variety of contemporary worship songs.

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Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

This release from the folks at Musicademy is designed to complement the courses for beginner and intermediate guitarists that were issued on DVD by the Chorleywood-based music college in 2006. In a very clear introduction, guitar tutor Andy Chamberlain sets out the DVD's goals and explains that the tutorials contained within are for guitar players who have learnt to strum and play chords but now want to play worship songs that integrate their new found skills. What follows are six separate tutorials lasting roughly 20 minutes each which give valuable lessons on strumming patterns, chord cheats and finger picking amongst other subjects via a variety of contemporary worship songs. Accompanied solely by his acoustic guitar, Chamberlain is a patient and considered tutor and his careful dissection of each song demystifies what on the surface may appear to be complicated chords and styles for the novice guitarist. Throughout, different songs are used to teach a range of techniques and this provides a welcome diversity to the proceedings. For example, Stuart Townend's "How Deep The Father's Love For Us" is a refresher lesson on finger picking whilst "Lord Let Your Glory Fall" by Matt Redman delves into the concept of compound time signatures. Elsewhere, Chris Tomlin's "The Wonderful Cross" gives tips on drop D tuning and the David Crowder arrangement of "All Creatures Of Our God And King" is used as an example of the effectiveness of riffs in worship songs. With the absence of guest slots, backing tracks and the like, this is certainly a more stripped down and simple affair in comparison to the full courses on offer. Nonetheless, this release is a cost effective and worthwhile tool for budding worship guitarists.

Cross Rhythms Product Code: 22387
Product Format: DVD
Content Type: Teaching Resource
Cat. Code: DVDSL3
Items: 1
DVD Region: 0 (Multizone: all regions)
Video Encoding: NTSC
Release Date: 21 Feb 2007

A DVD tutorial from Musicademy containing six separate tutorials on guitar playing via a variety of contemporary worship songs.

The Musicademy Song Learner Series for Worship Guitar - teaching contemporary worship songs in the context of a 12-20 minute lesson which enables you to master appropriate strumming patterns, find easy shapes for complex sounding chords, cheats for quick chord changes plus hints, tips and techniques which will further your playing beyond learning the song itself.

The Song Learner Series is ideally suited to students who have completed the Beginners Worship Guitar course but are not yet ready for the more advanced teaching of the Intermediate course. Song Learners will build on the foundations of students’ musical knowledge and teaching how to play some of today’s most popular contemporary worship songs properly. This is particularly useful where the most appropriate fingering and rhythm is not immediately obvious from a chord chart or music score.

Each lesson is significantly more than a quick run through of how to play the song. As experienced educators, we at Musicademy realise that students new to a musical principle need to have the information broken down, repeated slowly and then consolidated in the context of a song. The DVDs therefore show each new section of a song and play it through a few times before each element is bolted together in a step-by-step way. Using this methodology not only does the student understand the technique and how to apply it to other songs, but also gets each sequence into muscle memory.

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DVD British Product

£48.99 £49.99

A six hour DVD course containing lessons, tips and masterclasses on worship guitar playing as demonstrated by Musicademy tutor Andy Chamberlain with contributions from Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, David Crowder and many more.

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Teaching Resource DVD British Product

£78.99 £79.99

A box set of four DVDs which covers a year's worth of worship-focussed lessons designed for the complete beginner to keyboard skills.

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