M1: Chapter 1: Introduction

Perfect Praise Music

Module One

Introduction

Welcome to Worship Piano.  What exactly is Worship Piano and piano improvisation? Let's learn more from one of your teachers, Mrs. Denie Riggs.

 

Now, let's meet Mr. Michael Riggs, President of Perfect Praise, Inc. Mr. Michael teaches piano and guitar. 

Now, meet Mr. John Diven, one of our Worship Piano teachers.

There are at least three forms of music. Mrs. Denie will tell you more, then study the differences between the three forms of Joyful Joyful shown below.


Grand Staff Example: Music written on the Grand Staff in it's basic form is performed "as written". A person who is trained to perform this form of music is referred to as a classically trained pianist.

Improvisation can be performed to this form of music when appropriate.  Later Modules of Worship Piano  will study improvisation to Grand Staff music, like from a hymnal or praise chorus sheet. 

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Lead Sheet Example: The Lead Sheet form below, provides the lyrics and the melody, with chord symbols above the treble staff.  This form is also referred to as Fake Music.

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Chord Chart Example: The Chord Chart form of music (seen below) provides lyrics and chord symbols. This form is used for folk singing, worship bands in churches and in professional music studios. Worship Piano will be training you to perform this form of music. 

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Before you panic and begin to run away from the Chord Chart form of Worship Piano, Mrs. Denie shares her story of 'breaking away' from what is written in a hymnal, along with encouragement for you to begin this journey into musical freedom! 

This Worship Piano Course will totally change how you view music. 

Teaching Classical Piano is easy, while Worship Piano is difficult. Mrs. Denie will tell us why.

Mrs. Denie shares the five elements of step-by-step study for Worship Piano. She then asks the question, "What style of music is inside of YOU dying to be released?"