Gospel Music Performance Practice and Technique Volume 1

by Robert L. Jefferson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/6/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781438919959
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781467057400

About the Book

30th Anniversary Revised Edition

Gospel Music Performance Practice and Technique – Volume 1. 30th Anniversary Edition! (2023)This book is the leading book on how to play Gospel Piano. It offers step-by-step instructions to play both traditional and contemporary styles. It is perfect for intermediate to advanced students. Whether you are a private instructor or professor, it is your go-to guide. It has been updated and includes a chapter on curriculum and lesson plans that is perfect for a classroom setting or private studio.

Audio Teaching Materials are available to go along with the books. For more information go to: www.learnhowtoplaygospelmusic.com

To all who have wished for and searched for a good book on how to play Gospel Music. This is it!! This book is better than good. It is excellent. The author clearly knows his subject well..."
Linden, NJ United States

"Highly Substantive!!! A long overdue book that delves down into the theory behind playing Gospel Music. It is well written and substantive. Robert L. Jefferson has elevated the instruction of gospel to a totally new level. With players of the authentic music willing or able to teach being so rare, it is a true treat to study with an individual who is so clearly able to articulate it. After a brief history of the music, Dr. Jefferson tackles a wide array of topics from basic chord theory and gospel cadence, to everything from passing chords, secondary dominants, contemporary gospel licks and fills, and more. Examples are enlightening and abundant...Purchasing this book will definitely take you to a whole new level regardless of where you are now! When it comes to music instruction books, this book ranks TOP on my list!"
"Jazz Organist" (Tokyo, Japan)

About the Author

Robert L. Jefferson began playing the piano at age seven and began playing for his church shortly thereafter. At age 14, his piano teacher, Mary O. Lewis, took him on as a teacher in her studio. He developed his piano skills by serving as pianist for the Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Phoenix, Arizona, where he was also pianist for the Salt River Valley District Association and Arizona National Baptist Convention under the mentorship of A. Bazel Androzzo.

Jefferson has taught students from the elementary through college levels and has performed with organizations such as the Pacific Air Force Command, the Houston Grand Opera, Director of the Yokota Inspirational Gospel Choir, Japan as well as the Soldiers’ Chorus of the United States Army Field Band, Washington, DC, performing with major symphonic orchestras and in concert halls including Kennedy Center, Boston Symphony, and Carnegie Hall.

Dr. Jefferson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Canyon University, a Master of Music degree from the University of Houston and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland. Jefferson is also published by Theodore Presser, Oxford University Press and Carl Fischer.

Jefferson is the author of four best-selling books on the study of Gospel Music: Gospel Music Performance Practice and Technique, Volume 1&2 and How to Play Gospel Music for Beginners, Book 1&2. It is Dr. Jefferson's desire that his books will aid in elevating the spread of Gospel Music education throughout the world.

Go to www.learnhowtoplaygospelmusic.com for more information regarding Robert L. Jefferson's products and services.