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					Why Are Piano Worship Chords So Difficult?

<p>Piano worship chords are difficult for sure, but why? Pianos are used
in worship services throughout the world. Music in general is use as a
means of giving praise and worshiping. As you might expect, worship music
is a powerful, emotional, spiritual creation. What this means for us is
that learning to play piano worship music is not as easy as reading the
notes from the sheet.</p><p>A very important influence in worship music
is rhythm. The combination of strong chords with a strong rhythm is very
moving. The use of syncopation is prominent in worship music. Basically,
by accenting a part of the measure that is usually unstressed, and
resting where a beat would normally be stressed, a new, unique rhythm is
created.</p><p>There are a number of chord progressions used in worship
music. But not only that, but a number of "color chords" are also used.
Many arpeggios are also used. This is accomplished by playing each chord
one note at a time instead of all notes at once, as nearly everyone is
initially trained. After all of this unique flavor, add in some
unconventional runs, fillers modes, walk ups, walk downs at just the
right spots, and you can see how difficult it can be to master playing
piano worship chords.</p><p><b>How Can You Learn To Play Piano Worship
Chords?</b></p><p>This is a skill developed over time with lots of
playing the same pieces over and over. You have to get comfortable
improvising on what you already know. Start out with a piece you are
familiar with already. Then play it a few times over and over. Get really
comfortable until the music begins to flow freely.</p><p>Now begin to add
some some arpeggios with your chord play. Maybe try a new chord and get
comfortable with your hand positions. Play around with this, remember
nobody is listening! Try one time straight, and one time arpeggio on the
same chord, decide what you like, and what feels right to you.</p><p>Try
listening to the way the music is being played. Listen to the way chords
are finished off, maybe moving down a semitone and back for an ending.
Also try different types of music like Jazz and Blues. There are a lot of
similarities between worship music and those genres. In fact, much of
modern worship music can trace its roots to Jazz and Blues music. But
trying this will teach your hands new and more relaxed ways of moving
across the keys.</p><p>Playing music on the piano is great, and it can be
expressed across many types of music. No doubt learning any new style of
play can be difficult. It's really a matter of practice, improvisation,
and your own personal comfort. So have fun on the piano, and you will
tackle those piano worship chords at your own pace.</p><p>Give Piano
Lessons For The Holidays! Check out my <a target="_new"
href="http://www.squidoo.com/Piano-Worship-Chords">Lens</a> to find out
how! Keep practicing and you'll be playing those <a target="_new"
href="http://www.squidoo.com/Piano-Worship-Chords">piano worship
chords</a> before you know it. Good luck and have fun with it, I'm still
learning too!</p>

				
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