Advanced Music Theory for Worship

  • Written By 
  • Keith Duell
  • Aug 19th, 2019

One of the things I get asked is how to play more complicated chord forms and whether they are necessary for worship music. It’s easy to play through a chord chart using simple triads while “avoiding” all the harder chords, but if you’re ready to take your playing to the next level, this post is for you. 

Using basic major and minor chord triads works for a lot of songs, but sometimes adding in a few extra notes can take your playing from “good” to “great”. 

In this video, I’ll be going over advanced chord theory and how you can use this to better understand and play chord charts more efficiently as well as give color to your chord progressions. 

In Part 1, we’ll be talking about:

  1. 7th chords
  2. Add/Sus Chords
  3. And Practical Applications for those chords

We’ll be using a lot of theory and concepts from our previous video series “Music Theory 101” so if you haven’t had a chance to watch that first or need to brush up on basic theory, just click here!

After Part 1, stay tuned for our second video where we’ll be going even deeper into advanced chord theory and talking about Secondary Dominant Chords, the Pentatonic Scale and how they can be used in worship music. 

Click the link below and submit your email to have Part 2 sent directly to you!

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