These are short video lessons with instructions regarding playing styles, accompaniment issues and finger exercise. These are designed to address particular aspects of playing individually or in a group so that the best effect is achieved.
Developing a rhythm to accompany songs by playing bass in the LH and chords in the RH.
This example takes a minor chord and shows you how to pay a rhythm with the LH playing bass and the RH playing chords.
This is for accompanying slower songs.
Playing in a group we need to be careful not to clash with the Bass player, Lead player etc. So it is advisable to stick to a way of playing that is clear and firm.
This is an example of playing chords 'Blues” style. Here too the LH is concerned primarily with the bass movement and the RH is concerned with playing chords.
This is an example of playing chords 'Country” style. Here too the LH is concerned primarily with the bass movement and the RH is concerned with playing chords.
All the examples thus far have been examples where restraint is the norm. There are exceptions to this. One can be busy during solos.
Here is another place where one can be busy – a fast Intro.
Developing your own finger exercises to strengthen your fingers.
These short videos, serve as Scripture Memorisation aids. Each episode is about five minutes long and features a song that has one Bible verse or several Bible verses set to tune and a short talk explaining it. If this short tune is memorised, a Bible verse has been memorised in the process. The short talk reinforces the central message of the verse. These aids can be used in Sunday School contexts. There is also a Singalong track for each song. The following songs have been put up
Psalm 32:8,9: I will instruct you and teach teach you in the way you should go. I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.
John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Titus 2:11,12: For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say 'no' to ungodliness and worldly passions and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.
A selection of songs performed in various contexts have been uploaded on to YouTube. Besides this, there are messages and miscellaneous compilations that have also been uploaded. These are available at the following link.