The Complete Church Piano Course

  36 pages, soft cover 

The Complete Church Piano Course: Book One
by Pastor Steven L Anderson

This piano course is designed to teach the absolute beginner the skills necessary to become a church pianist.

In Book One, the basics of piano and chord playing are introduced. Right from the beginning, the student will be playing bona fide hymns in their proper keys which will enable him/her to begin playing in church immediately. All the songs in Book One are either in the key of “G” or the key of “C.”

In subsequent books, the student will learn how to play more elaborate chord patterns in the left hand, how to play in additional keys, how to play directly from the hymnal, the art of improvisation, and much more. Each book will build upon the concepts laid down in the previous book(s).

Songs included in Book One:

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Am I a Soldier of the Cross
At Calvary
Grace Greater Than Our Sin
How Beautiful Heaven Must Be
Jesus Loves Me
Nothing But the Blood
Our Great Saviour
Revive Us Again
There is a Fountain
We Three Kings
When the Battle’s Over

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36 pages, soft cover

The Complete Church Piano Course: Book Two
by Pastor Steven L Anderson


The primary goal of Book Two is to train your left hand to do octave and chord patterns that will give your piano playing a much fuller sound. Book Two will also teach you how to play in the key of “F” and in the key of “D.” By the time you have finished Book Two, you will be ready to play many songs directly from the hymnal, which will be the subject of Book Three.

Songs included in Book Two:

Amazing Grace
Be Still, My Soul
Faith is the Victory
Is Your All on the Altar?
Like a River Glorious
Jesus Saves
Joy to the World
My Country, ‘Tis of Thee
Sweet Hour of Prayer
The B-I-B-L-E
The First Noel
We Gather Together
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

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 36 pages, soft cover 

The Complete Church Piano Course: Book Three
by Pastor Steven L Anderson


The primary goal of Book Three is to teach you to play directly from the hymnal. The first thing you must realize is that the music in the hymnal is not written for piano. It is written for voices singing in four part harmony. Therefore, if you were to play exactly what is written in the hymnal, it usually would not sound right on the piano. For this reason, your right hand will be playing exactly what you see on the page in the hymnal at this point, but your left hand will continue playing the chord and octave patterns that you learned in Book Two.

The first challenge of playing from the hymnal is that you will now be asked to play two notes at a time with your right hand instead of only one. Although technically you could continue playing only one note at a time with your right hand by playing just the top note of the four notes on the page, your playing will sound much better when you play both notes in the treble clef part. If you have mastered Books One and Two, you are ready to take this step.

The second challenge is that the hymnal does not tell you which chords to play with your left hand. Therefore you must learn how to figure out which chords to play based upon the notes written on the page. Eventually, your ear may help you instinctively know which chords to play. Until then, several techniques will be taught in this book that will help you quickly identify the proper chords to play in the left hand.

Your goal is to eventually be able to play hundreds of hymns from the hymnal on demand. You will not be able to memorize that many songs or their chord progressions. In order to become an effective church pianist, you will need to become very good at sight-reading the treble clef part and instantly knowing which chords to play with the left hand. This book will give you the tools to do so.

Songs included in Book Three:

Are You Washed in the Blood?
At the Cross
Blest be the Tie that Binds
Come Thou Fount
Count Your Blessings
Dare to be a Daniel
Dwelling in Beulah Land
Follow On
Glory to His Name
Higher Ground
I Need Thee Every Hour
In the Garden
Jesus Paid it All
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?
Rock of Ages
Sound the Battle Cry
Standing on the Promises
Take the Name of Jesus with You
There is Power in the Blood
There Shall Be Showers of Blessing
This is My Father’s World

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