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Course Descriptions

Online Entry Level

Acoustic Guitar

100 Learn the basics of playing the guitar and apply it to two worship songs.
200 Delve deeper and learn four more major keys and apply it to four worship songs.
300 Master some of the flat keys and apply it to four more worship songs.

Bass Guitar

100 Learn the basics of playing the bass guitar and apply it to two worship songs.
200 Delve deeper and learn four more major keys and apply it to four worship songs.
300 Master some of the flat keys and apply it to four more worship songs.

Drums

100 Learn basic form, technique, how to read drum notations, basic drum grooves, and how to apply them to worship songs. Develop a solid musical foundation as a worship drummer.
200 Emphasize proper form and technique while looking at intermediate level rudiments, grooves, and fills that require greater independence and coordination.
300 Jump right into more technical exercises, songspecific drum parts, and learn a new song each week. Emphasize proper form, technique, coordination, as well as more advanced independence and syncopation.

Piano

100 Learn the basics of playing the piano and apply it to two worship songs.
200 Delve deeper and learn four more major keys and apply it to four worship songs.
300 Master some of the flat keys and apply it to four more worship songs.

On-Site Entry Level

Vocals

100 TBD
200 Expand vocal ability with the introduction of pop-style vocal technique and music theory for singers.
300 Develop further advanced skills in pop-style vocal technique, musicality, solo singing, and chart reading.

On-Site Advanced Level

Acoustic Guitar

100 Dive deep into alternate tunings, key transposition, finger-picking techniques, capo usage, strum patterns, chord shapes, and chart reading techniques. Learn to utilize today’s audio software tools to isolate acoustic guitar tracks and replicate tone, rhythm, and feel of today’s top players.
200 TBD
300 TBD

Bass Guitar

100 TBD
200 TBD
300 TBD

Drums

100 Hands: Break through barriers by focusing on elevating your hand coordination, independence, dexterity, and touch. Focus on the technical foundation every musical drummer needs.
200 Groove: Build your musical vocabulary by focusing on the art of the drum groove within the context of worship drumming, areas of timing, feel, independence, syncopation, and how to play musically as a worship drummer.
300 TBD

Electric Guitar

100 Rhythm: Fundamentals of chords and strumming patterns used in modern worship songs, basic theory, technique, and scales to round out the player’s foundation.
200 Lead: Break down songs into their corresponding electric guitar parts to find the underlying parts and patterns used to make them. Reinforce scales, chords, and basics of tone.
300 Tone: Learn how to get a solid basic tone, hear parts, and dial in your personal gear to capture the tone of modern worship. Apply knowledge taught in Rhythm and Lead classes through weekly song assignments.

Piano

100 Inversions & Chord Voicings: Expand your playing as you grow in your knowledge of various inversions and chord voicings and their proper usages.
200 Melody Lines & Rhythms: Grow in training your ear to pick out melody lines more quickly and efficiently as well as how and where to apply different rhythms to songs.
300 Keys Application: Learn the basics of Mainstage and Ableton, how to create patches, sound design for keys and piano, chord design, and more!

Vocals

100 Advanced Pop-Style Musicality: Focus on bringing advanced elements of the pop vocal technique to enhance the musicality of singing.
200 Advanced Theory & Ear Training: Work with music theory and ear-training concepts that pertain to vocalists, including reading vocal charts using the Nashville Number System.