Now it's time for you to learn the fundamentals of making your playing sound more full, phat, and flavorful.
In this course you will learn the secrets behind alternate voicings, substitutions, advanced progressions, grace notes and a ton of passing tones. All of these tools are the secret tricks that differentiate one musician from another.
Urban and Contemporary Worship Xtreme is designed to jump start you into the next phase of your playing. You already know how to play, but you've been stuck in the same spot. Urban and Contemporary Worship Xtreme is packed with chord progression variations, substitutions, licks, tricks, fast and slow movements, jazz, neo soul, DVD extras and an Xtreme dose of "phatness" that you've been craving! We have included many intricate chord arrangements as it relates to gospel, jazz, R&B, and neo soul. We also take very popular songs and "flip" them so you will know how to make songs more contemporary and urban sounding. Even if you don't play gospel music, you will appreciate the jazzy neo soul chords that you will learn from this DVD.
David Chesky, born in Miami in 1956, settled in New York City in the 1970s and now identifies himself as an "urban orchestral composer." His Urban Concertos, of which he has written nearly a dozen, constitute his most substantial output. In the program notes for this recording of three of his concertos, he wrote, "Perhaps one can say my style is neo-impressionist. But I do not live on some quaint idyllic country farm, I live in the city that never sleeps! It is a hard-driving concrete jungle that pulsates around the clock." "Pulsating" is an apt descriptor for Chesky's music, which is notable for its restlessly high energy and rhythmic propulsiveness.