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.
Places of Worship signals trumpeter and composer Arve Henriksen's return to Rune Grammophon and furthers his collaboration with both Jan Bang and Erik Honoré. Here his experimentations with sound, space, and texture offer listening environments that reflect various sacred spaces the world over, hence its title. While these tracks are impossible to separate from the influences of Jon Hassell's Fourth World Music explorations or the more murky moodscapes of Nils Petter Molvær, they are also more than a few steps removed from them. Henriksen never separates himself from the environmental information provided by his natural Nordic landscape. The lush, wild, and open physical vistas of its geography provide an inner map for the trumpeter and vocalist that amounts to a deeply focused series of tone poems.