1. How to read music (general basics such as naming notes, counting, key signatures, etc.).
2. Basic theory. You need to know how to play a major scale. Ideally, you can build simple chords such as major and minor triads. If you need help in this area, consider purchasing Theory for Church Pianists from GregHowlett.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I learn more about these courses?
All of these courses are available for purchase separately at GregHowlett.com. The flagship course is Congregational Accompaniment, which teaches beginners and advanced pianists alike how to accompany a singing congregation. How To Chart A Song is a short but critical course that teaches piainist how to analyze harmony in the songs they play. Accompanying teaches you how to accompany soloists and small groups and Playing Soft Music focuses on playing subtle music.
What is your return policy?
If you purchase and want to return this product, you are welcome to do so within 90 days of the purchase date. We have yet to see our first return!
What kind of church music will these concepts work with?
You can use these concepts with any music. In the DVDs, the concepts are demonstrated with simple hymns, but you can use them with practically any modern music.
Do I have to wait for these courses to arrive by mail or can I view them online?
You can order and take the electronic version of this course. You simply need a DSL or similar internet connection. When you order, you will receive the study guide in PDF format and will be able to view/download the course as much as you want. This option will save you money and is especially effective if you have a laptop but no TV in the same room as your piano.