Event Participant(s)

Michael Gittens

Session Description

When organists and pianists accompany hymns together they often limit themselves to the notes they find on the page. The effect can be that everything sounds the same. In this session, church musician Michael Gittens will demonstrate techniques for creating clear, rhythmic and inspiring accompaniments in the gospel style, playing to the strengths of each instrument.

Conference Title

2015 Calvin Symposium on Worship

Event Date

1-30-2015

Event Type

Workshop/Seminar

Type (recording/text)

Text

Subject Area

Music

Topic

Liturgical Music

Keywords:

Gospel Style, Techniques, Demonstration

COinS
 

Accompanying in the Gospel Style with Organ and Piano

When organists and pianists accompany hymns together they often limit themselves to the notes they find on the page. The effect can be that everything sounds the same. In this session, church musician Michael Gittens will demonstrate techniques for creating clear, rhythmic and inspiring accompaniments in the gospel style, playing to the strengths of each instrument.

 

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