Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Ministry Time"

Album:

Song Key: E♭

Jireh

Artist: Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music

Album:

Song Key: G♭

Make Room

Artist: The Church Will Sing

Album:

Song Key: E♭

Gold

Artist: Jesus Culture

Album:

Song Key: C

Fresh Wind

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Some nice lead combos

Nice slow building

Holding down the low end

Beautiful piano line

Album:

Song Key: A

Holy Love

Artist: Citizens

More lead driven than acoustic

Nice sparse groove

Nice and simple

Working closely with the guitar

Album:

Song Key: A

You Are The Lord

Artist: Brett Younker

Big chorus ballad riffs

Heavy on those toms

Throw your head back and drop it

Taking it back to the old school

Album:

Song Key: D

It Is So

Artist: Elevation Worship

Album:

Song Key: G

Highlands (Song of Ascent)

Artist: Hillsong United

Cool fingerpicking

Nice snare march

Straight forward one.

Warm tones

Album:

Song Key: A♭

Throne Room Song

Artist: People And Songs

Doing some combo work but it comes out nicely.

Just a couple grooves to learn.

Some doodling at the end but I will show you the way.

Piano, strings and some nice riffs.

Album:

Song Key: B

Turn Your Eyes

Artist: Sovereign Grace

Light Duty for both guitars on this one so lay back and enjoy the slow pace

Super chill song. Just need some coordination in the beginning.

Great song with some nice chord changes

Gentle piano work throughout

Album:

Song Key: A

I'm Listening

Artist: Chris McClarney

Sneaking that lead riff onto acoustic to add to the slide work on electric.

Simple Grooves!

Great Groove, Simple parts. 5 string but you can play it easily on 4.

Album:

Song Key: E

Way Maker

Artist: Leeland

Album:

Song Key: C

Run To The Father

Artist: Cody Carnes

Love our lead parts and the acoustic even has an interesting strum pattern.

Straight forward.

Synth Bass beginning and then real bass from bridge.

We're driving this one. So sit deep in that pocket.

Album:

Song Key: B

What You Said

Artist: Jon Egan

Tons of lead work in this one but acoustic gets to just strum away.

Let's keep it simple on the fills.

A lot to learn in this one but a great song and you can always simplify.

Album:

Song Key: C

Another In The Fire

Artist: Hillsong United

Get ready to repeat yourself.

Just a couple of complicated grooves but you've got this!

Lay on those pads

Album:

Song Key: C

Nothing Else

Artist: Cody Carnes

Ambient and sparse

Just supporting this one.

Bass Swells and very simple part.

We take the lead on this one.

Album:

Song Key: B♭

Surrounded (Fight My Battles)

Artist: Michael W. Smith

Build and build and build

Fun Grooves to play!!

Two parts Mix and Match!

Simple but powerful.

Album:

Song Key: B♭

New Wine

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Pretty easy one for all guitarists involved.

Lots of Tom grooves!

Pretty straight forward with a nice push in the chorus.

We carry the load on this but it's a light one.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Hallelujah For The Cross

Artist: Chris McClarney

Combining two main lead parts and an easy acoustic part.

Such a great song and a sweet little groove in verse 2.

Two great grooves and some sweet verses.

Epic tune.

Album:

Song Key: D

Here Again

Artist: Elevation Worship

We carry the hook on this.

Such a dynamic song.

Nice overdrive on this tone.

Synth and strings -- you got this!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Holy Spirit

Artist: Jesus Culture with Martin Smith

Do some fingerpicking, play some slide, and that's just the lead work! Acoustic just strums the night away.

Lots of tom work in this one!!

Drivey song but not too difficult.

Basic Chorder!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: F

I Surrender

Artist: Hillsong Worship

This slow burner is all about soft picking and reverbed tremolo

Simple song to learn.

Its straight forward with a great Groove in the second half.

Pretty pad heavy on this one.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

Revelation Song

Artist: Kari Jobe

Great practice for flat picking and some big lead parts.

Pretty simple grooves.

This is a simple song to mark the changes but we will learn a whole lot more in this version.

Easy Chords

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: E

Hosanna

Artist: Hillsong United

Great opening lead riff. Lock in those hammer-ons!

Fun little intricate groove at the beginning of this song. You've got this!!

All about bass! Amazing 16ths!

Love the pad on this one.

Album:

Song Key: F

Grace To Grace

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Couple key riffs on this one.

Gotta stay on our toes with these groove changes.

A lot going on but a fun one to learn.

Lots going on with the tone

Album:

Song Key: G

Blessed Redeemer

Artist: Casting Crowns

Super simple for everyone.

Not much to this one. Pretty simple.

Great Verse Groove!

Piano and organ fill this one out nicely.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G♭

Who You Say I Am

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Easy acoustic and lots of lead parts in this one.

This one is in 6/8 and has some groovy tom grooves!

Great 6/8 feel, with really cool patterns and grooves on choruses.

Heavy synth pads

Album:

Song Key: B♭

God You're So Good

Artist: Kristian Stanfill and Melodie Malone

Easy lead and great way to step into some acoustic note picking.

Start off light and drive it at the end.

Sparse parts but great inversions.

Filling the space in this one.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Came To My Rescue

Artist: Hillsong United

Strum pattern's a little different in this one but it's simple enough. Nice opening lead riff as well.

Lots of snare rolls and toms in this one.

Get warmed up for that bridge.

Easy pads on this one.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

All Hail King Jesus

Artist: Jeremy Riddle

Epic parts. Tone section is important so check it out.

We start off pretty chill on this one but hang in there it gets a little bigger.

Sneaky 2 bars but a great bass part.

Beautiful layers

Album:

Song Key: B

Jesus We Love You

Artist: Bethel Music

Intense acoustic and slide lead guitar

Lets figure out how to condense some of the grooves.

Super great and really easy!

Nice piano lines...

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Your Glory (Nothing But The Blood)

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Easy acoustic picking and some slide on lead.

Such laid back grooves

You don't come in until 2:19 but we bring it up to 16ths.

Piano takes the lead in this one.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D♭

Majesty

Artist: Delirious

Beautiful picking tune. A TON of bonus content. One of our favorite lessons.

We play a really supportive role and let the lyrics be the focal point.

Bass riff is a major part of the song. Really great, creative piece.

That string part is killer.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Lead Me To the Cross

Artist: Hillsong United

Lovely acoustic work and ambient lead work.

Pretty simple tune.

Good parts and slightly challenging groove.

Nice easy one.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G♭

Reckless Love

Artist: Cory Asbury

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: E♭

Holy Ground

Artist: Melodie Malone

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: E

Here I Am To Worship

Artist: Chris Tomlin

A modern classic. Easy strummer with nice open voicings. Lead players get your E-Bows out!

Super simple!!

Live version, Great groove.

Get paddy

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Tremble

Artist: Mosaic MSC

Couple key riffs on this one with an added acoustic part.

Simple grooves and let the loop do the work.

Great song build with a fun riff to learn.

Love the tones on this

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

So Will I (100 Billion X)

Artist: Hillsong United

Nice clean lead work with some open chord strumming on the acoustic

Some coordination to get the hang of on this one but it's a lot of fun!

A lesson in dynamics and when to play and when not to play.

Heavy on the sounds with this slow builder

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

The Stand

Artist: Hillsong United

Nice slow groover with unique strum pattern and stand out leads.

Pretty simple tune overall.

Some really cool moves once you get into it.

Slow and simple.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

Build My Life

Artist: Brett Younker

Easy acoustic and lots of basic lead

Easy easy song!

Very easy one with some nice chord substitutions.

Slow and easy.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

There Is A Cloud

Artist: Elevation Worship

Straight ahead strumming on acoustic and simple lead work

Fun 6/8 groove!

Great 6/8 ballad. Play with finesse.

Big lead lines that go nice and slow.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Waiting Here For You

Artist: Martin Smith

Slow builder but the last section takes it to the roof.

Speaking of waiting...

Straight ahead slow build and not too much work.

A 16th note arp the entire time!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

You Are Love And Love Alone

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

That guitar and piano riff. Awesome

Super easy. Just lay back into the groove!

You come in on the 4th beat of the bar. That is the trick!

Tasteful piano. Lay back and enjoy it.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Oh Mercy

Artist: Stu Garrard

Be patient and let it breathe

Simple vibe with some supportive tom grooves and swells.

Nice substitute chords.

Beautiful piano driven song

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G♭

All I Really Want

Artist: Tim Timmons

Tasteful parts all around

Simple tune to learn!!

Such Great Finesse!

Heavy piano

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Set A Fire

Artist: Jesus Culture with Martin Smith

A real study in how to build a song. Interesting lead work too.

Loving how the repetition on this song keeps building and building and building and...

Growing sub division.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)

Artist: Hillsong Worship

This tune has one riff that starts building and never looks back. Nice acoustic fingerpicking also.

This song cuts loose but you have to be patient.

16ths all day long!

Great piano lines. Lots of sections so pay attention.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Come As You Are

Artist: David Crowder

Such a beautiful song with technical slide work and an easy acoustic guitar strum.

Love that swing feel.

Straight and great! Synth bass world!

Beautiful piano work

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Mercy

Artist: Matt Redman

Switch from 4/4 to 3/4? What?!

Might need to count this one. It switches from 4/4 to 3/4.

Goes From 4/4 to 3/4

Two meters in one song!!!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Give Me Faith

Artist: Elevation Worship

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

How Deep The Father's Love For Us

Artist: Austin Stone Worship

Beautiful arpeggios all around

Pretty simple tune. We just have to adjust to the new time signature.

6/4 but pretty simple.

Album:

Tempo: medium

Song Key: C

Fullness

Artist: Elevation Worship

Lotsa arpeggios in this one.

What a fun tune with a killer groove and sick fills!

Great groove on this one

Great arppegiated lines

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: F

In Christ Alone

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Nice update of a modern classic with a fun timing twist.

Fun 3/4 groove.

Seems like a timing mission but actually pretty straight forward.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

The Rock Won't Move

Artist: Vertical Worship

Really cool acoustic and electric complimentary arpeggios that lead to an epic peak.

Lay it down

Lots of in's and out's on this one.

Get ready to play the big three! Acoustic Piano... Electric Piano... Pads!!!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

I Surrender

Artist: All Sons And Daughters

So tasteful

Easy grooves with an organic feel.

Very easy, copy the synth bass.

Classic easy chorder.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B♭

King Of My Heart

Artist: John Mark and Sarah McMillan

Beautiful layering on the guitars in this one.

Super simple!!

Delay on the bass on this one!

Time for the 80s

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: E♭

The Heart Of Worship

Artist: Matt Redman

Remind yourself how good this song is. Includes some teaching on pentatonic riffs.

Pocket..Pocket..Pocket

Gentle song with easy groove.

Break out the Wurly!!!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Clean

Artist: Natalie Grant

Great Piano Ballad

Great piano ballad

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Come Alive (Dry Bones)

Artist: Lauren Daigle

Added acoustic and washed out lead.

Nice sparse loop groove.

Synth bass owned by the 4 string bassists!

Great arpeggiating piano lines, big synth, and a cello arp!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Here As In Heaven

Artist: Elevation Worship

Guitar solo!

Just soak it up until that instrumental and then let it loose!!

Syths and Real Bass! Pick and fingers if you dare.

Break out the arp on your synth! Prepare for the tone section... it's in-depth!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

How He Loves

Artist: David Crowder Band

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

Sinking Deep

Artist: Hillsong Young And Free

One of our favorite solo acoustic chapters ever.

We have to wait a bit before we come in but its totally worth it!!

Very cool bridge parts!

Easy piano arps!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

Revelation Song

Artist: Gateway Worship

The Epic Worship Ballad!!!

Solid pocket grooves!

More intense but fun to get your fingers wrapped around.

Four chords and some strings!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

Have It All

Artist: Bethel Music

Melodic fingerpicking and lead work

A lot of percussion going on in this song so we need to pick out the root groove!

Nice groove towards the end.

Tasty parts on this one.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

O Come To The Altar

Artist: Elevation Worship

Love the lead work in this. So tasteful!

Toms..Toms.....and more toms!!

Good solid tones in a 6/8 beauty

Nice chords... easy melodies!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Great Are You Lord

Artist: All Sons And Daughters

One of Jason's favorite songs. Some interesting ambient lead techniques in this one.

Relaxed 6/8 vibe all the way through this one!

Not too tricky and has some beautiful parts that are under the radar to learn.

Time for the piano!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Lamb Of God

Artist: Vertical Worship

Cool verse riffs for both keys and lead.

Killer groove!!

Easy with one cool new riff.

Easy Chord'r with great synths!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

Abide With Me

Artist: Matt Redman

Simple lead and rhythm.

We have to wait our turn to come in on this one but it's worth it!

Delicate, Only play on the chorus!

Easy Chord'r!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B♭

One Thing Remains

Artist: Bethel Music

Digging the guitar tone in this song. Lots of arpeggios.

Really working the eight note builds into a frenzy.

Driving 16ths and glorious 8ths

Four chords on a synth!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Lots of chord variations and some rhythmic lead.

We added a drum groove so check it out.

Chord substitution central!

Three sections with easy chords!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

We Are Waiting

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Beautiful acoustic picking with some clean lead texture.

Nice relaxed tune!!

So very attainable. Keep it simple. Bass comes in at 0:40

Easy Chorder!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Ever Be

Artist: Bethel Music

This song is groovy. Great acoustic line on the second verse.

Super fun song to play!! Lets get creative!

Beautiful easy parts!!

Let the strings shine!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Holy Spirit

Artist: Francesca Battistelli

Beautiful acoustic picking and some strong lead work

Toms..Toms.....and more toms!! Fun song!

5 string lows.

Four Chord Song!!!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B♭

Lord I Need You

Artist: Matt Maher

Lots of chords for a simple song. Lead is a piece of cake.

The groove on this song really supports the whole feel.

Super fun. Watch out for the 3/4 parts

Chord Time!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Oceans (Where My Feet May Fail)

Artist: Hillsong United

Slow builder that's worth the wait.

This song is a journey and we get to go along for the ride.

Some surprises if you have played this by ear before but well worth it.

Get ready for some synth work!!!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Restore My Soul

Artist: Vertical Worship

Beautiful ambient work and some tasty acoustic riffs.

Pretty chill song with simple parts.

Very straight forward delicious tone.

Great counter-melodies!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

At The Cross (Love Ran Red)

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Fingers are going to be busy. Get warmed up!

Awesome grooves and an overall fun song!!

Great groove in chorus 3

Easy chords + nice melodies = fun tune to play!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

It Is Well

Artist: Bethel Music

Slow piano burner but worry not. You can play it on guitar.

Straightforward but fun!

Easy once you count it out.

Slow piano feature that builds to a rocking ending!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Spirit Of The Living God

Artist: Vertical Worship

We added a tasteful acoustic part and really worked the dynamics

Fun tune with a great vibe!

5 string joy. If you have a 4 you can rock it too.

Simplicity is beautiful.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: E

It Is Well With My Soul

Artist: Matt Redman

Great hymn update with all new verses and a familiar chorus.

A fun song jam packed with syncopated grooves!

Solid 16's with a great groove towards the end.

Cool melodies with awesome sounds.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: E

I Am Not Alone

Artist: Kari Jobe

Beautiful acoustic set and we rock the cello part on lead guitar.

Some simple cymbal swells and a shaker is all we need for this one.

Tender upright bass deliciousness.

Great piano ballad!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

We Will Not Be Shaken

Artist: Bethel Music

We teach you to play in both open D tuning and drop D if you can't detune that fast.

We get to switch up our style for this one.. Tons of fun!!

Very different cool groove.

Time to play some strings!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: F

My Anchor

Artist: Christy Nockels

Simple lead and clear standout acoustic part.

"Anchor" into that groove! Groovy little tune.

Fun little bass lick at the end.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

Touch The Sky

Artist: Hillsong United

Simple lead riffs and we added a tasteful acoustic part.

So much fun to play!!

Great groove with easy chords.

Easy chords with nicely layered synths and pads.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B♭

No Longer Slaves

Artist: Bethel Music

Love the low end groove on this tune.

Fun grooves and lots of toms in this one!!

Some fun slides and riffs towards the end.

Easy chords and a nice melody.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Come Alive (Dry Bones)

Artist: Lauren Daigle

Nice and easy ambient guitar and a clear acoustic part.

A good groove at the beginning and pretty straight forward.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: E

Overwhelm Me (Lost In You)

Artist: Riley Erin

Beautiful 6/8 song with a ton of lead riffs.

Great 6/8 song with nice simple parts.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

Jesus, Be My Savior

Artist: Paul Baloche

Beautiful hymn-like tune. Acoustic finger picking follows the melody and the lead does some tasteful ambient slide work.

Easy pads

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G♭

Healer

Artist: Kari Jobe

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D♭

Amazed

Artist: Jared Anderson

Very piano driven but we add acoustic and really dive into the lead parts of this beautiful tune.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: E

Anchor

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Alabaster

Artist: Rend Collective

Beautiful acoustic fingerpicking and we added a lead part to match.

Very easy part created to support the guitar.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G♭

Glorious Ruins

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

God With Us

Artist: All Sons and Daughters

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

We Will Not Forget

Artist: Desperation Band

Acoustic: learn the meaning of patience. Lead: Get creative.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: G

It Is Well With My Soul

Artist: Hillsong Chapel

Tasteful update of an old hymn. Lead really works the tremelo picking and acoustic keeps it simple. Includes bonus content.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

God You Are My God

Artist: One Sonic Society

Love. This. Song. Mellow all throughout. Tons of fingerpicking but easy enough for a novice. Give it a shot.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

The Lord Our God

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Soaring melody, simple parts for both lead and rhythm. You should learn this. Like, now.

Another easy chorder!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Worth It All

Artist: Meredith Andrews

No acoustic in the song? No problem. We added it and it sounds good. Simple lead lines get it done.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: E♭

Not For A Moment (After All)

Artist: Meredith Andrews

A little slide, a little picking and piano for the guitar on the solo acoustic section

Only two primary patterns. Great for beginners.

This has some fun parts. Octave riff in bridge is delicious.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B♭

Your Name

Artist: Paul Baloche

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

My God

Artist: Desperation Band

Pretty fingerpicking and some nice ambient lead work.

Super simple with one little passing tone.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

Redeemed

Artist: Big Daddy Weave

Added an acoustic guitar to this one so nobody feels left out.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Sweetly Broken

Artist: Jeremy Riddle

Rhythm is a little bit of a challenge on this one. Lead is simple enough. Get after it!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: C

Strong God

Artist: Desperation Band

Nice slow tune that helps with the chord changes. Lead guitar, start practicing your windmills.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Beautiful Things

Artist: Gungor

So many great techniques and voicings in this one. Lead guitar: defer to your acoustic sibling.

Great song with some amazing chord substitutions.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

You Are More

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Lots of rhythmic picking with a nice countermelody at the end. Saving the best for last.

Dualling Keyboards!!!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Fall

Artist: The Belonging Co

This one is a piece of cake.

Lots of tom grooves to interpret but we've got this.

Lots of Changes on beat 4 of the bar.

Expansive keys.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B♭

Holy

Artist: Matt Redman

Beautiful harmonized guitar riff with bonus content.

Chorus forms differ on the Chorus.

Album:

Song Key: A

Peace Be Still

Artist: The Belonging Co

A lot of changes over this one.

Variety of grooves within this tune. It's a fun one!

Great anthemic ballad.

Lots of layers.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: B

I Will Rise

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Simple down strummer. Lead basically follows the acoustic map.

Another great piano ballad