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"Death Was Arrested" Worship Piano Tutorial

Apr 21, 2019

“Our Savior displayed on a criminal’s cross

Darkness rejoiced as though Heaven had lost

But the Jesus arose with our freedom in hand

That’s when death was arrested and my life began”

If you’ve never heard the song, “Death Was Arrested” from North Point InsideOut, you owe it to yourself to give it a listen.

It’s so easy as we head past this Good Friday and Easter week to let this just be another year we celebrate the same way we always do.

The tough thing about being a believer over time is that it’s very easy to start becoming complacent… To start assuming that Jesus was going to resurrect after He died a terrible death.

I know I’ve definitely felt this.

I know the events that are about to happen, so I start to take for granted what His family and friends felt in those days leading up to Jesus’ resurrection.

I think we really have to try to put ourselves in the shoes of His disciples, family and friends who...

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Learn the Key of E on Guitar {Hillsong Whole Heart Tutorial}

Mar 29, 2019

 Has it seemed “unattainable” to learn songs on the guitar?

Or at least to learn them quickly and easily?

Chances are, you have worked on learning a song and you’ve been overwhelmed by the different sections, changing chords and more.

There ARE a lot of factors when it comes to learning the music you love…

However, there is one system that makes it infinitely easier to get started playing the music you love.

This system help you understand that every song is played in what’s called a “Key” of music.

From there, each “Key” is simply a group of notes, with very specific chords to be played.

Each Key has a “template” basically of the chords that will sound good when played in that key, making it easier than ever to learn songs in that key.

Today, we’ll be walking through the Key of E on Guitar and how with some simple understanding of it, you will be able to learn to play songs easier and quicker than you...

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Transposing Is Easier Than You Thought ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป (Cornerstone from Hillsong Piano Tutorial)

Mar 18, 2019

Have you ever heard someone talking about what “key” a song is in and just thought, “What are you even talking about???”

Or heard someone talk about how they had to change the key of a song to another key in order to better fit a singer’s voice, etc?

Chances are you’ve heard the conversations…

And chances ALSO are that you’ve had ZERO idea what these people were talking about.

I have some good news for you…

It’s all EASIER than you thought

And the even better news - I’m going to show you exactly how to do this TODAY!

Imagine being able to actually know what people are talking in those conversations about “keys of music” and “transposition”!

And even more than that, imagine being to actually put this info to good use!

Imagine being able to accompany someone on the piano or guitar and being able to shift the key around WITHOUT it being a huge deal!!

Pretty awesome, right?

Well, let’s go...

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How to Create Guitar Leads {Lion and the Lamb Intro Tutorial}

Mar 12, 2019

Have you ever wondered how Electric Guitar players write such amazing hooks?

Is it just something they come up with on the fly?

Is there a rhyme and reason behind a hook?

Sometimes just listening to a hook or lead line can be overwhelming.

So many notes being played so quickly, moving all over the neck, on any and all strings…

Well, fortunately, there is a format for each most guitar hooks!

Major scales, minor scales, pentatonic scales and others are used to create these lines and more importantly, to learn these lines.

Once you understand a particular scale, you then can begin to see exactly how a line is being played and WHY!

They WHY provides so much insight and understanding, which helps you learn more of these hooks down the road easier and more effectively!

It’s huge!!

Because it’s such an important piece of the puzzle, we decided to create a video, coaching you on how you can begin to better understand these lead lines or hooks.

One of our coaches, and...

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Learn the Key of A on Piano {King of My Heart Tutorial}

Mar 04, 2019

If you have never learned your first worship song on Piano, this is a great time to get started!

Maybe the piano has been overwhelming to you…

The fact that there are 88 keys and you can never seem to remember where each one of them are.

Maybe, you feel like music just isn’t “in you”, like you weren’t “born with it”.

Maybe you’ve tried lessons before, and no matter how hard you tried, what your teacher was saying just sounded like gibberish.

Whatever the case may be, today is a new day!

And I promise you, what we go through today WILL make sense!

And even better, I will be walking you through how to play piano using one of the most common keys on Piano (the Key of A)...

And will be teaching you step by step how to play the song, “King of My Heart”...


This will take a bit of focus and attention on your end, but I can promise you, if you stick with me, you WILL be playing this song sooner than you think!


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Playing in the Key of G {It is Well Piano Tutorial}

Feb 28, 2019

What separates an amateur player from a true pro?

Maybe you’re thinking how fast they can play…

Maybe how many songs they have logged away in their memory…

Or maybe in your mind, it’s how quickly they can learn a song and then play it well.

All of those things are definitely true of a professional player and are things you can work on to become better at with some practice!

However, there is another ingredient that really takes a player from amateur level to having the mark of a true pro.

I’ve seen it in player after player that I’ve come into contact with and is something that with a little help, you can master as well!

This other ingredient is having the ability to play fluidly in ANY key of music.

Now, you may be thinking, what is a KEY? Or what does it mean to be fluid in the different keys of music?

Well, here’s a quick run down to get you up to speed…

Music has many different notes available to be played.

Just think, if you...

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Learn to change chords easily (So Will I by Hillsong Guitar Tutorial)

Feb 21, 2019

Learning to change chords quickly is one of the hardest things to do when you’re learning to play Guitar, right?

I’ve heard it from so many students and have seen students quit because it was difficult for them to get the hang of it.

Really, before you hit the point where you can move fluidly and easily, there isn’t much you can play.

Even if you’re able to play the chords, without being able to move from one to the next, the chords don’t really sound as much like the song as you would hope.

This is exactly why we want to help you learn to do this,

AND do it in an enjoyable way!

Practice, a lot of times, can be very hard to WANT to sit down and take on, but if we can make it more enjoyable, then we’ve got a chance!

What we’re going to teach you to do, through this tutorial today, is how you can begin to practice learning to play from chord to chord fluidly.

We’re going to walk you through the chords to Hillsong’s tune “So...

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Learn the Key of D {Build My Life Worship Piano Tutorial ๐ŸŽน}

Feb 18, 2019

One of the most important assets you can have as a piano player who wants to play worship music,

Is the ability to play in multiple keys of music.

To be able to modify a song on the fly by changing keys (transposition) is hugely valuable to anyone in any type of band scenario.

Which is why I’m so excited to show you another one of those keys called the Key of D today!

We’ll be learning and applying the scale and chords of the Key of D as we learn the song “Build My Life”!

How amazing will it be to be able to play a song like this to your kids,

To your friends,

To lead yourself in worship with lyrics like this:

“Holy there is no one like you
There is none beside you
Open up my eyes in wonder
And show me who you are
And fill me with your heart
And lead me in love to those around me”

What powerful words to sing!

I pray that as you learn it, that it becomes a song you can sing to the Father over and over again.

One that brings you closer to Him and...

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Have fun learning to play on tempo {You Say by Lauren Daigle Worship Piano Tutorial}

Feb 08, 2019

Who loves playing along with a metronome?

If I’m honest, I’m probably hearing crickets from that question :)

I hear comments like these from students all the time…


“Can’t I just play how fast or slow I want to?”

Or my personal favorite…

“That metronome thing is EVIL!”

But, let me ask you a question...

Have you ever tried to play along with a song?

Chances are, you have.

Was it easy to do?

For most, probably not.


Not because you couldn’t play the song -

Not because you couldn’t remember the chords -

BUT, because you had to match their tempo exactly, or the whole thing would sound awful, right??

Imagine opening up Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music or whatever service you use to listen to music,

And pushing the “play” button on your favorite worship song.

Maybe it’s “What a Beautiful Name” or “Living Hope” or even an older song like “How Great is...

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๐ŸŽธGuitar Players: How to KNOW your strumming pattern fits the song!

Jan 31, 2019

If there’s one thing question we’ve heard from nearly EVERY single guitar student that we’ve had come through Rooted Music, it’s this one…

“How do I know what strumming pattern to use for different songs?”

It can be tricky, right?

Sure, there are a few basic strumming patterns that CAN work for a few different songs, but how can you KNOW that you’re playing the RIGHT pattern for the song you’re learning?

How can you be sure, without a coach present, that your strumming pattern fits and sounds as good as it can?

Wouldn’t it be amazing to simply be able to listen to a song and know, beyond any doubt, that your patterns were going to sound good?

Wouldn’t it be incredible to know that when you played the song with others, maybe even in a band setting, your patterns would sound PERFECT for any given song?

Of course it would!
Which is exactly why we’re going to help break this down for you today!

Ready?? Let’s...

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