©2007
Improvisation on
Christian Music by
Fran Toney Young

Introduction - Includes a lesson guide for teachers and self-starters

Chapter 1
• Theory review
• Triads
• Inversions
• Seventh Chords
• Sixth Chords
• Improv Tips

PART ONE

Chapter 2 (Key of C)
• Applied theory exercises (One octave scale, two octave arpeggio, blocked chords)
• Broken chord bass patterns
• Flowing bass patterns
• Exercises for developing flowing bass patterns

Chapter 3 (Key of C)
• Opening remarks and tips
• Nothing But the Blood
• God is So Good
• Praise the Name of Jesus
• Seek Ye First
• Oh Lord, You’re Beautiful
• Holy Ground
• Joy to the World
• Silent Night
• The First Noel

Chapter 4 (Key of F)
• Applied theory exercises (One octave scale, two octave arpeggio, blocked chords)
• Broken chord bass patterns

Chapter 5 (Key of F)
• Opening remarks and tips
• Father, I Adore You
• He is Lord
• Jesus, Name Above All Names
• More Precious Than Silver
• Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
• Thy Word
• Away in A Manger
• O Come, All Ye Faithful

Chapter 6 Transition
• Opening remarks
• Glossary of Song Analysis Terms
• As the Deer (shown with blocked chords) - Key of C
• As the Deer (shown with flowing bass pattern)
• As the Deer (shown fully arranged)
• Give Thanks (shown with blocked chords) - Key of F
• Give Thanks (shown with flowing bass pattern)
• Give Thanks (shown with flowing bass; harmony added in RH)
• Give Thanks (shown with harmonized arpeggios)
• You Are My All in All (shown with flowing bass patterns in16th notes)

PART TWO

Chapter 7 (Key of C)

• Opening remarks and tips
• Applied theory exercises (Two octave scale, cadence, three octave arpeggio, inversions)
• Octave/chord, octave/inversion exercises
• Fully arranged songs in the key of C - Early intermediate, Intermediate level with information pages that contain help for the less advanced learner as well as an analysis for the more advanced learner.
• We Will Glorify (if the print contract comes through)
• I Will Come and Bow Down
• Lord, Be Glorified
• Glorify Thy Name
• Show Me Your Ways
• Open Our Eyes
• Heal Me, Save Me
• Change My Heart, Oh God
• All Hail King Jesus
• When I Look Into Your Holiness
• Hungry
• Who Can Satisfy My Soul Like You
• Ancient of Days

Chapter 8 (Key of F)
• Opening remarks and tips
• Applied theory exercises (Two octave scale, cadence, three octave arpeggio, inversions)
• Octave/chord, octave/inversion exercises
• Fully arranged songs in the key of F - information pages
• I Love You, Lord
• Here I Am to Worship
• I Give You My Heart
• My Life is in You, Lord
• He is Exalted
• Celebrate Jesus

Chapter 9 (Key of G)
• Applied theory exercises in G (Two octave scale, cadence, three octave arpeggio, inversions)
• Octave/chord, octave/inversion exercises
• Broken chord bass patterns
• Fully arranged songs in the key of G - information pages
• My Tribute
• Shine, Jesus, Shine
• Shout to the North

Chapter 10 (Key of D)
• Applied theory exercises in D (Two octave scale, cadence, three octave arpeggio, inversions)
• Octave/chord, octave/inversion exercises
• Broken chord bass patterns
• Fully arranged songs in the key of D - information pages
• Come, Now is the Time to Worship
• Faithful One
• You Are My King

Chapter 11 (Keys of A and E)
• Applied theory exercises in A (Two octave scale, cadence, three octave arpeggio, inversions)
• Octave/chord, octave inversion exercises
• Broken Chord bass patterns
• Fully arranged songs in the key of A - information pages
• Shout to the Lord
• Above All
• Applied theory exercises in E (Two octave scale, cadence, three octave arpeggio, inversions)
• Octave/chord, octave/inversion exercises
• Broken chord bass patterns
• Fully arranged song in the key of E
• Open the Eyes of My Heart

Chapter 12 The Slow Vamp
• Opening remarks
• Fully arranged songs in the slow vamp style
• As the Deer
• Breathe
• Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

Chapter 13 The Fast Vamp
• Opening remarks
• We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise (if the print contract comes through)
• This is the Day
• He Has Made Me Glad
• What A Mighty God We Serve
• He Gives Unto Us A New Song (information on D minor)

Chapter 14 Hymns
• Opening remarks
• Amazing Grace (Evangelical style in G)
• Amazing Grace (Specific hymnal chording in G)
• Amazing Grace (Arrangement in F)
• What A Friend We Have in Jesus (Evangelical style in F)
• What A Friend We Have in Jesus (Arrangement in F)
• At Calvary (Evangelical style in C)
• At Calvary (Arrangement in C)
• Nothing But the Blood (Octave bass style in G)
• Nothing But the Blood (Arrangement in G)
• He Touched Me (Gospel style in C)

Chapter 15 Chord Charts

• Modern chord charting by guest writer LG Hamilton

Chapter 16 Improvisation From Scratch
• The key signature
• The melody and harmony
• The rhythm
• Tips on chord progressions
• Analysis of ‘Where the Spirit of the Lord Is’
• Secondary dominants
• Analysis of ‘He Touched Me’
• Progression analysis of seven simple choruses

Appendix
• Chord chart
• Transposition chart

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