Hi all, thanks for clicking to the website. If you are reading this, you have probably already seen this video, a cover of Kari Jobe’s “Forever.” We could break down the performance into a lot of smaller techniques of different types – playing, technology, and vocal. The videos below cover a lot of those techniques. I hope they help you!
In this performance, I played in the key of B-flat. The song repeats a 1-5-6-4 progression throughout. Identifying the key and chord numbers provided several advantages, as shown in this first video. Click here for more help with chords.
This song uses a specific melodic riff as well as some improvised melodies beyond the chords, mostly around the 1st, 5th, and 7th scale notes. Here is how to approach that technique in your own playing. For more on melodic playing, click here.
All keyboard sounds for this performance came from Mainstage 3. I created a custom patch by combining three patches from the Core Sounds collection [Piano 8th Note Delay, Pad 2, and Strings].
This next video gives you an introduction to how I use Mainstage for great sounds on a weekly basis.
The piano sound in this performance utilized a delay effect. This next video shows how to incorporate delays in your sounds.
In this performance, I used Ableton to play drum loops at different dynamic levels. I synchronized these to trigger patch changes in Mainstage. Here is how:
This song has a fairly large vocal range. Here are some techniques to make singing while playing easier.