How to get a range of emotion into your gospel playing

By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | May 15, 2018

Have you ever heard anyone say that playing the guitar should sound like a vocalist singing? While this might not always be true, it is true when playing a blues or a gospel guitar solo. But, you need to play the right solo over the right kind of music.

You can’t play a death-metal style shred solo over a slow gospel piece, just like you shouldn’t play a blues solo over a jazz piece of music. During this FREE Ministry Month workshop, John Costopoulos and John Chamier will discuss how to get a range of emotion into your gospel playing.

Where: Glenwood Village Music
Shop 101/102, Glenwood Village Centre
Corner of Che Guevara Rd & Hunt Rd
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
When: 26 May 2018
Time: 11:00 am till 12:00 pm

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What to Expect

  • The sensitive side of playing lead guitar during worship
  • Different techniques and scales you would use to create emotion and set the mood
  • Chord structure with all the instruments in your praise and worship band.

More About John Costopoulos

John started earning money at 13 and continued to play in bands with various local and overseas personnel based in Zambia. He played for dance bands, theatre productions and pop groups but his passion was the rock world of Zep and Deep Purple etc.

At 30 he went solo, singing, playing guitar and flute and doing stand-up comedy, recording his own backing tracks.

From 1989 to date he has played almost every week in church and enjoys the privilege of arranging the praise and worship material for his local church team. He occasionally produces original work in his (amateur) studio.

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