New Ways to Play Old Hymns Released by

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An easy-to-use, 4 DVD course teaching exciting new techniques for Gospel and Worship piano is now available at The course teaches the piano player to incorporate new intros, endings, and fills into traditional hymns and other songs of Praise. The material also explores left-hand bass styles, counter melodies, and other ways to create interesting and exciting piano arrangements.

"New Ways To Play Praise and Gospel Piano" helps piano players at all levels go beyond what's written in song books and sheet music by adding cascading runs, full-chord arpeggios--even changes in rhythm and chord forms--to breathe new life into their playing. Piano players using the course will also learn chord-based patterns and variations.

Duane Shinn, of, demonstrates all the techniques in the course on four DVDs that show, both close up and at different speeds, which fingers play what notes and when. The DVDs contain more than 8 hours of detailed, hands-on instruction. Not only will the student see how to use these techniques, they'll understand when, why and how they are used. A song booklet, allowing the pianist to follow the written music, is included. Songs are presented in order to help the player master one technique before moving on to the next.

This DVD course at helps the pianist add excitement and feeling to Christian music of all kinds--contemporary, evangelistic, worship, and gospel. Each DVD demonstrates flowing, full-chorded arpeggios, haunting echoes, and interesting walkups. These and the other techniques mentioned can be applied to any song or tune.

Duane Shinn is the author of over 15 books on piano playing and has created over 300 cassettes, CDs and DVD's of instructional materials for piano. For further information, please contact Muriel at 541-664-7052.


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