Audio Lesson: Standing On The Promises

Are you ready for this? I have just recorded my first audio lesson on the beginning steps for playing the piano in an Evangelistic style. This is a big step for me, first, because you will now hear my voice and how bad of a singer I really am ;o), and, second, because this is my first personal recording of this type, and I'm still working on ways to increase the quality of the recording. Please, no comments on my Texan accent... I'm kind of proud of it!

Before downloading the audio lesson, be sure that you have first read the other lessons (Chord Tutorial, Chording Lessons, and Playing From A Hymnal) found on this site. You must have a firm grasp on these foundational concepts before this audio lesson will make much sense.

The song discussed in this lesson will be Standing On The Promises. Throughout the lesson, I will be playing from a hymnal (in the key of Bb). For your convenience, I have provided a copy at the end of this lesson that you can print out and follow along with.



I'm 67 and when I retired decided to learn to play the piano. I used a couple of lesson books for adults and then purchased the lesson material and tapes by Henry Slaughter which teaches the 0/C method. I practice a lot and can play with variations in the left hand. I've wanted to start adding some fills, etc. I found your website a few days ago and it has been very helpful. A great help for this old beginner. Thanks, I hope you are encouraged to keep adding lessons. The Lord will bless you for your effort in helping others in the worship of HIM.

Thanks, Glen

Over a year ago, I was thrown into the church pianist position after the previous pianist had an accident. Until I found this site, I was enjoying the position, but wanted to make my playing a tool for those singing. I wanted to improve the music service. I had also been to other churches, and watched their pianists play with wonderful techniques, and wondered how they were able to do it. This site is exactly what I was looking for, and has helped me tremendously. Also, your auditorial lesson was a blessing as well! Again, Thank you so much!!

I was looking for chords to Standing on the Promises and ran into your site, so I joined.  The audio format is actually better because it lets us hear examples of what you are teaching us.  The sound quality is just fine - and I love your Texas accent and your singing voice.