Learn To Play Gospel Piano
Ethel Caffie-Austin has put together two of the best videos on playing Black Gospel music that I know of to date. I purchased the original VHS set, but then ended up giving them to a student. I then bought the DVD version for myself when I found a good price on eBay.
There are several things that I like about these videos:
- Ethel plays in the Black Gospel style, which is a happy sound to begin with.
- She teaches you as things happen naturally. For example, she will play a song as though she were playing it in church, but every time she comes to a new run or fill-in, she stops and explains it to you.
- The videos come with a music booklet so that you can see the notes on paper. The transcriptions are not perfect, but do well enough to help you get the idea of what's going on.
- I like the music.