Welcome!If you have been used to playing the simple basic chords and you need a little better than simple chords or advanced chords, you are at the right place.
But first, some tips:
- In order to be a good gospel keyboardist, you need to listen to music a lot. You should try to score gospel songs. Try to play the keyboard part of your favorite songs. In order to be able to play the keyboard part correctly, it's also important to get the bass lines correctly. So apart from getting the correct chords make sure to get the correct bass line as well.
- When playing keyboard you should always try to play chords with your left hand in order to leave your hand free to play solos and or grace notes.
- When playing the keyboard, you should strike the keys in such a way that makes your playing sound really good. The way to do this is this(not all the time)- When playing chords, do not strike the keys at once. Try to roll your fingers like you are playing an arpeggio.
- Accent and Toning: Accent: When you strike notes or chords harder during playing Toning: You do this by playing your notes or chords softly. The combination of these is called Accent and Toning. You'll notice it in Jazz, Gospel and so on. It adds a lot of flavour to your playing.
I'll be listing the chords in categories based on the conventional chord numbers. They are all in the key of C. Also, I'm assuming that you will be playing the left hand part close to the right hand. But if you want to produce sounds with a deeper bass move the left hand one or two octaves down and repeat the first note of the left hand chord. For example LH - [C G] becomes LH - [C G C].
You can also invert the chords to suite the melody of the music.
Some of the chords here might sound strange to you or you might not really know how to use them. You don't have to worry because once you have started memorizing them you will also start recognizing them in songs and applying them to your playing would be an easy task afterwards.
Note: The chords designated as 1# 2# 4# 5# 6# are the sharp of the chord numbers. So a sharp 1 (1#) is also a flat 2 (2b). E.g, on key C, 1# is C sharp and 5# is A flat
|Chord Number||Left Hand||Right Hand||Chord Number||Left Hand||Right Hand|
|Chord 1||C G/C G A||C D E G||Chord 5||G D||F G A C|
|C G||A D E G||G D||F A C E|
|C G||B D E G||G D||F A C Eb|
|C G||Bb D E G||G D G||B Eb G|
|C F# A||C Eb F# A||G D||F Ab B E/F Ab C E|
|C G C||E G Bb||G D||F A Bb D|
|C F#||E F# Bb C||G D||D F Ab B|
|C G||Bb C# E G||G D||Bb C# E G|
|C G||Bb D F A/Bb D E A||G D F||Ab C D F|
|C G C||E F# Bb C||G D||F A B D|
|Chord 2||D A/D A E||F A C E||G D||D F G C|
|D Ab||D F Ab C||G D||D F G B|
|D A||C F A C||G D G||A B D E|
|D A||C Eb F# A||Chord 6||A E||G B C E|
|D A||E F# Ab C||A E||F# A C E|
|D A||E F# A C||A E||G C E G|
|D A||D E F# A||A E||G B D G|
|D B||D F Ab B||A E||G Bb C#E|
|D Bb||E F# Bb C||A Eb||A C Eb F#|
|D A||E F# A B||A F||G A C F|
|Chord 3||E B||D G C||A E||G A C# F|
|E B/E B E||D G B D||A E||G Bb C# F|
|E B||D F Ab B||A E||Bb D E G|
|E B E||Ab C D G||Chord 7||B F||A B D F|
|E G||Bb D E G||B E||B D E A|
|E Ab||D E Ab C||B Ab||Ab B D F|
|E B E||G C D G||B E B||Eb G A D|
|E B||D F# Ab B||Chord 1#||C#||C# E A|
|E B||F# A D||C#||G Bb C# E|
|E Bb||C# E G Bb||Chord 2#||Eb||C Eb F# A|
|E A||A B D E||Eb||G Bb C Eb|
|Chord 4||F C||F G A C||Chord 4#||F#||Eb F# A C|
|F C E||F A C E||F#||E F# Bb D|
|F C F||G A C D||F#||E F# A C|
|F C E||G A C E||Chord 5#||Ab||Ab C D F|
|F C||D F Ab C||Ab||Ab B D F|
|F B||Eb G A B||Ab||Ab B D E|
|F B||D F Ab B||Chord 6#||Bb||Bb D E G|
|F A||C Eb F# A||Bb||Bb C# E G|
|F B||F Ab B E/F Ab C E||Bb||Ab C D F|
|F C||C E A||Bb||Ab C D G|
|F C||G Ab C Eb|
|F C||E G A C|
|F B||D G B D|
|F A||C Eb F A|