Worship Song Video Blog

Here, we learn worship songs and some tips and tricks for making them sound decent on an acoustic guitar. Each episode is normally just 3-5 minutes long and is a video that you can watch or get as a vlog entry (through RSS).  The songs are ones that are usually not covered in other online forums or by other worship leaders or artists.  Since they cover all their material, most of the songs here are for songs done in the past 15 years, with lots from the 90's.

 

If you would rather view these via iTunes / iPod / iPad and other Apple products you can load the entire collection of videos (or one at a time), by accessing the Worship Song Video Podcast by Kim Gentes on iTunes itself at this location: Kim Gentes on iTunes.

"Rise" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 15 (with Kim Gentes)

This is Session 15 of the Worship Song Video Blog includes an example of playing the song "Rise" (written by Shawn McDonald). This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. 

This song edition includes a video demonstrating the song arrangement on guitar and a downloadable PDF chord chart with the lyrics and chords (courtesy of WorshipTeam.com).

CHORD CHART PDF: download here.

Video Demonstration: See below.

 

This video became very popular and people have been asking a number of questions (all of which are explained or demonstrated in the video). But to give some written information here will help.

Guitar Tuning- This song is done with D-tuned guitar strings. This means that instead of the standard EADGBE tuning of the strings, the guitars low E string is tuned to D, not E. This means the tuning becomes DADGBE. UPDATE: Actually, the original version of the song by Shawn McDonald is done in the DADGAD tuning. I am not sure how I missed that, but it it certainly would make the song pitch to D much more "dronelike". Try it with both tunings and pick the one you like- but the original should be DADGAD, not the D-tune that I have noted in the video.

Tempo/meter - I play this demonstration around 70bpm, although the original song is done around 74-76 by Shawn McDonald.

Strumming Pattern - The strumming pattern on this song is demonstrated on the video, but some folks wanted it written out. Here is a staff measure that shows the pattern.  The notes are just chord strums (I couldn't figure out how to get Finale to do it any other way). Anyways, for each note is a strum. The letters indicate which direction the strum is. D for down, U for up.

For churches using WorshipTeam.com, the song, chord chart, lyrics and audio are already available and pre-loaded for you in the WorshipTeam.com system song database. If you are not part of WorshipTeam.com and want to listen to audio samples or purchase the album directly yourself, see the Amazon link below.

Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/15fleeY

 

hope that helps

Kim Gentes

 

"Rise" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 15 (with Kim Gentes)

"Let Everything" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 14 (with Kim Gentes)

This is Session 14 of the Worship Song Video Blog and it includes tips on playing the song "Let Everything" written by Brian Thiessen & Kim Gentes and recorded on the album "Kingdom Rain". This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. This video blog is done by Kim Gentes.

"Let Everything" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 14 (with Kim Gentes)

"Here I Am To Worship"/Christmas - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 13 (with Kim Gentes)

This is Session 13 of the Worship Song Video Blog includes an example of playing the Christmas version of the song "Here I Am To Worship" with this arrangement from Kim Gentes. This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs.

This song edition incudes BOTH the video demonstrating the song arrangement on guitar and a downloadable PDF chord chart with the lyrics and chords.

CHORD CHART PDF: download here.

Video Demonstration: See below.

"Here I Am To Worship"/Christmas - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 13 (with Kim Gentes)

"O Come Let Us Adore Him" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 12 (with Kim Gentes)

This is Session 12 of the Worship Song Video Blog includes an example of playing the Christmas song "O Come Let Us Adore Him" (more commonly known as "O Come All Ye Faithful') with this arrangement from Kim Gentes. This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. 

This song edition incudes a video demonstrating the song arrangement on guitar a demonstration audio MP3, and a downloadable PDF chord chart with the lyrics and chords.

AUDIO MP3: download here.

CHORD CHART PDF: download here.

Video Demonstration: See below.

"O Come Let Us Adore Him" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 12 (with Kim Gentes)

"So Come" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 11 (with Kim Gentes)

This is Session 11 of the Worship Song Video Blog and it includes tips on playing the song "So Come" written by Kevin Prosch & Tom Davis (Mercy/Vineyard Publishing) and recorded by Vineyard Music. This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. This video blog is done by Kim Gentes.

"So Come" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 11 (with Kim Gentes)

"Show Your Power" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 10 (with Kim Gentes)

This is Session 10 of the Worship Song Video Blog and it includes tips on playing the song "Show Your Power" written by Kevin Prosch (Mercy/Vineyard Publishing) and recorded by Vineyard Music. This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. This video blog is done by Kim Gentes.

"Show Your Power" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 10 (with Kim Gentes)

"We Will Dance" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 9 (with Kim Gentes)

This is Session 9 of the Worship Song Video Blog and it includes tips on playing the song "We Will Dance" written by David Ruis (Mercy/Vineyard Publishing) and recorded by Vineyard Music. This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. This video blog is done by Kim Gentes.

"We Will Dance" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 9 (with Kim Gentes)

"I Give Thanks" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 8 (with Kim Gentes)

This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. This video blog is done by Kim Gentes. This is Session 8 nd it includes tips on playing the song "I Give Thanks" written by Brian Thiessen (Mercy/Vineyard Publishing) and recorded by Vineyard Music.

For churches using WorshipTeam.com, this song and its chord charts, lyrics and audio are already available and pre-loaded for you in the WorshipTeam.com system song database. 

This is Session 8 of the Worship Song Video Blog and it includes tips on playing the song "I Give Thanks" written by Brian Thiessen (Mercy/Vineyard Publishing) and recorded by Vineyard Music. This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. This video blog is done by Kim Gentes.

"I Give Thanks" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 8 (with Kim Gentes)

"Eternity" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 7 (with Kim Gentes)

This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. This video blog is done by Kim Gentes. This is Session 7 and it includes tips on playing the song "Eternity" written by Brian Doerksen (Mercy/Vineyard Publishing) and recorded by Vineyard Music.

For churches using WorshipTeam.com, this song and its chord charts, lyrics and audio are already available and pre-loaded for you in the WorshipTeam.com system song database. 

If you are not part of WorshipTeam.com and want to listen to audio samples or purchase the album directly yourself, see the Amazon link: http://amzn.to/XHUDFa

I was asked for a follow up video that would include the right hand picking technique for this song. That example is below. Kim

"Eternity" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 7 (with Kim Gentes)

"Hallelujah Glory" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 6 (with Kim Gentes)

This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. This video blog is done by Kim Gentes. This is Session 6 and it includes tips on playing the song "Hallelujah Glory" written by Scott Underwood (Mercy/Vineyard Publishing) and recorded by Vineyard Music.

For churches using WorshipTeam.com, this song and its chord charts, lyrics and audio are already available and pre-loaded for you in the WorshipTeam.com system song database. 

If you are not part of WorshipTeam.com and want to listen to audio samples or purchase the album directly yourself, see the Amazon link: http://amzn.to/XHUDFa

"Hallelujah Glory" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 6 (with Kim Gentes)

"Holy Is The Lord" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 5 (with Kim Gentes)

This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. This video blog is done by Kim Gentes. This is Session 5 and it includes tips on playing the song "Holy Is The Lord" written by Jeff Searles (Mercy/Vineyard Publishing) and recorded by Vineyard Music.

For churches using WorshipTeam.com, this song and its chord charts, lyrics and audio are already available and pre-loaded for you in the WorshipTeam.com system song database. 

If you are not part of WorshipTeam.com and want to listen to audio samples or purchase the album directly yourself, see the Amazon link: http://amzn.to/XHUDFa

 

"Holy Is The Lord" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 5 (with Kim Gentes)

"Meet With Me" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 4 (with Kim Gentes)

This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. This video blog is done by Kim Gentes. This is Session 4 and it includes tips on playing the song "Meet With Me" written by Lamont Hiebert (Maranatha!) and originally recorded by Ten Shekel Shirt.

 

"Meet With Me" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 4

"His Banner Over Me" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 3 (with Kim Gentes)

This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. This video blog is done by Kim Gentes. This is session 3 and it includes tips on playing the song "His Banner Over Me" written by Kevin Prosch (Mercy/Vineyard Publishing) and recorded by Vineyard Music.

For churches using WorshipTeam.com, this song and its chord charts, lyrics and audio are already available and pre-loaded for you in the WorshipTeam.com system song database. 

If you are not part of WorshipTeam.com and want to listen to audio samples or purchase the album directly yourself, see the Amazon link: http://amzn.to/XLtXjz

 

"His Banner Over Me" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 3

"Come And Fill Me Up" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 2

This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. This video blog is done by Kim Gentes. This is session 2 and it includes tips on playing the song "Come And Fill Me Up" written by Brian Doerksen (Mercy/Vineyard Publishing) and recorded by Vineyard Music.

For churches using WorshipTeam.com, this song and its chord charts, lyrics and audio are already available and pre-loaded for you in the WorshipTeam.com system song database. 

If you are not part of WorshipTeam.com and want to listen to audio samples or purchase the album directly yourself, see the Amazon link: http://amzn.to/Z2RE78

 

"Come And Fill Me Up" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 2

"You Are In Control" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 1

This is a video blog of guitar tips and ideas for playing worship songs. This video blog is done by Kim Gentes.

This is session 1 and it includes tips on playing the song "You Are In Control" written by Scott Underwood (Mercy/Vineyard Publishing) and recorded by Vineyard Music.

For churches using WorshipTeam.com, this song and its chord charts, lyrics and audio are already available and pre-loaded for you in the WorshipTeam.com system song database. 

If you are not part of WorshipTeam.com and want to listen to audio samples or purchase the album directly yourself, see the Amazon link: http://amzn.to/12gVzEP

 

"You Are In Control" - Worship Song Video Blog: Session 1