Soulful Melodic Decoration
In this lesson we will explore some useful devices to add soulful melodic decoration including grace notes, space fillers, and accents.
We take the well known church song “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” to demonstrate the techniques and concepts.
Bending The Notes On The Piano
One of the limitations of the piano is that we can’t ‘bend the notes’. Bending the notes is the best way to emulate the human voice and give our solos and melodies a more human aspect which in turn makes it more soulful.
Grace Notes & Blues Scale Fragments
Although we can’t bend the notes we can use grace notes which is one of the best ways to make our songs more soulful is to use graces notes, trills, and other melodic decoration.