Woody’s favorite music books

Some of my top picks!

Whilst playing with adding my gear to kit.com I had the idea of putting together a list of my favorite music tuition books that I own and enjoy.

View the list here.

(Note that these are affiliate links to Amazon meaning that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases)

Drop Chords: Your New Harmonic Secret Weapon

Here’s another video on the subject of Drop 2 voicing, a relatively simple but very effective tool to play some very beautiful sounding chord voicing. Make sure to check out the Drop 2 voicing video I shared in my previous post. Definitely a topic I will be practicing myself in the coming months.

Drop 2 Chords In a Worship Setting

Another video from my personal playlist of YouTube videos to study. This video is about drop 2, a sparse and beautiful spread voicing. The instructor does a great job of explaining the technique and the playing is exquisite.

20 Piano Hacks To Instantly Sound Like A PRO!!!

This lesson is definitely for the more advanced players but there are some real gems among these piano hacks, expertly taught and so wonderfully played by Corey Taylor, one of the finest players in the YouTube gospel genre.

I’ve watched this video several times and now I really need to get busy and working on some of these hacks myself. Let me know how you get on!

How To Write CHORD PROGRESSIONS Like COLDPLAY!

I like Josef’s teaching style and enthusiasm and this is an interesting and very simple technique that makes simple chords sound very much richer and more interesting. He demonstrates how playing a power chord (root and fifth) in each hand is used in a number of memorable Coldplay riffs.

How to Play C Major – with Jack Duxbury

I’m Jack’s biggest fan (and coincidentally) we’re actually both from the same town. Despite the title which sounds a bit dull, this is an essential watch for players of all abilities.

I use this chord voicing subconsciously all the time when comping and improvising, without actually breaking it down or realizing what I was doing.

Highly recommended watching to take playing of your major chords to the next level.