Gabe Dixon Bonus Lesson - Gospel Vamp - June 2011

May 3, 2011

Below is the promised bonus lesson for Gabe Dixon's "Goin' South" southern rock keyboard primer in the June 2011 issue of Keyboard. Click to enlarge the sheet music example. -Ed.


Gabe Dixon writes:

0611 Gabe Dixon Bonus CORRECT"Here's a typical double-time Gospel piano vamp. It showcases the I to IV chord progression over a walking bass line in octaves. This one is fun to play, especially with a band. If, however, you're playing with a good bassist, lay off the heavy left-hand lines and just stick to root notes, tenor-register chords, and fifths. Let the bass player handle the walking."








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