How to Play Black Gospel for Beginners
Year after year, the fascination with Gospel Music continues to rise and written information on the subject is still very limited. In the past, piano teachers did not have a written guide in teaching Gospel. It was instead taught by rote or "by ear." Because of the rocketing interest in the subject, both in the secular and Christian arenas, there is a great need to provide teachers with a tool which will make their verbal instruction even clearer by providing a visual aspect. Dr. Robert L. Jefferson, one of America´s authorities on the subject, has written four books that have proven to be an answer to prayer for those who have always had a desire to play and teach Gospel Music but were unable to find the necessary resources on the subject. Pensacola Publications carries the leading and most comprehensive books and teaching materials on How to Play Gospel Music. The author taught Gospel Music in college and public school for many years and since that time, thousands of others have expressed an interest in learning to play Gospel Music. Jefferson also taught and coached many of his classmates in the gospel style of piano playing. As is common for a music teacher, he began looking for a piano method to recommend to his students which focused on that style of music. After calling many stores across the country from New York to California, he was told the same thing over and over...."We do not have a book on that subject in print anywhere!" So he decided if there were no books out there on the subject he might as well write one. And he did! Not only did he write one, but he now has four books available on the market today, along with accompanying CDs and DVDs which teach How to Play and Teach Gospel Music! Dr. Jefferson's books and teaching materials remain the "definitive collection" on How to Play Gospel Music. One user was quoted as saying, "You haven't even begun your Gospel Music library until you own the Jefferson, How to Play Gospel Music books." Dr. Jefferson´s books and teaching materials are carried by major distributors and book stores all across the country and abroad. His books and materials are available to order at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Borders Books Inc, etc and they are also used by several colleges and universities. "We believe that Gospel Music is a vital part of American History. It is our desire and goal that Dr. Jefferson's books and teaching materials will aid in elevating the spread of gospel music education throughout the world. We believe it will be done," says Pensacola Helene, President of Pensacola Publications. The Author holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Music degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland. Jefferson has been playing the piano since the age of seven and has performed with a variety of gospel artists throughout the United States and internationally and has performed with major symphonic orchestras and in major concert halls throughout the U.S. His choral works are published by Oxford University Press, Theodore Presser, and other publishers. Go to the Jefferson Presents website for more information.