At The Cross
Key of Eb
Review Eb Scale
Eb F G Ab Bb C D Eb
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
A- Eb \G Bb Eb
las - Eb \ Bb Eb G
And - Eb \ Bb D F
Did - Eb \ G Bb Eb
My - Eb \ Bb Eb G
Sav - Eb \ Eb G Bb
-ior - Eb \ C F Ab
bleed - Eb \ Bb Eb G
And - G \ Eb G Bb
Did - Ab \ Eb Ab C
My - G \ Eb G Bb
Sov - F \ Bb D Ab
-ereign - Eb \ Bb Eb G
Die - Bb \ Ab Bb D F
Would - Eb \ G Bb Eb
He - Eb \ Bb Eb G
De - Eb \ Bb D F
-vote - Eb \ G Bb Eb
that - Eb \ Bb Eb G
sac - Eb \ Eb G Bb
red - Eb \ F Ab C
head - Eb \ Eb G Bb
for - Eb \ G Bb Eb
Sin - Ab \ Ab C Eb F (Ab6)
-ners - Ab \ C Eb F Ab (Ab6)
such - Bb \ Bb Eb G
As - Bb \ Ab Bb D F
I - Eb \ G Bb Eb
At - Eb \ G Bb Eb (Eb)
The - Eb \ Ab C F (Fm\Eb)
Cross, at the cross - Eb \ Bb Eb G (Eb)
Where - Eb \ C F Ab (Fm\Eb)
I - Eb \ Bb Eb G (Eb)
First - Bb\ Bb Eb G (Eb)
Saw - Bb \ Ab Bb D F (Bb7)
The - Bb \ Ab Bb D Eb (Bb7+4)
Light and - Bb \ Ab Bb D F (Bb7)
The - Bb \ Bb Eb G
Burden of my - Bb \ Bb D F Ab
Heart - Bb \ Bb D F Ab
Rolled - Bb \ Eb G Bb
A - D \ Bb D F Ab
Way - Eb \ Bb Eb G
It was - Eb \ Bb Eb G
There by - Ab \ C Eb Ab
Faith - Ab \ F Ab C
I - C \ C Eb Ab
Re- D \ C Eb Ab
Ceived - Eb \ Bb Eb G
My - Eb \ Bb Eb G (top note to F)
Sight - C \ G Bb C Eb (Cm7)
And - C \ Bb C Eb G
Now I - F \ Ab C Eb F (Fm7)
Am - F \ Ab C Eb (Fm7)
Hap - Bb \ F Bb D (Bb)
-py - Bb \ Bb D F Ab (Bb7)
all - Bb \ Bb Eb G
the - D \ Ab Bb D F (Bb7\D)
Day - Eb \ G Bb Eb (Eb)
There are other verses alsoif you want them, let me know.
On the last word 'Day" you can do Eb \Ab C Eb (Ab\Eb) resolve to Eb\G Bb Eb
This is a basic IV chord in RH, I root in LH octave (works good and it's easy for a variation)
Notice how the Ending went into iii, vi, ii V7 to the final I chord. Now you can play it in Eb too! Keep trying it in different keys.
Try transposing this song to another key for practice.
I hope this helps someone.
Sometimes (SOMEtimes :-) it is joked or frowned upon if people read music or chord changes when they play. I've been
playing for a long time, and even on my secular gigs with the music I'm most familiar with, I have a book of 'lead sheets.'
That's the chord symbols and the melody. It's a crutch for some songs, and for many others it's a necessity. I know chord
symbols so well and I know those songs that I glance at it, play, fill-ins, throw in my little tricks, look around the room at the
people and keep going! But, I have the basics of the song in front of me if I need it. And you need about 50 songs to get
through a 3 hour dinner party of just piano music!
I was not raised in the church and just don't know a lot of church songs. In the past year, I'm learning more and more of
them just from repetition. My pastor is in his 60's so we do a lot of older songs and hymns. I've heard some of the regular
ones they do enough so that I am now able to play the congregational songs, altar calls, invitations, etc. and all the fill-in
music needed by ear, memory and listening.
I keep a song list of "fillers" for when all the musicians are sitting there staring at each otherlolI'll glance at the list and say
"Let's play Come By Here Lord" that's been a lifesaver for mehaving that list. (I often don't know when or if the organist is
going to show upbut, that's another storyJ
For the choir selections and newer songs, I have the words with the chord changes in a notebook, in alphabetical order.
There's nothing wrong with reading chord changes or notes you make to yourself to get through your songs, no matter how
long you've been playing. Believe me, it's better than getting in the middle of the song and drawing a big blank! Take your
notes for chords, put them on 5x7 cards or whatever works for you to get you started.
In the songs I've posted remember:
1. LH is an octave if it's a single note, can also add the middle note (the 5th in there too)
2. Try to learn a little theory lesson from each song.
3. Try to transpose each song to a different key or two.
4. Trust your ear and start finding your own substitutions from some of the basic chords I've written.
5. Remember, when people start singing, you don't need to continue play all of the melody notes, but can chord and color
around the lyrics.it gives them room and you don't have to work so hard.
6. 10 fingers and 88 keysthat leaves lots of room for interpretation, mistakes, and also beautiful music. HE hears you
playing and trying, and that is what really counts!