Thursday, November 5, 2009

In Christ Alone Christian Guitar Tab Lessons Pentatonic Songs

"In Christ Alone" was written by Stuart Townsend and made famous by Travis Cottrell and many other Christian praise and worship music performers. This song features an opening guitar riff played in the E major pentatonic scale pattern 1. It's suitable for beginner and intermediate level players who are learning how to use guitar scales and play pentatonic songs.


E-----------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------9-------------------------------|
G---------9--11----------11---9-----------------9-9---|
D--9--11------------------------11------9--11---------|
A-----------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------|

E-----------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------|
G---------9h11---11/13\11--p9-------------------------|
D--9h11-----------------------11------9p11/14--14-----|
A-----------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------|



This version is played and tabbed in the key of E major, but the pentatonic riff can be shifted to other keys. Although not included in the guitar tab, the vocal melody is mostly based on the same E major pentatonic scale and even starts on the same few notes as the riff. Try it!

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2 comments:

Tim Southgate said...

A very useful little lesson. I've tended to stick with the Penatonic Minor scale, played vertically, but in half an hour I understood the Pentatonic Major and horizontal playing, and had a nice piece of melody at the end. Really satisfying.

Tiim Wagner said...

Nice lesson, I really enjoy this being based on a contempory Christian song. Please do more

Thanks