Greetings Friends in the 6-String Realm! Today's lesson looks at one of my all-time favorites, the African-American gospel song called The Welcome Table. We'll be playing in the key of G for this one. Although it's a I, IV, V at its core there're 2 additional chords, the Em and the B7. We'll look at a bass run which can open and close each verse and a few other riffs that'll give the tune some energy and drive. I recorded this song with The Blind Boys of Alabama and came away from the experience with a much deeper appreciation for how much room there is here for a variety of voices - they helped me find a spot for myself in the group! This has been sung in one way or another by both White folks and Black folks for a very long time and now I pass it on to you...Let me know what you think!!!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of The Welcome Table
Loop 1:50 What You Will Learn Today
Loop 3:42 Breakdown of Chords, Rhythm and Riffs
Loop 13:47 Variations and Riffs
Loop 15:42 Singing and Closing Thoughts
Loop 17:57 Practice Loop of Whole Song