This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of gospel "style". It is not designed to replace private, structured study with an anointed professional. Rather, it provides concepts and quick-references that may be used to help the beginning student understand the musical stylings that accompany gospel music in the African-American idiom.
You will learn the fundamentals of reading music because that is the way musicians communicate with one another. Just as poets use the tools of spelling, grammar and punctuation to communicate thought, musicians use measures, notes, and rest.