The title song from the Here As In Heaven album is a powerful song of invitation. It’s a long, slow ballad, and the excellent songwriting takes the forefront
In our resources we play it in the key of C. The album version is in the key of D, which I find pretty high for most male vocalists.
- Album: Elevation Worship – Here As In Heaven
- Tempo: 69.5 bpm, 4/4 time
- Album Key: D (male)
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Training Resources: Acoustic Song Video // Acoustic Tutorial Video
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The background music in this video is from Pads 4 (Evolving), available here.
- Guitar: Martin D-35 with LR Baggs Anthem pickup
- Microphone: Shure SM7b
- Interface: Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo
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Chords used in this song
This song requires a good bit of restraint (it’s easy to play way too much), so for a lot of the song just whole note strums are appropriate. I like to begin building in sections with 8th note down strums (D, D, D, D, etc), and then for a main strumming pattern, use this:
1 2 3 4 ,... D UDUD UDUD DU,...
Wow … Captures the emotion! You turned me into a Elevation Worship fan–I like everything they do! More please?
Thanks Russell – I’ll plan to do more Elevation Worship stuff in the future.
Great Job Brian! I.ve Been learning Guitar better than I ever have my whole life from learning from the way you play songs. Simple and Effective. I’m using the iPad to create backing tracks with WorshipSong app for our very small congregation that has only a couple of people that have musical talent, so this helps tremendously.
May you be greatly blessed Brian, thanks again for doing these covers, your the 1st place I go to for learning these.
Thank you Shaun!
Great tutorial Brian! greatly blessed by this song. the presence of God is so strong as i watched the video. thank you for this great tutorial.
Are the lyrics and chords available for print out for O Come to the Alter?