Lessons from Expect the Great

Jonathon Nelson's fast, uptempo gospel hit is a favorite song to play by many gospel musicians. By learning this song you will get a good sense of developing gospel rhythm, technique, and timing. 

Basic Song Form

This song is in the key of Bb and uses mostly alternating Sus chords. You will be bouncing the chords below

Bb-C-F to Bb-Eb-F

This song is in the key of Bb and uses mostly alternating Sus chords. You will be bouncing the chords above

Expect the Great Basics

"This is Just The Beginning"


"A Time of your Great Blessing"


"Expect nothing but victory"


"that's the promise of our King..."


"to do exceedingly, abundantly..."


"above what you ask or think"

Expect the Great Extras

Lick #1


Lick #2


Lick #3

How to develop precision with your runs

In my Live Trainings I have discussed three MAIN ways to develop precision. By using these techniques with your runs and scales you will begin to see a difference right away. 

  • Chunk it Up - Group the notes together instead of seeing a line as one whole line
  • Slow it Down - Why are you playing so fast during your practice session. The point of practice is to work out errors slowly, not to impress yourself with speed
  • Feel It - You need to be so tuned in to your playing that you have a a intuitive sense of what you are doing, where you can improve, and what you need to correct

This is the process that I use to play back those fast runs that I hear in my transcriptions. Which is a difficult process to say the least.

Here is the Training I did for that Lesson.

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