How to Play Nigeria and African Praises with easy Chord Progressions
Play Nigeria and African Praises with these Popular Chord Progressions on Piano, Guitar, Ukulele and Keyboard.
All right guys, we’ve found out that lots of people are having issues playing praises for their church services. So we at YalleMedia decided to come up with this article to teach you how to play popular praises and also list out few popular progressions.
There are so many progressions used in playing popular praises but we are going to start with the easiest ones first.
a. The 1-4-5 praise progression:
This is one of the most common progression and it is called the makossa and highlife progression. It has a very unique sound and one of the popular songs this progression was used in is Chineke Idinma. To play this song all you have to do is play fah soh fah doh. That’s the progression.
Other popular songs also use this same progression and it can be arranged. Eben’s song called ‘victory’ progression is still the 1-4-5 progression which is Doh-Fah-Soh or C-F-G on key C.
b. The 1-4-5-4 Progression.
This is the Awilo progression or Makosa progression because it is mostly used for those types of songs. The progression in sofas is Doh-fah-soh-fah or C-F-G-F in key C. Aka Marama kainga buri was played with this progression.
c. The 1-2-5-4 Praise progression.
This progression is sometimes used to replace the progression listed in C and it is one of the popular progression used to play Naija praises and it is quite easy to play and it can be played on many Nigerian songs.
d. The 1-4-6-5 Chord progression:
This progression is a popular worship progression and it is also popular for praises too. Eben’s “We go dey hail, hail your name, all the way all the way” is played on this progression.
They are several more progressions used in playing praise’s in Africa and we are really glad you visited us for a few tips. Tutorials on how to play those chords will be out shortly and popular Makossa progressions will be available here soon.
Written by Smus Q.