History of Sound

Preaching chords

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Preaching chords are blues/gospel-inspired chords played on a Hammond organ or piano, and many times with a drum set as well, near the end of a pastor or minister’s sermon to accentuate, emphasize, and respond to them in a musical way. Like the related tradition of sermonic “whooping”, these chords are most often used in the Black Church and Pentecostal traditions.