Tasha Cobbs: Jesus Saves Chords

Tasha Cobbs

Are you familiar with an exciting gospel star, Tasha Cobbs? Her album "Smile" was released in 2010 and "Break Every Chain" reached #1 on the charts in 2013. For more information, visit Tasha Cobbs.

Here's a very nice song to learn. I've added some chord inversions for you below the chart.

Chords and Lyrics: Jesus Saves

Key: Bb
Time: 6/8


Bb2  Bb (2x)   Gm7  Bb/F   F   Eb2  Fsus/A   F   F/A  Bb  Eb


Bb2     Bb

Jesus saves 
Gm7 F6  Eb2
Jesus saves
From the cross 
To the grave
F/A  Bb  Eb2
Jesus saves [3x]
From the cross
To the grave
Jesus saves


       F/A       Eb2/G
You died for me
      Bb/F      F/A  Bb Eb2
The ultimate sacrifice 
For me
                         F/A  Eb2/G
Whom You had never seen
So my voice I will raise
Testify that:

Jesus saves [2x]
From the cross
To the grave
Jesus saves [3x]


F  Cm  D  Gm7  F  Eb2
Eb  Gm7  F  Bb  Ab  Eb  F/A  Bb


Eb2         Cm7
From the cross
You saved my life
Gm/D F  Gm7
To the grave
      F/A          Bb
You raised me up 
              Ab                         Eb/G
And your resurrection power (resurrection power)
Saved me from the sting of death

F/A  Bb  Eb2
Jesus saves!
Gm7 F6  Eb2
Jesus saves!
F/A  Bb  Eb2
Jesus Saves!
Gm7  F6  Cm7  Bb/D
Jesus      Saves!

Jesus Saves from, "One Place Live." 

Chord Dictionary

Ab Inversions:


Bb Inversions:


Cm7 Inversions: 


Eb Inversions:


Gm7 Inversions:


Be sure and visit her website, http://tashacobbs.org/ and check out Advanced Gospel Courses.


"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King

Who Can Compare to You: Chords

Who can Compare to You Chords and Lyrics

Chords and Lyrics: Who Can Compare to You

By Matt Stinton (Bethel Music) 2014


F#    E     F#    B       E


Where would I be
If it wasn’t for Your kindness toward me
You’ve been closer than a friend could ever be
                                                                           B     D#m  C#m
There is nothing on the Earth that could take Your  place


I am undone
For You see all there was and all that will be
Yet you’ve set your vast affection upon me
                                                                                        B   C#m  B
By Your voice the world was made and still You called my name


                       E                 F#
Who can compare to You
                          B                                G#m
Who moves my heart the way You do
                        E               C#m
Who can compare to You
                               G#m                      B
Who moves my heart the way You do


 B    C#M    B/D#    E (play a few times)

B                                        E
Kingdoms come and kingdoms fade
        G#m            E
But always You remain
B                                     E
Ages pass and seasons change
       G#m            E
But always You remain (the same)

I love the song with these great lyrics and it's fun to play along with the band, especially if you like using a vintage setting on your keyboard or piano/strings setting.

Since we know there's no one like our God, I think it is wise also not to compare ourselves with others. His character in me and His opinion of me is what really matters. Understand how precious you are in Jesus' eyes. You don't need to compare yourself to others anymore... especially with musicians. Just stay in your niche and do your best with the God-given talent He gave you and practice!

Comparing Yourself to Others
photo credit: Corkster

If you're interested in studying more with your guitar playing, visit Gospel Guitar 101 Here's a video to watch and see if the resource is for you.

Thanks again for all your emails. I do read them and enjoy hearing about your piano progress. Hope you have had an awesome summer. I'm getting ready to teach a new school year of kids and adults.
Stay tuned!


"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King

How To Remember Larger Chords

How To Remember Larger Chords: LadyDpiano.com

Simply put, three note chords (like Cmaj or Fmin) are called "triads." When you add tones to the basic triad, you form "sevenths" and "ninths" and others.

Here's an easy, basic formula to help figure out 3 fingered chords to the largest 13th chord.

1. The number of notes = The type of chord. 

3 notes = Triad
Four notes = Seventh
Five notes = Ninth
Six notes = Eleventh
Seven notes = Thirteenth

* Key Rule*

2. By knowing major scales, you can learn any triad, seventh, ninth, eleventh and thirteenth.

Here's the C major scale:


To form various chords, you take notes from the C major scale. With scales, you play the notes individually, one after the other. When you're playing chords, hold down multiple notes at the same time.

To apply this simple principle, you need to convert the major scale to numbers.

C = 1
D = 2
E = 3
F = 4
G = 5
A = 6
B = 7

Now you can apply these formulas to make chords:

Major triads - 1 + 3 + 5
Minor triads - 1 + b3 + 5
Diminished triad - 1 + b3 + b5
Augmented triad - 1 + 3 + #5

Major seventh - 1 + 3 + 5 + 7
Minor seventh - 1 + b3 + 5 + b7
Dominant seventh - 1 + 3 + 5 + 7
Half Diminished seventh - 1 + b3 + b5 + b7
Diminished seventh - 1 + b3 + b5 + bb7 (think of it as "6")

Major ninth - 1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 9
Minor ninth - 1 + b3 + 5 + b7 + 9
Dominant ninth - 1 + 3 + 5 + b7 + 9

... the same for eleventh chords, thirteenth chords, altered chords, major sixth, minor sixth, etc.

So, applying the formula in the key of C Major, the C maj chord formula is 1 + 3 + 5. The 1st tone of the C Major scale is C. The 3rd tone is E and the 5th tone is G. C major triad: C E G.

When you see the "b"... that means to lower the note a half step. If you see b3, that means to take the third tone of the scale and lower it one-half step. If a minor chord is 1 + b3 + 5, that is C Eb G, we take the third tone of the scale and lower it one-half step

Major triads: 1 + 3 + 5
Cmaj: C E G

Minor triads: 1 + b3 + 5
Cmin: C Eb G

Diminished triad: 1 + b3 + b5
Cdim: C Eb Gb

Augmented triad: 1 + 3 + #5
Caug: C E G#

Major seventh: 1 + 3 + 5 + 7
Cmaj7: C E G B

Minor seventh: 1 + b3 + 5 + b7
Cmin7: C Eb G Bb

Dominant seventh: 1 + 3 + 5 + b7
C7 (Cdom7): C E G Bb

Half Diminished seventh: 1 + b3 + b5 + b7
C half dim7: C Eb Gb Bb

Diminished seventh: 1 + b3 + b5 + bb7 (think of it as "6")
Cdim7: C Eb Gb A

3. You can play 9th, 11th or 13th chords by knowing seventh chords.

The major ninth chord is:
1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 9. The Cmaj9 chord is C E G B D. A shortcut is to play Emin7 over C.
C/EGBD = Cmaj9. How can we make apply this to all maj9 chords?

4. Take the iii min7 of any major key.

1. Start with the keynote of the major scale. If you want to play a Cmaj9 chord, the keynote would be "C". Play this on on your left hand.

2. With the r.h., locate the 3rd tone of the scale and play a minor seventh chord on that tone. In the key of C, the 3rd tone is E. So, you would play an Emin7 chord on C bass.

Here's a list of all twelve major ninth chords:

Cmaj9: C + Emin7 (C E G B)

Fmaj9: F + Amin7 (F A C E G)

Bbmaj9: Bb + Dmin7 (Bb D F A C)

Ebmaj9: Eb + Gmin7 (Eb G Bb D F)

Abmaj9: Ab + Cmin7 (Ab C Eb G Bb)

Dbmaj9: Db + Fmin7 (Db F Ab C Eb)

Gbmaj9: Gb + Bbmin7 (Gb Bb Db F Ab)

Bmaj9: B + D#min7 (B D# F# A# C#)

Emaj9: E + G#min7 (E G# B D# F#)

Amaj9: A + C#min7 (A C# E G# B)

Dmaj9: D + F#min7 (D F# A C# E)

Gmaj9: G + Bmin7 ( G B D F# A)

Minor Ninth Chords

Minor ninth chords have a similar formula. Instead of taking the 3rd tone of the scale and playing a minor 7th chord on it, simply take the b3rd of the scale and play a major 7th chord on it. It's kind of like the opposite of the maj9 chord.

Maj9 vs Min9

Maj9: Take the 3rd tone of the scale and play its minor seventh chord.
Min9: Take the b3rd tone of the scale (or the relative major) and play its major seventh chord.

1. Start with the keynote of the major scale. (Let's use C)
2. With the r.h., locate the b3 tone of the scale. Find the natural third tone (E) and lower it one-half step to Eb. The b3 of Cmaj is Eb.
3. Play Ebmaj7 over C bass and there's a nice min9 chord.

Cmin9: C + Ebmaj7 chord (C Eb G Bb D)

Play Piano by Ear Home Study Course

For more information, learn about the 9th chord.

I recommend for your home library, the 300 Pg. Home Study Course

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