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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#034 -Chord Formulas
August 15, 2014
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Please Learn these Chord Formulas
Greetings piano fans.
Once again , thank you for your interest in these free online lessons. I sincerely hope that you are experiencing all the great benefits learning to play keyboards has to offer.
A personal note
Have you ever been looking online for the chords to a song and find a page where chords are given like this? D/F# A C E (this is a D9 chord.)
To me the question is why process 5 symbols when 2 will do?
I must conclude that the person posting chords in that way just is unaware of any chord theory and just plays the keyboard visually. Its okay if you do that but it is very ,very limiting.
A Gal showed up at our church to play in the praise team along with me recently and I asked her can you play a G7 chord.
Although she has some finger skills I could not communicate the chord progressions for any of the songs because she never learned about Chords and learned every thing the hard way. She had to see G/ B D F in order to play a G Chord.
While she can play a few solo pieces that way she cannot communicate with the rest of the band and that is unfortunate.
If you still learn piano that way or have never taken the time to learn the chord formulas in the lesson below I hope you will do so now!
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For new readers I always include this great intro to the keyboard!! I am hoping that each of you will be able to learn the language of music and find the song in you!!
For Beginners Only
It covers sitting at the piano, hand position, basic fingering and you will even learn 7 important chords that will have you making music quickly.
Click the link below to begin.
Piano Chord Inversions
I have to give credit to one of our readers for sending in this question on a contact form.
Her name is Dee and she wrote:
"Hi, I'm a beginner adult piano student who found your website in hopes of learning a method for memorizing chord inversions. How do i begin? I'm determined to learn this but sometimes it's overwhelming. Should it take a long time to accomplish? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you."
First, the definition of invert is:
Put upside down or in the opposite position, order, or arrangement.
That is the dictionary definition and it fits well because when we invert a piano chord we simply take the bottom of the chord ( lowest note) and make it the top (highest note).
Click the link below for the rest of the lesson....
Popular Chord Progressions
I was playing a gig a week ago when a Guitarist asked if he could play one of his original songs. I said "sure" and asked if he wanted me to accompany him. His concern was that I had never heard the song and he began to play.
He was amazed that I was able to anticipate every chord change he made in the song!
The reason I could do this is that after 50 years of playing popular music as a profession, I have found that a good 80% of all popular chord progressions fall under one of 4 basic progression in this lesson.
Knowing these basic pop chord progressions will allow you to play thousands of songs.
To get started click the link below.
Learn the 12 bar blues progression on piano."
Learning the 12 bar blues progression is basic to understanding the roots of American popular music.
When you see a group of musicians getting together to play everyone seems to know what to do almost magically.
This is because at one time or another they learned the 12 bar blues progression.
While there are lots of variations of this timeless progression the most common is a three chord 12 measure version explained in this lesson.
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Also you can find a contact form on the site and suggest a song for a future lesson. Don't be shy. Let me know how i can help!!
I am grateful for all of you, and wish you the best success in your playing!!
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