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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#038 -Major 7th chords
September 19, 2014
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Major 7th chords
Hello to all my friends and Keyboard fans!
Now that summer is over lots of readers are returning to their keyboard studies.
The requests are starting to come in for tutorials on different aspects of playing piano by ear.
A reader wanted to know a little more about major 7th chords so I have posted a new lesson at www.piano-lessons-for-life.com that will explain how they are formed and a little about how to use them.
To view the lesson click the link below.
Diatonic chords and the number system.
Diatonic chords are those chords that are naturally related to a given key. They are built on the seven notes of the major scale which is also called a diatonic scale.
If you sit at the keyboard and play a C major triad with your right hand, thumb on middle C, third finger on E, and fifth finger on G, and then move that hand position up the keyboard with the same finger spacing you will play all the diatonic chords related to the key of C.
For more about this important topic and the number system of naming chords used by professionals click the link below.
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More about Blues Chord Progressions.
After you get comfortable playing the classic I IV I V I blues progression and have played it enough times you will want to explore other Blues Chords progressions.
You will find that the blues is more a feeling than it is just that basic three chord progression.
One of my favorite Blues chord progressions is The classic blues progression for "Georgia on my mind" by Hoagy Charmichael and Stuart Gorrell.
While learning to play this Classic song you will learn to expand your knowledge of blues chord progressions in general and how to use the blues scales and pentatonic scales you have learned over more interesting chord movement.
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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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