Learn Piano Chords.
Why? and How?


4 Steps to Learning How to Play Any Song on the Piano

1. Determining the melody - Melodies determine what chords will be played. If you can use your ear to figure out what notes are being played in the melody, you are 1/4 on your way to learning a song! More resources on learning how to determine melodies

2.Harmonizing the melody - Once you have figured out the melody (using some of my techniques on the resource page), it is time to harmonize it. This is simply choosing various chords to accompany the melody. There are several techniques and tricks to doing this. More resources on learning how to harmonize melodies

3. Altering Chords - This is the best part! Now that you have strategically figured out the melody to a song and have harmonized it, altering your chords to produce certain sounds is the next step. If you were playing gospel music, you would alter your chords differently than if you were playing classical or country music. More resources on altering chords

4. Listening - After you have determined the melody, harmonized the melody, and altered some of your chords, there are various techniques you can use to make sure that your song sounds right. More resources on listening techniques

I personally recommend "The Secrets to Playing Piano By Ear" 300-pg Course and through my relationship with Jermaine (the author of this course), I've been able to get him to throw in a few bonus items (3 additional piano software programs). He has taught literally thousands of musicians how to play the piano by ear. If you understood just half of what he discussed above, you'll definitely benefit from his 300-pg course. Click here to learn the secrets to playing absolutely any song on the piano in virtually minutes! I highly recommend it.

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If you want to learn piano chords this lesson will give you some motivation by discussing why it is a great idea and just what is the best way to go about learning all the possible chords on the piano.

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Why Learn Piano Chords?

When I first took piano lessons as a child I was taught in the old school traditional method of keeping my eyes on a page of music covered with black dots and strange musical symbols. I was taught to read music and play the piano the way one would learn to type.

The songs that were available to a beginner using this method were very simple and also very boring.

This method  was a failure for me as I lost interest and found it easier to look at the keyboard rather than the written music. 

Because I had a good ear for music I learned to play piano by ear and memorized what I heard.

Later as a young adult I decided I wanted to play popular music in a band and it was then I learned how important it was to understand piano chords.

Learn chords to play with others in a  band.

If you want to play keyboards in a band you will absolutely want to know as much about piano chords as you can.

Knowing how to identify and play chords is part of the language that musicians use to communicate musical ideas to each other in in the context of a group.

Whether its a praise band at church or an industrial heavy metal band you will need to know the language of chords to communicate with fellow musicians.

Chords are essential for songwriters!

For songwriters at the piano it is essential to know piano chords and how they fit together to form the common chord progressions used in all popular music from Jazz to Country.

The more you know about chords as a songwriter the more variety and versatility you will be able to add to your creations. If you are looking for a great book on chords that is geared to the song writer it got a lot of valuable information and inspiration from Chord Progressions for Songwriters.

Chord Progressions For Songwriters

Learn chords to play by ear.

Once you learn the formulas for chords and how they work together you will have gone a long way towards the goal of learning to play keybords by ear.

With in a short time you will begin to recognize different chord progression with out even being seated at an instrument and be able to transfer what you hear to the keyboard.

How to learn piano chords.

If you are ready to get started learning this essential keyboard skill then you will find all you need to know in the lessons presented on this website.

Start with the lesson on piano chords and follow the links on that page for a through education on learning all you need to know about chords.

As always I am available to answer any question you have. All you need to do is contact me with your questions and I will do my best to respond.

Best Home Study for "Ear Players"

After checking out dozens of home study courses that teach you to play by ear and focus on chord progressions I am convinced that the folks at Hear and Play have the best, most well rounded program available for just about all styles of music from Gospel to Jazz. Read my review or visit Hear and Play for more information.

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