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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#085 -Using Tri-Tone Substitutions
May 24, 2017
Using Tritone SubstitutionsGreetings keyboard fans!!
I was using tritone substitutions long before I ever heard the term or understood what they were.
Playing general business gigs for a lot of years I read a lot of chord charts and we had to come up with interesting endings to songs on the fly.
I quickly learned that at the end of a song to make things interesting I could land on the bII7 chord for a bit before resolving to the Tonic or 1 chord.
In the key of C, I would play a Db7 (C#7) chord before playing the final C chord.
Quite often in a C blues jam a Db7 or Ab7 chord would be used for a measure to resolve to the 1 or V7 chord.
If you have ever done either of those things, congratulations! you are a hip jazz musician using tritone substitutions!
to understand more about this useful tool click the link below
For this valuable free lesson....
Piano Improvisation starts here!
Have you ever thought: “How excellent would it be to sit at a piano and play any melody that comes into my mind – without any notes?”
Or: What do I do when my band wants me to take a Piano Solo?
Piano improvisation, is the art of spontaneously playing melodies on the piano at the spur of the moment.
You may think it is domain of few very creative, experienced, and gifted musicians and thus unreachable for hobbist musicians or beginners. However......
I believe if you read on and go through some of the suggestion contained in these lessons that you or anyone can begin to learn this awesome skill.
View the whole video lesson by clicking 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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Or couldn't find the right person or course to teach you the "real" stuff?
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Here's some highlights.
Discover: * How to quickly and easily form tons of chord patterns and runs that'll have you sounding pro almost overnight.
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I want to remind you that many of the ideas for lessons come from those of you who contact me with questions. I encourage you to let me know what you need.
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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