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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#028 -Autumn Leaves and the 2-5-1 progression.
March 25, 2014
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Autumn Leaves, and the 2-5-1 progression
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.
I really appreciate each and everyone of you who take the time to contact me and offer suggestions for lessons. I really wish I could be there in person to help with everyone's goals when it comes to learning to play keyboards.
It's hard to know where everyone is in their learning curve and your communications help me greatly.
About "Autumn Leaves"
I learned the Autumn Leaves Chords as a kid, maybe 15 or 16 years old. I think I had just broken up with my first girlfriend (or should I say she broke up with me) and the mood of the song captured what I was feeling as it is with many of our favorite songs.
Years later I was surprised that it turned up as a lesson in music school at Berklee College of music.
The song is in AABC form. "Autumn Leaves" offers a popular way for beginning jazz musicians to become acquainted with jazz harmony as the chord progression consists almost solely of ii-V-I and ii-V sequences which are typical of jazz.
For Beginners Only
If you are just sitting down at the keyboard for the first time you will want to check out this first adult beginner lesson.
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.
Korg PA3x 76 note arranger review
In this Korg PA3x 76 review I am going to go over some of the amazing features that convinced me that it was the keyboard for me.
I have had the keyboard for a couple of months as of this writing and by no means am I an expert on using all the available technology and, quite frankly, I would rather be playing it right now but I promised my readers to let them know when I got one!!
Click the link below for the rest of the article....
Diatonic Chords...an introduction to chord progressions
This lesson on chords will open up your understanding of all the basic chord progressions that are used in nearly all popular music.
You will learn what chords fall naturally into any given key and how these chords are most commonly used in writing and playing music on the piano.
This lesson explains why we use numbers when talking about common chord progressions. If you learn this you can speak the language of the pros!!
To get started click the link below.
Jazz Chord Progressions and "Satin Doll"
Jazz for many people is an acquired taste. At least it was for me. So was Coffee and Beer but I learned to appreciate them and it was that way with Jazz.
Learning Jazz Chord Progressions is by far the best way to learn and understand chord progressions in general..
This is because in the realm of the Jazz genre you will find a great variety of songs that have more complex, varied and interesting chord progressions.
This lesson will give you a basic introduction to the most common jazz chord progressions and other musical elements both rhythmic and harmonic that give a song that Jazz flavor.
Have you always wanted to learn to play jazz & blues on the piano but never had the time or money?
Or couldn't find the right person or course to teach you the "real" stuff?
If so, I've definitely found someone who can help you.
I'm talking about James Wrubel, an amazing musician and expert instructor. He's been there and back as a professional jazz musician and has played with some of the top names in the industry.
In two dvds and over 2 hours of step-by-step instruction, he takes you by the hand and shows you how to master tons of jazz & blues tricks and techniques as well as signature soloing secrets that'll have you sounding like you've been playing for years.
Here'd some highlights.
Discover: * How to quickly and easily form tons of chord patterns and runs that'll have you sounding pro almost overnight.
* How to accelerate your jazz learning curve by combining 3 secret elements pros don't want you to know!
* How to pack every chord and voicing with just the right amount of flavor to get the job done.
* 7 secrets to playing signature solos without hesitation or even thinking about anything.
* And much more.
Click Below for all the info.... Thanks, Greg (Personal Piano Professor) Learn Jazz Here!!
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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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