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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#014 --Jazz Piano Chords
May 16, 2013
Learning Jazz Piano Chords
Hi every one.
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.
Jazz Piano Chords
To learn to play jazz piano chords you will need to learn about chord extensions and how to play them using jazz chord voicings
In this lesson you will learn what these chord "extensions" sometimes called "tensions" are and where and how to use them.
If you add a flatted 7th to a major triad progressions you start to get more of a bluesy sound.
When you start adding 9ths and 11th and 13ths to your chords you are moving into the realm of jazz piano chords.
The numbers 7, 9, 11, and 13 signify a distance up the major scale from the root of the chord.
As you can see in the graphic above if we wanted to add a 9th, 11th or 13th to a basic Cmaj7 chord we would add the notes D, F and A.
(notice that the notes D, F and A notes also form a D minor chord so you can look at it as a C maj7 in one hand and a D minor in the other. I encourage you to look for those kinds of patterns while learning chords.)
To get more information on how these chord extensions appear in Chord Symbols and how you can use them to add richness and color and "jazz" to your playing check out the complete lessons b clicking the link below.
Use Arpeggios to add flair!
I added new video to a lesson on arpeggios. You know, those broken chords that run up and down the keyboard. Anyway the lesson and video will help you with some useful exercises and all you have do to is click on the link below...
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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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