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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#042 -Silent Night Piano Tutorial
December 01, 2014
|Seasons Greetings Keyboard fans!
Learn this EZ Christmas classic "Silent Night"
Greetings to all my friends and Keyboard fans!
This holiday season is a great time to entertain family and friends with some traditional Christmas favorites.
Over the next few issues of Personal Piano Professor I will be bringing you tutorials on some of the most popular secular Christmas Classics
Play "Silent Night"
Learn to play Silent Night while exploring the piano notes on the treble clef. This lesson offers playing tips for this Christmas classic as well as alternative chord substitutions for spicing up your arrangement.
Piano notes for familiar songs.
Learning to read by using familiar songs is helpful for ear training as you can hear when you have made a mistake.
It is also helpful to sit down at the keyboard and try to pick out familiar melodies you have running around in your head without reading them. This will also help in training your ear.
The goal is to one day hear a song and be able, with your knowledge of scales and chords to sit at the keyboard and pick out the piano notes for the melody and be able to find the right left hand harmony chords.
This is a great lesson for beginners as well as intermediate students. Just click the link below>
Pentatonic Scale Patterns on Piano
While playing piano and keyboards professionally over the years I was often asked to take a piano solo.
No matter what style of music I was asked to play I needed to be able to comfortably improvise an appropriate and interesting piano or keyboard solo over the chord progression of a song.
Whether it was jazz, blues,rock, country or top 40 pop, the basic starting point for me was the pentatonic scale.
I made a living for a long while with a few pentatonic scale patterns that were comfortable to play and versatile enough to get me through just about any style of music.
It is my intention in this lesson to share these simple pentatonic scale patterns with you in the hopes that you will be able to use them in your playing.
Put upside down or in the opposite position, order, or arrangement.
That is the dictionary definition and it fits well because when we invert a piano chord we simply take the bottom of the chord ( lowest note) and make it the top (highest note).
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.
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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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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