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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#029 -Unchained Melody Tutorial
March 31, 2014
|Greetings keyboard friends!
Unchained Melody Tutorial the 1-6-4-5 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 "Unchained Melody"
"Unchained Melody" was written in 1955 with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret.
North used the music as a theme for the little-known prison film Unchained, hence the name. It has since become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, by some estimates having spawned over 500 versions in hundreds of different languages.
Les Baxter released an instrumental version which reached #1.
Then came song recordings by Al Hibbler reaching #3 on the Billboard charts; Jimmy Young which hit #1 in the United Kingdom; and Roy Hamilton , reaching #1 on the R&B Best Sellers list and #6 on the pop chart. Hundreds of other recordings followed.
However, it was the July 1965 version by The Righteous Brothers that became a jukebox standard for the late 20th century, achieving a second round of great popularity when it was featured in the 1990 blockbuster film Ghost.
The song is for the most part is a simple 1-6-4-5 progression which is a close relative of the common 1-6-2-5 progression.
The link below will provide you with the complete lesson including Chord Chart and Video tutorial.
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.
What are Keyboard Workstations?
Keyboard workstations will vary in features but will all have the common ability to record and edit complete musical compositions.
If you are a serious keyboard player and are also interested in performing live and having the ability to create you own original music than you will want to consider exploring the many models that are currently available
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.
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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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