Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Millions of people play the piano, but few understand chords and chord progressions. It's a shame, because it's not rocket science or brain surgery, plus its a lot of fun to really understand what you are playing on the piano.
Piano players need to know 3 chords more than any others -- they are the primary chords in each key. In this short video Duane demonstates a chart that slips behind the piano keys and shows the most used chords in any key.
Monday, April 28, 2008
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Saturday, April 26, 2008
Piano Chord Progressions: Tri-Tone Chord SubstitutionThe mysterious "tri-tone substitution" has puzzled musicians down through the years. I used it for 20 years without knowing the name of it -- I called it "half-step slides from above". It adds interest to your piano playing and chord progressions by substitution the chord that is a tri-tone away from the root of the V7 chord.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
http://www.pianolessonsbyvideo.com separates the men from the boys & the girls from the women when it comes to understanding music. You wouldn't let a doctor who can't tell your heart from your liver operate on you, would you? Of course not. So why do millions of people learn to play piano from teachers who don't understand chords and chord progressions?