Chords

More on Chords: Broken Chord Patterns in the Key of G

    Hello! This week’s piece is relatively difficult – first, there is the broken chord pattern, which you can play in one of two ways – but the main difficulty lies in matching it up with a completely separate right hand part.  It’s a good challenge, though, which ends up having a really nice…

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Ode to Joy, the Key of G, and D7 Chord

    Hello friends! Today we delve deeper into the world of chord theory, but don’t worry because it’s a very exciting world.  Not to mention Ode to Joy is a great song that every person on the planet should learn.  Links to that, as well as a technical exercise, are below:

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F Major Chord, Intervals of a third, and Red River Valley

    Good morning, and hope you are having an excellent May Long Weekend (or if you don’t celebrate Victoria Day, happy regular Monday). Today we’ll branch out into another chord, and tackle a fairly significant project – the two-paged Red River Valley, a tune that you probably already know by ear.  It’s a fun one!

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C minor chord, and reading flats

    Hello! Today we’re going to explore the dark world of minor chords, as well as learn what those flat symbols are and how to interpret them.

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Introduction to Chords: C major chord and G7 chord

    Hi! In today’s video, you’ll get to play around with two basic chords, which are a simple way to flesh out the harmony for any piece.  We’ll also talk just a little chord theory, so you get a glimpse into how they’re built.  And everything gets put together in a simplified Mozart tune…

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