Synths & Chords

Hi there and thank you for sticking around for our synths and chords presentation.  We are looking forward to the upcoming podcast.  I am fascinated with the idea of playing around with synthesizers and electric keyboards. For this week’s homework leading up to our podcast, please research ‘monody’, ‘monophony’, ‘monophonic’ and ‘texture’.  These are some […]

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Guesswork…Using Chord Charts

It’s guesswork/homework time again…but this time you may use your chord charts.  In yesterday’s episode, we talked about chording the notes of a scale.  If you play triads on the 1st, 4th & 5th degrees of a scale, we call that playing tonic, subdominant and dominant chords.  If you play single notes beginning on the […]

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Musical Workout!!

Start your musical notation writing and chord playing workout by following this drill: C Cm C; F Fm F; G Gm G; D Dm D; E Em E & A Am A Instructions–For a firm fixed sound workout with common chords, improve your piano playing with 10 minutes of daily practice. Use different articulations if […]

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Posters and Charts!!

In the PFP Series online and the Piano For Parents Course, we talked about how to find your chords on the piano using posters and charts.  Then, we gave you an option to write down chords on a staff.  This week’s homework includes: Use these posters and charts to start building your own chord sequence. […]

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Three Chords!!!

Your new homework assignment for the new year involves three chords.  I’ll include a picture (photo) of the C chord and the G chord in today’s blog post.  Try to see if you can find a picture of the F chord before the next episode.  Look for the F Chord here! 🙂 Thank you for listening. […]

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