Play by Ear: C, F & G

Oh say can you play…C, F & G chords by ear?!–It’s all apart of our new Chords for All 12-part series.  For the next twelve weeks, we’ll refresh your memory about what it means to play C, F, & G Chords.  So, “do you homework” and have some fun finding the chords that you wish […]

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Chord Progressions Fun

This week’s homework should be fun.  First, find A Long Walk — Words and Music by Andre Harris and Jill Scott.  The chord progression starts with Bm9, E11, B/C# and then Bm9, Gmaj7/A, B/F# (repeat two more times).  That’s just the first 8 measures/bars of the song.  If you have time, listen to our discussion […]

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CHROMATIC CHORDS!

Happy Sunday!–This week’s homework–Practice playing descending and ascending chromatic chords.  That’s all.  Have fun!  See you next week.  Thank you for listening.

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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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AUGMENTED & Diminished…

In today’s class, we talked about augmented and diminished chords. Now is your chance to see if you can hear and/or use these chords in your own music making. Have fun and let us know how you’re doing! This week’s homework assignment…Try to locate and listen to the music of Claude Debussy.  Locate some pop […]

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