Have you ever seen this symbol, “b”? What about “bb”? A flat almost appears as a lowercase b and a double flat as two lower case b’s–Whatever the case may be, it means to play something a half-step (semitone) lower than usual or in the case of a double flat you will play a note […]
Read More All About Those Flats!–E Flat, A Flat & G Flat…
We have a special homework treat for you this week. As a follow up to our recorded lesson with professional trumpeter, Jessica Gibson, we are listing the chords that we went over during the podcast episode. See the chords from the first four measures of Chopin Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, No. 4 below: […]
Read More Special Feature: Leadsheet for Chopin
Easy, peasy homework this week. If you can, please listen and try to play 7th chords. That’s it! Here’s the list/links of projects that we’re paying attention to from our most recent podcast episodes on 7th chords. Happy listening and happy playing! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/anthology-1995-2010/1421530791
Read More Listen & Play: That’s it!
In yesterday’s podcast class(es)…we discussed chord layouts, chord expansions and overall ways to repeat one or more of the three notes in a chord (triad) at different pitches. We used C, F, G, D, E, & A major chords as examples. We studied various resources including chord charts, books and posters. Your homework assignment is […]
Read More CMAJOR Chord Repetitions…
Check out the following chords used in CMajor’s piano song, First Love! Now she’s using her knowledge of chords to teach parents to play the piano by chords and by ear. Also, if you’d like to see how to write down these chords clearly on staff paper, please check out The CMajor Radio Show. Here’s […]
Read More First Love…Chords!