For this week’s homework, we’re posting a live poll. It’s fun!–think about where you were in 1979. And, if you were not anywhere yet…maybe think about where some of your family members were. What types of music making were you or your family involved in? Mine was definitely piano lessons, playing piano and other instruments […]Read More Curious … Chord Progressions
In yesterday’s podcasts we talked about harmonic rhythm. We have not touched so much on ‘rules of harmony’, but we have covered the topic of chord changes. Remember this: ‘When chords change is just as important as which chords are used’. In other words, think about the pattern that you’re using. When chords change is […]Read More Harmonic Rhythm
For this week’s homework, CMajor would like for you to memorize the following facts about chords…happy memorizing. A triad is a three-tone chord. A seventh chord is a four-tone chord. A ninth chord is a five-tone chord. Extra homework: Try to put some sevenths in your chord sequence. Play this… C chord/C chord/ F chord/C […]Read More Memorize This…Triad, Seventh, Ninth
In yesterday’s podcast, we spoke about minor key chords. It was a way of combining a discussion about minor keys and chords in root position. But, we also talked about playing minor chords the way they appear in the ‘popular chord dictionary for piano’, for instance. Have fun! Your homework is below: Practice playing Cminor, […]Read More Minor Keys and Tonic Chords
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-1995-2010/1421530791Read More Listen & Play: That’s it!