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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Major Scales and Select Piano Pieces

On today’s CMajor Radio Show…we talked about major scales.  As promised, I’m posting some additional examples of scales for you to practice.  I’m encouraging listeners to begin to think about how the notes of these scales appear on a staff.  Here are the names of some more scales for you to consider practicing: A major […]

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Mixing Classical and Jazz Elements

Develop your own recreational piano playing style…it’s up to you!  How do you want to sound?  In today’s CMajor Before the Show, we spoke about jazz pianists who have particularly made significant contributions…including Mary Lou Williams, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Art Tatum, Thelonius Monk, and others.  We spoke about George Gerswhin one of America’s finest […]

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Creating New Harmonies: 7th Chords

Today we talked about creating new harmonies with 7th chords.  Seventh chords!–Playing music your way with seventh chords can make you feel better.  Thank you for joining us for the eighth episode of The Keyboard Situation: Playing By Chords & By Color.  Please see the list of songs below, to begin practicing your 7th chords: […]

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