Harmonic Rhythm

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 […]

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Simple Classics for Piano

We certainly hope you enjoyed our recent podcast exploring simple classics for piano.  It’s a term borrowed from the 1950s.  For this week’s homework, see if you too can “explore the wonders of a piano” by choosing and playing some chords to the following tunes…in the key of C Major. Prelude by F. Chopin Spring […]

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Memorize This…Triad, Seventh, Ninth

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 […]

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Simple & Compound

This week’s homework involves practicing two-beat, three-beat and four-beat rhythms.  Additional homework includes reading about bar-lines and time signatures, time values and simple and compound time.  Happy playing and reading!  Thank you!!

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Minor Keys and Tonic Chords

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, […]

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