Chords for Students…

Welcome to our pre-fall podcast.  We are working very hard to get you information about chords. Our “chords for students” series is not a series at all.  It’s not even a course or a lesson plan.  It’s a conversation.  If you like talking about chords and playing chords on the piano, you’re invited to tune […]

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Creative Chord-Playing

This week’s homework is all about using your creativity.  When it comes to chords, I’ve seen many of my students use chord-playing creatively to solve their problems.  Seriously?!–seriously.  It’s hard to believe, but it’s true.  Some of my students want and need to play “Hallelujah” by  Leonard Cohen to feel better about their lives during […]

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Another Resource…

Please see another music making resource for your piano lessons below: Popular Chord Dictionary for Piano  Thank you for listening to yesterday’s podcast on CMajor Before The Show.  Tune in later today for another discussion on music making and wellness on The CMajor Radio Show. Our new poll is listed here:  https://PollEv.com/multiple_choice_polls/1hKBX

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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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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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