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RE: Improve your piano playing! | from susan331Feb 23 2003 - 20:30

Hubba hubba!

RE: Improve your piano playing! | from JBFeb 23 2003 - 14:40

I've got your MAJOR TRIAD right here...

RE: Improve your piano playing! | from meFeb 19 2003 - 18:36

heaven help us

RE: Improve your piano playing! | from elton johnFeb 19 2003 - 14:44

is the above message indicative of the new album's direction?

Visit HearandPlay.com | from sdFeb 19 2003 - 12:47

Just wanted to inform everyone about HearandPlay.com's Updates to the site. There are over 60 free online lessons, a 10-day course, and several resources and tools.

Visit: http://www.hearandplay.com

(Below is a list of some of the topics covered on the website)

Thank you,

Chords. The topics include:

Major Triads

Minor Triads

Major Seventh Chords

Minor Seventh Chords

Dominant Seventh Chords

Major Sixth Chords

Minor Sixth Chords

Diminished Seventh Chords

Half Diminished Seventh Chords / Minor Seventh with Lowered 5th Chords

Major Ninth Chords

Minor Ninth Chords

Dominant Ninth Chords

Major Eleventh Chords

Minor Eleventh Chords

Dominant Eleventh Chords

Major Thirteenth Chords

Minor Thirteenth Chords

Dominant Thirteenth Chords

.... and several altered chords like ...

C7 (-9)

D11 (+9)

Bb13 (-9 +11)

Music Theory
Are you familiar with the terms Aeolian mode, Phrygian mode, Tonic, and Submediant? How about major thirds, minor thirds, perfect fifths, octaves, unison intervals, minor sixths, major sevenths, and terms like that? The topics include:

Sight Reading Techniques

Techniques like "Circle of Fifths"

Scale Degree Principles like Tonic, Supertonic, & Mediant scale names

Modal Theory such as Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian ... and the list goes on!

Chord construction (Example: I Major Triad + bVii Major Triad = Dominant Eleventh Chord) ... learn tons of little tricks & secrets ....

Ear-Theory Principles & Techniques

Chord Family Principles ---- Dominant Preparation chords, Secondary Dominant and Diminished Chords

Harmonic Direction Principles

Chord Inversions such as root, first, second, and third inversions

Chord Alteration Principles

Chord Harmonization Principles

Upper & Lower Neighboring & passing tones

Chord Tone recognition techniques & secrets

Listening Techniques (once you've learned a song)

Our award winning four-step technique will take you through several hymns like Amazing Grace, "O Come, Let Us Adore Thee", "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" and more! You will learn how to take the melody of a hymn and create chords to accompany it. This process has been used by thousands of our students with a countless number of hymns, choral arrangements, anthems, and more. The best part about these these techniques is that they are universal --- which means that you can use them to play virtually any song you want ...

Step-by-Step Instructions

Sound files to accompany every song (over 300)

Both sight reading and ear training exercises for every hymn

Chord Alteration exercises

Listening techniques

Chord Progressions
Do you know what a 2-5-1 or "3-6-2-5-1" progression is? Or perhaps the famous 12-bar Blues Chord Progression? At Hearandplay.com, you will not only learn how to play gospel, blues, and jazz progressions, but how to recognize them in songs. In addition, you will learn the simple techniques to playing these progressions, hymns, and songs in all 12 major keys! ... Enjoy learning:

The famous "2-5-1" Chord Progression

I - IV - I - V - I Chord Progressions

I - IV - V - IV - I Chord Progressions

Techniques behind the famous "5-->1" progression

I --> IV, I --> V Chord Progressions

"Circle of Fifths" Chord Exercises

Major and Minor Chord Progressions

"6 - 2 - 5 - 1" Chord Progressions

"3 - 6 - 2 - 5 - 1" Chord Progressions

"7 - 3 - 6 - 2 - 5 - 1" Chord Progressions

Gospel Chord Progressions ... ranging from "up-tempo praise" chord Progressions to "worship-oriented" chord progressions

Various Blues Progressions ... 12-bar, seventh chords, diminished chords ... and others

Jazz Chord Progressions ... using dominant ninth, eleventh and thirteenth chords

Study the different types of Root Progressions ... ... closing, opening, circular and other types of progressions

Study how chord tones and scale degrees relate to each other [which chord progressions are most likely to be compatible ...]

Learn various "turn-around" progressions [used in gospel music]

Check out the website at: http://www.hearandplay.com

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