Glory of Love, Peter Cetera




I love the Karate Kid series! How many times did you watch Karate Kid? Did you relive your high school years through Danielson, fighting the cliques and winning! Oh yes, I forgot to mention, and getting the girl in the end?

GLORY OF LOVE (Peter Cetera)
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from the album SOLITUDE/SOLITAIRE (Warner Brothers, 1986)

VERSE:
C G C
Tonight it's very clear as we're both lying here
F C G
There's so many things I want to say
C F
I will always love you
Bb Eb Ab
I would never leave you alone
C G
Sometimes I just forget say things I might regret
C F C G
It breaks my heart to see you crying
C F
I don't want to lose you
Bb Eb Ab
I could never make it alone
CHORUS
C F C G7
I am a man who would fight for your honor
C F Dm7 G
I'll be the hero you're dreaming of
Am7 Dm7 C E
We'll live forever knowing together
Am Dm G C
That we did it all for the glory of love
VERSE:
You keep me standing tall
You help me through it all
I'm always strong when you're beside me
I have always needed you
I could never make it alone
CHORUS
Fm
Just like a knight in shining armor
Bb Eb
>From a long time ago
Fm
Just in time I will save the day
Cm Fm Bb C G
Take you to my castle far away
CHORUS (with different lyrics):
I am the man who will fight for your honor
I'll be the hero that you're dreaming of
We're gonna live forever knowing together
That we did it all for the glory of love
We'll live forever knowing together
That we did it all for the glory of love
We did it all for love
-Arabella Clauson (arabella@mail.utexas.edu)


http://www.guitarmasta.net/p/peter_cetera/356438.html


B F# B
Tonight it's very clear as we're both lying here
E B F#
There's so many things I want to say
B E
I will always love you
A D G
I would never leave you alone
B F#
Sometimes I just forget say things I might regret
B E B F#
It breaks my heart to see you crying
B E
I don't want to lose you
A D G
I could never make it alone





B E B F#7
I am a man who would fight for your honor
B E C#m7 F#
I'll be the hero you're dreaming of
G#m7 C#m7 B Eb
We'll live forever knowing together
G#m C#m F# B
That we did it all for the glory of love




B
You keep me standing tall
F#
You help me through it all
B E B F#
I'm always strong when you're beside me
B E
I have always needed you
A D G
I could never make it alone





B E B F#7
I am a man who would fight for your honor
B E C#m7 F#
I'll be the hero you're dreaming of
G#m7 C#m7 B Eb
We'll live forever knowing together
G#m C#m F# B
That we did it all for the glory of love




Em
Just like a knight in shining armor
A D
From a long time ago
Em
Just in time I will save the day
Bm Em A B F#
Take you to my castle far away

B E B F#7
I am a man who would fight for your honor
B E C#m7 F#
I'll be the hero you're dreaming of
G#m7 C#m7 B Eb
We're gonna live forever knowing together
G#m C#m F# B
That we did it all for the glory of love
G#m C#m F#7 G#m
We'll live forever knowing together
G#m C#m F#7 G#m
That we did it all for the glory of love
G#m C#m F#7 G#m
We did it all for love


http://www.e-chords.com/guitartab.asp?idMusica=10138&tom=-2&keyb=&aba=



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Glory Of Love (Theme from Karate Kid ll) – Piano



quicksilverboy on keys w/ a real train in the background!



This is my favorite w/ background music by chrisguapo69


For chart history, pics, and singer’s tidbits:

http://members.tripod.com/~SchlitzofPain/kk/sdtrk.htm#two


Reviews:

http://members.tripod.com/~SchlitzofPain/kk/reviews.htm




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Learn 12 Bar Blues!


“The Blues is the most important musical form in Jazz and Jazz-related music,” says Michael Furstner of Jazclas , a leader in music education.

http://www.jazclass.aust.com

It is on his site that you will learn:
* Blues Origin
* Twelve Bar Blues Form
* Basic Blues Harmony
* Blues Chord Voicings for Keyboard
Here I am playing the 12 Bar Blues with Walking Bass!
Don’t you just love my abrupt ending… lol

Download this file (right click and "save target as")
More files like this @ HearandPlayZone.com!
For those who would like the sheet music:

http://www.jamesstevens.com/12barblueswalkingbass.html

C Blues scale and G Blues scale share similar notes:
C Blues scale: C-Eb-F-F#-G-Bb-C
G Blues scale: G-Bb-C-C#-D-F-G
Common notes: C-G-Bb
In the key of C major you can play the C blues scale over a C7, F7, G7
Now, the other notes in the G Blues scale: C#-D-F are "pretty good" tensions on the chords of the Blues.
The A Blues scale also works really nice. Those notes are: A-C-D-D#-E-G-A
This is a great video from LearnPiano123 demonstrating those r.h. Blues Scales in the Key of C. Plus, I learned this cool chord: G F/ B Eb Bb

A dominant 7th chord is made up of the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th degrees of the dominant 7th scale. (The dominant scale is the major scale with a lowered 7th.)
In reality, however, the four notes of a 7th chord are not all equally important. The 3rd and 7th are the most important because the basic types of 7th chords (dominant, major, minor, etc.) are distinguished by their 3rd and 7th notes alone. In other words, given only the root note, 3rd, and 7th, we can understand what type of 7th chord is being played.
The simplest blues is a 12-bar cycle of dominant 7th chords.
I IV7 I I7 IV7 IV7 I I V7 (IV7) I I
A simple jazz blues sequence usually changes to chord IV at bar 2 and back to chord I at bar 3
Early 12 bar jazz blues sequence (Typical of swing or jump blues)
C 7 F7 C 7 C7
F7 F7 C 7 C7
G7 F7 C 7 C7
C7 = E Bb
F7 = A Eb
G7 = B F
Here’s a Beginner Blues Course:

When you want to mix blues scales in I IV V chord progressions, the most common technique is to use the minor pentatonic scales in the 4th and 5th degree of the scale. So in C you would play the C blues scale, and then you have the option of using the F minor pentatonic or G minor pentatonic. It kind of gives a funky far out sound but can work pretty nicely if you smooth it out.
MusicGuru12 plays the 12 Bar Blues in every key!

Free Resources for Learning To Play The Blues:

http://www.keyboardblues.com


http://www.playpiano.com/101-tips/FreeLessonstest.htm


http://www.free-online-piano-lessons.com


http://www.timrichards.ndo.co.uk/bluespianobook.html


http://www.jazzwise.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=911


http://users.owt.com/rpeto/ssb/bluesites/index.html


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Modulation Progression



"In music, modulation is most commonly the act or process of changing from one key (tonic, or tonal center) to another. This may or may not be accompanied by a change in key signature. Modulations articulate or create the structure or form of many pieces, as well as add interest. Treatment of a chord as the tonic for less than a phrase is considered tonicization."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modulation_(music)


WHAT IS MODULATION?

* Modulation Sites:


http://playpiano.com/101-tips/41-transposition-modulaions.htm



http://www.harmony.org.uk/book/modulation_basics.htm



http://www.andymilne.dial.pipex.com/Modulation.shtml



http://www.greghowlett.com/modulatel.aspx


TRY NOT USING THE MODULATION BUTTON!

Here is a routine you can practice every time you get to a keyboard to get you used to playing in all keys. It doesn't matter what key you start at, but I recommend starting at C:

Progression wise, I suggest practicing 7-3-6-2-5-1 the most because that is a common progression. Any time you want to modulate to another key, the best way to do it is by playing the 4 chord of your new key with the 5th of your new key in the bass:

Key C

C-C / D-E-G-C (1)
C-C / G-C-D-E
C-C / Ab-C-D-F
C-C / G-C-D-E
/ D, E
B / A-D-F (7)
E / Ab-C-D-G, F (3)
A / G-C-E (6)
D / Ab-C-D-F (2)
E / G-C-E
F / Ab-C-D-F
G / G-C-E (5)
G / F-G-C-D
G / F-G-B-D, C
C / D-E-G-C (1)

Modulation chord to Db: Ab / Gb-Ab-Bb-Db

Key Db

Db-Db / Eb-F-Ab-Db (1)
Db-Db / Ab-Db-Eb-F
Db-Db / A-Db-Eb-Gb
Db-Db / Ab-Db-Eb-F
/ Eb, F
C / Bb-Eb-Gb (7)
F / A-Db-Eb-Ab, G (6)
Bb / Ab-Db-F
Eb / A-Db-Eb-Gb (2)
F / Ab-Db-F
Gb / A-Db-Eb-Gb
Ab / Ab-Db-F (5)
Ab / Gb-Ab-Db-Eb
Ab / Gb-Ab-C-Eb, Db
Db / Eb-F-Ab-Db (1)

Modulation chord to D: A / G-A-B-D

Key D

D-D / E-F#-A-D (1)
D-D / A-D-E-F#
D-D / A#-D-E-G
D-D / A-D-E-F#
/ E, F#
C# / B-E-G (7)
F# / Bb-D-E-A, G (6)
B / A-D-F#
E / A#-D-E-G (2)
F# / A-D-F#
G# / A#-D-E-G
A / A-D-F# (5)
A / G-A-D-E
A / G-A-C#-E, D
D / E-F#-A-D (1)

Modulation chord to Eb: Bb / Ab-Bb-C-Eb

Key Eb

Eb-Eb / F-G-Bb-Eb (1)
Eb-Eb / Bb-Eb-F-G
Eb-Eb / B-Eb-F-Ab
Eb-Eb / Bb-Eb-F-G
/ F, G
D / C-F-Ab (7)
G / B-Eb-F-Bb, Ab (3)
C / Bb-Eb-G (6)
F / B-Eb-F-Ab (2)
G / Bb-Eb-G
Ab / B-Eb-F-Ab
Bb / Bb-Eb-G (5)
Bb / Ab-Bb-Eb-F
Bb / Ab-Bb-D-F, Eb
Eb / F-G-Bb-Eb

Modulation chord to E: B / A-B-C#-E

Key E

E-E / F#-G#-B-E (1)
E-E / B-E-F#-G#
E-E / B#-E-F#-A
E-E / B-E-F#-G#
/ F#, G#
D# / C#-F#-A (7)
G# / B#-E-F#-B, A (3)
C# / B-E-G# (6)
F# / B#-E-F#-A (2)
G# / B-E-G#
A / B#-E-F#-A
B / B-E-G# (5)
B / A-B-E-F#
B / A-B-D#-F#, E
E / F#-G#-B-E

Modulation chord to F: C / Bb-C-D-F

Key F

F-F / G-A-C-F (1)
F-F / C-F-G-A
F-F / Db-F-G-Bb
F-F / C-F-G-A
/ G, A
E / D-G-Bb (7)
A / Db-F-G-C, Bb (3)
D / C-F-A (6)
G / Db-F-G-Bb (2)
A / C-F-A
Bb / Db-F-G-Bb
C / C-F-A (5)
C / Bb-C-F-G
C / Bb-C-E-G, F
F / G-A-C-F (1)

Modulation chord to Gb: Db / Cb-Db-Eb-Gb

Key Gb

Gb-Gb / Ab-Bb-Db-Gb (1)
Gb-Gb / Db-Gb-Ab-Bb
Gb-Gb / D-Gb-Ab-Cb
Gb-Gb / Db-Gb-Ab-Bb
/ Ab, Bb
F / Eb-Ab-Cb (7)
Bb / D-Gb-Ab-Db, Cb (3)
Eb / Db-Gb-Bb (6)
Ab / D-Gb-Ab-Cb (2)
Bb / Db-Gb-Bb
Cb / D-Gb-Ab-Cb
Db / Db-Gb-Bb (5)
Db / Cb-Db-Gb-Ab
Db / Cb-Db-F-Ab, Gb
Gb / Ab-Bb-Db-Gb (1)

Modulation chord to G: D / C-D-E-G

Key G

G-G / A-B-D-G (1)
G-G / D-G-A-B
G-G / D#-G-A-C
G-G / D-G-A-B
/ A, B
F# / E-A-C (7)
B / D#-G-A-D, C (3)
E / D-G-B (6)
A / D#-G-A-C (2)
B / D-G-B
C / D#-G-A-C
D / D-G-B (5)
D / C-D-G-A
D / C-D-F#-A, G
G / A-B-D-G (1)

Modulation chord to Ab: Eb / Db-Eb-F-Ab

Key Ab

Ab-Ab / Bb-C-Eb-Ab (1)
Ab-Ab / Eb-Ab-Bb-C
Ab-Ab / Fb-Ab-Bb-Db
Ab-Ab / Eb-Ab-Bb-C
/ Bb, C
G / F-Bb-Db (7)
C / Fb-Ab-Bb-Eb, Db (3)
F / Eb-Ab-C (6)
Bb / Fb-Ab-Bb-Db (2)
C / Eb-Ab-C
Db / Fb-Ab-Bb-Db
Eb / Eb-Ab-C (5)
Eb / Db-Eb-Ab-Bb
Eb / Db-Eb-G-Bb, Ab
Ab / Bb-C-Eb-Ab (1)

Modulation chord to A: E / D-E-F#-A

Key A

A-A / B-C#-E-A (1)
A-A / E-A-B-C#
A-A / F-A-B-D
A-A / E-A-B-C#
/ B, C#
G# / F#-B-D (7)
C# / F-A-B-E, D (3)
F# / E-A-C# (6)
B / F-A-B-D (2)
C# / E-A-C#
D / F-A-B-D
E / E-A-C# (5)
E / D-E-A-B
E / D-E-G#-B, A
A / B-C#-E-A (1)

Modulation chord to Bb: F / Eb-F-G-Bb

Key Bb

Bb-Bb / C-D-F-Bb (1)
Bb-Bb / F-Bb-C-D
Bb-Bb / Gb-Bb-C-Eb
Bb-Bb / F-Bb-C-D
/ C, D
A / G-C-Eb (7)
D / Gb-Bb-C-F, Eb (3)
G / F-Bb-D (6)
C / Gb-Bb-C-Eb (2)
D / F-Bb-D
Eb / Gb-Bb-C-Eb
F / F-Bb-D (5)
F / Eb-F-Bb-C
F / Eb-F-A-C, Bb
Bb / C-D-F-Bb (1)

Modulation chord to B: F# / E-F#-G#-B

Key B

B-B / C#-D#-F#-B (1)
B-B / F#-B-C#-D#
B-B / G-B-C#-E
B-B / F#-B-C#-D#
/ C#, D#
A# / G#-C#-E (7)
D# / G-B-C#-F#, E (3)
G# / F#-B-D# (6)
C# / G-B-C#-E (2)
D# / F#-B-D#
E / G-B-C#-E
F# / F#-B-D# (5)
F# / E-F#-B-C#
F# / E-F#-A#-C#, B
B / C#-D#-F#-B (1)

Modulation chord back to C: G / F-G-A-C


Once you run through this every time you get a chance, you will find it easier to start playing in other keys.



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Doug Strock- San Diego's Own




Best non-use of a metronome

"Unassuming pianist Doug Strock of Encinitas even dismisses his own jazz piano noodling as “background music.” His debut Piano Dreams has a halting, thoughtful style that is more than a little reminiscent of a rhythm-deprived 7-year-old floundering through a recital. The sounds Strock strings together, however, are achingly heartfelt and sincere, unfailingly perfect in their gentle dissonance. Strock starts the slow burn with his first track, the original “Melantha,” and follows it up with what is possibly the least-swinging version of “Summertime” ever recorded. Never in a rush to get to the next bar, or even the next beat, the style can be maddening at first, but liberating in the end, as Piano Dreams proves that we are more than just slaves to the beat. Stop and smell the chords."

-Steve Mayberry





Doug Strock teaches the chord system- that’s jazz harmony and improvisation- to all ages and levels. With his relaxed manner, his system of teaching allows students to work smart instead of hard- while having fun!

Doug’s objective is to create a lifelong bond with the piano versus an "A" at a recital. For those who studied classically and haven't played for years, Strock says, "This group has a musical escrow account just waiting to be activated. They can learn at turbo speed."

Doug Strock was raised in Boston where his classical study of piano began. After several years he stopped playing, feeling too constrained by the precision required. During a 3 year hiatus, Doug learned about the chord system with its liberating aspects and he began studying jazz harmony with local teachers. This foundation led to acceptance as a private student of John Mehegan, the first teacher of improvisation at Juilliard. Promisingly, during this period, Strock received encouragement from Leonard Bernstein.

Strock's non-music life involved advanced study of Russian at Columbia and Yale. His language ability led to a position with the US-USSR Trade and Economic Council where he was a liaison for Fortune 200 CEO's and corresponding Russian ministers.

Following this period, Strock devoted himself (full-time) to piano, realizing the personal importance of his music. His new existence involved separation from friends that stimulated the birth of a special piano sound. Doug’s piano sound crosses over from "free jazz" to "mood music". Strock's regular high rankings on the internet music sites, next to pioneers like Coltrane and Sun Ra in "free jazz"- and Chris Botti, Sinatra and Diana Krall in "mood music", are indicative of his special musical presence. Doug Strock's solo piano can be heard on iTunes.


* Popular Songs

http://www.rhapsody.com/dougstrock


* Piano Dreams Album

http://www.rhapsody.com/dougstrock/pianodreams


* Bio Background/ Review

http://payplay.fm/dougstrock


* Interview

"Doug Strock was raised in Boston and Martha's Vineyard. He holds degrees from Columbia and Yale where he majored in Russian and teaching. Somewhere along the line he found jazz piano and built a San Diego teaching practice. Doug has recently released his first CD, Piano Dreams. I spoke with Doug by phone in late December. Here is my informal conversation with…"


http://www.onlypiano.com/doug_stock_interview.html


* MeetUp Groups

http://piano.meetup.com/cities/us/ca/san_diego/



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All You Need Is Love- The Beatles


I'm back with a re-arranged, re-built computer! Always remember to back up everything because you never know know when it could happen to you, computer crash, that is...
So, my good friend Peter, fixed my computer after 7 long hours of hard work. It was a labor of love. Hey, that's what friends are for, right?!
So, I started thinking of the Beatles song, "All You Need Is Love". "The Beatles wrote this in 2 weeks as a message to the world. It was written and released faster than any other Beatles song." Here's what you need to know to play this song with chords and to see various artists play this cool song with their own style and flavor:
* Song Structure

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_You_Need_Is_Love

* Song Facts

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=130

* Song by The Beatles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzJ2NKp23WU

* Song Chord Chart
G D/F# Em
Love love love
G D/F# Em
Love love love
D7/A G D7/A
Love love love
G D/F# Em
There's nothing you can do that can't be done
G D/F# Em
Theres nothing you can sing that can't be sung
D7/A G D/F# D7
Nothing you can say but you can learn to play the game
D7/A D7
It's easy
There's nothing you can make that can't be made
No one you can save that can't be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It’s easy
Chorus:
G A7sus D7
All you need is love
G A7sus D7
All you need is love
G B7 Em G/D
All you need is love love
C D7 G
Love is all you need
There's nothing you can know that isn't known
Nothing you can see that isn't shown
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be
Its easy
Chorus
C D7 G
Love is all you need
G A7sus D7
All you need is love
D7 G A7sus D7
All together now All you need is love
D7 G A7sus D7
Everybody now All you need is love
G D G
Love is all you need (repeats a few times)
(Then Paul (I think) starts going "Oh yeah - loves you yeah
yeah
yeah - she loves you yeah yeah yeah").
* Acoustic Piano (love the lighting)

* Keyboard, Singing, Back Up

* Sweet Remix on Piano


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Blues Piano Links


I love to "Boogie with the Blues!"
Here I am going to a Biker Rally. I love hearing the blues, especially Daryl Mansfield playing his blues harp!
My Grandson looks mighty fine on a Harley!

I would say my #1 choice to learn the blues on dvd would be Willie Myette's Blues n' Boogie. See and hear for yourself just a few of his videos and then read his message below. I hope you enjoy a few of these great blues piano sites and YouTube videos!
* Blues n' Boogie

http://www.playbluespiano.com/index1.php



* Online Blues Piano Lessons

http://www.playpianotoday.com/blues/index.html


* Blues Scales for the Piano

http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1161_piano-blues-scales.htm

* Blues Jazz Piano Techniques

http://www.bluesjazzpiano.com/

* Ragtime Blues

http://www.doctorjazz.co.uk/

* Beginner Blues for Piano

http://www.8notes.com/school/lessons/piano/beginner_blues/default.asp

* Play Blues Piano

http://www.learn-piano.org/play-blues-piano.html

* Blues Improvisation

http://www.musilosophy.com

* Learn To Play Blues Piano

http://www.freepianolesson.com/links/learntoplaypiano.html

* New Orleans Blues Piano

Learn Blues Piano!
Love Blues Piano?
So Do I. With My Program, You'll Be
Playing Blues That Amazes Even You.
"I Can Prove It."
Up till now learning how to play the Blues like a real pro took hours of "hunting and pecking" at the piano to get the right combination of notes.
Maybe you have looked over the shoulder of a pianist by the bar or listened to recordings till they wore out just trying to replicate that incredible Blues piano sound!
You know the sound I am talking about. I mean that "meaty", "fat" Blues sound that hits you in your soul. It's the sound of a Pro and you know it when you hear it.
If you're like most people, you sit there in awe marveling at their command of the instrument and ability to captivate an audience with just three simple chords.
But, you know better. You know that it is not just three chords that they are playing. (You know because you can already play those chords, but not like that!)
Are you like me?
A Quick story...
When I was a beginner, there was pianist who I hung around with. Now, Damien knew all of those cool Blues licks. But, when I asked him to show them to me, he would play something really fast and say "Did you get that?" Of course I didn't! But, he wouldn't slow it down and I had to walk away with the "scraps" that I could pick up.
I read books and listened to CDs, but I wanted to get into this Blues piano sound fast.
Years later, I now know that Blues sound. I eventually learned by a lot of time, practice and patience! However, I've made it easier for you to learn how to play drop down, no holds barred, kickin' Blues piano without reading a lick of music.
It's time to take your Blues playing to the "Pro" Level.
JazzPianoLessons.com has been teaching thousands pianists (just like you) how to take their playing to the next level. This is what I like to call the "Pro" level.
No matter where your current level of playing is at, I'm going to show you techniques that you simply will not find anywhere else.
You'll learn, step-by-step, techniques like turnarounds, endings, grace notes and neighbor chords for a Gospel sound. I'm also going to teach you styles like Boogie Woogie, New Orleans, Shuffles, Choo Choo Cha Boogie and more.
Now, I'm not talking about boring lessons here.
I hate those lessons where you need to do this, then this, then this (I'm sure you know the ones I'm talking about) only to find out that you are still not playing after a month! I want you to be able to apply these techniques the day you start, so I've designed my lessons to be easy to get into right away.
I'm going to teach you so many tricks, you will be igniting those keys!
-Willie
Learn more about the Blues Piano Package.

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Major Scale Patterns


Music is full of patterns. If you're a beginner to the piano, here is the pattern or recipe, if you will, used to create Major Scales. Remember this saying and you're on your way to playing Major Scales:

"A half step is from KEY TO KEY with NO keys in between,
A whole step always SKIPS a key with one key in between"

First, you have the white keys:

C major
D major
E major
F major
G major
A major
B major

Then you have the black keys called "sharps" or "flats":

C Sharp or D flat
D Sharp or E flat
F Sharp or G flat
G Sharp or A flat
A Sharp or B flat

Whole steps and half steps describe distance in music. That is, the distance in notes from one key to another.
So, a "whole" step always skips a key. A "half" step never skips a key.

1 Whole Step = 2 keys
1 Half Step = 1 key

C to D = 1 whole step
C to E = 2 whole steps

* The Major Scale pattern is as follow:

w - w - h - w - w - w - h


Whole Step = "w" and Half Step = "h"

* In major scales, each note is played separately.

In C major:

1. The starting note is C
2. One whole step up is D (w)
3. Another whole step up is E (w)
4. One half step up is F (h)
5. One whole step up is G (w)
6. Another whole step up is A (w)
7. Another whole step up is B (w)
8. One half step up is C (h)

More Examples:

D major:

1) Starting note = D
2) 1 whole step up = E
3) 1 whole step up = F#
4) 1 half step up = G
5) 1 whole step up = A
6) 1 whole step up = B
7) 1 whole step up = C#
8) 1 half step up = D

E major:

1) Starting note = E
2) 1 whole step up = F#
3) 1 whole step up = G#
4) 1 half step up = A
5) 1 whole step up = B
6) 1 whole step up = C#
7) 1 whole step up = D#
8) 1 half step up = E

F major:

1) Starting note = F
2) 1 whole step up = G
3) 1 whole step up = A
4) 1 half step up = Bb
5) 1 whole step up = C
6) 1 whole step up = D
7) 1 whole step up = E
8) 1 half step up = F

G major:

1) Starting note = G
2) 1 whole step up = A
3) 1 whole step up = B
4) 1 half step up = C
5) 1 whole step up = D
6) 1 whole step up = E
7) 1 whole step up = F#
8) 1 half step up = G

A major:

1) Starting note = A
2) 1 whole step up = B
3) 1 whole step up = C#
4) 1 half step up = D
5) 1 whole step up = E
6) 1 whole step up = F#
7) 1 whole step up = G#
8) 1 half step up = A

There are 12 major scales; one for every major key on the piano. Now you can use the above formula, pattern or recipe for playing major scales!


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Jazz Piano Links


I always listen to Jazz, play Jazz and love Jazz!
I have found some great resources on the net that I wanted to share with you. Take a look at these links for jazz music, jazz dvds, jazz chords, jazz progressions, jazz scales, and jazz videos.

Willie Myette

http://www.jazzpianolessons.com




Jazz Chord Charts

http://www.realbook.us/


Scot Ranney

http://www.learnjazzpiano.com


Blues Jazz Piano

http://www.bluesjazzpiano.com/


JMP

http://www.jazzmediapress.com/


Jazz Theory For Beginners

http://www.petethomas.co.uk/


Jazz Piano.com

http://jazzpiano.com


Detroit JazzStage

http://www.jazzstage.us


Jazz Chords

http://forums.musictoyz.com/


Jazz Piano Lessons- San Diego

http://www.apassion4jazz.net/piano_lessons.html


Jazz Practice Loops

http://www.jazzpracticeloops.com/loops/251.htm


All About Jazz

http://www.allaboutjazz.com


Online Interactive Streaming Video Jazz Lessons

http://www.jazzpianoonline.com/


James Wurbel







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Gospel Music Sites


Are you into playing Gospel Music? Here is a list of sites that I'm familiar with and have gleaned a tip or two from. I'm sure there are lots more on the net, but these will help you get started on your journey to playing Gospel Music!

* Jermaine Griggs- Hear and Play

http://zone.hearandplay.com/user.php?op=register&module=NS-NewUser&refid=3017


* Gospel Musicians

http://www.gospelmusicians.com/index.php


* Gospel Chops

http://gospelchopsforum.com/viewforum.php?f=19"


* Gospel Piano

http://www.gospelpiano.com


* Gospel Keyboard

http://www.gospelkeyboard.com/library/freestuff.php


* Gospel Church Musicians

http://learngospelmusic.com


* Greg Hannon

http://giftedplayer.com


* Sam Tolbert

http://samsmuziko.com


* Starling Sounds

http://www.starlingsounds.com


* Play Piano

http://www.playpiano.com/101-tips/38-gospel-chord-progression-2.htm


* Musicians Learning Center

http://www.musicianslearningcenter.com/


* Pro Gospel Keys

http://www.progospelkeys.com


* Gospel Piano and Organ

http://www.gospel-chords.com/


* Gospel Music Directory

http://www.gospelpiano.com/Gospel-Music-Dirctory.htm


* Ernest and Roline

http://www.earnestandroline.com


* Evangelistic Piano

http://www.evangelisticpiano.com


* Music Helps

http://www.pentecostalmusicians.com/Helps.php



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Walking In Memphis- Marc Cohen




American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn had a huge hit on his hands when he wrote "Walking In Memphis". Many have come along to play this song, but none as great as Mark Cohn. I love the original song on YouTube. He kind of reminds me of a Bruce Hornsby style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrTOgAbRqyw


Marc Cohn's 1991 debut harkens back to the more sophisticated rock and pop inflections of singer-songwriters. Marc Cohn's 1991 single "Walking in Memphis" made him an instant star:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14387386
Take a look at his Chart and Track listings because he wrote many other songs as well:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Cohn_%28album%29


Mark Cohn's Walking in Memphis is one of the most instantly recognisable piano intros there is. And yet how simple it is! It's based on a very standard chord progression: IV - V - I - VI

In the key of C that translates to F - G - C - A minor. Try playing these triads as an arpeggio, missing out the middle note of each triad as follows:

http://www.8notes.com/school/riffs/piano/walking_in_memphis.asp


Download your Free music copy of Walking In Memphis"

http://forpiano.com/pianotte/W.htm


Here's a great tutorial slowed down so you can learn the intro and play this cool song!



And here is Marc playing live with his very own signature sound. Thanks so much Marc! I love this song!




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Endings To Songs



So, you might be saying to your buddy, "Hey, how are we going to end our song?" Maybe these ideas will help you!
Here are a few examples of Endings, all in the Key of C:

1. "The Classic Ending" Abmaj7 Bb C
Once you realize that this is really the flat six of the scale as a Major7 chord, the flat 7 as a Major chord and then the I chord, it becomes easy to reproduce by going to the key you are in and finding the numbered chords. Here are the endings of this example in some other keys:

D Major - BbMaj7, C, D
Eb Major - CbMaj7, Db, Eb
E Major - CMaj7, D, E
F Major - DbMaj7, Eb, F
G Major - EbMaj7, F, G
A Major - FMaj7, G, A
Bb Major - GbMaj7, Ab, Bb

Now if you replace the simple numbers of the scales of these it would be:
Major Key you are in - b6Maj7 Chord, b7Major chord, and 1 Major Chord

Remember - Every key functions in exactly the same way in the "numbers." Understanding the "numbers" is the key to the Key.

2. "RnBi-ish" ending Am/F G/E F/D F/G C
3. "Mellow ending" Fm/C C
4. the "oh what-an-ending" F C/E Cm/Eb Fm/D C

Here are some endings to slow songs:

CLASSICAL OR URBAN ENDINGS
Key Eb LH/RH

Ab / G-C-Eb
G / F-Bb-Eb
F / Ab-Bb-C-Eb
Eb / F-G-Bb-Eb

Eb / C, Db, Ab *hold each note down as you play
/ C-F-A or C-Eb-Ab
/ B-Eb-F-Ab
/ Bb-Eb-G

/ Eb, D
C / Ab-Bb-C-Eb
D / Bb-C-D-F
Eb / F-G-Bb-Eb

Gb / E-Bb-Eb
F / Eb-A-Eb
Bb / D-Ab-Eb
Eb / Db-G-Eb

Eb, D /
Db / F-B-Eb
Gb / E-Bb-Eb
F / A-C-Eb-Gb
Bb / Ab-C-Eb
Eb / Db-G-C-Eb

I like this great sounding ending:

Eb Bb/ GbM7, Eb Db/ C, then Ab Eb/ Cm

2-5-1 is a very common ending. The 5-1 is probably the most common ending for most songs (ie hymns and Happy Birthday). If you're in the key of C, the G chord (V Chord) would come before the last chord, the C chord (I Chord).

A lot of times, it sounds good to play the V chord as a V7 chord (dom7) chord. A dom7 chord is 1-3-5-b7 (C7 is C-E-G-Bb). If you're playing in the key of C, the V7 would be G7 (G-B-D-F). Play the V7 this way 3-7b-1 or G7 would be B-F-G, which omits the 5 note of the chord. Substituting a V7 instead of a V before going back to the I gives a song a more jazzy/gospel sounding ending. On a VI-I ending add a iv minor chord as a passing chord. It gives it a slow jazzy ending. In other words:

IV - ivmin - I

In C major, this would be:
F - Fmin - C

I wanted to add some turn around/endings here:
* 1 6 2 5 (pretty common ending w/ diatonic chords, C6 am7 Dm7 G7)
* 1 b3 b6 b2 (b3 b6 b2 would all be M7 chords)
* right before the last chord, go up 1/2 step & play a Major7 chord
* easy Amen Cadence ending is 4 -1

If you're looking for some creative endings that could be added to songs, some of them probably could be modified and used as turnarounds. My friend, James Stevens, has a great site and great info to endings:

http://www.jamesstevens.com/likeariverendings.html"


And here is a cute way to end my blog on endings...
Take a look at how Caleb likes to end his songs:

http://calebplayspiano.blogspot.com/2008/09/calebs-song-endings.htm



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Wild Horses- Natasha Bedingfield



Looking for the chord chart to Wild Horses? Well, here you go in two different keys. Pretty simple to play:
[Verse 1]
Ooooh
Am7 F C
I feel these four walls closing in
G
Face up against the glass
I'm looking out, hmmm
Am7 F C
Is this my life I'm wondering
G
It happened so fast
Am7
How do I turn this thing around
F C
Is this the bed I chose to make
G
There's greener pastures I'm thinking about
Am7 F C
Hmm, wide open spaces far away
[Pre-Chorus]
Dm7 Am7
All I want is the wind in my hair
C G
To face the fear but not feel scared
[Chorus]
Am7 F C G
wild horses I wanna be like you
Am7 F C G
Throwing caution to the wind, I'll run free too
Am7 F C G
Wish I could recklessly love like I'm longing to
Am7 F
I wanna run with the wild horses
C G
Run with the wild horses, oh
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Ooooh
em c
I feel these four walls closing in g
Face up against the glass
d em
I'm looking out, hmmm
em c
Is this my life I'm wondering
g
It happened so fast
d em
How do I turn this thing around
em c
Is this the bed I chose to make
g d
There's greener pastures I'm thinking about
em c g d
Hmm, wide open spaces far away
em c
All I want is the wind in my hair
g d
To face the fear but not feel scared
chorus
em c g d
wild horses I wanna be like you
em c g
Throwing caution to the wind, I'll run free
d
too
em c g
Wish I could recklessly love like I'm
d
longing to
em c
I wanna run with the wild horses
g d
Run with the wild horses, oh
em c g d
whoahh Yeah, oh oh, ye-yeah

Download Natasha Bedingfield's Songs:

http://www.sincerebrutality.com/natasha-bedingfield-mp3/unwritten.html


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A friend from the Yahoo Biker Group sent me this video of Lorenzo's Horses. You've got to see this! Unbelievable!
Lorenzo The Flying French Man



http://cancecorso.com/lorenzo.htm


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Play Eleanor Rigby



This great song, Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles, was on their Revolver album, and released as a single on the backside of the Yellow Submarine 45 disc. For more background information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Rigby

Next to Hey Jude, Eleanor Rigby is at the top, requested by many of my piano students. As an incentive to learn the song, I shared two YouTube Videos with them. Yes, this charming 6 year old is great!

Listen to ModistOne bringing the song up to speed, jamming while under his headphones! I love the driving bass chords while the melody line just flows!

Lennon/McCartney

Now the only 2 chords in the song, e minor (E G B) and C Major, are played in the l.h. Some of my students choose to play the octave instead of the whole chord. Then there's this cool walk down in 1/2 steps where you play D,Db,C,B. You'll get the idea watching this video:

C (2) Em (2)
Ah, look at all the lonely people
C (2) Em (2)
Ah, look at all the lonely people
Em (3)
Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has
C (2)
been—Lives in a dream
Em (3)
Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the
C (2)
door—Who is it for?
Em7 Em6
All the lonely people
C Em
Where do they all come from?
Em7 Em6
All the lonely people
C Em
Where do they all belong?
Em (3)
Father McKenzie writing the words of a sermon that no one will
C (2)
hear--No one comes near.
Em
Look at him working. Darning his socks in the night when there's
C (2)
nobody there--What does he care?
Em7 Em6
All the lonely people
C Em
Where do they all come from?
Em7 Em6
All the lonely people
C Em
Where do they all belong?
C (2) Em (2)
Ah, look at all the lonely people
C (2) Em (2)
Ah, look at all the lonely people
Em (3)
Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her
C (2)
name--Nobody came
Em (3)
Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the
C (2)
grave--No one was saved
Em7 Em6
All the lonely people
C Em
Where do they all come from?
Em7 Em6
All the lonely people
C Em (hold)
Where do they all belong?

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Salsa Piano By Ear



Salsa music is very difficult to play for many of us!!! Why??? This is what I share w/ my students:

In music the unit of time is called a 'bar'. Each bar of music is made of 4 beats. In salsa, most phrases (both in music and in dancing) cover blocks of 2 bars, which means 8 beats.
Strong and weak beats. In musical terminology the odd beats (n1 n3 n5 n7) are called strong beats. The even beats are called weak beats. This distinction is important.

Music Accents. The accents are notes (or beats) which are louder than the others. The distribution of the accents is one of the factors which determines the rhythm of a piece of music. Here is the most important difference between 'western' pop music and Cuban music (from which salsa originates.)

In most pop music strong beats and accents coincide. Here the hands mark the accents in the music. Notice how the hands fall on the 'odd' beats. This is why it easy to 'find the beat' in western pop music.

In many styles of music with African roots the rhythm structure is more complicated. In swing for example (notice the hand clapping), the accents coincide with the 'even' beats and this is even clearer in reggae, one of the many forms of Caribbean music. In musical terms this is called syncopation. In Cuba the rhythm structure is even more complicated. It is based on the clave, and on other percussion instruments which interleave with one another marking both the odd and the even beats. This generates the 'Cuban' feel, and is one of the factors which makes it challenging for a 'westerner's ear' to 'find the beat' in salsa.

http://zone.hearandplay.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&p=22616


But thanks to so many music resources, like salsa dvds, YouTube Salsa videos, Salsa Music Books, it's becoming easier to play and feel that Latin beat, even if you're Greek! Here's an example of playing in the minor keys that give that Latin Jazz sound by JC, latinpianist:
"How To Play Salsa" Piano Tutorial Part 2



I think this is a pretty cool video- Salsa Piano 102 by richpata! Thanks for giving us the chords! Love the beat!



Learn salsa piano guaje with video, sheet music and backing track at one of my favorite sites,

http://pianologist.com/2007/09/16/learn-how-to-play-salsa-piano-guaje


Another awesome site for full written piano montuno parts
and exercises with typical latin breaks:

http://www.salsapiano.privat.t-online.de


Now, Jermaine Griggs, founder of HearandPlay.com, has posted an exciting new release, Salsa Piano By Ear Keyboard Lesson Samples by Jeff. Interested in hot tips to add to your Salsa Piano playing? Sign up and view some
great clips! New!! Play Salsa Piano

Salsa Piano By Ear Keyboard Lesson Sample of Jeff's Playing




Salsa Piano 101 - Learn The Secrets To Playing Salsa by Ear!



Salsa Playing Has Never Been So Easy!



Salsa Piano 101 - Take Your Salsa Paying To The Next Level!



Salsa Piano 101 - Salsa, Salsa, and More Salsa... WOW!




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Final Fantasy- Video Game Music






Technology is here! Are you into video games? Whether your answer is yes or no, you must admit some of the music is great, especially the soundtracks to Final Fantasy. Which ones, you might ask? I didn't realize there are so many. In fact, did you know as you play these video games, in the background you can listen to swing or jazz music? Take a look at one review:

http://www.ffsymphony.net/staff_reviews.php?review_id=18&soundtrack_id=8

Still don't know what I'm talking about? Give a listening ear to Nobuo Uematsu's Final Fantasy with the Zanarkand Orchestra's version from the album Tour de Japon. It is absolutely mesmerizing with deep, rich tones and sweet melodic lines that will transport you to another place.

http://www.imeem.com/blackwing/music/t0q5b7rR/nobuo_uematsu_fianl_fantasy_x_to_zanarkand_orchestra_versi

The series, Final Fantasy, began in 1987. From there it branched into numerous other avenues.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final%20Fantasy?redirect=no

Here's a compilation of the eight songs listed on Final Fantasy V and Mario Paint.

For those who read sheet music, you can download Final Fantasy V Piano Collection here:

http://www.4shared.com/file/31980020/5c4bf6a9/Final_Fantasy_V_Piano_Collection.html?dirPwdVerified=4a678a06

Here's another great website for downloading all sheet music to all Final Fantasy scores:

http://www.finalfantasymusicscores.com/FFMS/PIANO.html

I wanted to share just one of many YouTube videos of excellent pianists that are really into the games and their music! Enjoy!

Of course, last but not least, is the first video game pianist Martin Leung also known as the Blind Pianist. Have you ever heard him play? Well, that's another story (Super Mario)...

http://www.videopianist.com/


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New York State of Mind- Billy Joel


9/11 is a very personal memory for me. You see, my friend, Tom McGuinness, was the Co-Pilot on that day. He and his wife & their two kids, Tommy and Jennifer went to my church. Many times I saw their smiles out in the lobby or in someone's home. All that changed on 9/11, as you know. They had 2 Memorial services, one on the East Coast and one at my church, on the West Coast. I played the keyboard and watched a very brave wife, Cheryl, and her son & daughter, sit in the front row. It is indeed a time for solemn reflection and prayer today. You know, everyone knew someone that was in this terrible tragedy. I thank you for listening to my story.

In honor of Tom McGuinness


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New York State of Mind

C E7-9
Some folks like to get away,

Am7 Gdim C7
Take a holiday from the neighborhood,

F A7 Dm7 Bb9
Hop a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood.

C E7-9 Am7 CM7 F C D7
But I'm takin' a Greyhound on the Hudson River line --

G9 Am7 G E7-9 Am7
I'm in a New York state of mind.


C E7-9
I've seen all the movie stars

Am7 Gdim C7
In their fancy cars and their lim - ou - sines,

F A7 Dm7 Bb9
Been high in the Rockys under the evergreens;

C E7-9 Am7 CM7 F C D7
I know what I'm needin', and I don't wanna waste more time --

G9 Am7 G
I'm in a New York state of mind.



Bridge:

E7 GM7
It was so easy livin' day by day

Gm7 C9 FM7
Out of touch with the rhythym and blues;

Bm7 E7 AM7
But now I need a little give and take,

Am7 D7 GM7
The New York Times, the Daily News.


C E7-9
It comes down to reality,

Am7 Gdim C7
And it's fine with me, 'cause I've let it slide;

F A7 Dm7 Bb9
I don't care if it's Chinatown or on Riverside.

C E7-9 Am7 CM7 F C D7
I don't have any reasons; I left them all behind --

G9 Am7 G
I'm in a New York state of mind.


Coda:

C E7-9 Am7 CM7 F C D7
I'm just taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line.

G9 C E7-9 Am7 Bb9 C7/9
'Cause I'm in a New York state of mind.

This is one of those great modern songs!


Here's an awesome tutorial for N.Y. State of Mind.
One of 4 parts:



If your searching for a back up track, here you go:

http://www.karaoke-version.com/en/mp3-backingtrack/billy-joel/new-york-state-of-mind.html



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Chord Progression


I found a great learning tool for musicians on-line.
You can download a FREE chord progression chart, keyboard scales chart and poster by Wayne Chase!

http://www.completechords.com/Downloads.html



Wayne Chase goes on to say in his book How Music Really Works, "Chord progressions, though not absolutely necessary in the making of music, serve three main functions:



1. Chord progressions help define tonality and unify a piece of music. They provide a sonic frame of reference that makes unrest and dissonance possible.



2. Chord progressions impart drive and propulsion to a piece of music. In the context of tonality, most chords, like most intervals in a melody, sound, to a greater or lesser degree, tense and restless. They seek resolution. Like the tune itself, they’re also trying to find their way home.



3. Chord progressions furnish music with the qualitative aural equivalents of color and depth." Read more about how chord progressions work and download more free chapters!

http://www.howmusicreallyworks.com


" Secrets of Exciting Chords & Chord Progressions!"
Here you can learn FREE piano lessons on piano chords and chord progressions.

http://www.playpiano.com/images/II-V7-I%20Chord%20Progression.htm


Looking for answers to harmonic progressions? You'll find them here:

http://www.answers.com/topic/chord-progression


To put in other words, let's talk about chord progressions. This is what I know...

BASIC PROGRESSIONS

A progression is simply a group of 2 or more chords. Each chord you play leads, or progresses, to the next chord. The ultimate goal is to get back to the 1 chord of the key you are in. Progressions get their name from the bass / left hand notes you play. This is based off the circle of 4ths, which is the circle of 5ths in reverse. Here are the progressions that are used the most in gospel music. I'll put them in the key of C:

First, the members of C:
C=1 D=2 E=3 F=4 G=5 A=6 B=7


1-5-1

This progression is usually found at the end of a song. As you are playing this, once you play the 5, you should feel a strong urge to play the 1.:

C / C-E-G (1) C / C-E-G (1) C / E-G-C (1) C / G-C-E (1)
G / G-B-D (5) G / B-D-G (5) G / D-G-B (5) G / G-B-D (5)
(repeat) (repeat) (repeat) (repeat)


1-V7-1 progression

This is just a little variation of the 1-5-1 progression. By adding in the minor 7th, it creates an even stronger urge to go to 1. Now, you don't add the 7th of the key you are in, you add the 7th of the chord. The correct term for the V7 chord is the dominant 7th chord:

C / C-E-G (1) C / C-E-G (1) C / E-G-C (1)
G / G-B-D-F (5) G / B-D-F-G (5) G / D-F-G-B (5)
(repeat) (repeat) (repeat)

C / G-C-E (1) C / G-C-E (1)
G / F-G-B-D (5) G / G-B-D-F (5)
(repeat) (repeat)


1-4-1 progression

This progression is also called the "Amen" progression:

C / C-E-G (1) C / C-E-G (1) C / E-G-C (1) C / G-C-E (1)
F / F-A-C (4) F / C-F-A (4) F / F-A-C (4) F / A-C-F (4)
(repeat) (repeat) (repeat) (repeat)


1-4-5-1 progression

This is the most basic progression that can be used to play a whole song. A lot of the hymns follow this progression:

C / C-E-G (1) C / C-E-G (1) C / E-G-C (1) C / G-C-E (1)
F / F-A-C (4) F / C-F-A (4) F / F-A-C (4) F / A-C-F (4)
G / G-B-D (5) G / B-D-G (5) G / D-G-B (5) G / G-B-D (5)
(repeat) (repeat) (repeat) (repeat)


1-4-V7-1 progression

This is a variation of the 1-4-5-1 progression. Instead of playing a regular 5 chord, you can play a V7 chord:

C / C-E-G (1) C / C-E-G (1) C / E-G-C (1)
F / F-A-C (4) F / C-F-A (4) F / F-A-C (4)
G / G-B-D-F (5) G / B-D-F-G (5) G / D-F-G-B (5)
(repeat) (repeat) (repeat)

C / G-C-E (1) C / G-C-E (1)
F / A-C-F (4) F / A-C-F (4)
G / G-B-D-F (5) G / F-G-B-D (5)
(repeat) (repeat)


Dominant 7th chord to 4

Whenever you have any kind of major chord, you can add the minor 7th of that chord. Once you do that, it becomes a dominant 7th chord. It naturally wants to go to the 4 chord. Key does not matter here:

C / C-E-G-Bb C / C-E-G-Bb C / E-G-Bb-C
F / F-A-C (4 of C) F / C-F-A (4 of C) F / F-A-C (4 of C)
(repeat) (repeat) (repeat)

C / G-Bb-C-E C / Bb-C-E-G
F / A-C-F (4 of C) F / A-C-F (4 of C)
(repeat) (repeat)



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