Release Your Power: Passing Chords Series

On page 252 of Jermaine Grigg's, The secrets To Playing Piano By Ear, he explains Passing Tones and Neighboring Tones. As a piano teacher I am continually using this wonderful resource book for information on music theory. Yes, I am an affiliate member and have many of the Hear and Play music products in my library that I personally have reviewed. This music theory book is complete. Piano Course


Jermaine Griggs, the founder of http://www.hearandplay.com
explains passing chords:

"Most melodies include tones that are not apart of the chord used for harmony. These non-chord tones are called NON-HARMONIC TONES. When a melody passes from one chord tone to a different chord tone with a non-harmonic tone (a half or whole step) between, the non-harmonic tone is called a PASSING TONE."
I thought I would enclose a song for you to practice chord tones with. I've enjoyed sharing some information regarding passing tones on this series with you.

Jermaine Griggs, teaching folks how to play the piano by ear continues with neighboring tones from
Learn The Secrets To Playing Piano By Ear

"When a melody passes from one chord tone back to the same chord tone with a non-harmonic tone (a half or whole step) between, the non-harmonic tone is called a NEIGHBORING TONE. It is an UPPER NEIGHBORING TONE when it is above the chord tone, and a LOWER NEIGHBORING TONE when it is below the chord tone."


 "Release Your Power" feat. Jimmie Thomas
on the "T.D. Jakes Presents WTAL Worship 2002 : Run To The Water…The River Within" album
arr. by pp
Key : F to Ab

* L.H./R.H. notes - (chord/bass) symbols - words
* (,) notes in parentheses are single notes [runs/riffs]
* everything to left of slash is bass [either single notes or bass runs]/
* /everything to right of slash is done in right hand [either chords, single notes or runs]

Verse 1:

F/CFA – (FM) – Lord
F/BbDG – (Gm/F) - we
F/CFA – (FM) – pro-
F/DGBb – (Gm/F) -claim
F/CFA – (FM)– You
E/CDG – (CM(add9)/E) - now
/(F,G) – and Your
F/CFA – (FM) – migh-
A/GCF – (FM(add9)/A) –ty
Bb/FACD – (BbM9) - power
/(D,E) – and Your
A/GCF – (FM(add9)/A) – awe-
D/FAC – (Dm7) -some
G/FBbD – (Gm7) - ma
/(E) -ja
C/GCE – (CM) – sty

D/BbCF – (BbM(add9)/D) – (passing)
E/CDG – (CM(add9)/E) – (passing)

F/CFA – (FM) – Lord
F/BbDG – (Gm/F) - come
F/CFA – (FM) – u-
F/DGBb – (Gm/F) -pon
F/CFA – (FM)– us
E/CDG – (CM(add9)/E) - now
/(F,G) – and re-
F/CFA – (FM) –lease
A/GCF – (FM(add9)/A) – Your
Bb/FACD – (BbM9) - power
/(D,E) – and
A/GCF – (FM(add9)/A) – let
D/FAC – (Dm7) - Your
G/FBbD – (Gm7) - pre
C/GCE – (CM) –sence
FEb/GBbDF – (EbM9/F) – fa-
FEb/GbADF – (EbmM9(b5)/F) –a-
FD/FACF – (Dm7/F) –a-
FDb/FGCF – (DbM7(b5)/F) –a-
FC/GACF – (FM(Add9)) -all

C/BbFGC – (C7sus4) – (passing)
C/BbEGC(Bb) – ( C7) – (passing)

(repeat verse)

Chorus:

C/BbFGC – (C7sus4) – (passing)
C/BbEGC – ( C7) – (passing)

C/CFA – (FM/C) – O-
Bb/DGBb – (Bb6) –h
A/FAC – (FM/A) – Lo-
/DGBb
/CFA
Bb/DGBb – (Bb6) –o-
/CFA
/ACF
C/CDEG – (CM(add9)) -ord

D/ADF – (Dm) – (passing)
E/CEG – (CM(add9)/E) – (passing)

C/CFA – (FM/C) – O-
Bb/DGBb – (Bb6) –h
A/FAC – (FM/A) – Lo-
/DGBb
/CFA
Bb/DGBb – (Bb6) –o-
/CFA
/ACF
C/CDEG – (CM(add9)) -ord

/(A) -Re
F/CFA – (FM) –lease
A/GCF – (FM(add9)/A) – Your
Bb/FACD – (BbM9) – po
A/DbFGC – (A7(#5add#9)) -wer
/(D,E) – and
D/GCF – (Dm7) – let
D/FAC – (Dm7) - Your
G/FBbD – (Gm7) - pre
C/GCE – (CM) –sence

FEb/GBbDF – (EbM9/F) – fa-
FEb/GbADF – (EbmM9(b5)/F) –a-
FD/FACF – (Dm7/F) –a-
FDb/FGCF – (DbM7(b5)/F) –a-
FC/GACF – (FM(add9)) -all

C/BbFGC – (C7sus4) – (passing)
C/BbEGC – ( C7) – (passing)

C/CFA – (FM/C) – O-
Bb/DGBb – (Bb6) –h
A/FAC – (FM/A) – Lo-
/DGBb
/CFA
Bb/DGBb – (Bb6) –o-
/CFA
/ACF
C/CDEG – (CM(add9)) -ord

Key Change (F to Gb):

Db/AbDbF – (DbM) – (passing)
Eb/BbEbGb – (Ebm) – (passing)
F/DbFAb – (DbM/F) – (passing)

Db/DbGbBb – (GbM/Db) – O-
B/EbAbB – (B6) –h
Bb/GbBbDb – (GbM/Bb) – Lo-
/EbAbB
/DbGbBb
B/EbAbB – (B6) –o-
/DbGbBb
/BbDbGb
Db/DbEbFAb – (DbM(add9)) –ord

/(Bb) -Re
Gb/DbGbBb – (GbM) –lease
Bb/AbDbGb – (GbM(add9)/Bb) – Your
B/GbBbDbEb – (BM9) – po-
Bb/DGbAbDb – (Bb7(#5add#9)) -wer
/(Eb,F) – and
Eb/BbDbGb – (Ebm7) – let
Eb/GbBbDb – (Ebm7) - Your
Ab/GbBEb – (Abm7) - pre
Db/AbDbF – (DbM) –sence

GbE/AbBEbGb – (EM9/Gb) – fa-
GbE/GBbEbGb – (EmM9(b5)/Gb) –a-
GbEb/GbBbDbGb – (Ebm7/Gb) –a-
GbD/GbAbDbGb – (DM7(b5)/Gb) –a-
GbDb/AbBbDbGb – (GbM(add9)) -all

Db/BGbAbDb – (Db7sus4) – (passing)
Db/BFAbDb – ( Db7) – (passing)

Db/DbGbBb – (GbM/Db) – O-
B/EbAbB – (B6) –h
Bb/GbBbDb – (GbM/Bb) – Lo-
/EbAbB
/DbGbBb
B/EbAbB – (B6) –o-
/DbGbBb
/BbDbGb
Db/DbEbFAb – (DbM(add9)) –ord

Key Change (Gb to G):

D/ADF# – (DM) – (passing)
E/BEG – (Em) – (passing)
F#/DF#A – (DM/F#) – (passing)

D/DGB – (GM/D) – O-
C/EAC – (C6) –h
B/GBD – (GM/B) – Lo-
D/EAC – (Am/D) –o-
G/DGB – (GM) –o-
C/EAC – (C6) –o-
A/DGB – (GM/A) –o-
C/BDEG – (CM9) –o-
D/DEF#A – (DbM(add9)) –ord

/(B) -Re
G/DGB – (GM) –lease
B/ADG – (GM(add9)/B) – Your
C/GBDE – (CM9) – po-
B/D#GAD – (B7(#5add#9)) -wer
/(E,F#) – and
E/BDG – (Em7) – let
E/GBD – (Em7) - Your
A/GCE – (Am7) - pre
D#/ACF# – (D#dim7) –sence
E/BDG – (Em7) – fa-
F#/DEA – (F#M(add9)) –all
(repeat as desired)

/(B) -Re
G/DGB – (GM) –lease
B/ADG – (GM(add9)/B) – Your
C/GBDE – (CM9) – po-
B/D#GAD – (B7(#5add#9)) -wer
/(E,F#) – and
E/BDG – (Em7) – let
E/GBD – (Em7) - Your
A/GCE – (Am7) - pre
D/ACF# – (DM) –sence

GF/ACEG – (FM9/G) – fa-
GF/GBEG – (FmM9(b5)/G) –a-
GE/GBDG – (Em7/G) –a-
GD/GADG – (DM7(b5)/G) –a-
GD/ABDG – (GM(add9)) -all

D/CGAD – (D7sus4) – (passing)
D/CF#AD – ( D7) – (passing)

D/DGB – (GM/D) – O-
C/EAC – (C6) –h
B/GBD – (GM/B) – Lo-
/EAC –o-
/DGB –o-
C/EAC – (C6) –o-
/DGB –o-
/BDG –o-
D/DEF#A – (DbM(add9)) –ord

Key Change (G to Ab):

Bb/CDbFAb – (Bbm9) – (passing)
B/BDFAb – (Bdim7) – (passing)

-Oh
C/BbEbEAb – (C7(#5add#9)) – Lo-
Db/CEbFAb – (DbM9) –o-
D/CFBb – (BbM(add9)) –o-
Eb/EbFGBb – (EbM(add9)) -ord

/(C) -Re
Ab/EbAbC – (AbM) –lease
C/BbEbAb – (AbM(add9)/C) – Your
Db/AbCEbF – (DbM9) – po-
C/EAbBbEb – (C7(#5add#9)) -wer
/(F,G) – and
F/CEbAb – (Fm7) – let
F/AbCEb – (Fm7) - Your
Bb/AbDbF – (Bbm7) - pre
E/BbDbG – (Edim7) –sence
F/CEbAb – (Fm7) – fa-
G/EbFBb – (GM(add9)) –all
(repeat as desired)

/(C) -Re
Ab/EbAbC – (AbM) –lease
C/BbEbAb – (AbM(add9)/C) – Your
Db/AbCEbF – (DbM9) – po-
C/EAbBbEb – (C7(#5add#9)) -wer
/(F,G) – and
F/CEbAb – (Fm7) – let
F/AbCEb – (Fm7) - Your
Bb/AbDbF – (Bbm7) - pre
Eb/BbEbG – (Edim7) –sence

Ending:

Ab/GbBbDbF – (GbM7/Ab) – Fa
Ab/GbACF – (GbmM7(b5)/Ab) –a-
Ab/FAbCEb – (Fm7/Ab) –a-
Ab/EAbBbEb – (EM7(b5)/Ab) –a-
Ab/GbBbDb – (GbM/Ab) – a-
Ab/GbAC – (GbmM(b5)/Ab) –a-
Ab/FAbC – (Fm/Ab) -all
Ab/EAbBb – (EM(b5)/Ab)
(repeat as desired)

AbG/CEbFBb – (AbM13) - Fall


All the best,
Lady D

Charlie Parker once said "Learn the changes and then forget them."
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