The Chords C, F and G

English: Major chord in root, first and second...
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The first thing you will need to know to start playing the keyboard is some chords.
There are many different types of chords, the most common being the major chord.
All major chords contain three notes, taken from the major scale of the same letter name.
These three notes are the 1 (first), 3 (third) and 5 (fifth) notes of the major scale, so the chord 
formula for the major chord is: 1 3 5

The C Major Chord

The C major chord is constructed from the C major scale. Using the above chord formula on the
C major scale, you can see that the C major chord contains the notes C, E and G.

C Major Scale

D  E  F  G  A  B  C
1   2   3  4   5   6   7   8
C       E      G

The chord symbol for a major chord is just the letter name of the chord. Ex., the chord symbol
for the C major chord is C. It is common to practice to refer to a C major chord as the C chord.
This abbreviation applies to all major chords.

Play the three notes of the C chord with the first, third and fifth fingers of your right hand, individually, and then together as shown below.

                                                 G
 C  E  G = Arpeggio                 E  = C Chord (Blocked or Solid Chord), played at the same time.
1   3  5  = Fingering                  C


When playing a chord one note at a time it is referred to as arpeggio.

The first note from the major scale (and hence the first note of the major chord) is called the
root note. When playing chords with the right hand, the left hand often plays the root note.

Example using broken and solid C chords in the right hand with single bass note, C in l.h.:

C/ C, E, G, E

C/ CEG,  C/ CEG

C/ C, E, G, E

C/ CEG

Chord shapes can be illustrated by using chord diagrams.


DbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABC



The G Major Chord

The G major chord is constructed from the G major scale. Using the major chord formula
on the G major scale below, it can be seen that the G chord contains the notes G, B and D.


G Major Scale

G  A  B  C   D  E  F#  G
1   2    3   4   5  6   7    8
G        B        D


DbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABC
DbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABC



Play the three notes of the G chord with the first, third, and fifth fingers of your right hand,
individually, and then together as shown in the following example.

G Bass note-l.h. G/GBD - right hand (fingering 1-3-5)

Once you are confident you know the G chord, practice changing between G and C.

G/GBD  G/GBD

G/G,B,D,B

C/ CEG  C/CEG

C/C,E,G,E

G/GBD

G/G,B,D,B,G

C/CEG  C/CEG

C/C,E,G,E,C

The F Major Chord

The F major chord is constructed from the F major scale. Using the major chord formula on
the F major scale below, it can be seen that the F chord contains the notes F, A and C.

F Major Scale

F  G  A  Bb  C  D  E  F
1  2   3   4     5   6  7   8
F       A         C


DbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABC
DbEbGbAbBb
CDEFGABC



Play the three notes of the F chord with the first, third, and fifth fingers of your right hand,
individually, and then together as shown in the example below.

F/FAC

Once you are comfortable with the F chord, try combining it with G and C.

F/F,A,C,A

F/FAC

C/C,E,G,E

C/CEG

G/G,B,D,B,G

F/F,A,C,A,F

C/C,E,G,E,C,E,G,E

C/CEG

I hope this helps for the beginner piano players to find their way around some basic piano chords.
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Friday Freebie: Free Sheet Music For Keyboard

Somebody to Love (Justin Bieber song)
Somebody to Love (Justin Bieber song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


As promised, more free sheet music for the piano (ex. Justin Bieber).

1. Baby by Justin Bieber

2. Invasion Blues in E

3. November Sunrise

4. Canon in D

So, let's look at the music chords for Baby by Justin Bieber.

C           Am          F           G
    Ohh wooaah, Ohh wooaah, Ohh wooaah, Ohh wooaah

             C
You know you love me,I know you care
              Am
You shout whenever, And I'll be there
            F
You want my love, You want my heart
            G
And we will never ever ever be apart

          C
Are we an item? Girl quit playing
     Am
We're just friends, What are you saying?
              F
Said there's another, Look right in my eyes
         G
My first love broke my heart for the first time,

And I was like

C
Baby, baby, baby nooo
         Am
I'm like baby, baby, baby noo
         F
I'm like baby, baby, baby nooo
  G
I thought you'd always be mine mine
C
Baby, baby, baby nooo
         Am
I'm like baby, baby, baby noo
         F
I'm like baby, baby, baby nooo
  G
I thought you'd always be mine, oh oh

    C
For you, I would have done whatever
           Am
And I just can't believe we're here together
            F
And I gotta play it cool, 'cause I'm loosin' you
             G
I'll buy you anything, I'll buy you any ring
             C
'Cause I'm in pieces, baby fix me
        Am 
And you shake me 'til you wake me from this bad dream
    F
I'm going down, down, dooown
           G
And I just can't believe my first love won't be around,

And I'm like

C
Baby, baby, baby nooo
         Am
I'm like baby, baby, baby noo
         F
I'm like baby, baby, baby nooo
  G
I thought you'd always be mine mine
C
Baby, baby, baby nooo
         Am
I'm like baby, baby, baby noo
         F
I'm like baby, baby, baby nooo
  G
I thought you'd always be mine, mine

C                              Am
      You can give all of your love,
                          F
But sometimes it won't be enough
                             G
Never told me this day would come,
            C
Now I'm all gone
                      Am
You can give all your love,
                          F
But sometimes it won't be enough
                             G
Never told me this day would come

'Cause I was like

C
Baby, baby, baby nooo
         Am
I'm like baby, baby, baby noo
         F
I'm like baby, baby, baby nooo
  G
I thought you'd always be mine mine

C
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Am
Yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
F
Yeah yeah yeah
            G
Now I'm all gone, gone, gone, gone
    C
I'm goooooooone
Ultimate Guitar.com 
 
 
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Justin Bieber Baby Chords


Chords used: D Em G A

Strumming pattern: 
Down down up up down x2, then change to next chord. 
D, Em, G and A are used in order throughout the whole song.

INTRO
G, (strum down, up down, tap guitar then repeat twice)
Oh woahh, oh woahh, oh woahhh
 
D
You know you love me
I know you care
Em
Shout whenever, and I’ll be there
G
You want my love
You want my heart
A
And we would never, ever, ever be apart

D
Are we an item?
Girl quit playin'
Em
We're just friends, 
What are you sayin'
G
Said theres another, and look right in my eyes
A
My first love, broke my heart for the first time


CHORUS
D
And I was like
Baby, baby, baby oh
Em
Like
Baby, baby, baby noo
G
Like
Baby, baby, baby oh
A
I thought you'd always be mine (mine)
D
Baby, baby, baby oh
Em
Like
Baby, baby, baby noo
G
Like
Baby, baby, baby oh
A
I thought you'd always be mine
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/j/justin-bieber/214417.html ]
D
For you, I would have done whatever
Em
and now I can’t believe we ain’t together
G
And I'm gonna' play it cool 
But I’m losing you
A
I'll buy you anything
I'll buy you any ring
D
Cause I'm in pieces
Baby fix me
Em
shake me til' you can wake me from this bad dream
G
I'm goin down, down, dooown

A
And I just can’t believe my first love won’t be around

CHORUS
D
And I’m like
Baby, baby, baby oh
Em
Like
Baby, baby, baby noo
G
Like
Baby, baby, baby oh
A
I thought you'd always be mine (mine)
D
Baby, baby, baby oh
Em
Like
Baby, baby, baby noo
G
Like
Baby, baby, baby oh
A
I thought you'd always be mine

(Ludacris not  included)

D
I was like
Baby, baby, baby oh
Em
I'm like
Baby, baby, baby noo
G
I'm like
Baby, baby, baby oh
A
I thought you'd always be mine (mine)


D (only strum down down up up down, don’t twice)
Yeahh, yeah, yeah
Yeahh, yeah, yeah
Em
Yeahh, yeah, yeah
Yeahh, yeah, yeah
G
Yeahh, yeah, yeah
Now I'm all gone, gone, gone, gone
A
I'm gonee
Guitaretab.com 
 
 
Here's a tutorial in more advanced chords but easy to follow 
and simple to play.
 
 
 






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Learn How To Play American Dream

Casting Crowns
Cover of Casting Crowns


In 2003, Mark Hall and Hector Cervantes wrote American Dream. The sheet music for the piano is in the Key of D. I've been playing the piano for quite sometime now and have found that the D5 piano chord is really easy to play. Do you have a favorite Casting Crown song? One of my favorites that I have blogged about earlier is, Voice of Truth.

American Dream by Casting Crowns

Intro 
D               Bm                         D
All work no play may have made Jack a dull boy
                Bm                            D      
But all work no God has left Jack with a lost soul
               D
But he's moving on full steam
Bm                               D
He's chasing the American dream
                              Bm            
And he's gonna give his family finer things


D...Bm...x2

verse 1
D             Bm                           D
Not this time son I've no time to waste
          Bm                             D
Maybe Tomorrow we'll have time to play 
                       Bm             D
And then he slips into his new BMW
                          Bm                       E
And drives farther and farther and farther away

Pre-chorus 1
E                     G                          D
'Cause  he works all day and tries to sleep at night 
E                             G                D
He says things will get better; better in time

Chorus 
D                  Gm                   Bm          
'Cause he works and he builds with his own two hands
D            Gm               Bm                  
And he pours all he has in a castle made with sand 
D             Gm             Bm             
But the wind and the rain are comin' crashing in 
D             Gm                          D      D Bm Gm
Time will tell just how long his kingdom stands
               D Bm Gm
His kingdom stands

Verse 2
D                   Bm
His American dream is begining to seem 
D                             Bm
More and More like a nightmare
                       D
with every passing day
                                 Bm
"Daddy, can you come to my game?" 
                                   D
"Oh Baby, please don't work late."
                         Bm
Another wasted weekend
                           E
And they are slipping away
Pre-Chorus 2
E                     G                          D
'Cause he works all day and lies awake at night 
E                             G                
He tells them  things will get better
                                    D
It'll just take a little more time

Chorus

Verse 3
D                              Bm          
He used to say, "Who ever died with the most toys wins."
D                         Bm
But if he loses his soul, what has he gained in the end
D
I'll take a shack on a rock 
Bm                        E
Over a castle in the sand


Pre-chorus 3
E                     G                          D
Now he works all day and cries alone at night 
E                             G                
It's not getting any better 

Looks like he's running out of time

Chorus

Outro 
D
All they really wanted was you
D
All they really wanted was you
D
All they really wanted was you
http://www.azchords.com 
 
 
Piano Chords: 

Intro 
D               Bm                         D
All work no play may have made Jack a dull boy
                Bm                            D      
But all work no God has left Jack with a lost soul
               D
But he's moving on full steam
Bm                               D
He's chasing the American dream
                              Bm            
And he's gonna give his family finer things


D...Bm...x2

verse 1
D             Bm                           D
Not this time son I've no time to waste
          Bm                             D
Maybe Tomorrow we'll have time to play 
                       Bm             D
And then he slips into his new BMW
                          Bm                       E
And drives farther and farther and farther away

Pre-chorus 1
E                     G                          D
'Cause  he works all day and tries to sleep at night 
E                             G                D
He says things will get better; better in time

Chorus 
D                  Gm                   Bm          
'Cause he works and he builds with his own two hands
D            Gm               Bm                  
And he pours all he has in a castle made with sand 
D             Gm             Bm             
But the wind and the rain are comin' crashing in 
D             Gm                          D      D Bm Gm
Time will tell just how long his kingdom stands
               D Bm Gm
His kingdom stands

Verse 2
D                   Bm
His American dream is begining to seem 
D                             Bm
More and More like a nightmare
                       D
with every passing day
                                 Bm
"Daddy, can you come to my game?" 
                                   D
"Oh Baby, please don't work late."
                         Bm
Another wasted weekend
                           E
And they are slipping away
Pre-Chorus 2
E                     G                          D
'Cause he works all day and lies awake at night 
E                             G                
He tells them  things will get better
                                    D
It'll just take a little more time

Chorus

Verse 3
D                              Bm          
He used to say, "Who ever died with the most toys wins."
D                         Bm
But if he loses his soul, what has he gained in the end
D
I'll take a shack on a rock 
Bm                        E
Over a castle in the sand


Pre-chorus 3
E                     G                          D
Now he works all day and cries alone at night 
E                             G                
It's not getting any better 

Looks like he's running out of time

Chorus

Outro 
D
All they really wanted was you
D
All they really wanted was you
D
All they really wanted was you
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com 
 
You can get free piano sheet music, here
 
I play this piano song moderately slow in 4/4 time. Here are my chords: 

D5                Bm
All work no play may have made Jack a dull  
D5
boy
                           Bm
But all work no God has left Jack with a lost  
D5
soul
But he’s moving
            Bm
on full steam
He’s chasing the American dream
D5  Bm  D5  Bm
D5                        Bm
Not this time son I’ve no time to waste
D5        Bm
Maybe Tomorrow we’ll have time to play  
D5                                     Bm
And then he slips into his new BMW
D5                                 Bm                       E5
And drives farther and farther and farther away
E 
E5
‘Cause he works all day
G5
ay and tries to sleep at ni
D5
ght
E5                                 D/F#
He says things will get better
Gsus2
; better in time
D 
D5                       G5                 B5            G5
‘Cause he works and he builds with his own two hands
D5                   G5          B5         G5                        B5
And he pours all he has in a castle made with sand
D5                    D5             G5
But the wind and the rain are comin’ crashing in
B5              D5               G5
Time will tell just how long his kingdom s
D5        Bm
tands
D 
His kingdom sta
D5
nds
D5                              Bm
His American dream is begining to seem
D5                               Bm
More and More like a nightmare
with every passing day
D5
“Oh Baby, please don’t work late.”
D 
And they are slipping away
E5
E 
‘Cause he works all da
G5
y and lies awake at night  
D5
E5                                    D/F#
He tells them things will get
Gsus2
better
It’ll just take a little more time
D5
D(add4)                                         Gmaj7/B
He used to say, “Who ever died with the most toys wins.”
D                             Gmaj7/B
But if he loses his soul, what has he gained in the end
D(add4)
I’ll take a shack on a rock
Gmaj7/B
Over a castle in the sand
E 
E5                       D/F#
Now he works all day a
G5
nd cries alone at night  
D 
E 
It’s not getting any better  
G 
D(add4)
All they really wanted was you
D 
All they really wanted was you
D 
All they really wanted was you
How To Learn To Play Piano

So when you look at this particular chord chart, remember to think about slash chords. You'll be using both hands on the piano with each chord. Example: left hand notes/ right hand notes.
Here are some random piano chords in the song, using different inversions sometimes. 

D5 = DA/ D

Bm = BF#/ F#

D5 = DA/ F#

Bm = BF#/ D

D5 = D/ AD

Bm = B/ ADEF#

D5 = D/ ADF#

Bm = B/ ADE

E5 = EB/ BE

G5 = GD/ D

D5 = DA/ A

D/F# = F#D/ AD

Gsus2 = GD/ GAD

D5 = DAD/ A

G5 = GDG/ A

B5 = BF#/A

G5 = GDG/ A

D5 = DAD/ DA

Bm/D = DB/ ADEF#

D(add4) = D/ EA

Gmaj7/B = BF#/ F#

D5 = DAD/F#A

G5 = GDG/ AD

B5 = BF#/ F#B

A5 = AE/ EA

D(add4) = DAD/ AD

Last Chord: DAD/ GADF#



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Will Robots Outperform Piano Teachers?

 

Will Robots Outperform Piano Teachers?

This guest post by John Surico of HeyKiki.com

Robots are the inevitable result of humanity’s technology obsession. As everything moves online, we continually rely on machines to take care of our daily chores. Some may see its growth as a possible sci-fi horror while others view the advancement of robots as a relief – for example, you can relax on your couch while the Rumba vacuum robot does its job.

But that efficiency isn’t limited simply to cleaning. Recently, companies involved in the robot industry have been testing new piano-teaching software that replaces the side-by-side method of a human being teaching you the ivories.

One such example is a machine called Concert Hands. Like its title, the robot attaches itself onto your hands and wrists. Once on, a wrist pilot transmits pulses to your fingers to guide them in the right direction – i.e., the next key of the song. We never said the robots weren’t demanding!

Another example is a robot teacher called Musiah. The voice echoing from your computer tells you the keys to play and judges you at the end of the song. According to the company, a student who uses this robot as a piano teacher learned how to play the piano five to eight times faster than someone using the outmoded human tutor method. The beauty of technology is the time you save.

With these aforementioned scenarios in mind, it’s easy to see the direction in which piano teaching is headed. Although there will always be those who have an affinity for real-life interaction, it is evident that robots have the ability to take ordinary piano lessons to a whole new level. This translates into more piano players, learning songs at a rapid pace. And we shouldn’t be scared of that. But if you want to get a head start, you can find piano lessons and instructors on HeyKiki.

Reference: http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/concert-hands
http://www.musiah.com/blog/2012/april/musiah-case-study-results-out-now.aspx






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