Tips for Piano Players
1. Piano Practice
2. Ear Training
4. Chord Construction
5. Chord Recognition
5. Pedal Practice
7. Rhythm Workshop
8. Diatonic Harmony
9. Chord Voicings
10. Harmonize The Melody
Let's talk a little about some of these points...
You can hear and play rhythm patterns into different groups, like rhythm & blues, jazz, rock, dance patterns, marches, waltzes, swing, discos, ballads, gospel, bossa-novas and more. Practicing complex rhythms is indeed challenging. Learning how eight notes and dotted quarter notes relate and sound in one measure. Duane Shinn discovered how to establish a baseline in his left hand.
Suspensions (sus) are chords in which the 4th degree of the scale takes the place of the 3rd degree.
Csus = CFG and C7sus = CFGBb
Gsus = GCD and G7sus = GCDF
You’ll find suspended chords to Jesus Mighty God and a Tom Petty song at an earlier post of mine, how-to-play-suspended-chords
Duane illustrates these examples very well, suspensions
Example of suspended Chords:
Amazing Love by Hillsong
D/F# G2 Asus A I’m forgiven, because you were forsaken D/F# G2 Asus A I’m accepted, you were condemned D/F# G2 Asus A I’m alive and well, your spirit is within me G2 A D Because you died and rose again [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/h/hillsong/255499.html ] Chorus: D2 G2 Amazing love, how can it be D2 Asus A That you my king would die for me D2 G2 Amazing love, I know its true D2 Asus A Its my joy to honour you G A D2 In all I do I honour you Bridge: D D2 D D2 You are my king, you are my king D D2 D D2 D D2 D Jesus, you are my king, Jesus, you are my king
#5 Chords... So many to know.
minor 6th chords
minor 7th chords
7th with aug 5th chords
7th with flat 5th chords
minor 7th with flat fifth chords
diminished 7th chords
major 7th chords
major 7th chords with aug 5th
major 7th chords with flat 5th
major 7th chords with flat 3rd and flat 5th
major 7th chords with flat 3rd and sharp 5th
9th chords with all their variations (flat 5th, maj 7, etc.)
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