Simple Way To Accompany Yourself

Yes, you can accompany yourself! I read a short article by Big Wilson and here's what he had to say:

Now that you've practiced all the basic chords, let's make things even simpler. When the music calls for an II-V7-I progression, try playing it this way:

Old Way

DC/FA, GF/BD (Dm7, G7, C)

New Way

DC/FA, DB/FG, CC/EG (Dm7, G7, C) ... or

DC/FA, DB/FA, CC/EG (Dm7, G9, C)

The left thumb moves down 1/2 step. The top note in the right-hand moves down 1 whole step. And the A and C is played as always. The same four notes are struck but in a different order or inversion. The third way is even easier. Just move the thumb 1/2 step as shown in the 9th Chord version. The G7 chord is still a dominant 7th, but with a 9th added.

Have fun with this technique not only for keyboardists!

-- LadyD

 "The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King
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