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Chords in a Major Scale

Piano Learning System

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Video 5 -- Reading Rhythms

Beginners Piano -- Video 5

Reading Rhythms

In this lesson we get to learn how to read rhythms in written music, but first we finish putting together the Lean On Me that we started in the previous video.

Video 4 -- Chord Inversions

Beginners Piano -- Video 4

Chord Inversions

Now we're going to learn about chord inversions. This involves playing a triad with a different note at the bottom. For example, the C major triad usually has the C at the bottom, E and then G. When we play it as E, G, C this is the 1st inversion. G, C, E is the 2nd inversion.

Video 3 -- A Minor Chord Progression

Beginners Piano -- Video #3

A Minor Chord Progression

In this lesson, we're learning how a simple change can affect the colour of a chord progression from major to minor.

Video 1 -- Minor Chords

Beginners Piano -- Video 1

Minor Chords

This video takes us into the realm of minor chords. It begins by showing us how to form a minor triad by lowering the middle note (the third) by half a tone.

Video 2 -- Chords Within a Key

Beginners Piano -- Video 2

Chords Within a Key

This lesson introduces us to the concept of triads within a key. Here we see that the triads based on notes contained within the key are numbered and have a distinct relationship.

Beginners Piano

Welcome to the Beginners Piano course. This course is intended as an introduction to playing the piano and will collect lessons from many different sources.
The intention of this course is to allow you to get familiar with the keyboard and learn about scales, chords and chord progressions. You will also learn some basics about reading sheet music.
This course is not static and it will grow over time as lessons are added and updated, so make sure you check back regularly for more information.

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