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Learn Piano #5 – Play Piano with Drama: Secondary Dominants

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4.88 (12 reviews)


What you’ll learn

  • understand secondary dominant chords
  • distinguish between primary and secondary dominant chords
  • learn how to notate the secondary dominant chords easily
  • understand the Roman Numerals of the Secondary Dominant Chords
  • Learn how to primary dominant chord is related to the secondary dominant chord
  • Learn how to create drama and excitement by putting in these secondary dominant chords
  • Learn an easy way to use the Circle of 5ths to put in these secondary dominant chords
  • Learn the walking basses techniques to put in more drama into piano playing

Here is a review from one of my students: Barbara 

“I have lost track of how many courses I have taken with Rosa but my playing has improved and I am so excited to keep learning more & more with her. Each course goes deeper into what we need to know and makes playing beautiful music easier. Rosa has the God given gift of being a very gentle teacher. It’s fun to learn with her and as you watch the videos it’s almost as if she is in the room with you. If it is your goal to enjoy playing the piano let Rosa help you reach that goal. Thanks Rosa, we appreciate you.” 

Additional Comments from Inside the course: 

  Thanks Rosa! 

  You have given us so much information in this course and I see you are still adding more. I feel like I am in college and my Major is Music. 🙂 


Learn Piano Level 5 – Intermediate Level – Learn Music Harmony and Reharmonize a basic song to more sophisticated music composition.

Do you know how to add drama to your playing with one trick?

Here’s the Secret: In a Key, we know there is only one dominant Chord. Did you know that you can put in more Dominant Chords into your arrangement? It is these extra dominant chords that create beautiful music that you hear in popular songs, standards and movie songs. They are called “Secondary Dominant Chords”. These chords create excitement in your song arrangement. They add interesting color, build tension, give surprises and drama to your piano playing. They provide a lot of motion in music that if you know how to put them in, your piano playing will not sound like a PRO! No more boring music and piano playing.

In this course, you are going to learn how to 25 Music Tips regarding Secondary Dominant Chords & 8 Piano Tips to play walking basses:

  • Learn  to turn all boring basic arrangement to a beautiful arrangement with colorful sounds. 

  • Learn how  to creatively  add excitement and drama to your playing.

  • Find out how to harmonize a song using chords that ourside the home key

  • Understand how to put in extra dominant chords itno your arrangement

  • Understand advanced music regarding secondary dominant chords that are outside the home key

  • Find an easier way to notate secondary dominant chords easily

  • Understand complex music harmony in a FOCUSED way

  • As a bonus, you also get to know some piano tips to add in drama and movement by learning walking basses

  • Have fun rocking and swing your basses

  • Learn how to dynamically put in walking basses in contrary motion

  • Get the Thumb trick to play like a drummer!


Topics of the Course: 

Piano Music Tip 1:  G7 – One Primary Dominant Chord in C Key

Piano Music Tip 2:  There are 5 Secondary Dominant Chords in C Key 

Piano Music Tip 3:  Secondary Dominant: V7/V7 

Piano Music Tip 4:  Secondary Dominant:  V7/ii7 

Piano Music Tip 5:  Secondary Dominant: V7/vi7 

Piano Music Tip 6:  Secondary Dominant: V7/iii7 

Piano Music Tip 7:  Secondary Dominant: V7/IV 

Piano Music Tip 8:  Learn to write Secondary Dominants with One Roman Numeral 

Piano Music Tip 9:  V7/V7 = II7 

Piano Music Tip 10:  V7/ii7 = VI7 

Piano Music Tip 11: V7/vi7 = III7 

Piano Music Tip 12: V7/iii7 = VII7 

Piano Music Tip 13: V7/IV = I7 

Piano Music Tip 14:  C7 to F 

Piano Music Tip 15:  D7 to G7 

Piano Music Tip 16: A7 to D7 

Piano Music Tip 17:  E7 to A7 

Piano Music Tip 18: B7 to E7 

Piano Music Tip 19:  Secondary Dominant Chord Progression:  II7 V7 I 

Piano Music Tip 20:  Secondary Dominant Chord Progression: VI7 II7 V7 I 

Piano Music Tip 21:  Secondary Dominant Chord Progression: I7 IV 

Piano Music Tip 22:  Song application to Away In A Manger: D7 G7 C 

Piano Music Tip 23:  Song application to Away In A Manger: A7 D7 G7 C 

Piano Music Tip 24:  Song application to Away In A Manger: C7 F 

Piano Music Tip 25:  Combining all 5 Levels of Reharmonization to Away In A Manger 

  Piano Techniques on Walking Bass 

    Piano Tip 1:  Apply Piano Techniques to Basic Chords Movement 

    Piano Tip 2:  Find the places that you can apply the Walking Basses 

    Piano Tip 3:  Walking Bass – Going Up  – C to F, C to G7 

    Piano Tip 4:  Walking Bass – Going Down – G7 to C 

    Piano Tip 5:  Contrary Motion in Walking Basses 

    Piano Tip 6:  Rock the Octaves to Create More Walking Bass Drama 

    Piano Tip 7:  Swing the Octaves to Create More Walking Bass Drama 

    Piano Tip 8:  Finger Trick – Thumb acts as a Octave drum 


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  • people who want to compose their songs
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  • people who are finding their piano playing very boring
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Course content

  • Introduction
  • Harmony Rule 1: One Primary Dominant Chord in the Key
  • Harmony Rule 2: Understanding Secondary Dominants
  • Harmony Rule 3: Proper Roman Numeral Notations for Secondary Dominants
  • Harmony Rule 4: Movement of Secondary Dominants
  • Harmony Rule 5: Secondary Dominant Chords are written in Capital Roman Numerals
  • Quick Reference Video: 5 Secondary Dominants for Key of C
  • 2 Circles for Reharmonization – Diatonic Chords & Secondary Dominant Chords
  • Song Application Step 1: Add in the Secondary Dominant Chord II7
  • Piano Demo: D7 G7 C

12 reviews for Learn Piano #5 – Play Piano with Drama: Secondary Dominants

  1. Luis Brito

    I can definitely see this course helping breaking through that initial barrier when it comes to learning a programming language. I’m positive I’ll finish it and hopefully master python by then.

  2. Abdallah Galal Abouhussein

    I would like to share my personnel experience, i`m very pleased and happy for taking this impressive course because Dr. Angela always makes it simple and easy to understand and always makes a precaution section before or after any bug that may appear to some students and also write or record the solution for us, and each word she said is very real and easy to understand.
    Thanks Dr. Angela
    Abdallah Galal

  3. Jiaqing Fan

    Very good course. Dr Angela explains things very clearly. The exercises are interactive and helpful.

    Angela’s voice is like ASMR in most lessons. So you won’t lose focus?

  4. Jaime Sánchez Blanco

    Every concept is very well explained so you can assimilate it, and the teacher insists in practicing daily to get the habit of programming. It really motivates to keep studying and practicing every day.

  5. Bradley Carouthers

    3 days in and I’ve already learned more than other training programs where I’ve put months in. Her teaching style is both efficient and effective.

    Edit: Now on day 29 and the course has held up my expectations and hopes. The rise in complexity is not too sharp, and every day feels like an accomplishment. Angela takes her time to explain things without rushing, yet is able to pack tons of information in nuggets of time.

    Still recommend supplemental exposure for a more wholesome grasp. Though, this should be quite enough

  6. Tommy Prévost

    Very good course.

    PROs: lots of coding exercises, clear explanations, great examples, adapted to 2021’s reality.

    CONs: past the first 30 lessons, many similar coding hands-on.

  7. Quang Tu

    I love all the lectures and challenges of this course. I finally find myself in love with coding. This is definitely a fun course. Thank you Angela for this great course.

  8. Fortunate Eze

    This course is nothing short of AMAZING. The level of love and sincere desire to see students succeed present in this course is a rare sight. This course is fun, it’s challenging, it’s suspense-filled, it makes you feel good about yourself solving those challenges. You don’t take this course and memorise codes, you take it and you know what you’re doing because you literally do it yourself.

    It couldn’t possibly be any more obvious that Angela brought out her whole heart, time, energy and resources to give us a course that if priced based on it’s value, many of us certainly can’t afford. I mean, she kept advising and encouraging us to keep going, because she knows the road could get bumpy, she made a few jokes and used funny animations so we smile along the way keeping it fun. Why some people can’t see this and would rather subscribe to trying to bend courses to fit their own personal preferences is beyond me, but I guess people will always be people.

    Dear Angela, I cannot speak for everyone but I certainly can speak for myself and I’m saying thank you. The efforts you put into making this course outstanding didn’t go unnoticed.

    Let as many of us as appreciate your efforts make you happy and energize you to create more life changing courses for us.


  9. Chendaniel

    Just the course fits me. Learn by doing, it is easy to start and just follow the flow and at day 15 you realized how to program in Python. Then the magic happen. I am on day 27 and I am looking forward to start a new section everyday.

  10. Caspar Cheng

    Angela is my favourite teacher on Udemy, her courses always come with clear and concise demonstration, make it really easy to understand the content. Meanwhile, she also provide a lot of tips to encourage us moving further on the way of coding. I’m definitely a super fan of her. I had finished her web development boot camp and now I’m learning Python 100 days of code. This course is amazing as she provided one particular project for each day’s learning, which is, really useful and handy. Also, those projects are really interesting and won’t let me feel disappointed about myself. Although some of them are a little bit difficult, they’re still resolvable after some struggling and searching online. I’ll recommend this course for those who really want to learn Python well and write real python projects from scratch!

  11. Jonas Weber

    The course was awesome in the first half! Really helped me to get back to programming and learning new techniques. Also the course got way to much focused on web development in the second half, which I’m not really interested in and is redundand to your dedicated web development course. The lack of videos in the last quarter was rather sad. I really would’ve liked some video explanations for pandas and matplotlib. The challenges and capstone projects were great and challenging!
    All in all I can really recommend this course for beginners and those who want to learn python and/or get back to programming!

  12. Rohit Prasad

    Angela is the best teacher I have ever experienced. The way she explains all the topics and makes use of it in the projects is commendable. Thank you so much Angela for this course.

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