Play Piano Chord Variations: Piano Building Blocks
What you’ll learn
Play variations on common chords, such as “2” chords, “7th” chords, “sus” chords, and more!
Use variations on common chords to make their own playing and improvisation more compelling and interesting.
Welcome to the Piano Building Blocks Series! This course teaches you what to do when you encounter other chords beyond the basic common chords we cover in the first course.
In our first course, Play the 24 Most Common Chords: Piano Building Blocks, we covered the 24 most common chords – the building blocks of all music. Most pop music can be played using those 24 common chords.
In this course, you will learn why a moment in a song will sound beautiful and unique because, instead of a plain major or minor chord, the composer used a “2” chord, or a “sus” chord, or maybe a “dim” chord. If you don’t know what those symbols mean, you can’t get the exact sound of the song that you were hoping for.
In simple language and easy-to-follow visual examples, you will learn how to play the special additions and variations to major and minor chords that often pop up in music today. You’ll also learn how to use these variations to make your own playing style more interesting.
Start here for more intermediate players, or if you’re a beginner, combine this course with Play the 24 Most Common Chords: Piano Building Blocks.
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Who this course is for:
- Recommended for ages 10 to adult.
- Great for beginner or intermediate piano players who already know a little bit about chords.
- Great for intermediate piano players who have never learned to play by chord before.
- Chord Additions & Variations
- Introduction to 7th Chords and Beyond
- Introduction to Chord Inversions & Final Wrap-Up