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Learn to read chord symbols in a visual and intuitive way using real music
Lectures 123
Video 6 hours
Skill Level Intermediate Level
Languages English
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Interpret basic chord symbols, including major and minor triads, sus chords, and 7th chords
Have multiple ways of playing the same chord, so that you can choose the one that sounds best

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This course is for people who can already play the piano and read music, and who’d like a solid foundation in how to interpret chord symbols on the piano
This course is not for people learning to play the piano from scratch, or for people wanting to learn how to interpret chord symbols on other instruments

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“After buying loads of books on piano chords nothing has come close to this excellent course … it has to be the best on Udemy” – Michael Fallon

“Even if you already know your scales and chords, this course brings you through the variations so that you can do more than just play a triad each and every time.” – Richard

This course teaches you how to interpret basic chord symbols at the piano, and explains them:

at the keyboard
in a visual and intuitive way
using real pieces of music

I’ll teach you concepts using original techniques that I’ve tested on hundreds of students over a decade, including signed artists and other industry professionals. By the end you’ll know many ways of playing any chord symbol that’s likely to crop up in popular music. (I’m working on a follow-up course that teaches more advanced chords that you find in jazz.)

What this course is

This course shows you many ways of playing:

major triads (e.g. C, Eb, F#)
minor triads (e.g. Dm, Fm, G#m)
sus chords (e.g. Esus, Gsus, Bbsus)
7th chords (e.g. F#7, Am7, Cmaj7), and
slash chords (e.g. Ab/Eb, Bm/E, Dmaj7/E)

so that you can:

read a “lead sheet” (a score with a melody and chord symbols but no LH)
accompany yourself singing using just chord symbols, and
understand how the chord symbols fit a score

I’ll show you many ways of playing each chord so that you can not only work out what chord to play but also turn it into a complete accompaniment.

What this course isn’t

This course doesn’t teach you how to play the piano – it assumes you know how to play the piano already. And the pieces used are mostly extracts that are designed to illustrate certain types of chord, so the goal isn’t to play complete pieces but to acquire skills that you can apply to other pieces.

Also, this isn’t a music composition course: I don’t talk very much about why certain chords sound good together. However, if you are interested in learning about chord progressions this is a good starting point.

In conclusion

So, if you’ve ever wondered what Dm7/G means then give this course a try! You can always get a refund if you decide it isn’t for you.

Best of luck on your musical journey,

Benedict

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