Playing jazz chords is much the same as playing any other type of chord on piano. Once you grasp the fundamentals of music theory, scales, notes and piano chords you’ll be able to play all types of music: Gospel, jazz, ballads and everything else in between.
An aspiring jazz pianist will require reference charts showing the basic jazz chord structures and intervals. From there you will be able to use chords differently for each song and move on to advanced chords like 9ths, 11ths, 13ths, drop voicing and blues.
A good online piano course will provide clear and comprehensive charts introducing you to such exotica as clusters, polytonal clusters and substitutions. With practice and a good reference chart you will find yourself playing with passion, variety and harmony keeping yourself moving forward because you’re making music!
Learning online from a well put together course has many advantages: affordability and availability being first among these. Not having to commute, not feeling pressure in the event that something isn’t quite making sense. Being able to devote as much time as you want when you want is a real benefit. Coming out like a ninja Stevie Wonder and being asked “Where did you learn to play like that!?” is such a hoot!
Online courses challenge you at your own level. You move onto the next chord after you mastered the last one.
Playing piano for yourself or any sort of ensemble is one of the most soul nourishing, community and family building activities anyone can do. And it just isn’t as difficult as you might think because the new chord based approach from the more advanced online courses means that you will improve fast keeping yourself entertained all along the way. You will stay motivated.
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Then, I decided to give your course a try. Is it possible to have fun while practicing the piano. The answer in this case is yes. The video’s are easy to follow and each lesson presents something new, but builds on the previous skills you have learned. You still have to practice, but the practice is fun. The lessons allow you to play and hear recognizable rhythms, while at the same time you are learning chords and music theory: a great way to learn! I actually look forward to practice every day.”
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Hey Robin we have spoke a while back about your course..I started on book one and it is awesome.. I play acoustic guitar and sing but i am so excited to play piano now, and it so easy to create chord progressions with your method that the second day already im playing let it be progression…what is your suggestion should i just follow each page and dont move on till i master each page? Thanks..it was a blessing finding you, music is my life.
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