In this piano lesson we will learn how to take a very childish and simple chord progression and turn it into something that sounds harmonically sophisticated, by altering the voicings using some simple concepts to create mature-sounding voicings. The ideas presented here will not only give you an exercise to practice, but also help you build up your chord vocabulary.
The idea shown here was also discussed in a previous video about inverted pedal notes:
Who is this Lesson Aimed At?
This lesson is aimed at piano players interested in expanding their chord voicing vocabulary. Although some theoretical concepts are discussed throughout the video, YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW ANY THEORY to make use of the forms presented! Just watch, listen and copy what I play, and enjoy! These chord voicings are not difficult to play and do not require any special piano technique.
More About Chord Voicings from Wikipedia:
“In music composition and arranging, a voicing is the instrumentation and vertical spacing and ordering of the pitches in a chord (which notes are on the top or in the middle, which ones are doubled, which octave each is in, and which instruments or voices perform each). Which note is on the bottom determines the inversion. Voicing is ‘the manner in which one distributes, or spaces, notes and chords among the various instruments” and spacing or “simultaneous vertical placement of notes in relation to each other.'”
For more, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voicing_%28music%29
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Here’s an interesting video about voicing the 2-5-1 progression:
How to modulate between keys using the 2-5-1 progression:
Learn to play Bach’s Prelude in C major:
My playlist of inspiring piano harmony, chord and voicing tips and tricks:
(Inside you will find additional major chord voicing ideas for piano!)