how to play piano chords
Have you always wanted to learn how to play chord style piano? Well, it’s your lucky day! Click here for more information, or to enroll in this free course: http://courses.pianovideolessons.com/piano-chording-level-1-year-1-unit-5/
There are 16 lessons in this course. You will easily learn all of the Major and Minor Chords, how to play from a Lead Sheet, and interesting patterns to use while playing your left hand chords. You’ll also learn some cool chord progressions and even how to strum the piano from a chord sheet, just like guitar players do! So, you can chord and sing along!
Why should I learn chords?
Chords are the harmony that songs are made of. If we know chords, we can create our own harmonic arrangements, and we can also play chords along while someone is singing. Or we can use the chords to write our own music! But understanding chords is super-important even for reading music, because chords are everywhere, and the better we know them, the easier and faster we can read music!
Visit my website:
Join my mailing list:
There’s more on chords in my book: http://www.billspianopages.com/how-to-really
Learning piano chords and chord progressions can seem pretty daunting, but you can get a long way on the instrument by knowing just a few. In fact, you can play hundreds of songs if you learn just four easy piano chords.
In this tutorial I’m going to assume you’re a beginner and that, while you know the basic notes on the piano keyboard, you know little or nothing about chords, harmony and improvisation. I’ll teach you four chords and a simple progression in the key of C that you can adapt to help you play very many different songs. You can also use this easy tutorial to start learning some bits and pieces of piano improvisation, and as an intro to some of the other piano tutorials on my channel.
The chords I look at are C, F, G and A minor. The first thing I explain is the importance of being able to play these chords in many different voicings and inversions – the piano offers hundreds of different ways of playing simple chords, and it’s important that you really get comfortable with find chord shapes quickly on the keyboard.
From there we take a simple chord progression and begin to play it to time, starting with just single chords and moving on to slightly more complex, but easy piano comps. We also look at ways that you can start improvising on the chords to create more interesting effects, and also mention playing in different keys and learning how to pick out melody at the keyboard.
A really important point that I make several times is that you have to practise this pretty hard – learning piano isn’t easy, and it’s really crucial that you give your brain time to adjust to the complex stuff you’re asking it to do. However, with a few hours or days of practice it shouldn’t take long for you to get pretty reasonable at playing chords on the piano. It’s all about determination and sticking to it!
If you’ve enjoyed this tutorial you might also like my book, How To Really Play The Piano – there’s a link at the top of this description.
This is a video on how to play piano chords for beginners, and this particular lesson introduces ‘wave chords,’ one of my favorite techniques, for you to use in your soloing.
Jazz piano lessons for beginners to jazzy chords and improvisation. Lessons are meant to get you playing beautiful chords as quickly as possible while teaching you the fundamentals of improvisation.
HD 720p Available!
More free video lessons on jazzy chords and improvisation at http://www.pianobreaks.com