Create and Motivate: Developing seventh-chord fluency

The ability to recognize and play chords without hesitation benefits all pianists. For improvisers, chord fluency enables practical skills such as learning tunes by ear, transforming lead sheets to arrangements, jamming with others, and creating one's own part in bands. For those who prefer to play written music, facility with chords improves learn...
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Expanding your vocabulary of chords

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 Do you think Johann Pachelbel knew how popular his Canon in D would become?When I discovered the same chord progression in a few familiar songs, my search for more examples began. As you play this chord progression are there songs that come to your mind?  This chord progression is often played with a scale in the bass:  The Canon in...
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The keyboard harmony course: Its need and importance

I am delighted to have been asked to participate in the inaugural issue of this ground-breaking publication, in the company of some musician/pedagogues whose work I admire very much indeed. I suspect (and indeed, I fervently hope) that many of my own homespun observations and suggestions will overlap with those of others whose views are represented...
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