What do “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”, “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Blue Moon” have in common? They all use the same common chord progression ( I-vi-ii-V7-I)! It’s really amazing to think how many songs all have the same fundamentals. This is exactly the reason why so many music teachers try to drill chords into your head. Once you know your chords properly, almost any song becomes that much easier to learn. People always talk about a secret to a hit song and maybe this is it. This chord progression spans decades and genres of music to really fit almost any style.
Don’t believe us when we say how many songs use the same common chord progression? Watch Debbie perform a medley of songs on the piano.
this is exactly what I teach.
Awesome! Thank you so much. Would love to learn all the rhythm patterns, the various positions to play the different chords. Gotta take a class!
GREAT Lesson. Love watching you.
This is great music theory. Eager to see where else she takes this.
I like watching you sing and play. Such a happy gal!
When you sing I would like to know what chords you are using, the scales they are from. Please explain. I enjoyed the first lesson.
Great lesson in understanding the basics. Now, lots of practice to develop muscle memory.
I bet that having you as a teacher would be fun.
she is so cool
I have a piano at home I would like to now how to play that good.
I wish my piano teachers had used that method when I took lessons. I gave up on piano because they did not teach anything I wanted to learn.
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