Get started playing your favorite songs with this jam-packed video. You’ll learn the basic chords (I, IV, and V) at the heart of countless tunes, how to arrange (invert) them for maximum effect, and how to make it all come alive with rhythm and bass line. Virtually a complete course in one crystal-clear tutorial.
How to Develop Ease When Playing Piano
In this video, Josh Wright of joshwrightpiano.com gives his suggestions on how to overcome tendinitis and develop a relaxed playing technique.
Instrument Recording at Home Part 4: Adding Effects
In this video, the team over at Consordini Music show us how to use Reaper when adding effects and which are the most suitable for an instrument recording.
Instrument Recording at Home Part 3: The Recording
In this video, the team over at Consordini Music will teach us some tips on making an instrument recording.
How to Write Interesting Chord Progressions: 8-bar or 16-bar Progressions
Not every bar in an 8- or 16-bar progression needs a different chord; it’s about balancing variety (things that are different) with unity (things that repeat).
Instrument Recording at Home Part 2: The DAW
In this video you can will learn about Reaper, a digital audio workstation (DAW) and all of its basic functions from the team over at Consordini Music.
How to Write Interesting Chord Progressions: Half-diminished Seventh Chords
A great tool for adding a different color in a chord progression is to include one or more half-diminished seventh chords (sometimes just called half-diminished chords).
How to Write Interesting Chord Progressions: Suspended Fourth Chords
Another common way to create more interesting chords by altering the notes of the basic triad is to form what are called suspended fourth chords.
How To Write Interesting Chord Progressions: Chord Extensions
The most common and most useful of these chords is the seventh, which you can use pretty much anywhere just to add a slightly different color to a chord, or in some types of progression to give the sequence of chords some extra thrust, because the added seventh is a mild dissonance, or clash, that makes the chord sound like it wants to move somewhere.
How to Write Interesting Chord Progressions: Chromatic Alterations
Chromatic alterations, such as sharps and flats, can be used to help create a more interesting chord progression in a piece of music. Ed Bell explains how to use these alterations effectively.