One of the simplest and most effective ways to enrich your chord progressions is through the use of inversions. Depending which note you put in the bass, you end up with chords in first inversion or second inversion:
In her article, “If Only Teaching Piano was as Easy as Sliced Apples,” Leila Viss discusses her thoughts on how to make practice easier on not only the students, but the parents and the teacher as well.
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.
This guide has the most minimal information you need to know about reading musical notes and their corresponding piano keys. If you’re new to piano you will be able to read notes and piano keys in no time, and have a solid foundation for future learning
This video teaches you this pattern in three chords so that you can use it with the 12-bar blues. You can use this pattern in blues songs, swing, country and even some pop songs.
If the numbers are right, the sound will be right. The piano can be thought of as a numbers machine, a calculator if you like. Think in terms of shapes, patterns and numbers. Encompassing these three aspects is the musical interval
If you want to get into playing the piano, it’s a good idea to get a basic understanding of how the instrument works. Before you even sit down at the piano bench, or sign up for lessons, educating yourself about the instrument gives you a base to start from, and may even help you decide if it’s the right choice of instrument for you.