Category Archives: Chords

Composition & Improvisation: Commonly-Used Chord Patterns: C Minor Triad

Successful Composition and Improvisation is not just about melodic invention. An enormous range of music can be created by playing chords in a variety of simple patterns. Here, for your consideration are some commonly-used voicings and rhythms for a C Minor … Continue reading

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Composition & Improvisation: Commonly-Used Chord Patterns: C Major Triad

Successful Composition and Improvisation is not just about melodic invention. An enormous range of music can be created by playing chords in a variety of simple patterns. Here, for your consideration are some commonly-used voicings and rhythms for a C Major … Continue reading

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Study Aid Upload: Piano Technique: Fingering Charts: Minor Triad Arpeggios

Downloadable PDF showing finger choice and placement over two octaves in both hands, keyboard view… Fingering Charts: Minor Triad Arpeggios, Two Octaves

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Study Aid Upload: Piano Technique: Fingering Charts: Major Triad Arpeggios

Downloadable PDF showing finger choice and placement over two octaves in both hands, keyboard view… Fingering Charts: Major Triad Arpeggios, Two Octaves

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Transposition: The Musical Way to Transpose Harmony

A prerequisite to Transposing Harmony like a musician is to conceive and hear the music in functional musical terms, not just as an arbitrary sequence of dots.

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Transposition: The Musical Way to Transpose a Melody

A prerequisite to Transposing a Melody like a musician is to conceive of and hear the melody in meaningful musical terms, not as some random sequence to be manipulated with calculations. Enjoy this simple example of how to transpose a … Continue reading

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Chords Progression: Minor Add2 (Rootless) Resolved to Minor Triad

Suspension means to temporarily delay the resolution of one or more chord tones. Here, for example, is a C Minor Rootless Add2 (for lack of a better name) with its resolution:

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Chord Progressions: Major Add2 (Rootless) Resolved to Major Triad

Suspension means to temporarily delay the resolution of one or more chord tones. Here, for example, is a C Major Rootless Add2 (for lack of a better name) with its resolution:

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Chord Progressions: Sus2 Resolved to Minor Triad

Suspension means to temporarily delay the resolution of one or more chord tones. Here, for example, is a Csus2 (read “C suspended second chord”) with its minor triad resolution:

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Chord Progressions: Sus2 Resolved to Major Triad

Suspension means to temporarily delay the resolution of one or more chord tones. Here, for example, is a Csus2 (read “C suspended second chord”) with its major triad resolution:

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