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How to Play Songs with Chords and Inversions in 5 steps!
#2299473 07/07/14 10:18 AM
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Hi all,

I just joined this cool Forum. Some great stuff here! If you would like to learn about Chords (Triads), Inversions, some common progressions and how they work in songs on the piano check out : www.greglloydacademy.com There are a few free videos there to show you all about this stuff and you will be playing many songs by the end of the video. Hope it helps:)

P.S. Get the Free PDF to help you with the video. Plus, what would you like me to cover in a video?? I am open to suggestions. Please leave a comment at site or email me at greg@greglloydacademy.com

Take it easy,

Best,

Greg.

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Re: How to Play Songs with Chords and Inversions in 5 steps!
Greg Lloyd #2300015 07/08/14 08:16 PM
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Uh, Greg, you do realize that this is a piano teacher's forum?


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Re: How to Play Songs with Chords and Inversions in 5 steps!
John v.d.Brook #2306995 07/25/14 12:48 PM
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John, writing strictly as a businessman and not a teacher, do you think anybody makes any money on video "methods" like this? Enough people do them that one would think they must sell. But I have a hard time believing it considering the relatively poor quality of the material.

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laguna_greg #2307107 07/25/14 05:21 PM
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Greg, there are plenty of free ones how-to videos on youtube, so most likely not.

My objection to the OP's post was the assumption that piano teachers don't know this basic stuff and for some reason, those that do know it, cannot explain it to a student in 60 seconds or less.


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Re: How to Play Songs with Chords and Inversions in 5 steps!
John v.d.Brook #2307143 07/25/14 07:07 PM
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Mine, too. You know the drill all too well. People actually think there is a quick fix for this stuff. There isn't.

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At that basic level the theory is obvious - getting my fingers to do it is what takes work.

I did listen to a bit of his videos. Maybe I'm too critical, but the camera angle doesn't cover his fingers. A beginner might need to know what finger plays what, a more advanced student already knows the triads.

What bothered me was seeing a grand piano opened up in the studio, then hearing a digital play when he demonstrates.


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Greg Lloyd #2307319 07/26/14 09:39 AM
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There are more problems than that.

- Introduction says that a triad is "3 notes together". CFG is not a triad, CDE is not a triad. Not a good definition.

- "Diatonic is a fancy word for major". What he is trying to say is that diatonic notes are built on the interval sequence that we find in a major scale, which is why the notes of the major scale, and of modes and the natural minor (= a mode) are diatonic, but a G# in A minor is not diatonic. There is so much jam packed together, that maybe leaving out "diatonic" altogether would be good.

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Maybe I'm too critical, but the camera angle doesn't cover his fingers.

In the introductory video we see no piano whatsoever. The missing visual would be helpful for beginners trying to follow.


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There are more problems than that.

- Introduction says that a triad is "3 notes together". CFG is not a triad, CDE is not a triad. Not a good definition.

- "Diatonic is a fancy word for major". What he is trying to say is that diatonic notes are built on the interval sequence that we find in a major scale, which is why the notes of the major scale, and of modes and the natural minor (= a mode) are diatonic, but a G# in A minor is not diatonic. There is so much jam packed together, that maybe leaving out "diatonic" altogether would be good.

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Maybe I'm too critical, but the camera angle doesn't cover his fingers.

In the introductory video we see no piano whatsoever. The missing visual would be helpful for beginners trying to follow.



I well! I thought as much.

Back to the drawing board for v.2.0!


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