I have to apologize to the piano players this week. This episode is not for you unless you’re a true beginner. Instead, this week is for all of the instrumentalists who need to de-mystify the piano and be able to play very simple chord progressions. Every great musician needs to be able to play some piano. Especially in jazz, being able to sit down and plunk out a simple chord progression, or accompany one of your students is a must. The good news is, with some of the knowledge you’ve gained from this show already, you should be able to learn this skill without too much trouble.
In today’s episode I will give you a simple formula that you will be able to apply to all simple chord changes and be playing them on piano quickly! We talk about stacking the chord tones and one extension on top of each other in open and closed position making for nice voice leading that will have you sounding like you have been playing piano for years in no time. Remember to send me an email if you don’t understand any of this and I’d be happy to help you.
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