Are You Ready For Upper Structure Triads? Take this Quiz to find out.

For a piano player, knowing how to voice chords is an essential skill, not only forcomping (accompanying or laying the chord progression for others player toimprovise over), but also to use those voicings as an improvisational aid. Allpiano players get many melodic ideas or lines from their voicings. There are many ways of practicing and... Continue Reading →

How to Play Upper Structure Triads on Piano

How to play upper structure triads on the piano? 1. Find the correct chord/chord-scale pairing for the chord. 2. Classify your notes into inside note and outside notes. 3. Within the inside notes determine which is the root, the guide-tones, and the available tensions 4. Find triads that are all built with inside notes and contain at least one available tension 5. Play that triad on your right hand while playing the root on the two guide tones on your left hand

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