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

A Piano Reharmonization of Imagine (John Lennon) We wrote an easy piano arrangement of Imagine by John Lennon using some of the essential Reharmonization Techniques we usually talk on our mDecks Music Youtube Channel Things like: Modal Interchange (a.k.a. Borrowing from minor) • Secondary Dominants • Considering the Target and others. You can gain access to the sheet music by joining... Continue Reading →

3 Diminished Chords every musician should know (that work on a different premise)

There are 3 diminished chords that work on a completely different premise (than the other regular diminished chords) In this video we discuss the use of these chords in harmonic progressions from the Gospel and Jazz genre. #chords #musictheory #jazz #piano Jazz players and composers have used these diminished chords in their songs many times. Do you know these functions? They are diminished chords that break all the rules.

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