Free Online Piano Lessons (theory, techniques, tips, principles)

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  1. Just wanted to inform everyone about's Updates to the site.
    There are over 60 free online lessons, a 10-day course, and several resources
    and tools.


    (Below is a list of some of the topics covered on the website)

    Thank you,

    Chords. The topics include:

    Major Triads

    Minor Triads

    Major Seventh Chords

    Minor Seventh Chords

    Dominant Seventh Chords

    Major Sixth Chords

    Minor Sixth Chords

    Diminished Seventh Chords

    Half Diminished Seventh Chords / Minor Seventh with Lowered 5th Chords

    Major Ninth Chords

    Minor Ninth Chords

    Dominant Ninth Chords

    Major Eleventh Chords

    Minor Eleventh Chords

    Dominant Eleventh Chords

    Major Thirteenth Chords

    Minor Thirteenth Chords

    Dominant Thirteenth Chords

    ..... and several altered chords like ...

    C7 (-9)

    D11 (+9)

    Bb13 (-9 +11)

    Music Theory
    Are you familiar with the terms Aeolian mode, Phrygian mode, Tonic, and
    Submediant? How about major thirds, minor thirds, perfect fifths, octaves,
    unison intervals, minor sixths, major sevenths, and terms like that? The topics

    Sight Reading Techniques

    Techniques like "Circle of Fifths"

    Scale Degree Principles like Tonic, Supertonic, & Mediant scale names

    Modal Theory such as Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian ... and the list goes

    Chord construction (Example: I Major Triad + bVii Major Triad = Dominant
    Eleventh Chord) ... learn tons of little tricks & secrets ....

    Ear-Theory Principles & Techniques

    Chord Family Principles ---- Dominant Preparation chords, Secondary Dominant
    and Diminished Chords

    Harmonic Direction Principles

    Chord Inversions such as root, first, second, and third inversions

    Chord Alteration Principles

    Chord Harmonization Principles

    Upper & Lower Neighboring & passing tones

    Chord Tone recognition techniques & secrets

    Listening Techniques (once you've learned a song)

    Our award winning four-step technique will take you through several hymns like
    Amazing Grace, "O Come, Let Us Adore Thee", "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" and
    more! You will learn how to take the melody of a hymn and create chords to
    accompany it. This process has been used by thousands of our students with a
    countless number of hymns, choral arrangements, anthems, and more. The best
    part about these these techniques is that they are universal --- which means
    that you can use them to play virtually any song you want ...

    Step-by-Step Instructions

    Sound files to accompany every song (over 300)

    Both sight reading and ear training exercises for every hymn

    Chord Alteration exercises

    Listening techniques

    Chord Progressions
    Do you know what a 2-5-1 or "3-6-2-5-1" progression is? Or perhaps the famous
    12-bar Blues Chord Progression? At, you will not only learn how
    to play gospel, blues, and jazz progressions, but how to recognize them in
    songs. In addition, you will learn the simple techniques to playing these
    progressions, hymns, and songs in all 12 major keys! ... Enjoy learning:

    The famous "2-5-1" Chord Progression

    I - IV - I - V - I Chord Progressions

    I - IV - V - IV - I Chord Progressions

    Techniques behind the famous "5-->1" progression

    I --> IV, I --> V Chord Progressions

    "Circle of Fifths" Chord Exercises

    Major and Minor Chord Progressions

    "6 - 2 - 5 - 1" Chord Progressions

    "3 - 6 - 2 - 5 - 1" Chord Progressions

    "7 - 3 - 6 - 2 - 5 - 1" Chord Progressions

    Gospel Chord Progressions ... ranging from "up-tempo praise" chord Progressions
    to "worship-oriented" chord progressions

    Various Blues Progressions ... 12-bar, seventh chords, diminished chords ...
    and others

    Jazz Chord Progressions ... using dominant ninth, eleventh and thirteenth

    Study the different types of Root Progressions ... ... closing, opening,
    circular and other types of progressions

    Study how chord tones and scale degrees relate to each other [which chord
    progressions are most likely to be compatible ...]

    Learn various "turn-around" progressions [used in gospel music]

    Check out the website at:

    Hear and Play Music
    -Free online lessons, forums, chord finder, 10-day piano course

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