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Learn Piano #2 - Play Piano Color Chords & 19 Ballads

Rosa Suen ♫, Skillshare Coach: Follow Me ☺♫

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53 Videos (1h 11m)
    • Overview & Introduction to Play Piano Level 2

      4:54
    • C6 - the 6th Color Tone added

      0:51
    • CM7 - the 7th Color Tone Added

      0:27
    • CM9 - 2 Color Tones Added: 7 + 9

      0:38
    • C 6/9 - 2 Color Tones Added: 6 + 9

      1:05
    • F6 - the 6th Color Tone Added

      0:34
    • FM7 - the 7th Color Tone Added

      0:36
    • FM9 - 2 Color Tones Added: 7 + 9

      0:52
    • F6/9 - 2 Color Tones Added: 6 + 9

      0:44
    • 1st Line of Away In A Manger - C6, CM7, CM9, C6/9

      1:58
    • 1st Line of Away In A Manger - F6, FM7, FM9, F6/9

      1:18
    • Listen to the Song with Color Chords

      1:09
    • G9 Video Demo

      0:53
    • G7 to G9 in Line 2 of Away In A Manger

      1:12
    • Color Chord Substitution to Away In A Manger

      2:46
    • Use the 4T6 Handshape

      1:26
    • RH Form Color Tones moving 1 step or 1/2 step

      2:05
    • Right Hand - 4T6 Handshape

      1:34
    • Apply 4T6 to Away In A Manger

      4:02
    • 4T6 Handshape Play Along - Away In A Manger

      1:49
    • Piano Tip 4: LH plays 1-5-10 Open 10th Harmony

      1:07
    • PIano Tip 5: 3rd Finger Trick on 5th - Slow Tempo

      1:25
    • Piano Tip 5: LH plays Rocking 10 - Normal Tempo

      1:16
    • Ballad 9 - CM9, FM9, G9

      1:00
    • Ballad 9 - Away In A Manger - Normal Tempo

      1:17
    • Ballad 9 - Away In A Manger - Slow Tempo

      1:13
    • Piano Tip 8: Walking Thumb Trick - New Age Sound

      1:03
    • New Age - Normal Tempo Play Along

      1:16
    • New Age - Slow Tempo Play Along

      1:28
    • Piano Tip 9: Rock on L3 + L1 plays 9th & 10th

      0:51
    • Nostalgic 9 - Play Long - Slow Tempo

      1:19
    • Nostalgic 9 - Normal Tempo Play Along

      1:06
    • Piano Tip 10: Finger Trick L3 to Cross Over

      1:06
    • Cross Over Ballad Chords: C, F, G7

      1:16
    • Cross Over Ballad - Slow Tempo - Play Along

      0:59
    • Cross Over Ballad - Normal Tempo - Play Along

      1:16
    • Piano Tip 11: Finger Trick - L3 Crosses Over

      1:50
    • Cross Over 2 Octaves - Play Along

      1:09
    • Piano Tip 12: 2 Movement - Move the Entire Hand

      0:42
    • Ascending Arp - Normal Tempo Play Along

      1:07
    • Ascending Arp - Slow Tempo Play Along

      0:59
    • Piano Tip 13: Ballad Hop Filler - Repeat 3 + 5

      1:15
    • Dancing Water Run - Going Up

      0:47
    • Piano Tip 14: C6 Chord to create Water Sounds

      1:23
    • Piano Tip 15: Thumb Trick - Thumb on E

      1:13
    • Piano Tip 16: Waterfall Run Coming down C6 Both Hands

      0:44
    • Piano Tip 17: Finger Trick & Eye Focus on Waterfall Run

      1:25
    • Waterfall Run - Play Along

      0:57
    • Quartal Sounds in C Chord

      2:06
    • Quartal Sounds in F Chord

      1:51
    • Quartal Sounds in G7 Chord

      1:00
    • Playing Quartals to Away In A Manger

      1:31
    • SkillshareConclusion

      0:46

About This Class

Learn Piano Level 2 - Learn Intermediate Music Harmony & 19 Fun Piano Ballads to play like a PRO!

  • Do you want an easy method to play 4-tone chords without boring drills & practice?
  • All you need is a little music theory of how to add: 6th, 7th & 9th
  • Learn my 4T6 Handshape weapon to automatically gives you 4 tones in the RH & LH to do beautiful water sounds.
  • Are you stuck with boring LH accompaniment? Learn my 10+ Piano Tips on Ballad variations for the 10th color tone.
  • Is "Quartals" a mystery to you? I have a Bonus Section that will break the secret code for you so that you can start playing Quartal Open Sound immediately!

Here's the Secret: By using a 4T6 Handshape, you can easily put in the 6th, 7th, and 9th color tones. Professional musicians always play Left Hand Ballads beyond an octave to get the 9th and 10th color tones in their accompaniment. That's how you hear the nostalgic mood and the New Age sound just moving the color tones around.

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TWO MAJOR SECTIONS:

Part 1: Music Theory

1. What are color chords?

2. Adding the 'extra' note to Basic Triad - 4 Tone Chord

3. Upper Chord Extensions - 9, 11, 13

4. 4 Tone Chord - C: C6, CM7, CM9, C6/9

5. 4 Tone Chord - F: F6, FM7, FM9, F6/9

6. 4 Tone Chord - G: G7, G9

7. Do Color Chord Substitutions to Basic Chords: C, F, G

8. Apply Color Chord Substitutions to Away In A Manger

9. 10th Color Tone - Use by Left Hand

Part 2: Piano Techniques

1. Piano Tip 1: Secret Handshape 4T6 - RH Plays 4 tones automatically

2. Piano Tip 2: 4T6 Color Tones moving 1 step or 1/2 step

3. Piano Tip 3: Left Hand plays 10th Color Tone

4. Piano Tip 4: Left Hand plays 1 -5- 10 Open 10th Harmony

5. Piano Tip 5: Left Hand Plays Rocking 10

6. Piano Tip 6: Ballad 9 with Thumb Trick stopping at 9

7. Piano Tip 7: Change the Order of 9th & 10th tone to get New Age Sound

8. Piano Tip 8: Use Walking Thumb to play New Age Sound

9. Piano Tip 9: Create Nostalgic Sound - Finger tricks of L3 + L1 playing 9th & 10th

10. Piano Tip 10: Finger Trick L3 to Cross Over to play color tones

11. Piano Tip 11: Finger Trick L3 to Cross Over 2 Octaves

12. Piano Tip 12: Ascending Arp - Use 2 Movement & Move Entire Hand

13. Piano Tip 13: Ballad Hop Filler - The Magic tones of Repeating 3 + 5

14. Piano Tip 14. Use C6 Color Chord to create water sounds

15. Piano Tip 15: Finger Thumb Trick - On Note E Always

16. Piano Tip 16. Waterfall Run - Both Hands play C6

17. Piano Tip 17: Finger Trick & Eye focus

18. Piano Tip 18: Rosa's Insider Tips to Play Quartals Easily

19. Piano Tip 19: Circle Tip to Understand Quartals

This course concentrates on giving you a variety of creative way to put in color tones with your left hand and right hand. You need to learn some finger tricks to know where to concentrate when you create the beautiful colorful sounds.

Have fun playing Away In A Manger in a creative way sounding like a professional with all those color tones!

Have Fun!

Rosa

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Didn;t realize that there are so many variations in ballad playing. Just changing the rhythm and order can create so much fun.
The many variations of Ballad playing are very interesting. Changing a note makes the ballad different. Also the order of playing gives a lot of variations too. Never seen this before. That's why I love to follow Rosa's classes.
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