Learn Piano #6 - Jazz Cocktail Sound 7b9 in Piano Bar Music

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49 Videos (1h 6m)
    • Introduction and Overview of Level 6

      3:26
    • Music Tip 1: Altering One Tone in V7 Chord

      1:13
    • Music Tip 2: Major 7 vs Dominant 7

      2:39
    • Music Tip 3: Major 9 vs Dominant 9

      2:42
    • Music Tip 4: Dominant 7 vs Dominant 9

      1:20
    • Music Tip 5: Alter 2 Tones: 5th or 9th

      1:59
    • Music Tip 6: Flat the 9th tone - b9

      1:30
    • Music Tip 7: C9 & C7b9 in Written Music - 5 Notes

      2:41
    • Music Tip 8: Formula in the Dominant 7, 9, 7b9

      0:59
    • Music Tip 9: Piano Demo to the V7 Formula

      0:47
    • Music Tip 10: G7, C7, D7, A7

      1:35
    • Music Tip 11: G9 to G7b9

      1:41
    • Piano Demo: G7b9

      0:43
    • Music Tip 12: D9 to D7b9

      1:24
    • Piano Demo: D7b9

      0:48
    • Music Tip 13: A9 to A7b9

      1:29
    • Piano Demo: A7b9

      0:46
    • Music Tip 14: C9 to C7b9

      1:08
    • Piano Demo: C7b9

      0:48
    • Four 7b9 Chord Substitutions in Away In A Manger

      2:19
    • Music Tip 16: Play G7b9 in place of G7

      1:35
    • Music Tip 17: 2 Melody Tones that clash G7b9

      1:10
    • Music Tip 18: Substituting G7b9 in Song

      2:26
    • Piano Demo: Listen to the sounds of G7b9

      1:26
    • Music Tip 19: Transfer the G7b9 chords into chord chart

      0:52
    • RH plays 4 Diminished Chords in G7b9

      1:39
    • WWWB, WWBW, WBWW BWWW

      0:35
    • Practice 4 Diminished 7 Chords in this way

      0:44
    • Music Tip 28: Two C7 in Away In A Manger

      1:47
    • Music Tip 29: 2 tones that clash with C7b9

      0:42
    • Music Tip 30: Substituting C7b9 in Away In A Manger

      1:04
    • Putting in C7b9 into Away in A Manger

      1:20
    • Music Tip 32: Find places to put in D7b9

      0:50
    • Music Tip 33: 2 tones that clash with D7b9

      0:29
    • Music Tip 34: Substituting D7b9

      0:57
    • Music Tip 35: Why D7b9 does not work

      0:39
    • Music Tip 36: Find places to substitute A7b9

      1:10
    • Music Tip 37: 2 melody tones that clash A7b9

      0:40
    • Music Tip 38: Substituting A7b9

      1:37
    • Putting in A7b9 into Away In A Manger

      1:15
    • Piano Demo: Simple Rolling Waves

      1:38
    • PIano Demo: Simple Rolling Waves coming down

      1:26
    • PIano Demo - Dreamy 7 Rolling Waves

      1:15
    • Piano Demo - Dreamy 7 with Hands Cross Over Trick

      1:17
    • Piano Demo: Dreamy 7 with 2 Chords - M + m

      1:01
    • Piano Demo: Nostalgic CM9 Rolling Waves

      1:12
    • Piano Demo: Nostalgic 9 Rolling with 2 chords

      1:12
    • Piano Demo: Cocktail Run with LH Finger Trick

      1:31
    • Have Fun & Enjoy!

      0:46

About This Class

Learn Piano Level 6 - Intermediate Level - Continue to learn how to reharmonize a song from its basic structure using only Basic Major Chords in Away in A Manger.

We are now moving into more advanced piano playing in this Reharmonization Series. Many of my students love piano bar music and they want to capture those cocktail sounds in their music arrangement. Did you know that it is not difficult at all to create those sounds? If you are following this Reharmonization series, make sure you grasp the concept of Dominant Chords & Secondary Dominant Chords in Level 5.

Here's the Secret: To get into cool jazzy style of playing, you need to focus on the dominant chords and secondary dominant chords. Learn to just alter one tone, and that tone will create that cocktail sound that you want to hear in your music. Cocktail style of music functions and moves in the Circle movement of 6-2-5-1. The TRICK is to alter a tone in some of these dominant chords.

In this course, you are going to learn Music Tips to alter a tone in the dominant chords to create the cocktail sound in piano bar music. This is just the 'beginning' of learning basic music fundamentals to create cocktail sounds. Learn Piano Level 6 is part of a series of a 10 Level course. So if you are a beginner, you will need Learn Piano Level 1 to Level 5 to give you that foundation to do chord substitution to secondary dominants. This is the 6th level of reharmonizing "Away in a Manger" to Level 6. Keyboard diagrams and charts will not include the earlier levels.

As a bonus, I am going to show you a few RUNS from simple to advanced to help you reach the cocktail runs so that you can put them freely into your music. This section is entirely a BONUS, a gift to you, as this section itself is already a course on its own.

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The following 16 Topics are covered:

1. Know your Dominant 7 Chords

2. Know your Dominant 9 Chords

3. Know how to Alter Dominant Chords

4. Dominant Chords - Can alter 2 tones - 5th and 9th

5. To get the Cocktail sound - alter the 9th tone to b9

6. Music Formula for Dominant 7, Dominant 9, Dominant 7b9

7. Work on the 4 Dominant Chords in Away in A Manger

8. Altering the Four Dominant 9 Chords - G7, C7, D7 A7

9. 4 Chord Substitutions in Away in A Manger

10. Step 1: Substitute G7b9

11. Step 2: Substitute C7b9

12. Step 3: Substitute D7b9

13. Step 4: Substitute A7b9

14. Voicing Tricks to Play 5 Tone 7b9 Chords

15. Understand Diminished 7 Chords

16. Rolling Runs Techniques

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38 Music Theory Tips

Music Theory Tip 1: Altering Only One tone in dominant chords

Music Theory Tip 2: Major 7 vs Dominant 7

Music Theory Tip 3: Major 9 vs Dominant 9

Music Theory Tip 4. Dominant 7 vs Dominant 9

Music Theory Tip 5: Altered Dominant Chords - can alter 2 tones

Music Theory Tip 6: Flat the 9th tone

Music Theory Tip 7: C9 and C7b9 in Written Music - 5 notes

Music Theory Tip 8. Formula Patterns in Dominant Chords

Music Theory Tip 9: Piano Demo to the Dominant Chords Formula

Music Theory Tip 10: G9, C9, D9 A9

Music Theory Tip 11. G9 to G7b9

Music Theory Tip 12: D9 to D7b9

Music Theory Tip 13: A9 to A7b9

Music Theory Tip 14: C9 to C7b9

Music Theory Tip 15: Start susbstituting with Primary Dominant Chord

Music Theory Tip 16: Find places to substitute G7b9

Music Theory Tip 17: Two melody tones clash with G7b9

Music Theory Tip 18: Substitute G7b9 into Away In A Manger

Music Theory Tip 19: Transfer G7b9 into chord chart

Music Theory Tip 20: Finger Trick to play 7b9 - 5 tone chords

Music Theory Tip 21: Finger Tricks to play G7b9

Music Theory Tip 22: Big Secret Tip: Right Hand plays diminished 7 Chords

Music Theory Tip 23: Different ways to write diminished chords

Music Theory Tip 24: Symmetrical diminished 7 Chords: WWWB, WWBW, WBWW, BWWW

Music Theory Tip 25: Playing symmetrical diminished Chords

Music Theory Tip 26: Finger Tricks: LH plays bass + RH plays diminished 7 chords

Music Theory Tip 27: Distinguish between a C Major Chord & C7

Music Theory Tip 28: Find the 2 C7s in Away in A Manger

Music Theory Tip 29: The 2 tones that clash with C7b9

Music Theory Tip 30: Substitute C7b9 in Away in A manger

Music Theory Tip 31: Identify the 4 diminished chords in C7b9

Music Theory Tip 32: Find places to put in D7b9

Music Theory Tip 33: The 2 tones that clash with D7b9

Music Theory Tip 34: Substituting D7b9 in Away In A Manger

Music Theory Tip 35. Piano Demo on why D7b9 does not work

Music Tip 36: Find places to substitute A7b9

Music Tip 37: Two melody tones that clash with A7b9

Music Theory Tip 38: Substituting A7b9 into Away in A Manger

Bonus Piano Techniques: Rolling Runs from Simple to Advanced Cocktail Run

Piano Technique Tip 1: Simple Triad Rolling Waves

Piano Technique Tip 2: Simple Rolling Waves Coming Down

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