Learn Piano #7: Learn Chromatic Chords & Chromatic Scale Run

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53 Videos (1h 31m)
    • Introduction to Learn Piano Level #7

      2:17
    • Overall Summary of the 7 Levels of Reharmonization

      4:03
    • Level 1 Chord Chart - C F G7

      1:07
    • Level 2 Color Chords - C6, CM7, CM9, C6/9, FM7, FM9, G7, G9

      1:17
    • Level 3 Minor Chords - Am, Em, Dm

      1:03
    • Level 4 Circle of 5ths - Em7 Am7 Dm7 G7 C

      1:56
    • Level 5 - Secondary Dominants - C7, A7, D7

      1:26
    • Level 6 Altered V7 Chords - b9 Cocktail Sounds

      1:08
    • Level 7 Chords - Ebdim7, D#dim7, C#dim7, F#dim7

      1:42
    • Diminished 7 Chord Formula: 1 b3 b5 bb7

      2:14
    • Diminished 7 Chord Formula: 1 b3 b5 6

      3:20
    • Write out 12 Diminished 7 Chords: 1 b3 b5 6

      2:30
    • Sounds of Twelve Diminished 7 Chords

      6:45
    • Twelve Diminished 7 Chords - R1 R2 R3 R5

      2:18
    • Chord Progression: C - A7b9 - Dm7 - G7

      3:50
    • C#dim7 is the upper structure of A7b9

      0:45
    • Piano Demo: C#dim7 is the upper structure of A7b9

      2:10
    • Diminished 7 Chord can replace VI7b9 in any Key

      0:44
    • Fun Activity 2: What Roman Numeral for C#dim7 Chord?

      0:59
    • Roman Numeral Notation for C#dim7

      1:11
    • Diminished 7 Chords Create Chromatic Sound

      1:38
    • Piano Demo: C C#dim7 Dm7 G7

      1:50
    • Put in C#dim7 Chord substitution

      1:45
    • Putting in C#dim7 to Song

      1:00
    • Em7 - ??? - Dm

      2:49
    • Answer to Fun Activity 4

      1:23
    • Em7 - Ebdim7 - Dm7 - Chromatic Chord Movement

      1:34
    • Piano Demo: Em7 - Ebdim7 - Dm7 Chromatic Movement

      2:08
    • Chord Chart in Song - Insert Ebdim7

      1:25
    • Piano Demo: First line - Ebdim7 inserted

      1:11
    • F - ??? - C/G

      2:06
    • C/G - 2nd Chord Inversion

      1:14
    • Answer to Fun Activity 5

      1:36
    • F - F#dim7 - C/G - Chromatic Chord Movement

      1:08
    • Piano Demo: F F#dim7 C/G - Chromatic Chord Movement

      0:56
    • Fun Activity 6: Roman numeral for F#dim7 chord?

      0:42
    • Answer to Activity - Roman numeral for F#dim7

      1:08
    • Piano Demo: F#dim7 inserted in song

      1:14
    • Dm7 - ??? - C/E

      1:33
    • Answer to Activity 7

      2:51
    • Fun Activity 8: Roman numeral notation for D#dim7

      0:49
    • Answer to Activity 8

      0:52
    • Piano Demo: Dm7 - D#dim7 - C/E

      1:01
    • Away in a Manger with D#dim7 inserted

      0:51
    • 4 different Diminished 7 Chords in C Key

      2:19
    • Piano Demo: Right Hand Chromatic Scale

      2:14
    • Piano Demo: Left Hand Chromatic Scale

      1:09
    • Right Hand Chromatic Scale Runs in 2 Octaves

      1:34
    • Left Hand Chromatic Scale Runs in 2 Octaves

      0:43
    • Piano Demo: Chromatic Tone Fillers

      1:46
    • Right Hand Chromatic Scale Fillers

      1:24
    • Left Hand Chromatic Run to the Next Chord

      1:36
    • Thank you and Have Fun!

      0:46

About This Class

Learn Piano Level 7 - Learn to reharmonize a song with Diminished 7 Chords

Do you want your piano playing to sound more like a professional?

You need to learn how to put in Diminished 7 Chords into your songs. They create great sounding bass lines whereby you move your chords chromatically either upward or downward in a chord progression.

Many students are scared of the Diminished 7 Chords because they find them very difficult to play. How can we turn something complex to easy thinking?

Here's the Secret: Do not use the standard chord formula (1 b3 b5 bb7) when you play the diminished 7 Chords. Use the simple formula: 1 b3 b5 6 whereby the 4 tones are each 3 semi tones apart.

Once your thinking is clear in this matter, you will be able to put in diminished 7 Chords easily into songs.

Here are some of the topics we will cover in this course:

1. Understanding Diminished 7 Chords - Chord Fromula

  • Diminished 7 Chord Formula: 1 b3 b5 bb7
  • Diminished 7 Chord Formula: 1 b3 b5 6
  • Figure out all 12 Diminished 7 Chords

2. Familiarize Yourself to the Sounds of Diminished 7 Chords

3. C#dim7 Substituting A7b9 in Chord Progression

  • Understanding Chord Progression: C A7b9 Dm7 G7
  • C#dim7 is the upper structure of A7b9
  • Piano Demo - Upper structure
  • Diminished 7 Chord can replace VI7b9 in any Key
  • Roman Numeral Notation for C#dim7
  • Diminished 7 Chords create beautiful Chromatic Chord Movement
  • Piano Demo - C C#dim7 Dim7 G7

4. Step 1: Away in a Manger - Use C#dim7 Chord Sub

5. Step 2: Away in a Manger - Use Chord Insert - Ebdim7

  • Em7 - Ebdim7 -Dm7

6. Step 3: Away in a Manger - Use Chord Insert - F#dim7

  • F - F#dim7 - C/G

7. Step 4: Away in a Manger - Use Chord Insert - D#dim7

  • C - C#dim7 - C/E

8. Summary: 4 Kinds of Diminished 7 Chords in C Key

  • C#dim7
  • Ebdim7
  • F#dim7
  • D#dim7

Learn these FUN Piano Techniques using Chromatic Movement

1. Right Hand Fingering for Chromatic Scales

2. Left Hand Fingering for Chromatic Scales

3. Right Hand Chromatic Runs in 2 Octaves - Intro or Ending

4. Left Hand Chromatic Runs in 2 Octaves - Intro or Ending

5. Right Hand Chromatic Fill in - for ONE Beat

6. Right Hand Scale Run in Long tones between melody tones

7. Left Hand Chromatic tone movement between Chords

Come on in and enroll in this course!

Let's have some fun together,

Rosa

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