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Play Piano 1 Intro Master Class: Play 2-5-1 Power Chords by EAR

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32 Videos (52m)
    • Introduction Master Class: 2-5-1 Smooth Voicing

      2:56
    • Rosa's Cool 2-5 Slide Rule

      1:32
    • Piano Practice Tip 1: LH Play All Dominant 7 Chords

      3:40
    • Piano Practice Tip 2: Play All Minor 7 V7 Chords

      3:35
    • Tip 3: LH 2 Finger Trick: Smooth Voicing 2-5-1

      1:46
    • 2-5-1 Major Chord - Dm7 G7 C

      0:44
    • 2-5-1 Major Chord - Gm7 C7 F

      1:02
    • 2-5-1 Major Chord - Fm7 Bb7 Eb

      0:58
    • 2-5-1 Major Chord - Bbm7 Eb7 A7

      1:07
    • 2-5-1 Major Chord - Ebm7 Ab7 Db

      1:04
    • 2-5-1 Major Chord - Abm7 Db7 Gb

      1:05
    • 2-5-1 Major Chord: C#m7 F#7 B

      0:51
    • 2-5-1 Major Chord: F#m7 B7 E

      0:45
    • 2-5-1 Major Chord: Bm7 E7 A

      0:54
    • 2-5-1 Major Chord: Em7 A7 D

      0:51
    • 2-5-1 Major Chord: Am7 D7 G

      0:52
    • Play Along all 12 Keys - 2-5 -1 in Major Chords

      5:07
    • Play Along all 12 Keys - Minor 2-5-1 in all 12 keys from harmonic minor scale

      4:42
    • 2-5-1 Minor Chords: Dm7b5 G7 C

      0:59
    • 2-5-1 Minor Chords: Gm7b5 C7 F

      1:03
    • 2-5-1 Minor chords: Cm7b5 F7 Bb

      1:01
    • 2-5-1 Minor chords: Fm7b5 Bb7 Eb

      1:07
    • 2-5-1 Minor Chords Bbm7b5 Eb7 Ab7

      1:13
    • 2-5-1 Minor Chords Ebm7b5 Ab7 Db

      1:01
    • 2-5-1 Minor Chords Abm7b5 Db7 Gb

      1:04
    • 2-5-1 Minor chords C#m7b5 F#7 B

      0:58
    • 2 -5 -1 Minor Chords F#m7b5 B7 E

      0:59
    • 2- 5-1 Minor Chords Bm7b5 E7 A

      1:01
    • 2-5-1 Minor Chords Em7b5 A7 D

      1:01
    • 2-5-1 Minor Chords Am7b5 D7 G

      1:04
    • Play Along all 12 Keys - 2-5 -1 in Minor Chords

      5:36
    • Thank you!

      0:46

About This Class

Learn 251 Major & 251 Minor Power chords with Smooth LH Voicings - play step wise bass line in Standards & Popular songs!

The 2-5 Power Chord - Use this method to play Standards & Popular Songs by EAR

Have you ever wondered how composers or musicians play such rich arrangements to their songs? 

When we open a fake book or look at a music arrangement, we scratch our heads and wonder how composers decide on choosing those chords? 

Is it just a matter of guess work of using those chords because they sound good to our ears? 

Some professional musicians wish to have a fuller arrangement in their songs, so they try to look for a harmonizing chord to 'almost' every melody tone.  What is the quickest method to get to a beautiful arrangement without wasting time on guess work?

I have developed this Amazing 2-5 Power Chord Reharmonization Method to help you gain success to playing your favorite standards. 

2-5 Power Chords are found in many standards and popular movie themes.  They make rich full sounds that will captivate your audience wanting more.

This course is an introductory course to get you going using 2-5 Chords with Smooth Voicings.

Here's the Secret:  Just change 2 fingers, that's all!

  1. You need to learn the TWELVE 2-5-1 Major Chord Progression
  2. You need to learn the TWELVE 2-5-1 Minor Chord Progression
  3. Learn how to play the 2-5-1 Chord Pogression on the  Left Hand
  4. Learn how to play the 2-5-1 in stepwise movement for smooth voicing

Once you are able to play these 24 Two-Five in Major & Minor Chord Progressions, you will find it very easy to understand complex chord progressions that we see in the Advanced Fake Books & Movie songs.

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With the 2-5 Power Chord Method,  I have developed a new series of Standards and Popular songs to show you how to put in the 2-5 Power Chords.

  • 1.  Love Me Tender (Aura Lee)
  • 2.  Some Enchanted Evening
  • 3.  Yesterday
  • 4.  Misty
  • 5.  The Way We Were
  • 6.  For All We Know
  • 7.  Over the Rainbow
  • 8.  The Way You Look Tonight
  • 9.  Where Do I begin?
  • 10.  All I Ask Of You
  • 11.  Unchained Melody
  • 12. My Heart Will Go On
  • 13.  Moon River
  • 14.  You Light Up My LIfe

In each song, I show you how to take a tune from its basic harmony  ( I  IV  V7 )  to advanced chords in other keys.  First, we need to establish a harmonic foundation to the song with basic chords so that you understand how complex chords come into play. 

I also put in a section on Easy Improvisation.  I show you different ways to improvise around the chord progressions so that you learn "tone motion voice leading".  Even when you don't play the actual melody of the song, you can hear the song in the background when you play the harmonic chord progressions. This is a good ear training program to help you play many standard and pop songs by EAR.

But before you are able to do all this, you need to foundation Master Class to play all the Smooth Voicings of  2-5-1 Power Major Chords & 2-5-1 Minor Chords.  

Once you know this inside out, you will be able to know how all jazz musicians play easily when they play the standards.

Come on in and enroll in this course,

Rosa

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