Play Piano 6: Improvise on the Memories: The Way We Werre with 2-5 Power Chords

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39 Videos (1h 3m)
    • Introduction & Overview of the course

      2:57
    • Left Hand Stride Pattern Improvisation

      5:00
    • Left Hand Ballad Style Improvisation

      4:36
    • Right Hand Improvise with tones below

      2:11
    • Right Hand Improvise with tones above

      2:06
    • Right Hand Improvise with Runs & Echo Fillers

      3:48
    • Piano Demo: Introduction Accompaniment

      1:02
    • Piano Demo: Introduction accompaniment explained

      1:13
    • Play Along: Introduction Accompaniment

      2:21
    • Line 1: Apply 2-5 Power Chord before C

      2:10
    • Line 2: Apply 2-5 Power Chord before C

      0:49
    • Line 3: Apply 2-5 Power Chord before C

      1:25
    • Line 4: Apply 2-5 Power Chord before C

      1:20
    • Line 5: Apply 2-5 Power Chord before C

      1:26
    • Applying Gm7 C7 before F Chord

      2:08
    • Line 1 Bar 5 Am7 D7

      2:01
    • Line 2 Bar 5 Am7 D7

      1:09
    • Line 3 Bar 4 Am7 D7

      1:21
    • Line 4 Bar 5 Am7 D7

      1:12
    • Line 1 Bar 4: Bm7b5 E7

      1:08
    • Line 1 Bar 7 & Bar 8: Em7 A7 Dm7 G7 Turn Around

      1:23
    • Line 1 Bar 1: C6 Em7

      0:56
    • Line 1 Bar 2 & 3

      0:25
    • Final Chord Chart for Line 1

      1:04
    • Line 2 Bar 4: Bm7b5 E7

      1:00
    • Final Line 2

      1:17
    • Line 3 Bar 1 to 2: F#m7b5 B7

      2:01
    • Line 3 Bar 3: Bm7b5 E7

      1:36
    • Line 3 Bar 5: F#m7b5 B7

      1:34
    • Line 3 Bar 8: Dm7 G13

      1:05
    • Line 3 Bar 6 + 7: Other Chord Substitutions

      0:46
    • Final Chord Chart for Line 3:

      1:21
    • Line 4 Bar 4 + Bar 6: Bm7b5 E7

      1:29
    • Line 4 - Other Chord Substitutions

      0:38
    • Final Chord Chart for Line 4

      0:52
    • Line 5: Bar 6, 7, 8

      1:22
    • Line 5 - Other Chord Substitutions

      0:59
    • Final Chord Chart for Line 5

      0:45
    • SkillshareConclusion

      0:46

About This Class

Play Piano 6:  Play Popular Songs By Ear Using Chord Progression!  Improvise & Put 2-5 Power Chords to "The Way We Were"  

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

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 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.

In this song "The Way We Were", I show you how to take a tune from its basic harmony  ( I  IV  V7 )  to advanced sophisticated chords.  

""The Way We Were" is the theme song written for the popular movie in 1973.  This song was written by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman and performed by Barbara Streisand. It won the Academy Award and ranked no. 8 in the AFI's list of Top 100 Songs.

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.

Learn 2-5 Powr Chord Rules & Chord Substitutions to "The Way We Were Improvisation".  

In this song, I teach you how to use 2-5 Power chords to reharmonize the song from the harmonic basic chord foundation.

In the full arrangement, you will be playing these chords: 

  • CM7
  • C6
  • Am9
  • Am7/G
  • FM7
  • FM9
  • Bm7b5 
  • E7
  • G7
  • G+ 
  • G13
  • F#m7b5
  • B7
  • Dm7
  • Em7
  • G7b9
  • B7b9
  • C7b9
  • Gm7
  • C6/9

Come on in and join us,

Rosa

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Rosa is also a Music Teacher & Church Pianist for over 30 years. She is the head of the Music Department in her local church & conducts various workshops that teach people music theory & how to play piano.  Rosa has started teaching music & piano online since 2009.  During these 8 years, she has attracted more than 10,000 music student followers.

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This Piano Method is easy, fun and creative that you learn to play piano not only from music score sheets, but to play chords from fake books and eventually to play by ear. Students all over the world have requested for courses to teach them play standards and popular songs. As a result she developed 3 Great Reharmonization Method courses for them to play from fake books and play by ear. The Dreamy Piano Techniques courses, especially the one on Autumn Leaves is her students favorite. She has a piano website at Learn Piano With Rosa where she continues to offer new courses to her students. She also holds piano workshops for her local students and train church pianists.

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