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How to Create Flowing Sounds on Piano?

Posted by Yoke Wong on 10/7/2014 to Piano Chords
This can be done by selecting a chord and changing the bass note foundation of the chord. Here are the steps to try it.

How to Make Piano Melodies Sound Better

Posted by Yoke Wong on 10/4/2011 to Piano Chords

Playing a single melody note can sound a bit boring. So, what are some of the ways to make the melody note sounds more interesting and exciting? Why not consider playing piano chords notes that belong to the left-hand chords?

Knowing your piano chords will help you know what harmony notes to add to the single melody note. For example if you’re playing the basic melody lines of “Ode to Joy” in the key of C. You know you can harmonize the melody lines with the C chord, and the C chord contains of C, E and G. If you add any notes that belong to the C chord into the melody lines, you get that richer sound.

Piano Chords and Minor Chords

Posted by Yoke Wong on 9/28/2011 to Piano Chords
Another common chord or triad is the minor chord. You know you have heard a minor chord when the chord sounded mellow and even a bit sad. A majority of the music from the Asian world is composed in the minor key, which gives a unique flavor, sometimes associated with Asia and nostalgic feelings.
You too can build a minor chord using a specific formula, 3+4 semitone. Some of the most impressive classical music was composed in the minor key such as the Pathetique sonata by Beethoven, composed in the key of C minor.
 
F Minor Chord
 

Piano Chords And Inversions

Posted by Yoke Wong on 9/22/2011 to Piano Chords
Little did I know the importance of piano chords inversions when I first studied music theory back in the old days. I thought it was just a bunch of musical notes rearranged in different orders. As I started to understand a bit more about improvising, composing and music arrangement, I started to experiment with various chords inversions and got to fully understand the role of chords in piano playing.

Piano chords are the building blocks of music. They're also a shortcut to understanding overall music playing.
 
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