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.

Meet The Musician Who Gives Life Lesson

Posted by Yoke Wong on 9/2/2011 to Inspirational Stories

Just when you think piano playing takes too much time and you are about to give up, meet Patrick Henry Hughes -

Patrick teaches me much more than music playing; he teaches me how we need to count our blessings. His life reminds me that we each need to bring out our potential and touch others life.

"You are the light of the world". (Matthew 5:14) Patrick shines!