Beyond the Sea (La Mer) Piano

Posted by Yoke Wong on 9/13/2018 to Piano Chords
Some of you may have heard of an romantic French song “La Mer”, this song has since been re-arranged into many modern arrangements.  The version that captured my heart is the love song called “Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin.

How to Compose a Song Using a I-vi-IV-V Chord Progression

Posted by Yoke Wong on 2/2/2015 to Piano Chords

There are many ways to compose songs. One of the most popular methods is to use a series of chord combinations. This basic technique enables you to write music in a wide variety of styles. Whether you're brand new to playing the piano or you've been composing your own music for years, the I-vi-IV-V chord progression offers limitless possibilities.

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.

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.