PREMIUM CONTENT (VIDEO PORTION) – Supporting Members Only
Audience: This lesson is for anyone studying the use of chords on piano. In particular, pianists and keyboard players who work from song charts, fakebooks, lead sheets, and the like.
In order to fully benefit from this lesson, one must know the basics of constructing chords on the piano, including the standard “seventh” chords, such as the major seventh, minor seventh, and dominant seventh chord. (By “constructing,” I mean knowing the member notes that make up such chords, starting on any root.)
Today’s video lesson presents a straightforward system for choosing an underlying support structure that uses both hands, providing a nice “default” approach when playing a melody with supporting chords.