CHORDS 108 | Lesson One: Background Material
Welcome to Piano Chords 108!
In this first lecture of the series, students will learn how to visualize and play half-steps, whole-steps, minor thirds, and major thirds on the piano.
What’s in the video lesson below?
Half-steps and whole-steps are the two intervals that we use here to define minor and major thirds (which are also intervals). It’s the all-important thirds that we are especially focused on here, and we will construct them easily today, using just half-steps and whole-steps.
…Leading to Chords
In our chord speed-learning class called Piano Chords 108, you will achieve impressive memorization skills for chords by using the music theory concept of “stacking thirds.”
As prerequisite knowledge for that class, this lecture is basically the stuff you gotta know.
After this Lesson:
Before moving on from this lesson, please be sure you can play (or visualize) both a minor and a major third on piano, starting on any given note, without stopping to think. Even in the middle of a car chase, or a toddler’s birthday party at that pizza-and-games place, this should be something you can do without thinking.
Assuming maybe you’re not there yet, no worries! Today can be the day. It probably won’t take more than one solid practice session after this video, for you to OWN what’s covered in the lesson!
LESSON ONE VIDEO:
Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata with Lettered Notes (First Movement)$12.00 Add to cart
Easy ‘Carol of the Bells’ Sheet Music with Lettered Notes
$12.00Add to cart
Für Elise Sheet Music with Labeled Letter-Notes (Entire Piece)$12.00 Add to cart
Prelude in C by Bach (from The Well-Tempered Clavier) – with Lettered Notes
$12.00Add to cart
SIMPLIFIED & ABRIDGED ‘Clair De Lune’ Piano Sheet Music with Letters$12.00 Add to cart
The Complete ‘Maple Leaf Rag’ by Scott Joplin–Sheet Music with Letters$12.00 Add to cart
The Complete Clair de Lune–Easy to Read (letters added)$12.00 Add to cart
THIRD MOVEMENT of “Moonlight” Sonata with Lettered Notes$12.00 Add to cart
This Month’s Bundle –Beethoven Sheet Music with Letters
$36.00Add to cart