Today’s video lesson was created especially for my new course, “Piano Chords 108.” In this lecture, 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 those all-important thirds that we’re focused on here, and we can construct them all by ourselves, right here in the forest (I’m with you), using half-steps and whole-steps.
In PWK’s chord speed-learning class called Piano Chords 108, you will achieve your impressive memorization skills for chords by using the music theory concept of “stacking thirds.” Therefore, as prerequisite knowledge for that class, this lecture is basically the stuff you gotta know.
Before moving on from this lesson, make 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 saloon brawl, this should be something you can do without thinking!
If you are too slow at doing this, you can’t (yet) become a Piano Chord Master.
BUT…assuming maybe you’re not there yet (with those thirds), no worries! Today can be the day. It probably won’t take more than one solid practice session at the piano after this video for you to OWN what’s covered in this lesson.