#2 Chord Progression - Music Theory 10 Levels - Cradle Song
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Learn to reharmonize a Cradle Song - Away in A Manger Traditional melody. Start from Basic Chords to Advanced Chords
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Created by Rosa Suen
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 10 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
  • SUBSTITUTE chords to create beautiful sounds
  • PLAY different beautiful chord progressions
  • LEARN beautiful chord progressions
  • EXPLORE advanced chords to arrange a song
  • PLAY a mature music arrangement to a simple song
  • CREATE jazzy sounds with tritone chords
  • PUT in secondary dominant chords for more reharmonizing
  • SPOT dominant chords to reharmonize higher level chords
  • SUSPEND chords with 4th tone
  • LISTEN to chord sounds
  • CREATE nostalgic mood with 9th tones
  • APPLY b9 to create cocktail chord sounds
  • USE Harmony rules from Level 1 to Level 10
  • STEP by STEP to arrange a simple song
  • APPLY music chords to melody tones
  • LEARN music chord theory at all levels
  • HARMONIZE a song from basic chords to advanced chords
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  • Appreciate beautiful music

Learn DIFFERENT Chord Progressions to arrange this song:  Cradle Traditional Song - Away in A Manger

You learn how to turn a song from its basic level to putting in advanced chords for interesting harmony. 

Here's the Secret:  Learn Rosa's 10 Level Studies of Chords

  • Start from basic chords
  • Move from one level to the next
  • Learn advanced music chords
  • Do a variety of chord substitutions
  • Learn 10 Reharmonization Rules
  • Have 10 eBooks for the 10 Levels to deepen your study with full explanation

Once you learn the full details of these 10 different levels of rearranging a song, you will be able to apply the same principles to hundreds and thousands of songs

This is a thorough step by step approach to show you how you can use the following chords to harmonize a song in the Key of C:

  • C,  C6 , CM7,  C6/9,  F6,  FM7,  F6/9,  FM9,  G7,  G9
  • Am7,  Dm7,  Em7
  • C7,  A7,  D7
  • C7b9, D7b9, G7b9, A7b9
  • C#dim7,  D#dim7,  Ebdim7,  F#dim7
  • C+,  G+,  A+,  D+
  • G7sus,  C7sus,  A7sus,  D7sus
  • Db7,  Eb7,  Gb7,  Ab7,  Bb7

You will learn the following Chord Progressions of Cradle Traditional Song - Away in A Manger

  • C  Am7  Em7  Dm7  G7  C
  • C  Dm7  G7  C
  • C  Dm7  G7  Em7  Dm7  G7
  • C  Am7  Em7  F6  G7  Am7  Dm7  G7  C6
  • C  Am7  Dm7  G7  C
  • C  Am7  Dm7  G7  Em7  Am7  Dm7  G7  C
  • C  A7  Dm7  G9  C
  • C  C7  FM9  Dm7  G9  Em7  Am7  D7 G7 C
  • C  CM7  Am7  D7  G7  C6
  • C  Am7  D7  G7b9  C6/9
  • C  A7  Dm7  G7b9
  • C  C7b9  F  Dm7  G7b9
  • C  Am7  D7  D7b9  G7b9
  • C  A7b9  Dm7  G7b9
  • C  C#dim7  Dm7  G7b9
  • C  Am7  Em7  Ebdim7  Dm7
  • C  C7  F  Dm7  G+  C
  • C  Am7  D+  G7b9  C
  • C  F  F#dim7  G7  G+  C
  • C  Am7  C7sus  C7  F
  • C  Dm7  G7sus  G7  C6
  • C  A7sus  A7  Dm7  G7sus  G7 C
  • C  Am7  D7sus  D7  G7b9  C
  • C  Am7  Em7  Dm7  Db7  C
  • C  Eb7  Dm7  G7  Em7  Eb7  Dm7 Db7 C

Here are the 10 Levels Music Theory Study:

Level 1 Basic Harmony: I IV V7 

  • Adding in cadences: IV to I; 
  • V to I 
  • Key of C: C, F, G7

Level 2 Chord Extensions & Quartals 

  • Add color tones: 6ths, 7ths, 9ths 
  • I6,  IM7,  I6/9,  IV6,  IVM7,  IV6/9,  V9 
  • Key of C: C6,  CM7,  C6/9,  F6,  FM7,  F6/9,  FM9, G9

Level 3 Minor chord substitutions & additions 

  • ii, iii, vi
  • Key of C: Dm, Em, Am

Level 4 Circle of 5ths for minor chord substitutions 

  • ii7, iii7, vi7 
  • Key of C: Dm7, Em7, Am7

Level 5 Secondary Dominants 

  • I7, II7, VI7 
  • Key of C: C7, D7, A7

Level 6 Altered dominant chord substitution

  • 7b9 I7b9,  II7b9,  V7b9,  VI7b9 
  • Key of C: C7b9,  D7b9,  G7b9,  A7b9

Level 7 Diminished 7 Chords (b3 + b5) Substitutions and Insertions 

  • I#°7,   ii#°7,   bIII°7,   IV#°7 
  • Key of C: C#dim7 to Dm;    
  • D#dim7 to Em;
  • Ebdim7 to Dm;    
  • F#dim7 to C/G

Level 8 Altered dominant chord substitution: 

  • +5 Augmented chords
  • Key of C: C+, G+, A+, D+

Level 9 Suspension chords: 

  • 4th tone
  • IV/V,  bVII/I,  V/VI,  I/II 
  • Key of C: G7sus, C7sus, A7sus, D7sus

Level 10 Tritone Substitution Chords 

  • bII7,  bIII7,  bV7,  bVI7,  bVII7 
  • Key of C: Db7, Eb7, Gb7, Ab7, Bb7

Have Fun,


Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to arrange a song with advanced chords
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Curriculum For This Course
51 Lectures
Introduction to the Course: Cradle Song Away in a Manger - Traditional Melody
1 Lecture 02:35
Reharmonization Level 1 - Chord Progression "Traditional - Away In A Manger"
6 Lectures 09:04
Level 1 Ebook Manual - Reharmonization Rule 1: Basic Chords - C F G7

Step 1: Right Hand Melody Tone

Step 2: Basic Chord Progression - Use LH Basic Chords Only

Step 4: Close your eyes and listen to the chord changes

Step 5: Note the Movement of Chords in the Song
Reharmonization Level 2 - Color Extended Chords - C6, CM7, F6, FM7, G7, G9
4 Lectures 06:16
Level 2 Ebook Manual - Reharmonization Rule 2 - Add Color Tones - +6, +7, +9

Step 6: Change G7 Chords to Color Chords G9

Step 8: Use Rosa's 4T6 Handshape to play Color Chords easily
Reharmonization Level 3 - Minor Chord Substitution - Dm, Em, Am
5 Lectures 07:48
Level 3 Ebook Manual - Reharmonization Rule 3 - Minor Chord Sub

Step 9: Substitute Dm for G7 Chords

Step 10: Substitute Dm for F Chords

Step 12: Explanation of how chords move
Reharmonization Level 4 - Use Circle of 5ths for Minor Chord Substitution
6 Lectures 09:57
Level 4 Ebook Manual - Reharmonization Rule 4 - Minor 7 Chords

Step 13: Follow the Circle - Add Dm7 before G7

Step 14: Follow the Circle - Add Am7 before Dm7

Step 15: Follow the Circle - Add Em7 before Am7

Step 16: Combine Level 3 and Level 4 Minor Chord Subs

Step 17: Variation
Reharmonization Level 5 - Put in Secondary Dominants - E7, A7, D7
5 Lectures 11:20
Level 5 EBook Manual - Reharmonization Rule 5 - Secondary Dominants D7, A7, C7

Step 18: Add in II7 - D7 Secondary Dominant

Step 19: Add in VI7 - A7 Secondary Dominant

Step 20: Add in I7 - C7 Secondary Dominant

Step 21: Explanation of Chord Movement
Reharmonization Level 6 - 7b9 Altered Dominant Chord
5 Lectures 10:52
Level 6 EBook Manual - Reharmonization Rule 6 - Change 9 to b9

Step 23: C7 to Jazzy C7b9 Cocktail Sound

Step 24: D7 to Jazzy D7b9 Cocktail Sound

Step 25: A7 to Jazzy A7b9 Cocktail Sound
Reharmonization Level 7 - Diminished Chord Substitution &Insert
5 Lectures 09:26
Level 7 EBook Manual Manual - Reharmonization Rule 7 - Put in Dim 7 Chords

Step 26: C#dim7 substitution

Step 27: Eb dim7 substitution

Step 28: Insert C#dim7

Step 29: Explanation of how diminished chords are moved
Reharmonization Level 8 - Altered Dominant 7 Augmented Chord +5
3 Lectures 02:47
Level 8 EBook Manual Manual - Reharmonization Rule 8 - +5 Chords

Step 30: Put in Augmented Chords: G+ D+ A+

Step 31: Watch how augmented chords resolve to the next chord
Reharmonization Level 9 - Suspended 7th Chord - 4th Tone
5 Lectures 05:03
Level 9 EBook Manual - Reharmonization Rule # 9 - Sus Chords

Step 32: G7sus G7

Step 33: Insert C7sus C7

Step 34: Insert A7sus A7

Step 35: Insert D7sus D7
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Rosa is the Pastor and Church Pianist for a local community church in Hong Kong for over 30 years. She graduated from University of British Columbia and received her teaching certificate specializing in Chemistry and teaching English as a second language. She taught public schools in Canada for a couple of years and then went on to receive her Master's degree in Christian Theological Ministry at Ontario Theological Seminary in Toronto. She started full time ministry with her husband in 1989 and received intensive Pastoral Counselling and Discipleship Training at Christian Disciples Church. They were ordained to become church ministers as Pastors in 1996 in a local church in Tsuen Wan and have been ministering to this same congregation for almost 20 years now.

Over the years, she has gone on church missions to Mongolia, Sydney, Nepal, India and expedition trips to the Holy Lands: Israel, Greece and Turkey. Wherever she went, she found herself taking up the music ministry and became the church pianist for that church.

Many people at church have asked her to teach them to play piano. As a result of her passion in playing piano, she started developing piano courses initially for church pianists online since 2008. The piano courses are very unique because she was finally willing to share her Unique Piano Method: Color Chord Improvisation Method known as CCI. The CCI method works for all types of music: Gospel, Pop and Standards.

This Piano Method is easy, fun and creative that you learn to play piano not only from music score sheets, but to play chords from fake books and eventually to play by ear. Students all over the world have requested for courses to teach them play standards and popular songs. As a result she developed 3 Great Reharmonization Method courses for them to play from fake books and play by ear. The Dreamy Piano Techniques courses, especially the one on Autumn Leaves is her students favorite. She has a piano website at Learn Piano With Rosa where she continues to offer new courses to her students. She also holds piano workshops for her local students and train church pianists.

With her education and expertise in teaching, her students love her piano courses and found her piano lessons extremely easy and fun to play piano. They are highly motivated to play piano and playing piano had never been more fun and satisfying for them. You can read their testimonies on her website.

She is now an instructor at Udemy. Come and join her hundreds of students to play piano in a fun and creative way.