#5 Chord Progression: Music Theory 10 Levels A Child Is Born
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Learn to Reharmonize a simple song from basic chords to a mature music arrangement with advanced chords. 10 Level Chords
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Created by Rosa Suen
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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:  When A Child Is Born

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 When A Child Is Born:

  • Em7  Dm7  G7  C
  • C  Dm7  G7  Dm7  G7  C
  • C  Em7  Am7  Dm7  G7
  • Em7  Am7  Dm7  F  G9
  • Em  Am  Em  Dm7  G7  C
  • Em  Dm7  G7b9  C
  • C  D7  G7  C
  • C  Em7  A7  D7  G7
  • Em7  A7  Am7  G7  C6/9
  • D7  G7b9  C6/9
  • F  C7b9  F
  • A7  A7b9  D7  G7b9
  • A7b9  Am7  G7  D7  G7b9  C6/9
  • A7  C#dim7  D7  G7b9
  • Em  Ebdim7  Dm7  G7b9
  • D7  G+  CM9
  • Em7  A7  D+  G7  G+
  • CM7  D7  F/G  G7  CM9
  • Csus  C  Em7  A7
  • Em7  A7sus  A7  D7  G7
  • A7sus  A7  D7sus  D7  G7
  • C  Dm7  G7 D b7  C
  • 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
Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 02:41
Reharmonization Level 2 - Color Extended Chords - C6, CM7, F6, FM7, G7, G9
4 Lectures 08:10
Level 2 Ebook Manual - Reharmonization Rule 2 - Add Color Tones - +6, +7, +9

Step 8: Play Along - Color Chords to "When A Child Is Born"
Reharmonization Level 3 - Minor Chord Substitution - Dm, Em, Am
7 Lectures 09:20
Level 3 Ebook Manual - Reharmonization Rule 3 - Minor Chord Sub

Step 9: Substitute Dm for G7 Chords

Step 10: Explanation why Dm G7 works in the song

Step 11: Substitute Em for G7

Step 12: Explanation why Em works in the song

Step 13: Substitute Am and Em for C Chord

Step 14: Chord Movement with Minor chords in the song
Reharmonization Level 4 - Use Circle of 5ths for Minor Chord Substitution
6 Lectures 05:08
Level 4 Ebook Manual - Reharmonization Rule 4 - Minor 7 Chords

Step 15: Follow the Circle - Add Dm7 before G7

Step 16: Follow the Circle - Add Am7 before Dm7

Step 17: Follow the Circle - Add Em7 before Am7

Step 18: Beautiful Circle of 5ths Chord Progression

Step 19: Combine Level 3 and 4 to the Song
Reharmonization Level 5 - Put in Secondary Dominants - E7, A7, D7
3 Lectures 02:38
Level 5 EBook Manual - Reharmonization Rule 5 - Secondary Dominants D7, A7, C7

Step 20: Add in II7 - D7 Secondary Dominant

Step 21: Add in VI7 - A7 Secondary Dominant
Reharmonization Level 6 - 7b9 Altered Dominant Chord
6 Lectures 04:51
Level 6 EBook Manual - Reharmonization Rule 6 - Change 9 to b9

Step 22: G7 to Jazzy G7b9 Cocktail Sound

Step 23: C7 to Jazzy C7b9 Cocktail Sound

Step 24: D7 to Jazzy D7b9 Cocktail Sound

Step 25: A7 to Jazzy A7b9 Cocktail Sound Line 2

Step 26: A7 to Jazzy A7b9 Cocktail Sound Line 4
Reharmonization Level 7 - Diminished Chord Substitution &Insert
4 Lectures 02:21
Level 7 EBook Manual Manual - Reharmonization Rule 7 - Put in Dim 7 Chords

Step 27: C#dim7 substitution

Step 28: Eb dim7 substitution

Step 29: Insert C#dim7
Reharmonization Level 8 - Altered Dominant 7 Augmented Chord +5
4 Lectures 03:46
Level 8 EBook Manual Manual - Reharmonization Rule 8 - +5 Chords

Step 30: Put in Augmented Chords: G+

Step 31: Put in Augmented Chords: D+

Step 32: Put in Augmented Chords: A+
Reharmonization Level 9 - Suspended 7th Chord - 4th Tone
6 Lectures 04:19
Level 9 EBook Manual - Reharmonization Rule # 9 - Sus Chords

Step 33: Line 1 F/G G7

Step 34: Line 4 F/G G7

Step 35: Csus C

Step 36: A7sus A7

Step 37: D7sus D7
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About the Instructor
Rosa Suen
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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.