Chord Toolbox II - Powerful Extended 5 to 7 Note Chords
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Chord Toolbox II - Powerful Extended 5 to 7 Note Chords

A study of the most sophisticated chords in modern harmony.
5.0 (1 rating)
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48 students enrolled
Created by Greg Howlett
Last updated 9/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To teach students to quickly build and recognize the sophisticated chords of modern harmony.
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Requirements
  • A computer or other device to watch the class and a printer to print the worksheets.
  • A piano or other instrument to practice the chords on.
  • A working knowledge of how to read music. Students should be able to read notes off a treble and bass staff.
  • A desire to learn improvisation, especially the cool chords that you hear the top musicians in the world use.
Description

This course is for modern musicians of any genre that want to learn how to increase their chord palate and impress their music friends. If you play only classical music, you probably don't want to take this course. If you play by ear, play charts or lead sheets, or have to improvise, an understanding of chords is vital.


Target audience: Musicians of any age and genre that play modern music

Length and format: 60 minutes of video instruction discussing the chords and playing them at the piano. Worksheets and a summary sheet are also provided.

Chords discussed: This course builds on the Chord Toolbox Part 1 and extends those 4-note chords to 5 to 7 notes by adding color notes.

Instructor: Greg Howlett is a concert pianist and well known, successful educator of musicians around the world.

Who is the target audience?
  • Musicians that have at least a cursory understanding of music.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
2 Lectures 14:02

A quick review of the 5 triads and 10 4-note chords covered in Part I of The Chord Toolbox. Be sure and download the syllabus.

Preview 08:40

Why do we need to sophisticated chords in the first place. Here is why they make a difference.

Preview 05:22
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How notes are identified within chords
4 Lectures 20:21

Knowing your major scales is critical to being able to understand complex chords. Here is a quick review.

Reviewing major scales
03:07

An explanation of how we number the notes in a scale and how to add notes to a chord by number.

Numbering the notes in the scale
03:24

Clarifying 9ths, 11ths, and 13ths. They will never intimidate you again.

Understanding 9ths, 11ths and 13ths
04:23

Filling in all the gaps. Learn how to identify every possible note in a chord easily.

Identifying all seven color notes
09:27
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Adding color notes to triads and 4-note chords
5 Lectures 19:26

Explains how to add color notes to triads.

Adding color notes to triads
03:25

Defining the color notes that belong with major 7th and minor 7th chords.

Adding color notes to major 7ths and minor 7ths
03:56

Defining the color notes that belong with dominant 7th chords.

Adding color notes to dominants
03:45

Defining what color notes are used with diminished chords.

Adding color notes to diminished chords
03:14

Defining the color notes for major and minor 6ths, suspended dominants, augmented 7ths, and minor major 7ths.

Adding color notes to other 4-note chords
05:06
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Wrap-up
2 Lectures 05:13

Learn why voicing is so important and some simple rules to help you sound better.

Voicing
04:20

A quick wrap up and a look at what comes next.

Conclusion
00:53
About the Instructor
Greg Howlett
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610 Students
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Concert pianist and educator

Greg Howlett is a concert pianist, writer and arranger of music and a music educator. His diverse professional expertise includes releasing eight CDs, recording two live for-TV concerts that are airing around the world, and producing for many other musicians.

Greg is well known as an educator. He has sold thousands of courses to musicians all over the world in areas of music such as harmony, arranging, and improvisation. He also regularly teaches online classes to musicians (especially pianists).

However, Greg is most known as a producer of music. His earliest release, Timeless Reflections, was a solo piano project that launched his career. He followed up with Reflections on a Journey, an orchestra/piano project collaboration with Steve Mauldin and the world-acclaimed Nashville String Machine. A few years later, he did another orchestra/piano project entitled Portraits of Hope. Since then, he has released four more CDs including a children's project Heirloom in 2014 that generated 100,000 downloads in a month.

Greg recorded his first TV special Live in Charleston in 2010. Recorded in Charleston, SC, it featured Greg with guest musicians including Grammy-winner Andy Leftwich on fiddle. In 2012, he did another TV special in Atlanta, GA that featured forty musicians on stage including an orchestra and band. Both TV specials are widely airing around the world.

Married with four children, Greg lives in Monroe, GA. He spends his time writing music, doing concerts, and producing music for himself and other musicians.