Play By Ear #4: Play Song By Ear with 3 Chords Using Any Key
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Play By Ear #4: Play Song By Ear with 3 Chords Using Any Key

Play Songs by Ear in the Singing Key Range (C, D, F, G, Bb, Db), so that people sing along in parties. Learn 12 Keys.
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Created by Rosa Suen
Last updated 10/2019
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What you'll learn
  • UNDERSTAND melody and harmony are inseparable
  • GAIN the insight that LH & RH are playing tones of same chord
  • IDENTIFY the places where chord changes between I, IV, V7
  • LEARN to listen to cluster of sounds
  • PAY ATTENTION to how chord changes in songs
  • KNOW that songs need to be played in vocal range for people to sing
  • KNOW which Key to play for different songs by EAR to suit singers
  • LEARN to venture out of Key of C to harmonize songs
  • IDENTIFY the I IV V7 of Key of F
  • IDENTIFY the I IV V7 of Key of G
  • IDENTIFY the I IV V7 of Key of D
  • IDENTIFY the I IV V7 of Key of Bb
  • IDENTIFY the I IV V7 of Key of Db
  • Play Songs in Key of C, F, G, D, Bb, Db with 3 Chord Harmony Trick
  • PRACTICE playing a variety of songs in different keys
  • NEVER TO GET STUCK in Key of C alone
  • BECOME thoroughly comfortable with Keys: C, F, G, Bb, D and even Db
Requirements
  • Preferably have taken my Play By Ear Level 1, 2, 3 courses
  • Know a little about chords already if they have not taken my other courses
Description

PLAY BY EAR Level 4  - This level will help you to master the Skill of Playing many songs by ear so that you will be able to play songs on the fly at Christmas parties, family gatherings, church  or in old folks home for singalong. 

 

Here's the Secret:  To be able to play songs for people to sing, you need to know songs are written in a specific key to suit the vocal range of singing.  You need to be able to pick melodies of songs comfortably in C Key and then play the song in the singing range in one of the following keys:  F, G, D, Bb, or Db. 


In PLAY BY EAR Level 4, I will take you further to understand Melody & Chord Harmony in songs.  You will learn the following 9 Magic Play By Ear Tips to help you play by EAR and also 15 songs to practice in a variety of keys. 


Play by Ear Tip 1: 3 Chord Trick uses Melody & Chord Harmony 

Play by Ear Tip 2: Melody Chord Harmony - Melody & Harmony are inseparable 

Play by Ear Tip 3: Chord Tone Changes within the cluster of sounds 

Play by Ear  Tip 4: 3 Chord Trick for Key of C: I IV V7, C F G7 

Play by Ear Tip 5: 3 Chord Trick for Key of F: I IV V7, F Bb C7 

Play by Ear Tip 6: 3 Chord Trick for Key of D: I IV V7, D G A7 

Play by Ear Tip 7: 3 Chord Trick for Key of G: I IV V7, G C D7 

Play by Ear Tip 8: 3 Chord Trick for Key of Bb: I IV V7, Bb Eb F 

Play by Ear Tip 9: 3 Chord Trick for Key of Db: I IV V7, Db Gb Ab 


  In Depth study of 8 Songs 

  Song 1: Home on the Range - Key of C & F 

  Song 2: O Suzanna - Key of C & G 

  Song 3: Away In A Manger: Key of C & D 

  Song 4: Silent Night: Key of C & Bb 

  Song 5: Clementine: Key of C, D, Bb, Db 

  Song 6: On Top Of Old Smokey: Key of C, D, Bb, Db 

  Song 7: Auld Lang Syne: Key of C & F 

  Song 8: We Wish You A Merry Christmas: Key of C & F 

  Bonus Songs: 

  Song 9: Complete song of Home On the Range 

  Song 10: Be Thou My Vision 

  Song 11: Love Me Tender 

  Song 12: Banks of Ohio 

  Song 13: Blowing In the Wind 

  Song 14: Where Have All the Flowers Gone 

  Song 15: Somewhere My Love 

  Sneak Preview to Level 6 

  Song 16: Onward Christian Soldiers 

  Come on in and join our happy class of students and enroll into the course, 

  I'll see you inside, 

    Rosa 


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Course content
Expand all 110 lectures 02:28:00
+ Melody - Chord Harmony Theory
3 lectures 16:10

Play By Ear

Songs are made up of Melody & Chord Harmony

You need both of these elements in a song.

Preview 05:08

Play By Ear:

LH plays Cluster of Chord Tones

RH also plays Melodic Harmonizing Chord tones

**INSIGHT** Both hands are playing the SAME Chords:

Magic Tip 2: Melody Chord Theory - Melody & Harmony are Inseparable
05:25

Play By EAR:

Chords - Listening to tones changing within the clusters of sounds

Melody - Listening to rise and falling of pitches

Magic Tip 3: Chord Tone Changes within the cluster of Tones
05:37
+ Song 1: Home On the Range - Key of C & Key of F
5 lectures 08:05

Play By Ear - Home on the Range

You need to be able to hum the tune in your head before you can play by EAR

Homework: Use your Ears to pick out melody tones of Home On the Range in C Key
01:36

Play by Ear - Home On the Range

The 7 tone music helps you check your answer!

The 7 tone music helps you play the song in rhythm!

Answer - 7 Tone Music of Home On The Range
01:48

Play By Ear - Home on the Range

Learn to listen to places where the melody requires chord change:

I to IV

I to V7

V7 to I

IV to I

Homework: Use the 3 Chord Trick to Harmonize Home On the Range in C Key
01:31

Play By Ear - Home on the Range

Use 3 Harmonizing Chords: I IV V7

The Roman Numerals work for all 12 Keys.

Answer: Home on the Range - 3 Harmonizing Chords - I IV V7
02:05

Play By Ear - Home on the Range Chord Progression

Always Train yourself to Look for Patterns in Chord Progression

Home on the Range Chord Progression Pattern
01:05
+ Keyboard Practice: Home on the Range - C Key & F Key
8 lectures 10:54

Play by Ear - Home on the Range

Learn to venture out to play this song outside the C Key.

The next Key to learn is F Key.

Homework: Use the 3 Chord Trick to Harmonize Home on the Range in C Key
01:31

Play By Ear - 3 Chord Trick for C Key:

C Key:

Chord I - C

Chord IV - F

Chord V7 - G7

C Key - 3 Chord Trick - C, F, G7
03:24

Play by Ear - Home on the Range:

Left Hand play block chords:

Play all 3 tones together!

C Chord: CEG

F Chord: FAC

G7 Chord: GBDF

Keyboard Demo of C Key: I IV V7
01:29
C Key Demo - Home On the Range - I, IV, V7
00:49

Play by Ear - Home on the Range - F Key

Chord I - F Chord

Chord IV - Bb Chord

Chord V7 - C7 Chord

Homework: Play F Key to Home on the Range with 3 Chord Trick Harmony
01:06
Magic Tip 5 - F Key 3 Chord Trick: F Bb C7
00:43
Keyboard Practice - F Key - Home on the Range RH Melody
01:01
F Key Keyboard Practice - Home on the Range - I, IV, V7
00:51
+ Song 2: O Suzanna - C Key & G Key
5 lectures 11:30

Play By Ear - O Suzanna

Familiarize yourself with this tune until you can hum it in your head.

Homework: Use your ears to pick out melody tones for "O Suzanna"
02:39

O Suzanna - Play by Ear - 7 Tone music

Use the 7 tone music to check to see if you got the melody tones correct.

Always feel the rhythm of the song so that you can write out the music in the right timing.

Playing by ear has to do with timing.

Answer - 7 Tone Music to O Suzanna
02:46

Play By Ear - O Suzanna in 3 Harmonizing Chords

Learn to listen to the 3 Chord Changes.

Listen to the tension and release in a song.

V7 is a tension chord

I is a home chord

IV is a travelling chord

Review Play by Ear Level 3 where I go into details with the sounds of these chords.

Preview 01:31

Play By Ear - O Suzanna - 3 Harmonizing Chords

Listen to chord changes as the song moves from one chord to another.

Answer: O Suzanna with 3 Harmonizing Chords
03:06

O Suzanna - Play By Ear - Listen to Chord Progression Pattern

As you train your ears to listen to chord progressions of songs, soon you will be able to identify songs by its chord progression rather than by the melodic lines.

O Suzanna - Chord Progression Pattern
01:28
+ Keyboard Practice on O Suzanna - Key of C, Key of G, Key of F
8 lectures 10:33

O Suzanna - Play 3 Chord Harmony to the song.

When you play by ear, always begin with Key of C

Key of C is the easiest Key to play by ear because there are no black keys.

Always start with C Key to gain confidence to any songs!

Homework: Use the 3 Chord Trick to play O Suzanna in C Key
01:30
Key of C: Keyboard Practice for O Suzanna - RH 7 tone melody
01:14
Key of C Keyboard Practice: O Suzanna with Chords I, IV, V7 Both Hands
01:17

Play by Ear - O Suzanna - in G Key

G Key is a good key to learn.

Chord 1 - G Chord

Chord IV - C Chord

Chord V7 - D7 Chord

Magic Tip 6: 3 Chord Harmony Trick for G Key: G, C, D7
01:54
Key of G Keyboard Practice: G Key O Suzanna G Key RH melody tones
01:16
Key of G: Keyboard Practice - G Key O Suzanna I IV V7 Both Hands
01:26
Homework: O Suzanna in F Key - F Bb C7
00:26
Key of F - Keyboard Practice - Oh Suzanna - I, IV, V7
01:30
+ Song 3: Away In A Manger - C Key & D Key
5 lectures 02:37
Homework: Pick out the Melody tones of Away In A Manger (Traditional Melody)
01:10
Answer - 7 Tone music to Away In A Manger (Traditional Melody)
00:18
Homework: Put in the Chords to Away In A Manger (Traditional)
00:34
Answer - Away In A Manger (Traditional Melody) in 3 Chord Harmony
00:18
Away In A Manger - Chord Progression Pattern
00:16
+ Keyboard Practice to Away In A Manger - Key of C & Key of D
6 lectures 06:33

Play By Ear - Away In A Manger Traditional Melody

C Key:

C Chord - C E G

F Chord - F A C

G7 Chord - G B D F

Homework: Play Away In A Manger in C Key
00:38

Away In A Manger - Play By Ear

Follow the video and play along.

Listen to the chord changes!

Keyboard Practice: Away In A Manger - C Key
02:30
Magic Tip 7: D Key 3 Chord Harmony Trick - I IV V7
00:46
Homework: Play Away in A Manger in D Key
00:17

Play Away In A Manger in D Key

1. First play the RH melody tones - Follow the demo and play along

2. Next Lecture - play with Both hands


D Key: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

D Key Notes: D E F# G A B C# D

Have a mental picture that whenever you hit the 3 and 7 - they are black keys!

Keyboard Practice: Away In A Manger - D Key - Right Hand Melody
01:16

Play By Ear - Away in a Manger - D Key

Follow the demo and play along!

LH plays Block Chords:

Chord 1: D Chord - D F# A

Chord IV: G Chord - G B D

Chord V7: A Chord - A C# E G

Keyboard Practice: Away In A Manger - Both Hands - D Key
01:05
+ Song 4: Silent Night - C Key & Bb Key
5 lectures 02:57
Homework: Pick out the melody tones for Silent Night
01:21
Answer - 7 tone music to Silent Night
00:19
Homework: Put in the Chords to Silent Night - I IV V7
00:38
Answer - Silent Night in Chords I IV V7
00:21
Silent Night - Chord Progression Pattern
00:17
+ Keyboard Practice - Silent Night - Key of C and Key of Bb
5 lectures 04:40
Homework: Play Silent Night in the Key of C
00:40
C Key: Keyboard practice - Silent Night I IV V7
01:26
Homework: Play Silent Night in Bb Key - I IV V7
00:15
Magic Tip 8: Bb Key 3 Chord Harmony Trick - Bb Eb F7
00:40
Bb Key - Silent Night - I IV V7
01:39