Learn Piano #7- Learn Chromatic Chords & Chromatic Scale Run

Learn how to reharmonize a song by putting in a variety of Chromatic chords to spice up the Song - Away in a Manger
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Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

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Course Updated: Nov 1, 2016


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Learn Piano Level 7 - Learn to reharmonize a song with Diminished 7 Chords

Do you want your piano playing to sound more like a professional?

You need to learn how to put in Diminished 7 Chords into your songs. They create great sounding bass lines whereby you move your chords chromatically either upward or downward in a chord progression.

Many students are scared of the Diminished 7 Chords because they find them very difficult to play. How can we turn something complex to easy thinking?

Here's the Secret: Do not use the standard chord formula (1 b3 b5 bb7) when you play the diminished 7 Chords. Use the simple formula: 1 b3 b5 6 whereby the 4 tones are each 3 semi tones apart.

Once your thinking is clear in this matter, you will be able to put in diminished 7 Chords easily into songs.

Here are some of the topics we will cover in this course:

1. Understanding Diminished 7 Chords - Chord Fromula

  • Diminished 7 Chord Formula: 1 b3 b5 bb7
  • Diminished 7 Chord Formula: 1 b3 b5 6
  • Figure out all 12 Diminished 7 Chords

2. Familiarize Yourself to the Sounds of Diminished 7 Chords

3. C#dim7 Substituting A7b9 in Chord Progression

  • Understanding Chord Progression: C A7b9 Dm7 G7
  • C#dim7 is the upper structure of A7b9
  • Piano Demo - Upper structure
  • Diminished 7 Chord can replace VI7b9 in any Key
  • Roman Numeral Notation for C#dim7
  • Diminished 7 Chords create beautiful Chromatic Chord Movement
  • Piano Demo - C C#dim7 Dim7 G7

4. Step 1: Away in a Manger - Use C#dim7 Chord Sub

5. Step 2: Away in a Manger - Use Chord Insert - Ebdim7

  • Em7 - Ebdim7 -Dm7

6. Step 3: Away in a Manger - Use Chord Insert - F#dim7

  • F - F#dim7 - C/G

7. Step 4: Away in a Manger - Use Chord Insert - D#dim7

  • C - C#dim7 - C/E

8. Summary: 4 Kinds of Diminished 7 Chords in C Key

  • C#dim7
  • Ebdim7
  • F#dim7
  • D#dim7

Learn these FUN Piano Techniques using Chromatic Movement

1. Right Hand Fingering for Chromatic Scales

2. Left Hand Fingering for Chromatic Scales

3. Right Hand Chromatic Runs in 2 Octaves - Intro or Ending

4. Left Hand Chromatic Runs in 2 Octaves - Intro or Ending

5. Right Hand Chromatic Fill in - for ONE Beat

6. Right Hand Scale Run in Long tones between melody tones

7. Left Hand Chromatic tone movement between Chords

Come on in and enroll in this course!

Let's have some fun together,

Rosa

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What are the requirements?

  • Students need to understand some basic music theory
  • Preferably students who have taken the different levels of my Learn Piano Series from Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6
  • Each level created help students to move steadily on from one course to the other!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • PLAY fun Chromatic Scale Runs
  • REHARMONIZE a song with Diminished 7 Chords
  • USE Diminished 7 Chord Formula: 1 b3 b5 6
  • UNDERSTAND why the 4th tone is called bb7
  • SUBSTITUTE Diminished 7 Chords in place of A7b9
  • INSERT Diminished 7 Chords in a Chord Progression
  • RECOGNIZE the chromatic chord movement in using Diminished 7 Chords
  • TRANSLATE diminished 7 chords easily to Roman Numeral Notation
  • PLAY Chromatic Scale Runs in both Left Hand & Right Hand
  • SPLASH in Chromatic Tone Fill Ins - One Beat
  • SPLASH in Chromatic Scale run between melody tones
  • PLAY Chromatic Tones in LH from one chord to the next

What is the target audience?

  • Students who want to understand higher level of music theory
  • Students who want to understand how diminished 7 Chords are put into a song

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Course
Introduction
Preview
02:17
Course Syllabus
Article
Section 2: Summary of Level 1 to Level 7 in Reharmonization Music Theory
Overall Summary of the 7 Levels of Reharmonization
Preview
04:03
Away In A Manger - Score Sheet
Article
Away in a Manger - pdf score sheet
1 page
Away in a Manger - Chord Chart
Article
Level 1 Chord Chart - C F G7
01:07
Level 2 Chord Chart - Color Chords - C6, CM7, CM9, C6/9, FM7, FM9, G7, G9
01:17
Level 3 Chord Chart - Minor Chords - Am, Em, Dm
01:03
Level 4 Chord Chart - Circle of 5ths Chord Prediction - Em7 Am7 Dm7 G7 C
01:56
Level 5 Chord Chart - Secondary Dominant Chords - C7, A7, D7
01:26
Level 6 Chord Chart - Altered Dominant Chords - b9 Cocktail Sounds
01:08
Level 7 Chord Chart - Diminished 7 Chords - Ebdim7, D#dim7, C#dim7, F#dim7
Preview
01:42
Section 3: Understanding Diminished 7 Chords - Chord Formula
Diminished 7 Chord Formula: 1 b3 b5 bb7
Preview
02:14
Diminished 7 Chord Formula: 1 b3 b5 6
Preview
03:20
Figure out all 12 Diminished 7 Chords: 1 b3 b5 6
02:30
Fun Activity 1: Color the 12 Diminished 7 Chords
2 pages
Answer to the Fun Activity 1: 12 Diminished 7 Chords
2 pages
Section 4: Familiarize Yourself to the Sounds of Diminished 7 Chords
Sounds of Twelve Diminished 7 Chords
06:46
Right Fingering for the Twelve Diminished 7 Chords on the piano- R1 R2 R3 R5
Article
Twelve Diminished 7 Chords - R1 R2 R3 R5
02:18
Section 5: C#dim7 substituting for A7b9 in a Chord Progression: 1 VIb9 ii7 V7
Understanding Chord Progression: C - A7b9 - Dm7 - G7
03:50
C#dim7 is the upper structure of A7b9
02:10
Piano Demo: C#dim7 is the upper structure of A7b9
00:45
Diminished 7 Chord can replace VI7b9 in any Key
00:44
Fun Activity 2: What is the Roman Numeral for C#dim7 Chord?
00:59
Fun Activity 2: Put your answer in the discussion board
Article
Answer to Fun Activity 2: Roman Numeral Notation for C#dim7
01:11
Diminished 7 Chords Create Chromatic Chord Movement Sound
01:38
Piano Demo: C C#dim7 Dm7 G7
01:50
Section 6: Away In A Manger Step 1: Use C#dim7 Chord Substitution
Chord Chart - Put in C#dim7 Chord substitution
01:45
Piano Demo: Putting in C#dim7 to Away In A Manger - Listen to the sounds!
01:00
Section 7: Away In A Manger Step 2: Insert Ebdim7 into the Chord Progression
Em7 - ??? - Dm7
02:50
Fun Activity 4: What is the diminished 7 Chord between Em7 and Dm7?
Article
Answer to Fun Activity 4
01:23
Em7 - Ebdim7 - Dm7 - Chromatic Chord Movement
02:08
Piano Demo: Em7 - Ebdim7 - Dm7 Chromatic Chord Movement
01:34
Chord Chart in Away in a Manger - Inserting Ebdim7
01:26
Piano Demo: First line in Away in a Manger with Ebdim7 inserted
01:11
Section 8: Away In A Manger Step 3: Use F#dim7 as Chord Insert
F - ??? - C/G
02:06
C/G - 2nd Chord Inversion
01:14
Fun Activity 5: What diminished chord can we insert between F and C/G
Article
Answer to Fun Activity 5
01:36
F - F#dim7 - C/G - Chromatic Chord Movement
01:08
Piano Demo: F F#dim7 C/G - Chromatic Chord Movement
00:56
Fun Activity 6: What is the Roman numeral notation for F#dim7 chord?
00:42
Fun Activity 6
Article
Answer to Activity - Roman numeral notation for F#dim7
01:09
Piano Demo: Away in a Manger with the F#dim7 inserted
01:14
Section 9: Away In A Manger Step 4: Use D#dim7 as Chord Insert
Dm7 - ??? - C/E
01:33
Fun Activity 7: Which diminished chord will we insert between Dm7 and C/E
Article
Answer to Activity 7
02:51
Fun Activity 8: What is the Roman numeral notation for D#dim7 chord?
00:49
Fun Activity 8
Article
Answer to Activity 8
00:52
Piano Demo: Dm7 - D#dim7 - C/E
01:01
Chord Chart - Away in a Manger with D#dim7 inserted
00:51
Section 10: Key of C: 4 Kinds of Diminished 7 Chords: C#dim7, Ebdim7, F#dim7, D#dim7
Summary of the 4 different Diminished 7 Chords in C Key
02:19
Section 11: Piano Techniques for Level 7 - Chromatic Scales & Runs
Right Hand Chromatic Scales - Fingering
Article
Piano Demo: Right Hand Chromatic Scale - Fingering
02:14
Left Hand Chromatic Scale - Fingering
Article
Piano Demo: Left Hand Chromatic Scale- Fingering
01:09
Right Hand Chromatic Scale Runs in 2 Octaves
Article
Piano Demo: Right Hand Chromatic Scale Runs in 2 Octaves
01:34
Left Hand Chromatic Scale Runs in 2 Octaves
Article
Piano Demo: Left Hand Chromatic Scale Runs in 2 Octaves
00:43
Section 12: Piano Techniques for Level 7 - Chromatic Tones - Fillers
Chromatic Tone Fillers - R1 R2 R3 R4
Article
Piano Demo: Chromatic Tone Fillers
Preview
01:46
Right Hand Chromatic Scale Runs - Between Melody Tones
Preview
Article
Piano Demo: Right Hand Chromatic Scale Runs Between Melody Tones
Preview
01:24
Left Hand Chromatic Run to the Next Chord
Article
Piano Demo: Left Hand Chromatic Run to the Next Chord
Preview
01:36
Section 13: Conclusion & Summary
Congratulations & Summary
Article
Section 14: Bonus Section - Resources for Students
Cool Resources for Students
Article

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Instructor Biography

Rosa Suen, Best Seller Music Teacher, 35 Years Pianist, 25,00+ students

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.

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