Learn Piano #3 - Music Harmony & Learn 3 Minor Piano Chords
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Learn Piano #3 - Music Harmony & Learn 3 Minor Piano Chords

Learn to harmonize a song with 3 minor piano chords. Use 2 Music Harmony Rules & 8 hot Piano Tips to sound like a pro!
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Created by Rosa Suen
Last updated 12/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • understand minor chords
  • how to put minor chords into chord progressions
  • understand why certain minor chords work while other minor chords do not work
  • how chords move smoothly from one chord to the other
  • harmonize a song with flowing chord progression
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Requirements
  • basic chords - I, IV, V7
  • preferably had taken my Level 1 and Level 2 - Reharmonization Method
  • a love for music
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Learn Piano Level 3 - Intermediate Level - Learn how to reharmonize a song with Basic Chords with 3 Minor Chords in Key of C: Em Dm Am. There are 4 Piano Tips to help you sound like a PRO by adding in Runs, Tremolos, & Echo Effect.

  • Do you want to know how to easily harmonize a song with minor chords?
  • All you need is to quickly understand music theory regarding minor chord substitutions.
  • Learn the 2 Harmony Rules and 4 Hot Piano Tips in this course.
  • Learn how to do smooth chord progressions moving in 3rds, whole step, 1/2 steps, up & down and in the circle movement.

Here's the Secret: You can write your own song by learning my 2 Big Rules of Music Harmony that enables you to always have smooth chord progression. Appy these 2 Big Harmony rules to reharmonize any folk songs and Christmas songs, and soon you will be able to write your own songs effortlessly.


Music Harmony Theory for Minor Chord Substitutions:

1. Review Level 1 - Basic Chords

2. Review Level 2 - Color Chords - 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th

3. Minor Chords in C Key: Dm, Em, Am

4. Music Harmony Rule #1 - Understand the Secret of 2 Common Tones

5. Music Harmony Rule #2 - Focus on Smooth Diatonic Chords Movement

6. Piano Tip 1: Chords like to Move Up & Down in 3rds

7. Piano Tip 2: Chords like to Move Up & Down in whole steps

8. Piano Tip 3: Chords like to Move Up & Down in half steps

9. Piano Tip 4: Chords like to Move in the Cirlce Movement

10. Circle of 5ths vs Circle of 4ths

11. How come there are so many variations?

12. You find your own sound.

Bonus Section: Piano Techniques & Style

1. Bonus Piano Tip 5: RH Octave to Double up Melody Tones

2. Bonus Piano Tip 2: Finger Trick: Roll to create Echo Effect

3. Bonus Piano Tip 3: Finger Trick: Alternate rapidly R1 + R5 to create Tremolos

4. Bonus Piano Tip 4: Finger Trick: R2 + R3 Inner Fingers to play 4 tones in the RH

Have fun playing Away In A Manger in a creative way sounding like a professional with this new level of reharmonization!

Have Fun!

Rosa

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Who is the target audience?
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Curriculum For This Course
53 Lectures
01:22:28
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Introduction
1 Lecture 07:53

Reharmonization Level 3 - Learn how to harmonize the song with the following 3 minor chords:

Dm

Em

Am

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Watch the video and listen to how beautiful it sounds when minor chords are added into the progression.


The focus of Level 3:

1. How do you decide which minor chords to put in?

2. You don't randomly put in any minor chords you like.

3. There are 2 Big Guidelines you need to follow in order for your chord progression to sound good.

4. Even under this big umbrella, there is a variety of ways to put in these minor chords

Music Harmony Theory for Minor Chord Substitutions:

1. Review Level 1 - Basic Chords

2. Review Level 2 - Color Chords - 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th

3. Minor Chords in C Key: Dm, Em, Am

4. Music Harmony Rule #1 - Understand the Secret of 2 Common Tones

5. Music Harmony Rule #2 - Focus on Smooth Diatonic Chords Movement

6. Piano Tip 1: Chords like to Move Up & Down in 3rds

7. Piano Tip 2: Chords like to Move Up & Down in whole steps

8. Piano Tip 3: Chords like to Move Up & Down in half steps

9. Piano Tip 4: Chords like to Move in the Cirlce Movement

10. Circle of 5ths vs Circle of 4ths

11. How come there are so many variations?

12. You find your own sound.

Bonus Section: Piano Techniques & Style

1. Bonus Piano Tip 5: RH Octave to Double up Melody Tones

2. Bonus Piano Tip 2: Finger Trick: Roll to create Echo Effect

3. Bonus Piano Tip 3: Finger Trick: Alternate rapidly R1 + R5 to create Tremolos

4. Bonus Piano Tip 4: Finger Trick: R2 + R3 Inner Fingers to play 4 tones in the RH

Preview 07:53
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Quick Review of Level 1 & Level 2
5 Lectures 11:44

Let's have a quick review of Level 1:

3 Basic Chords:

I, IV, V7

You can harmonize any folk songs or most hymns with these 3 Basic Chords.

Level 1 Review - Basic Chords: C, F, G7
02:07

Level 2 Review Color Chords: C6, CM7, CM9, C6/9, F6, FM7, FM9, F6/9, G9
06:09

4 Tone Chords:

C6, CM7

F6, FM7

G7

5 Tone Chords:

CM9, C6/9

F6/9, FM9

G9

Level 2 Color Chords: 4 Tone 7 Chords
01:13

The 10th Color tone is actually the 3rd tone played an octave higher.

In Music, there is no C10.

In Lead sheets, they are just written as C.

Professional musicians normally don't play C triad (C E G) but Open 10th ( C - G - E) with the E an octave higher.

Level 2: The 10th Color Tone in C, F, G7
01:03

In Level 2 chord substitutions:

C - C6, CM7, CM9, C6/9

F - F6, FM7, FM9, F6/9

G7 - G9

Level 2 Lead Sheet with Color Chords Added
01:12
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Level 3 Reharmonization - Introducing the Minor Chords
4 Lectures 07:43

C Key - 3 minor chords:

Dm - D F A

Em - E G B

Am - A C E

Preview 01:20

Level 3 Part B: Putting the 3 Minor Chords into the Chord Progression
01:42

Learn how to transfer the chords from Lead Sheet to Chord Charts.

Once you put chords into chord chart, you can see patterns more easily!

Level 3 Part C: Lead Sheet to Chord Chart
01:41

The 2 different Chord Charts:

Level 3 Part D: Different Chord Progressions Explanation
03:00
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Harmony Rule #1: Chord Substitutions Need to have 2 Common Tones
9 Lectures 11:37

C Chord can have 2 substitutions: Am Em

C Chord: C E G

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Em: E G B

Em has 2 common tones with C Chord: E G

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Am: A C E

Am has 2 common tones with C Chord: A C

C Chord Sub: Em and Am
02:19

C Chord: C E G

Am: A C E

Am has 2 tones in common with C Chord - C & E

Em: E G B

Em has 2 tones in common with C Chord - E & G

Demo on the Piano: C Chord - Em & Am
01:10

F Chord: F A C

Dm: D F A - has 2 tones in common with F Chord: F & A

Am: A C E - has 2 tones in common with F Chord: A & C

F Chord Sub: Dm and Am
01:14

F Chord: F A C

Dm Chord: D F A

Dm has 2 tones in common with F Chord

Am Chord: A C E

Am has 2 tones in common with F Chord

Demo on the PIano: F Chord - Dm & Am
00:39

Dear Students,

How are you doing so far?

1. If you have questions, please post your question on the right side of the course.

I will be available to answer any questions regarding the lectures.

2. Also, I would appreciate if you find the course helpful to you to write a positive review for me.

Many times, students do not know where to write reviews.

a. You click on the Right Upper Corner- Write a Review

b. Another box will pop up to highlight the 5 stars and write a few comments of what you liked about the course.

You can always 'edit' the review at the end of the course.

IN case you want to make changes, you can re-write the review any time.

Thanks in advance,

Rosa

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00:39

G7 Chord:

Dm and Em can substitute for G7 Chord

G7 Chord Sub: Em and Dm
01:13

G7 Chord has 4 tones: G B D F

Em: E G B - has 2 tones in common with G7

Dm: D F A - has 2 tones in common with G7

Demo on the Piano: G7 Chord - Em & Dm
00:51

C Chord: Am or Em

F Chord: Dm or Am

G7 Chord: Em or Dm

Summary of Chord Substitution to C, F, G7 - Music Theory
02:31

Summary of Chord Substitutions: Dm, Em, Am
01:01
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Harmony Rule 2: Understand Smooth Chord Movement in Chord Progression
1 Lecture 01:15

You don't randomly put the minor chords as chords like to move smoothly one to another:

Diatonic chords move in these 4 areas:

1. a third up / a third down

2. a step up / a step down

3. 1/2 a step up / 1/2 step down

4. Follow the Circle Movement

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Now that you are have more choices of chord substitutions, you need to be aware of how diatonic chords move in a chord progression. Some choices sound better than others. You need to use your ears to decide which one sounds better when you have many minor chords to choose.

Preview 01:15
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Rule 2 Piano Tip 1: A Third Up / A Third Down
4 Lectures 03:21

    C to Em To G7

    1. When a major chord moves up a 3rd (C to Em) it is moving up a Major 3rd.

    2. When a minor chord moves up to a major chord (Em to G), it is moving up a minor 3rd.

Preview 01:03

C to Am to F

  • When a major chord moves down to a minor chord (C to Am), it moves to its relative minor.
  • This is moving down a minor 3rd
  • When a minor chord moves down to a major chord (Am to F), it moves down a Major 3rd.
2. A Third Down - C to Am to F
00:48

F to Dm

F moves down a 3rd to Dm

Preview 00:40

A Third Down:

C Am F

F Dm

A Third Up:

C Em G7

Listen to the Sounds of Chords Moving Down a Third & Moving Up a Third
00:50
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Rule 2 Piano Tip 2: One Step Up / One Step Down
3 Lectures 03:28

Minor Chords like to move in stepwise direction:

- One Whole Step Up:

Dm to Em

Preview 02:16

Smooth Chord Progression:

Minor Chords like to move one whole step down.

Am to G - One whole Step down

2. One Whole Step Down - Am to G
00:40

Here you have 2 minor chords: Em and Dm.

When Em moves down to Dm, it moves one whole step down.

3. One Whole Step Down - Em to Dm
00:32
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Rule 2 Piano Tip 3: Half Step Up/ Half Step Down
2 Lectures 02:05

Another smooth chord movement: Half step up.

Em to F is half a step up, and it sounds great.

You see this kind of movement a lot in chord progression.

Half Step Up - Em to F
00:45

Listen to the Chords Moving In Stepwise Position - 1/2 Step & 1 Whole Step
01:20
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Rule 2 Piano Tip 4: Circle Movement
6 Lectures 07:44

Both Circles have the same function!

Circle of 5ths & Circle of 4ths
01:40

Tha anticlockwise movement:

Em to Am

Am to Dm

Dm to G7

G7 to C

Circle of 5ths - Chords Move Anti-clockwise direction
01:47

Circle movement - anticlockwise direction.

When you play on the piano:

Dm to G7

- Perfect 4th Going Up

- Perfect 5th Going Down

Dm to G7 - Perfect 4th Going Up & Perfect 5th Going Down
01:42

Am to Dm

- Perfect 4th Going Up

- Perfect 5th Going Down

Am to Dm - Perfect 4th Going Up & Perfect 5th Going Down
00:54

Em to Dm

- Perfect 4th Going Up

- Perfect 5th Going Down

Em to Dm - Perfect 4th Going Up & Perfect 5th Going Down
00:44

Listen to the Chords Moving in Perfect 4ths & Perfect 5ths
00:57
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Application to Away In A Manger
2 Lectures 01:04
Follow these 3 Steps in doing Minor Chord Substitutions to a song
00:41

Take these 3 Summary Charts to the piano as you try out the substitutions
00:22
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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.

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