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Piano With Willie: Tritones & Phat Chords

Learn to play tritones & phat chords on the piano
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Created by Willie Myette
Last updated 4/2016
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What Will I Learn?
Learn how to practically apply these techniques to quickly use them in your playing
Gain a deeper understanding of chords and their usage
Learn techniques that the pro’s use to make their playing sound professional
Learn music theory and how to use it in your playing
Learn how to visualize the keyboard making you a more accurate player
Improve your technique, speed and dexterity at your instrument
Apply these techniques to piano, keyboard or organ
Not for students who are looking for a “quick fix” to learning the piano
Analyze and solve music theory and chord progressions
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  • You will need a piano or keyboard in order to take this course

Piano With Willie offers lessons to all skill levels of piano players. Willie uses the Foundational / Fundational approach when creating his lessons. Build upon your technique and polish up your skills with our piano lessons. In this lesson learn how to effectively use tritones to add spice to your arrangements. I’ll also teach you how to create fuller, richer chords with Upper Structure Triads and Quartal voicings.

You will learn what a tritone is and what a substitution is. You will learn which chords use tritone substitutions. You will learn the difference between dominant and tritone resolution. You will learn which tensions work well together. You will apply all of your new knowledge to the song "Abide With Me".

Who is the target audience?
  • Not for students who are looking for a “quick fix” to learning the piano
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Expand All 19 Lectures Collapse All 19 Lectures 01:51:25
3 Lectures 01:36

Welcome to Piano With Willie Tritones and Phat Chords

Preview 00:32

An introduction with a sample of what you are to learn in this piano course.

Preview 01:04

Download the sheet music in pdf format here. 

Sheet Music
4 pages
Tritones & Phat Chords
15 Lectures 01:44:21

Learn about tritones.

Preview 03:01

Learn about substitutions.

What is a substitution?

Learn which chords use tritone substitutions.

Chords that use tritone subs

Learn how tritones affect the bass. 

Preview 10:18

An example tritone substitution.

v7 to i Example bii7 to i

An example tritone substitution.

ii-v7-i Example ii-bii7-i

Learn the difference between dominant and tritone resolutions on the piano.

Dominant vs tritone resolution

Learn the available tensions on a dominant 7 chord. 

Available tensions on dom 7

Learn the voicings with quartals. 

Voicings with quartals

Learn to invert quartals. 

Inverting quartals

Learn to put together tensions that work well together.

Tensions that work well together

Learn voicings with u-s-t.

Voicings with u-s-t

Learn to use the u-s-t chart. 

Using the u-s-t chart

Learn to use the quartals chart. 

Using the quartals chart

Apply what you've learned to the song "Abide With Me".

Applying to Abide With Me
1 Lecture 01:28

Watch this video on how to get support and answers to your questions. 

Support and Resources
About the Instructor
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Professional pianist, creator of the PianoWithWillie method

Willie has toured both the U.S. and Europe as clinician and performer. He is a graduate of the well renowned Berklee College of Music. He has studied in New York with Fred Hersch and in Boston with Ray Santisi. Willie has produced three recordings as bandleader and his music has been featured radio stations nationwide.

Willie is also the founder of PianoWithWillie, an online teaching website that makes it easy to learn Jazz, Blues, Gospel Piano and more online.

The PianoWithWillie method has taught students from all around the globe. By combining foundational and fun'dational elements, Willie's students are able to learn how to become a self-expressive pianist very quickly.

"I learned as a kid that the best part of learning the piano is playing the piano." says Willie. Using the PianoWithWillie method and Willie's step-by-step lessons, it is possible and easier than you think to become a pianist.

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