Piano With Willie: Tritones & Phat Chords

Learn to play tritones & phat chords on the piano
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

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".

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a piano or keyboard in order to take this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • Not for students who are looking for a “quick fix” to learning the piano

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Welcome to Piano With Willie Tritones and Phat Chords


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

4 pages

Download the sheet music in pdf format here. 

Section 2: Tritones & Phat Chords

Learn about tritones.


Learn about substitutions.


Learn which chords use tritone substitutions.


Learn how tritones affect the bass. 


An example tritone substitution.


An example tritone substitution.


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


Learn the available tensions on a dominant 7 chord. 


Learn the voicings with quartals. 


Learn to invert quartals. 


Learn to put together tensions that work well together.


Learn voicings with u-s-t.


Learn to use the u-s-t chart. 


Learn to use the quartals chart. 


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

Section 3: Bonus

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

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Instructor Biography

Willie Myette, 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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