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 1/2016
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What Will I 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
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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
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Course Updated: Nov 1, 2016


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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

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Who is the target audience?
  • People who have the desire to play by EAR
  • People who want to play songs in Keys outside of C
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Curriculum For This Course
110 Lectures
02:23:40
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Introduction
2 Lectures 07:34

Overview of the Course
02:26
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Keyboard Practice on O Suzanna - Key of C, Key of G, Key of F
8 Lectures 10:26

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
00:19

Key of F - Keyboard Practice - Oh Suzanna - I, IV, V7
01:30
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Song 3: Away In A Manger - C Key & D Key
5 Lectures 02:06
Homework: Pick out the Melody tones of Away In A Manger (Traditional Melody)
01:04

Answer - 7 Tone music to Away In A Manger (Traditional Melody)
00:11

Homework: Put in the Chords to Away In A Manger (Traditional)
00:27

Answer - Away In A Manger (Traditional Melody) in 3 Chord Harmony
00:12

Away In A Manger - Chord Progression Pattern
00:10
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Keyboard Practice to Away In A Manger - Key of C & Key of D
6 Lectures 06:24

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
00:34

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
00:13

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
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Song 4: Silent Night - C Key & Bb Key
5 Lectures 02:16
Homework: Pick out the melody tones for Silent Night
01:15

Answer - 7 tone music to Silent Night
00:09

Homework: Put in the Chords to Silent Night - I IV V7
00:28

Answer - Silent Night in Chords I IV V7
00:11

Silent Night - Chord Progression Pattern
00:11
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Keyboard Practice - Silent Night - Key of C and Key of Bb
5 Lectures 04:29
Homework: Play Silent Night in the Key of C
00:34

C Key: Keyboard practice - Silent Night I IV V7
01:26

Homework: Play Silent Night in Bb Key - I IV V7
00:10

Magic Tip 8: Bb Key 3 Chord Harmony Trick - Bb Eb F7
00:40

Bb Key - Silent Night - I IV V7
01:39
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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.

She is now an instructor at Udemy. Come and join her hundreds of students to play piano in a fun and creative way.