Play Piano 1 Master Class Intro: Standards 2-5 Power Chords
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Play 251 Major & 251 Minor Chords by EAR with Smooth LH Voicings - play step wise bass line in Standards & Popular songs
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Created by Rosa Suen
Last updated 11/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand what power chords are
  • Know how to play Dominant 7 Four Tone Chords
  • Play the 2-5 Power Chords for 12 Keys
  • Know how to form the Minor Chords in all 12 keys
  • Play the m7b5 Chords in all 12 Keys
  • Do Smooth Voicing to 2-5 Chords on the Left Hand
  • Move only the 2 fingers for smooth voicings
  • Prepare oneself to play nostalgic Standards
  • Figure out the music theory of 2-5 quickly
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The 2-5 Power Chord - Use this method to play Standards & Popular Songs by EAR


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Course Updated: Nov 1, 2016


Have you ever wondered how composers or musicians play such rich arrangements to their songs? 

When we open a fake book or look at a music arrangement, we scratch our heads and wonder how composers decide on choosing those chords? 

Is it just a matter of guess work of using those chords because they sound good to our ears? 

Some professional musicians wish to have a fuller arrangement in their songs, so they try to look for a harmonizing chord to 'almost' every melody tone.  What is the quickest method to get to a beautiful arrangement without wasting time on guess work?

I have developed this Amazing 2-5 Power Chord Reharmonization Method to help you gain success to playing your favorite standards. 

2-5 Power Chords are found in many standards and popular movie themes.  They make rich full sounds that will captivate your audience wanting more.

This course is an introductory course to get you going using 2-5 Chords.

  1. You need to learn the TWELVE 2-5-1 Major Chord Progression
  2. You need to learn the TWELVE 2-5-1 Minor Chord Progression
  3. Learn how to play the 2-5-1 Chord Pogression on the  Left Hand
  4. Learn how to play the 2-5-1 in stepwise movement for smooth voicing

Once you are able to play these 24 Two-Five in Major & Minor Chord Progressions, you will find it very easy to understand complex chord progressions that we see in the Advanced Fake Books & Movie songs.


With the 2-5 Power Chord Method,  I have developed a new series of Standards and Popular songs to show you how to put in the 2-5 Power Chords.

  • 1.  Love Me Tender (Aura Lee)
  • 2.  Some Enchanted Evening
  • 3.  Yesterday
  • 4.  Misty
  • 5.  The Way We Were
  • 6.  For All We Know
  • 7.  Over the Rainbow
  • 8.  The Way You Look Tonight
  • 9.  Where Do I begin?
  • 10.  All I Ask Of You
  • 11.  Unchained Melody
  • 12. My Heart Will Go On
  • 13.  Moon River
  • 14.  You Light Up My LIfe

In each song, I show you how to take a tune from its basic harmony  ( I  IV  V7 )  to advanced chords in other keys.  First, we need to establish a harmonic foundation to the song with basic chords so that you understand how complex chords come into play. 

I also put in a section on Easy Improvisation.  I show you different ways to improvise around the chord progressions so that you learn "tone motion voice leading".  Even when you don't play the actual melody of the song, you can hear the song in the background when you play the harmonic chord progressions. This is a good ear training program to help you play many standard and pop songs by EAR.

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Who is the target audience?
  • people who want to start playing beautiful standards
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction to the Course - Overview
1 Lecture 02:56
Rosa's DIY 2-5 Slide Rule Chord
1 Lecture 01:32
Rosa's Cool 2-5 Slide Rule
WORKBOOK Manual Explaining the 2-5 Chord Method
1 Lecture 00:53
Template to make the 2-5 Slide Rule Chord
WORBOOK Manual - Rosa's 2-5 Power Chord Method
2 Lectures 00:43
Key Manual: Chords Movement in Circle to the Use of 2-5 Slide Rule

2-5 Power Chord Method Manual
Piano Practice Step1: LH Play All Dominant 7 Chords
2 Lectures 03:57
Know all 12 Dominant 7 Chords

Piano Practice Step2: Play All Minor 7 Dominant 7 Chords
2 Lectures 03:50
Know all the 12 Minor 7 Chords

Play Minor 7 Dominant 7 Chords with Left Hand
Piano Practice Step 3: Learn Smooth Left Hand Closed Voicing Technique
2 Lectures 02:46
Piano Voicing Techniques

Moving the 2 Finger Trick for Smooth Voicing 2-5-1
Piano Practice Step 4: Play 2-5-1 in Major Keys with LH Smooth Voicing
13 Lectures 10:49
Play all the 2-5 Major Chords

2-5-1 Major Chord - Gm7 C7 F

Activity - Do 2-5 Power Chords for Cm7 F7 Bb

2-5-1 Major Chord - Fm7 Bb7 Eb

2-5-1 Major Chord - Bbm7 Eb7 A7

2-5-1 Major Chord - Ebm7 Ab7 Db

2-5-1 Major Chord - Abm7 Db7 Gb

2-5-1 Major Chord: C#m7 F#7 B

2-5-1 Major Chord: F#m7 B7 E

2-5-1 Major Chord: Bm7 E7 A

2-5-1 Major Chord: Em7 A7 D

2-5-1 Major Chord: Am7 D7 G
Piano Play Along Major 2-5-1 in all 12 Keys with LH Smooth Voicing
1 Lecture 05:07
Piano Practice Step 5: Play ii7b5 Chords in all 12 Keys in Minor Harmonic Scale
2 Lectures 05:09
Know all 12 m7b5 Chords by EAR

Play Along all 12 Keys - Minor 2-5-1 in all 12 keys from harmonic minor scale
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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.

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