Play Piano 10: Improvise on Love Story By Ear in Minor Key
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Play Piano 10: Improvise on Love Story By Ear in Minor Key

Improvise Over the Chord Progression of Love Story in Minor Key. Learn how to go from minor Key to Major Key with 2-5.
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Created by Rosa Suen
Last updated 12/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • IMPROVISE over the chord progression of Love Story
  • FIGURE out the Chord Progression of Love Story by EAR
  • PLAY the Chord Progression of Love Story
  • APPLY 2-5 Power Chords into the song Love Story
  • USE Target Tones to Improvise to create new melody lines
  • CREATE new melodic lines with target tone approach
  • DO Turn Arounds in empty bars
  • FREELY improvise over a song using chord progression
  • PUT in 2-5-1 Major Chord Progression
  • PUT in 2-5-1 Minor Chord Progression
  • WALK the bassline to create drama
  • PLAY by ear a Minor Key Song
  • MAKE use of empty bars to do turn arounds
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  • Students need to have a basic understanding of chords

Play Piano 10:  Play Popular Songs By Ear Using Chord Progression!  Improvise & Put 2-5 Power Chords to "Love Story - Where Do I Begin"  + WORKBOOKS

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


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 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.

In this song "Where Do I Begin - Love Story", I show you how to take a tune from its basic harmony  ( I  IV  V7 )  to advanced sophisticated chords.  

"Where Do I Begin" is the theme song of a romantic drama film called Love Story.  The song was first introduced as an instrumental theme written by Francis Lai.  The lyrics were written by Carol Sigman, after the the

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.

Learn 2-5 Power Chord Rules & Chord Substitutions to "Love Story Improvisation".  

In this song, I teach you how to use 2-5 Power chords to reharmonize the song from the harmonic basic chord foundation.

In the full arrangement, you will discover that this song is written in minor key and changes to a major key at the bridge. 

Learn how to change from a minor key to a major key in a song.  

You will be playing the following chords: 

  • CM7
  • Am
  • Am7/G
  • A+
  • F6
  • E7
  • E7b9
  • Bm7b5
  • Dm7
  • G9
  • G7b9
  • C6
  • Gm7
  • C7b9
  • FM9
  • F#11
  • B7
  • C+

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  • Students who want to play by EAR
  • Students who want to improvise
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Curriculum For This Course
78 Lectures
Introduction and Overview of the Course
4 Lectures 05:09

Introductory Workbook 1 - Power Chord Method & 2-5 Slide Rule

Rosa's 2-5 Power Chord Step by Step Method Manual

Rosa's DIY 2-5 Power Chord Slide Rule Template
Basic Chords & Sheet Music to "Love Story"
4 Lectures 05:00
Workbook 2 - Lyrics & Improv Sheet Music to "Love Story"

Section A1 - Basic Chords

Section B - Basic Chords
Improvisation Skill 1: Improvise on the Basic Harmonic Structure of the song
8 Lectures 13:19
Workbook 3 - LH Basic Chords Improvisation to Love Story

Tone Motion Voice Leading

Section A: LH Block Chord

Section A’: LH Block Chord

Section A: LH Open Ballad 10th

Section A': LH Open Ballad 10th

Section B: LH Open Ballad 10th

Entire Song Improvisation: A, A’, B, A
Improvisation Skill 2: RH Improvise on the Basic Harmonic Structure of the song
6 Lectures 10:06
Workbook 4 - RH Improvisation with Chord Tones to Love Story

Right Hand Improvises on Chord Tones

Section A: RH Improvises with Chord Tones

Section A’: RH Improvises with Chord Tones

Section B: RH Improvises with Chord Tones

Improvisation Skill 3: Put 2-5 Power Chord before C
6 Lectures 05:11
Workbook 5 - Fun Activities

LH Closed Voicing Video Demo

Line 2 Bar 5: Dm7 G7

Line 5 Bar 1&2: Dm7 G7

Line 5 Bar 4&5: Dm7 G7

Line 6 Bar 2&3: Dm7 G7
Improvisation Skill 4: Put 2-5 Power Chord before F
4 Lectures 03:19
Workbook 6 - Fun Activities

LH Closed Voicing Video Demo:

Line 5 Bar 3: Gm7 C7

Line 6 Bar 4: Gm7 C7
Improvisation Skill 5: Put 2-5 Power Chord before G7
3 Lectures 02:02
Workbook 7 - Fun Activities

LH Closed Voicing Video Demo

Line 2 Bar 4 & 5: Am7 D7 G7
Improvisation Skill 6: Put More 2-5 Power Chords in Line 1
7 Lectures 07:49
Workbook 8 - Fun Activities

Line 1 Bar 1 & 2: Am Chord Substitution

Line 1 Bar 3: E7

Line 1 Bar 5: Am Chord Substitution

Line 1 Minor Chord Progression

Final Chord Chart for Line 1
Improvisation Skill 7: Put More 2-5 Power Chords in Line 2
9 Lectures 09:09
Workbook 9 - Fun Activities

Line 2 Bar 1 to 2: Bm7b5 E7

Line 2 Bar 3: Bm7b5 E7

Line 2 Bar 4: Am7 D7

Line 2 Bar 5: Dm7 G7

Apply Other Chord Substitutions in the empty spots

Turn Around in Bar 4 & 5

Final Chord Chart for Line 2

Why the Progression works for Line 2
Improvisation Skill 8: Put More 2-5 Power Chords in Line 3
1 Lecture 00:18
Workbook 10 - Fun Activities
7 More Sections
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.