Play Piano 2: Play "Love Me Tender" By Ear with 2-5 Chords
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Learn RH Improvisation Skills to Create New melodic lines. Apply advanced 2-5-1 Chords & play LH smooth voicing chords
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Created by Rosa Suen
Last updated 11/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • HEAR the harmonic sounds to Aura Lee
  • KNOW how chords move smoothly one to another
  • IMPROVISE around melody tones using scale tones
  • CREATE new melodic movement to the target tones
  • HAVE FUN improvising with the Right Hand making up new sounds
  • PUT in 2-5 Major Power Chord to Aura Lee
  • PUT in 2-5 Minor Power Chord to Aura Lee
  • ENJOY playing the chord progression using LH and RH
  • PLAY BY EAR using Chord Progression
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  • Students need to have a basic understanding of chords

Play Old Standards by EAR using CHORDS!

Play Piano 2:  Play Love Me Tender (a.k.a Aura Lee) by EAR using advanced chord progression! WORKBOOK provided to do fun exercises.

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 Love Me Tender, I show you how to take a tune from its basic harmony  ( I  IV  V7 )  to advanced sophisticated chords.  

This song was made popular by Elvis Presley when he adapted the tune and wrote his own lyrics to 'Love Me Tender."  The melody lines are actually taken from "Aura Lee", which is a senitmental civil war ballad with music written by George R. Poulton and lyrics by W.W.Fosdick. The song is about a maiden. 

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 New 2-5 Reharmonization Rules & Chord Substitutions to Aura Lee.  

In this song, I teach you the melody, chords, and reharmonization note-for-note using 2-5 Power chord method.

This "Series to play poplular songs by ear" aims to give you practical instructions to playing rich sounding chords even to a simple tune such as this one.

In the full arrangement of Aura Lee, you will be playing these chords: 

  • CM7
  • F#m7b5 
  • B7
  •  Am7 
  • D7, 
  • Db7, 
  • C6/9
  •  Em7,
  • Ebdim7
  •  E7
  •  A+
  • FM7
  • Fm7
  •  Bb7b9
  • G7sus
  •  G7
  •  Em7b5
  • G7b9.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Students who love playing standards and popular songs
  • Students who love singing these old standards
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Curriculum For This Course
56 Lectures
Introduction to the Course + Overview
1 Lecture 03:06
Improvisation Skill Step 1: Use Chord Method to Improvise
4 Lectures 07:59
Aura Lee Sheet Music for Improvisation

Improvisation Skill #1: Play Chords to Love Me Tender

Improvisation Skill Step 2: Right Hand freely improvises with new tones
4 Lectures 14:15
Improvisation Skill #2: Scale Tone From Below

Improvisation Skill # 3: Scale Tone from Above

Improvisation Skill # 4: Scale Tones From Above or Below

Rosa's Manual Method: 2-5 Power Chord Method
3 Lectures 01:11
Key Manual: Chords Movement in Circle to the Use of 2-5 Slide Rule

2-5 Power Chord Method Manual

Rosa's DIY 2-5 Power Chord Slide Rule Template
Reharmonization Step # 1: Write out Basic Chord Structure
1 Lecture 00:52
Write out the Basic Harmonic Chords in Chord Chart
Reharmonization Step # 2: Put in 2-5-1 Chords Before C
7 Lectures 09:17
Answer to Chord Chart - Look at Chord Progressions & Patterns

Add in 2-5 Chord Before the C Major Chord

Write out the Chord tones of 2-5-1

Chord Tones of 2-5-1 & Note the Common Tones

Actvitiy - Places where you can put in Dm7 G7 before C

Answer: Places where you can put in Dm7 G7

Piano Demo: Put in Dm7 G7 to Aura Lee
Reharmonization Step # 3: Put Gm7 C7 before F
5 Lectures 05:48
Activity: Use Slide Rule to put in 2-5 Before F Chord

Activity: Write out the tones for Gm7 C7 FM7

Common tones of Gm7 and C7

Activity: Put in Gm7 C7 before F in Aura Lee

Piano Demo: Play Gm7 C7 in Aura Lee
Reharmonization Skill # 4: Put in 2-5 Before G7
3 Lectures 04:16
Put in Am7 D7 before G7

Answer: Putting in Am7 D7 before G7

Piano Demo: Am7 D7 before G7 in Aura Lee
Reharmonization Step # 5: Put in 2-5 in all the other empty spots
1 Lecture 00:41
WORKBOOK to go along with Videos - Learn how to use the 2-5 Slide Rule
Line 1 in Aura Lee - Putting in 2-5 Power Chords in all the empty places
8 Lectures 09:23
Line 1 Bar 1: WORKBOOK download in pdf format

Piano Demo: Line 1 Bar 1: 2-5 Power chord

Line 1 Bar 2: WORKBOOK download in pdf format

Piano Demo in Line 1 Bar 2: 2-5 Power Chords

Line 1 Bar 3: WORKBOOK download in pdf format

Piano Demo in Line 1 Bar 3 - 2-5 Power Chords

Line 1 Bar 4: WORKBOOK download in pdf format

Piano Demo in Line 1 Bar 4: 2-5 Power Chords
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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.