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Do You Know The Names Of The Chords You’re Playing?

Posted on 18. Sep, 2013 by .

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How to name your chords

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My question is when you see a chord like this C or G2 and A11no3 what do these number notations mean. By the way I really like your videos.

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Stressed Out Because They Expect Me To Play A Song I Don’t Know On The Fly

Posted on 18. Sep, 2013 by .

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Playing Behind A Singer

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While I was attending Church, a woman began singing her special musical number acapella. As she sang, the pianist listened, hit a few notes, and then began accompanying her as if they had rehearsed the song. The pianist used runs, changes and a great ending.

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3 Sure-Fire Ways To Match The Right Scale With The Right Chord

Posted on 18. Sep, 2013 by .

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Match Chord & Scales

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How do you know what scale to play with certain chords?”. For example if I played a Cmaj7 chord what scale should I use?

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Two Notes Can Have The Same Name – How Can It Be?

Posted on 18. Sep, 2013 by .

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Enharmonic Spelling

I have been practicing every since I ordered the CCF and I am delighted with my progress.  I have been working on the Sec. 3c 2-5-1 in Minor chords, and I think that there is a mistake on the A flat minor9 chord.  Should that chord be Ab/Gb Bb B Eb?

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Best Ways To Modulate Keys (Part 2)

Posted on 18. Sep, 2013 by .

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Modulation2.fw

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In regards to the modulation answer that was given to Bro. Walker… He asked what transition chord to use when going from one key to another.Your answer was use the pivot chord (which is the dominant chord (V) for that key) the example you gave was a modulation from

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Best Way To Modulate Keys (Part 1)

Posted on 18. Sep, 2013 by .

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Modulation.fw

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I play by music and also by ear; however I have heard musicians modulate 1/2 step, whole steps and more for soloists and choral performances. There is usually a ‘connecting’ chord used. I’m not sure how to do this smoothly other than just going to the anticipated key.

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Why Should I Trust You To Teach Me Piano By Ear?

Posted on 18. Sep, 2013 by .

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Can You Teach Someone to Play By Ear.fw

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I have a question about your Contemporary Chord Finder Learning System. Does it really teach people to play by ear.? I’ve purchased instructional material from other popular websites and they don’t show you step by step how to play by ear or give you the fundamentals of gospel.

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Are You A Slave To The “Transpose Button?”

Posted on 18. Sep, 2013 by .

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Dont Be a Slave to the Transpose Button.fw

Can you show me how to transpose these chords in A flat to the key of D? The chords are C/FBbCEb, EbBb/EbGBbEb, FC/EbGAbBb. In the key of D, the first chord would be DAD/FE. Am I right? I’m playing Deeper by Israel and New Breed for a special with the worship team at my church and I’m looking for

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Jazz Piano Improvising Over The 2-5-1 In A Minor Key

Posted on 17. Sep, 2013 by .

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Jazz Piano Using scales to create runs.

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I bought your CCF and Worship Intro, Endings & More DVD a few weeks ago. I’m your fan from the UK. The explanation for question 9 on scales was spot on. That question is a good leading question to another. What is the best and quickest way to form or create little runs or licks, which connect movements from one chord to
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7 Ways To Avoid Stage Fright

Posted on 17. Sep, 2013 by .

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Overcoming Stage Fright

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My question is about stage fright and how to overcome it when you play.  I can practice a piece until I know it backwards and forwards.  Then when it’s time to play it during service sometimes I draw a blank and can’t access the information I’ve practiced over and over again.

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