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20 Country Songs With 3 Chords

20 Country Songs With 3 Chords

There are so many songs in American music with only 3 chords. Learning how to hear the difference between these chords and the way they sound and feel to you is the key to learning to play music by ear. Using an integral link to my past, I come up with a list of 20 country western songs to help you learn how to do just that. If you'd like to support my channel, click here: https://paypal.me/aimn

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Adding Upper Extensions To Your Solo Piano Arrangements

In this video, I teach about times when a flat nine occurs in the melody, over a dominant seventh chord. Learn how to play triad extensions to increase your harmonic vocabulary with me!

Altered Dominant Chords And Scales

Altered Dominant Chords And Scales

This is my practice routine for getting altered dominant (#5, #9 chords specifically) rootless closed-voicing chords, and diminished whole-tone scales (sometimes referred to as the 7th mode of the melodic minor scale) under my fingers and in my brain. You can get such a hip sound in your playing if you understand how these notes function in each key.

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Bill's worksheet for Ella's Rootless Voicing Dice Game

Bill's worksheet for Ella's Rootless Voicing Dice Game

My daughter, Ella shows us the game she made up to help us remember rootless voicings! If you'd like to actually learn these rootless voicings, please refer back to my video: https://youtu.be/eqYNRwlUUPE

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Diatonic Mediant And Submediant Modulations

Diatonic Mediant And Submediant Modulations

Temporary modulations to the mediant and submediant are very common in jazz and popular music. It's important to learn to recognize them when they occur, hear the difference between them and know how to predict them when playing chords by ear.

Diminished Chords: My Favorite Trick!

Diminished Chords: My Favorite Trick!

This is the simplest way I know of to add some color to a diminished seventh chord. It's easy and it's fun and it might help you get chicks. (Or dudes)

Ear Training Coaching, Ear Training QUIZ

Ear Training Coaching, Ear Training QUIZ

Lets discuss chords, their flavors, and their inversions. Let's talk about how to hear the difference between them and then quiz you to check your progress. Answers below!

Hearing Your Way Through Difficult Changes (Have You Met Miss Jones)

Hearing Difficult Changes

Hearing your way though changes on tough tunes is a real challenge, but is an integral part of developing your musicianship. Let's look at some tricks that can be used to help you hear those shifts in tonality and improve your improvising and raise your ear training to a new level.

How To Build And Notate Chords

How To Build And Notate Chords

I'm so sorry that the audio cuts out. Here is the missing audio transcribed: * Alright now we're talking about diminished chords. You can draw two boxes, we'll have a minor 3rd on top, and a minor 3rd on the bottom. And we can come over here and just flat that 5th degree, g flat, and we've got a minor third there, and a minor 3rd there. * A very simple video to demonstrate how to find the notes of chords in root position (using the key of C as an example) and how to write them down, or notate them, and be able to recognize them in your reading of music. If you'd like to support me, you can do so here: https://paypal.me/aimn

How To Figure Out Chords To Songs

How To Figure Out Chords To Songs

Using Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles and She's Always a Woman by Billy Joel, we walk through the steps to deciphering the chords to songs, just by using our ears and our voices. For this video, I tried to take something that is fairly simple for me, accessible to everyone who knows a bit about music.

I Am Thankful For The BEBOP Scale

I Am Thankful For The BEBOP Scale

From my vacation spot in Watsonville, CA where we have a fun little lesson about how to sing the dominant chords on the bridge of Rhythm Changes, using the bebop scale.

Jazz Piano Comping With Open And Closed Voicings

Jazz Piano Comping With Open And Closed Voicings

Using the tune, "But Not For Me," I discuss open and close comping voicings for jazz piano. Email me if you would like a worksheet to go along with this video.

Let's Figure Out Chords LIVE - Estate

Let's Figure Out Chords LIVE - Estate

Figure out he chords to Eliane Elias' version of Estate with us! Turns out her version actually modulates down a perfect fourth at the B section but...it was still fun anyway! To contribute to my channel and music making efforts, click here: https://paypal.me/aimn

Never Get Lost In The Form Again

Never Get Lost In The Form Again

Ever find yourself completely struggling...gasping for air as you desperately listen with all of your might to figure out which bar you are on? You solo, chorus after chorus, never knowing when to stop because you have NO idea where the top of the form is? Watch this.

Playing Outside The Changes #1

Playing Outside The Changes #1

A little device to get you thinking outside the box when you are improvising on a blues. Whether you are a player or a singer, get this in your ears and use it to launch you outside and then very stealthily work your way back in.

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Simon And Garfunkel: The Harmony Struggle

Simon And Garfunkel: The Harmony Struggle

If you're like me, you have tried to sing a 3rd part along with these two geniuses for years, and have STRUGGLED. The craftsmanship of Simon and Garfunkel goes DEEP. Explore it with me and see why it is so difficult to sing a 2nd harmony part along with the masters.

Step Up Your Soul With A Tritone Sub

Step Up Your Soul With A Tritone Sub

Leading to the IV chord with a tritone substitution is one of the quickest ways I know of to sound like a legit gospel/soul piano player. Check it out with me!

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The Chord That Shouldn't Work

The Chord That Shouldn't Work

This is the chord that shouldn't work, but does, in the right context.
It's so exciting and beautiful and I think you'll love it!
Using the tune, "My Romance," we walk through how to play this gorgeous chord in all 12 keys.

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The Magic Of The Tritone

The Magic Of The Tritone

A very simple explanation of what a tritone is, how it functions as a substitute on dominant chords. Complete with examples from tunes you know!

You Hip To The Sharp Nine?

In this video we spend time discussing the minor ii V i and some ideas involving the sharp nine to play over the altered dominant chord. Lesson available with PDF

You Need This Chord

You Need This Chord

The crazy, beautiful altered dominant chord where BOTH the natural 5 and the flat 5 exist together in wonderful dissonant harmony will add color and depth to your playing. Explore how and when to use it with me! If you'd like to support my channel, you can donate here: https://paypal.me/aimn

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