Join Tricia Woods for an in-depth discussion in this video Labeling the chord and triads, part of Beginning Blues Keyboard.
- When we talk about chord progressions,…we label each chord in the progression…with a Roman numeral corresponding to that chord's…place in the key.…For example, in the key of C,…C is the one chord,…D is the two chord,…E is the three chord,…and so on.…Here's a diagram of a simple 12 bar blues progression.…It begins with four measures of the one chord…followed by two measures of the four chord,…two measures of the one chord,…a measure of five, a measure of four,…and finally two more measures of the one chord.…
Let's figure out what triads we'll use to play…through the progression in the key of C.…We know that the one chord is C.…So, we'll start with four bars of a C triad.…We build the triad by playing one, three, five.…So, for C we have C, E, G.…We'll have four bars of our C triad.…This is followed by two bars of the four chord which is F.…We'll have an F triad.…
F, A, C,…and back to our C triad.…C, E, G.…And the last four bars,…we'll have one bar of a G chord.…G, B, D.…One bar of the F triad,…F, A, C.…And finally, back to our C chord.…
Note: This course was created and produced by Alfred Music. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Labeling the chord and triads
- Triad inversions
- The blues scale and the major pentatonic scale
- Playing off the dominant chord and dominant bass line
- Dominant chord inversions
- Playing off the triad
- Blues fills
- Endings and introductions
- Boogie-woogie bass lines
- Cycle of 5ths and the 6th chord
Skill Level Beginner
1. Blues Harmony
2. Blues Melodies
3. Dominant Chords
5. Turnarounds, Endings, and Introductions
Boogie-woogie bass lines4m 12s
7. Advanced Harmony: Slow Blues
Next steps1m 40s
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