Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video More about chords, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- A triad is a three note chord.…The three notes of a triad are root, third and fifth.…The root is the note from which the triad gets its name.…The root of a C triad is C.…On the staff, triads in root position,…meaning the root is on the bottom…will always be written on a line to a line to a line…or in a space to a space to a space.…
Triads may be built on any note of any scale.…When you name the notes of any triad in root position,…you always skip a letter in the music alphabet…in between each note.…For example, if you were going to play a triad…with C as the root, you would then play E and G.…The next triad would be D, F, A.…Let's play triads built on the C major scale,…first with your right hand.…(piano playing)…And now the left.…
(piano chords playing)…Music that is based on any particular scale…is said to be in the key of that scale.…If there are any sharps or flats in the scale,…they're shown at the beginning of the music,…and that is called a key signature.…
You'll find a key signature on the grand staff…before the time signature.…
- Practicing proper hand technique
- Practicing proper seating position
- Practicing the right-hand C and left-hand C positions
- Melodic intervals
- Harmonic intervals
- B for the left and right hand
- A for the left hand
- Using the damper pedal
- Moving up and down the keyboard in 6ths
- Measuring half steps and whole steps
- Progressions and triplets
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Basics
2. Melodic Intervals
3. Introducing Harmony
4. New Rhythms and Intervals
5. Music Theory
6. Progressions and Triplets
Closing and credits1m 44s
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