Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video Triads and progressions, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- By playing the first, third, and fifth note…of the major scale, you can make a major triad.…You can make any major triad,…by constructing the scale first,…and then playing the first, third, and fifth notes.…Let me show you another way to make a major triad.…Choose any note as the root.…I'm going to play C.…Count up two whole steps,…one, two,…for the third, which is E.…
And then count up another one and a half steps.…Here's a half, and then an whole step,…to G, and that' the fifth.…(chord plays)…Now let's try a major triad on G.…G is the root.…We're going to count up two whole steps.…G to A, A to B,…B is the third,…and then another step and a half…from C to D,…D is the fifth.…
(chord plays)…Let's do one more triad, on D.…D is the root.…Two whole steps up will bring you to F#,…and then a step and half, for the fifth, is A.…(chord plays)…Let me show you how to play…the one, five-seven, chord progression easily.…
We'll start with a C major triad, our one chord.…(chord plays)…The one, and the five-seven chord,…have the top note in common.…
- 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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