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"key" to getting those ears working!
one will pull
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Introduction To The Diatonic Circle Of Fifths
if you could know
what chord is coming next in a song...
& Recognizing Some Of The Most Common Chord Progressions Like:
Dave here. I continue to receive numerous emails letting me know that
want to know more about chord progressions. Thank you for that! Okay,
I've put something
together here that is sure to
take some of the mystery out of it all. My goal is to have you confident
with some of the most common progressions known to man as well as to
have you looking at those
songs from a much more professional angle so you can play more
creatively at those keys!
At the same time, you'll have a foundational understanding of how the
relates to chord progressions. So a "kickstart" and a
what you might say you are about to take advantage of...
Is it possible to
predict the next chord in a song without knowing
it is and without ever having heard or played the song before?
A. You bet it is!
Besides, even if you were not 100% accurate, imagine being able to
chord is coming next in just about any song you play about 85%! Get a
chord progressions and you'll be on your way to being able to do this.
Q. I want to learn how
to play music by ear. Can this help?
your chord progressions is most conducive to playing music by ear.
recognition of chord patterns (progressions) is all a part of the
you start becoming a little more confident with the basic ones, you'll
notice a difference in how you approach those favorite songs of yours.
feeling the freedom to be so confident with chord changes,
you actually get to
focus on putting your own
personal feeling and style
into the song by playing with fills, improvisation, and more...
Q. Is it difficult to
get a grasp on all of this?
A. Not when you have it
explained in a fashion that "clicks" with you.
Basically, you are being given the "key" here and you'll be having the
opening up new doors of understanding when it comes to seeing and
hearing those favorite songs, improvising, decorating those melodies,
Q. What do I need to
know to take advantage of this?
A. Knowledge and some
experience playing either triads or 7th chords. Our demonstration
presented within the
context of 7th chords but the same basic concepts apply when playing
If you are seeking to learn from a more theoretical point of view, then
you will likely
gain benefit from this one if chord progressions are new to you.
you have here is an explanation and demonstration of diatontic circle
of fifth basics presented
in a context that develops into a bit of an exploration into a few
possibilities as to how this material
can be applied in a fun and skill-developing way. The tendency is to
place a "beginner-intermediate" label
if one is called for, since it has sprinkles of both. This is one that
just might serve as the "missing link" for those
new at learning chord progressions or who would like to take on a
little more organized perspective
on the matter. This presentation will serve as a launching pad for your
feeling confident when it comes to
how the diatonic circle of fifths can be an exciting,
rewarding addition to your
that will bring out the musical genius
your improvising confidence
sightreading of lead sheets
to play in all the keys
more "chord aware"
with a new sense of mastery
voice-lead around the circle
diatonic 7th chords
around the circle
about it, this is like your
playing a song in any key
once you get a handle on the diatonic circle in different keys, it's
It's just not the
same anymore when you understand chord progressions!
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approximately 33 minutes in duration)
Chord Progressions And How They Work
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