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In this episode, I talk about how to actually play charts.
I know some of you are thinking, “FINALLY!”
I talk about reading chord changes, how to decipher how many beats per chord change, and what slash chords are.
There is a lot more to playing pieces, but this is the first place to start so you will actually be able to hear the harmonies of the piece.
I guarantee it will make you feel pretty good to be able to hear the tune!
Playing Charts: KPI's (As my old, corporate boss used to say, "Key Point Indicators")
- Look for the chord symbol; is it major or minor? Play an inversion of the chord.
- Play the chord for either 4 beats or 2 beats.
- RH plays chord, LH plays roots ( bass notes).
- Voicelead inversions
*IMPORTANT NOTE: I made a mistake on the podcast! I said it was one chord per bar, but the first two chords are in the first measure and the last chord is in the second measure by itself.
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