• Hello, I'm Chuku Onyemachi (aka - "Dr. Pokey") - a musicologist, pianist, author, clinician and Nigerian. Inspired by my role model Jermaine Griggs, I started teaching musicians in my neighborhood in April 2005. Today, I'm privileged to work as a music consultant and content creator with HearandPlay Music Group sharing my wealth of knowledge with thousands of musicians across the world.

    Are You Using Chromatic Chords Yet?

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    Learn more about chromatic chords and how they can be applied in this lesson.

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    Here Are Left Hand Ideas For Starters On The Piano

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    In this lesson, you’ll be learning essential left hand ideas for starters on the piano.

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    Here’s A Passing Chord You Can Use Right Away!

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    Here’s a quick lesson on a passing chord you can readily apply in chord progressions.

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    Fourth Voicings Every Jazz Pianist Must Not Be Without

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    Enrich your chordal vocabulary using these fourth voicings.

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    Have You Mastered These 60 Essential Jazz Chords Yet?

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    In this lesson, you’ll be learning 60 essential jazz chords that every jazz player must know. Jazz piano players are known for their vast harmonic vocabulary and ability to transform regular chord progressions to something dynamic and amazing. In the next 12 to 15 minutes, I’ll be taking you by the hand and showing you […]

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    Beginners: Forget About Passing Chords And Learn Scale-Degree Chords.

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    This lesson is for you if you want to learn scale-degree chords.

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    Revealed: What Intermediate Players Do On The Left Hand

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    If you’re interested in learning what intermediate players do on the left hand, then you arrived at the right page. What most beginners can do on the left hand are usually limited to root notes, fifth intervals, and octaves.Over the C major triad, most beginners would play any of the following on the left hand: […]

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