• Tonal Organization: Notes, Scales, Intervals, Chords, Chord Progressions, Songs

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    We’re covering the ins and outs of the six levels of tonal organization in this lesson.

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    Skeleton In The “Chordboard”

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    In this lesson, we’ll discuss what the skeleton of a chord is and how to identify chord types by using just two distinct tones of the chord.

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    [NEW SERIES] “16 Chords You Absolutely Must Know In 2016… In All 12 Keys!”

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    To kick off 2016 the right way, we’re starting a new free series teaching you 16 chords in 16 weeks, including pdf cheat sheets, a quick guide to remember chords, over 2016 exercises to retain chords, and more!

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    First Day Of Christmas: One Octave

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    In this post, we’ll look at the all-encompassing nature of the octave and how it contains everything you need in music: notes, scales, chords, and progressions.

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    Playing By Ear – Learning Songs From Left To Right

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    Playing by ear involves learning to hear the bass, the melody, and the chords. Learn the suggested process for picking out songs when playing by ear.

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    Ask Jermaine: “How To Create Those Fancy Jazzy Chords”

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    This edition of “Ask Jermaine” was posted by Ronald Verwer in our Free Lessons area. He writes: Hi Jermaine, how fabulous the way you are explaining the composition of the various chords. Your flash cards are a great help. It becomes so easy to follow. By just sitting on the piano and practicing with the flashcards improves my playing tremendously. Even after 60 years of playing! You are a legend. The thing I want to know is how to create that Jazzy sound…

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    11 Ways to Enhance Your Chords and Playing (Part 1)

    In this post, I’m answering a question from member Jamal Howard on how to enhance chords. I give a detailed list of 11 chord enhancements anyone can make right away. The first 4 are covered in this post. Look for the rest soon!

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