• Voice Leading Techniques for Approaching The 2-5-1 Chord Progression

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    In this post, you’ll learn voice leading techniques for smoothly transitioning between chords of the 2-5-1 chord progression.

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    Here’s a way to multiply your chordal vocabulary… OVERNIGHT!

    If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ve seen several lessons on “inversions.”

    For those of you who don’t know, an inversion is simply a different way to play a chord. And here’s a simple rule to remember…

    The number of ways to “invert” a chord is equal to the number of notes in the chord!

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    Play it the way YOU want to play it: Exploring Chord Voicings!

    chords101picsmall.jpgSince this post about seventh chords has been resurrected from the dead by various students, I’ve decided to expound on the concept of that lesson a little more.

    Basically in that post, I showed you how to spice up seventh chords by changing the way you voice them… [more]

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    How to play smoothly using the power of inversions Part 2

    Learning chords and progressions is just half of it! Learning how to employ various techniques to play them smoothly is the other half! Check it out…

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    How to play smoothly using the power of inversions Part 1

    Inversions are key to sounding smooth on the piano and organ. In this lesson, you’ll learn the ins and outs of playing inversions, how to choose the right ones, and how to connect your chords together seamlessly…

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