• 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.

    Full-Sounding Right Hand Chords For Intermediate Keyboardists

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    Learn the 3-step formation process of full-sounding right hand chords.

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    Ask Dr. Pokey: “What Is A Chord And What’s Not?”

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    This lesson provides an answer to the question “what is a chord?”.

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    The Relationship Between The Harmonic And Melodic Minor Scales

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    The similarities and differences of the harmonic and melodic minor scales are explored in this lesson.

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    The Top 6 Chords You Need In Every Key And Why

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    Find out the top 6 chords you need to know in every key and most importantly; why you need to know them.

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    What You Need To Know About Omission And Repetition In Scale Formation

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    This lesson is for you if you’re interested in learning about omission and repetition in scale formation.

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    The Drop-2 Voicing: Unleashing The Power Of The Alto Voice

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    Learn about the drop-2 voicing concept in this introductory lesson.

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    Explained: The Evolution Of The Harmonic And Melodic Minor Scale

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    Learn about the evolution of the harmonic and melodic minor scale in this lesson.

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