• The 50-50 Approach To Learning Chords In The Major Key

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    Learning chords in the major key can be challenging if you don’t know the 50-50 approach we’re covering in this lesson.

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    Chord Progressions: Have You Learned The Three Hand Positions For Beginners?

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    Discover the three hand positions for beginners and the chords to be played in those hand positions in this lesson.

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    Exposed: Multiple Diatonic Chords For Every Bass Note On The Keyboard

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    There are 21 multiple diatonic chords to learn in this lesson in addition to the deep insight on how diatonic chords are determined.

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    Passing Chords 102: Scale Degree Chords vs Passing Chords

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    Today, we’ll be looking at scale degree chords vs passing chords. The major scale has seven degrees and the chords formed from these degrees are referred to as “scale degree chords.”

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    How To Figure Out The “Natural” Chords Of Every Key

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    In the 300-pg course, “The Secrets To Playing Piano By Ear,” we cover the diatonic chords of every major scale. Don’t worry if you don’t know what “diatonic” means — it’s just a fancy way of saying “pertaining to the major or minor scale,” the most common of all scales. Each major key has a set of diatonic chords that naturally occur on each tone of the scale. To figure out these chords, just…

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    How to take advantage of the power and versatility of primary chords

    The idea of “primary chords” is not new around here. I talked about them in this past lesson, over here, and even here.

    But today, I want to talk about just how powerful primary chords are.

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    The Secret To Primary And Secondary Chords

    After last week’s e-mail, I received the most replies ever.
    Here’s another one I think will really help you (VERY IMPORTANT
    STRATEGIES BELOW).It’s from a gentleman named Mark.

    ***Comment From Mark H.***

    Hi Jermaine,

    Last week’s e-mail was totally awesome! This number system
    stuff is quite new to me but you’ve totally made it plain. You
    certainly have a knack for breaking stuff down and I want to
    thank you for taking the time to do this.

    On one of your blog posts, you talked about primary and
    secondary chords. You also talked about how each tone of the
    scale has its own chord that is usually played.

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