• Passing Chords 103: Application Of Passing Chords In Hymn Songs

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    This lesson is designed to give you a proper introduction to the application of passing chords in hymn songs.

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    Keyboard Harmony 102 : Taking Your Chordal Vocabulary Beyond Primary Chords

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    We’ll be going beyond primary chords in this lesson to learn spicy dominant chords we can connect them with in this lesson.

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    A Diatonic Perspective To Scale Degree and Passing Chords

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    Today, we’re taking a closer look at scale degree and passing chords.

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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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    A Quick Follow-Up To “Approach Chords”

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    After writing about Approach Chords the other day, I received a request for more of these types of chords. Recall the definition of approach chords – In music, an approach chord is a chord one half-step higher or lower than the goal (aka – place you’re going to), and especially helpful in turnarounds and chord […]

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    The Key To Playing Altered Passing Chords

    chords101picsmall.jpgYesterday, we discussed how to use diminished passing chords a half step lower to transport us where we want to go.

    Today, we’re going to cover how to use passing chords a half step HIGHER than the target chord. The only difference is we’re not using a diminished 7 chord this time. We’re going to use an altered…

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    Passing Chords – Use These Chords Almost Anywhere

    passing chords imageToday, I want to cover passing chords. It’s a topic I get asked about often… but it’s a simple concept once you understand it.

    Passing chords help you get to and from main chords in your progression. They may or may not be in the key you’re in. They are like connecting devices, making your music more interesting…

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