• You Too Can Instantly Sound Like An Intermediate Gospel Keyboardist With These Chords

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    If you master the chords I’m about to show you, you can instantly sound like an intermediate gospel keyboardist.

    As you progress beyond the beginners’ stage of musical development, there’s this dissatisfaction that comes when you play triads and there’s this yearning for sophisticated chords like seventh and extended chords.

    In this lesson, I’ll be showing you a few chords that will instantly change the way you sound on the piano and make you sound like an intermediate gospel keyboardist.

    Let’s get started by breaking down the chords.

    A Breakdown Of The Chords

    We’re covering seven chords in this lesson and we’re dedicating this segment to breaking them down so that you can know the unique right hand chords and bass notes.

    Take note that all our references in this lesson would be taken from the key of Db major:

    The first tone is Db

    The second tone is Eb

    The third tone is F

    The fourth tone is Gb

    The fifth tone is Ab

    The sixth tone is Bb

    The seventh tone is C

    The eighth tone is Db

    Alright! Let’s learn the chords.

    Chord #1 – The Db Major Ninth Chord

    The Db major ninth chord:

    …can be broken down into an Ab major sixth chord:

    …played over Db on the bass:

    Attention: Learn more chords like this from our classic “Gospel Keys 202 – Video Training Course”.

    The Db major ninth chord can be used as the 1-chord in the key of Db major.

    Chord #2 – The F Dominant Seventh [#9, #5] Chord

    The F dominant seventh [#9, #5] chord:

    …can be broken down into an A major seventh [b5] chord:

    …played over F on the bass:

    The F dominant seventh [#9, #5] chord can be used as a passing chord to the 6-chord (which is the next chord we’re covering) in the key of Db major.

    Chord #3 – The Bb Minor Ninth Chord

    The Bb minor ninth chord:

    …can be broken down into a Db major seventh chord:

    …played over Bb on the bass:

    The Bb minor ninth chord can be used as the 6-chord in the key of Db major.

    Chord #4 – The Bb Dominant Seventh [b9] Chord

    The Bb dominant seventh [b9] chord:

    …can be broken down into a G# diminished seventh chord:

    …played over Bb on the bass:

    Attention: Learn more chords like this from our classic “Gospel Keys 202 – Video Training Course”.

    The Bb dominant seventh [b9] chord can be used as a passing chord to the 2-chord (which is the next chord we’re covering) in the key of Db major.

    Chord #5 – The Eb Minor Ninth Chord

    The Eb minor ninth chord:

    …can be broken down into a Gb major seventh chord:

    …played over Eb on the bass:

    The Eb minor ninth chord can be used as the 2-chord in the key of Db major.

    Chord #6 – The Eb Dominant Ninth Chord

    The Eb dominant ninth chord:

    …can be broken down into a G half-diminished seventh chord:

    …played over Eb on the bass:

    Attention: Learn more chords like this from our classic “Gospel Keys 202 – Video Training Course”.

    The Eb dominant ninth chord can be used as a passing chord to the 5-chord (which is the final chord we’re covering today) in the key of Db major.

    Chord #7 – The Ab Dominant Ninth Chord

    The Ab dominant ninth chord:

    …can be broken down into a C half-diminished seventh chord:

    …played over Ab on the bass:

    Attention: Learn more chords like this from our classic “Gospel Keys 202 – Video Training Course”.

    The Ab dominant ninth chord can be used as a passing chord to the 1-chord (which is the VERY FIRST chord we covered today).

    The Application Of The Chords Learned

    Using the regular gospel song “Thank You Lord”, I’ll be showing you how the chords we just learned can be applied in real life songs.

    “Take A Look…”

    Thank (Chord #1):

    …you (Chord #2):

    …Lord (Chord #3):

    I just want to (Chord #4):

    …Thank (Chord #5):

    …you (Chord #6):

    …Lord (Chord #7):

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    Thank (Chord #1):

    …you (Chord #2):

    …Lord (Chord #3):

    Passing Chord (Chord #4):

    I just want to (Chord #5):

    …thank (Chord #6):

    …you (Chord #7):

    …Lord (Chord #1):

    Attention: Find 700+ lessons like this in the Gospel Music Training Center today.

    Final Words

    Using the chords learned in this lesson, you can skip the baby steps and start sounding “almost” like the keyboard player in your favorite albums.

    Keep up the great work and most importantly, do your best to play these chords in other keys.

    See you in the next lesson.

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    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.

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    1 carolyn

    Like very much. Always good tip. I am getting to this level.
    I have to keep viewing the information. Thanks and God
    bless you.

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