Piano chord progressions simply put is the flow from one chord to another which is done in a combination that is pleasant to the ear or which produces harmony. Jumping from one chord to another without thought for pattern or harmony is just like banging on the piano thoughtlessly. <br />Music on the other hand is all about the chords relating to each another in perfect harmony. Even a person with no musical training or background can tell whether chord progression is present or not just by the sound being produced.<br />
Piano chord progressions are for those who have first learned the basics of music. You should at this point know how to form a major scale from any note on your piano. You should also at this point know how to construct chords by putting scale notes together. <br />
You need to know these because chord progressions are based on major scales and chords. Your first, fourth and fifth notes will always be major chords while the second, third and sixth note will be minor chords with the seventh note as the diminished chord. These comprise the three-note or the triad chord progression.<br />
I am assuming that you already know the major and minor chords so let us just look at how we do the diminished chord. You combine the 1st, b3rd (flatted third), and b5th (flatted fifth) tones (notes) of a major scale. This means the 3rd and 5th tones (notes) are lowered one half step or simply use the next immediate key to the left of the 3rd and 5th note. In the key of "C" as an example, the B diminished chord (triad) would contain the tones (notes) B, D, and F.<br />
For the 7th piano chord progressions, the 1st and 4th tones (notes) will always be Major 7th chords, the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th tones (notes) will always be minor 7th chords, the 5th tone (note) will always be a dominant 7th chord and the 7th tone (note) will always be a half diminished 7th chord.<br />
A dominant 7th chord is made by putting together the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and b7th (flatted seventh) tones (notes) of a major scale. This means you do the 7th tone (note) one half step lower. The half diminished 7th chord is done by putting together the 1st, b3rd (flatted 3rd), b5th (flatted fifth), and b7th (flatted seventh) tones (notes) of a major scale.<br />
This means you would lower by a half step the 3rd, 5th, and 7th tones (notes). So a G dominant 7th chord in the key of C will be composed of G, B, D, and F while a B half diminished 7th chord would be composed of B,D,F, and A.<br />
I know it may sound a bit overwhelming at first but if you go through this slowly, it’s a guaranteed major accomplishment towards enhancing you piano playing skills.<br />For More Information Visit Piano Lessons Online<br />
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