Circle of Fourths Part 2

In this previous blog post, we were able to decipher and understand how piano play moves. We were also able to bring to light what the fourth interval movement is and how it is...

Circle of Fourths Part One

In today’s lesson we are going to look at a basic topic that happens to be a foundation for Chord Substitution – The Circle of FourthsThe term “fourth” has to do with intervals built...

Harmonic Progressions

Turnarounds to Tonic For this lesson, the music notations below apply. I = Ist degree of the major scale ii = 2nd degree of the major scale which happens to possess a minor quality...

Ditonic Substitutions

Firstly, a ditonic combination has to do with the root tone and the 3rd tone of the scale where a chord is being built from. ExampleIn a C major scale the notes are as...

Altered Scale

The altered scale is the 7th mode of the melodic minor scale What is the melodic minor scale?This scale constitutes ofR 2 b3 4 5 6 7 R For example a C melodic minor scale will...

Chord Structures For Left Hand

This is applicable in situations where, as a piano/keyboard player, you have a bass player playing alongside with you or you do stride piano technique Let’s look at chord structures for the left hand...