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Chords & Voicings

A Deep Dive into Upper Structure Chords

This course explains everything related to Upper Structure Chords:
•what they are,
•how they work,
• what they are used for.
Plenty of examples demonstrate how to apply the different type of Upper Structure Chords to a diversity of jazz and pop styles on the piano/keyboard.
The material presented can also easily be adapted to arrange and harmonize melodies, not just at the piano but for all kinds of instrumentations.

1 Lesson

All Levels

Harmony and Chord Progressions

A Deep Dive Into Predominant Chords

This course introduces you to all those beautiful predominant chords that are used by master composers and song writers to enrich their harmonic progressions.
Predominant chords can make a harmonic progression more interesting, colorful and unique.

Module 1 gives an overview of all the different predominant chord types discussed in this course, and the theory behind them.

Module 2 is divided into chapters with each chapter discussing one specific predominant type. After a detailed explanation you will be presented with examples of important jazz and pop music progressions featuring that chord. Those examples are then followed up with exercises and tips on how you can apply them to your own compositions and arrangements.

The examples are presented as videos with a close-up view of my hands along with the transcription.

6 Lessons

Intermediate to Advanced

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