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A Deep Dive Into Predominant Chords

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Harmony and Chord Progressions

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About A Deep Dive Into Predominant Chords

Video lesson

In this video lesson you will get to see and hear some of the predominant chords we will discuss in this course. The example should make it pretty obvious how awesome those chords sound, and how much they enrich a chord progression no matter the musical genre or style.

Text lesson

In this lesson you learn what qualifies as a predominant chord.

Text lesson

In this lesson you will learn about the different predominant types and where they are derived from. This is where it gets really interesting.

Chapter 1: Overview Of The 7 Predominant Types

Text lesson

Without having a basic understanding of Modal Exchange (Mixture Chords) it is difficult to understand all the different Predominant chords that are derived from a different mode than Ionian = first mode of the C Major Scale. This is what this lesson is about.

Text lesson

This is just a quick introduction of the 7 predominant types we will discuss in detail in this module one by one.

Chapter 2 - Type 1 Predominant Chords (Major Key)

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Premium course Overview of Type 1

This is a quick overview of this predominant type.

About the Teacher

Thomas Gunther

Thomas Gunther (alias Thommy G√ľnther) is a versatile internationally active jazz pianist and keyboardist, music producer, and music educator. Born in Germany, Thomas moved to Chicago after receiving his masters in teaching popular music and jazz, with focus on piano and electronic keyboard performance from State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart/Germany.
In Chicago he soon become the principle pianist with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble let by Stan Kanton's music arranger and composer William Russo. Soon he formed his own bands playing piano and keyboards all over town and touring Europe regularly.
He has produced and recorded lots of music as a leader and sideman, appearing on over a dozent albums. He also offers music arranging and orchestration services. Thomas currenly serves as adjunct Professor of instruction at Columbia College Chicago where he designs and teaches courses for the Contemporary Jazz & Urban Music Program. The courses he has been (or is currently) teaching include Pop-Jazz Keyboards, Music Theory, Applied Music Production, Contemporary Arranging & Music Production.
Thomas is also the creator and owner of several educational websites such as PopJazzKeys.com and MusicTrainingOnline.com. He also teaches group and private lessons on Zoom.
Visit http://www.ThomasGunther.com for more info.

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