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Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. A very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the “Instant Piano” class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons, and free yourself from sheet-music dependence, and be the life of the party! Prior experience with chords recommended. Fee includes the online book, online follow-up lessons, a recording of the class and an optional monthly question and answer session. Class is held online using zoom.
Topics include:
How to find the starting note
How to determine when chords change
How to predict the chord progression
How chords help you find the correct melody
How the melody helps you find the correct chords
How to learn songs from recordings
How to transpose
The Universal Key Signature
How to use the Circle of Fifths
How to recognize the most common chord patterns

Instructor: Craig Coffman, Instructor and Founder Chords are Key

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How To Play Piano By Ear 
13y and up N/A Sa  12/02/2023
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM

$59.00 Res, $59.00 Non-Res
The ZOOM link will be emailed to you prior to class.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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