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Supercharge Your 2 5 1 Chord Progressions on Piano || Great For Songwriting and Improvisation

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There are many ways to categorize chord progressions, but one very useful way is to think of them as being either strong or fragile. Strong progressions clearly point to one chord as being the tonic (key) chord, while fragile ones are a little more ambiguous.

n this video, Gary Ewer describes the basic differences, and then shows how they work in the various sections of a typical pop song.


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The third movement (Adagio) of W. A. Mozart’s String Quartet No. 20, performed by the Alexander String Quartet, with an animated graphical score. FAQ

Q: Where can I get this recording? A: You can pre-order the album here:……… Q: Where can I learn more about the performers? A: Here: Q: I appreciate the animated graphical scores you make; how can I help? A: There are many ways you can support my work: free: watch my videos, like them, and share them with friends $$$: become a Patreon patron: (per-video/per-month) !!!!: underwrite the production of a video: Q: Could you please do a video of _______? A: Please see this:


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Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Part 1, accompanied by a graphical score. FAQ

Q: What do the shapes indicate? A: Each shape corresponds to a family of instruments: ellipse: flutes (also cymbals and tam-tam) octagon: single reed (clarinet, bass clarinet) inverted ellipse/star: double reeds (oboe, English horn, bassoons) rectangle: brass (also, with “aura,” timpani, guiro and bass drum) rhombus: strings

Q: How was this recording made? A: Jay Bacal performed and rendered this piece using virtual instrument software by Vienna Symphonic Library.

Q: I appreciate the animated graphical scores you make; how can I help? A: There are many ways you can support my work: free: watch my videos, like them, and share them with friends ¢¢¢: buy me a coffee (one-time) $$$:

become a Patreon patron: (per-video/per-month) !!!!: underwrite the production of a video:

Q: Why did you to use a synthetic rendering instead of an actual performance? A: There are several reasons that I’m happy I ended up using Jay Bacal’s recording, but the reason I used it ended up was simple: it was the first recording I found that I could get permission to use. I’d started out looking for conventional recording I could license, but couldn’t find one. I’d almost given up looking (and was running out of time) when I found Jay’s excellent rendition. The fact that Jay let me use the MIDI file the recording was generated from meant that I didn’t have to do the synchronization step, but other aspects of the process were more difficult (because the MIDI file that contained the data to create the recording was not, in its original form, suitable as an input to my animation software), so in the end, it’s hard to say whether it was easier or harder than my usual approach. One benefit of using a synthetic recording is that it’s note-perfect and very clear, which makes it better for pedagogical/study purposes.

Q: What do the colors indicate? A: In this video, musical pitch (as ordered in the musician’s “circle of fifths”) is mapped to twelve colors (as ordered on the artist’s “color wheel”). With this mapping, changes in tonality and harmony correspond to changes in the color palette. You can read more about this technique here: Unpitched instruments (bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam, triangle, guiro) are shown in gray.

Q: What’s the best way to watch this? A: The best way is to watch it on a big screen; the second best is to watch the custom iPad version; for these two options, use the download for sale here: The iPad’s video out can be sent to a big screen TV or video projector. For the YouTube version, I recommend watching it in full-screen mode, at the highest resolution available.

Q: Where can I get the sheet music for this piece? A: Here:… Q: Where can I learn more about this piece? A: Here:… Q: Where can I learn more about the composer? A: Here:

Q: Where can I get the t-shirt for this piece? A: I’m not sure, but I think that if you go here …… … you can order it. Q: Are there more notes about this piece somewhere? A: Here are some better-formatted program notes:… Q: Could you please do a video of _______? A: Please read this:

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Composer: Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (17 June 1882 — 6 April 1971) Clarinet: Michel Arrignon Ensemble: Ensemble InterContemporain Conductor: Pierre Boulez Ebony Concerto for clarinet and jazz band, written in 1945 00:00 – I. Allegro moderato 03:00 – II. Andante 05:33 – III. Moderato – Con moto – Moderato

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Video on functionality:… Video on Secondary Chords:… Video on Passing Chords:… Video on Borrowed Chords:…

This Jazz Piano Tutorial is about Analysing a Chord Progression (AKA Harmonic Analysis).

In this lesson I plan to show you how to analyse a chord progression and discuss how you can use this information to improvise. And we are going to use the first half of the Jazz Standard My Romance as our example.

Analysing a chord progression is partially subjective. There are a number of different ways to analyse the same chord progression – so the way I’m going to do it is not the only way you can do it. I’ve got my own personal preferences and biases which I will explain as we go. And unfortunately, learning how to analyse a progression well only comes with practice. There are certain patterns and clichés that you discover only by analysing lots of different Jazz Standards.

When analysing a chord progression, take the following general steps: – Analyse the overall Form of the song; – Analyse the First Level Chord Progression – this looks at each individual chord as a separate, standalone entity; – Analyse the Second Level Chord Progression – this looks at only the structurally important chords and functionality, ignoring immaterial passing chords. But what is ‘important’ and what is ‘unimportant’ is to an extent subjective.

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Flute Family

February 22, 2019

Brandon Hawksley

Update 28.01.2019*** Sorry for the wait, but I have uploaded a Q&A type video which answers the most common questions I get asked. I also go into more detail about my practice routine currently, and what I did during the whole first year.

Link: Thanks for all your support!


1) Mad World

1:43 2) Fur Elise

2:11 3) Dearly Beloved

2:52 4) To Zanarkand

3:20 5) Nuvole Bianche

4:01 6) River Flows in You

4:26 7) Clair De Lune

5:06 8) Maple Leaf Rag

6:09 9) Chopin Nocturne in Eb Major (opus9 no2)

7:10 10) Sadness and Sorrow

8:08 11) Chopin Waltz in A Minor B.150 (opus posth)

8:40 12) Chopin Nocturne in C# Minor (opus posth)

9:06 13) Turkish March

10:13 14) Trying to learn Fantaisie-Impromptu

11:00 15) Mozart Sonata in C Major 1st Movement (K545)

11:53 16) Fantaisie-Impromptu 13:00


It’s been 1 year this month since I started learning piano and it’s been an amazing and somewhat life changing experience! You may think life changing is a little over the top… but for me it really is true, as this September I will become a full-time music student at University and I’m beyond excited for that! I decided to make my own 1 year progress video, after watching so many myself before finally committing to purchasing my own digital piano. Who knows, maybe if it wasn’t for those videos I wouldn’t have ever taken that first step, which is crazy to think looking back now! That’s why I decided it was important for me to record these clips and make a video, in hopes of motivating someone else to take up an instrument, giving it there all and seeing where they can go with it too. Up until month 8 I used Jane’s piano tutorials to learn 99% of the music I learnt. She is a retired math teacher and dedicates her free time to playing through requested pieces by viewers every single day! Mostly all classical pieces have a tutorial and many popular video game, anime, TV shows and movie compositions can be found on her channel. If you really want to learn but can’t afford a teacher, I think this would be your best option.

Jane’s channel:… There are a few pieces I learnt on my own and for lessons which I didn’t put in the video due to time/not recording, so below is a more detailed breakdown of what was happening every month: Month 1: -Random beginner piano tutorials and books (stopped trying to read music and started to learn music through online tutorials)

-Gary Jules – Mad World -Song of storms from The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

– Koji Kondo


– Fur Elise Month

2: -Dearly Beloved from Kingdom Hearts –

Yoko Shimomura

Month 3: -To Zanarkand from Final Fantasy X –

Nobuo Uematsu -Ludovico Einaudi – Nuvole Bianche

-Tifa’s Theme form Final Fantasy 7 – Nobuo Uematsu Month 4: -Yiruma – River Flows in You -Ed Sheeran – Shape of You –

Ludovico Einaudi – Una Mattina

(Started getting lessons at the end of this month)

Month 5: -Claude Debussy – Clair De Lune Month

6: -Scott Joplin – Maple Leaf Rag Month 7: -Chopin

– Nocturne #2 in Eb major (op9 no2) –

Sadness and Sorrow from Naruto –

Toshio Masuda Month 8: -Various classical pieces

from the book ‘Classics to Moderns #2 –

Chopin – Waltz in A minor B.150 (Op Posth)

(Stopped learning music through online tutorials

and committed to reading music.

Everything past this month I learnt by reading)

Month 9: -Various classical pieces from the book ‘

Classics to Moderns #2 Month 10: -Chopin –

Nocturne #20 in C# minor (Op Posth) -Kuhlau – Sonatina in C major (op55 no1) Month 11: -Mozart – Turkish March

(K331) -Clementi – Sonatina in C major (op36 no3)

-Beethoven – Sonata #20 in G major (op49 no2) Month 12: -Mozart – Sonata #16 in C major (K545) 1 Year: -Chopin – Fantaisie-Impromptu (op66 posth)

List of Books used (in somewhat of an order): -Learn to play Piano by Alison M. Sparrow -John Thompson’s Easiest Piano Course Books 1, 2 and 3

-Take Five and pass first time (for learning up to grade 5 theory) -Classic to Moderns Books 1 and 2 -Sonatina Album Volume 1 (Peters Edition) -Chopin

Nocturnes (Henle) -Chopin Impromptus (Henle) -ABRSM – A keyboard anthology Book 1 (sight-reading practice) -ABRSM – Encore Book 1 (sight-

reading practice) Here’s a list of some YouTube channels I found extremely useful when learning: -Paul Barton:

rt… -Josh Wright:… -Cedarville music:… -Living Pianos:… -Piano TV:… -BachScholar: Pianos used: -Digital Piano – Yamaha P-115 -Acoustic Pianos – Yamaha U2 (later upgraded to Feurich 125 as seen In last clip)

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