Create GREAT Performances From Melody And Chords

This is the first in a series of three tutorials in which I’m going to show you how to take a melody and chords in the form of a lead sheet and work them up into a series of progressively more advanced piano performances. In this first tutorial we’ll take a look at the lead sheet we’ll be working from and explore how to use it to create a simple piano performance using right hand melody and block chords in the left.

This is the second in a series of three piano tutorials in which I show you how to take a lead sheet (melody and chords) and turn it into a series of progressively more complex performances on the piano. In this second tutorial I cover how to create a richer and more interesting right hand part (rather than just playing the melody line) by using chord notes, multiple voices and chord extension.

This is the third in a series of three piano tutorials in which I show you how to take a lead sheet (melody and chords) and turn it into a series of progressively more complex performances on the piano. In this second tutorial I cover how to create a richer and more interesting right hand part (rather than just playing the melody line) by using chord notes, multiple voices and chord extension.


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Victor has just finished conducting at one of his 80th birthday concerts and the crowd reaction was so good that the violinist, Anton Kontra, suggests an encore. No encore was planned but Monti’s Czardas, which Victor had heard before BUT HAD NEVER PLAYED, is suggested. Nevertheless, the two go at it and put on quite a show. Watch Victor’s facial expressions in the 2nd half as his partner escalates the action.