Slash Chords Piano Lesson series
Piano lessons Slash Chords Chapter 1
In this first chapter of the piano lessons course titled “Slash Chords”, you’ll learn how to transform ordinary Dominant 7th chords into fantastic sounding 11th chords. By opening up standard piano chords into higher-extension piano chords, you’ll learn how easy it is to get a very rich sounds out of your piano or keyboard!
By the end of this piano lessons video, we’ll take this new piano lessons technique and use it to transform all of the Dominant 7th chords of an old spiritual into advanced 11th chords. This piano lessons series is a must if you want to advance quickly on the piano.
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This powerful technique will teach you how to maximize the sound of Dominant 7th chords by transforming them into fantastic sounding 11th chords. Once you learn how easy this piano lessons technique is, you’ll quickly gain an entire new sound on the keyboard.
Typically, the first way that piano players learn to play dominant seventh chords is in closed position, stacked from bottom to top.
For instance, a G7 chord is typically listed in music theory books as the notes G, B, D, and F. This creates the classic “closed position” G7 chord on the piano.
However, by the end of this lesson, we’re going to change that standard closed position chord into a fantastic sounding, easy to play G11 slash chord.
The G11 slash chord has exactly the same function in music as the G7 chord, it just has more color.
In addition, by playing that standard G7 as a slash chord, it actually becomes much easier to remember and play on the piano.
For example, in this video, I’ll play a song using the original typical closed voicing every time I come to a dominant seventh chord.
Then to show a contrast in the sound, I’ll play the same song again, this time using the slash chord versions. Check out the lesson video to see the contrast.
Just to be clear, there really is nothing wrong with playing Dominant 7 chords in classical closed position. In fact, some musical settings call for standard closed position chords. The point is that most beginning pianists and keyboard players will only play closed position chords – all the time.
The point of this piano lesson is to give you another option – you’ll see that the slash chord versions of all these chords really changes the sound and opens it up on the keyboard.
Make sure and check out the additional piano lesson videos online, which include many more techniques on how to quickly create fresh, new sounds on the keyboard.