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SmoothChords Class List - Beginners - Start Here!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Class List




Start Date

Test Date

Ø     Keyboard Familiarization

Ø     The Sets of Black Notes & White Notes

Ø     What Are Black Keys Used For?

Ø     Note Names and Position (2 names)

Ø     Half Steps & Whole Steps

Ø     Hand Dexterity

Ø     Intervals / Note Relationships

Ø     Fingering (Left 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1 & Right 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5)

Ø     Scales         Major Pattern --- W-W-H-W-W-W-H

                          Minor Pattern ---W-H-W-W-H-W-W

Ø     Introduction To Major Scales (C, F, Bb, Eb)

Ø     More Major Scales (Ab, C#, F#, B)

Ø     More Major Scales (E, A, D, G)

Ø     Introduction to Chords

Ø     Major Chords— (C, F, Bb, Eb)

Ø     More Major Chords (Ab, C#, F#, B)

Ø     More Major Chords (E, A, D, G)

Ø     Inversions---Root, 1st, 2nd

Ø     Minor Chords—Lower the 3rd

Ø     2nd Suspension—1-2-5 going to the 1-3-5 (Show Inversions)

Ø     4th Suspension—1-4-5 going to the 1-3-5 (Show Inversions)

Ø     6th Chords & 7th Chords (Major, Dominant, Minor)

Ø     Diminished Chords—Lower The 3rd & 5th

Ø     Augmented Chords—Raise 5th

Ø     How to Read Chords On Sheet Music (Top=Right, Bottom=Left)

Ø     Chord Progressions (P1 & P2)

Ø     Capital & Lower Case Roman Numerals

Ø     3 Major Chords In Every Key (Major & Minor)

Ø     Playing By Ear (Determining The Pattern)

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