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eNotes-Video Piano Lesson
September 29, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Today's lesson is on Minor 7th Chords. These are GORGEOUS chords and not hard to construct. So here's the recipe - 1)Play a minor chord, for example, C minor is C-Eb-G. Then 2) Add a seventh on top which is one whole step below the root of the chord. The seventh in a Cminor chord would be Bb. The rest I will explain in the video so tune on in!
(The Intro is 30 seconds and the lesson is 3 minutes)

Piano Lesson- Intro

Piano Lesson

Fall Classes

Shower Singing in Public
Saturday, October 2, 10AM-1PM

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People
Saturday, October 2, 2-5PM
Every student plays on their own keyboard
The Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Instant Piano for People with No Spare Time
Monday, October 4, 6:30-9:30PM
Brookline Adult and Community Education

Shower Singing in Public
Tuesday, October 12, 6:30-9:30PM
Minuteman Technical Vocational High School

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People
Monday, October 18, 6:30-9:30PM
Keefe Technical Vocational High School

Playing By Ear
Saturday, October 23, 10AM-1PM

You Can Play the Blues
Saturday, October 23, 2-5PM
The Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Chord Drilling CD almost ready!!

The CD is all recorded now. It is just being mixed and mastered. It is approximately 70 minutes long and it drills you on major, minor, minor 7th and dominant seventh chords.... plus inversions. You can sit at the piano and work with it or pop it in your car on the way to work OR listen on your ipod while taking that brisk walk. I'll let you know when it's "hot off the press".

One last thing. If you are from the Boston, MA area, be sure to go to Wicked. It is coming to town and it is an incredibly powerful musical with exciting, gorgeous music. And don't forget to go on the back issues of eNotes (under my name here)to hear the interview I had with Stephen Schwartz, the composer, on January 14th 2010!!

Be well,
Debbie Gruber, B.M., M.M.

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