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Help! How Are Altered Chords Resolved?

If you’re interested in learning how to resolve altered chords, this lesson is for you. Altered chords are commonly used in gospel and jazz styles as passing chords and that’s why it’s important for any serious musician to be acquainted with it. Attention: Altered chords are advanced, extended, and sophisticated and are usually played by […]

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The Formation Of The Altered Chord – Simplified

This lesson is for you if you’re interested in learning about the formation of the altered chord. Altered chords are worth learning, not only because they are harmonically sophisticated, but because they have a common place in gospel (and jazz) music, where they are used as passing chords too minor chords (most of the time.) […]

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Here’s The Hymn Player’s Favorite Chord

You arrived at this page because you’re interested in learning about the hymn player’s favorite chord. One of the aspects of church musicianship is hymn playing, and every gospel musician must take it seriously because hymns are an integral part of the church service. In this lesson , you’ll find out one of the chords […]

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Who Else Wants To Learn About The 6-2-5-1 Chord Progression

The 1-6-2-5 chord progression is regularly used in gospel and jazz styles. Most beginners who are just acquainted with primary chords can play basic progressions that cycle around chords 1, 4 and 5, but find it challenging to play cyclical chord progressions like the 1-6-2-5 chord progression. If you belong to that league I’m talking […]

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The Diminished Major Ninth Chord: The Toast Of Gospel Pianists/Keyboardists

In this lesson, we’ll be exploring one of the important aspects of the diminished major ninth chord. Although diminished chords are rarely used most popular music styles, you can hear a lot of them in gospel music where passing chords are used extensively in chord progressions. Before we go into our goal in today’s lesson, […]

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Here Are Some 2-5-1 Chord Progressions With A Jazzy Touch

If you’ve always wanted to learn some 2-5-1 chord progressions with a jazzy touch, this lesson is for you. A Short Note On The 2-5-1 Chord Progression There are eight degrees in any key — whether major or minor. In the key of C major: C is the first D is the second E is […]

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Sophisticate Your Chordal Arsenal With These Passing Chords In The Key Of E

You arrived at this page because you want to sophisticate your chordal arsenal with passing chords. We’ll be learning passing chords in this lesson in the key of E major: …which is one of the keys that a vast majority of keyboardists shy away from because of this technical and mechanical difficulties. So, if you’re […]

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Mastering 2-5-1 Root Progressions For The Left Hand

You arrived this page because you are interested in mastering 2-5-1 root progressions. One of the challenges a vast majority of gospel musicians face is on the left hand, and that’s why we’re dedicating this lesson to giving you a bird eye view of what the left hand is concerned with in a 2-5-1 chord […]

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Common 2-5-1 Chord Progressions Every Gospel Pianist Must Not Be Without

You arrived at this page because you want to learn common 2-5-1 chord progressions. Congratulations! You are on the right page and this lesson is dedicated to show you some important 2-5-1 chord progressions that every serious gospel pianist should have at his/her fingertips. The 2-5-1 chord progression is one of the strongest chord progressions […]

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What Every Gospel Pianist Should Know About The 2-5-1 Chord Progression

If you’re interested in learning about the 2-5-1 chord progression, then this lesson is for you. The 2-5-1 chord progression is one of the most vital progressions that every gospel pianist must not be without, and that’s why we’re dedicating this lesson to learning essential concepts that surround it. But before we get into all […]

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