Chord Patterns

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Let’s learn to play a few chord patterns below which are helpful when improvising music. In each of these lessons, you will learn a technique to make the left hand parts more interesting when playing songs.

Lesson 18 Double Chord Pattern

Part 1 – You will notice that only one chord is played in each measure in the song, “Brother John”.
Part 2 – In second part, a pattern of two chords are played in each measure.

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Lesson 19 Broken Chord Pattern

Part 1: You will notice that the left hand plays all of the notes of a chord together in “London Bridge is Falling Down”
Part 2: In the second part of this song, each of the chords are broken down into two parts (play the first note of the chord first, and then playing the second and third note of the
chord together).
For example: instead of playing all the notes C, E. and G of C chord together, you will play C, then E and G together; and play G chord in the same pattern (play G, then B-D together)

Lesson 20 Arpeggio Chord Pattern

Part 1: You will notice that the left hand plays all of the notes of the chord at the same time in “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.
Part 2: What happens when the left hand plays notes of the chord separately. This can be called playing using an arpeggio pattern.

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