Lesson 19 - Broken Chord Pattern
1. IntroductionIn this lesson, you will learn a technique to make the left hand parts more interesting when playing songs.
Step 1: You will take a look at "London Bridge is Falling Down", in which the left hand plays the chords together.
Step 2: You will take a look at what happens when you break up the left hand chords into two parts.
2. Step 1: Playing Chords TogetherBelow is an animation of "London Bridge is Falling Down" with the left hand chords being played together.
3. Step 2: up Chords into Two PartsBelow is an animation of "London Bridge is Falling Down" with the left hand chords being played in two parts. The left plays the root of the chord first, and then plays the rest of the notes in the chord after that.
4. ConclusionCongratulations, you have just played "London Bridge is Falling Down" using the broken chord pattern. This is one of many different patterns you can use to make the songs you play sound more interesting. Try this pattern with other songs as well!
Lesson 17 - Chord Inversions
Lesson 18 - Double Chord Pattern
Lesson 19 - Broken Chord Pattern
Lesson 20 - Arpeggio Chord Pattern
Learn other Chord Patterns - Root Chord Pattern, and more
Lesson 21 - Piano Technique: Pentatonic Scale
Lesson 22 - Piano Technique: Whole Tone Scale
Lesson 23 - Piano Technique: Arpeggios
Use interactive ZebraKeys' Z-Board below to practice the Chord Patterns in the above lessons:
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Learn Chords - How to play Chord Inversions (Root position chord, 1st inversion and 2nd inversion chords)
Learn Chords - How to play Double Chord. Learn Chords - How to play Broken Chord
Learn Chords - How to play Arpeggio Chord Pattern
Books on Song Writing:
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Song Writing Sourcebook
Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting
How To Write Songs on Piano Keyboard
The Jazz Theory Book
How to Turn Chords into Great Songs
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Lesson 2 - Names of White Keys
Lesson 3 - Names of Black Keys
Lesson 4 - Piano Grand Staff
Lesson 8 - Learn to play "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
Lesson 9 - Major Chords
Lesson 18-Double Chord Pattern
Lesson 22-Whole Tone Scale
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Improvisation - Chord Inversions, and different Chord Patterns
Techniques - Piano Techniques for beginners
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Use this piano in conjunction with all of our Free piano lessons.
Use the virtual piano keyboard below to practice what you've learned in the "Piano Basics" Section - Piano Layout. You can play this Virtual Piano Z-Board in two ways:
1. For playing melodies with the right hand
Use computer mouse to click directly on any key (note highlighted in RED) to play that note, or2. For playing chords with the left hand
Press on any corresponding button (key highlighted in BLUE) on your computer keyboard to play that particular note (this feature is used when playing chords - you have to first click on the virtual piano once to activate this feature)
e.g. Press "Shift" on the computer
keyboard to play "C" note,
Press "S" to play "E" note, and so on.
To play C Major Chord (C-E-G) -
Hold down "Shift"-"S"-"F" keys on
the computer keyboard at the same time. See sample below:
Access Major Chord chart
Play on Z-Board using the mouse to click directly Press these keys on the computer keyboard __________ __________ __________ C chord C - E - G Shift - S - F G chord G - B - D F - B - N F chord F - A - C D - G - Sp Dm chord D - F - A A - D - G
Access the "Piano Basics" section to learn the layout of piano keyboard. Learn how to read music - Music Notations. Next - Use this interactive Z-Board to practice playing easy popular songs.
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