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Improvisation

Lesson 19 - Broken Chord Pattern

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I. Index


1.  Introduction
2. Step 1: Playing Chords Together
3. Step 2: Breaking up Chords into Two Parts
4. Conclusion


II. Content


1. Introduction
In 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 Together
Below is an animation of "London Bridge is Falling Down" with the left hand chords being played together.










3. Step 2: up Chords into Two Parts
Below 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. Conclusion
Congratulations, 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!




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