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Piano Chords Book :l Getting Started This book will get you up and running by playing S01ne of the world's mostfamous songs.sic ..Sydney Australia .. Phone: Sydney Australia (+6/2) 9398 7375 wwwfouniainheadmusic.au .com. Fountainhead Mu.

The Chord Book will teocli yot: all the chords you-will ever likely need. Book 3 . this book IS the first in a senes that w!II teach you j t! s I. reggae. that! Pop guitar players have a good lime with little or no music tbeory and now i tis the keyboard player's nun. Book 2 . Have fun .Why this book? Ever wan led La srng YOUT Iavouri te songs and accompany yourself on a keyboard inslrnment? Welt. From here the huge catalogue ofpublished popular music will be at yourjingertips.and enjoy the Journey! LO make your 3 . etc. mostfamous tunes.Getting Started gets you up and running with.. Each book has . swing.The Rhythm Book teaches vou in depth hOI-II to play chords ill various musical styles surli as ballads.some ofthe world's.111 accom panymg CD Iearning more In teresting. Book 1.

Banks O.30 Pop .Drunken Sailor 42 RockAnd Roll -Frankie And Johnny 44 Boogie Shuffle ./111e Ohio 34 Swing .Danny Boy 01) The Sea 1.Michael Rowed The BoatAshore 40 Reggae .I Gave J\4y Love A Cherry 26 Finger exercises 19 Six easy chords jam 28 Playing a song chart .Hush Liule Baby 24 Pop Ballad .Contents 6 What is chord playing all about? 7 The black and white pattern 7 MiddleC 8 The names of the keys 9 The names of your fingers 10 The C chord 11 The C chord on the music staff 12 Tuning your instrument 13 Using the CD 14 SONGS 20 Power Ballad .6 Five more chords 18 Getting used to chord shapes 22 Soft Ballad .When The Saints Go Marching In 36 Waltz .Rock My Soul 46 Learning the notes of tile left hand 47 Learning the notes of the right hand 48 What does that mean? 49 The sustain pedal 50 About the author 5 .Amazing Grace 32 Country .Scarborough Fair 38 Slow Ballad .

jazz. but with popular music styles such as pop. They fill up the sound and support the melody line which in popular music IS mostly sung. Now -Iet's begin: Fm6 Eb7 6rnaj9 Die Emsus2 Adim D7!.9 6 . A lot of music books these days (such as busker or fake books) only have the melody line. You will also learn how to make those six chords sound interesting by playing some \ ell known songs in various musical styles. and Book 3 . ThIS book gets you started by learning six of the most common chords found in popular music.The RhyrlunBookwill teach you all the chords and rhythm patterns you are ever likely to need in order to become an accomplished chord player. Take away the singing and you may not even be able to tel! what song they are playing.The Chord Book. Chords are simply when you play many notes at the same time. folk etc musicians sometimes have little more LImn a chord chart or lead sheet. country.What is chord playing allabout? WiLh classical music the performer is usually told exactly what [0 play. Once you have mastered the following pages Book 2 . lyrics and chords. When you see famous si ngers and songwri ters accompanying themselves on the plano they are playing mostly chords.

the keyboard is Middle C. . Mark this key with a soft leaded pencil for reference. Look aL your keyboard and gel familiur wi til the pattern of white and black keys. 1~ C4 !. Atypical piano keyboard I~ . I~ll cs C6 C7 ~ . 1~ . . then Middle C is probably the third C from the left 7 . from one C to another C is called Note . . . . 1~ C2 CI L. 1. . 1~ .. 1~ . . 1~ .The Black and White Pattern A piano usually has 88 keys but 1T10sL keyboards have: a lot less. 1 '1 ~ .octave __ J n! C3 "fiddle C ! 1.If your keyboard has only 5 octaves. 1~ . 1~ C8 The distance an octave. See the pauern? 2 black 3 black 2 black 3 black 2 black 3 black MiddleC The most [amons note on. it is the C most Hear the middle of your keyboard. As suggested.

The names of the keys All the keys have letter names.e from there. 8 .and work out the at. C DE F GAB C oE F GAB C0 TIP It may help to remember D (l?etweerl the two black keye.her key. The black keys have two names C # means C sharp D~ means DUat 11is not all that difficul t because the letters me _I n alphabetical order and the pattern repeats itself all the way along [he keyboard.) .

{lOW try R3 on Db. L 1 on {t L3 on C# TRY THIS 9 .Jake it oft .Remember thumbs are 1 put R2 on any D . Hold out your hands ill front of you in the position shown below and study the names or your fingers. R5 on B..The names of your fingers Your fingers have names as well. L3 L2 R2 R3 L1 Ai LEFT HAND RIGHT HAND TIP .

'then look back and try.. thumb (Ll) on the C to the lelt of that. Then place your ieft hand PRACTICE TIP After you have played the C chord. Boy the pipes to . Your len hand mav tire at first because of the octave stretch..C major (orjust C for short).The C chord Now you 'will learn your first chord . Do this many times and it will become automatic.RS L1 Every time you see the letter C written above the melody and lyrics on a song sheet YOll simply play what you learnt today. If LIT!. lS the ease just rest every now and then. Begin by putting your right hand little finger (RS) on Middle C. put your hands behind your back. look away from the keyl:loard. When you are sure all fingers are in their correct position play the chord. The other fingers should fall into pLace from there.again. Middle C I c L5 E R1 G R2 c .

JI .>:... MidC c L5 c L1 E R1 G R2 RS Right hand ".The C chord on the music staff This is a how the C chord looks using tradi ti on al m usic notati orr. Left hand ..> E . __. NOTE: If you would like to know more about music notation go 10 the last few pages of the book../ * -. Experienced players may be used to seeing the right hand in the treble clef ie. c-eGI. I I . . ~ * '"' 11 . "../ C"~ c·~ Note that both hands are in the bass clef .

If you are having trouble tuning then you may have to call a musician friend or a professional.. U· you Must electronic keyboards have tuning facili ties . -r-- CD . I'""" '-r-- ..Track 1 MidC r--. Play the A on your keyboard along with the track to see if your instrument is in tune.. The first track on the CD is A44() (A above Middle C).see your 111anLLal..... If YOLI have an old piano thatjust can't be tuned then you may have to use the CD for reference only rather than as a "play along" facility. 1'"""- ~~ __ ~~ __ ~' .Tuning up Before using the CD you should make ure your keyboard or piano is in tune. 12 ..L__~~_~ __ are playing a piano thert you may need to cal! a pianotuner.

13 . • To help make your learning more interesting and enjoyable. Feel the beat as you go. Always listen carefully to the sound you are producing. Don't play too loud or you wil! end up out of time. '2) When Icaming . 4) Play the track again and this lime play along out loud.. Is It a quality sound? 5) Keep the CD safe by replacing it in the Jacket provided after each practice seSSIOn. l) Place your speakers near the piano or keyboard so you can hear clearly. It would be good if YOlL call have them facing towards you at ear level. If you find the CD too fast then just tum it on and practise until you feel up to it..Using the CD The CD exists for several reasons • So you can hear how the exercises are suppose to sound. • Each track is a goa] for which to aim.1 new skill play the relevant CD track and try to play along without mak- ing a sound. 3) You should then practise on your own before trying to play along with the CD out Ioud. • To help you play 'in time. Here are a few tips La help you get the mOSL out of your CD "play along" experience.

.-~--.. It is simply a C chord played five different ways .. 2 Up The Hill j Here the notes are played one at a time beginmng with L5.~~.__ I Hemd ._. Each of the five sections is played several times... On the CD a warm up period shows you how each section should sound."__~_.£~~. - . Keep your fingers down as you go and when you reach RS wait for 4 counts before repeating the pattern._.\ '!\. i •....~~J~------------------------~H r Keep repeating until you hear the next section.1: E-"'JL·. OnJy play 01] Count 1 and leave your fingers down unril Count 1 comes around again. _' '~'~. .'-' -~0--~ Count 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 I~. L5 LI R1 R2 1 All Together /CeRight All Together is a C chord played as a block chord (all fingers at the same time). -6 \ ~$'\ __ -+--_'_L.011 The Sea.--~~"___~~~'I:-. ~0!'-. 3 + + 1 + + 3 + '. . Place your fingers in position during the warm up period and move them in lime with the music without making a "Sound.'\ + 4 \. ~?J.' ~'·~~~·~G7~~... " "\~ L1 L5 C C 14 .On The Sea Now you will try your firstpiece .-x-·~-"~---·~~-'-'-----·~-'·----~~~. 1 E I G 4 MidC -e~ R5 iP-'" 2 .~~~.Track 2 C chord MidC the drums tome in.r-----·-~-------·~-.t=============================j=============================~ L··~ -_'-:I': + 2 + 3 + 4 + :CT~J~------------------------~..Begin playing out loud when CD .~---. R2 Up The Hill is a broken chord (arpeggio). R1 I___L_ . - <) I Count /_ .1. .~ ~'?J. r .' + 2 L + .

.. .:..... 1 E I G • 4 + C "fl1 R2 G R1 • 2 + E I • 3 + ... ..."" • /' ~ _. • + .. ? ~ -i).... E ' R2 R5 G C ~ R2 G R1 E r . · · - Count C\. 4 \" ·· _ · · '--I L5 """"""'"" C L1 • C . • 1 + 2 c + . R1 _" · .. C L1 .. • + 2 . ~ 2 • + '17 ~0-~ '~ + 1 • . .... There is no wailing... • .. I 2 ... . R1 '~ R2 R5 .• ..&.-: ~ . .. L1 C • • I' · 4 Fast Climb .... fast.._ 3 .. + 4 . ..... .. · " =L5 --""'I C P C + .) .. + + . .. \.-':. RS R2 ~ · 1 E + G C Count . + 3 • 4 . I' 15 ... ..... It is simply Up and Back played twice as fast. + - 3 + + I' · · =- 5 Rolling Wave /_ Rolling lVave is a very common pattern ill pop piano playing..:/' + 2 + "· '\ • ~ L5 C U C • ·1 - 3 + - + 4 I + . · · • 4 .. · J Count " 1 .3 Up and Back Up and Back is th e same as Up The Hill ei'tcep t you come back down again.. iJ.. Fast Climb is the same VI' The Hill except twice ~t......3 ~ '> + r \../ '.......... .

on a C chord and move everything one white key TIP All these chords have only one white key between your thumbs and RZ. F. Om Middle C I o L5 D L1 F R1 A R2. The are called Dm. To playa Dm all you do IS put your hand. o R5 Now move all your fingers to the right one v hite key. Em E L5 Middle C E L1' G R1 B R2 E R5 16 . Em. to the right.Five more chords Here are five more chords for you to learn. G ami Am. To play the rest ju t keep moving one while key at a time to the right until you reach Am.

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