Piano chords basics – make your progressions flow

bit.ly Playing piano chords effectively in comps and improvisations is all about choosing the right inversions and voicings to make progressions flow smoothly. When you first start learning chords, it’s very easy and tempting to play them all in root position. The problem with doing this is that you can end up with jumpy, disjointed sounds. The most important technique I look at here is choosing chord inversions and voicings on the piano keyboard that help your progressions flow naturally – useful if you’re jamming, comping or songwriting.

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Published: 2011-06-19 20:33:07
Piano chords basics – make your progressions flow

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