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An Introduction to the Piano Chords Chart

You can play 73 different songs by only using 4 simple chords [1]. Piano chords are powerful tools but there’s way more than just 4 of them. In total there are over 8,000 different possible chord combinations on the piano. Many musicians reference a chart rather than trying to memorize every individual chord. Read on […]

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An Introduction to the F Sharp Major Chord

Have you ever jammed out to Kanye West’s “Stronger?” What about “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder or “All Star” by Smashmouth? Congratulations, you have great taste in songs in the key of F sharp major [1]! One of the many fun things you can do with F sharp major is creating chords. Here, we’re breaking down […]

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An Introduction to the Grand Staff

A true understanding of music can take years. And plenty of people manage to know just enough to get by in musical environments. Perhaps they sight read well, or have coveted perfect pitch. Either way, they’ve managed to get by with only a basic knowledge of musical concepts. But if you want to take your […]

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An Introduction the the Pentatonic Scale

Ever listen to a song and think, “Wow, they’re really killing it with those pentatonic scales?” Probably not. But you’ve definitely admired the pentatonic scale at work if you’ve enjoyed songs like “Amazing Grace”, “Cotton Eye Joe”, or the ever classic song that gets stuck in your head for a month, “My Girl”. [1] All […]

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An Introduction to Bass Clef

Where there’s melody, there has to be rhythm. Other than drums, the main rhythm instrument is the bass. Bass is the line between melody and rhythm — which follows the melodic chords while holding up the rhythm. If you play the piano, you don’t need a second instrument to hold up the rhythm. Pianists need […]

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