Chord Toolbox I - Foundational triads and 4-note chords

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Course Description

This course is for modern musicians of any genre that want to learn how to increase their chord palate and impress their music friends. If you play only classical music, you probably don't want to take this course. If you play by ear, play charts or lead sheets, or have to improvise, an understanding of chords is vital.

Target audience: Musicians of any age and genre that play modern music

Length and format: 75 minutes of video instruction discussing the chords and playing them in real music at the piano. Worksheets and a summary sheet are also provided.

Chords discussed: This course covers five 3-note chords (triads) and ten 4-note chords. (5-7 note chords are covered in another course.) The specific chords covered are: major triad, minor triad, diminished triad, augmented triad, suspended triad, major 7th, minor 7th, dominant, full diminished, half diminished, major 6, minor 6, suspended dominant, minor major 7th, and augmented 7th.

Instructor: Greg Howlett is a concert pianist and well known, successful educator of musicians around the world.

Who this course is for:

  • Musicians that have at least a cursory understanding of music.

Course content

4 sections • 10 lectures • 1h 15m total length

Instructor

Concert pianist and educator
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 16 Reviews
  • 622 Students
  • 2 Courses

Greg Howlett is a concert pianist, writer and arranger of music and a music educator. His diverse professional expertise includes releasing eight CDs, recording two live for-TV concerts that are airing around the world, and producing for many other musicians.

Greg is well known as an educator. He has sold thousands of courses to musicians all over the world in areas of music such as harmony, arranging, and improvisation. He also regularly teaches online classes to musicians (especially pianists).

However, Greg is most known as a producer of music. His earliest release, Timeless Reflections, was a solo piano project that launched his career. He followed up with Reflections on a Journey, an orchestra/piano project collaboration with Steve Mauldin and the world-acclaimed Nashville String Machine. A few years later, he did another orchestra/piano project entitled Portraits of Hope. Since then, he has released four more CDs including a children's project Heirloom in 2014 that generated 100,000 downloads in a month.

Greg recorded his first TV special Live in Charleston in 2010. Recorded in Charleston, SC, it featured Greg with guest musicians including Grammy-winner Andy Leftwich on fiddle. In 2012, he did another TV special in Atlanta, GA that featured forty musicians on stage including an orchestra and band. Both TV specials are widely airing around the world.

Married with four children, Greg lives in Monroe, GA. He spends his time writing music, doing concerts, and producing music for himself and other musicians.

Expected Outcomes

  1. To teach students to quickly build and recognize all important 3-note and 4-note chords. Requirements A computer or other device to watch the class and a printer to print the worksheets. A piano or other instrument to practice the chords on. A working knowledge of how to read music. Students should be able to read notes off a treble and bass staff. A desire to learn improvisation, especially the cool chords that you hear the top musicians in the world use. Description This course is for modern musicians of any genre that want to learn how to increase their chord palate and impress their music friends. If you play only classical music, you probably don't want to take this course. If you play by ear, play charts or lead sheets, or have to improvise, an understanding of chords is vital. Target audience: Musicians of any age and genre that play modern music Length and format: 75 minutes of video instruction discussing the chords and playing them in real music at the piano. Worksheets and a summary sheet are also provided. Chords discussed: This course covers five 3-note chords (triads) and ten 4-note chords. (5-7 note chords are covered in another course.) The specific chords covered are: major triad, minor triad, diminished triad, augmented triad, suspended triad, major 7th, minor 7th, dominant, full diminished, half diminished, major 6, minor 6, suspended dominant, minor major 7th, and augmented 7th. Instructor: Greg Howlett is a concert pianist and well known, successful educator of musicians around the world. Who this course is for: Musicians that have at least a cursory understanding of music. Show more Show less Course content 4 sections • 10 lectures • 1h 15m total length Expand all sections Introduction 2 lectures • 20min Welcome and overview Preview 06:19 Building the foundation Preview 13:20 Triads 2 lectures • 20min The four primary triads 12:07 Suspended triad and triad notation 08:01 4-note chords 5 lectures • 34min Foundation for 4-note chords 05:41 Major 7ths, minor 7ths, and dominants 09:02 Diminished 7ths (full and half) 07:16 Major 6 and minor 6 04:17 Suspended dominant, minor major 7th, and augmented 7th 07:18 Wrap-up 1 lecture • 2min Review and thoughts on what to learn next 02:10 Instructor Greg Howlett Concert pianist and educator 4.6 Instructor Rating 16 Reviews 622 Students 2 Courses Greg Howlett is a concert pianist, writer and arranger of music and a music educator. His diverse professional expertise includes releasing eight CDs, recording two live for-TV concerts that are airing around the world, and producing for many other musicians. Greg is well known as an educator. He has sold thousands of courses to musicians all over the world in areas of music such as harmony, arranging, and improvisation. He also regularly teaches online classes to musicians (especially pianists). However, Greg is most known as a producer of music. His earliest release, Timeless Reflections , was a solo piano project that launched his career. He followed up with Reflections on a Journey , an orchestra/piano project collaboration with Steve Mauldin and the world-acclaimed Nashville String Machine. A few years later, he did another orchestra/piano project entitled Portraits of Hope . Since then, he has released four more CDs including a children's project Heirloom in 2014 that generated 100,000 downloads in a month. Greg recorded his first TV special Live in Charleston in 2010. Recorded in Charleston, SC, it featured Greg with guest musicians including Grammy-winner Andy Leftwich on fiddle. In 2012, he did another TV special in Atlanta, GA that featured forty musicians on stage including an orchestra and band. Both TV specials are widely airing around the world. Married with four children, Greg lives in Monroe, GA. He spends his time writing music, doing concerts, and producing music for himself and other musicians. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'6787514b9be5f40b',m:'3f0a828442c890fd616fcc7fe39b96185dd60584-1627907428-1800-AW+jkNuIKmL3fNATQG7A7ZATRb0FZdBxSya5l5aB4ZBR/3UnZxFbhI+Iw0tnsbclZV2t9oTXL+NopGTs0WzQBZR6wQkGweswbW8bmEyuopCMrY1Aq+8mz5UvQ11uxmGPL48O/Dm0o+LRo1P1CmTULvw=',s:[0x87c5d03fa6,0x26241a6002],}})();