Chord Toolbox II - Powerful Extended 5 to 7 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: 60 minutes of video instruction discussing the chords and playing them at the piano. Worksheets and a summary sheet are also provided.

Chords discussed: This course builds on the Chord Toolbox Part 1 and extends those 4-note chords to 5 to 7 notes by adding color notes.

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 • 13 lectures • 59m 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 the sophisticated chords of modern harmony. 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: 60 minutes of video instruction discussing the chords and playing them at the piano. Worksheets and a summary sheet are also provided. Chords discussed: This course builds on the Chord Toolbox Part 1 and extends those 4-note chords to 5 to 7 notes by adding color notes. 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 • 13 lectures • 59m total length Expand all sections Introduction 2 lectures • 14min Quick review of triads and 4-note chords Preview 08:40 Why color chords are important Preview 05:22 How notes are identified within chords 4 lectures • 20min Reviewing major scales 03:07 Numbering the notes in the scale 03:24 Understanding 9ths, 11ths and 13ths 04:23 Identifying all seven color notes 09:27 Adding color notes to triads and 4-note chords 5 lectures • 19min Adding color notes to triads 03:25 Adding color notes to major 7ths and minor 7ths 03:56 Adding color notes to dominants 03:45 Adding color notes to diminished chords 03:14 Adding color notes to other 4-note chords 05:06 Wrap-up 2 lectures • 5min Voicing 04:20 Conclusion 00:53 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:'6787b81e5feadc3f',m:'b299b3cb0321cf5d8f9f379f81c02b635125496b-1627911640-1800-AYNjIM9WGOieV0fMviQZMC/fohiAjr40ECZSfXncMlB+UxGn4deM0oA/+1VCgDmHhXuWbBJcMQMATqw4lQYtEDek3NASjaIfcW1y7xoHQ191iG/0rTLHy52qxBQVLiQP5+qc59pKSFVoLZGMpdG0OBqxY1ZVsYi8tfPsbappoLLyLzvTOQpPElTUo9EvVbs5zg==',s:[0x6b353c5948,0x357238cc31],}})();