Key Chords home page here.
This and the other sampler pages are here to give you an idea of how Key Chords will help you learn to play great riffs with just the four most used chords in popular music.
Click through to the other sample pages using the series navbar in the right hand column to decide whether Musicarta Key Chords Volume 1 is the keyboard creativity course for you!
To ensure you get the most out of your Key Chords work, there are two things left to do.
What the accomplished pop-styles keyboard player instinctively knows is: Which key chords harmonies (are the right chord for) any-and-all of the notes of a scale.
For example, by the time you have got this far in the Key Chords programme, you will ‘know what’s going on’ in these two audio clips.
All the notes of the major scale – descending – are being harmonised using just chords I, IV and V:
The chord sequence given the broken chord and syncopation treatments you have learned:
Here’s the same exercise, but using the full Key Chords Volume One chord set – I, IV, V and vi.
The demonstration chord sequence:
With the treatment:
The round-up of I/IV/V/vi songs in Sample Lesson Four shows quite clearly that you need to be able to play your four chords in different keys to consider yourself a truly useful keyboard player.
Tackled methodically, this is quite achievable, but the other-keys material is not presented here; without the proper preparation it can be very off-puttting.
Instead, here is a different version of the vi-IV-V-I riff (above, right) to finish this sample overview of Musicarta Key Chords Volume 1.