The New Cool Thing in The World “Trap Music”

Caught in a trap? Music that catches you and doesn’t let you go, that’s what I thought about trap music when I first heard about it. What a weird name though, you must be wondering what the hype behind trap music is? After all, it is quite similar to dubstep and we all know just how big an impact dubstep has made on the music industry.

Many artists are defining music as the new dubstep; it certainly has become the new craze in the industry. Although the history of the genre dates back to a decade ago, it has only recently started to gain recognition and hype.

Many people consider the fact that since trap’s crossover to EDM it has started to grow in demand with sold out glow-sticked arenas due to EDM Trap’s popularity. The major reason why this genre has been ambushed by the world is the transformation trap music has gone through, with not as much rapping and more feet moving beats involved in the songs.

To get a better understanding of music, it could be broken down and described as a combination of dubstep, hip hop, and dance music.

So basically what kind of music is trap music? Traditionally it’s a term generally used to describe hip hop music from the Southern regions of America. Music has pretty much become identifiable with Hip-hop and takes influence from the rap sound in the South.

Numerous artists like Flosstradamus, RL Grime, Baauer and Gladiator have had astounding demand since implementing trap into their own music.

Trap has become a raging craze with the masses of people at clubs, parties and underground gigs. It is no surprise that it is such a big hit with the people considering the music is so likeable and trap stylings can be injected into any form or style of music. No wonder it has caught everybody in its trap much faster than dubstep or electro and it’s fairly simple to see why.

By now, you have probably heard of the many different trap trends like “Trapstep” or “Dubstrap” – Everyone has their own names and definitions, but most agree that this new phenomena of trap music may just be the next “BIG THING”.

As a genre, trap is adaptable, flexible and in many ways infinite. But some people disagree and say that trap is ultimately hip hop music even if you mix it up with dubstep. Nothing out of the ordinary some may say.

For now this genre is the most hyped and talked about music, but wasn’t it just a couple of years ago that Dubstep was ruling the music industry, it seems like music is living up to its hype right now but who knows where it will stand in a couple years.

Many Producers and DJs have come up with their own styles and sounds to define the genre. But there is no doubt about the fact that, trap music as a genre is definitely growing and evolving into a style of its own.

New Musical World

Every musician starts off as an independent artist whether they care to admit this or not. Unless they have a truckload of cash behind them, independent musicians have had very limited control over the release of their material and any balanced financial playing field.

Keen to have their music made available to the widest possible audience they ‘climb aboard’ the major distributors without giving much thought to alternative options.

Before we knew it & without realizing it, independent musicians were (& still are) giving away of unfathomable amounts of music at the request of various parties who would profit from this. As if this wasn’t enough, the very same musicians were (& again, still are) having to pay outrageous amounts to have their music distributed.

To go even one step further, the independent artist has virtually NO say in the way their material is promoted. Why is this? Because an independent artist won’t make the large corporations money. You pay your subscription & your latest work virtually vanishes.

When the internet began, the floodgates were open to all and sundry as people have access to so much music and are willing to pay through the teeth for it in droves. Music marketing became so ‘in your face’ and one-sided that it made me feel ill. It still does.Seeing the same names, images and song titles at every turn has, to a large extent, numbed people to it all.

As you read on you will slowly piece together your very own formula to making your music a more than viable financial commodity.

You have all the equipment, you have the ability, so name me one thing that can stop you? Nothing.

Many independent musicians, particularly newcomers, feel that they’re not up to the challenge. Perhaps it’s because they don’t feel that their singing voice is so good or that they could be better on a particular instrument. Okay, let’s say they’re right! Bet you haven’t heard that before.

Let’s say you’re singing voice doesn’t have a wide range. It doesn’t HAVE to. Find the range that suits your voice & stick to it. THAT is you brand. You’re not as competent as you’d like to be on a particular instrument. Okay, play what you are comfortable with & what sounds good….that is your brand. Get the picture? If you apply this philosophy to your music in general you will soon find people commenting that they ‘recognise’ your music. Take this as a HUGE compliment.

The thought of having your music listened to by all & sundry has been known to overwhelm some musicians, sometimes to the point of inaction. Whilst this is a perfectly normal & understandable response, it is at EXACTLY this time when your best work can come to the fore. It’s such a basic mindset that you’ll kick yourself when I tell you. ALL that you read on the internet is how daunting it is. With no-one saying otherwise, why should you think any different?

• They don’t WANT you to be confident from the outset! What various organizations want is a pliable & submissive musician. A musician who will pay for upgrades on their site when they are ‘kindly offered.’ If a musician appears to be confident enough in themselves to go it alone, they are of no use to the organization.

• Sick of being told how better you ‘could’ sound? When you first enter the realm of online music, even the most competent musicians can be somewhat awestruck by what’s on offer. I know I was. The key element here is the “what’s on offer” part. There are CD duplication services, cover design services, CD cases, mastering services, new software, songwriting competitions, song competitions and so forth. ALL of these items, which are plugged as being necessary come at grossly over inflated prices & with the exception of mastering services, NOT ONE of them improve your music. The only thing that will improve your music is YOU. Whether it be in the form of a new set of guitar strings, singing lessons, being more patient at the mixing desk.

  • Do your thing! Be ever vigilant not to fall into the trap of being over critical of your work. By doing this, you are falling into the traps laid by the online music organizations who want to make money from you & WANT you to think that you need their paid services. When you’re in the studio or wherever it is you record always bare in mind that this is YOUR domain. If you make a mistake (& you WILL make countless), you are the only one to know. You now have the ULTIMATE OPPORTUNITY to experiment & be creative, discovering sounds, combinations & techniques that you never thought possible.
  • THIS IS ALL FREE!!! I haven’t told you anything in this chapter that you isn’t already taking place with regard to the relaxed intimacy & creative freedom involved in the creation of music for online distribution. Stage-fright doesn’t exist in the studio. Neither does cost. Of the online music sites that you have dealt with, how many have said what I have just said WITHOUT mentioning the cost that THEY seek from you time after time?
  • You don’t need them! With careful & ENJOYABLE planning at YOUR OWN PACE it is possible to create a highly marketable online presence with your music. I deliberately capitalized ‘ENJOYABLE’ & ‘YOUR OWN PACE’ as you rarely see these words on the pages of major sites. They tend to focus on ‘buy now’ & ‘hard work,’ etc. I don’t care what anyone says, but NOTHING has to be ‘bought now,’ in fact this book will show you that nothing has to be bought AT ALL. If you are ever feeling that creating & promoting your music is ‘hard work,’ you can take a break at ANY TIME. The big-guns don’t tell you that either. It’s no crime to take a break, in fact I think it’s an art-form in itself knowing WHEN to. It’s natural that you will be keen to ‘socialize’ when you first enter the online music industry….& you should. It is important, however, to bare in mind that you are only going to get BUSIER. Make the most of this time. It is an EXCELLENT opportunity to set your own benchmark.
  • Create your own stamp. They say first impressions go along way. This is never more true than in the online music industry. Generally speaking the first image, song & bio. line of an artist will remain with you for years. Following on from this mail will soon be coming & going between you & fellow musicians. This initial flurry of activity WILL stay with you for many years. The impression that you leave on THEM as a newcomer will last likewise.
  • You can’t be everywhere. Between writing, recording, performing & our personal lives, we can’t possibly be expected to give fully-fledged & credible support to EVERY fellow musician. We all know this.
  • Keep your music & your personal life SEPARATE! Rarely can an independent musician maintain close regular contact with followers as time on both sides doesn’t allow. Our personal lives are a ‘no go’ area with our supporters even though THEY occasionally divulge things that are definitely best left alone. I find this somewhat worrying, particularly when questions not relating to music are constantly raised.

How to Select the Best Font or Typeface for Chord Sheets and Lead Sheets: Know Your Typography

In order to choose the best font to use for the chord sheets and lead sheets that you prepare on your word processor, there are several factors to consider. You need to think about who will be using the chord sheet, in what physical location, and under what circumstances.

Is the chord sheet strictly for instrumentalists or also for vocalists – or for those who will sing and play simultaneously (some guitarists, keyboardists and others)?
What is the age and visual acuity of those using the chord sheets?
Will this be read for the first time in a crowded, low-light, smoky bar or will there be at least one run-through in a well-lighted location?
Is the music itself upbeat and fast, or mellower and slow? How quickly do the chords change? (This may be totally different from the overall speed and rhythm of the music.)

Your Goal in Making Your Own Chord Sheets

Your goal, in preparing or revising chord sheets, should always be to make it as easy as possible for the musicians to perceive and execute quickly whatever the chord sheet says. So, it is worthwhile to take extra time upfront with details like aligning chords with specific syllables, creating printed lines of text that mirror the musical phrasing of the text, and spacing the words (and/or chord names) to suggest the music’s rhythmic pattern. Yes, these details are time-consuming, frustrating, and boring – but they definitely pay off in a big way, when you end up saving valuable rehearsal time and when you see that you have a chord sheet that contributes to a flawless performance, rather than standing in its way.

In well-lighted locations and/or with performers who have good eyesight, it is possible to use smaller-point sizes of type and more crowded or lighter-weight fonts. With older performers, with any who have compromised vision, and in poorly lighted situations, you will want to select a bolder and wider-spaced font. This is likely also true when you have musicians who will sing and play at the same time, especially when the song is new or unfamiliar.

If the chord sheet is primarily for the instrumentalists, not the vocalists, then the lyrics are there on the printed page only to help give the musicians confidence that they are staying together with the vocals. In that case, you could probably get by with smaller print for the lyrics and larger, bolder print for the chord changes.

Many, if not most, instrumentalists would probably prefer to have the entire song on one sheet of paper only, even if that creates some degree of crowding – but it really does depend on the individuals (and their vision). One great bass player I know, now moving into the Senior Citizens category, always enlarges every lead sheet or chord sheet that he uses, because his vision is steadily deteriorating. I didn’t understand … until it was time for me to get trifocals. Man, am I ever singing a different tune!

Please be kind to the musicians in your band who are not as blessed as you are! 🙂
A Sampling of Good Fonts
SIDEBAR

Did you know that the initials at the end of some font names in word processing programs may be abbreviations for the name of the font manufacturer?

BT = Bitstream

MT = Monotype

FB = Font Bureau

MF = MatchFonts

GD = Galapagos Design

MS=Microsoft

ITC = International Typeface Corp.

Some of the abbreviations refer to descriptive qualities of the font:

Bk=Black

BD=Bold

X=extra

Lt=light

Cn=Condensed

Md=Medium

Now to the Specifics

If you have ever thought about checking out some new fonts, you have probably seen that you can download over 100,000 different fonts! (Think about that!) And the list is growing every day. Students in graphic design classes are often required to create a new font as a class requirement – multiply the number of students per class times the number of classes at colleges, universities, and community colleges and consider how many new fonts may be created every year. Most of those will never see the light of the computer screen, but even so….. There are also graphics designers at every font manufacturer, and part of their job may include creating new fonts.

There are numerous qualities that distinguish one font from another. The first, most obvious categories for our purpose would be serif fonts, sans-serif fonts, all caps fonts, and specialty fonts. Serifs are the slight flares or lines at the edges of letters in that kind of font. Sans serif fonts use letters with only straight or curved lines, without serifs. All caps fonts may be either serif or sans serif styles, but they are not very useful for chord sheets for two reasons. All cap type is somewhat harder to read than “sentence case” (mixed-case) – over the long term – even when it is not online where it would be considered to represent yelling; but also, if you are including actual chord names or traditional music theory chord degree names (not the Nashville Numbering System), it would be harder to specify minor chords with all caps, because of the lack of lowercase letters. It could be done (using smaller size capital letters), but it would be somewhat confusing – and the whole point of selecting a good font is to avoid confusion. One other place to avoid confusion is in the letters l (lower case of L) and I (uppercase of i). Especially in some sans serif styles, like the one you are reading now, they are easy to confuse.

The specialty fonts are really attractive and fun – great for posters, captions, newsletters, you name it… but not so great for chord sheets. Chord sheets are not intended as the expression of your creativity and fun, but rather as a tool for making it possible for the musicians to express someone’s creativity and perhaps fun through their music. Specialty fonts include: Gigi, Magneto, Snap, Jokerman; beautiful script fonts like Edwardian, Kunstler, Brush Script, and Script MT Bold; and even the simply “artistic” fonts like Bernhard Fashion BT, Harrington, Kristen, and Papyrus. Some of these are really attractive, and they provide great and very welcome variety in some specific situations.

Music ear training: How to Recognise Chords by Pitch Matching

Music Ear Training Method – Recognising chord tones by pitch matching

Pitch matching of chord tones is a common form of music ear training that provides a way to recognise and identify chords by ear. It involves using your instrument to quickly find the notes of a chord that is being played and that you’re trying to work out. Your voice can also be a great help, so sing along with the notes as much as you like – the more the better. Singing the tones increases your aural awareness and memory of pitches and also pitch relationships. It’s highly recommended.

Watch the video below for a lesson and simple demonstration of how to find the notes (chord tones) of chords by ear.

The text gives more details on the points covered in the video.

TESTS – Two more videos are included with short tests. Check your ability and speed by identifying the chords played.

Note – This lesson is part of a three-part music ear training lesson on chord recognition and identification. The other two lessons focus on chord types and chord progressions. By using the three methods in combination, finding chords by ear is a lot easier and quicker. The lessons can be studied in any order, and.the links are at the end of the article.

Piano improvisation using soulful chord progressions

Improvising the E flat Major Scale

If you listen to Neo Soul artists like D’angelo, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Dwele, etc. Most of their music contains a lot of complex, deep tension filled chords patterns. If may be difficult to work out a lot of their chords alone, however improvising on a scale such as Eb will help us get a similar sound. The scale Eb, Bb or F tend to be popular scales to use in the Neo Soul and even Jazz genre. Scales such of E, A and D are more used for pop music. They have more of a “catchy” feel for the larger audience.

The keys I like to improvise on are the following:

D#, F, G, G#, A#, C, C#

You’ll notice that it’s not a normal D# scale, it’s more like a C minor scale since I prefer to use a C# instead of a D as it has more of a soulful sound to it. If you play it you’ll know just with your ears. I am not a pro player but this scale is very easy on the fingers and you can trick people into believing you are a pro if you practice the scales smoothly. Notes such as B and one or two other keys not in the scale can be used as “passing” notes if you want to spice things up, however a melody phrase should never end on any of these passing notes.
The Chords

As with Jazzy Neo soul, the best chords to use are 7th’s and 9th’s. E.g. Try the Fm9 / Dm9 / Cmaj9 – Sounds nice doesn’t it.

Using the correct chords for the scales we have:

1. D#min9 (The minor sounds more soulfull here)

2. Fmin9 or 7

3. Gmaj9

4. G#min9 or G# dom

5. A#min9

6. Cmin9 or 7

7. C#Maj9 or 7

The above do not follow the chords theory exactly but following the typical theory can often leave you with a bland unoriginal piece of music. I have adjusted the chords to create a lot of tension for deep soul music.

Try to play the piano combining the above chords with the scale I mentioned earlier and can sound very impressive once you get the fingering speed.

9th chords are probably impossible for most people to play with one hand so invert the 9th and bring it down one octave so that its to the root key. This actually gives more of a deeper gospel type sound than playing the 9th which both hands.

Using the above chords you should be able to play along with a lot of Neo soul artists. Especially Jill Scott – Layzel in Eb.

Keyboard Effects In Worship – Hammond Organs And Lead Synth Sounds

Hammond organ and lead synth sounds can be used in a highly effective way in a worship context, however the use of both of these sounds is heavily dependent on the role of the keyboard player within the band. These types of sound will tend to be used where there is already a reasonably full band to start with. This means that they will be most appropriate when there is already a full rhythm section. In practice this is likely to mean a group with drums, bass, rhythm guitar and either another guitar (electric) or someone playing first keys (who is likely to use mainly piano and electric piano sounds). As a rule of thumb it would be unwise to overuse either type of sound in a much smaller band.

Hammond organs (and synthesised emulations of their sound) are commonplace in many styles of modern music from rock to R&B. Originally intended as a cheaper alternative to the pipe organ, the Hammond organ was taken up by gospel and jazz artists because of its distinctive sound and the many possible variations in tone. These variations are selected using nine drawbars (per manual) each of which triggers a different note in the harmonic series for every key. Each drawbar has eight volume settings and it is the combination of these plus vibrato, percussion, overdrive and reverb effects which make up the overall sound of the Hammond organ.

In reality many of us will rely on preset sounds and patches rather than being able to create our own using dedicated hardware or software. A number of keyboards now offer the ability to alter drawbar and effects settings but there are still a great many which do not. Most general purpose synthesizers have Hammond organ sounds on their ranks but these may be known by different names. They could be B3, rock organ, jazz organ, full bars, soft organ and other similar names.

There are a number of different ways to use Hammond organ sounds which I shall outline briefly. The first is similar to the way one would use a pad sound – playing chords to support the harmonic movement of a song. This is a very common way of using the sound as it can be much more immediate than a pad sound and also cuts through the mix lot better. You can use this style of playing in both fast, powerful songs and more ballad-like settings. Be careful when selecting sounds for different songs and make sure that the power of the sound matches the feel of the music.

With any style of Hammond organ playing it is extremely important to keep everything in the correct register. The lower parts of this kind of sound can muddy up the lower and middle parts of the overall mix so these are best avoided for all but fleeting moments – it is better to keep most playing more than an octave above middle C for comfort.

One time when a lower register may be used is when utilising a common playing technique. Hammond organ players often use long glissandos up to a held note (or chord) in the higher register of the instrument. These can sometimes even be played with the forearm (and often with the palm of the hand). These can be used to great effect when building from a verse into the chorus of a song where the feel wants to be built up greatly. Smaller glissandos can also be used between different chords and this is a very common playing effect.
Another technique which is often used is to play melodic figures (around chord notes) underneath a held higher note. To use this technique it is important to find a note which will fit with a number of chords in a row so that this can be held over the top of the movement underneath it.

It is also possible to use Hammond organ sounds to play lead line melodies maybe in an introduction. If this is going to be used along with any of the other styles of playing outlined above it is important to change the volume of the keyboard carefully so that this line is loud enough without chordal playing becoming too dominant in the mix.

The last important point to make about Hammond organ sounds is the possible use of a Leslie speaker effect. Many keyboards and all good Hammond organ emulators now include the option for adding this ‘swirling’ effect to the sound. To gain the best effect from the use of a Leslie simulator it is necessary to turn it on and off (or from fast to slow) whilst playing. This often necessitates playing mainly with one hand and keeping the other free to push the button or turn the modulation wheel.

Lead synth sounds are much quicker and easier to deal with than Hammond organs. This is partly because they are only used infrequently in a worship setting. You will find different lead sounds in many keyboards and these include Saw leads, Sine leads and Square leads along with numerous others. Most of the names relate to the shape of the wave which creates the sound. By their nature lead sounds will often be quite harsh so that they cut through the mix. The best use for these sounds is to create lead melody lines for introductions and links. It is very easy for these sounds to conflict with a lead guitar part if they are playing different things. However, if both instruments play the same riff or melody a very effective sound can result.

When dealing with any new sound one of the best things we can do is to listen widely and try to hear the application of these voices in different styles of music. Try to imitate or emulate these uses, even playing along with the track at home if possible. Try things out in rehearsals and see if it works but don’t go ahead and use new ideas in a live environment until you are comfortable with them.

A Beginner’s Guide For Guitar Enthusiasts

Online guitar lessons can sculpt guitar novices into great guitarists over time. This is why more and more beginners are trying their hand at the guitar. Beginner guitar lessons can help you hone your skills. You can learn to play the guitar and how to play guitar songs online. It is a fantastic way to learn those basic skills. You will learn to hold the instrument, pick up tips and the various strumming techniques as well. You just need some patience, dedication and commitment to learn. There are sites that help you learn popular songs without theory. Their step-by-step approach will make guitar learning a fun experience for you!

Playing the guitar is fun and exciting. It is one of the most played instruments in the world. Playing the guitar enlivens you and infuses real music into your life. Learn guitar songs online to enrich your life in various ways. Guitar is an adaptable musical form that can be used to play all types of music including blues, jazz, country and pop. Taking guitar lessons for beginners is a sure shot stress buster. It will rejuvenate you and relive you of all your mental stress. Learning a new skill is enriching and engaging. It can give your life a meaning and purpose. Learning different genres of music is fun and invigorating. Your self confidence will improve as you improve your playing skills. Is there anything better than getting involved creatively and constructively?

Don’t expect to be an expert guitar player right from the very first chord you start to play. Learning the guitar takes conviction, patience and persistence. You don’t have to be a musical genius to learn the guitar. Take one day at a time and revel in the fact that you are learning a new hobby. Enjoy the fact that you are acquiring a new skill. A simple search for guitar for dummies will lead you to some of the best pages on the Web. You can learn to play the guitar beautifully and perfectly over a period of time. Guitar lessons for beginners online will teach you to play the chords and help you hone your musical abilities.

Music has the power to heal. Music can fill the void in your life. Music can empower you! Learning to play the guitar will give you a new lease of life. Acquiring any new skill requires practice. You need to spend hours practicing the guitar. You can even learn to play acoustic guitar online. You don’t have to waste your precious time hunting for a skilled guitarist in your local neighborhood. You can simply log on to the Web and take online lessons. If you are thinking of learning a new musical instrument, the guitar is the best option. Strumming the guitar is impressive. It is not even a difficult job. You can now fulfill your dreams of learning the guitar on the Internet.

Strum the guitar like a rock star!

Guitar Building Tips Or Instructions

How to learn well guitar in a right way? Guitar building tips and instructions for you:

1. Understand music first. Although, it is not a must that you know all matters concerning music but if you want to become a great guitarist, you need to have the right knowledge about basic music. You should know how to read G staffs; you also need to understand how to make use of the notes in the right patter for the guitar. The right music knowledge will help you in the making of the best guitar learning.

2. Know well guitar. It is very important that as you step to learning the guitar, you know first what the parts of the guitar are. It should be that you know the strings of the guitar; you should also get the right learning of the guitar parts if you are using electric guitars.

3. Know the guitar chords well. Guitars make use of chords in getting into the core of the system so you need to understand well what are the basic chord patterns. CAGED is the basic guitar patterns; from
this pattern, all the next chords are getting their link to it. You will be having C minor, C #, and other C patterns.
There are many ways that you can get the chords for you to learn. You can grab a copy of the books like Jamorama and have the chance to learn the basic things about the guitar. Chords must be well inculcated in your mind because we will be doing much of it in the guitar art. You can also get online sites that are giving the tutorial of the way to learn the best of the guitar lessons, you may click them and there you will have the chance to get the matter done in the right way.

4. You should carefully outline the things that you need as you go on to learning the guitar but the best thing you can do is to apply what you learn. To learn is one to achieve success in guitar playing but applying what you have learned to the guitar playing will mean the difference of how well you can transfer your finger from one fret to another.

You can choose a song that you can play as a practice of the chord patterns that you have learned. Moreover, because the guitar needs continuity so you need to apply what you have learned from time to time adding some tricks to it like picking the right way. The songs must also be in the line of the learning process.

How To Use Country Music Chords To Tell The Truth In Your Songs

There is an age-old idiom that says country music is “3 chords and the truth!” It may have been Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, or some other legend who made it popular, but I believe there’s more to this catchy slogan than, well, catchiness. Country music chords are generally simple C’s, G’s, D’s, with the odd minor chord thrown in, yet there are thousands and thousands of songs – how can this work? Shouldn’t we all be tired of these simple musical constructions by now? Judging by the popularity of this music style nowadays, we aren’t tired of them at all. So, what’s really going on in these songs? I’m going to take a whack at explaining it.

For one thing, I believe (and I’m not alone in this) that each key has a different characteristic which can be used to augment and enhance the mood of a particular song. Bob Dylan has suggested that any major key deals with “romance” and any minor key deals with “the supernatural.” This is typical cryptic Dylan, but I think he has a point. Sure, a song in a minor key is going to sound either spooky or sad, and a song in a major key is going to sound inspirational, sad, nostalgic, or something like that, but there are characters to the individual keys themselves.

Let’s think of a popular song: sticking with the Dylan, how about “Blowin’ In The Wind.” On his first album, the song is recorded in the key of D, capoed at the 7th fret and played using the chords G, C, and D. The song generally elicits feelings of hope, inspiration, and reflection and is very suggestive in its simplicity. A simple song asking simple, but profound questions. But a funny thing happens if we change the key to G by taking the capo off and playing the exact same chords. The song becomes almost triumphant, making you want to join in and sing along with the chorus, the notes demand to be held longer, the harmonies become more apparent and almost cry out for someone to sing them. Why the change? Because we’ve changed the key!

Each key has a different disposition which you should exploit, whether you are playing an original tune, or a cover song! Dylan himself does: he has claimed in interviews that C major is a key of strength, and also regret; that E major is the key of confidence; and that Ab major is the key of renunciation. As an exercise, find a couple of your favorite songs that use the 3 or 4 classic country music chords, print out the lyrics, and play the song in different keys. You’ll be amazed at how different the song becomes in each different key. Then exploit, exploit, exploit it to add, subtract, or change emotions in your performances and songwriting!

Remember, your songwriting can always get better. Don’t expect to write a brilliant artistic masterpiece right off the bat. It’s a constant struggle, but the rewards are huge if you stick with it!

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Music Chords For Piano – Here’s One You’ll Love!

If you’re searching for music chords for piano your search has just ended. Thanks to the open position piano chord, you can play piano with both hands right away and create a modern sound as well.

Let me explain…the open position piano chord is a special way of forming chords on the keyboard. Instead of a simple triad, you get to play something called seventh chords immediately.

For example, in my free piano lesson “Summer Morning,” I show you how to use a few open position piano chords to create a beautiful improvisation in the Key of C Major. Difficult? Not at all! In fact, once you master the open position chord structure, your work is half-way done!

You see, this chord covers more than 2 octaves of the piano keyboard. The hands are placed in such a way to maximize piano playing potential. That’s why the lesson “Summer Morning” is so enjoyable! A complete beginner can learn this chords type and begin improvising and creating their own music right away!

Most music chords for piano show you how to play in just one hand. Or, they give you the same chord for both hands. But if you just want to sit down, reach for a chord that calls to you, and play piano from your heart, you don’t need to learn a thousand and one chords. You just need to learn how to play one chord position. And with that chord, you can play to your heart’s delight.

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