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Intermediate
17m

Phrases and Forms: Chords & Cadences

by Frank V. | Music

5 Lessons 17:12
  1. 1. Introduction to Chords 1:51
  2. 2. Chord Qualities 5:35
  3. 3. Chords in a Major Scale 4:04
  4. 4. Cadences 2:22
  5. 5. Project 3:20

Intermediate

17m


About the course

Chords are the fundamental building blocks of music. Knowing how to use them informs our musicianship and composing skills. Learn how to play them on both chordal and non-chordal instruments. Plus, feel the power of cadences by constructing your own chord progressions.

Are Phrases and Forms similar to sentences and paragraphs? Learn how to define and distinguish them from this week's topic.

Project

Chord Fundamentals

Course overview

1

Introduction to Chords

Students will learn about the importance of chords and how to play them on chordal and non chordal instruments.

2

Chord Qualities

Students will learn about the various types of chords and how to play them.

3

Chords in a Major Scale

Students will learn about the chord qualities of all chords in a major scale.

4

Cadences

Students will learn about cadences.

5

Project

Students will improve their knowledge about chord progression by doing the work sheet.

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Quiz

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Tags:

  • Forms
  • Jazz
  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Music Theory

Recommended Materials

  • Your Instrument
  • The Provided Sheet Music
  • Staff Paper
  • Pencil

Instructor

Frank is a professional jazz musician with training from NYU and WWU. Nominated as the Emerging Artist of the Year 2017 by Earshot Jazz Magazine, his music is fluid and unapologetic. Frank aims to inspire a deep love of the art in his students.

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