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Cool Chord Voicing for 7th and 9th Chords

Cool Voicing for 7th Chords

One neat way to split up a chord in both hands is to play the 1-5 in the left hand with the 7 3 5 in the right hand.

Cmaj7 becomes B E G (Right Hand) / C G (Left Hand)

Cm7 becomes Bb Eb G / C G

C7 becomes C G / Bb E G

C7+5 becomes C Ab / Bb E Ab

Cm7b5 becomes C Gb / Bb Eb Gb

and the list just goes on and on!

This is called a voicing!  There are many other types of voicings.

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Add the 9th to these chords to make them even more awesome!

Cmaj9 is B D E G (Right Hand) / C G (Left Hand)

Cm9 is Bb D Eb G / C G

C9 is C G / Bb D E G

C9+5 is C Ab / Bb D E Ab

There are many other types of voicings.

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Resolve to Learn to Play in 2013

Here we are again!  Almost the end of the year and here they come…all of the typical resolutions, promises, and commitments that we always hear.  What I have noticed, however, is that most people make the same commitments year after year…but never follow through.

My question to you is simply this: in another year, when you are looking back at last year and facing the next year, will you still be resolving to learn how to play gospel keyboard or you will be glad that you took some gospel piano lessons and learned how to play?

It should only take one year to learn how to play.  I had played piano chords for years, but in less than a year I learned how to play black gospel piano (even though I’m white-lol) and began to be used in service.

What made the difference? 1) The right materials 2) commitment/practice 3) and opportunity…in that order.

You see, I didn’t have Apostolic Praise School of Music gospel piano courses when I was learning (oh how I wish I had!). If I had, I might have been playing in less than a year…instead of 10 years!

So why not make a resolution that you will be thankful for at the end of this year? Don’t wait…register right now for our upcoming semester and make your dream a reality.  You know you want to learn!

God bless,

Bro. Richard W. Smith

Apostolic Praise School of Music(.com)

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Learn Pentecostal / Black Gospel Keyboard