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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Piano Tutorials: Chords On Piano - Major and Minor Chords For Beginners

Get 3 Free Online Piano Lessons by clicking here

In this free lesson, you will learn:
- How to name the notes on the piano
- How to play a major scale
- How to number your tones for chords
- How to form Major and minor chords

Have fun and enjoy!

Charley Wyser

Friday, January 17, 2014

Scales For Improvisation - Dominant 7th Chord (Mixolydian)

When improvising and creating melodies, there are lots of choices. One convenient way to solo is to use scales.

This lesson will show you how to form the Mixolydian scale, and show you how to quickly figure out this scale in any key.

Thanks for watching!

Charley Wyser

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thursday, May 3, 2012

How Do You Get Inside The Head Of A Musician?

As you know, music can be a very fascinating area of study.

At the same time, you have probably discovered that it can also be very overwhelming.

Chords, voicings, notes, rhythm, harmonies, melodies leave an awful lot of ground to cover.

But, if you are able to read notes, even a little, than you can use a shortcut to help you reach your goals faster than you ever thought possible.

What is this shortcut?

Analyzing sheet music.

I'm not talking about those books of popular tunes and hymns you find at your local book store.

What you need to do is find those artists/musicians that you really like, and see if you can get your hands on some of their arrangements.

This way, you will be getting it straight from the source.

As you go through and try to figure out the notes, take a look at the chord symbols that are written above the notes.

When you are playing the melodies, see how each melody note relates to the chord.

If this sounds like a lot, don't worry.

A shortcut that will get you this same result is to memorize the songs that you are learning a little bit at a time.

As you keep playing these songs from memory, things will slowly start to sink in.

Why am I mentioning all of this?

Well, recently, you probably know that I started a "Sheet Music" portion on my website.

As of yesterday, there are now 3 songs available with more coming.

All of the songs I put in this section are my original arrangements.

You will get a chance to get into my head and see how I put songs together.

You will learn how I combine fancy chord voicings with melody notes, rhythms that I play, keys that I play in, and much more.

You can hear samples of what you will be learning to play.

All sheet music downloads also come with an audio file and midi file.

The greatest benefit to you is that you will know what the song is supposed to sound like.

You now have a goal - to make that song sound the same as when you hear me play it.


Have fun and enjoy!

Charley Wyser


Monday, January 9, 2012

How To Create A Bass Line In Your Left Hand

Here is a youtube video that gives you an example of creating a bass line in your left hand. The example used in this video focuses on approaching chord tones from a half-step below.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Piano Lessons: Tip 2:
Chord Voicings: Chords For A Better Sound



In this Free Piano Lesson for beginners to intermediates, you will learn how to take a chord and split it between hands to get the same sounds professional musicians get.

You will be introduced to the concept of Chord Voicings.

This is a preview of the concept taught in my Chord Voicings, Phase II program. http://bit.ly/gsnIle

Everything is kept easy so it will be fun to learn