Hello again, piano people!
To all those who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, I hope it was a most excellent holiday for you. One of the things in life that I’m most thankful for is, of course, music! So, to the Divine Creator, I say thank you, thank you, thank you, for giving us music!
Todays’ post is about learning “thirteenth chords” on piano. In this video, you will learn a good way to learn and retain all twelve of the standard 13th chords without resorting to rote memorization. In my experience, I discovered early on that learning scales and chords by rote — that is, note-by-note, without any understanding of the patterns they all have in common — is the worst way to go. Learning the underlying patterns that consistently define all scales and chords is absolutely where it’s at!