Drop Chords: Your New Harmonic Secret Weapon

Here’s another video on the subject of Drop 2 voicing, a relatively simple but very effective tool to play some very beautiful sounding chord voicing. Make sure to check out the Drop 2 voicing video I shared in my previous post. Definitely a topic I will be practicing myself in the coming months.

Drop 2 Chords In a Worship Setting

Another video from my personal playlist of YouTube videos to study. This video is about drop 2, a sparse and beautiful spread voicing. The instructor does a great job of explaining the technique and the playing is exquisite.

How to Play C Major – with Jack Duxbury

I’m Jack’s biggest fan (and coincidentally) we’re actually both from the same town. Despite the title which sounds a bit dull, this is an essential watch for players of all abilities.

I use this chord voicing subconsciously all the time when comping and improvising, without actually breaking it down or realizing what I was doing.

Highly recommended watching to take playing of your major chords to the next level.

Teaching you my favorite riff on the CP88 Rhodes

In this advanced piano lesson we cover a lot of ground, including the following topics.

Major 251 chord progression
Minor 251
Jazz & neo-soul chord voicings
Left hand rootless voicings
Comping and Improvising ideas

Plus you’ll get to enjoy the sounds of the Yamaha CP88 Rhodes!

Piano lesson – You need to know the intervals

Here is a detailed review of all of the musical intervals demonstrated on the piano keyboard.  For each interval we’ll study how it is constructed, listen to the characteristics of the sound and play some songs that utilize each interval.

Follow up the video with a fun musical quiz that tests your ear training and knowledge of the intervals.  I’ve created 20 questions to test how well can you hear intervals played on the piano, and if you can sing the intervals when asked.  Best of luck!

How to compose horror movie soundtrack with KINETIC TOYS and THRILL

Today’s lesson is a combination of a music technology tutorial of two cinematic sounding VST plugins from Native Instruments, Kinetic Toys and Thrill.

I’ll also give you some ideas about how to compose soundtracks for the horror movie genre.

You can download the audio stems for this lesson using the link below, you are free to use them however you wish, just give me a credit!

Download free audio stems!

Free sheet music and backing tracks

The lessons section of my website is where you will find free lessons and tutorials and accompanying PDF sheet music and MP3 backing track downloads.

I’ll publish a new post here whenever I upload a new lesson to YouTube and I will include links to download any supplementary materials.