Whilst I hesitate to call this a lesson, it does demonstrate how to play each of my five favorite synth riffs. I’ve created my own easy piano arrangement of each track.
You can see the keys being played on the virtual keyboard and the Synthesia falling note display, as well as the conventional music notation. I’ve included a top-down camera shot showing my hand position and fingering.
I wanted to revisit the previous lesson and take it right back to basics with the most simple chords, the major and minor triads. We’ll also introduce the concept of chord inversions and I’ll demonstrate and give you some ideas using two slow-tempo backing tracks that are perfect for beginners.
There may be some chords that you are unfamiliar with, but with some practice you’ll have no problem!
Let’s practice accompaniments and playing solos to backing tracks I created using BAND-IN-A-BOX. We’ll do a couple of relatively easy tunes today that are suitable for beginners and intermediate players. I’ll play through each song and give you some pointers, ideas and tips, then it’s your turn to play!