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Online Piano Lesson #29
Eb Position - R.H. Melody
Learning E Position
The key of Eb has 3 flats, (Bb, Eb and Ab). Since your right hand will be in the Eb 5-finger position, you will play all 3 flats in the melody line.
The Key of Eb Major
The 2 main chords from the key of Eb, which you learned in Lesson #28, are Eb major and Bb7.
If you were playing a 3-chord song in the key of Eb, the 3rd chord is most likely to be an Ab major chord. (see illustration below)
UPDATE: Minor Chords
As I mentioned in Lesson 18 , once you know a few major chords, it's very easy to play minor chords.
To change a major chord into a minor chord, all you have to do is lower the middle note a half step. Remember, a half step is the next closest key on the piano.
A chord is in root position when the root note is the lowest note of the chord. The root note of an A or Am chord is an A. The root note of a E or Em chord is an E.
To make an E major chord an E minor chord, just lower the G# to a G natural. (see illustration below)
The Natural Symbol
A note is natural when it is neither flat nor sharp. Natural notes
are the notes A, B, C, D, E, F, and G represented by the white keys on
the piano keyboard. A natural sign cancels a proceeding sharp or flat as in the A major and A minor chord illustration shown above.
Click the play button for the video directly below to see and hear The Eb Major 5-Finger Scale and Broken Chord.
Click the play button for the video directly below to see and hear the Eb major 5-finger scale played with the Eb major and Bb7 chords.
Click the play button for the video directly below to see and hear The Rhythm Exercise in Eb Position.
This is an ear training exercise.
The slower you move,
the faster you'll progress!
One of the biggest mistakes that adult piano students make is moving too fast.
In this course, students will progress by learning new chords every week, but the focus will be on 2-chord songs, then 3-chord songs, then 4-chord songs, and so on!
The slower you move, the faster you'll progress!
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