In this lesson, I will show you Bach’s #1 Harmony Technique using 3 EASY chords on the piano.
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Every guitarist NEEDS to know how to play this on the piano as well as the guitar. Why? Allow me to explain 🙂
I mentioned in my last video “My #1 Music Theory Trick for Guitarists” that the very best music theory hack for guitarists is to just SIT AT THE PIANO every day and explore.
The guitar fretboard is a grid, and you can get away with playing SHAPES – and sidestep actually knowing what notes you are playing. But the piano does not let you get away with that! 🙂
Now, in today’s video I will show you EXACTLY what to practice on piano – and don’t worry, it’s easy.
You should learn to play this chord progression on piano AND guitar (in all 12 keys). It will deepen your understanding of harmony and add beauty to your music.
- 0:00 Intro
- 0:40 This may be the MOST important Harmony lesson you’ll learn
- 2:59 The COSMIC connection of I, IV and V chords
- 4:32 Why is this Bach’s #1 Harmony Technique?
- 5:55 How often does Bach use I, IV and V chords?
- 7:13 Which kind of root movement does Bach use most often?
- 8:44 The CARDINAL SIN most guitarists make – moving parallel
- 9:20 The #1 Rule for moving harmonies a 5th apart
- 10:20 Adding the bass voice & double the root
- 11:55 The full progression & exercise to practice
- 13:14 3 ways to play this progression
- 14:39 Your assignment – play it in 12 keys 🙂
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