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Piano Chords Workshop

Class Name:

Piano Chords Workshop

This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to read chord symbols and be able to play off of a lead sheet. Lessons will include recognizing chord symbols, how to follow along on a variety of chord charts and how best to navigate between chords on the piano.

Instructor:

Stephanie Gerry

Schedule:

4 day workshop for ages 12 to adult- July 25th through 28th from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m.

Class Size:

Minimum 3, Maximum 8

Age Range:

12 to adult. This is an intermediate workshop. Participants need to have basic knowledge of the piano with a year or two of experience with the instrument.

Materials Required:

Piano: Instruments are provided for class, but students will need to have access to a piano or keyboard in order to practice between sessions.

Course Objectives

*How to build Major and Minor chords on the piano

*How to determine what each chord symbol represents

*Reading/Playing from several kinds of lead sheets

* How to choose inversions of chords for easier transitions

*Tips on playing with other musicians when reading from a chord sheet