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piano chords/ voicings

I recently inherited a piano, and am having fun messing around
with it. I got a couple books, but what I would like is something
showing some common chord voicings for two hands and how to
lead them through common progressions. No complicated chords,
just major/minor triads and possibly 7th chords. Basically I want to
play chords to some songs I already know on guitar.
Anyone know where something like this may be (book or on the
I know how to construct chords, but I'm not sure what notes to play
with each hand or what the best voice-leading may be for a
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Re: piano chords/ voicings

7/22/2007 7:53 PM

Charles Gacsi (42523) wrote:

One way might be to block the chords and use resolutions with the same hand. Example: C 6 = C, E, G, A or other arrangement. When changing to another chord such as G7, have the notes set up as B, D, F, G or D, F, G, B. Your doing this with one hand, the left, and keeping the right for the melody.

So practice the chord changes with just the left hand for the time being. Other individuals will give you other tips.

Take care


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Re: piano chords/ voicings

7/23/2007 9:07 AM

Nick Pinder (1098) wrote:

Hi Brian,

I also have a keyboard knocking about and whilst I had a few lessons as a child I can't say I've completely got my head round it. However I found a really handy site: (Sorry; can't get it to hyperlink!)

run by a guy called Duane. Yes, he is trying to flog a DVD course but his free instructional material is excellent.

He teaches the piano from a purely chordal point of view which, for those of us used to working from "real" books, makes a fair bit of sense.

I don't know if it will help, but I think it's worth a try!

All the best,