Tuesday, November 15, 2005

An Easy Way to Get the New Age Sound

When I first stumbled upon the Open Position Chord, I knew I had discovered something special! Here was a chord that had its notes spread out over 2 octaves! With this much space, the sound that is produced is beautiful and wide open - hence the name of the chord. And it's perfect for the New Age style of piano playing!

For example, in Lesson 26: "Rabbit in Snow," we use the OPC to create with. The chords are chosen. The key is set (A Major). Now all that is left to do is improvise. Click here to read the rest of this article.

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