Monday, February 20, 2006

Create A Fantastic Sounding Piano Improvisation Using Just One Chord!

You'd be amazed to find out that some of the most complex sounding pieces of music are actually simple to create. Take the piano lesson "Caverns" for example. Here we use just one chord in the left hand to create a harmonic foundation for the right hand improvisation.

The right hand plays both melody and bass notes but the left is just playing one chord. The sound that is created is full and rich! But how can this be? After all, only one chord is used. The secret is in how the chord is played. We use a simple ostinato pattern to create the backdrop. Now this backdrop is the key to the whole piece.

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