Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Adding to Your Repertoire of Sound!

There are a lot of ways to play chords. How many ways? An infinite amount. So how do you find new ‘sounds’ you like?

I usually start students off playing seventh chords in open position. This gives you a nice open sound that’s perfect for the beginner who wants to express in a modern musical language.

But open position chords are far from the only sound available to pianists. Far from it.
In your next new lesson, I’m going to show you how to use the humble triad to create a sound you would not believe is actually coming from this simple structure.

The trick is what I do with it! It’s a different ‘sound’ than what I’ve been teaching you. Somewhat reminiscent of the classical composer Debussy, these interesting triads are used to create an ambiguous, ethereal tone. Something you can use and add to your repertoire of sound. It’s coming very soon. Stay tuned!

Edward Weiss is a pianist/composer and webmaster of Quiescence Music's online piano lessons. He has been helping students learn how to play piano in the New Age style for over 15 years and works with students in private, in groups, and now over the internet. Visit now and get a FREE piano lesson!


  1. I'm curious how you get an ambiguous, ethereal sound out of a triad. I can't wait for the lesson.

  2. You can take a 'sneak peek' at the lesson here -