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The Piano Player Newsletter Issue #66, Learn Chord Piano
March 14, 2022

Tips & Tools for Piano Players

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"The Piano Player" Issue #66, March 2022

In This Issue:

How to Learn Chord Piano for Beginners

Learning about piano chords and how to use them to play chord piano is a fun and useful way to play the piano.

Chord piano is what playing chords on a guitar are for pianists. It's fun and a lot easier than you might think.

Sure, we still can't drag the piano with us to the campfire or the beach like a guitar, but it's still fun and a great social skill to have; accompanying singing, for example.

In this month's issue, you'll get tips and techniques on how you can begin learning chords. You'll also learn more about chords, get a printable piano chords chart, and why Roman numerals are used to read and play chords in progressions to play in any key.

Happy chording,


Easy Piano Chords for Beginners

Learn piano chords for beginners in this fun and easy piano lesson for adult beginners.

As you complete this lesson, you'll know how to actually accompany a four chord song (Amazing Grace) with basic piano chords, as well as how to play a melody with a simple chord accompaniment.


Piano Chords Chart for Beginners

Here's a printable piano chords chart (PDF) for beginners. In this easy piano lesson, you'll get tips on using chord charts for when you are playing.

You'll also learn how chords are built and get tips on how to start playing chord piano.


Roman Numerals Chords for Piano

What are roman numerals chords and how and why are they used in piano chord progressions?

Since there are a lot of other numbers involved when playing chords, roman numerals are used to represent steps on the scale, as well as the chord built on that step.


Got Piano Questions?

Ask your piano related questions here: Piano Playing Q & A

Piano Question of the Month

Learning Chord Notations: The Roman Numeral V

I'm teaching myself music theory (best I can). Piano is my instrument. I'm (hopefully temporarily) stuck learning all the of the various chord notations (triads, 7th, inversions, etc. etc.)

Please answer this question. It will help me with "context." Please tell me all that one can know about the simple symbol V? Thanks so much, Jean


Piano Sheet Music

Sheet Music: Jeux Interdits

From Virtual sheet music this month, you'll get a well known, beautiful composition with broken chords in the right hand. A real workout.

Start by practice each group of 3 notes (in the right hand) at the same time as a "blocked" chord. This makes it easier to learn and remember.

Next, when you play one note at a time "broken"- you need to bring out the melody in the top notes (keep the top notes a little longer.)

You can listen to the piece before you download, but keep in mind that you can (should) play the piece much slower than the example.

Jeux Interdits (Spanish Romance)

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Happy Practicing,

Your Online Piano Coach,


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