In the last lesson I informed you that I would explain what I meant using a 1-4-5 progression. In order to do that let’s backtrack somewhat to after we learned the C major scale. In learning the size, we gave the notes names. The notes may also be numbered. The first note of any any scale is its root. In our case, the primary note is C. If we count from C we’ll arrive at seven after we get for the B note. The scale repeats itself at 8, which is the same note as being the root, but an octave above where we first played it. Chord progressions receive as numbers that it is easier to transfer them into any scale. Our 1-4-5 progression is made from the chords based on the very first note, the 4th note, as well as the fifth note of the C Major scale. Those notes are C, F, and G. Chord progressions are often given using roman numerals which is how they is going to be represented for the remainder on the lessons.


Now you are aware what our I-IV-V progression is and ways to play it, I am going to educate you a simple song. Going as slowly as you would like play a C chord twice, accompanied by an F chord, the C chord twice again, followed using a G chord, and handle with a single C chord. Play around your set of chords for just a little bit. You can add variations, like playing the left hand note twice rather than once before trying out the next chord, or playing every individual note in the chord separately rather then all at once. When you be happy with the song you could start to research simple melodies.

You could possibly be wondering how one even begins to try out melodies. We’ve all heard toddlers pounding away at toy pianos and making horrible noises; how could you be sure everything you play is going to be pleasing for the ears. The truth is, I’ve already given you the secret. The notes in the scale automatically complement the other, plus the notes of the chord automatically sound well your chord. Play the song again. This time takes place left hand to learn the root as before, though your right hand rather then playing the chord or playing everyone note in the chord if you want, take part in the notes in the chord in almost any order that that suits you. When you locate a pattern, or melody, that you prefer, continue throughout the chord progression and play that pattern of notes together with the notes that comprise the chord you might be playing.
In just a couple of short minutes you’ve got went from investigating a piano keyboard and wondering in which you start, to learning where Middle C is, the C Major scale, some chords, a chord progression, and finally a straightforward song. As you discover more scales and techniques you are going to be able to flourish on what we’ve learned and make more complex music. So, fiddle with what we have learned today. Get comfortable moving between chords that I have taught you to date and then return and see what I have available for you in the subsequent lesson!