Tag Archives: color tones

Four ways to improve left hand arpeggios

There are certain musical elements that are so versatile and useful that basically every real life pianist needs to know them. I say “real life pianists” because I am referring to those of us who don’t sit in ivory (pun intended) towers playing Bach all day but rather play in the every day situations of […]

Using the 2nd/9th to end a song

I hope that you are practicing what I taught in the last lesson about using the 9th in specific voicings.  Don’t worry if it takes a while to get–those voicings will become instinctive and will greatly help your playing.One thing I want to mention at this point is that there is one particular finger you […]

Adding the 9th

As we continue working through “Take My Life,” I will be showing you potential color notes to add.  Today, I want to give you a few specific voicings for adding the 9th. Remember that the 9th is just a complicated way of saying the2nd. (you call it a 9th rather than a 2nd when a […]