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Piano Skills and Ear Training #2

This is video #2 in my Piano Skills and Ear Training series.  This week I will show you how to play the I-V7-I chord progression (Perfect cadence) in all 12 keys using smooth voice leading.  THEN – we will play and SING the bass notes in Moveable Do Solfege.  The perfect cadence is in pretty much EVERY song from classical to rock, so this lesson will be great for you to train your ears to hear it and your hands to play it!

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What Piano Skills do Singers Need?

It’s no secret that I have a passion for teaching singers to play piano.  It has been an amazing adventure to teach my voice students of all ages and levels to play piano, and to empower my friends and colleagues to advance their keyboard skills to enhance their songwriting, performance and teaching.  I have even spent countless hours building online courses on the subject!  I think the #1 reason for the success of my methods is that I investigated the question “What Skills Do Singers Need?”  In this video, I am going to take you through the 4 skills EVERY singer needs to have and then I go genre by genre to share the skills that everyone needs – from pop singers to classical singers, from choral conductors to early childhood educators and music therapists.

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