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Piano Accompaniment Styles for 50 Great Songs

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Uploaded on Feb 15, 2012

How to accompany a singer using rhythmic patterns. Learn chord & bass line techniques for the 50 songs listed below. Go to http://bit.ly/22heT08 for the rest of this acclaimed course.

This 2-part tutorial moves faster than my other lessons. I use some of the songs listed below (the ones with a star) to teach the styles. Then, you can apply the same rhythmic patterns to other songs on the list, and countless more as well. I even tell you where to get free lead sheets, transposed to your key and ready to print out.

(NOTE: Wikifonia.org, the site I mention on the video for free chord sheets is discontinued. I'm now recommending UlitmateGuitar.com)

Many of these songs use only 3 or 4 chords--the same chords used in the Axis of Awesome video in which they play dozens of pop classics using just 4 chords.

00:12 Introduction and lists of songs & styles.
01:19 Chord review, plus one new chord (vi).
03:10 Step 1: Get the chord changes for your song. Where to get free lead sheets. Playing by ear.
04:26 Step 2: Transpose (put the song into your key).
05:13 Step 3: Match up the song with a rhythm style.
05:04 4/4 POP BALLAD STYLE: *Auld Lang Syne, *Hey Jude, *Imagine, *Let it Be, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Blowin' in the Wind, Aloha Oe, My Hometown, Mother (John Lennon), Red River Valley, Can You Feel the Love Tonight
09:37 3/4 TIME (WALTZ FEEL): *Silver Bells, *Cielito Lindo, *Piano Man, *Amazing Grace, Clementine, Waltzing Matilda (chorus), Home on the Range, Edelweiss.
12:29 Recap of Part 1, preview of Part 2

Part 2 of this tutorial is at http://bit.ly/22heT08

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