Piano Lesson Two - White Black White Group

(Chords A, D, & E) (Download Lessons on the botton of this page)

Download all the WBW study sheets at the bottom of this page, and practice them as a group. Practice these over and over so they become rote memory. Play them frequently, and enough to memorize the inversions and arpeggios and 1-4-5 chord studies by feel so before long you don't even need to look at the music to practice them. Just look at the music enough, so you can know what to plactice, but not once you know the patterns, memorize the way they feel and play them that way instead of reading them note by note. Play them slowly at first, but try to stay consistent in tempo. Start with the right hand alone, then when you feel you are ready, do the same with the left hand. Then when you are ready, do both hands together. When you are familiar with them you can try chaining the inversions and arpeggios together, staying in tempo, and going from the chord A to D to E, then back to A. Make up your own chord progressions. Stay in the key of A by starting and stopping your chord progressions in lesson two on A. As long as you do that, you can mix up the chords A D and E any way you want and they will sound fine. They are a chord family. In the key of A, A is the one chord, D is the four chord and E is the five chord.

When you have some success under your belt with these, or when feeling brave enough, go on to lesson three for the next group. You will find all these inversions, arpeggios, and scales in the music I have posted on the Piano Music Page of this web site. That will answer a lot of questions about how to use these studies in real music and give you insights about how to flow from one chord to another as you play real music and deal with fingerings and timings etc.

With what you studied in lesson one, you have six chords to deal with so try to use all six chords, arpeggios, and scales, as you experiment with using all six chords. Have fun! When you get this second lesson into your fingers, you will be half way done with learning all 12 Major Chords, and at that point you will be able to use these and their minor forms (just flat the third of your Major triad) to modulate from one key to another and be able to play in any key with a full knowledge of where you are in the music. Keep up the good work...yes it's work, but hopefully it's fun work.

WBW Easy Warm Up

WBW inversions

WBW 1-4-5 Chord Study 2a

WBW 1-4-5 Chord Study 2b

WBW 1-4-5 Chord Study 2c

WBW Left Hand Arpeggios 2a

WBW Left Hand Arpeggios 2b

WBW Broken Chords

WBW Arpeggio Study

WBW Scale Study

WBW Octave Inversions