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Listening to Chords

Posted by Phil Bruni on Aug 20, 2010 11:18:00 PM

Too often folks who play piano or guitar strike chords without listening to the notes they are playing. A beautiful thing is happening when you move from one chord to another - harmonic movement of many different voices.

Therefore when you are practicing or listening to music, really listen to the harmonic movement of the notes. Especially the top note, because that will become the melody of your chord movement.