YouTube Channel – www.YouTube.com/ChordsGalore
Hi – this is Duane, and I’d like to take you to my YouTube channel. For those of you on YouTube that already know about how to get to channels and so on, you can tune it out right now. This is for people that don’t know about the YouTube channels and how you can benefit from them.
This is my YouTube channel, called Daily Piano Tips, as you can see at http://www.YouTube.com/ChordsGalore. There’s a picture of the guy that teaches these classes, and that would be me. You can see right above at the top … Well, maybe you can’t, but there’s 21,715 subscribers, 4,537,310 views. That’s not a lot for YouTube, but it’s a lot for a piano playing channel.
There’s a way to subscribe to our channel. On each web page, there’s a little button called “Subscribe”. I mean, on each video in YouTube, there’s a little button that says, “Subscribe to my channel,” or something like that, so just click that, and then you’ll be notified about every new video that I put out.
We have videos for beginners, as you can see here, intermediate piano players, and then music theory, what makes music tick, and advanced and semi-advanced amateur piano players. I say amateur piano players. A lot of pros learn, too, but I say that particularly because there’s lot of pros, of course, that don’t need what I have to teach, so I call it amateur stuff.
Let’s look at the beginners. One of the videos in the beginner area is learning minor chords fast, learn major chords in 5 minutes or less, 3 ways you can improve your piano playing right now without practice, how to learn intervals while you play Chopsticks.
In intermediate, there’s grace notes and turns, what those are, musical fillers, the swing bass and syncopation, 2 elements of ragtime, how many styles you can play with the same song. I go over many, many different styles that you can play on any given song. This video is about double flats and double sharps.
Come down to the music theory, what makes music tick. A lot of people say, “Why don’t I improve faster? I practice and practice, but I never get better.” Well, I address that question in this 6:40 video. Complex chords aren’t really complex once you understand what’s going on, the music theory behind the blues, double flats and double sharps, and learn … I guess I already covered that.
Okay, and advanced and semi-advanced. Disguised chord progressions, can you recognize them? There’s chord progressions that are used in various kinds of songs, and you probably … unless you’re used to chord progressions, you probably don’t know that they’re used over and over again, but they are, and this video addresses that. Somebody asked me if they can play the blues in a minor key, and I answered that, and the answer is yes. The blues scale, which scale do I use? Chord triplets, one way to fill up the empty spaces in a song, and music theory behind the blues.
That’s just a sample. I have 600 videos that are averaging 5 minutes long, so come on over to YouTube, and the channel is Chords Galore. You can just type in YouTube and then Chords Galore, and you’ll come right to this channel. Make sure to subscribe while you’re there, so you’ll be notified of every new video that I put out. Okay, thanks for being with me, and I hope this helps explain a bit. Thanks.