Play Chord Piano Fast With This Easy to Use Technique!

By: Edward Weiss

Techniques. Some of them are more useful than others. Especially when it comes to piano playing. What you're about to learn is a special way of forming chords at the keyboard that will have you playing chord piano in no time.

It's called the open position chord and it's exactly what its name implies - a chord structure that covers more than 2 octaves of the keyboard and uses both hands right away.

The open position chord (or OPC for short) is not an easy chord position to master at first, but once you get it in your hands, you'll be well on your way to playing chord piano.

Let's take a look at how we might go about learning this new technique. Take a look at my free piano lesson "Reflections in Water." Here we have 4 open position chords in the Key of C major. You'll notice the play button along with keyboard diagrams. Listen to the OPC and notice the sound. It's quite modern isn't it?

Now take a look at the keyboard diagrams and familiarize yourself with this chord. Once you get a feel for this chord structure you're left with how to use it. This is the fun part! What I did in the lesson "Reflections in Water" is simply to play the OPC's and improvise melody using notes from the C Major scale. That's it! That's all that's required to create your own unique music.

You see, learning the OPC makes it all the easier. Because you have such a wide note spread between your fingers, it allows you to make "more" music so to speak than if you were to use triads or closed position chords.

Even the audio part where I just play the chords is musical. Many of you want to learn how to play piano using chords. I suggest starting with the OPC because it gives you instant satisfaction on the keyboard!



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