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  1. 14 hours ago, Little John said:
    16 hours ago, gcoover said:


    Chords can also be played outside the root triad, and across the two ends, but that's a little trickier to show, better to just experiment and find what you like!



    Using the root triads - the triangles shown in these diagrams - is a starting point, but rather limited. Two variations to consider, right from the start in my view, are:


    1. Spread chords. Starting with the triad (triangle) as shown, take out the middle note and instead play it an octave higher (on the other side). Can often sound mellower than the basic triad.


    2. First inversion. Starting with the triad as shown take out the bottom note and play it an octave higher (on the other side).


    These two techniques, along with the root triad, will allow you to play a more satisfying accompaniment where the top note of the chord (or the bottom note or even both) follow a musical progression.


    REALLY HELPFUL TIPS!   Thanks from Mary-Louise


  2. On 7/14/2019 at 4:27 AM, Randy Stein said:

    So my suggestion has nothing to do with a video. I suggest learning and practicing arpeggios in each key. Major, minor, and add the dominant 7th. Once you are comfortable with the fingering you now have your chords structures. Later you can add in diminished chording as well. 



    Thanks Randy for your help.

    It has been suggested to me before that I should learn the scales first and then practice the chords.   A good start!   I shall do just that!



  3. On 7/13/2019 at 12:04 AM, John Wild said:



    This is a link to a chart for a standard 48-button treble. The tenor treble has one extra button at the lower end of each row.


    On the left, across the 4 rows, these would be D#, D, F, F#

    On the right, across the 4 rows, these would be C#, C, E, Eb


    Thank you John for your information.

    I also found your link to Kettle Bridge interesting.   Am assuming this takes place somewhere in America?

    Many thanks.   Regards Mary-Louise

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