Piano – Rhythm and Groove Charts
Learn how to play Pop, Rock, Reggae, Blues & Funk Rhythms
This video teaches how to play a variety of pop, rock, reggae, blues, and funk rhythms over the same chord progression using the I, V, vi, and IV chords in the key of G major ( G, D, Em, C). This is one of the most prolific chord progressions in contemporary music. This progression is at the heart of hundreds of popular songs including “Let it Be” (Beatles), “Don’t Stop Believin” (Journey), “With or Without You” (U2), and “No Woman, No Cry” (Bob Marley) to name a few. Have fun with it and try to come up with other songs that use this same progression. Enjoy!
The IROCKU Groove Charts are great practice for playing in a rock band!
Play the chords in the first inversions in your right hand. Play the root of each chord in your left hand.
Play the chords in all inversions in your right hand. Experiment with left hand bass lines using the notes of each chord.
Experiment by improvising using different scales in the right hand. The G Major Pentatonic scale is a great scale to work with.
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Learn how to play rock and blues piano from one of rock’s greatest. Chuck Leavell, legendary keyboardist for The Rolling Stones, The Allman Bros, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and more.