This week’s IROCKU Piano Tip looks at coloring chords with notes outside of a chord’s primary chord tones; in this video tip we look at adding the second(i.e. add 2), the fourth(i.e. add 4), and the sixth degrees of the associated scale. We show practice techniques moving from the Major Triad, to the Add 2, to the add 4, and back to the Major. Adding suspensions to major triads is a technique that introduces tension and release and is used throughout pop and rock piano playing to add additional texture to your playing.
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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.