Piano – Rhythm and Groove Charts
Learn how to play a Pop Piano Rhythm
This video teaches a basic pop rhythm progression using four chords in the key of G. The I chord(G), the IV chord(C), the V chord(D), and the vi chord(Em). This progression uses a very simple four to the beat left hand and breaks up the chords (also known as arpeggiating) in the right hand. The arpeggiated chords are all played on the beat and we progress from playing quarter notes in the right-hand to playing sixteenth notes which adds more texture to the pattern. Enjoy!
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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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