Much music of the past 250 years, and most popular music is homophonic, meaning that a melody is supported by an underlying voice that offer harmonic and rhythmic support.
If you have been playing piano for a little while, you probably have heard of a chord. To bring us all up to speed, a chord is a group of usually three or more simultaneously occurring notes.
Keeping it simple, if you have ever played the notes, C, E, G at the same time, you’ve played a C chord. This article deals with smooth transitioning of chords.
There are entire courses and studies devoted to learning how to change chords as smoothly as possible, but we will focus on some simple and enlightening approaches on how to do this on the piano. [Continue reading]