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Jonny May

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of E Major with the scale, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with an original tune, “In the Country.”

Course Objectives
  • Explore how to play in the key of E major
  • Learn the scale, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions
  • Discover an original tune in the key of E, "In the Country"
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Lead Sheets
  • Scales
  • Songs
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Another good fundamentals course
Another good chance to explore the "feel" of a key in a few different ways. Also, a fun introduction to the piano style of Floyd Cramer. Before I took this course, I'd never heard of Floyd Cramer, but I'd definitely heard his style. It was fun to see the simple technique that gave him his distinctive sound.
Fundamentals can be fun!
I loved how both instructors broke down multiple ways to approach using the chords, working in the slip notes and making it our own by experimenting with left hand grooves. I don't remember playing in this key signature much, and they made it easy by counting aloud and helping me get the hang of that.
Great course!
Excellent explanation of chords progressions and inversions. Fun and satisfying to play.
Thorough and Fun!
Great Song In The Country. A technique called playing with slip notes. Real country Floyd Cramer Style. So worth it all!!!
Fun Country Tune
Excellent introduction to 6/8 time signature with a fun country tune to learn.
secrets revealed!
Being shackled to the written music has suppressed my creativity. I learned several tricks, such as, how to find the key of a song based on the last note written in the key signature. I also gained an understanding of how to explore chord progressions and left hand creativity with a few bass patterns. In the end, I realized that the magical Floyd Kramer sound can be captured in simple, elegant, and predictable harmonies. I can play the written music; Now I can explore ways to implement that beautiful improv that’s been trapped inside my head.
Made sense and spurred me on to play with chord
Great explanations of how you can develop further

Course Lessons

Key of E Major – Lesson 1

Major Scale – 1 Octave

Key of E Major – Lesson 2

Major Scale – 2 Octaves

Key of E Major – Lesson 3

Diatonic Chords

Key of E Major – Lesson 4

Common Chord Progressions

Key of E Major – Lesson 5

Performance Piece

Key of E Major – Lesson 6

Inversions, Primary Chord Progression, In The Country Application

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