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Jonny May
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Beginner
01:39:54

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of E Minor with the scales, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with an original melody!

Course Objectives
  • Learn the natural, harmonic, and melodic E minor scales
  • Discover 4 common chord progressions
  • Explore how to play an original composition in E minor
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Groove
  • Lead Sheets
  • Scales
  • Songs
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Good lessons for beginners
I have enjoyed the chord patterns
key of e minor
nice progressions, esp. the blues scale one.
Glad I am learning
Feels like I am on the right track
Short and sweet
Easier as we progress
Lots of fun
Enjoyable songs with bits of theory thrown in. Challenging but not overwhelming.
Interesting course
I like how the piece becoming more complex, with adding RH harmony and blue scales solo
Fun Overview of the E Minor Key
Being able to play fluently in all of the keys is an important skill for the piano or when playing as part of a band. After doing this in a few other courses, I feel confident that applying the same underlying concepts of scales, chord progressions, and inversions to a fun song is making a difference in my playing. I also enjoyed the part when Yannick showed a sample improvisation using the blues scale.
Varied & Interesting
I liked the balance between this minor course which had a lot on accompaniment and the relative major course which had more on hand independence.
Loved it!
I love the modern sound...working lh and rh together. Learning about 5ths on the LH accompanied by inverted chords on the RH.
Challenge
Still work to do
Nice pace
The music choice to learn the Em is great
Fun really getting to know and get to grips with the E minor scale
Learning what seems to be basic stuff but really unlocks a whole lot of pro level playing skills.
Very useful
Everything well explained
Inspiring
I loved lesson 5 where the blues part jumped in
Same ideas - which are good - as the other fundamental courses
This follows the pattern of what has come before in the previous courses. While I wish I could have completed this more quickly, I know now that i am solid in the key of E minor, as I am now in the previous keys. Might be a slog for some, but totally worth it you cannot progress without the fundamentals.
Chords
Fantastic Course
Beautiful and challenging
Perfect explanation. No improvement needed.

Course Lessons

1
Key of E Minor – Lesson 1
15:33

E Natural, Harmonic, & Melodic Minor Scales

2
Key of E Minor – Lesson 2
17:36

4 Chord Progressions in E Minor

3
Key of E Minor – Lesson 3
19:55

Song in E Minor, Melody, Chords, Grooves

5
Key of E Minor – Lesson 5
12:04

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