Piano Chord Alterations

Instructor
Jonny May
Course
Level 2
6

Making sense of chord extensions and alterations can be confusing when you’re first getting started. In this course, Jonny simplifies the concept by teaching the most common chord alterations used in jazz and popular music. You’ll master each altered voicing by first finding the easiest way to identify it, and then practicing the concept with helpful exercises in 2 positions.

Course Objectives
  • Understand how to find the most common chord alterations
  • Learn the dominant 7(b9), dominant 7(#9), dominant 7(#11), and dominant 7(b13) alterations
  • Discover the combinations that work best, along with tricks to finding alterations
  • Practice with exercises in 2 positions, and around the circle of fifths
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Chords
  • Exercises
  • Lead Sheets

Course Lessons

1
Chord Alterations – Lesson 1
21:11

What is a chord alteration?

2
Chord Alterations – Lesson 2
43:51

Dominant 7(b9) Chords

3
Chord Alterations – Lesson 3
30:50

Dominant 7 (#9) Chords

4
Chord Alterations – Lesson 4
41:17

Dominant 7 (#11) Chords

5
Chord Alterations – Lesson 5
51:59

Dominant 7 (b13) Chords

6
Chord Alterations – Lesson 6
22:46

Alterations around the circle exercise

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