Best Free Piano Lessons Learn to Play Left Hand Piano Arpeggios (1/2)

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To all viewers (Dec. 2016): I’ve re-recorded this video with better resolution and audio! Just follow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcirPr31Gi0

In this piano lesson, you will learn how to play some interesting piano arpeggios by breaking up simple chords into interesting patterns. This discusses some basic arpeggio left hand patterns to get you started. This video is the first part. You can find the second part here:

Part 2/2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8erPyInlM7k

So, what’s the secret to really getting those interesting left hand piano arpeggios going? The answer is: to break them down into manageable chunks! By working on your left hand piano technique, you can really turn a dull chord into a much more lively arpeggio. This is achieved by developing a solid understanding of what notes can and should be “moved around”, and what sort of connecting-notes can be inserted between them.

Another great idea for building rich sounding piano arpeggios is using templates: several patterns, complete with fingering, are suggested throughout the video. Next time you run into a chord you’ll know exactly how to rearrange its notes to yield a pleasant sounding result.

If you want to learn more about arpeggios, starting in Wikipedia is always a safe bet:
“An arpeggio /ɑrˈpɛdʒɪoʊ/ is a musical technique where notes in a chord are played or sung in sequence, one after the other, rather than ringing out simultaneously. This word comes from the Italian word “arpeggiare”, which means “to play on a harp.” An alternative translation of this term is “broken chord.”
For the full discussion, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arpeggio

There are some other great piano lessons on Youtube dealing with left hand arpeggios and piano technique. If you want to build some finger dexterity, try my lesson:

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Learn how to modulate between keys using the 2-5-1 progression:

Cool jazzy but simple piano voicings:

Visit my channel for more music and piano lessons!
http://www.youtube.com/user/MangoldProject

Also, check out the homepage of The Quiet Revolution of songwriter Tal More, with whom I have a few joint songs:
http://thequietrevolution.com

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