In this piano lesson, you will learn how to play some interesting piano arpeggios by breaking up simple chords into interesting patterns. In this video I talk about inverting arpeggios, and leave you off with a drill. If you need a hint, leave me a comment! 🙂
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.”
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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: