To understand how to add interest and contrast to a chord sequence

In this lesson, you will learn how to add interest to a chord sequence through the use of extended chords, varying rhythms and accompaniment patterns. You will put this into practice on a DAW (digital audio workstation).

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Q1.How can you work out a triad on a keyboard?

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Q2.How do we label the three notes in a triad?

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Q3.What is an inversion?

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Q4.Which of these is an F major triad, in inversion?

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Q5.What is one benefit of playing chords in inversion?

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Q6.What is voice leading?

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Q7.What two notes do A minor and C major triads have in common? Use the keyboard to help you.

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Q8.What note of the F major triad would you change to make the chord into a D minor triad? Use the keyboard to help you.

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Q9.When you decide on your inversions to make good voice leading, what is the main thing you need to consider?

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Q10.What would poor voice leading sound like?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Question 9

Question 10

Q1.How can you work out a triad on a keyboard?

1/10

Q2.How do we label the three notes in a triad?

2/10

Q3.What is an inversion?

3/10

Q4.Which of these is an F major triad, in inversion?

4/10

Q5.What is one benefit of playing chords in inversion?

5/10

Q6.What is voice leading?

6/10

Q7.What two notes do A minor and C major triads have in common? Use the keyboard to help you.

7/10

Q8.What note of the F major triad would you change to make the chord into a D minor triad? Use the keyboard to help you.

8/10

Q9.When you decide on your inversions to make good voice leading, what is the main thing you need to consider?

9/10

Q10.What would poor voice leading sound like?

10/10

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Quiz:

How can we add interest to a chord sequence?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Question 9

Question 10

Q1.What is an inversion?

1/10

Q2.What is an extended chord?

2/10

Q3.Which of these is an extended chord?

3/10

Q4.Having two chords in the bar instead of one increases the .........

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Q5.How can you vary the accompaniment?

5/10

Q6.Which one of these is a C6 chord? Use the keyboard to help you.

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Q7.Which one of these is a Fmaj7 chord? Use the keyboard to help you.

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Q8.Which one of these is a Csus4 ? Use the keyboard to help you.

8/10

Q9.What is a walking bass?

9/10

Q10.What are chords with added pitches called?

10/10

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How can we add interest to a chord sequence?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Question 9

Question 10

Q1.What is an inversion?

1/10

Q2.What is an extended chord?

2/10

Q3.Which of these is an extended chord?

3/10

Q4.Having two chords in the bar instead of one increases the .........

4/10

Q5.How can you vary the accompaniment?

5/10

Q6.Which one of these is a C6 chord? Use the keyboard to help you.

6/10

Q7.Which one of these is a Fmaj7 chord? Use the keyboard to help you.

7/10

Q8.Which one of these is a Csus4 ? Use the keyboard to help you.

8/10

Q9.What is a walking bass?

9/10

Q10.What are chords with added pitches called?

10/10

Lesson summary: To understand how to add interest and contrast to a chord sequence

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