4 chord composing

Workshop Resources

Key Slides/Images

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The Framework

1. How to Play Maj/Min Chords

My “B-S” Chord Method

2. Common Pop Playing & Progressions

Top 10 Pop Songs for Piano Students

Teaching Chord Progressions to Beginners – Teaching Video

3. Composing with Circle of 5ths

How to Write Your First Chord Progression – blog post 

See also my 4 Chord Composing videos and lesson plans below.

Free 4CC Lesson Plans and Videos

One of the most popular courses I’ve ever created for piano teachers has been my 10-part video course on “4 Chord Composing”. In this course I detail everything you need to teach this to students and you actually get to watch me teach my student, Will at the piano.

To find out more about the background behind this style of teaching and to you help you get started, I’ve released the first 3 lesson plans as a free download on my website.

Click here to access the videos and lesson plans.

Also look out for the free 1-hour training webinar I offer on this topic – there’s a link on the above page 🙂

Classroom/Instrumental Teachers’ Resources

Tin Pan Rhythm iPad App

Hook Theory: Progression Builder

Waay App

GarageBand – Apple App

Music Memos – Apple App

Chord Tracker by Yamaha


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