# The Logic Of Piano Accompaniment

## The Logic Of Piano Accompaniment gives you a simple, logical approach to piano accompaniment

Logic Of Piano Accompaniment

1. There are seven notes in the scale and you can
build a chord (triad) on each note.

Chord                   I      II      III      IV      V or V7      VI      VII
Scale degree       1      2       3        4       5                  6         7

2. After you finger one chord, there are six
other chords that you can change to.

3. Here are the six things (seven things) that you can do to get
to those six chords.

3a. You can move 1, 2 or 3 fingers up.

3b. You can move 1, 2 or 3 fingers down.

3c. You can add a 4th finger.

4. Every chord is a 3rd, 5th or 7th away from
the chord that you are fingering.

4-1. You move 1 finger up (+1) to get to the chord
a 3rd down.    I  to  VI      E.g.  C  to  Am.

4-2. You move 1 finger down (-1) to get to the chord
a 3rd up.  I  to  III      E.g.  C  to  Em.

4-3. You move 2 finger up (+2) to get to the chord
a 5th down.    I  to  IV      E.g. C  to  F.

4-4. You move 2 finger down (-2) to get to the chord
a 5th up.    I  to  V       E.g. C  to  G.

4-5. You move 3 finger up (+3) to get to the chord
a 7th down.    I  to  II        E.g. C  to  Dm.

4-6. You move 3 finger down (-3) to get to the chord
a 7th up.    I  to  VII        E.g.  C  to  Bdim.

The chords a 7th away are adjacent chords.

4-7. You can also add a 4th finger for the
numbered chords 6, 7, 9, 11, 13.

I  to  V7         E.g.  C  to  G7.

5. Every chord will contain the 3rd or 4th scale step

The V7 will contain the 4th scale step.

There will also be three adjacent notes that are contained in every chord.
You can use these notes as anchors.

#### This is Diatonic Harmony.

(1) The fingers always move in the same direction.
(2) You always move to the next scale tone.

#### Non-Diatonic Harmony

Non-Diatonic Harmony is a little more complex.

(1) The fingers don’t always move in the same direction.

I  to  III Major        E.g. C major to E major.

(2) You move to non-diatonic tones (b5, #5, b9, #9, b7).

Please use the Roman Numerals for chord names. It makes transposing much simpler, and less things to remember.

Use the letter names for documentation and reference.

#### It Is Not Rocket Science

Piano accompaniment is all about what you can do with your fingers.

Associate the sound you hear with the finger movement, and you will be playing by ear.

# The Logic Of Piano Accompaniment

## The Logic Of Piano Accompaniment gives you a simple, logical approach to piano accompaniment

Logic Of Piano Accompaniment

1. There are seven notes in the scale and you can
build a chord (triad) on each note.

Chord                   I      II      III      IV      V or V7      VI      VII
Scale degree       1      2       3        4       5                  6         7

2. After you finger one chord, there are six
other chords that you can change to.

3. Here are the six things (seven things) that you can do to get
to those six chords.

3a. You can move 1, 2 or 3 fingers up.

3b. You can move 1, 2 or 3 fingers down.

3c. You can add a 4th finger.

4. Every chord is a 3rd, 5th or 7th away from
the chord that you are fingering.

4-1. You move 1 finger up (+1) to get to the chord
a 3rd down.    I  to  VI      E.g.  C  to  Am.

4-2. You move 1 finger down (-1) to get to the chord
a 3rd up.  I  to  III      E.g.  C  to  Em.

4-3. You move 2 finger up (+2) to get to the chord
a 5th down.    I  to  IV      E.g. C  to  F.

4-4. You move 2 finger down (-2) to get to the chord
a 5th up.    I  to  V       E.g. C  to  G.

4-5. You move 3 finger up (+3) to get to the chord
a 7th down.    I  to  II        E.g. C  to  Dm.

4-6. You move 3 finger down (-3) to get to the chord
a 7th up.    I  to  VII        E.g.  C  to  Bdim.

The chords a 7th away are adjacent chords.

4-7. You can also add a 4th finger for the
numbered chords 6, 7, 9, 11, 13.

I  to  V7         E.g.  C  to  G7.

5. Every chord will contain the 3rd or 4th scale step

The V7 will contain the 4th scale step.

There will also be three adjacent notes that are contained in every chord.
You can use these notes as anchors.

#### This is Diatonic Harmony.

(1) The fingers always move in the same direction.
(2) You always move to the next scale tone.

#### Non-Diatonic Harmony

Non-Diatonic Harmony is a little more complex.

(1) The fingers don’t always move in the same direction.

I  to  III Major        E.g. C major to E major.

(2) You move to non-diatonic tones (b5, #5, b9, #9, b7).

Please use the Roman Numerals for chord names. It makes transposing much simpler, and less things to remember.

Use the letter names for documentation and reference.

#### It Is Not Rocket Science

Piano accompaniment is all about what you can do with your fingers.

Associate the sound you hear with the finger movement, and you will be playing by ear.

# Why Is Piano Accompaniment So Difficult?

Why is piano accompaniment so difficult ?
In theory it is quite a simple process.

There are seven notes in the scale.

You can form seven chords on those seven notes.

After you finger the first chord,                                         (I)
there are six other chords that you can change to.

You can move 1, 2 or 3 fingers up.                                     (VI  IV  II)

You can move 1, 2 or 3 fingers down.                                (III  V  VII)

And sometimes you can add a 4th finger.      (6th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th)

That looks quite simple. So why is it so difficult?

Of course you still need to train your fingers to make the moves.

And that comes with repetition (practice).

Stop playing the FOOL and go play the PIANO.

Piano Lesson 1

# Mother’s Day Song Project 2017

## Learn to play a song for her by Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017

Mother’s Day Song Project 2017

Misbehavin’

The Air That I Breathe

All Of Me

All The Things You Are

And I Love Her

And I Love You So

At Last

But Beautiful

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

(They Long To Be) Close To You

Cruisin

Don’t Know Much

Earth Angel

Endless Love

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

From A Distance

Happy Together

Here, There And Everywhere

A Hundred Pounds Of Clay

I Can’t Stop Loving You

I Just Called To Say I Love You

If I Were A Carpenter

Imagination

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Just The Way You Are

Land of the Sea and Sun

Lean On Me

Let My Love Surround You

Little Green Apples

Lollipops and Roses

Midnight Train To Georgia

Make It With You

Misty

More (Theme From MONDO CANE)

One Love

Only You (And You Alone)

Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)

Save the Last Dance for Me

Something

Spanish Harlem

The Way You Look Tonight

These Foolish Things

They Didn’t Believe Me

This Guy’s In Love With You

Through The Years

Till There Was You

To Love Somebody

To Sir, With Love

Unchained Melody

We’ve Only Just Begun

What A Diff’rence A Day Made

When A Man Loves A Woman

When I Need You

When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver

Wind Beneath My Wings

The Wonder Of You

Wonderful Tonight

You Are My Sunshine

You Are So Beautiful

You Make Me Feel Brand New

You Raise Me Up

You’re the Inspiration

Yours

(You’ve Got) The Magic Touch

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# Songs For Easter 2017

## Songs For Easter 2017 by Rockmaster

### Learn to play a hymn by Easter April 16  (Western), April 16  (Eastern)

Songs For Easter 2017 by Rockmaster

All The Way My Savior Leads Me

Amazing Grace

Blessed Assurance

Down by the Riverside

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

How Great Is Our God

How Great Thou Art

In The Garden

It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)

Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Kumbaya

The Old Rugged Cross

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Take the Name of Jesus With You

Victor’s Crown

What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Whispering Hope

Music Projects

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Easter[nb 1] (Old English usually Ēastrun, -on, or -an; also Ēastru, -o; and Ēostre),[1] also called Pasch (derived, through Latin: Pascha and Greek Πάσχα Paskha, from Aramaic: פסחא‎, cognate to Hebrew: פֶּסַחPesaḥ)[nb 2][2][3][4] or Resurrection Sunday,[5][6] is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.[7][8]It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

The week before Easter is called Holy Week, and it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper,[9][10] as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.[11] In western Christianity, Eastertide, the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the fiftieth day,Pentecost Sunday. In Orthodoxy, the season of Pascha begins on Pascha and ends with the coming of the fortieth day, the Feast of the Ascension.

Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts in that they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian calendars which follow only the cycle of the sun; rather, its date is determined on a lunisolar calendar similar to the Hebrew calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325) established two rules, independence of the Jewish calendar and worldwide uniformity, which were the only rules for Easter explicitly laid down by the council. No details for the computation were specified; these were worked out in practice, a process that took centuries and generated a number of controversies. It has come to be the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs on or soonest after 21 March,[12] but calculations vary in East and West. Details of this complicated computation are found below in the section Date.

Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for “Easter” and “Passover” are identical or very similar.[13] Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church,[14] and decorating Easter eggs, a symbol of the empty tomb.[15][16][17] The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection,[18][19] traditionally decorates the chancel area of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide.[20] Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades.[21][22][23]There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally.

# Valentine’s Project 2017 by Rockmaster

### Learn to play a song for your valentine by Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Project 2017

Learn to play a song for your valentine by Valentine’s Day – Tuesday, February 14

Play piano accompaniment to some great love songs using Rockmaster Piano Chord and Tabs

Ain’t Misbehavin’

The Air That I Breathe

All Of Me

All The Things You Are

Always On My Mind

And I Love You So

At Last

But Beautiful

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Change Partners

(They Long To Be) Close To You

Cruisin

Don’t Know Much

Earth Angel

Endless Love

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Fools Rush In

The Girl from Ipanema

Happy Together

Help Me Make It Through the Night

Here,There And Everywhere

A Hundred Pounds Of Clay

I Can’t Stop Loving You

I Just Called To Say I Love You

I Say A Little Prayer

If I Were A Carpenter

I’ll Never Smile Again

Imagination

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Just My Imagination

Just The Way You Are

Knock Three Times

Land of the Sea and Sun

Lean On Me

Let My Love Surround You

Let’s Stay Together

Little Green Apples

Lollipops and Roses

Makin’ Whoopee

Midnight Train To Georgia

Misty

More (Theme From MONDO CANE)

Natural Woman

Nothing Takes the Place of You

One Love

Only You (And You Alone)

Our Day Will Come

The Power Of Love

Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)

Save the Last Dance for Me

Say Something

Something

Somethin’ Stupid

Spanish Harlem

Stardust

Stealing Love

The Tide Is High

The Twelfth of Never

The Way You Look Tonight

These Foolish Things

They Didn’t Believe Me

This Guy’s In Love With You

Through The Years

Till There Was You

To Love Somebody

To Sir, With Love

Too Young

Turn Me On

Unchained Melody

Waiting In Vain

We’ve Only Just Begun

What A Diff’rence A Day Made

When A Man Loves A Woman

When I Need You

When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver

When You’re Smiling

The Wind Beneath My Wings

The Wonder Of You

Wonderful Tonight

You Are My Sunshine

You Are So Beautiful

You Belong To Me

You Make Me Feel Brand New

You’re the Inspiration

Yours

You’ve Got A Friend

(You’ve Got) The Magic Touch

Valentine’s Project 2017 by Rockmaster

I will be adding songs from time to time, but if there is a song that you would like to play for your valentine but is not on my list, please send me an eMail and, if I have it, I will add it.

# We Are The World Piano Chords

## We Are The WorldPiano Chord Tabs by Rockmaster

### Piano accompaniment for We Are The Worldwith Piano Chord Tabs by Rockmaster

We Are The World Piano Chords and Tabs

Listen and play along

Singers

Pop

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We Are The World Piano Chords and Tabs