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Introduction to Piano Basic Triads

"The Importance of the Basic Elements of Music"

Learning how to play piano has always been hard because of the mathematical properties of Music.

Even Physics applies to Music!
"The Law of Gravity" applies to counterpoint to measure the levels of stability of the chords.  

The "Law of Gravity" effects can be felt in music.
Once we move out of the tonic "gravity starts to pull down immediately, " and it pulls even harder if we are on a dominant chord.

But when it comes to playing the piano it is more useful to see music as a language.
Although music is not a language semantically, we use the syntactic area of our brain when improvising on the piano.

When we play, we use the area of the brain that interprets the structure of sentences.
The brain region that responds to musical and spoken conversation although not the same, they overlap.

The mathematical approach to music theory is useful for Harmony and Counterpoint in music composition.
But playing it's a different neurological process "it is more helpful to relate music to words than to E=mc2."

Music words are mathematical expressions on themselves. 
By shifting our perception when we see music as a language, we allow those laws of math and physics happen in the background, out of the way of our creativity.

Music has words, grammar, and syntax.
Harmony and counterpoint are the grammar and syntax of the music, and we need them to make sense of these words and give them a structure to create sentences and phrases.

The words form by making syllables using the intervals, primary triads, chords, and scales.

All the essential elements have to be part of our subconscious for us to be more fluent in the language.
To do that we have to know how "all" of these triads relate to each other.

"Speaking is a "global process" we need to know "all of the 12 triads", major and minor.
"Not just the major triads of the major scale" or "the minor triads of the major scale." We need to be familiar with how their relationship sounds.


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  1. Abraham Aidoo

hi I really love your lessons. I am a fresh beginner and have able to read to understand the concept without any body's before finding your lessons. Please is there anyway i could download and be trying them myself on my piano?

Thanks and God...

hi I really love your lessons. I am a fresh beginner and have able to read to understand the concept without any body's before finding your lessons. Please is there anyway i could download and be trying them myself on my piano?

Thanks and God bless you.

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