Learning to Play Your JUNO Practice Pieces
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This PDF contains 10 lessons on
learning how to play the keyboard.

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[Lesson 0] How to use your fingers
[Lesson 1] Let's play simple chords
[Lesson 2] Let's play triads
[Lesson 3] Dynamics
[Lesson 4] Extending triads
[Lesson 5] Play one chord using both hands
[Using Pedals]
[Lesson 6] Inversions
[Lesson 7] Bass
[Lesson 8] Wariety of rhythm
[Lesson 9] Tension Chords
[Lesson 10] Performing Chords by Left Hand
[Performance Example]
[For Improvisation]
Here we explain how your fingers should be placed on your JUNO keyboard before we start Lesson 1.
You can skip this page if this is something you already know.
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The typical blues consist of just three chords, I, IV and V which respectively correspond to C, F and G in the key of C.
While the 7th chord is usually used in playing the blues, for now let's try with the three simple chords.
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We played three chords progressions in lesson 1.
However, there are still a lot of other chords in the world.
Let's play other basic chords called triads.
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Adding dynamics brings life to your expression on keyboard.
You will see your music start to shine with good expressions.
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A simple triad produces pure harmony.
They are good for music that require those harmonies.
In more refined music, using something
a bit more complex is often required.
We will learn about the 7th chord in this chapter.
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Now we know the gorgeous sounds of 7th chords. However, it's
not always easy to play four notes by just using your right hand.
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A chord is composed of 3 or 4 notes. Even when you change the order of the notes that compose the chord, the harmony is kept. Let's make the chord easier to play based on this idea.
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We haven't explained this to you yet, but you already know it because you have already done it. Lesson 7 explains about "bass" that is played by your left hand.
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Well, we are now able to play the chords and the basses. Now let's add some rhythm to spice up your practices!
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You are moving to a much more advanced level from this chapter and on. Let's play chords that are more complex than 7th chords today. Enjoy the richer sound played by your fingers by adding the sound of tensions.
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Learn to play accompaniment chords by the left hand so you can play the melody by the right hand. It's your solo performance time.
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