Playing simple 4 chord progressions can open up so many possibilities for students. It can lead them to a better understanding of music and it can give them the skills they need to recover from a mistake in a performance or accompany a singer.
One of my favourite activities for piano lessons is chord composing. In fact, I have a full course to show you how to teach this inside my Inner Circle community.
In this podcast, you can hear one module from this course and learn how to teach your students the 3 most common pop chord progressions.
If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below.
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Whether you’re at the gym, on the bike or in the car, I know that you and your students will get lots out of what you learn in the long run.
Just make sure you try out some of the ideas before they get lost in the business of your next lessons!
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If not, does the idea of teaching like this appeal to you? What way do you teach chords to students at the moment?
Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.