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TC226: What is 4 Chord Composing All About? (archives)

By Tim Topham | Podcast

Jan 29 2021

Topcast 226 What is 4 Chord Composing?

So many students can play well – but how many can write and compose? Do your piano students know essentials like 4 Chord Composing? Get them started easily with this simple composing framework.

Learning the essentials of chord progressions can lead students to a better understanding of music. It can also give them the skills they need to recover from a mistake in performance or accompany a singer.

One of our favourite activities for piano lessons is 4 chord composing. In fact, we have a full course to show you how to teach this inside the TopMusicPro community.

In this podcast, you can hear one module from this course and learn how to teach your students the three most common pop chord progressions.

  • [02:53] What is the 4 Chord Composing course?
  • [04:38] What makes this course different.
  • [05:39] A short background on the course modules.
  • [07:30] Feedback from teachers who took the course.
  • [08:21] How to teach the most common pop chord progressions and integrate chords into your teaching.

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    About the Author

    Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at 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.

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