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Play Piano 10: Improvise on Love Story By Ear in Minor Key

Improvise Over the Chord Progression of Love Story in Minor Key. Learn how to go from minor Key to Major Key with 2-5.
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Rosa Suen
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IMPROVISE over the chord progression of Love Story
FIGURE out the Chord Progression of Love Story by EAR
PLAY the Chord Progression of Love Story
APPLY 2-5 Power Chords into the song Love Story
USE Target Tones to Improvise to create new melody lines
CREATE new melodic lines with target tone approach
DO Turn Arounds in empty bars
FREELY improvise over a song using chord progression
PUT in 2-5-1 Major Chord Progression
PUT in 2-5-1 Minor Chord Progression
WALK the bassline to create drama
PLAY by ear a Minor Key Song
MAKE use of empty bars to do turn arounds

Play Piano 10:  Play Popular Songs By Ear Using Chord Progression!  Improvise & Put 2-5 Power Chords to “Love Story – Where Do I Begin”  + WORKBOOKS

I have developed this Amazing 2-5 Power Chord Reharmonization Method to help you gain success to playing your favorite standards.

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 2-5 Power Chords are found in many standards and popular movie themes.  They make rich full sounds that will captivate your audience wanting more.

In this song “Where Do I Begin – Love Story”, I show you how to take a tune from its basic harmony  ( I  IV  V7 )  to advanced sophisticated chords.  

Where Do I Begin” is the theme song of a romantic drama film called Love Story.  The song was first introduced as an instrumental theme written by Francis Lai.  The lyrics were written by Carol Sigman, after the the

First, we need to establish a harmonic foundation to the song with basic chords so that you understand how complex chords come into play.  

I also put in a section on Easy Improvisation.  I show you different ways to improvise around the chord progressions so that you learn “tone motion voice leading”.  Even when you don’t play the actual melody of the song, you can hear the song in the background when you play the harmonic chord progressions. This is a good ear training program to help you play many standard and pop songs by EAR.

Learn 2-5 Power Chord Rules & Chord Substitutions to “Love Story Improvisation“.  

In this song, I teach you how to use 2-5 Power chords to reharmonize the song from the harmonic basic chord foundation.

In the full arrangement, you will discover that this song is written in minor key and changes to a major key at the bridge. 

Learn how to change from a minor key to a major key in a song.  

You will be playing the following chords: 

  • CM7

  • Am

  • Am7/G

  • A+

  • F6

  • E7

  • E7b9

  • Bm7b5

  • Dm7

  • G9

  • G7b9

  • C6

  • Gm7

  • C7b9

  • FM9

  • F#11

  • B7

  • C+

Come on in and join us,
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Introduction and Overview of the Course

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Introduction & Overview of the Course
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Introductory Workbook 1 - Power Chord Method & 2-5 Slide Rule
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Rosa's 2-5 Power Chord Step by Step Method Manual
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Rosa's DIY 2-5 Power Chord Slide Rule Template

Basic Chords & Sheet Music to "Love Story"

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Workbook 2 - Lyrics & Improv Sheet Music to "Love Story"
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Section A - Basic Chords
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Section A1 - Basic Chords
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Section B - Basic Chords

Improvisation Skill 1: Improvise on the Basic Harmonic Structure of the song

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Workbook 3 - LH Basic Chords Improvisation to Love Story
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Tone Motion Voice Leading
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Section A: LH Block Chord
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Section A’: LH Block Chord
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Section A: LH Open Ballad 10th
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Section A': LH Open Ballad 10th
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Section B: LH Open Ballad 10th
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Entire Song Improvisation: A, A’, B, A

Improvisation Skill 2: RH Improvise on the Basic Harmonic Structure of the song

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Workbook 4 - RH Improvisation with Chord Tones to Love Story
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Right Hand Improvises on Chord Tones
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Section A: RH Improvises with Chord Tones
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Section A’: RH Improvises with Chord Tones
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Section B: RH Improvises with Chord Tones
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Flowing Improvisation – Vary Rhythm

Improvisation Skill 3: Put 2-5 Power Chord before C

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Workbook 5 - Fun Activities
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LH Closed Voicing Video Demo
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Line 2 Bar 5: Dm7 G7
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Line 5 Bar 1&2: Dm7 G7
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Line 5 Bar 4&5: Dm7 G7
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Line 6 Bar 2&3: Dm7 G7

Improvisation Skill 4: Put 2-5 Power Chord before F

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Workbook 6 - Fun Activities
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LH Closed Voicing Video Demo:
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Line 5 Bar 3: Gm7 C7
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Line 6 Bar 4: Gm7 C7

Improvisation Skill 5: Put 2-5 Power Chord before G7

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Workbook 7 - Fun Activities
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LH Closed Voicing Video Demo
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Line 2 Bar 4 & 5: Am7 D7 G7

Improvisation Skill 6: Put More 2-5 Power Chords in Line 1

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Workbook 8 - Fun Activities
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Line 1 Bar 1 & 2: Am Chord Substitution
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Line 1 Bar 3: E7
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Line 1 Bar 5: Am Chord Substitution
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Descending Bassline:
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Line 1 Minor Chord Progression
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Final Chord Chart for Line 1

Improvisation Skill 7: Put More 2-5 Power Chords in Line 2

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Workbook 9 - Fun Activities
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Line 2 Bar 1 to 2: Bm7b5 E7
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Line 2 Bar 3: Bm7b5 E7
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Line 2 Bar 4: Am7 D7
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Line 2 Bar 5: Dm7 G7
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Apply Other Chord Substitutions in the empty spots
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Turn Around in Bar 4 & 5
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Final Chord Chart for Line 2
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Why the Progression works for Line 2

Improvisation Skill 8: Put More 2-5 Power Chords in Line 3

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Workbook 10 - Fun Activities

Improvisation Skill 9: Put More 2-5 Power Chords in Line 4

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Workbook 11 - Fun Activities
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Line 4 Bar 1 to 2: Bm7b5 E7
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Line 4 Bar 3: Bm7b5 E7
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Line 4 Bar 4: A+
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Line 4 Bar 5: A7b9
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Final Chord Chart for Line 4
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Why Chord Progression for Line 4 works

Improvisation Skill 10: Put More 2-5 Power Chords in Line 5

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Workbook 12 - Fun Activities
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Line 5 Bar 5: Bm7b5 E7
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Line 5 Bar 2: G9, G7b9
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Line 5 Bar 3: C6
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Line 5 Bar 4: FM9
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Final Chord Chart for Line 5

Improvisation Skill 11: Put More 2-5 Power Chords in Line 6

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Workbook 13 - Fun Activties
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Other Chord Substitution in Line 6
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Why the Progression works for Line 6

Improvisation Skill 12: Put More 2-5 Power Chords in Line 7

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Workbook 14 - Fun Actvities
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Line 7: B7 to E7

Final Chord Chart with all the 2-5 Chords to Love Story

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Workbook 15 - Fun Activities to Final 2-5 Chord Chart

Reference Resource Video - 2-5 Power Chord for 12 Keys

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Piano Practice - Play Along
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Major 2-5-1 Left Hand Smooth Voicing
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Minor 2-5-1 Left Hand Smooth Voicing
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Left Hand - 12 Dominant 7 Chords
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Left Hand - 12 Minor 7 Chords
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Left Hand - 12 Minor 7 Flat 5 Chords

Congratulations & Conclusion

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