One Minute Mini Lessons
These little One Minute Mini Lessons are designed to answer your questions about playing piano. They reflect the Instant Piano philosophy, and in many cases include ideas taken from our library of courseware. Specific references are given where appropriate.
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Key of the Song
Blues Form (Part One)
Blues Form (Part Two: Seventh Chord Variations)
Blues Form (Part Three: The Blues in Other Song Forms)
Classical Piano Lessons versus Pop Piano Lessons
Arpeggios, part 2
Practice (Part Two)
Must I Play a Chord Every Measure?
The Blues Scale
The Blues Scale (continued)
The Blues Scale: The Relation to Minor Chords
The Blues Scale: How to Transpose It
The Blues Scale: Using it in Major Keys
Tuning Your Piano
Do I Need to Know Chord Inversions?
What Are the best Chord Inversions to Learn First?
Where Do Major Chords Come From?
Easy Christmas Songs
More About Scales
Scales and Minor Chords
Five Slash Chord Playing Strategies
Typical Slash Chord Progressions
Play by Ear in Minor Keys
More Confusion about Inversions
Key changes and modulations
Chords of a Higher Order
Too Many Chords in a Measure, Part 1
Too Many Chords in a Measure, Part 2
The Third Inversion
Right Hand Fingering, Part One
Right Hand Fingering, Part Two (Improvising)