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CPTP138: What is 4 Chord Composing All About?

By Tim Topham | Creativity

Sep 07

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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.

In this episode, you’ll learn

  • What the 4 Chord Composing approach is
  • How the course is structured
  • What this type of teaching can do for your students
  • How to teach the most common pop chord progressions
  • How to integrate chords into your teaching

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Transcript

If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below.

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Thank you for Tuning In!

There are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, and I’m grateful that you’ve chosen mine.

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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Have you tried 4 Chord Composing?

If not, does the idea of teaching like this appeal to you? What way do you teach chords to students at the moment?

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About the Author

Best-known for his blogging and teaching, Tim is also a well-respected presenter, performer and accompanist based in Melbourne, Australia. You can check him out on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.