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Navigating Chord Progressions

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5 Videos | Length: 44min 25sec
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    Introduction

    Tom welcomes you and outlines the format of the series. He then presents the four foundational principals when learning to navigate chord sequences, and of course, the importance of using the ear!

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    The Basic Progressions

    Tom now explores the most common chord progressions starting with the I, IV and V chords, and then examines the minor chords, seventh chords, and the chord sequences derived from these chords.

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    Examining a Bit of Chopin

    Tom reveals how the simple concepts outlined in Basic Progressions can apply to a seemingly more advanced harmonic sequences as Chopin uses in his Nocturne Opus 9, No.2. Discretionary dominants, passing tones, and the commonly used sound of the IV chord moving from major to minor are further explored.

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    Applications to Jazz Chord Progressions

    Moving on, Tom expands the lessons into the language of Jazz and presents familiar chord progressions that are often used within Jazz Standards. Tom also provides examples of more advanced chords and sounds that can be put on an alternative "list", allowing the student to have a wider musical vocabulary.

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    A Must Know for Rockers

    Wrapping it up, Tom presents an example of a commonly used and simple rock progression that is a must know for all rockers, folksters, and hopefully, jazzers as well. From James Taylor, to Leonard Skynnard, to the Rolling Stones, this progression has given life to lots of great songs and jams!

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Theory pro Tom Regis reveals some of the most common but most important chord progressions and how to train your ear to instantly recognize them, so you can better understand their structure and apply them to your own compositions!

Tom starts off by welcoming you and then bestows upon you the four foundational principles when learning to navigate and identify different chord progressions, including the importance of using your ears.

Next it’s on to the basic progressions starting with the I, IV, and V chords, and then minor chords and the sequences commonly used for them.

Tom then goes way back and reveals how the simple concepts outlined in basic progressions can apply to seemingly more advanced harmonic sequences such as those used by the great composer Chopin.

You’ll then jazz it up by looking into the language of Jazz and its familiar chord progressions, including those that are often used in the great Jazz Standards.

Finally, Tom shows you a progression that is a must know for all rockers, folksters, and hopefully, jazzers as well. From James Taylor, to Leonard Skynnard, to the Rolling Stones, this progression has given life to lots of great songs and jams.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re ready to better understand and recognize chord progressions and broad song structure, this is the series to watch. Get “Navigating Chord Progressions” today!


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Navigating Chord Progressions is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Was very useful Helped me to the next step in understanding chords.
Date published: 2021-08-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Spice up your playing. Tom is fabulous. I really like his presentation style. His approach is concise and on point in delivery. Love the way he jumps from musical style to style to explain the use of the same progressions in various musical genres. Masterful training. Sure to spice up your playing.
Date published: 2020-12-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful definitely helps when you're also learning ear training
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Inspiring and Informative Tom Regis is a great teacher who so inhabits the groove. He makes musicality accessible and doable. Thank you so much.
Date published: 2018-11-03
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Insightful! Tom's tutorials never fail to impress. Always a great insight into different ways of playing. The only problem for me is that it's sometimes difficult to follow what he's doing.
Date published: 2018-10-07
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from Directive This is the first time I've personally come across this guy, and maybe I should have watched his earlier videos first. I just got the feeling that perhaps this set of videos is an afterthought, and maybe should have been included in the said earlier videos.
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Back to basics at its best
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from street wise piano It would be helpful in conjunction with your piano teacher especially If they are hung up on the classic style of training all the time. It would be helpful if You could slow the video down in order to see the chords more clearly. Learn to improvise and move away from sight reading.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from excellent starting point A private lesson in chord progressions with Tom Regis. An excellent starting point for further practice. Additional leadsheets would be helpfull.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from helpful Shows some basics with a lot of knowledge. at all too short would appreciate more in-depth insights.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very nice Very nice and usefull. Would be great if you could show the actual chord progressions writen out or maybe even have them as downloads.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from good it's an interesting course even if I'm a beginner musician and I do not understand English very well...
Date published: 1969-12-31
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