Play By Ear 3: Use My 3 Chord Trick to Harmonize C Key Songs On the Fly

Play songs by EAR & recognize places where chord changes in songs. Move your heart into the music. Love piano & play songs by ear to your heart's content.

Play by Ear Method Level 3:

Learn to harmonize songs with my 3 Play By Ear Chord Harmony Trick.

Are you bored to tears playing piano?

As I am writing out this page, I just received the following message from my student Barbara who has been taking my piano courses one after another:

"We are on fire with the need to accomplish goals and you are a God given teacher!! :) I seem to be having a love affair with my piano now....can't get enough and want to be with the keys all day. It's a wonderful feeling. I praise God for all the knowledge and you for sharing your talent."

Start picking up the Skill to PLAY by EAR and your piano playing is going to take off like it has for my student here. You will be in love with your piano, playing your music, making music at the piano ALL day! Believe me, I see this happening to students all the time.

Learn to play by EAR and learn how to harmonize songs by EAR! It is a very comprehensive in-depth study so that you will be able to pick up this skill IMMEDIATELY.

You need to free your mind from reading notes, free your mind from memorizing things, and just concentrate on LISTENING to SOUNDS, listening to CHORD progressions, listening to the sounds you play at the piano. This is what piano playing is about!

My students are having so much FUN and on FIRE at the piano from one course to another. This is Level 3 of part of the Play by Ear Series.

Overview of the Course:

In this course, you are going to learn about CHORDS & MELODY in Harmony!

You will pick up 34 Magic Tips & a total of 17 Songs to practice on so that you can harmonize hundreds of songs with only 3 Chords: I, IV, V7


Part A: Melody Tones vs Chord Tones

Magic Tip 1: Distinguish Melody Tones from Chord Tones

Magic Tip 2: Chords are built from scale tones

Magic Tip 3: Listen to the 3 Tone Chords

Magic Tip 4: Triad Chord Tones: R 3 5 or 1 3 5

Magic Tip 5: Triad Chords in C Key - 7 Diatonic Chords

Magic Tip 6: Many songs can be harmonized with 3 Major Chords

Part B: Tonic Chord I and its distinctive character

Magic Tip 7: Chord 1 (R 3 5) is C Chord in Key C

Magic Tip 8: Use Left Hand to Play Chords: R 3 5

Magic Tip 9: Chord 1 Harmonizes with Melody tones: 1, 3, 5

Magic Tip 10: Chord 1 is the Home Chord - Beginning and End

Magic Tip 11: Find Places where you can put in Chord 1

Magic Tip 12: Study the tones of each measure to see what tones dominant

Part C: V7 Dominant Chord and its distinctive character

Magic Tip 13: Dominant Chord is V7 in the Scale

Magic Tip 14: Formula for V7 - R 3 5 b7

Magic Tip 15: The personality of V7 Chord

Magic Tip 16: V7 harmonizing melody tones

Magic Tip 17: V7 Chord has a Tritone creating highest tension interval (4 and 7)

Magic Tip 18: V7 Dissonant Chord Moving to Stable Chord I

Magic Tip 19: V7 to I has a Perfect Cadence Sound

Magic Tip 20: V Chord harmonizes with melody tones 7, 2, 5

Magic Tip 21: V7 Chord harmonizes with melody tones 7, 2, 5, 4

Magic Tip 22: How to Write Chord Progression of Songs

Part D: Subdominant Chord IV and its distinctive character

Magic Tip 23: Chord IV Subdominant Chord - F Chord

Magic Tip 24: Chord IV Formula: R 3 5

Magic Tip 25: Chord IV in relation to Chord I & V7

Magic Tip 26: Chord IV is a travelling chord

Magic Tip 27: Chord IV has 2 movements

Magic Tip 28: Ending of a Chord Progression IV to I - Plagal Cadence

Magic Tip 29: Chord IV harmonizes with melody tones: 4, 6, 1

Magic Tip 30: Left Hand F Block Chords & RH Harmonizing Tones

Part E: Rosa's Easy Play By Ear Method - 3 Chord Melody Tone Trick

Magic Tip 31: Melody Chord Theory

Magic Tip 32: Three Chord trick covers all 7 Scale Tones

Magic Tip 33: Which chord to choose when tones appear in both?

Magic Tip 34: Chord Trick: I IV V7

17 Songs:

1. Clementine

2. Ode to Joy

3. On Top Of Old Smokey

4. We Wish You A Merry Christmas

5. Amazing Grace

6. Oh Danny Boy

7. Blessed be the Tie that Binds

8. This is my Father's world

9. Today

10. Bridge Over Troubled Water

11. Day By Day

12. Auld Lang Syne

Bonus Gospel Songs:

13. Trust and Obey

14. Be Still and Know

15. Deeper, Deeper

16. Thanks to God

17. Just As I am

Bonus Popular Songs:

18. You are my Sunshine

19. Silent Night

20. Do Re Mi

21. Edelweiss

22. Unchained Melody

23. Moon River

24. Away In a Manger

25. Yesterday

In Depth Study on these Chord Changes:

1. I to IV

2. IV to I

3. I to V7

4. IV to V7

5. V7 to I

My students tell me that my teaching and videos are very motivating and entertaining! I think what they mean is that they are learning a lot and having lots of fun.

Enroll into this course and learn all my secrets of loving piano playing,


Your Instructor

Rosa Suen
Rosa Suen

Rosa is the Pastor and Church Pianist for Christian Disciples Church in Hong Kong for over 30 years. She graduated from University of British Columbia and received her teaching certificate specializing in Chemistry and teaching English as a second language. She taught public schools in Canada for a couple of years and then went on to receive her Master's degree in Christian Theological Ministry at Ontario Theological Seminary in Toronto. She started full time ministry with her husband in 1989 and received intensive Pastoral Counselling and Discipleship Training at Christian Disciples Church. They were ordained to become church ministers as Pastors in 1996 in a local church in Tsuen Wan and have been ministering to this same congregation for almost 20 years now.

Over the years, she has gone on church missions to Mongolia, Sydney, Nepal, India and expedition trips to the Holy Lands: Israel, Greece and Turkey. Wherever she went, she found herself taking up the music ministry and became the church pianist for that church.

Many people at church have asked her to teach them to play piano. As a result of her passion in playing piano, she started developing piano courses initially for church pianists online since 2008. The piano courses are very unique because she was finally willing to share her Unique Piano Method: Color Chord Improvisation Method known as CCI. The CCI method works for all types of music: Gospel, Pop and Standards.

This Piano Method is easy, fun and creative that you learn to play piano not only from music score sheets, but to play chords from fake books and eventually to play by ear. Students all over the world have requested for courses to teach them play standards and popular songs. As a result she developed 3 Great Reharmonization Method courses for them to play from fake books and play by ear. The Dreamy Piano Techniques courses, especially the one on Autumn Leaves is her students favorite. She has a piano website at Learn Piano With Rosa where she continues to offer new courses to her students. She also holds piano workshops for her local students and train church pianists.

With her education and expertise in teaching, her students love her piano courses and found her piano lessons extremely easy and fun to play piano. They are highly motivated to play piano and playing piano had never been more fun and satisfying for them. You can read their testimonies on her website.

She is now an instructor at Udemy. Come and join her hundreds of students to play piano in a fun and creative way.

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