are when you play notes together on a keyboard at the same time.
Start with THIRDS; this is when you play
any note, MISS OUT the note right next to it, but play the NEXT one as well:
like C (miss D) and E. Hold down C and E, and you will hear a pleasant,
cheerful, enjoyable sound.
Try this with any “1st and 3rd” notes, and you will get the same kind of
sound. Not near the bottom end of the piano – too muddy. Not right at the top
end – too twittery. Stick round the middle.
Now try playing “one-finger” tunes, with the same two fingers.
Tap the rhythm of “Jingle bells” !
Another good one is “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket”.
Now you are playing in THIRDS, and these
The next stage is to play Three-Note Chords,
; Play one (miss one) Play one (miss one ) Play one. THREE notes at the same
Maybe C+E+G, or F+A+C (“doh + me + Soh”) or anything like that.
Play around, have fun, enjoy the sounds.
Then watch out for my next article about which different Three-Note Chords
you will need for your song.