The amazing Broken Chord Ballad
Although this tune sound complicated, it is very easy to play. This is a fancy-sounding tune and is guaranteed to knock everyone off their chairs!
Learning to play the tune using only one chord will make it easier to play the rest of the sequence. Think about the C chord in your right hand.
Play the notes separately, one at a time, instead of playing them simultaneously. This is what we call a Broken Chord.
Here is a depiction on what it looks like in Music Notation:
Do the same, but now using only your left hand.
· Play the C note with your WEE finger
· Play the E note with your MIDDLE finger
· Play the G note with your THUMB
That was it for Part 1! Now onto part two.
Before you tackle part two, be sure to have the ability to play the Broken Chord with both hands.
This part is a bit more exciting. We’ll be using a Sweeping melody line by making use of broken chords. Here are 4 steps below:
1. Play a Single C note two octaves to the left of middle C with your Left Hand using any finger.
2. Play a broken C chord one octave up from that note using your right hand.
3. Now raise your left hand over your right and play a broken C chord one octave up with your left hand.
4. Lastly, sweep your right hand under your left then play a broken C chord one octave up using your right hand.
Test your ability by playing this pattern with the F Chord. Start with the chord of F with your left hand on the low side of the keyboard.
Play the tune using the chord sequence below.
This is how it looks like in Musical Notation: