EZ Piano Method

EZ Lesson 25
Broken Chords

The term 'Broken Chords' may sound a little odd, but all it means, is that a chord is broken up into two parts. Usually the bass, or lowest note is played on it's own and then the other two notes are played together.

Here is an example of a 'Broken' C Major chord, in     or, Waltz time.
Broken chords are played with the same fingers you would use when playing a 'normal' chord.

You may find it hard, at first, to play these without accidentally pressing on all three notes at once, but with a little practice, you will soon get very used to it

In this C Major broken chord, the C is played using finger 5, and the E and G, are played together, using fingers 3 and 1, as shown in the video.
In the next lesson, (EZ Lesson 26) I will explain a new musical symbol, called a 'Tie', before posting a new tune using broken chords, in EZ Lesson 27
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