LUMI Coach tutorials show you how to play chords on piano or keyboard

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Learn to play piano chords

Introducing new interactive lessons

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9th December 2022

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Do you want to learn how to play chords on piano? The latest LUMI lessons will teach you how to do just that — and each one is fully-interactive, easy-to-understand and great fun!

Led by our friendly coaches Matshidiso and Emily, there are 36 new bitesize tutorials to explore with LUMI Membership. Not only will you learn the basic music theory behind chords, you’ll learn by playing famous songs and taking on absorbing challenges, building essential skills as you go. Like all lessons in the LUMI app, you can follow your coaches fingers and use colors as a guide.

What's included in the new lessons?

Learn how to play major chords, minor chords and diminished chords. Discover how to make a triad from a root note, third and fifth — and how chords fit into key signatures. Try out different techniques for performing chords to make an accompaniment more interesting, including arpeggios. You’ll even start to touch upon some more advanced music theory, including chord progressions and inversions.

Songs featured include Mamma Mia by ABBA, Hello by Adele, Blinding Lights by The Weeknd, Feel So Close by Calvin Harris, Cheap Thrills by Sia, Beautiful by Christina Aguilera, Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics, Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran, plus classical tunes by the likes of Chopin.

Where do the lessons fit into the LUMI curriculum?

These new lessons form Stage 5, the latest part of the guided curriculum of LUMI lessons. Stages 1 to 4 include hundreds of beginner lessons that cover reading notes, rhythm, finger positioning, hand coordination, key signatures and simple melodies. If you’ve already progressed as far as Stage 4, you’ll have played two-note chords before — so you’ll be ready to start Stage 5 right away.

Don’t have a colorful keyboard and a LUMI Membership? Start your piano learning journey with LUMI today.

9th December 2022

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