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Old 05-16-2009, 04:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Playing Guitar chords on Piano

Hello !

I am trying to play guitar chords on piano and its quiet succesfull untill I met chords like "D/A" or "C/G" or even "C/Bb" all of them I have no idea how to play (on a piano !).

Can anyone help me ?



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Old 05-16-2009, 08:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You play the note after the slash as the bass note. Your examples would be a D chord over an A bass, C chord over a G bass, C chord over a Bb bass.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You play the note after the slash as the bass note. Your examples would be a D chord over an A bass, C chord over a G bass, C chord over a Bb bass.
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It should be super ****ing easy to do on piano if you can on guitar.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The real question comes down to which of the umpteen different inversions/phrasings suit you're need best. transposing guitar chords to piano is really not too difficult.
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It's certainly one of the easiest ways to learn to play piano. Learn some left hand patterns for the chords (as written for guitar players), play the one note melody over the top and you have something that is passable as piano playing to the bulk of the population. Add some harmony and you'll sound pretty damned good. Certainly good enough to bash out pop, rock, blues etc.

You can then easily make the transition to playing by ear. Figure out the one note melody, add the chords underneath (long melody notes will be a note of the chord) and work from there.

In my mind, guitar is bloody hard by comparison. The only "cheat" I've seen in my first few months of learning is using a capo. Even simple open chords with basic strumming patterns are difficult to get sounding good when starting.

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Old 05-17-2009, 07:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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In addition to the question of this thread, i`d like to add...

I know heaps of so called `piano` players who had lessons as a kid - but ask them now to play 12 bar blues or boogie woogie or improvise and they look at you with the blank expression. So sad. Shame on you 70s & 80s piano teachers, teach THE BLUES!!!
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks I think I got it now
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