How to Play Major 5-finger patterns and chords on piano

Learn how to construct any Major chord on the piano using Major 5-finger patterns. Pull up a keyboard and play along with Mario Ajero. More online piano lessons are available on The Piano Podcast via iTunes or
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  1. Nice video.

    I'm enrolled in a keyboard Beginner Level II course in September through a local Adult Learning Center. The course runs once a week for 11 sessions and mostly for older people. There will be a lot of retirees (people already have grandkids) with nothing better to do on a Monday night but to go for art or music classes to socialize with each other.

    I have taken some lessons in the past so this video is a refresher what to expect for my first session learning with a group.

  2. Yes, a piece of Classical music can be arranged like a pop tune. There were 2 pieces that come to mind: Beethoven Symphony #5 first movement as a techno effect & Minuet in G in a pop tune (re-done as C).

    Looking at the history of Western music most performances were done in church until Italian opera came along. Most repertoire were performed for the nobility. A composer may be employed for life for a king or duke.

    Pop music is recorded for the mass-market and musicians rely on sales.

  3. classical or popular music??? can a song not be both???
    also wen talkin about half steps you say between e and f is one of the few places where there is no black key between the whites, its the only place this happens unless you mean for each scale.

  4. In this video, it's an older model Yamaha Clavinova CVP-207 Digital Piano. They recently released the 600-series of the CVP Clavinovas, and they're awesome.

  5. Yes, taking piano lessons on a regular basis from a professional piano teacher is still the most effective way to improve your skills in playing piano. To find a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) through MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), do a web search for "MTNA Certified Teacher" to find one in your area.

  6. Hi Mario. I have purchased a beginners book for learning to play the piano. I've learned the 5 finger numbers for both hands and I can label the notes on my practice songs in the book. My problem is that when I start to practice, I sometimes hit the wrong key an I can't coordinate playing with both hands. Should I take piano lessons from a professional? Please help me.

  7. I just uploaded a new video that I hope addresses your questions. Go to my channel to see it. Let me know if that clarifies what I said.

  8. thanks for replying.
    So what did you mean when you explained that you play its inversion with the letter after the (/) primary?
    Ex. if you had G/B i believe you said you play the chord as BDG in that order. Does this mean we can play chords with a slash either way?

  9. The first letter before the slash tells you what chord to play. So G/B means to play a G Major chord (GBD) but it has to have a B in the bass. If you play the bass B in your left hand, depending on your voicing you can spell the right hand however you want as long as you have a G and D. I haven't seen the B2/A much but I'm assuming it's the same as a Badd9 (BC#D#F#). If it has a /A, then it needs an A in the bass.

  10. Hi your an awesome teacher!
    In one of your videos (i forget which one) you briefly mentioned how to play chords that have (/) sign. something like G/B which you said meant you play it with the 2nd inversion. i was told the 2nd letter is the note you do with your left hand & the 1st not you do with your right hand. can you explain?
    How would you play B2/A?
    B2 on right and A chord on left?
    PLEASE explain how to play notes with a slash (/) in beween! PLEASE & THANK YOU

  11. You're welcome. I'm trying to work on an iPad book(s) that contains some fundamental piano lessons along with videos similar to this one that you might be interested in. Stay subscribed to my channel or 'Like' me on Facebook, and I'll be happy to share details with you in the future.

  12. Glad to hear it helped. I'd be curious what else you are covering in your piano class. If there's another concept that I can cover to help out, let me know.

  13. Great video my friend. This helped me solidify these for my actual Piano class. I love the pace you teach at, makes it very easy to understand.

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