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Chord Town

Chord Town by Anne Crosby Gaudet (for harp or piano)
Chord Town by Anne Crosby Gaudet (for harp or piano)
Chord Town by Anne Crosby Gaudet (for harp or piano)
Chord Town by Anne Crosby Gaudet (for harp or piano)
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Regular price $17.50

CHORD TOWN is a clever approach to making beautiful music with chords and patterns. As a pianist and harpist, I feel it is important to offer a practical book that is designed for both instruments. After visiting Chord Town, you will come away with a set of valuable skills to enjoy.

You'll be able to collect lead sheets of favorite songs, figure out tunes by ear, or use your imagination to improvise and compose your own music.

Chord Town offers the fundamentals to help you feel successful with chords and patterns at the harp or piano. Here's what you will learn:

  • Common ways to move through the six basic chords in C Major
  • Left hands patterns for creating beautiful accompaniments
  • How to read lead sheets
  • How to enhance a melody by adding harmony notes
  • How to choose your own chords for a melody
  • How to add introductions, endings and interludes
  • Learn cadence templates
  • Use triads and inversions for "smooth move" chords in the right hand
  • Use non-chord tones to dress up a melody
  • Using lyrics for rhythmic inspiration
  • How to expand a lead sheet with variations

Learn all of these valuable skills using familiar tunes like "Red River Valley", "Happy Birthday", "Lavender Blue", "Early One Morning", "Shenandoah", "Morning Has Broken", "The New World Symphony Theme", "Brahms' Lullaby" and "Waltzing Matilda".

Pages: 29 pages
Format: PDF (instant download by email)
Instrument: piano or harp
Level: Early Intermediate
Terms of Use: Single User License (see below)

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Permission is granted for one person to print one copy for personal use. Digital files may not be shared with others.


Permission is granted for the purchasing teacher to make unlimited copies for students within that person’s private teaching studio. Digital files may not be shared. Duplication for the purpose of resale is not permitted, except to recover direct printing costs from a student.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Susan Call Hutchison
Excellent Resource, Clear and Immediately Useful

This is a great resource for anyone who wants to be able to play by ear, accompany themselves (or others) singing, read from a lead sheet, or write your own harp or piano arrangements. This concise and immediately useful book simplifies and helps you internalize the concepts of chord building, chord relationships, chord progressions, inversions, classic left hand accompaniment patterns and hearing the chords underneath the melodies of songs. Anne is a true teacher - she introduces a concept and then lets you play with the idea and find out for yourself how and why it works. I highly recommend this book for students and teachers!

Thank-you so much for the thoughtful review, Susan. Much appreciated! - Anne

Fabulous Tool,

I love this booklet! I am an adult returning to the piano and this book has made so much “click” for me and has just opened up a whole new world in piano playing. It is very well thought out and put together. It is very easy to learn from and the concept of a book just on chords is sooooo helpful, and like I said, opens up a whole new world, full steam ahead! Thank you Anne!

Yes, learning to play with chord patterns open up a whole new world! I'm so glad you are enjoying Chord Town. Best wishes, Anne

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