With all the variations in notes, timing and alterations, recent studies have shown that the 'well' of music can never be exhausted. The combinations that can theoretically exist are so close to infinite as to make no difference. Therefore, it seems reasonable to assume that you can come up with new music relatively easily.
Anyone can create and invent all types of music quickly and effectively. When we use the phrase "chord a song" all we are referring to is the simple ability to play three or four chords on a piano, accompanied by someone singing the tune. You don't need to be a concert pianist in order to be able to chord a song at the piano - anyone can create and invent all types of music quickly and effectively.
The only thing you really have to know how to do is play a couple of very basic chords and be able to move rhythmically back and forth between them. Did you know, for example, that all of the songs we have listed below (along with scores of hundreds more) can be played by using just a few chords?
*Auld Lang Syne
* Amazing Grace
* Kum By Ya
* Silent Night
* Joy to the World
When you have the basic chord to these (or any of countless others), all you have to do is add one more chord, and you will open the door to another thousand combinations of music. Just by learning a few chords you can extend your musical portfolio in a massive way.
These are just a few of the reasons why you should learn 'chord piano':
1) Once you have the knowledge, you may well feel obliged to pass it on - and you'll find that once you have mastered a few chords, imparting that knowledge to the kids or a friend is pretty easy. Also, the majority of piano teachers don't teach chords, so you can have an advantage over them.
2) Similarly, you can also play popular Christmas Carols at the Holidays - wonderful for bringing the family together at this special time.
3) You can play normal everyday songs to the kids (like Happy Birthday) while they sing along!
4) You can go as high as you like - once you have mastered the first three chords, then you'll find it easier to learn more - and the more you learn, the more opportunities for creating great music are open to you.
5) It's so easy! As we demonstrated above, it's not about learning infinite numbers of chords and sequences. Learning three is enough to get you started in a big way.
6) Piano playing is great for the brain - it helps to keep your mind active, and recent studies have shown that people who are more musically minded have more effective thought processes later in life.
7) It's a great way of socializing - whether you're in a group of friends or a family environment, its terrific when you can play confidently and effectively for those around you.
8) It's wonderful therapy for the stress of life. Imagine if you could come home from a hard day at work and unwind by tickling the ivories! Music is well known for its therapeutic qualities, and when you can play it yourself, even more so.
9) Hand-eye co-ordination - the more you play, the more co-ordination that exists between your eye and your hands. If you can go one step better, and learn to read sheet music whilst you play then your co-ordination will be superb.
10) Finally, and by no means least, piano playing is a load of fun!
Being able to play the piano properly is actually really good for you, and for those around you. And the main thing is, there is absolutely nothing stopping you starting right now, today. Just learn those first three chords and see where it takes you!