ABRSM Grade 1 Scales & Broken Chords


C Major Broken Chord

Right Hand

Begin by playing the three positions of the triad of C: root position, first inversion and second inversion. Watch your fingering! The first inversion uses the 2nd finger in the middle; the others use 3rd finger. Here is an exercise to help your hand get used to the positions. Hold onto the thumb as you tap the other fingers: Let’s practise the broken chord in different rhythms – SLOW-quick-quick and quick-quick-SLOW: Left Hand Begin by playing the three positions of the triad of C: root...

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