From http://www.PlayPianoTODAY.com, this is the first of two piano lesson overviews for the lesson titled “How to Match up Chords with any Melody”. This is a critical skill if you are a songwriter or find yourself in a situation where someone wants you to be able to put chords underneath a melody. In this first chapter, we’ll look at the foundations, including 3 specific techniques that will help you match up simple chords with any melody. In the second chapter, we’ll be looking at advanced techniques, such as simple and advanced chord substitution, secondary dominants, etc. Enjoy!