#10 Play Piano Trick: Music Box Dance -Alberti Bass Fingers
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Learn broken chord pattern to create music box for accompaniment. Learn special fingering in Alberti bass 3/4 and 4/4
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Created by Rosa Suen
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • PLAY music box sounds
  • USE Alberti Bass Technique
  • LEARN how to think easily in the fingering
  • PLAY in the flow without memorizing
  • PLAY in 3/4 and 4/4 Time
  • APPLY Alberti Bass in 3/4 and 4/4
  • CREATE Music Box effect easily into songs
  • APPLY music box dances to songs
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  • Have a little knowledge of chords

Learn the Music Box Dance Technique to create fun sounds to your song!

Here's the Secret:  Use Alberti Bass on the Right Hand BUT do NOT think in Chord Notes!

  • Many students have difficulty playing alberti bass because they are memorizing the chord notes
  • Memorizing chord notes will make you play mechanically
  • You need to use the Top Bottom method to play in the flow
  • Alternate your fingers like a dance
  • Get lots of practice
  • Play softly
  • And DANCE with your fingers!

Alberti Bass is a way of playing broken chords following a certain pattern. It's based on the basic 3-note chord or triad and the notes are played alternately, starting with the root of the chord like so: 1st, 5th, 3rd, 5th.  

A lot of classical pieces use Alberti Bass on the Left Hand.  In this course, you are going to play the Albert Bass on the right hand. 

1.  Learn how to play Alberti Bass with Chords

2.  Learn the pattern to create the music box dance effect

3.  Play the pattern without thinking on the exact notes

4.  Follow a pattern that always gives you the right dance

5.  Create the music box sounds with contrasting bass

6.  Think in Middle Top Bottom Top

7.  Learn how to play Chord inversion to change chords in Alberti Bass

8.  Apply Alberti Bass to 4/4 Song

9.  Apply Alberti Bass to 3/4 Song

The great news is that once you learn this Music Box Technique, you will be able to apply to your favorite songs in 3/4 or 4/4 songs.



Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to be more playful at the piano
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Curriculum For This Course
2 Lectures 01:54

Music Score for Joy to the World
#2 Beautiful Piano Classical Technique - Alberti Bass
8 Lectures 08:11
#3 Alberti Bass Playing - Moving From Chord to Chord
6 Lectures 10:03
Piano Tip 6: Use Chord Inversions when moving from chord to chord

Play Along: Alberti Bass from C to G to C to F to C

Joy to the World - First Line Chord Changes

Piano Demo: Alberti Bass of 4/4 Song - 1st line Joy to the World

Play Along: Alberti Bass of 4/4 Song

Play Along: Alberti Bass with Chords - 1st line of Joy to the World
#4 Music Box Dancing to Joy to the World
5 Lectures 10:55
Piano Demo: Play Alberti Bass to the Entire Song

Piano Demo: Alberti Bass Notation to the Entire Song

Play Along: Alberti Bass Notation to the Entire Song

Piano Demo: Music Box Dance to Joy to the Word Chords Only

Play Along: Music Box Dance to Joy to the Word Chords Only
#5 Music Box Dancing in 3/4 Songs
4 Lectures 03:10
How to Play Music Box Sounds in 3/4 Songs

Piano Demo for 3/4: Bottom Top Middle Top Middle Top

Play Along: C Chord - C G E G E G

Play Along F Chord Inversion: C A F A F A
#6 Music Box Dancing Effect to Entire Song
6 Lectures 09:07
Piano Demo: Play Away In A Manger 3/4 Music Box Sounds

Piano Demo: Play Away In A Manger with Alberti Bass Notation

Away In a Manger 3/4 Song - Use Alberti Bass

Play Along: Away In A Manger with Alberti Bass Notations

Piano Demo: Away in a Manger with Chords Only

Play Along: Away in a Manger Chords Only
Congratulations & Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:26
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About the Instructor
Rosa Suen
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Rosa is the Pastor and Church Pianist for a local community church in Hong Kong for over 30 years. She graduated from University of British Columbia and received her teaching certificate specializing in Chemistry and teaching English as a second language. She taught public schools in Canada for a couple of years and then went on to receive her Master's degree in Christian Theological Ministry at Ontario Theological Seminary in Toronto. She started full time ministry with her husband in 1989 and received intensive Pastoral Counselling and Discipleship Training at Christian Disciples Church. They were ordained to become church ministers as Pastors in 1996 in a local church in Tsuen Wan and have been ministering to this same congregation for almost 20 years now.

Over the years, she has gone on church missions to Mongolia, Sydney, Nepal, India and expedition trips to the Holy Lands: Israel, Greece and Turkey. Wherever she went, she found herself taking up the music ministry and became the church pianist for that church.

Many people at church have asked her to teach them to play piano. As a result of her passion in playing piano, she started developing piano courses initially for church pianists online since 2008. The piano courses are very unique because she was finally willing to share her Unique Piano Method: Color Chord Improvisation Method known as CCI. The CCI method works for all types of music: Gospel, Pop and Standards.

This Piano Method is easy, fun and creative that you learn to play piano not only from music score sheets, but to play chords from fake books and eventually to play by ear. Students all over the world have requested for courses to teach them play standards and popular songs. As a result she developed 3 Great Reharmonization Method courses for them to play from fake books and play by ear. The Dreamy Piano Techniques courses, especially the one on Autumn Leaves is her students favorite. She has a piano website at Learn Piano With Rosa where she continues to offer new courses to her students. She also holds piano workshops for her local students and train church pianists.

With her education and expertise in teaching, her students love her piano courses and found her piano lessons extremely easy and fun to play piano. They are highly motivated to play piano and playing piano had never been more fun and satisfying for them. You can read their testimonies on her website.

She is now an instructor at Udemy. Come and join her hundreds of students to play piano in a fun and creative way.