#3 Play PIano Trick: Rosa's Octave Rhythmic Dramatic Drum
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#3 Play PIano Trick: Rosa's Octave Rhythmic Dramatic Drum

Use Rosa's Octave Drum to create a dramatic atmosphere using bass sounds. Dance and rock LH rhythmically in Octaves.
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Created by Rosa Suen
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 35 mins on-demand video
  • 9 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • PLAY dramatic bass
  • USE octave bass technique
  • PLAY in low basses
  • RHYTHMICALLY play octave bass
  • KNOW how to vary the octave drum
  • APPLY octave drums to different songs
  • VARY the Octave drum technique to different songs
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  • Students need to have some basic chord knowledge

#3 Piano Style Rhythm:  Create Dramatic Atmosphere to Songs Using Left Hand Octave Bass Sounds

Pianists often wonder how they can flow and create moods to their piano playing.  For Late beginners, if you find that you are always 'stop and go' in your piano playing, you must learn the Octave drum patterns to get your LH moving in the flow.  You need to train your Left Hand to keep moving in rhythm!

In this course, I will get your Left Hand moving in easy different patterns to create dramatic effect using also the Power 5 tone.

Here's the Secret:  Use Rosa's Octave Drum Rhythmic Effect - It's the THUMB!

  • Learn how to use Left Hand Drum Octave playing to create a dramatic atmosphere!
  • Learn how to let your Left Hand Dance easily to create a Dancing Effect to the song.
  • The Thumb creates that drum effect!

Follow the Step by Step Practice to get your Left Hand moving dramatically in the FLOW!

Section A: Get Thumb Drumming the 8

1.  Play Left Hand Octave:  1 - 8

2.  Rock with Left Hand Octave: 1 - 8

3.  Let your Left Hand Dance: 1 - 8

4.  To Play Rhythmically: Always think in Groups of 4

5.  Do not memorize and train your Hands to play in Groups of 4 - You will never miss a beat

6.  Do Octave Drum Variation with this Octave Handshape

Section B:  Add in Power 5

7.  Put in Power +5 to turn this to a power chord: 1 8 5 8

Section C:  Add in the Sweet 3

8.  Add in the sweet +3 tone: 1 8 5 3

9.  Apply 1 - 8 to the entire song: Joy to the World

10.  Apply 1 8 5 8 to the entire song: Joy to the World

11.  Apply 1 8 5 3 to the entire song: Joy to the World

12.  Learn to Play by Ear to play in the flow so that you don't play mechanically!

**Lots of Play Alongs for you to practice**

Once you can apply the Octave drum principle to this song, you will be able to apply this to your favorite song!



Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to play professionally
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction to the Course - EZ LH Octave Drum
1 Lecture 01:32
#1 Use LH Octaves To create a Drum Dramatic Atmosphere
12 Lectures 15:24
Music Score for Joy to the World

How To Create Drum Effect Using Left Hand Octaves

Piano Tip 1: Make the LH octave DANCE with deep bases!

Piano Tip 2: Use LH - L1 and L5 Octave Drum to Rock the bases rhythmically

Piano Tip 4: LH Bass Notes - Name of the Chord

Learn to Play by Ear and Feel the Rhythmic Beat!

Piano Tip 6: The Number of Times of Octave Drum For Each Chord

Play Along: Play the Left Octave Drum Bass for Dramatic Effect

Piano Along: Play By Ear with Chord Notations

Activity 1: Do A Fun Recording
#2 - Variation of Octave Drum - Use Power Chord 5
7 Lectures 09:20
How to play the Octave Drum Variation adding Power Tone =5

Piano Tip 7 Demo: Add the Power Chord +5

Piano Tip 8 Demo: Left Hand Index Finger Hits the 5th Tone

Piano Tip 9 Demo: 1858 Octave Variation with Chords of Song

Piano Tip 10 Demo: Think in Groups of 4 to play by ear in the flow!

Play Along Using My Play by Ear Method

Play Along: 1858 Octave Variation Drum in Joy to the World
#3 Variation of Octave Drum with Dancing 3rd Tone - 1853
7 Lectures 11:35
How To Play Octave Dancing 3rd

C Chord Play Along: 1 8 5 3

G Chord Play Along: 1 8 5 3

Piano Demo: Apply 1853 to Joy to the World

Play by Ear: Joy to the World - Play Chords in Groups of 4

Piano Demo of 1853: Joy to the World with Chord Notations

Congratulations & Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:26
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About the Instructor
Rosa Suen
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Best Seller Music Teacher, 35 Years Pianist, 25,00+ students

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.