Piano Songwriting & Song Accompaniment | 4 Chord Starter Kit
0.0 (0 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
55 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add Piano Songwriting & Song Accompaniment | 4 Chord Starter Kit to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

Piano Songwriting & Song Accompaniment | 4 Chord Starter Kit

Learn a simple and great sounding way to start writing songs on the piano!
0.0 (0 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
55 students enrolled
Created by Kaiwen Fan
Last updated 9/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $100 Discount: 90% off
5 hours left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play the basic 4 chords in 2 keys and their variations
  • Play the most common chord progressions
  • Add lyrics on the fly
  • Create your own chord progression
View Curriculum
Requirements
  • You should know what the notes are called and where they are on the piano
  • And maybe have some vocal experience
Description

Hi there!

My name is Kaiwen, and I've been a piano teacher for 3 years. I also happen to be a massive karaoke freak, so singing is another passion of mine. 

In this course you will learn:

  •  How to write a really good sounding song on the piano
  • All the chords you need and their variations
  • How to choose a song style
  • How to add lyrics on the fly
  • A variety of fun chord progressions
  • The chord number system

You will not learn:

  • How to write lyrics, as it is something personal and entirely up to you! :)

Have fun!

Who is the target audience?
  • Songwriting beginners
  • Aspiring Amateur Musicians
  • Anyone who wants to get started on piano but doesn't know how
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
01:02:42
+
Introduction
4 Lectures 11:07

Quick introduction to myself and the course content

Preview 03:37

Most songs use the same 4 chords!

Preview 02:29

Some of the stuff you will be able to play after this tutorial

Preview 02:14

The basic numbering

The 3 or 4 chord system
02:47
+
The 4 Chords in C (All white keys)
5 Lectures 13:35

C-Major Chord. Number 1

Preview 02:28

G-Major Chord. Number 5

G-Major (5)
01:50

A-Minor Chord. Number 6

A-Minor (6)
01:25

F-Major Chord. Number 4

F-Major (4)
01:19

This stuff adds some colour to your chords!

Inversions, Add9s, 7th (for the advanced)
06:33
+
The 4 Chords in G
5 Lectures 06:58

See G-Major in Key of C tutorials

G-Major (1)
00:34

The only one with a black key!

D-Major (5)
01:21

E-Minor Chord. Number 6

E-Minor (6)
00:57

See previous tutorial in key of C tutorial

Preview 00:21

Adding colour to our key of G chords

Inversions, Add9s, 7ths (for the advanced)
03:45
+
Chord Progressions
6 Lectures 08:55

Most common progression!

1564
01:12

6415
01:12

4565
01:45

1545
00:56

1645
01:03

Have fun with all the progressions and chords and make your own!

Do whatever you like with all these chords!
02:47
+
Playing Exercises
2 Lectures 11:52

To get you started if you don't know how to play them!

Left Handed Accompaniment
03:25

For the more advanced!

Right and Both Handed Accompaniment
08:27
+
Song Style
3 Lectures 04:01

How to play the chords in a happy fashion

Happy
01:07

How to play the chords in a sad mood

Sad
01:22

Going all in with the emotions

Preview 01:32
+
Adding lyrics on the fly
1 Lecture 02:28

A quick demo of how I add lyrics on the fly

Demo (Start simple!)
02:28
+
Summary
1 Lecture 03:46

Summary of all the stuff from the course :)

Quick recap
03:46
About the Instructor
Kaiwen Fan
4.4 Average rating
103 Reviews
1,038 Students
7 Courses
German Engineering Student with a Passion for Music

My name is Kaiwen, and I am currently studying Engineering at RWTH Aachen University in Germany and have been teaching private piano lessons for 2 years.

Music among technology and automotive design, has always been a huge part of my life, ever since I started learning to play the piano at a very young age. Over the years I have developed a deep passion for this instrument and at some point decided to experiment with popular music.

I have been playing the piano for almost 17 years alltogether and arranging my own cover songs for almost 10 years now.

Having started out learning classical music I soon discovered that playing popular music can be more fun and is much quicker to learn by ear rather than using sheet music.

Visit my YouTube channel below and see some examples!