Intro To Chord Progressions: Write Simple Songs On Piano
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Intro To Chord Progressions: Write Simple Songs On Piano

Learn how to write and play simple chord progressions with excitement and confidence
4.4 (7 ratings)
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653 students enrolled
Created by Eddie Makes
Last updated 11/2015
English
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What Will I Learn?
Create simple chord-based piano songs and learn chord progressions that WORK
Get comfortable with the same six chords that have been the foundation of your favorite pop songs
Understand time signature and why it can completely change the feel of a song
Create new rhythms EASILY even when you're not feeling creative
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Requirements
  • You need to have a piano OR a keyboard OR an app that allows you to play at least three notes at a time
  • You need to WANT TO LEARN about chord progressions on the piano!
Description

This course is all about beginner chord progressions and simple chord-based songwriting on the piano! By teaching you the fundamentals and giving you one simple step at a time, you'll be able to write and play your own simple piano songs that you're proud of! Imagine what it will feel like to be able to sit down and compose a new song right out of thin air.

The entire course is about two hours of video, but it's split up into easy-to-digest sections. If you're a quick learner, you can get through this course as quickly as an afternoon!

I give you the tools to succeed starting with the INTRO TO CHORDS all the way to PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: CHORDS/RHYTHM/TIME SIGNATURE. And if you EVER get stuck, I'm excited to help you get back on track.

I have a system that I would love to show you, that will make it easy to come to the piano with confidence and excitement, and to be able to make up your own chord progressions and simple songs from scratch, using chords that sound good every time!

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner pianists or people who are comfortable with playing the piano and want to learn more about chord progressions and write simple chord-based songs
  • You should NOT take this course if you want to focus on songwriting as a vocalist! This course is for creating simple PIANO songs. However, you can definitely sing ON TOP of the piano songs we will be creating, and in future courses that is exactly what I'll be teaching, with THIS COURSE as the building block to get ready for THAT course.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 18 Lectures Collapse All 18 Lectures 01:50:03
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Curriculum Introduction
1 Lecture 02:24
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Intro To Chords (Quick Overview)
2 Lectures 14:50
What Chords Do We Need To Know?
07:39

Tips For Finding Chords More Quickly
07:11
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Popular Chord Progressions + Tips
6 Lectures 27:42

The Second Chord Progression We Need To Learn
03:19

Chord Progression #3 And The Shape Of Chord Progressions
02:44

Chord Progression #4 And Bringing Chords To Life
03:22

Very Popular Chord Progression #5 And Jumping To Chords Faster
06:33

Chord Progression #6 And Why Playing Loud/Soft Affects "Speed"
07:46
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Building Your First Song By Choosing Chords
3 Lectures 24:37
The First Four Chords Together - Box Method
08:33

8 Chords Together And Shapes Of Chord Progressions
09:15

The Complete Mini Song -- Big Tips About The Start + The End
06:49
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Finding New Rhythms Quickly
1 Lecture 05:31
As Easy As Putting An "X" In A Box
05:31
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You Need To Know What Time Signature Is
2 Lectures 09:17

Quick Tips For Understanding Time Signature
04:55
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Putting It Together: Chords/Rhythms/Time Signature
3 Lectures 25:42
Follow Me And Then Write Your Own! In 4/4
07:57

Follow Me And Then Write Your Own! In 3/4
07:25

Writing In 6/8 And Ending Comments About Getting Big Results
10:20
About the Instructor
Eddie Makes
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Hi! I teach about a few different topics here on Udemy. Here's some of my background:


WEBSITE CODING + DESIGN:

I've been working on websites for a decade and a half, first by starting with my own projects and then building sites for others. I started just with basic html, and since then have moved on to use Wordpress almost 100%, and design using CSS. I also know some php, jquery, and javascript as well!

I love helping people save time, and my CSS course on Udemy is meant to get you up to speed quickly and without the headaches!


PIANO:

I've been playing piano since I was five -- when I was just a kid on my mother's lap just mesmerized by the keys. And even though I was classically trained, I fell in love with writing pop-type songs -- catchy rhythmic piano-based songs that got caught in your head. I love to teach, so this is just another step in the many years of my piano career.

I hope you learn so much from my courses.

And most importantly have fun, because that's what will truly help you become a better player, because you will keep coming back to the piano time and time again!