Piano Lessons For Absolute Beginners
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Piano Lessons For Absolute Beginners

Learn Notes on the Piano Keyboard and Music Staff, and Basic Scales and Chords
4.6 (665 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.
12,067 students enrolled
Created by Mantius Cazaubon
Last updated 8/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 13 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Label any piano keyboard. Know the notes that correspond to every key.
  • Understand the notes of the piano keyboard and music staff.
  • Form and play major scales on piano.
  • Form and play major and minor chords on piano.
  • Read notes on the treble and bass clef.
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Requirements
  • You should have access to a piano or keyboard but you can take this introductory course without one.
  • No prior musical knowledge is required.
Description

First Piano Lessons - Learn Piano Notes on the Keyboard and Music Staff, and Basic Chords and Scales.

This absolute beginner's course will teach you how to play piano and keyboard. This is the perfect first course and introduction to piano music. You will learn to play the piano from scratch. 

Would you like to play beautiful, entertaining piano music and impress your friends and family? Are you ready to be treated like a celebrity by everyone who hears you play? Or maybe you want to take things further and become a professional player, thrilling audiences all over. If so, you need to enroll in this course

This piano course is for the complete beginner who wants to thoroughly understand the notes of the piano keyboard and music staff, as well as basic scales and chords. It takes you from the very beginning. If you are new to the instrument, this is the perfect course for you

Many piano courses are too advanced for beginners. They delve into advanced concepts that leave you confused. This course corrects that mistake. It lays the foundation you need and keeps everything simple and easy. 

By the time you are through with the various lessons, you will have understood the notes of the piano keyboard and music staff. You will know how to read notes. You will know basic scales and chords. You will have an excellent foundation in piano music and will be well on your way. 

If you're an absolute beginner in search of an amazing introductory piano course that teaches you how to play the piano quickly and easily, you absolutely need this one. 

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

  • The Notes of the White Keys
  • 2 + 3 Black Keys Pattern
  • The Notes of the Black Keys
  • Sharps and Flats
  • Half Steps and Whole Steps
  • Piano Keyboard Layouts/Diagrams
  • Middle C on Piano Keyboard
  • How to Read Notes
  • The Music Staff, Treble Clef and Bass Clef
  • Ledger Lines
  • Notes on the Keyboard and Staff
  • Accidentals (Sharps and Flats) on the Music Staff
  • How to Play Scales on Piano
  • How to Play Basic Piano Chords
  • A Lot More
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for absolute beginners. It's for students who are new to the piano and keyboard.
  • This course is for new piano students in search of a solid foundation and introduction to the piano and keyboard.
  • If you can easily label any piano or keyboard, no matter how many keys it has, and know how to read notes, this course is NOT for you.
  • This course is NOT for intermediate students or those who can already play.
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
01:03:19
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Introduction to Beginner's Piano Course
1 Lecture 02:41

This is where I introduce myself, and tell you what this course is all about and what you can expect in subsequent lectures. By the end of this lecture you will be ready to begin the first piano lesson and introduction to the notes of the piano keyboard. 

Course Introduction
02:41
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The White Keys, 2 + 3 Black Keys Pattern
1 Lecture 05:02

We take a brief look at the musical alphabet. You will learn how to label the white keys of the piano keyboard. You will learn about the 2 and 3 black keys pattern and how they correspond to the location of the notes, C and F. You will be able to label the white keys of any keyboard, irrespective of the number of keys it has. 

The White Keys, 2 + 3 Black Keys Pattern
05:02

This quiz will test you on the layout of piano keys.

Piano Keyboard Layout
2 questions
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The Black Keys, Sharps and Flats
3 Lectures 07:06

In this lecture, you will learn how to name the black piano keys. You will learn about sharps and flats, with an emphasis on sharps, first of all. You will know all the sharp notes of the black piano keys. 

Sharps (The Black Keys, Sharps and Flats)
03:25

This lecture focuses on the flat notes of the black piano keys. By the end of this lecture, you will know the  note names of all the black piano keys.

Flats (The Black Keys, Sharps and Flats)
01:25

You will learn about enharmonic equivalents and the fact that every black key can have two note names (sharp or flat).

Enharmonic Equivalents
02:16
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Half Steps and Whole Steps (Semitones and Whole Tones)
2 Lectures 02:41

What is a half step? You will learn all about half steps (semitones) on the piano keyboard and how they relate to sharps and flats. 

Half Steps (Semitones)
01:28

What is a whole step? You will learn all about whole steps (whole tones) on the piano keyboard and how they relate to sharps and flats. You will be provided with examples. 

Whole Steps (Tones/Whole Tones)
01:13
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Piano Keyboard Layouts/Diagrams and Middle C
2 Lectures 04:33

Learn how to label 32-key, 36-key, 37-key, 49-key, 54-key, 61-key, 76-key and 88-key keyboards. You will be shown diagrams of all of these keyboards. 

Piano Keyboard Layouts
02:01

You will learn where middle C is located on the piano as well as 49-key, 61-key, 76-key and 88-key keyboards. Learn where to find middle C, no matter how many keys your keyboard has. 

Middle C on Piano Keyboard
02:32
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How to Read Notes: the Staff, Treble Clef and Bass Clef
2 Lectures 05:41

You will learn all about the music staff. You will be able to read notes of the lines and spaces of the treble clef. 

How to Read Notes: The Staff and Treble Clef
03:30

You will be able to read notes of the lines and spaces of the bass clef. 

How to Read Notes: The Bass Clef
02:11
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Ledger Lines (Leger Lines), Notes on the Keyboard and Staff, and Accidentals
2 Lectures 05:07

Learn all about ledger (leger) lines on the music staff. Learn about middle C on the staff. Understand how you can match notes of the grand staff to the keys of the piano. 

Ledger Lines (Leger Lines), Middle C and Notes on the Keyboard and Staff
02:37

What are accidentals? Learn all about the sharp sign and flat sign and their purpose. 

Accidentals (Sharps and Flats) on the Music Staff
02:30
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How to Play Major Scales on Piano
5 Lectures 16:04

Learn how your fingers are numbered. You will be able to play the C major scale on piano with the left hand and right hand. Learn what fingers go where.

Piano Finger Numbers and the C Major Scale
05:27

Learn the whole step and half step formula for forming any major scale on piano.

The Major Scale Formula
01:28

The notes of the F major scale. Learn how to form and play the F major scale with the left hand and right hand.

How to Form and Play the F Major Scale
03:33

The notes of the G major scale. Learn how to form and play the G major scale with the left hand and right hand.

How to Form and Play the G Major Scale
03:17

You will learn the notes of major scales in every key. 

Major Scales in Every Key
02:19
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How to Play Basic Piano Chords - Major and Minor Chords
4 Lectures 08:41

Learn the formula for forming major chords. Learn how to play the C, F and G major chords on piano. 

How to Play Major Chords - C, F and G Major
02:58

Learn the formula for forming minor chords on piano. Learn how to play minor chords as well as additional major chords.

How to Play Minor Chords and Other Major Chords
03:11

You will learn the notes of major chords in every key.

Major Chords in all Keys
01:17

You will learn the notes of minor chords in all keys. 

Minor Chords in all Keys
01:15
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Summary and Conclusion
2 Lectures 06:01

Quick re-cap of the topics addressed. This is where we close the curtains on this exciting beginner's piano course. 

Conclusion and Summary of Beginner's Piano Course
03:25

Learn about my other piano lessons and music theory courses. Learn how to play piano with these courses.

Bonus Lecture: My Other Piano and Music Theory Courses
02:35
About the Instructor
Mantius Cazaubon
4.6 Average rating
738 Reviews
12,526 Students
5 Courses
Musician, Pianist, Music Artist, Author

Mantius Cazaubon is an extremely talented and hardworking musician. He has been playing piano and keyboards for over 20 years and is the author of 14 piano lessons and music theory books, including several Amazon bestsellers. A leading songwriter, composer and music artiste, he has recorded numerous hit songs, won multiple Caribbean music awards and consistently topped music charts. 

Mantius has an enormous passion for teaching and adding value to others. This has led him to create several niche websites over the years, such as piano lessons website, Piano-Keyboard-Guide, where he imparts his musical knowledge and serves thousands daily.

On his new journey as a Udemy lecturer, he continues to over-deliver, and takes his passion to new heights, staying true to his mission of helping, sharing and inspiring others.