What you'll learn
- to recognize chords on the keyboard
- to recognize chords on the staff
- to recognize chords by ear
- to write chords
- fingerings for playing chords on the piano keyboard
- to play a variety of chord accompaniments
- to read chords symbols
- You must have a basic ability to read notes, or have taken my course "Reading Music: Notes on the Staff & Keyboard".
- You don’t need to know how to play the piano but it is helpful.
In this latest course by award-winning composer Jonathan Peters, you will…
Learn to recognize chords on the keyboard
Learn to recognize chords on the staff
Learn to recognize chords by ear
Learn to write chords
Learn fingerings for playing chords on the piano keyboard
Learn to play a variety of chord accompaniments
Learn to read chords symbols (including letters, Roman numerals, abbreviations, etc.)
The course includes over 200 exercises, assignments, and quizzes.
All material is presented in a straight forward manner, that doesn't waste time and gets right to the point. This course is part of a series of courses that focus on practical aspects of music (along with some necessary theoretical knowledge). It is Mr. Peters' 9th course overall.
The exercises can be done along with the videos or if you so desire, you will have the option to download PDFs.
This course is intended for beginners, those who want a refresher, those who may have not learned things correctly the first time, and anyone just wanting to learn more about music. You must have a basic ability to read notes, or have taken my course "Reading Music: Notes on the Staff & Keyboard". You don’t need to know how to play the piano but it is helpful.
Who this course is for:
- those who want a refresher
- anyone wanting to learn more about music
Jonathan Peters is an award-winning composer currently residing in the beautiful state of Colorado. Since 1990 he has worked as a composer, conductor, arranger, recording artist, educator and author. He holds a B.A. in liberal arts from Thomas Aquinas College and continued his graduate work towards a M.M. in music composition at California State University Northridge, which included areas of study in advanced composition, theory, orchestration, and film scoring.
Peters’ music has been featured multiple times on NPR’s Peabody award-winning show Performance Today. His works have been performed by orchestras throughout the United States, and have also been performed internationally. He has won multiple awards and recognitions, such as 1st place in the 1996 Composers Today Contest. His 50 plus works include 2 full length operas, a symphony, orchestral works, chamber music, choral pieces, and works for solo piano.
Mr. Peters is the author of the Scholastic Music Series, a collection of educational CDs that use music as a tool to teach various academic subjects. His CD, The Constellations - A Guide to the Orchestra, received the highest starred review from School Library Journal and is carried in libraries throughout the country.
He is also the author of nine books, including six academic books on music and three children’s books with downloadable music. Besides teaching piano privately, he also gives on-line instruction in music theory, music composition, four-part writing, counterpoint, and orchestration. His on-line courses have been taken by tens of thousands of students from over a hundred countries.