Introductory Piano Course
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Introductory Piano Course

Piano Course for Beginners
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4.5 (14 ratings)
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4,277 students enrolled
Created by Sonamic Piano
Last updated 7/2020
English
Current price: $83.99 Original price: $119.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 184 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • - Understand the mechanics of the piano
  • - Play piano pieces by the two most common approaches: 1) Reading traditional music notation, 2) By rote, also known as playing by ear
  • - Start to develop an efficient piano technique
  • - Form a solid foundation in music theory which will include:
  • 1. Understanding and reading rhythmic notation
  • 2. Understanding and identifying note names
  • 3. Understanding and reading from the music staff
  • 4. Identify intervals in music
  • 5. Learn how to build major and minor scales, chords, and arpeggios
  • - Learn and apply the symbols and terminology used to play music with expression including dynamics, articulations, pedal, accents, and other symbols used to manipulate time and volume
Requirements
  • Students should have access to an acoustic piano, digital piano, or electric keyboard. No prior knowledge of music or piano skills is necessary.
Description

This course is the perfect introduction to the world of music and the piano. It is the ideal course for people with little or no prior knowledge of the piano. It is also a great course for people who perhaps have taken music lessons before but need a refresh course to start playing the piano again. With us, you will be able to develop your interest in music and in the piano while discovering and developing your own learning style and practice routine that best works for your personality. As an introductory course, you will be able to take this course on an acoustic piano, a digital piano, or a keyboard from the commodity of your home and at your own pace.



By the end of this course you will be able to:

- Understand the mechanics of the piano

- Play piano pieces by the two most common approaches:

       1. Reading traditional music notation

       2. By rote, also known as playing by ear

- Start to develop an efficient piano technique

- Form a solid foundation in music theory which will include

      1. Understanding and reading rhythmic notation

      2. Understanding and identifying note names

      3. Understanding and reading from the music staff

      4. Identify intervals in music

      5. Learn how to build major and minor scales, chords, and arpeggios

- Learn and apply the symbols and terminology used to play music with expression including dynamics, articulations, pedal, accents, and other symbols used to manipulate time and volume


Who this course is for:
  • Beginner piano students
  • It is the ideal course for people with little or no prior knowledge of the piano
  • It is also a great course for people who perhaps have taken music lessons before but need a refresh course to start playing the piano again
  • Students interested in beginning music theory applied to the piano
Course content
Expand all 51 lectures 03:15:21
+ WELCOME
1 lecture 05:33

Welcome to our Introductory Piano Course.

Preview 05:33
+ MODULE 1 - Overview of the Piano
5 lectures 22:12

In this lesson you will learn:

- the origins of the piano

- the basic parts of a piano

The Piano and its origins
02:04

In this lesson you will learn:

- basic and efficient posture at the piano

- basic and efficient hand position

- the numbers we assign to each finger

- how to understand the organization of the piano

- how to play in different areas of the piano with both hands and all fingers

Introduction to Playing the Piano
07:43

In this lesson you will learn:

- the two most common approaches for learning

- how to play your first 4 piano pieces by rote

Preview 07:20

In this video tutorial you will learn how to play "Ode to Joy" step by step. 

Video Tutorial - Learning how to play "Ode to Joy"
04:47
Module review
00:18
+ MODULE 2 - Music Notation Part 1 - Rhythmic Notation
4 lectures 16:41

In this lesson you will learn the basis of our rhythmic notation, including symbols and terminology.

Preview 03:02

In this lesson we will some rhythmic exercises to help you understand the mathematics behind music.

Rhythmic Exercises in Notation
02:09

In this lesson you will learn the two most common counting systems used by musicians. You will also receive exercises where you will be able to experiment with the counting systems.

Playing while using Counting Systems
06:26

In this lesson you will learn new pieces by reading rhythmic notation.

Playing New Pieces with Rhythmic Notation
05:04
+ MODULE 3 - Note Names
3 lectures 15:54

In this lesson you will learn about the origins of the note names. We will focus on using Letter Notation, also known as the ABC Notation system. You will learn how to associate the letter notation system to the keys on the piano.

Preview 10:24
Playing Pieces with Note Names
05:02

In this lesson we will discuss our project for Module 3, which will consist of preparing 2 new pieces using note names and rhythmic notation.

Project for Module 3
00:28
+ MODULE 4 - Music Notation - Part 2 - The Staff
5 lectures 16:43

In this lesson you will have an introduction to: the staff, clefs, and the grand staff.

Introduction to the Staff
02:53

In this lesson you will learn how notes are written on the staff and how their names on the staff depend on the clef you are reading. You will receive exercises for reading treble clef, bass clef, and the grand staff.

Naming Notes on the Staff
02:20

In this lesson you will receive reading exercises for each hand separate.

Preview 02:14

In this lesson we will learn 5 new pieces reading notated music on the staff.

First Pieces Reading Music from the Grand Staff
04:25

In this lesson we will discuss our project for Module 4, which will consist of preparing 5 new pieces that must be read from the grand staff.

Project for Module 4
04:51
+ MODULE 5 - Articulations
3 lectures 15:16

In this lesson you learn about the 3 most used articulations in music: legato, staccato, and non legato. You will hear and learn how to produce these different types of sound manipulation.

Introduction to Articulations
06:18

In this lesson you will learn how to play 4 new pieces using articulations.


First Pieces with Articulations
06:30

In this lesson we will discuss our project for Module 5, which will consist of preparing 4 new pieces reading music notation and using articulations making the music much more interesting.


Project for Module 5
02:28
+ MODULE 6 - Playing with Expression - Dynamics and Tempo
5 lectures 15:41

In this lesson you will learn about dynamics and how to use dynamic contrasts to play music with expression.

Introduction to Dynamics
02:29

In this lesson you learn about the most important pedal in the piano, the damper pedal.

Preview 03:25

In this lesson we will learn how to play 2 new pieces by rote and 2 new pieces with music notation. We will integrate dynamics and the damper pedal in our new pieces.

First Pieces with Dynamics and Damper Pedal
04:12

In this lesson you will learn about other subtle ways to add expression to music by manipulating volume including accents, crescendo, and diminuendo.

Accents and Gradual Manipulation of Volume
02:54

In this lesson we will learn about subtle ways of manipulating speed or tempo including the use of accelerando, ritardando, and fermata.

Manipulating Speed
02:41
+ MODULE 7 - Accidentals
5 lectures 15:57

In this lesson you will learn to measure half steps and whole steps on the piano. You will also learn how accidentals can change notes by raising or lowering their pitches. You will play new pieces using sharps and flats by rote and with music notation.


Introduction to Accidentals
10:06

In this lesson we will talk about how to prepare rote pieces with accidentals.

Preview 01:41

In this lesson you will learn 2 new pieces by rote using sharps and flats.

Preview 01:52

In this lesson we will talk about how to prepare notation pieces with accidentals.

Introduction to Notation Pieces with Sharps and Flats
00:51

In this lesson you will learn 2 new pieces using music notation that will include sharps and flats.

Playing Notation Pieces with Sharps and Flats
01:27
+ MODULE 8 - Introduction to Music Theory
3 lectures 12:02

In this lesson you will learn how to measure the distance between notes. This measurement is one of the foundations of our music theory system. You will first learn about intervals.

Introduction to Intervals
03:31

In this lesson you will learn how to build major and minor pentascales by measuring half and whole steps. You will also learn how to use accidentals when building scales.

Building Major and Minor Pentascales
04:23

In this lesson you will learn how to build major and minor chords and arpeggios based on the patterns learned when we built major and minor pentascales.

Building Major and Minor Chords and Arpeggios
04:08
+ MODULE 9 - Developing Technique with Scales, Arpeggios, and Chords
8 lectures 41:21

In this lesson you learn what technique really is and why it is important to develop it.

Preview 01:34

In this lesson you will start learning how to play major pentascales in a variety of ways.

Developing Technique with Scales - Part 1
17:13

In this lesson you will now focus on playing minor pentascales.

Developing Technique with Scales - Part 2
12:12

In this lesson you will learn a few strategies you can use when working with scales.

Practicing Scales
01:13

In this lesson you will learn how to play all major and minor arpeggios.

Preview 02:47

In this lesson you will learn how to play all major and minor chords.

Developing Technique with Chords
01:47

In this lesson you will learn how to integrate scales, arpeggios, and chords into one complete warmup.

Full Warmup with Scales, Arpeggios and Chords
03:17

In this lesson we will discuss our project for Module 9 which will consist of integrating the technique you learned into a repertorio piece.


Project for Module 9
01:18