Pianoforall - 'Classics By Ear' - Erik Satie
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Pianoforall - 'Classics By Ear' - Erik Satie

An incredible new way to learn classical piano - from the creator of best selling piano course Pianoforall
4.7 (708 ratings)
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7,019 students enrolled
Created by Robin Hall
Last updated 12/2018
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will be able to sit down at any piano and play 3 stunning classical pieces by ear
  • You will be able to play the pieces without any performance anxiety
  • Your sight reading will improve dramatically
  • You will understand how to deconstruct any piece of classical music to make it easier to play and memorise
Requirements
  • Basic sight reading is helpful but not essential.
  • A knowledge of chords is helpful but not essential.
  • If you have no prior knowledge of piano you need to be willing to put in lots of practice
Description

A New Way to Learn

For over a decade, Pianoforall has taught over 200,000 people worldwide how to play amazing pop, jazz, blues, ballads and improvisation, and now we’re going to teach you how to play INCREDIBLE Classical pieces in the same way.

These courses are for ADULT BEGINNERS who would love to build a repertoire of great classical pieces but who don’t have the time (or the inclination) to learn the ‘traditional’ ‘hard’ way.

This Classics By Ear Series will teach you a NEW way to learn classical piano – from the ‘inside out’.

Instead of painstakingly learning complicated sheet music one note at a time by memory, you will learn how to take a piece of classical music apart bar by bar, section by section, and understand how it was all put together: from the musical ‘form’ – distinct sections and subsections – to the underlying chord structure, visual clues, patterns and repeats.

So not only do you learn how to play – the pieces but you UNDERSTAND what you are playing and this makes it SO much easier to memorise and perform.

No more performance fear

This really helps if you feel nervous performing in front of others. If we rely solely on ‘muscle memory’ we can have a fear of ‘forgetting our lines’ but if we have a deep understanding of a piece from many different angles – chords, sections, patterns, repeats and memorable elements – then we go beyond muscle memory until it feels as if we have written the piece ourself!

And you will learn everything in a refreshingly NATURAL way – the way we all learn to speak or read as kids: we first LISTEN to others, then we imitate them and SPEAK what we hear – and ONLY then do we attempt to READ words or sentences that we can already say. And so it makes so much more sense.

Similarly with Classics By Ear you will learn to play the pieces by following the videos, keyboard diagrams or ‘cheat sheets’, and then you will find it MUCH easier to follow the sheet music – because then it will all make perfect sense!

No Cliched Beginner’s Pieces!

The pieces you will be learning aren’t the usual cliched beginner’s pieces (like ‘Fur Elise’ or ‘Minuet in G’). We have especially chosen pieces that sound more advanced (watch the Promo video to hear the pieces) yet they are actually deceptively EASY to play – which means your audience will think that you have been playing for YEARS!

The course is perfect for those people who read a little music but aren’t very advanced – or those who play by ear but want to play some beautiful classical pieces.

If you have no prior knowledge you can still follow the lessons if you are prepared to put in lots of practice, but I suggest you also study sections 1 to 5 of my main Pianoforall course, which will teach you basic sight-reading and chord theory. Section 2 of this course also teaches BASIC SIGHT READING in just 18 minutes! It will give you enough knowledge to follow the rest of the lessons.

Like Pianoforall – these Classics By Ear courses come with exceptional and comprehensive supplementary PDF ebooks that you can print out and set on your piano or keyboard. 

Who this course is for:
  • Perfect for those who read a little music but aren't very advanced
  • People who want to play some beautiful Classical Pieces 'by ear'
  • People who are VISUAL learners
Course content
Expand all 36 lectures 04:07:58
+ Basic Sight Reading in 30 minutes
4 lectures 28:14
Getting to know the notes on the keyboard
05:12
'Play First - Read Later'
03:36
What do all the lines, dots and symbols MEAN?
09:47
Some Useful Additional Information
09:39
+ Gnossienne Number 1
9 lectures 01:07:50
#2 - Gnossienne No.1 - As EASY as A, B, C
08:49
#3 - The 'A' Section - the Left Hand
05:04
#4 - The 'A' Section - the Right Hand
07:32
#5 - The 'A' Section - Both Hands Together
07:49
#6 - The 'B' Section - Complete
07:59
#7 - The 'C' Section - Complete
09:07
#8 - All three sections together
09:03
#9 - Adding 'Expression'
08:32
+ Gnossienne Number 2
13 lectures 01:18:51
#1 - An overview of the videos in this section
02:43
#3 - It's as EASY as 'A, B, C'
06:02
#4 - The overall Left Hand Rhythmic Pattern
05:30
#5 - The 'A' Section - Overview and Left Hand
09:36
#6 - A look at using the PEDAL in the piece
04:06
#7 - The Right Hand Triplet 'Rhythmic Pulse'
04:15
#8 - The 'A' Section - the Right Hand
06:40
#9 - The 'B' Section - Complete
11:51
#10 - The 'C' Section - the Left Hand
05:57
#11 - The 'C' Section - The Right Hand and Hands Together
09:17
#12 - The Repeat Sections and all Sections Together
05:49
#13 - Adding Expression in Gnossienne No.2
04:39
+ Gnossienne Number 3
9 lectures 01:09:13
#2 - Gnossienne Number 3 - Seven Distinct Sections
05:28
#3 - Section 1 - Bars 1 to 7
06:55
#4 - Section 2 - Bars 8 to 15
10:39
#5 - Section 3 - Bars 16 to 23
07:13
#6 - Section 4 - Bars 24 to 34
10:30
#7 - Section 5, 6 and 7 - Bars 35 to 54
10:56
#8 - Joining ALL Seven Sections Together
03:15
#9 - Adding Expression in Gnossienne No.3
10:57