Play Piano by Ear Today! SuperCourse
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- Play Songs On the Piano/Keyboard with Chords
- Identify Patterns In Music From the Radio or From Your Mind
- Distinguish Between Majors and Minors, 7ths, 6ths - ALL Main Chord Patterns!
- Take Any Chord Sheet and Utilize It
- Figure Out A Special Chord In A Key You're Not Familiar With - Using Simple Chord Rules
- Fine Tune Your Ear to Understand Interval and Chord Patterns
- Play in Several Rhythm Signatures
- NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED (Except the English Language and your ABC's)
- It Would Greatly Help to Get a Piano or Keyboard to Follow Along (But Not Required Initially)
Have you ever wanted to play Piano, but didn’t think you have the time or didn’t want to waste YEARS of your life taking private lessons just to play Beethoven and stuff you don’t even listen to?
What you really need is a way to learn Piano at your own pace that will allow you to begin playing REAL songs that you love almost immediately – with the “Play Piano by Ear Today!” SuperCourse!
In this course, you’ll learn the key ingredient to any modern song – chords. The real secret to piano is that ALL modern music is made from patterns called chord progressions that you can easily learn to identify. In fact, Most songs only utilize 2 to 5 simple chords and there are only a handful of patterns to choose from.
This SuperCourse combines a thoughtful mixture of practical music theory and techniques - with ear training and relative pitch exercises in a Fun, Progressive manner. You’ll learn to
We even have several Jam Tracks so you can play along as you learn more chords and more interesting techniques! Not only that, with each of our short, info-packed lectures, you’ll learn another essential skill that you can immediately take and use.
Whether you just want to learn in minutes how you can take a chord sheet and instantly play your favorite songs OR you want to learn the Secrets of musicians who can play by ear, this is the course for you.
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- This Piano Course is meant for anyone who wants to dive in and learn how to play their favorite songs without having to learn to read sheet music.
- You need this course if you've seen the YouTube viral videos on 4 Chord Songs, but want to understand how you too can learn a few chords and then be able to jam with your musician friends
- If you want to join a band but don't know anything about Piano. . . grab this course.
- This course is probably not for you if you're looking to learn about sheet music and more advanced music theories. We want to show you how to play songs you hear on the radio and your favorite albums, not necessarily Bach or Beethovin.
- If you've taken boring piano lessons before but HATED it - this is not like that. This is engaging, interesting, and most importantly quick and easy!
- If you already can read sheet music or have memorized piano pieces, but would like to be able to play by ear and play a song quickly and easily, grab this course! Once you learn the secrets of chording, you'll see it's so very easy to pick up - that a great veil has been lifted and you can finally see!
Welcome to the course! This video introduces you to Dan and what our goals are for the course. Basically, we want to give you the tools you need to play music by chords - because it's infinitely faster than learning sheet music, more modern and enables you to play your favorite songs from the radio very quickly!
First things first. . . before you can learn chords, it helps to know how to find the notes you'll be needing. Check this out!
Now that we can find a C note, let's not waste time! Learn your first Chord - the C Chord!!
You only know 4 Chords so far. 4 really easy chords, but would you believe that you have the power to play a majority of the songs out there with just those 4?! It's true. Most songs use between 3 and 6 chords for the entire song! Many of the most popular songs are popular because they're basic and easy for lay people (non-musicians) to enjoy and understand!
So the most popular ones are sometimes the most basic in chordings!
Let's practice these 4 chords by Jamming out together. Grab your piano or keyboard and let's have some fun!
See "Jam Tracks" in Chapter 5 to get more videos to Jam with. Each have their own variety and challenge to keep you engaged and interested. Woo-hoo!
Second chords are really pretty. You can use them to add flare and spice up your music. But first, how can you make a 2nd chord in any key?! Watch this!
2nd chords are also called Suspended 2nd chords because they add some suspense and flare to an otherwise normal major chord. Can be resolved to a major chord after playing a 2nd chord.
A diminished chord is used in jazz and southern gospel among others. These are commonly used as a transition between chords. A common example is going from a 4 chord to a 5 chord (such as F to G in the key of C), you could use F, F#dim to G. It's easier than it sounds, just watch the clip!
Note: to diminish means to become less or smaller. Remembering this helps me remember that this chord is taking the 3rd and the 5th of a major chord and 'diminishing' them or lessening them one half step each!
Most people claim they can't sing or play instruments because they think they are tone deaf. This is most of the time a misunderstanding. Usually it is an untrained ear or untrained vocal folds and/or hands.
True tone deafness (amusia) is very very uncommon and that's good news. Chances are good that you can actually train your ear and your listening skills to recognize the relationships that notes have to each other and the subtle differences in types of chords. Training your ear is the 2nd half of learning to play. Anyone can play chords written out on a piece of paper, but to be able to identify the chord patterns, understand the relationships in music - that is playing by ear.
Before you practice your Ear Training exercises on this course, I want to let you know that there are also websites, free games and apps that you can download in order to train on the go whenever you want. These games are dynamic and can be random, unlike my quizzes which could accidentally be memorized if you redo them enough. I say that only to tell you that you can use my quizzes on this course, but I HIGHLY recommend practicing dynamically and randomly using websites, games and/or apps so you can practice a variety of routines anytime you want! It's fun and as you get better, you'll get higher scores, react quicker and will ultimately be better at identifying chord patterns and shapes!!!
The Link is within the video External Resources link.
Fill out the quiz after the video or using a separate internet tab. This quiz involves listening to 3 chords in a row and identifying which type of progression was played. Feel free to re-take this quiz as much as you want, because ear training is an ongoing exercise for life! It's fun!!
Fill out the quiz after the video or using a separate internet tab. This quiz involves listening to 4 chords in a row and identifying which type of progression was played. Feel free to re-take this quiz as much as you want, because ear training is an ongoing exercise for life! It's fun!!