Rock'n'Roll Piano For Beginners
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Rock'n'Roll Piano For Beginners

Learn how to get started playing exciting authentic 1950s Rock'n'Roll on the piano
4.7 (99 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
504 students enrolled
Created by Randy Richter
Last updated 4/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Play a simple pattern to accompany a rock'n'roll song
  • Understand a 12 bar blues progression
  • Play various left hand patterns for different feel and tempo
  • Understand basic chord theory and chord structure
  • Play genre typical right hand licks
  • Improvise using scales, chords and runs
  • Play easy to intermediate exciting rock'n'roll piano solos
Requirements
  • You should have a piano or a keyboard to practice
  • Basic understanding of the piano is necessary
  • Experience in piano playing is great, but not a must have
Description

Do you want to learn how to play a truly exciting style of music on the piano?

Then this course is just right for you. We will start very slow, so you can follow along easily. Then in a very short time you will be able to accompany classic rock'n'roll songs like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On".
Then we will show you some variations and in the second section we will start with some basic solo playing. Ath the end of this section you will be able to play your first full 12 bar blues solo.
In the third section you will learn some typical licks and tricks, that will lift your solo playing to another level.

In every section we'll give you a musical theory background in small doses, easy to understand to suggest. Those lesson will enable you to play with more confidence because you will understand how the different scales (major scale, blues scale, country scale) and common chords work. We will also help you to improvise with those scales

In this course you will learn:

  • A Basic Accompanying Pattern For Classic Rock'n'Roll Songs
  • A Second Accompanying Pattern For An Even Stronger Sound
  • The Structure Of A Standard 12 Bar Blues in thre different keys
  • The Major Scale On The Piano and What You Can Do With It
  • The Structure Of The Major Chord, The 6th Chord and The 7th Chord
  • A Magic Chord That Lets You Play A Full Solo Without Even Changing
  • Two Authentic Left Hand Patterns As Driving Force For Your Solo Playing
  • The Structure Of The Blues Scale And How To Use It
  • How A Blueberry Muffin Recipe Can Measure Your Progress
  • Some Great Authentic Must Know Licks For The Right Hand
  • How To Come Up With Your Own Licks
  • The Structure Of The Country Scale And How To Use It
  • How To Accompany A Typical 1950s Ballad
Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to play authentic rock'n'roll piano
  • Piano players who want to expand their repertoire with new licks and tricks
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 01:26:32
+ Basic Rock'n'Roll Accompanying
6 lectures 17:37

you will learn a left hand pattern which is the first step on the way to accompany a standard rock'n'roll song.

Preview 03:30

you will learn the right hand pattern and how to combine both hands.

Preview 01:51

you will learn how to play a full 12 bar blues progression.

Playing The Pattern In A 12 Bar Blues Progression
03:02

we show you how to spice up the fourth bar of the blues progression.

Variations For The 4th Bar
02:08

lets transpose our learned pattern into other keys as well

Playing The Pattern In Other Keys
03:23

just another simple accompanying pattern for a stronger sound.

Another Accompanying Pattern For A Stronger Rock'n'Roll Sound
03:43
+ Basic Solo Concepts
11 lectures 36:37

learn how to play a great left hand as a driving force for your solo playing

Preview 04:16

the theory behind the straight and the shuffle rhythm

Music Theory - The Difference Between Straight Beat And Shuffle
03:44

another left hand pattern that fits a slower blues or country shuffle

Left Hand Pattern For A Blues Shuffle
02:41

the most important piece of music theory, the major scale

Music Theory - The Major Scale
06:05

learn the right fingering for practicing the major scale

How To Practice The Major Scale
04:13

we show you how to derive the major chord from the mahjor scale

Preview 01:57

you'll learn how to form a dominant 7th chord

Music Theory - The 7th Chord
03:30

learn the basics of the blues scale

Music Theory - The Blues Scale
02:09

learn the right fingering for practicing the blues scale

Blues Scale Fingering
02:37

play a full solo which uses all the elements you have learned so far

A Full 12 Bar Blues Solo in C - Part 1
02:47

part 2 of your first 12 bar solo

A Full 12 Bar Blues Solo in C - Part 2
02:38
+ A Bag of Licks and Tricks
9 lectures 28:01

learn how to play an essential rock'n'roll riff

Preview 05:12

we show you how to take the lick and modify it to add variety

Four Variations Of The First Riff
03:02

learn how to form another important chord - the sixth chord

Music Theory - The Sixth Chord
02:17

let's add some more licks to your arsenal

Two More Great Solo Riffs
03:40

no solo is complete without those Jerry Lee Style Licks

Adding Some Turnarounds
02:24

learn the basics of the country scale

Music Theory - The Country Scale
03:04

learn how to put the scale in use to create some nice solo playing

Improvising With The Country Scale
02:54

a simple but great sounding and rockin' element of rock'n'roll piano

Adding Some Glissandi To Your Playing
01:47

let's slow things down at the end to play a typical 1950s ballad.

How To Accompany A Typical 1950s Ballad
03:41