The Ultimate Piano Chords Course - for Piano & Keyboard
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The Ultimate Piano Chords Course - for Piano & Keyboard

Learn piano the easy way! Play your favourite songs & even SING along, with this simple & thorough guide to piano chords
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4.6 (991 ratings)
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Created by Arthur Bird
Last updated 7/2020
English
Current price: $69.99 Original price: $99.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 22 articles
  • 28 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 pick up any chord sheet, play along and sound great.
  • By using the techniques in the course, you'll be able to sound like an advanced piano player without reading any musical notes at all.
  • Learn about Major, Minor, Slash, 7, 9, Suspended, Add, Diminished, Augmented Chords and much more.
  • Singers will be able to accompany themselves, and learn how to transpose a song into different keys to suit their vocal range.
  • You'll learn a wide variety of rhythms, playing techniques and patterns that can be applied to chords.
  • Learn popular songs by Adele, The Beatles, Coldplay, The Commodores, Josh Groban, Alicia Keys, The Greatest Showman and many more.
Requirements
  • No previous experience required. A piano/keyboard is all you need.
Description

The Ultimate Piano Chord Course will give you the skills to be able to play thousands of songs.

Most songs are written using chords, so if you understand how to use them properly, you'll be able to play a vast amount of songs by just reading simple chord symbols. You don't need to be able to read music notation in order to play great songs!

This course is for beginners on the Piano, and so starts with the basics, but quickly moves onto learning about the different kinds of chords and how they are constructed, gradually getting more and more advanced as you progress. You don't just learn about chords though. Along the way you will learn about different kinds of rhythms, playing patterns and techniques that can be applied to the chords. By the end you'll be able to play the piano by reading a chord sheet, but sound like a pro!

I believe the best way to learn is by applying your new found knowledge, and so throughout the course you will learn famous songs or chord progressions on the Piano, relevant to the particular chord/rhythm or playing pattern you've just been learning. The course uses examples from songs by a wide variety of artists such as Adele, Sam Smith, The Commodores, Christina Perri, John Legend and Don McLean to name a few.

If you're a singer, by the end of this course you'll be able to pick up and play any piece of music or chord sheet and play piano by following the chord symbols. All you need to do is sing along. I even show you how to print off any song of your choice online for free, as well as showing you how to change the key so it suits your vocal range.

The same goes with anyone wanting to accompany other singers on piano, or people wanting to play Keyboard in a band. This course will give you the skills and understanding to be able to play Piano along with other people.

If you're a songwriter, you'll find that your understanding of chords and playing techniques will be so much greater, and so you'll be able to use what you've learnt to write songs with much more variety and musicianship and freedom.

Even if you just want to enjoy playing the Piano/Keyboard for yourself at home, by the end you'll be able to play a selection of famous songs, and have the skills and ability to print off your own favourite songs and play them by just following the piano chord symbols.

Supporting PDF's

The course also includes PDF's of important chord building info and playing techniques that you can print off and set on your piano/keyboard, which will make it easy to refer to when you start choosing and learning your own favourite songs.

So enroll today, and learn piano the easy way!


Who this course is for:
  • Complete beginners, or anyone wanting to expand their current knowledge on chords and following chord sheets.
  • Singers wanting to be able to accompany themselves on the piano.
  • Anyone wanting to be able to play rhythm Piano/Keyboard in a band.
  • Singer Songwriters wanting to understand more about chords.
  • Anyone wanting to be able to accompany singers on the Piano.
Course content
Expand all 94 lectures 06:25:23
+ The Piano Basics - Skip This Section If You Already Know
9 lectures 40:09

Welcome to my course "The Ultimate Piano Chords Course". This lesson starts with the very basics for complete beginners, and teaches you the names of the white keys on the piano/keyboard.

Preview 06:00

This goes on from the previous lesson, and goes over some exercises to help you to learn the names of the keys.

Preview 04:00

This lesson teaches you the names of the black keys on the piano/keyboard.

Black Keys/Notes Explained
04:30
Black Key/Note Learning Exercise
03:41
Intervals
09:15
Minor & Major 3rd Interval Exercise
02:44
Chord Building Exercise
03:20
+ It's Time to Play
8 lectures 36:34
Learning Through Applying Your Knowledge
00:45
Adding the Left Hand - Someone Like You
06:14
Quick Chord Test - Find These Chords
02:29
Half Beat Rhythms
04:12
Stand By Me (Supplement)
00:56
+ Taking Chords to the Next Level
13 lectures 54:28
Chord Inversions Explained
06:56
Chord Inversion Exercise
04:53
Let's Put This Into Practise - Let It Be
06:41
How to Use the Sustain Pedal
05:48
Sus Chords
05:38
Sus Chords
00:15
Sus Chord Exercise
04:06
A Song with a Sus Chord - You Raise Me Up
06:12
You Raise Me Up (Supplement)
00:26
A Sus Chord with no Number
03:00
Add Chords (e.g Cadd2)
02:49
Add Chords Supplement
00:18
Finger Strength/Technique Exercise (Hanon)
07:25
+ Let's Up The Game Again
17 lectures 01:01:57
A Common High Energy Rhythm
06:15
High Energy Rhythm - Applied to All Of Me
10:50
Common High Energy Rhythm (Supplement)
00:40
Left Hand Kick Drum Rhythm
03:13
Left Hand Kick Drum Rhythm - Applied to Don't Stop Believing (Chorus)
04:24
Left Hand Kick Drum Rhythm - Applied to Don't Stop Believing (Chorus) Supplement
00:40
Off Beat Rhythms
01:42
Off-Beat Rhythms (Supplement)
00:25
Off Beat Rhythms - Applied to I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
03:52
Off-Beat Rhythms - I'm Yours by Jason Mraz (Supplement)
00:46
Groups of 3 & 6 Rhythm Patterns (Waltz Time)
02:30
3 or 6 Beats Per Bar - Waltz Time - (Supplement)
00:46
Waltz Time - Applied to Hallelujah
04:59
Waltz Time - Applied to Hallelujah (Supplement)
00:34
Figuring Out a Songs Timing by Ear
08:48
+ Intermediate - You've levelled up again!
25 lectures 01:29:00
7 and Dominant 7 Chords
04:03
7 Chords
00:30
The E7 Chord in Hallelujah
05:02
7 Chords - Minor 7th's
02:20
Minor 7 Chords (Supplement)
00:19
Major 7th Chords
01:34
Slash Chords AKA Over Chords
01:19
Slash Chords/Over Chords (Supplement)
00:29
Putting 7th Chords Into Practise - Easy (The Commodores)
07:02
7th Chords - Easy by The Commodores (Supplement)
00:59
Diminished & Diminished 7th Chords
05:22
Diminished & Diminished 7th Chords (Supplement)
00:26
Half-Diminished 7th Chords
01:41
Half Diminished 7th Chords (Supplement)
00:19
Augmented & Augmented 7th Chords
03:05
Augmented & Augmented 7th Chords (Supplement)
00:44
Augmented/Diminished 7th Chord Building Exercise
07:00
Pushed Beats
05:03
A Song With a Diminished Chord and a Pushed Beat - Stay With Me (Sam Smith)
14:57
Stay With Me - Sam Smith (Supplement)
00:20
Following Chord Signs Using Sheet Music
03:02
Split Chord Rocking Pattern
07:02
Split Chord Rocking Pattern - Applied to My Way (Part 1)
09:49
My Way Chords (Supplement)
01:15
Split Chord Rocking Pattern - Applied to My Way (Part 2)
05:15
+ Broken Chord Patterns, 9 & 11 Chords & Rock Rhythms
10 lectures 45:27
Broken Chord Patterns - 3 or 6 Beats Per Bar
02:12
Broken Chord Patterns - 3 or 6 Beats Per Bar Applied to Hallelujah
04:22
Alternate 3 or 6 Time Broken Chord Pattern - Applied to Fallin by Alicia Keys
09:27
Broken Chord Patterns - 4 Beats Per Bar - Someone Like You
07:54
9 Chords
04:43
11 Chords
02:24
Rock Rhythm Pattern - This Is Me (The Greatest Showman)
04:27
Rock Rhythm Pattern Alternate Hands
01:18
Arpeggiated Chord Patterns - Waltz Time 6 Beats Per Bar
01:51
Arpeggiatted Chord Pattern - Unchained Melody and Trusting Your Instincts
06:49
+ Advanced Chord Patterns & Techniques
6 lectures 43:26
Left Hand Octaves
02:30
1st, 5th & 8ve Pattern in Left Hand - Jar Of Hearts (Christina Perri)
13:45
Left Hand 1st 5th and 8ve Pattern in 3 or 6 Time
07:39
Left and Right Hand Pro Sounding Broken Chord Pattern
05:45
Pro Sounding Broken Chord Pattern - Applied To All Of Me
09:35
Pro Sounding Broken Chord Pattern - All Of Me - Click Beat Exercise
04:12
+ Extra Skills & Knowledge
3 lectures 12:25
Find Your Favourite Songs Online For Free
03:30
How to Transpose a Song to Suit Your Own Voice
04:34
Using the Words and Your Knowledge of the Song
04:21
+ Congratulations!
2 lectures 00:56
You've completed the course!
00:09
Bonus Materials
00:47