World's Fastest Piano Method - The Piano Revolution!

Learn piano in 1 day - revolutionary method - join the thousands of DecPlay students.
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2013 English

Course Description

DecPlay is the World's Fastest Way to Learn Piano, designed for people who want to experience the joy of playing popular music, without wanting to spend time learning traditional notation.

The DecPlay range of piano methods are designed for popular music (although it includes some classical music eg Beethoven), and provide the fastest way to enjoy the pleasure of playing piano, using a simple 'numbers and colours' system.

DecPlay simplifies complex combinations of notes into numerical patterns; through the use of our revolutionary song sheets, you will be able to understand which keys to play within 10 minutes. By combining such song sheets with video tutorials, learners will be able to play their first song within one hour - both chords and melody and then as you become more familiar with playing, be able to play the song smoothly by the end of the first day. If you practice a few minutes each day, you should be confident enough to play for your family and friends within 1 week!

The FastPlay course guides you through the 5 skills required to play your first song on the piano.

You should take this course if you want a fun, fast and simple way to experience the joy of playing piano. You then have choices to learn more songs from famous artists, or improve your playing style with advanced techniques from the DecPlay range of tuition methods.

If you wish to learn to read traditional notation, you can directly convert from the DecPlay notation method to traditional notation.

Take this Revolutionary Piano Tutorial course right now and learn your first song on piano in 1 hour.

What are the requirements?

  • Piano or keyboard

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course, you will be able to play songs using both hands to a level that will impress your friends and family!
  • In this course, you will learn how to identify keys on the keyboard, understand how to read a song sheet and learn how to play both chords and melody of a song on a piano.

What is the target audience?

  • Beginners
  • People that want to learn to play the piano in a way that is fun, fast and easy!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to DecPlay
Benefits of FastPlay
Preview
00:36
What the Students Say
Preview
01:42
16:02

Secrets revealed  - explanation of how the World's Fastest Piano Tuition Method Works. 

02:34
Watch Mel who learns to play Silent Night in less than 1 hour, having never previously touched a piano keyboard. She then talks about her experience of DecPlay.
Article

The introduction outlines the structure of the course and the skills that you will learn. PDF downloads are available for the Tuition Guide (which replicates the information shown in the videos) and the Chord Sheet that show you the standard chords.

00:50
Explanation on what the 5 core FastPlay skills cover - in less than 1 minute.
07:17
Declan explains the vision behind the DecPlay range of rapid results piano methods. This will help you understand the aims of the course and how you will benefit from it. You can also download a Frequently Asked Questions document.
4 questions
Answer the questions below to see how well you have understood what the DecPlay piano tuition methods are designed to do.


Section 2: Skill 1 - Finding Your Way Around the Keyboard (Map Reading)
01:47
This lecture shows you how to find your way around the keyboard, showing how to identify the notes and showing how all keyboards are simply repeating patterns of the same 7 notes.
3 questions

Answer the questions below to see how well you have understood Skill 1 - how to find your way around the keyboard.


Section 3: Skills 2 and 3 - Playing the Melody and Chords
00:34
This lecture shows you Skill 2 - how to play the 'tune' or 'melody' of a song with your right hand.
2 questions
Answer the questions below to see how well you have understood Skill 2 - Playing the melody. 


01:17

This lecture shows you how to play 'chords' which are several notes played at the same time, with your left hand. The same PDF Chord Sheet which is downloadable from the Introduction Lecture, can be downloaded here also.

Section 4: Skills 4 and 5 - Playing Your First Song!
02:50
This lecture shows you how to read the melody and chords from a song sheet, which you can download under 'Supplementary Material' section on the right of the screen. Tablet users who can not see the link should email declan@decplaypiano.com to be sent the songsheet as a PDF. 
01:35
This lecture explains how to put together the skills you have learnt, in order to play your first song. You can learn Amazing Grace from the song sheet downloaded in Lecture 6 (Skill 4), or download the song sheets for Silent Night or Star Spangled Banner in this lecture, under 'Supplementary Material' section on the right of the screen. Tablet users who can not see the link should email declan@decplaypiano.com to be sent the songsheet as a PDF. 
21:32

Top Tips video with key tips to help you learn piano really fast.  Includes:-

  1. PRACTICE - most effective ways / forming new habits / different learning types

  2. NUMBERS ON KEYS 

  3. SONG CHOICE

  4. EACH HAND SEPARATELY 

  5. SMALL PATTERNS - REPEAT / song line

  6. LOOK FOR PATTERNS IN NOTES

  7. WHICH FINGER TO USE

  8. REPEATING VERSES & CHORUSES

  9. TRANSPOSING - playing along with original recordings

Section 5: Next Steps
Article
How to obtain more song sheets for famous artists
09:47

Watch this video to learn 4 Advanced skills, to make your songs sounds even better.

Skill 6 - Advanced Chord Rhythms (extra repetition of chords)

Skill 7 – Broken Chords (notes from a chord played individually)

Skill 8 - Advanced Tunes (including unusual notes)

Skill 9 - Advanced Chords (including unusual notes)

You can also download the 'Advanced Chords' sheet, which shows you variations on standard chords to enable you to play a wider range of songs.

Section 6: How to Develop Your Piano Skills Further
Article
This lecture outlines what you should have learnt during this course and outlines the options for further development.
5 questions

Well done on finishing the FastPlay course! Email declan@decplaypiano.com to let us know how you have got on and send us links to videos of you playing piano.

To learn more songs from famous artists - go to www.fastplaypiano.co.uk/register


Like to know how much you have learned?  - try the quick quiz below:-  

Section 7: Downloads
1 page

This Chord sheet shows you pictures of where to play the standard chords and also the key note numbers, on the keyboard.

1 page

The Advanced Chord Sheet download shows you how to play advanced chords on the keyboard.

2 pages

Download the Amazing Grace Song Sheet to learn how to play the song.

2 pages

Download the Silent Night song sheet to learn how to play the song.

3 pages

Download the Star Spangled Banner song sheet to learn how to play the song.

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Instructor Biography

Declan Cosgrove, World's Fastest Piano Tuition Method

Declan has developed the unique FastPlay numbers and patterns rapid results piano method using over 30 years of experience playing piano, both classically, in pop bands and playing by 'ear' at parties and has been featured on a wide range of media including TV, radio and the press. Achieving outstanding success with children and adults learning to play a song with both hands within 1 hour and ability to play a song at a party within 1 week.

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