Digital Pianist Course-Learn Piano & Keyboard Fast & Easy
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Piano Course For Adult Beginners Or People Who Want To Renew,Supplement And Improve Drastically Their Previous Knowledge
4.9 (9 ratings)
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115 students enrolled
Last updated 12/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $150 Discount: 93% off
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 108 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Digital Pianist will take complete beginners to an intermediate level in a very short space of time
  • You get to sound like a pro right from the start
  • Correct posture and fingering for a great style that flows across the keyboard. Bad posture and poor finger movement is one of the biggest issues affecting beginners—and can affect your performance—avoid this by learning the right way. When playing the piano, your body becomes one with the piano.This course shows you how to tune yourself
  • Basic musical theory including two-stave notation and how to read music and follow it to spring further into more complicated musical work including two-handed playing in a dynamic style that makes you feel like a concert pianist
  • Get to know to the first elements of dynamics
  • Playing Expressively .Understand better the character of the piece
  • Mental preparation and how to tackle a new piece of music for better performance and sound
  • Playing With Both Hands Simultaneously .Practice separately and play simultaneously
  • Chords and scales .Chords and scales are the building blocks of all the world’s greatest music—learn how they work and how they can help you to better your own style
  • Playing In The Phrases .The best way to master the pieces
  • …And much, much more!
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Requirements
  • You don't need any prior knowledge or experience
  • Digital Pianist Course works equally well on Piano or Keyboard
  • You only need to practice 20 minutes a day to make rapid progress
Description

                                      Thousands Now Play The Piano—Who Never Thought They Could!

This powerful piano course has helped thousands to successfully play the piano from scratch and improve drastically—and now it can help you, too!

Learning to play the piano is a dream for many—but the demands of a busy life and the expense of a piano teacher can leave many thwarted when it comes to achieving this simple ambition.

                                             

                                                        That has all changed with Digital Pianist...

Piano Course For Adult Beginners Or People Who Want To Renew,Supplement And Improve Drastically Their Previous Knowledge-

Now you can learn to play the piano in the comfort of your own home—with an amazing video course that takes you from the basics through to mastering musical theory and playing your favorite pieces to friends and family. 

With bite-size 10-minute lessons you can take at your own pace, you can learn to play the piano on your own schedule! 

With over 2.5h highly effective 10-minute, HD lessons, you can develop as a player at your own pace. 

You can watch these videos on your tablet at home, or even on the move on your smartphone, making this a versatile teacher who’s there to help you 24/7.

Each lesson also comes with complete notes and exercises which you can print out and study for enhanced learning.

You'll also get full access to our bonus : 

5 exclusive video lessons 
This video lessons will teach you to play popular songs from very beginning so you can impress your friends and family with your piano playing skills 

Free Bonus Report 50 Songs 4 Chords

You'll get PDF report with 50 popular songs that you can play with only 4 chords.The chords are written above the song text so you can read the text and know when to play chords.


Who is the target audience?
  • Suitable for all ages - from teens onwards (not for young kids)
  • Perfect for people who want to be able to just sit down at a piano and just amaze everyone.
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
03:08:21
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We are starting from very beginning
3 Lectures 15:33

In this lesson we'll discover how to orientate on the piano or keyboard. In the beginning we will orientate visually and using our hearing.You'll learn patterns and examples which will help you in your playing.Also you'll discover important common terms with which you'll be encountering,such as :black key pattern,higher and lower sound,middle C,octave white key sample,an interval,musical alphabet,whole step and half step,and so on...

Get familiar with the piano
05:09

In this very first lesson we’ll learn how to relax your arm , set up fingers rounded ,play with left then with right hand equally and in a start only with third finger. Also, the first element of musical sings which is piano fingering and articulation effect (Non-legato or portamento). Staring with practice tips and easy melodies, until will have learned musical notation,pick sound by ear and play expressive ,proper piano tone.

Let's start from very beginning!
06:35
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Analysis of the piece
6 Lectures 35:49

We will play six melodies just picked by ear only with the third finger. We have observed association between music and words… for example pieces: ‘tra-la-la’ ,‘Ding-dong’…. It’s so easy to imagine the melodies for words tra-la-la or Ding-dong. You need to understand the meaning and the character of the pieces, that allows you to improve your expressive and technical skills . Also,you have the first homework….

The association between music and words
03:56

Homework review: note duration, how it is named, how it is written on the musical staff, which is the corresponding key on the piano, the key signature (clef) and the time signature. Continue with the next pieces and play them first with the second, third and the fourth finger. Hands are relaxed, the posture is straight and play the pieces non-legato on elegant manner . We are going through the musical sheet analysis...which is the time signature, how that is conducted and the names of notes. The series of five melodies will help you to explore different combinations of the musical sheets , playing both with the left and the right hand.

Preview 09:57

We are going to play with both hands together, the 99% of the musical staff is written in two staves. Play upper staff with the right hand and down staff with the left hand. There is a new sing which in a double bar-line, repeat dotes and the whole note rests. We play only with the third finger and hands play alternately. Before you move on with the analysis of the piece, check your posture , relax arms and wrist , take deep breath and play. Monitor your gestures , the character of the piece , correct rhythm , listen to the quality of a sound which you produce.

Playing in two staves
04:28

We move on with the next melodies playing non-legato with different fingers , and not only with the third finger. Analyze the pieces , check posture, place your hand in the correct shape and play with the fourth finger, don’t lift the only finger, rise your whole arm and play with the entire weight of your hand. Melodies should be played with and without counting. Also, we have the fingering , which finger goes on which note and connecting slur and playing two same notes as one.And for the first time we use our thumb and the fifth finger.

Analysis the structure of the piece
05:30

We start with etude which will help you to develop your technique and for the first time we meet quarter note rest. Analysis of the piece, hand playing alternately, following the fingering, showing piece with and without counting. In the next piece we’ll meet with dynamics (crescendo, diminuendo,accent,tenuto) also, with tempo and character indication ‘Calm’ and playing the piece with the explanation of dynamics.

Dynamics – Get to know to the first elements of dynamic
05:22

This is collection of exercises. We play these exercises first with the right hand and then with the left hand. These exercises will teach you how to use different fingering combinations. Also, with different starting notes…from ..C,D,E,F. We play with and without counting and with the left hand we play one octave lower.

Exercises - Collection of exercises
06:36
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Chords And Scales In Use
8 Lectures 44:00

We have to analyze the structure and pay attention on character of the piece, which is written after the title in the poem. Hands play alternately, fingering implies the rule of one note and one finger. We can already use dynamics, crescendo and diminuendo. Also, with counting , what the right hand and the left hand play.

Playing our newly discovered elements of music
04:20

We start with exercises with different fingering combination. Numbers above indicate what the right hand should play and the numbers which are under, what the left hand should play. In the second exercise we have an Interval which tells us to play two different notes simultaneously with counting. ‘Jolly Ganders’ analyze the piece - homework. For the first time we have common time signature C = 4/4 .

Interval - get to know the interval
05:42

The shortest distance on the keyboard is the semi-tone. On the white keys we have only two cases in the semi-tones. On the black keys, the semi-tone means the shortest distance between black and white keys. Two semi-tones could be a tone. We use accidentals to write black keys in the staff and those are flat, sharp and natural. In the pieces, where accidentals are written, in that bar you can change the pitch of the note for a semi-tone. Musical phrase is musical sentence, like in spoken language. Mental anticipation is different between mindful end mechanic playing on the piano.

Semi-tone and accidentals
06:40

Continue with next pieces. here is the accidental (flat) which is indicated in the bar by the note. We have for the first time staccato. Staccato is articulation effect, playing the note in short manner, noted with the dote (.) above or below the note. Also, we have dynamics crescendo, diminuendo and tenuto. Tenuto is the opposite of the staccato. Tenuto playing note with deep key attacks and staccato is shallow and short.

Staccato-staccato is the merriest articulation effect
05:09

Here we have for the first time the piano duet. Analysis of solo part indicates on tonality F major and his parallel D minor. Play the F major and D minor scale and chord, major or minor is the ‘Mode’. Mode is character of the sound, major-cheerful or minor-sad. The important thing is understanding the meaning and the character. Play the solo part with counting and in the end the whole piece with accompaniment.

Preview 05:14

We meet again the scales and chords, in this case Bb major and his parallel G minor. With analysis we see four phrases. The first phrase is the musical sentence, the second one is dynamics, the third one is like the first one and the fourth one is the conclusion of the piece. Also, you can imagine a dialog between the characters.

B flat major And G minor Scales
04:10

The exercise with leaps and jumps, helps us how to develop a focus and coordination. There are two versions of fingering-the right hand plays first and then the left hand does it as well. We have extra lines to write the note of higher register. The movement which is produced when you practise this exercise, is called ‘Wrist anticipation’. Middle ‘C’ is the note C which is set approximately to the center of the piano keyboard , which helps us to orientate better and navigate on the piano.

Extra lines (Leaps And Jumps)
04:25

The articulation effect ‘legato’. The articulation is a way you press the piano key. Play the C major scale and shows us how to play legato. Put your hand on the keyboard and check if your hand shape is correct and wrist must move freely. When you press the key, release it only when you touch the next key. Like walking, transfer body weight from one leg to another. Therefore, it is called ‘Walking arm’ technique. The finger articulation is learning how to lift fingers. We have legato exercises with counting, two fingering versions in each hand.

Preview 08:20
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Musical Expressiveness
5 Lectures 34:06

Continue with non- legato and legato in new pieces. The combination of two articulation effects are in the same melodies. We already have a big legato slur in the first and the second four bars. That means you should play four bars legato and only then raise our hand and play again the next four bars legato. We have an exercise that helps us to understand better the legato and combination of non- legato and legato in one piece.

Dynamic With Articulation
07:03

Analysis of the pieces : time signature, tempo indication, hands playing alternately, the combination of articulation effects, the character and the meaning of the piece were indicated in wordings below the title. Also, we have new elements of dynamics, sforzando and mezzoforte. We meet legato again and complex key signature with four accidentals and the bar signature four + four. And for the first time we have a dotted note (.) !

Articulation And Dynamic (sf ,mf) ‘SForzando’ and ‘Mezzoforte’
05:31

We continue with legato and some more complex pieces. Analysis of the piece indicates that the transfer legato is played from one hand to other. Wording below the title tells us the character of piece that is the mode, major or minor. The melodies have to be played expressively with sensitivity and you always have to polish the ends of the phrase!

Preview 05:25

We start to play with both hands simultaneously! Piece ‘Study’ is an exercise, meant to improve our technique. By the left hand we play an interval , hold it and count . And if we play simultaneously we practise separately . The right hand plays the melody full of dynamics. And in the end we combine both hands together.

Playing With Both Hands Simultaneously
07:32

Starting with alternating hands playing the pattern. Mastering alternating playing allows us to gradually move to the simultaneously playing. We continue with simultaneously playing, these are two same opposed melodies and these are exercises. In the first exercise, the right hand plays melodies and the left hand plays the interval, and in the second exercise, the left hand plays interval and the right hand plays melodies.

Study – Interval
08:35
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Playing The Eighth Note
6 Lectures 44:42

In the previous lessons we have learned only three types of the note duration which are the whole note, the half note and the quarter note and for the first time we have the eighth note. There are series of exercises that will help you to be more acquainted with the eighth note. Practise with counting , follow the fingering first with the right hand then with the left hand.

Eighth Note Value
05:31

We continue practising pieces in which is involved the eighth note and the three more pieces that we have to analyze and play. Pay attention to every little detail which we have learned in the previous lessons: time signature, tempo and character indication, fingering , key signature, articulation effect and dynamics. Practise the pieces slowly in phrases with counting. The eighth note counting is 1 and 2 and…

Incorporate Eighth Note
06:54

The pieces are getting longer and more complex. There are two more pieces in which we'll practise and make analysis. The first piece ‘River Visla’, the title is very suggestive, we have to play with a melodious singing sound. In the second piece ‘Little Cossack’ , the tempo indication allows us to play faster, and hands must be relaxed and loose to be able to increase the speed. Also, it is the piece which is played with an accompaniment .

The pieces are getting longer and more complex
07:06

Dealing with the issues- the syncope and the musical meter. We start with a standard analysis: time signature, tempo and character indication, fingering , key signature, what is the mode, articulation effect, dynamic and pay special attention to the syncope. Advice on how to practise pieces, an isolated musical problem and practise it separately. The second piece is a duet and play the melody with accompaniment.

Preview 07:07

At the start we will meet again the staccato. Play pieces with counting and the hands play alternately. Check your posture, hands have to be relaxed and in a proper position to start playing. It is called hand position. We play in phrases, like a dialogue. This allows to check your posture , hand position, following notation after each phrase and this is perfect base to master the pieces.

Playing In The Phrases
07:23

Get to know with the 3/8 time signature. We have counted 1,2,3. Because of the eighth note, it is created the impression that our tempo is playing faster. Play with two hands simultaneously, in the part where the hand plays alternately . The hand that is not currently playing, is prepared in the correct hand position. Play in phrases and of course practise separate playing simultaneously. It’s very important to play expressive legato, to achieve that you need to play some quality and beautiful tone, creating overlapping effect!

Three-Eighth (3-8) Time Signature
10:41
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Bonus Section
7 Lectures 14:12

A Star Song Bonus Lesson

A Star Song
02:31

The Boogie Woogie Bonus Lesson

Boogie Woogie
02:38

The Exercise Bonus Lesson

Exercise
02:32

The La Bamba Bonus Lesson

La Bamba
02:06

The Mappet Song Bonus Lesson

Preview 02:32

The There,Far Away Bonus Lesson

There,Far Away
01:52

Bonus- 50 songs 4 chords

50-songs-4-chords
00:01
About the Instructor
Marko Zivojinovic
4.9 Average rating
9 Reviews
115 Students
1 Course
Co-Founder & CEO Digital Pianist


Digital Pianist is team of dedicated piano instructors with  many years of work and exceptional  experience in the field of piano music,helping hundreds of students worldwide.Digital Pianist offers you courses which are result of empirical research highly educated musical professors for all categories of student.

Marko Zivojinovic was born in Belgrade (Republic Serbia). Finished Primary and High School M.S. „Marko Tajcevic“, and master on Faculty of music art Piano Department in Belgrade. His profession focused on performing and styding Serbian folk music. He won many prizes like piano instructor and solist,but as well his biggest achievement stands out acknowledgement „Ministry of culture and art“2012. for  preserve cultural heritage. Untill now teaching over 100 students in different musical category: Classical music ,pop-rock music ,ethnic „World Music“ ...
Work like private piano instructor,and his knowledge expanding in studying of folk music of Montenegro,Macedonia,Bosnia and Herzegovina.

We are happy to be able to help you learn how to play piano or keyboard.

In this course,Milica Krstovic,Digital Pianist Instructor will guide you through the course.

Milica,with her extraordinary skill of piano playing is one of the main instructors at Digital Pianist

You'll enjoy :) 

Prof Milica Krstovic
4.9 Average rating
9 Reviews
115 Students
1 Course
Digital Pianist Instructor,Professor Of Piano

Milica Krstovic was born in Belgrade ( Republic of Serbia).  After completing High School, 2010. Milica enrolled in the Academy of Arts ( Banja Luka University, Bosnia and Herzegovina ), Piano Department. In 2015. she finished her Master studies on Piano Department, in Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade and started Master on Chamber Music Department. 

 She was a participant of many National and International competitions and won several prizes. In 2013. in the event “Dani Vlado Milosevic”, a concert of contemporary composers, she gave the World Premiere of two pieces by young composer David Mastikosa.  

In 2014. Milica won the First Prize on International Competition of Chamber Music in Val Tidone (Italy)  with MAN Trio (two flutes and piano) with Aleksandra Kopic and Natasa Vukojevic. She works as a professor of piano and piano accompaniment.