Learn How To Play Piano (NEW)
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This is a series of lessons that teach you how to play piano for yourself RIGHT from the VERY beginner all the way to th
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Created by Carol Robinson
Published 9/2010
English
Learn How To Play Piano (NEW)
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This is a series of lessons that teach you how to play piano for yourself RIGHT from the VERY beginner all the way to the late intermediate/ early advanced stage of piano. These lessons have been RESHOT and these are the new lessons.
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How to play piano: The basics, Piano Lesson #1
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This is a video lesson intended for people who want to learn how to play piano. And yes, it's free, I think people anywhere deserve a chance to learn how to play piano for free! It's an international language and piano as well as music is such a wonderful skill to have.This is a reshoot of the old series of How to play piano started by http://www.howtoplaypiano.caHere is a link to a chart of a piano lesson overview of all my piano lessons. This chart shows everything I cover. To view the index go here.http://afpa.hooxs.com/ideas-for-futur...
How to play piano: The basics, Piano Lesson #1
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In this lesson I teach on semi tones and whole tones.You CAN learn how to play piano. All you've you need is the desire to learn piano. I'll try giving you the info you need!Also, check out my website and join the music community forums.http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
How to play piano: Lesson #2
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In this piano lesson I talk about chords.Visit my website and join the music community!!http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca Piano Lounge :: Andrew Furmanczyk
How to play piano: Lesson #3 Piano Lounge: Andrew Furmanczyk
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A music theory tutorial on time signatures and Note values.Be sure to visit my website and join the music community!http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#4 Music theory: Note values and time signatures
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A music theory tutorial on how to read sheet music, the names of the clefs, the names of the notes.Be sure to visit my website and join the music community!http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#5 Music Theory: Reading sheet music
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This music theory lesson covers intervals, some basic musical signs, as well as staccato and legato playing.I hope you Enjoyed the music theory!http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#6 Music theory: Interval Music theory
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This tutorial is dedicated to give people a general idea of how the piano works. I show the pin block, strings, dampers, hammers, cast iron frame, sound board, and funtions of the pedals.Make sure to check out my website and join the music community!http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#7 Grand Piano Tutorial; The Piano and how it works.
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In this lesson I teach minor scales. I show the differences of natural minor harmonic minor and melodic minor scales.Be sure to visit my website and join the music community!http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#8 Minor Scales: natural minor, harmonic minor, melodic minor
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In this lesson I explain the circle of fifths or sometimes known as the circle of keys. I explain how to draw it, and give you a few tips on how it works and how to read it.Be sure to check out my websitehttp://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#9 Circle of fifths tutorial; How to draw a circle of fifths (circle of keys)
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In this lesson on how to play piano, I explain how to play various piano scales including, chromatic, and pentatonic scales! Enjoy!Be sure to visit my website:http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#10 How to Play Piano: learn chromatic, pentatonic scales applied to piano
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This lesson teaches you how to learn a new song quickly and efficiently.It's EASY to learn a new song with this method. Remember:1x slow 2x fast 1x slow 2x fast 1x slowSTOPNow repeat the notes in your mind in the order you played them.Tada! Now you're on your way to learning a new song VERY quickly!Update 11/20/2009=-=- I've been made aware that there is a free book available which has the same ideas. I think it would make interesting study material: http://www.pianopractice.orgBe sure to check out my website:http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#11 How to learn a new song for any piano, guitar, bass or drum set.
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In this lesson I explain an exersize we can use to learn all chords very quickly and learn them with our muscle memory.Also, be sure to check out my website and join the music community forum:http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#12 Learn how to play chords fast: Chromatic Chords
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This lesson explains the sometimes "scary" idea of transposition. It's actually quite simple to transpose mmusic once you take a good look at the act of transposing.Be sure to join the music community forum at: http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#13 How to Transpose Music: Learn Transposition
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In this lesson I explain basic concepts of beats, time signatures, rests etc.Be sure to visit my webiste and join the music community forum at: http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#14 Beats and Time Signatures: Understanding basic rhythm and beats
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In this lesson on how to use scale degrees in music theory. I teach on the topic of tonic and dominate, but also the flow of music by using chord progressions.Be sure to visit my website and join the music community forum at: http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#15 Music Theory: Scale degrees, Tonic & Dominate
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Minor 2nd- JawsMajor 2nd- Happy BirthdayMinor 3rd- O Holy NightMajor 3rd- Oh When the SaintsPerfect 4th- Wedding MarchTri-tone- Maria (from West Side Story) or The Jetsons Theme SongPerfect 5th- Star WarsMinor 6th- Love Story or Close every Door to Me (from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)Major 6th- My Bonnie Lies over the OceanMinor 7th- Star TrekMajor 7th- Psycho ThemePerfect Octave- Some where over the RainbowIn this lesson, I explain how to find intervals by ear and by sight on the keyboard. If you want to play by ear you'll need to know how to recognize the intervals in your head.Make sure to visit my website and join the music community forum at http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#16 Learn to Recognize Intervals by Sight and Sound of Pitch
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In this lesson I explain various ways we can relax our body at the piano and avoid injury. Posture is VERY important, I'd highly suggest watching this lesson and the next one. Make sure to visit my website and join the music community forum at: http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#17 Pianist Posture: Proper posture at the piano; RELAX yourself
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~~~This is an IMPORTANT LESSON!~~~This lesson will hopefully give you the right mental approach to music, to piano, and to how you play and perform. It also gives a tip on how to play hard combination of notes that require many movements in an easier way.Visit my website and join the music community forum at: http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
#18 Relax Your Mind, Learn to Play the Piano EASY Fluid and Relaxed
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In this lesson I explain how to sight read sheet music. What things you should be looking for and how to practise your sight reading skill. Sight reading sheet music can be tough to start out but stick to it and you'll sight read like a pro after some practise.Check out my website and Join the music community! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#19 How to Sight read: Sight read tips and tricks
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In this lesson I demonstrate more advanced clapping exersizes to improve your overall sense of rhythm. This should help you keep your beat steady when playing more difficult songs / pieces.Check out my website and Join the music community! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#20 Rhythm & Clapping: More Advanced Rhythm, Beats & Clapping
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In this lesson I explain what an arpeggio is, and give you tips on how to best play the arpeggio pattern used to practise your technique.Check out my website and Join the music community! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#21 How to Play Arpeggios: Lesson on Arpeggio pattern
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In this lesson I explain how to play trills, turns, mordants and the basic art of ornamentation. trills are best played with a "free" and relaxed hand. If you're too tense you'll get a horrible sounding trill. Needs to be under control and well articulated.Check out my website and Join the music community! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#22 Turns, Trills & Mordants: The Art of the Trill and Ornamentation
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In this lesson I describe ways to add emotion and feeling into your playing in both creative ways, and in general rules such as phrasing. Emotion and feeling are important in music as it the only thing a robot / machine cannot copy at this point. We don't want to play like robots! EMOTION is VERY important. Check out my website and Join the music community! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#23 How To Play Piano Emotionally: Expressing Emotion in Music
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In this lesson, I explain why we need a metronome, and what are some good exercises to use with metronomes. Metronomes can help keep us steady and on beat. These little things might drive you crazy, but they are SO worth using.Check out my website and Join the music community! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#24 How to Use a Metronome: Why is a Metronome Important?
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In this Lesson, I try to cover the HUGE topic of music history. I had to leave out many small details because of the scope of the topic. If music history interests you I'd suggest you look up "music history" on google or wikipedia you could also try "Classical Music History". Check out my website and Join the music community! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#25 Music History: The General History of Music from 1600-Present
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In this lesson I cover the topic of Polyrhythms. There are two sayings I use with the two most popular Polyrhythms, for 3 vs 2 I say "Not Dif-i-cult" andfor 3 vs 4 I say "Not Ve-ry Dif-i-cult"Polyrhythms can be tough, but you CAN master them with slow practise and the metronome. Once you get a polyrhythm up to speed it pretty much plays itself and it very fun!Check out my website and Join the music community! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#26 Polyrhythms: How to Play and Clap a Polyrhythm
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In this lesson I explain what a Cadence is and the different types of Cadences. I also play them on the piano so you can hear for yourself how these Cadences sound. Remember! A cadence is like a punctuation mark but for music instead of language. Check out my website and Join the music community! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#27 Cadences : How to play and recognize a Cadence
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In this lesson I explain what modulation is and introduce the very basics of modulating. Also, I explain what an Applied Dominate is and how to use it in your composing. Knowing your Circle of fifths is VERY important so if you aren't familiar with it yet, go check out my lesson # 9 which covers the circle of fifths. Music theory is fun! woo!Check out my website and Join the music community! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#28 Basic Modulation : How to Modulate into another key.
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In this Lesson I teach a Piece written by beethoven titled Fur Elise. Fur Elise is a very popular piece and the first section is not very difficult so it is a great beginner level piece for someone who's been playing for a week or two. Fur Elise should be played with a steady tempo, a slight accent on beat one, a flowing sound and beautifully shaped phrases.Check out my website and Join the music community! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#29 Fur Elise Tutorial: Learn to play Fur Elise by Beethoven, the tutorial is easy and fun!
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~~~~ I'm well aware that people say they cannot hear this lesson, I made a mistake with my volume on my mic by forgetting to reset the volume for voice instead of piano. There's nothing I can do to correct it now. So you might have to skip this video, but I myself can hear the video perfectly with my speakers at 20% I think if you crank your speakers most people should be able to hear it.~~~No more comments about not being able to hear the sound, thanks.In this lesson I explain basic harmony rules. Keep in mind, Harmony seems to have a steep learning curve but once you're over the hump it's not TOO bad. This stuff could feel pretty advanced if you haven't been involved in music for longer than a year. Either way, now is as good a time as any to start to learn if you've seen all my other previous lessons. Music Harmony can be fun! Just try it, harmony is very useful and well worth time investment if you want to compose your own music.Check out my website and Join the music community! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#30 Basic Harmony Rules: Music Theory Harmony 101
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In this lesson I explain how to annalize music to determine the structure the music is written in. This will also help to compose your own pieces with structure. The types of music structure I cover are: Symmetrical Binary, Asymmetrical Binary, Rounded Binary and Ternary Form.Check out my website and Join the music community! Join the forum! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#31 Structure in Music: Structural Aynalisis; Binary Form
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In this Lesson I explain how to play with your eyes closed, without looking at the keys, and playing big jumps, hops, leaps and what not.Check out my website and Join the music community! Join the forum! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#32 Playing Leaps, Jumps, & Hops: Playing Eyes Closed (Good for Sight Reading or Playing Liszt)
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In this lesson I explain the commonly used bass pattern called "Alberti Bass Pattern". This will help you with your broken chords hopefully!Check out my website and Join the music community! Join the forum! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#33 Alberti Bass Patturn: How to play broken Chords; How to Play Piano
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In This lesson I breifly explain what the hanon exersize book is used for. I talk about the pros and cons of the hanon method and explain the difference between the finger centric belief vs the whole body belief.Check out my website and Join the music community! Join the forum! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#34 Hanon: How to Play Piano, How to play Hanon
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This lesson covers technique drills for you to practise daily. You'll learn how to play piano faster if you can play your technique every day for even 15 - 20 minutes.Check out my website and Join the music community! Join the forum! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#35 Scales in 6th's & 3rd's; Also Formula Patterns, Learn How to Play Piano
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In this lesson I cover the topic of performance. Most people DREAD performing piano infront of people. In this lesson I cover some approaches to dealing with your nerves and letting the best performance come out when you're up on stage. Music performance should be FUN! Performing is a thrill not torture.Check out my website and Join the music community! Join the forum! Visit http://www.howtoplaypiano.caThanks for watching! Hope this helps!
#36 How to Perform; Getting over Nerves when Playing at a Performance, Tips and Tricks to a Successful and FUN Performance.
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A video giving some tips for how to go about teaching your kids piano.
#37 Teach your kids Piano
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Piano rolled chords.
#38 Rolling Chords on Piano
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In this lesson of how to play piano, I discuss the very broad topic of Pedaling
#39 How to Play Piano: Pedaling
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Outline for learning Piano:1 Goals Piece list examples and suggestions (from pregrade1-ARCT)Goal Setting is very importantWhat is your:Life Goal?Year Goal?Month Goal?Week Goal?Day Goal?---Create a schedule Divide your time like this:(Example)1 hour a day?50% to pieces = 30 minutes35% to Scales and technique = 21 minutes5% to clapping = 3 minutes5% to ear training = 3 minutes5% to sight reading = 3 minutesDo everything to the best of your ability, make each little thing a challenge or "contest with yourself"Technique:Piece list: (Keep in mind this is Canada's grading system, your country might have a different way.)* at end signifies a personal Favourite Pregrade1Twinkle little star *Happy birthdayMarch and Run - Joan Last *Old MacDonald had a FarmFreddy the Frog - Anne CrosbyPlayful Puppy - Boris BerlinGrade 1Book: "Anna Magdalena's Notebook" - JS.Bach (Grade 1-5)Bourree - JS Bach Mist - Clifford Poole *Big Teddy Little Teddy - Linda Niamath *On the Trampoline - Linda NiamathPorcupine Dance - Dmitri Kabalevsky *Teapot invention - Andrew MarkovStudy in C - Czerny Duet for one - C NortonGrade 2Aria in D minor - J.S BachA Little Song - Kabalevsky *Penguins - Linda Niamath Book called:"A Zoo for you" *Melody - Schumann Mouse in the coal binMarch of the Goblins - B. Berlin*Rag TimeJazz Invention no 2Grade 3Musette in D major J.S. Bach * Minuet in G major - J.S BachHorn Pipe in Bb - PurcellSonatina in G by Beethoven (either movement)The Jolly Roger - M Eckstein *Sonatina in C Op 36 no Clementi (any movment)Song of Twilight - Y. Nakada *Clowns Op39 no 20 - KabalevskyBook: "Album for the Young Op 68" - R. Schumann (grade 2-8)Play - BartokGrade 4Study in Bb Major Op 599 No 83 - Czerny ** (Highly recommended) Minuet in d minor - J.S. Bach *Monkey's in the Tree - B. Berlin *Sonata in F major 3rd movment: Scherzo - F.J HaydnThe Wild Horseman Op 68 No 8 - SchumannGrade 5From the Cliffs - Walter CarrollIntrada in C Major - C GraupnerSonatina in G major Op 36 No2 1st movment - M ClementiStudy in A flat Major op 37 no. 44 - A. H. LemoineGrade 6Minuet in G minor - StolzelSonatina in F major Op 168, No. 1 3rd movment: Rondo - A. DiabelliValse miniature Op 10 no 10 RebikovGame of Patience - KarganovGrade 7Little prelude in C major - JS.BachFur Elise - BeethovenPrelude in e minor op 28 no 4 - ChopinVenetian Boat Song Op 30 No6 - MendelssohnWaltz - RebikovWound up - C. NortonGrade 8Soffiegetto - CPE Bach Sonata in G Major 1st or 2nd movment - BeethovenSonata in C major K 545 1st movment - MozartWaltz in A flat Major op 39 no 15 - brahmsPrelude in b minor - ChopinWaltz in A flat major op 69 no 1 - ChopinThe little Sheperd no 5 - DebussyEtude Allegro - NakadaGrade 9Le coucou (Rondeau) - Louis-Claude DaquinNocturne in E flat Major Op 9 No 2 - ChopinWaltz in D flat major op 64 no 1 "Minuet waltz" - Chopin"Rain drop" prelude in D flat major op 28 no 15 - ChopinWaltz in C sharp minor op 64 no 2 - ChopinRondo in C Major op 51 no 1 - BeethovenTo spring - GriegRomance op 24 no 9 - SibeliusGrade 10Book: WTC Book 1 & 2 (grade 10 & ARCT) - J.S. Bach ** (a must buy)Prelude & Fugue in F minor - From WTC 2 J.S. BachSonata in C minor op 10 no 1 3 movements in total. - BeethovenOther Beethoven Sonata's include:F minor op 2 no 1F major op 10 no 2E major op 14 no 1G major op 14 no 2D major op 28Sonata in D major - HaydnSonata in E flat major K 282 - MozartIntermezzo in F minor Op 118 no 4 - BrahmsRomance in F major op 118 no 5 - BrahmsPolonaise in C sharp minor - ChopinPas De Deux - Barber1st Arabesque - DebussyEtude op 2 no 1 - ScriabinGrade "ARCT"Nocturne in C minor op 48 no 1 - ChopinPolonaise in A flat major "heroic" Op 53 - ChopinEtudes Op 10 and 25 (Any one) - ChopinIntermezzo A minor op 118 no 1 and no 2Sonata in F minor Op 57 "Appassionata" No 23 - Beethoven Sonata in C Sharp minor Op 27 no 2 "Moonlight" (all 3 movements) - BeethovenSonata in B minor op 40 no 2 - ClementiAny Hungarian Rhapsody (excluding no 3, 17 and 18) - Liszt ( no 2 is my favourite)Impromptu no 2 in F minor Op 31 - FaureThree preludes - GershwinPreludes Op 23 no 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and Op 32 3 ,5 ,9 10, 12 - RachmaninoffMiroirs (Any one) - Ravel(There are SO many more great songs out there, I could keep going on and i'm sure i've missed some that I haven't thought of, but I it's 2 am here, and I don't really want to keep typing, BTW i'm sure tehre are MANY mistakes and typo's in this writing, but I'm not trying to write perfectly here, so don't bother correcting me, this is for example and reference only. This is NOT a complete list by any means.)
#40 How to Teach yourself piano online
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