'Greensleeves' Creative Piano Lessons Course
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'Greensleeves' Creative Piano Lessons Course

Craft your own arrangement of this popular, timeless melody
5.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
14 students enrolled
Created by Mister Musicarta
Last updated 12/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to play a two-handed arrangement of Greensleeves to your own level, and understand more about how music is made at the keyboard.
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Requirements
  • Students will need a piano/keyboard, some application and patience - nothing more!
Description

A stand-alone Musicarta project for all levels designed to get a complete performance of this beautiful tune into your repertoire efficiently and easily - and teach a raft of 'practical music theory' along the way.

For all levels. You can learn to play just the simplest two-handed arrangement or develop your arrangement as far as you can take it with chord inversion, syncopation, broken chord accompaniments, counter-melody harmonization - all techniques you can use in all your playing going forward.

For readers and non-readers alike. Ample video and virtual piano demonstrations mean not reading music is not a problem - while offering a painless and effective way to get into or back into reading for both novices and lapsed pianists coming back to the instrument.

Who is the target audience?
  • Pupils of all ages and stages who would like to create their own arrangement of this timeless, beautiful tune and learn some creative piano music theory along the way.
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
02:14:01
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The Musicarta 'Greensleeves' Creative Piano Lesson Course
8 Lectures 02:14:01

Learning the melody - with the right fingering! - is the start of playing any arrangement. Enjoy this free lesson - you're sure to want to learn the chords to go with it!

Download the lesson notes and watch the teaching video. You may find it easier to study with the split-up video on your dedicated web page (link in External Resources).

Preview 18:24

Now you learn how to find the Greensleeves chords using the Basic Music-making Position and add them to the melody to create your first performance.

Download the lesson notes and watch the teaching video. You may find it easier to study with the split-up video on your dedicated web page (link in External Resources).

Greensleeves 2: Adding the Chords
19:29

The first broken  chord texture breaks the left hand Basic Music-making Position chord up bottom, middle, top, bottom notes - an easy way to make an accompaniment.

Download the lesson notes and watch the teaching video. You may find it easier to study with the split-up video on your dedicated web page (link in External Resources).

Greensleeves 3: First Broken Chord Texture
17:57

The left hand now plays continuous broken chords - more for you to think about and keep your eye on!

Download the lesson notes and watch the teaching video. You may find it easier to study with the split-up video on your dedicated web page (link in External Resources).

Greensleeves 4: Second Broken Chord Texture
13:52

Playing crossed hands looks good and is an easy way to get more 'mileage' out of your practicing. The Greensleeves tune sounds particularly good in the bass, too.

Download the lesson notes and music from the resources section.

Lesson 5: Hands-crossed Medley Version
18:45

Learn about inversions and make new chords out of your Basic Music-making Position triads. The new chords sound better in certain places and give you more arranging options.

Download the lesson notes and watch the teaching video. You may find it easier to study with the split-up video on your dedicated web page (link in External Resources).

Greensleeves 6: New Chords
22:20

A counter melody in the bass, walking in tenths with the melody or joining the bottom notes of the left hand chords/inversions, makes your arrangement a satisfying piece of music.

Download the lesson notes and watch the teaching video. You may find it easier to study with the split-up video on your dedicated web page (link in External Resources).

Greensleeves 7: The Countermelody Version
13:51

This lesson is a talk-through of the Convert Variations performance showing how the techniques you've learned are woven into the arrangement.

Download the lesson notes and watch the teaching video. You may find it easier to study with the split-up video on your dedicated web page (link in External Resources).

Greensleeves 8: Concert Variations Commentary
09:23
About the Instructor
Mister Musicarta
4.8 Average rating
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1,671 Students
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Creative music teacher with Musicarta

Bob Chappell (aka Mister Musicarta) has been "messing round with chords" since he got turfed off the school piano for playing four-handed boogie with a pal. A lifetime musician, playing for functions and ballet class and every modern style under the sun, Bob now teaches and plays in Cape Town, South Africa.

Years of teaching a creative curriculum called 'composing at the keyboard' have been honed down to what works best to free that musician within. Visit the Musicarta website and Mister Musicarta YouTube channel (links below) to sample my approach.

Looking forward to seeing you on the courses!