How to play Piano - Go from a Beginner/Intermediate to a Pro
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How to play Piano - Go from a Beginner/Intermediate to a Pro

Piano Course with lessons to learn from that teach Scales,Chords,Playing piano by ear,Music Theory,Improvisation & More!
4.3 (188 ratings)
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5,580 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2017
English
Price: $200
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Includes:
  • 29 hours on-demand video
  • 69 Articles
  • 27 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will have all the Knowledge required in order to be able to play the Piano/Keyboard
  • You will know how to use Major Chords, Minor Chords, Diminished Chords, Augmented Chords, Suspended Chords, Dominant 7th Chords, Secondary Dominant Chords and you will learn about other Chords too
  • You will be able to play Songs by using Chords
  • How to add flavour to your Chord Progressions through the use of Passing Chords
  • You will learn how to add colour to your Chord Progressions
  • You will be able to play anything in all 12 keys comfortably
  • Students can request for additional One-on-One FREE Live Video Lessons
  • You will know all the Major, Minor, Pentatonic, Blues, and other types of Scales
  • You will be able to play Songs by ear
  • You will be able to find out the Key of any Song
  • You will learn about Modes
  • You will learn about how Modes can be classified into Major and Minor Modes
  • You will understand the "Hows" and "Whys" of the Concepts about playing the Piano and about Music Theory
  • You will be able to Transpose any song from any Key to another Key
  • You will know how to Modulate between Keys
  • You will learn about using modes to improvise
  • You will Know many types of Chords and also use them to play songs
  • You will know how to build many types of Scales and also use them
  • You will learn about Chord Progressions
  • This course will help you by giving you all the knowledge that you need in order to be able to play any song that you want to
  • You will learn about Music Theory too
  • You will learn how to use music to create different atmospheres
  • You will learn about Arpeggios
  • You will learn about other things too
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Requirements
  • You only need a Piano or a Keyboard
Description

This Course was published on the 20th of October 2016.

      Update: Many new lectures have been added to this Course since it was published.

WITH MORE THAN 30.5 HOURS OF CONTENT (which includes video content, PDF sheets and other lectures), this Piano Course is a thorough and structured course that has been designed to take you from a Beginner Level to an Advanced Level on the Piano and musically. This Course features a great variety of different topics on playing the piano.

Join over 10, 000 students that have enrolled in my 3 music courses:

  1. "How to play Piano - Go from a Beginner/Intermediate to a Pro" Course
  2. "Intermediate to Advanced Piano Course; Become a Top Pianist" Course
  3. "Learn to Read & Write Music to play Piano & more instruments" Course
  • KEY BENEFIT OF TAKING THIS COURSE: IN ADDITION TO HAVING ACCESS TO THE CONTENT OF THIS COURSE, STUDENTS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT. STUDENTS THAT WANT ADDITIONAL LESSONS CAN ALSO REQUEST FOR FREE ONE-ON-ONE ADDITIONAL SKYPE LESSONS. THESE LESSONS WILL BE FREE; SO YOU DON'T NEED TO PAY FOR THEM.
  • MORE ADDITIONAL LECTURES WILL ALSO BE ADDED TO THIS COURSE SO THAT YOU DON'T STOP LEARNING (WITH MUSIC, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO LEARN, YOU NEVER STOP LEARNING), SO WATCH OUT FOR THE UPCOMING LECTURES.

This Course is for anyone that wants to learn how to play the Piano/Keyboard and it is also for the people that play the Piano/Keyboard and want to learn more about it. This course consists of "Beginner", "Intermediate" and "Advanced" Materials. In this course, you will learn about how many scales and chords are built. You will learn how to be to play any song you want to play. Furthermore, you will also learn about how to figure out the chords of a song and how to play a song by using chords. Moreover, you will also learn about other topics.

By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge required in order to be able to play the Piano/Keyboard.

Below are the different sections that this Course consists of:

  • Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • The Development of Independence between the Right Hand and the Left Hand
  • Brief Overview of what is to Come in the Course
  • Musical Intervals
  • Scales/Major Scales
  • Practical Exercises that you can do to master all the 12 Major Scales
  • Minor Scales/Natural Minor Scales
  • Harmonic Minor Scales
  • Melodic Minor Scales
  • Scale Degrees
  • More about Musical Intervals
  • Chords (Triad Chords)
  • Major Scale Triad Chords
  • Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords
  • Melodic Minor Scale Triad Chords
  • Harmonic Minor Scale Triad Chords
  • The Triad Chord Patterns in each Major Scale & in each type of Minor Scale
  • 7th Chords, 6th Chords & Suspended Chords
  • The Seventh Chord Patterns in each Major Scale & in each type of Minor Scale
  • Scale Degrees for Chords (Number System for Chords within a Scale)
  • Pentatonic, Chromatic & Blues Scales 
  • Chord Inversions & Arpeggios
  • Sharps & Flats Explained Further
  • Circle of Fifths
  • The Primary and Secondary Chords in all Major and in all 3 types of Minor Scales
  • How to Play Songs by ear and How to use different types of Chords in each Key
  • Transposition 
  • Developing the ability to be able to play comfortably in all 12 Keys
  • Rhythms & Improvisation
  • Passing Chords | Using Diminished & Augmented Triad Chords as Passing Chords
  • How to use Diminished 7th Chords and the uniqueness of Diminished 7th Chords
  • How to use an Augmented Triad and the uniqueness of an Augmented Triad Chord
  • Using 7th Chords in Chord Progressions
  • How to use Secondary Dominant Chords to add Flavour to your Chord Progressions
  • How to use Suspended & Diatonic Chords to add Colour to your Chord Progressions
  • Modulation
  • Cadences
  • How to use Suspended Chords and Diminished Chords
  • Improvisation (filling the empty Spaces in Songs with Piano runs, Licks & Riffs)
  • Using non-diatonic Chords to add colour to your Chord Progressions
  • Slash Chords
  • The Sustain Pedal
  • How to use Music to create different Atmospheres
  • How to find the key of a song
  • Extended Chords (9th, 11th and 13th Chords)
  • Chord Voicings and How to use 9th, 11th and 13th Chords
  • Altered Chords
  • Modes
  • The Classification of Modes into Major and Minor Modes
  • Improvising with Modes
  • Other types of Scales
  • Conclusion
  • Musical Documents to make references to whenever you need to





Who is the target audience?
  • This Course covers "Beginner", "Intermediate" and "Advanced". Hence this course is for everyone that wants to start learning or that wants to learn more about the Piano/Keyboard
  • Anyone that has never played the Piano/Keyboard before
  • Anyone that wants to master the piano
  • Anyone who hasn't played for a long time & wants to pick up the Piano/Keyboard again
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Curriculum For This Course
294 Lectures
31:03:49
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Introduction
1 Lecture 09:08
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Getting Started
4 Lectures 29:14

Letters/Names of the Keys on the Piano/Keyboard
07:42

Piano Fingerings & Hand Movement on the Piano/Keyboard
06:02

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The Development of Independence between the Right Hand and the Left Hand
4 Lectures 12:13
Part 1 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song)
05:14

Simple Music Notation for Lecture 6
00:18

Part 2 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song)
06:19

Simple Music Notation for Lecture 7
00:21
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Brief Overview of what is to Come in the Course
1 Lecture 06:28
Brief Overview of what is to Come in the Course
06:28
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Musical Intervals
1 Lecture 06:07
Musical Intervals
06:07
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Scales/Major Scales
15 Lectures 52:27
Scales/How to build a major scale
09:05

C Major Scale
03:16

C# (Sharp) Major Scale
03:35

D Major Scale
02:56

E flat Major Scale
01:18

E Major Scale
01:37

F Major Scale
03:19

F# (Sharp) Major Scale
01:20

G Major Scale
01:22

A Flat Major Scale
03:24

A Major Scale
02:50

B Flat Major Scale
01:13

B Major Scale
03:54

Review of Major Scales
07:48

Tonic sol-fa
05:30
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Practical Exercises that you can do to master all the 12 Major Scales
2 Lectures 21:22
How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Right Hand
12:38

How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Left Hand
08:44
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Minor Scales/Natural Minor Scales
14 Lectures 01:26:50
Introduction to Minor Scales & Natural Minor Scales
14:08

C Natural Minor Scale
05:48

C# (Sharp) Natural Minor Scale
04:56

D Natural Minor Scale
04:41

E Flat Natural Minor Scale
04:43

E Natural Minor Scale
05:25

F Natural Minor Scale
05:10

F# (Sharp) Natural Minor Scale
04:47

G Natural Minor Scale
04:52

A Flat Natural Minor Scale
04:48

A Natural Minor Scale
04:46

B Flat Natural Minor Scale
05:18

B Natural Minor Scale
05:27

Practical Exercises that you can do to master all the 12 Natural Minor Scales
12:01
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Harmonic Minor Scales
13 Lectures 01:15:43
Introduction to Harmonic Minor Scales
03:01

C Harmonic Minor Scale
05:54

C# (Sharp) Harmonic Minor Scale
05:17

D Harmonic Minor Scale
05:31

E Flat Harmonic Minor Scale
05:57

E Harmonic Minor Scale
06:47

F Harmonic Minor Scale
06:45

F# (Sharp) Harmonic Minor Scale
06:37

G Harmonic Minor Scale
05:33

A Flat Harmonic Minor Scale
06:19

A Harmonic Minor Scale
06:01

B Flat Harmonic Minor Scale
05:47

B Harmonic Minor Scale
06:14
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Melodic Minor Scales
14 Lectures 01:49:01
Introduction to Melodic Minor Scales
11:19

C Melodic Minor Scale
06:34

C# (Sharp) Melodic Minor Scale
07:26

D Melodic Minor Scale
06:58

E Flat Melodic Minor Scale
08:01

E Melodic Minor Scale
07:08

F Melodic Minor Scale
07:59

F# (Sharp) Melodic Minor Scale
07:12

G Melodic Minor Scale
06:43

A Flat Melodic Minor Scale
07:00

A Melodic Minor Scale
06:42

B Flat Melodic Minor Scale
07:21

B Melodic Minor Scale
06:43

Ascending and Descending Melodic Minor Scales explained
11:55
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About the Instructor
Oluwayanmife (Also Known as Yummy) Akintola
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My name is Oluwayanmife Akintola although you can also call me Yummy. I am a teacher at udemy. I am also an experienced Pianist/Keyboardist and I have been playing for many years. Furthermore, I also have a Computer Engineering Degree.

Currently, I have 3 courses on Udemy and those 3 Courses are: 

1. "How to play Piano - Go from a beginner/intermediate to a Pro"

2. "Learn to Read & Write Music to play Piano & more Instruments"

3. "Intermediate to Advanced Piano Course; Become a Top Pianist " 

"How to play Piano - Go from a beginner/intermediate to a Pro" Course - Paying for offline lessons with a teacher for Music lessons can be expensive and there are people that can't afford it; this course offers a better alternative for offline lessons and at a cheaper price. This course is for everyone that wants to learn how to play the piano or/and for people that want to learn about Music Theory.  This course is designed to teach you how to play the piano by taking you from a beginner level (with absolutely no experience) to a professional level. In this course, you will learn about many Scales, Chords, how to play by ear, Music Theory, Modulation, Transposition, Rhythms, Modes, Improvisation & more skills. By the end of this course, you will be able to play any song you like. By the end of this course you would have mastered all the different topics that the course includes.

"Learn to Read & Write Music to play Piano & more Instruments" - Knowing how to read & write music is a valuable skill. Knowing how to read music will aid your learning of many musical instruments. Knowing how to read music can also help you to write your own song. The skill of knowing how to read music is something that can be applied to playing many instruments because the music theory behind many instruments is the same. Knowing how to read music will help you to know how to play many instruments like the Piano, the Violin, the Saxophone and other instruments.

"Intermediate to Advanced Piano Course; Become a Top Pianist " Course - This Piano Course is a Course that teaches Intermediate and advanced topics. The purpose of the first section of this course is to go over the basics, the fundamentals and the things that you should already know as an intermediate or an advanced player. The other sections of this course consists of intermediate and advanced content. The first section of this course is designed to refresh your minds and to make sure that you haven't forgotten certain things that you should know as an intermediate or an advanced player.

Although this course is not completely ideal for an absolute beginner, an absolute beginner can still take this course because I do go over certain basic things that intermediate and advanced piano players should know in the first section of the course. This course can also be seen as a part 2 of one of my other courses that is called "How to play Piano - Go from a Beginner/Intermediate to a Pro". The "How to play Piano - Go from a Beginner/Intermediate to a Pro" is more ideal for Beginners because it takes you from a Beginner to an advanced level on the Piano. The "Intermediate to Advanced Piano Course; Become a Top Pianist " Course can be seen as a part 2 of the previously mentioned course; hence this course is more suitable for Intermediate and advanced players than it is for an absolute beginner.