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Learn the basic, universal skills to be able to play songs by ear! You will also learn scales, chords, stride and salsa!
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Instructed by Peter Nydahl Music / Instruments
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  • Contents Video: 3 hours
    Other: 13 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

In this course you will learn universal tools that you can apply on just any song! You´ll start of with the basics like the names of the keys, how meters work, fingering, tempos,how to use the pedal, etc. Then you´ll move on to learn songs in three “steps” starting with melodies in the right hand, adding bassnotes in the left and finally put chords to the songs. This will be based on a system which I call ”the sing-and-play-way”, meaning that you should first learn to sing the music, then sing and play it, THEN play it without singing it. In this way you will learn to “sing” with you instrument which according to me is the absolute best and most effective way. Wouldn't it be great if you could play all the songs that you can sing??

You will also learn scales, about a lot of different chords and how to practice them, and also the wonderful pianostyles of stridepiano(jazz from the 30´s) and salsa!

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Down below follows some important tips for ANYONE interested in learning how to play. I hope that you´ll find this useful! :)

1. THE MOST COMMON MISTAKE is to believe that music comes from your fingers playing. The music comes from inside of you and COMES OUT through your fingers.

2. YOU CAN AVOID THIS MISTAKE by three simple steps: 1: Sing, 2: Sing & play 3: Play.

3. ONE OF THE BIGGEST SECRETS is actually very easy. Always notice where you're going and prepare yourself for the next step. I talk about this in the presentation video (free). Don't miss out, this is so important.

4. THE WAY TO PRACTICE THAT NO ONE TALKS ABOUT is to practice "backwards". It might sound strange at first, but not if you think about it. If you're practicing starting from the beginning all the time, what will you learn best? The beginning of course! But as the song goes on you get more and more insecure. Start to practice the end of the song (or the end of the part that you want to learn) first. You will learn the beginning anyway, for sure. This is how most students waist their time, including myself once.

5. TAKE A COURSE ONLINE

Ok, this might sound a little bit cheesy coming from me, being the creator of this course. But I sincerely believe that this kind of teaching is the future. It has so many advantages in the possibilities to watch the videos over and over, the visual aspect and the ability to bring the lessons to you whenever you want and where you want.

Well, that was some advices from me. I hope that I´ll see you in the course!

Take care! :)

//Peter

What are the requirements?

  • Patience and time to practice!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • pick out songs by ear and play them
  • know how to make an easy arrangement of a song
  • play a lot of different chords

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who has an interest to learn or learn more about pianoplaying

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
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Curriculum

Section 1: Basics - what you have to know to get started!
Names of the white keys
04:58
names of the black keys
03:56
fingering
00:46
half & whole steps, the structure of the major scale
03:12
the difference between major & minor
02:07
meters
02:43
tempos
02:41
Singing & Playing
00:51
Section 2: Playing melodies with your right hand
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
04:51
Twinkle Twinkle - Correct answers(all keys)
1 page
Jingle Bells
Preview
06:34
Jingle Bells - correct answers(all keys)
1 page
Beethoven's 9th Symphony
08:31
Beethovens 9th symphony - correct answers(all keys)
2 pages
Hot Cross Buns (playing on the black keys)
02:13
Hot Cross Buns - correct answers(all keys)
1 page
Merrily We Row Along (playing on the black keys)
02:19
Merrely We Row Along - correct anwsers(all keys)
1 page
Section 3: Adding bass notes in your left hand
Adding bassnotes -Jingle Bells
05:02
Jingle Bells bassnotes - correct answers(all keys)
1 page
Adding bassnotes - Hot Cross & Merrily
02:49
Hot Cross Buns Bassnotes - correct answers(all keys)
1 page
Merrely We Row Along bassnotes - Correct anwsers(all keys)
1 page
Adding bassnotes - Twinkle & Bethoven´s 9th
07:06
Beethovens 9th symphony bassnotes - correct answers(all keys)
1 page
Twinkle Twinkle bassnotes- correct answers(all keys)
1 page
Section 4: Adding chords to melodies
Adding chords
08:56
Happy Birthday
07:38
How to comp a melody
02:59
Congratulations!!!
00:50
Section 5: Scales
Introduction - why learn scales?
05:40
Major scales # signatures
04:21
major scales b signatures
05:02
Section 6: Chords - major & minor chords
Why learn chords?
1 page
The circle of 5ths - a way to practice chords in all keys
1 page
major triads - root position
03:12
major triads - 1st inversion
02:00
major triads - 2nd inversion
01:39
major triads - all inversions/postitions
07:59
minor triads - root position
01:45
minor triads 1st inversion
02:27
minor triads 2nd inversion
02:01
Section 7: Chords - intermediate level (major 7th, minor 7th, 7th)
major 7th chords introduction
Preview
03:21
major 7th chords - root
02:15
Chord question
1 question
major 7th chords - all inversions/positions
03:52
minor 7th chords - root
01:25
7th chords - root
02:05
minor 7th chords - all inversions/positions
03:10
7th chords - all inversions/positions
03:14
Section 8: Chords - use what you have learned to build more advanced chords!
11th chords
01:40
major 6th chords
02:26
major 9th chords - root
03:46
major 9th chords - all inversions/positions
01:38
minor 6th chords
01:13
minor 11th chords
02:10
minor 9th chords - root
02:33
minor 9th chords - all inversions/positions
00:29
Section 9: Salsa piano - practice rhythm and coordination!
Introduction
Preview
01:57
Basics
02:51
chord progression
02:13
octaves
02:54
ghost notes
01:56
climax
01:13
the bass
02:09
coordination part 1
03:49
coordination part 2
01:16
Section 10: Stride piano - get an introduction and learn the basics of a more advanced style
Introduction
Preview
02:05
left hand basics
05:26
left hand variations part 1
02:30
left hand variations part 2
02:07
Tips & tricks for the right hand
06:58

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Instructor Biography

Peter Nydahl, musician, teacher

Hi! I am a pianist and teacher from Sweden with a bachelor degree in jazzpiano (Royal Collage of Music, Stockholm). I have played with a lot of different musicians and singers, most famous one being English superstar Robbie Williams.

I also have my own band, Peter Nydahl Trio. We had the great honor of winning the award “best jazzband in Sweden in the style of traditional jazz” in 2012.

Lately, since I got kids I have worked more and more as a teacher witch is something I really love! Starting to teach online is by far the most excited thing I have done in a long time! I´m very curios how this will turn out and I´d love feedback from you all!

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