Just chords Piano: Learn to Play Piano Quickly - No Music
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Just chords Piano: Learn to Play Piano Quickly - No Music

Play piano with chords, the fast, easy way to play piano like the pro's do, playing by ear and no sheet music to learn.
4.3 (13 ratings)
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.
2,355 students enrolled
Created by Jackie Clark
Last updated 10/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play piano or keyboard in the shortest possible time without needing to learn music.
  • Play the most popular chords, to make hundreds of songs available very quickly.
  • Recognize all notes on the piano or keyboard
  • Sit at a piano or keyboard and confidently play.
  • Be able to find the chords for any song they wish to play and be able to play them.
  • Be able to take further lessons later, with or without music should they wish, safe in the knowledge that they have learned everything properly and with correct terminology.
  • Recognize the correct chords for any key having learned the origin of chords. Ensuring complete understanding of how chords fit into music and which chords are used in any key. All without having to remember hundreds of chord sequences.
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of music theory, is required. The course is complete.
  • A piano or keyboard is required as is the ability to print the resource book (PDF File). The ability to read and understand basic English is also required.
  • 10 to 15 minutes a day practice time is needed to perfect your playing.
Description

Learn to play the piano really quickly without needing to learn music.

Just Chords Piano is the perfect course for you to take beginners piano lessons with? It teaches you what you need to know to play piano in the way you want to play.

This course is designed to teach an absolute beginner to teach piano using chords and not music. This method of learning piano is perfect if you do not wish to learn music or play any form of classical music. Type of lessons.

To take this course you download and print a provided textbook. This textbook is used throughout the High Definition video lessons of the course. Each lesson will end with a practice schedule for you to use between lessons.

Why no music?

Almost all songs you will play are played using chords, rather than you playing the melody line, which is how playing with music is usually done. The melody is the job of the singer to do, not the pianist.

You could have no desire to play songs following sheet music. For you, the fun element may be more important than the discipline of learning to read music.

Consequently learning music is irrelevant to you. However this is not to say that music should be completely discarded, you may decide to play piano songs, as quickly as possible now, by using the chord method. You may consider playing by music at a later date.

Problems.

The chords approach may be seen as a problem by you. You may suspect that if the music is not taught, you could have bad playing habits in the future.

Just Chords Piano only teaches correct musical terminology and techniques throughout all of its lessons.

You will not need to learn music in this course of study as it is unnecessary. You learn everything else properly as you would privately.

The methods you will learn by in this course, are purposely designed, to allow you to learn music at a later date, if you choose to do so, without having to re-learn or even unlearn anything.

How are lessons taught?

You will:

Be taught by piano lessons in video format, thus you will need your device near to your piano or keyboard. Need to download a workbook and print it as you will need it throughout the course. Always take lessons sequentially, as they must be taken in order, for you to get the best from the course. require a pencil to take notes as you progress through the course. Your course book is ideal for this task. In subsequent lessons your knowledge will be expanded with lessons teaching:

A multitude of chords. How to play them properly.

  • Playing with two hands. 
  • Where to find the chords and words for songs. 
  • Methods of interpreting songs. 
  • How to use dynamics to improve how your songs sound. 
  • Some great introductions to sound great. 
  • Turn a-rounds to fill in the gaps. 
  • Great song endings. 
  • Keeping time. 
  • Rhythms. 
  • Quality.

I have done everything possible for you, to make your taking of Just Chords Piano lessons, as near as possible to the quality you would receive if you came to me for private lessons.

You always receive personal support from me, Jackie. Consequently, I believed that my support is at least equal to, or better than a private tutor would provide for you.

Student input.

You the student are learning to play the piano. You, therefore, have a responsibility to take the provided lessons in sequence and carry out the practice schedules required of you.

Playing the piano is a practical activity. We get better at doing things by practising them. Olympic athletes become so because they practice.

Taking a lesson without understanding it, or practising what has been learned afterwards, will result in you failing to learn to play.

If you do not understand anything in a lesson, you go over the lesson again, if you still do not understand. Ask for help! Support is all about asking for help. You will need to make a commitment to yourself to practice every day for around 10 minutes. Everyone can find ten minutes a day to achieve a dream.

Summary.

With Just Chords Piano you will:

Learn to play the piano using chords and no music. Need to go over again any aspect of a lesson that you don't understand, or ask for help before you continue to the next lesson in the course. Practice every day for just ten minutes and you will be well on the way to achieving your dream of learning to play the piano using these easy simple piano lessons for beginners. Be able to play your favourite songs in not time at all. Confident of your abilities as a pianist.

Most songs are played using piano chords, this allows easy playing and singing. The melody is done by the voice, not the piano. So it makes sense to learn piano by playing chords.

The course lessons will teach you the basics properly. You will soon know all the notes of the piano and how to use them to play chords. You will rapidly progress to playing simple tunes. At all times you will be told exactly what to practice so your progress is sound. Within a few months, you will easily be able to play your favourite songs. all you need to do then is be amazed at how you improve by playing them.

Of course, full support is available from Jackie, who will quickly get you back on track.

This is what one student said:

"Great course going really well, easy to learn, never played before, now I can, and still learning started late in life"

And another said:

"This is a very good course and the materials are a great reference, especially for practising offline and using the material to write down chords for songs. I have her book Play Piano with Chords so the course goes well with it. I'm looking forward to continuing the lessons, especially since additional sessions were added so it's even better. Jackie is a very good and patient instructor and this comes across in the lessons. Glad I signed up"

30-day money back guarantees mean no risk to you at all. Enrol today and start playing the piano today.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with a desire to play piano or keyboard and wishing to improve their quality of life by opening opportunities that playing piano brings.
  • The course is suitable for anyone from ages 7 to 70, wishing to play songs in the way most popular songs are played. By using just chords.
  • The course would be suitable for anyone wishing to play piano quickly, who may or may not, wish to learn with music later. Learning with music first takes much longer to be able to play songs. Learning by chords first is much quicker. Everything taught is done using normal standard terminology and methods. Perfect for more advanced learning at a later date. Many are quite happy being able to play thousands of songs without music.
  • Intermediate level pianist would not gain much benefit from this course. This course starts at beginner level and approaches intermediate level by the end of the course.
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Curriculum For This Course
53 Lectures
05:05:47
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Introduction Section
2 Lectures 04:30
Introduction to the course covering the instructor, how the course will be delivered and the scope of the course. 

The Resource Book will be required throughout the course. Can be used live but is best downloaded and printed for use on the piano music stand. In this way written notes about the course can be added easily.

Download and print immediately.

Preview 00:48

Description of the piano or keyboard, how to sit at the piano, the names of the notes of the piano and the names of fingers.

This ensures that the basics are covered and that names used throughout the course are understood.

Preview 03:42
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Course Practice Lectures
21 Lectures 02:40:19

The three initial chords, taught in this lecture are C, F & G major, these are practiced, and the first practice schedule is worked through to enable you to be successful. With just these three chords hundreds of songs can be played. This really is the start of your piano playing career.

Preview 08:15

Counting is probably the most important aspect of music you can learn. Counting is at the core of rhythm. Rhythm is the core of any music. Mastering counting is essential to good piano playing. Concentrate on this lecture and make sure it is thoroughly understood. With the three chords above and counting properly. The hundreds of songs available to you will sound like they should.

Preview 04:07

First chords fundamentals
Music Master One
5 questions

Discussion and exercise on smooth playing, including a recap on everything learned up to date. A further practice exercise is introduced which is called "Fun Chords" and will be used for a lot of the course practice schedules in different keys. A single sequence is used to improve dexterity with chord changes. 
Preview 03:49

Introduces the chord of D Major and provides a Practice Schedule to use before the next lecture. Students should ensure that they can play the practice schedule comfortably before returning for the next lecture.
The Chord of D Major increasing the range of chords for even more songs.
07:26

The chord of Bb is introduced and demonstrated. A Practice Schedule ensures that the previous chords are practiced in conjunction with this new chord. 
The Chord of Bb Major increasing your chord range even further.
03:50

Playing with the left hand is introduced and practiced. 
Left Hand Playing opens your playing to new heights.
07:50

This lecture introduces the concept of playing bass notes with the left hand. Practice Scedule is included to ensure the students ability to play bass notes before taking the next lecture.
Bass Notes to accompany your songs
06:53

Introduction of bass chords into playing as an alternative to bass notes in the preceding lecture.
Bass Chords, an alternative to bass notes. Songs sound full with these chords.
06:00

Left hand broken chords, bring alive the playing of music and is clearly demonstrated in this lecture. The associated practice schedule is played through to demonstrate how broken chords should sound.
Left Hand Broken Chords add the professional sound to all songs.
17:03

Playing with both hands is the ultimate goal of playing piano. This lecture puts both hands together. The practice schedule is designed to ensure that playing with both hands becomes the normal way to play piano. Subsequent practice sessions should not be rushed. Getting this part right is critical to success as a pianist.
Playing With Both Hands, the magic is really happening now. Two hand playing.
07:44

A further lecture on two hand playing, this one in the key of G Major. This also has a practice schedule to further enforce the ability to use both hands.

Playing with both hands should not be rushed. There is no hurry with practice schedules.

Both Hands in the Key of G Major is a new key to expand knowledge and ability.
09:16

The chord sequences previously practiced in the left and right hands, are now practiced in both hands.
Fun Chords in the Key of F Major Both Hands, especially written for this course.
08:19

This lecture provides a number of alternative chord sequences to practice. The chord sequences will fit hundreds of songs which will be clear as students search for songs in the future.
More Chord Sequences To Practice, even more songs become available with these.
06:00

This lecture introduces minor chords. Practice schedules incorporate minor chords into chord progressions. 
Minor Chords transform playing with new types of songs opening up to you.
11:34

Questions on understanding of chords and their notes

Music Master Two
9 questions

7th chords are introduced and demonstrated. A long practice schedule is demonstrated prior to students using it themselves.
7th Chords
23:28

Discussion about issues with downloading songs and being able to play them. Different sites deliver songs in differing formats. A practical practice session is provided with demonstrations and a practice task to complete.
Internet Songs
02:06

A practical lecture involving the student in researching a song, and learning to play it.
Downloaded songs
01:33

A follow up lecture discussing the song downloaded and learned. Demonstration also given as to the way it can be played.
Bob Dylan Followup
01:18

Advanced chord playing covers the use of Inverted chords. Examples are given and reasons for inverting chords discussed.
Advanced Chord Playing
12:35

During the course many practice schedules have been used to improve dexterity and memory of chords. This lecture brings the chords learned together into real chord sequences and provides students the opportunity to use real song chord progressions.
Real Songs
04:41

This lecture describes the origins of chords, how to transpose chords into various keys and which minor chords are used in each key.
Origin of Chords
06:32
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Running Board
5 Lectures 42:16
This short introduction to running board ensures that sufficient time is allocated to learning it.
Introduction to Running Board
00:42


First part of Running part tuition
Running Board Part One
11:05

Second part of Running Board Tuition
Running Board Part Two
10:55

The third part of Running Board Tuition
Running Board Part Three
11:24

The whole of Running Board is now put together as one piece of music. Note the resource book shows the chords as they should be played from start to finish. There are no repeats needed as these are covered in the chord sequences. After the lecture several days practice will be required to become proficient in playing the piece.
Running board The Whole Piece
08:10
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Added Extras
12 Lectures 40:40

An introduction to added extras in music.

Introduction to Added Extras
01:31

Bass Run 1 the first in a series of interesting bass runs to learn and use as required.

Bass 1
02:46

Bass 2 is a bass run used widely and should be learned and remembered. It will be used regularly.

Bass 2
03:07

A bass run that is used in hundreds if not thousands of songs. This one is essential to know.

Bass 3
07:10

This bass run is a variation on the previous one. Again an essential tool for your box of must know bass lines.

Bass Run 4
03:18

Another variation on the previous bass runs. It is not possible to know too many bass runs.

Bass Run 5
05:08

Bass Run 6
01:42

Turn a-rounds are important in keeping a song flowing, this turn around is a must for your repertoire of turn a-rounds.

Turn Around 1
03:53

An interesting turn around to add to your repertoire, one of many that will be needed in the long term

Turn Around 2
02:16

Another turn around for your repertoire

Turn Around 3
03:03

Another turn around

Turn Around 4
05:21

A Further Turn Around

Bass Run Demonstration
01:25
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Dynamics
5 Lectures 22:13

A short introduction to the nature of dynamics

Introduction to Dynamics
02:34

The effects of playing loud, soft and variations are explained

Loud & Soft
05:13

Playing staccato and legato styles with a practice schedule to ensure correct implementation

Staccato & Legato
08:07

A demonstration lecture on dynamics

Putting Dynamics Into Effect
03:07

A demonstration of the use of dynamics in a song

Wind Beneath My Wings
03:12
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Exercises
6 Lectures 34:13

An exercise to improve dexterity and stretch finger ligaments

Introduction to finger exercises
01:11

An exercise to improve dexterity and stretch finger ligaments

Exercise 1
08:21

An exercise to improve dexterity and stretch finger ligaments

Exercise 2
09:10

An exercise to improve dexterity and stretch finger ligaments

Exercise 3
07:14

An exercise to improve dexterity and stretch finger ligaments

Exercise 4
06:26

Reasons for finger catching and elimination

Catching fingers on adjacent notes
01:51
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Wrap Up of Course
1 Lecture 01:13
End of course Recap on what has been covered during the course.

A Further download of the Jackie Clark Music chord book for Just Chords Piano is available for download. The chord book covers the major, minor, 7th and some Inverted chords for most of the major Keys of music.

Course Wrap Up
01:13
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Quiz
0 Lectures 00:00

Music questions on the whole course

Music Master Three
14 questions

Whole course questions

Music Master Four
10 questions
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Free Chord Course
1 Lecture 00:21

Here is your course bonus. To ensure you always have the correct chord at hand.

Course Bonus
00:21
About the Instructor
Jackie Clark
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Piano Teacher At Udemy

Jackie Clark began learning piano at 7 years of age. By her early 20's she had become a full time piano and keyboard teacher. Later she added guitar lessons to her music schools.

She successfully ran music schools in both the United Kingdom and Cyprus before moving to Malta.

Her teaching is now exclusively on-line which fits in well with her composing, recording and authoring of music books.

 Jackie provides all support herself, ensuring the quality of support is second to none. Udemy provide her with the perfect platform to teach students with a sound system for supporting students.