Master Class # 11: Play Piano Techniques Learn Piano 1 to10
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Master Class # 11: Play Piano Techniques Learn Piano 1 to10

Use these 70+ piano techniques to play beautiful music arrangement to a song. Add color tones for extra mood & tension.
4.4 (10 ratings)
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Created by Rosa Suen
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 38 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • PLAY beautiful techniques to a song
  • IMPROVISE with Right Hand to create fun music
  • ENJOY the freedom to impromptu playing
  • PLAY beautiful ballad style on the Left Hand
  • VARY many piano techniques
  • HAVE fun creating fun sounds by playing color tones
  • MOVE fingers freely to improvise
  • LEARN easy techniques to play complex music
  • ADD b9 to create jazzy cocktail sounds
  • PLAY the 7th Chords with ease
  • ENJOY improvising with 70+ techniques
  • USE my SECRET handshapes that allow me to play with ease
  • USE my SECRET handshapes to play easily on the piano
  • USE my SECRET handshapes to create beautiful colorful sounds
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  • they want to learn piano quickly with my easy method
  • they need to be able to understand a little about chords

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Course Updated: Nov 1, 2016



This is the course I prepare for all my lovely piano students who want to play play play with a variety of Piano Techniques.

This is a MASTER Class of Piano Techniques that I taught in Learn Piano # 1 to # 10.

Here I put together all the Piano Techniques in one place to make it easy for my piano students.  

You will Learn MY Piano Tips & Secret Handshapes to play at EASE and with emotions:

  1. Learn Easy Fingering
  2. Learn how to make use of R3 Finger
  3. Learn how to use your R1 Finger for drum effect
  4. Learn how to use 2T6 Handshape to make sweet sounds
  5. Learn how to use 3T6 Handshape to play inversions without the need to figure out all the inner tones
  6. Learn how to use 4T6 Handshape to play color tones
  7. Learn how to play good voicing with both hands
  8. Learn how to play chromatic movement
  9. Learn how to walk the bass
  10. Learn how to improvise with Right Hand sliding tones
  11. Learn how to do mordent Triplet to songs
  12. Learn how to play a variety of ballad sounds on the Left Hand
  13. Learn New Age accompaniment
  14. Learn to do Runs and Fills easily with both hands
  15. Know where to focus when you play
  16. NEVER concentrate on the specific notes, but to let your fingers flow....That's It!  Come and join us!


Listen to what students are saying about this 5 Star course:

From Barbara G:

Amazing, over 70 techniques to add to any song to dress up your music and make them extraordinarily beautiful. The Waterfall Run is just one of my favorites that Rosa teaches. This course is jam packed with ideas and they are all fun to learn. Exciting course!

From Alene Thornton:

This is great to have all these techniques in one course! Tons of techniques to learn and so nice to have them all in one place so not having to hunt thru all the other levels of the Reharm courses to find them.

From Julie:

I love the demos that are in this course. It makes me want to play the piano easily and Rosa makes it so much fun and motivating. Very inspiring for me.

From John T. CEO

The handshapes here are marvelous as I find that I can now play easily on the piano splashing in these color tones without memorizing any notes. Rosa has a super method going here that everyone should learn. I never heard about these 2t6 and 3t6 or 4t6 but I now know why they do the magic especially when we do runs going up the keyboard. I love this course.

From Betty: 

These finger tricks are very helpful as there's nothing to memorize. Rosa shows you how to use those fingers to create those beautiful sounds quickly. I like the handshapes idea, especially with people who have small hands. They are great and handy. Really like all these tips.


Learn these Practical PIano Techniques for Right & Left Hand Improvisation

70+ Techniques and Styles:

  • 5 Finger Melody
  • Bluesy Notes
  • 5 Note Turn
  • Grace Notes
  • Chord Inversions
  • Transfer Chord
  • Melody in 3rds
  • Melody in 6ths
  • 3T6 Handshape
  • 4T6 Handshape
  • Mordant Triplet
  • Amen ending
  • Plagal Cadence
  • Perfect Cadence
  • Play in F Key
  • Color Tones
  • Open 10th
  • Rocking 10th
  • Ballad 9
  • New Age
  • Nostalgic Ballad
  • Cross Over Ballad
  • Cross Over 2 Octaves
  • Ascending Arp
  • Ballad Hop
  • C6 Dancing Water Run
  • C6 Waterfall Run
  • Quartals Playing
  • Simple Quartal Run
  • Octaves
  • Tremolos
  • Walk Up & Walk Down
  • Rocking Walking Bass
  • Smooth Voicing
  • Minor Chord Substitution
  • Open Voicing
  • Closed Voicing using Inversion
  • G7b9 Introduction Run
  • G7b9 Overlap Run
  • G7b9 LH Cross Over b9
  • Secondary Dominant Chords
  • 7b9 Substitutions
  • 1625 Turn Around & Variation
  • Diminished 7 chords chromatic movement
  • Chromatic Scale & Fingering
  • Chromatic scale runs
  • Chromatic Tone Fillers
  • LH chromatic run
  • Augmented Chord Substitutions
  • C Whole Tone scale
  • C# whole tone scale
  • Whole tone scale fillers
  • Whole tone special effects
  • Whole tone harp
  • Whole tone introduction
  • Suspended Chord 4-3
  • Suspended Chord run
  • Suspended chord IV/V
  • Suspended chord intro
  • Tritone Chromatic movement
  • Tritone chords formation
  • Playing very dissonant tritones
  • Tritone chords turnarounds
  • RH Block Chord Style Harmonization
  • 4T6 Locked Hand Chorale Voicing
  • 4T6 block chords to Away in a manger
  • Have fun playing Away In A Manger in a creative way improvising around the melody tones.

    Have Fun!



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    Who is the target audience?
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    Curriculum For This Course
    113 Lectures
    Introduction to the Course
    2 Lectures 06:50

    Music Lead Sheet to Away In A Manger
    Piano Techniques - Play fun, nostalgic & sweet sounds using all 10 fingers!
    1 Lecture 00:33
    Rosa's Method: All 10 Fingers to Play Color Tones Easily
    Dress Up Your Music with Right Hand Improvisation Skills
    4 Lectures 04:39
    4. R3 Finger Trick - Create Bluesy Sound

    5. R3 Slide Down - Also called Grace Notes

    6. Blue Tone on the Black Note - Slide Down on the 3rd

    Finger Tricks & Secret Handshape
    8 Lectures 11:05

    Take advantage of the R3 Finger:

    R3 is a very strong finger when you play the melody tone.

    Create more fun sounds by adding in 5 Note Turn:

    RH: R3 R4 R3 R2 R3

    5 note turn in the space of one beat

    R3 plays melody note

    LH: L5 L3 L2 L1

    Broken Chord - Simple Arp

    Preview 02:49

    Make your R3 Finger Playful.

    Create a Triplet Sound by Adding in R4.

    Fingering: R3 R4 R3

    Preview 01:14

    10. Splash Mordant Triplet on the 3rd Beat

    11. Mordant Triplet on the song Away in A Manger

    12. Mordant Triplet on Away In A Manger Play Along

    13. R1-R3 Finger Trick - Embellish Melody Tones in 3rds

    Notice I didn't just play the sounds together.

    I roll them sometimes to make it more interesting.

    I go up an octave to make some echo sounds.

    Try experiment in this way!

    This is fun.

    14. Melody in 3rds - R1 + R3 Fingers - Demo & Play Along

    You can vary the R1 + R3 fingers:

    1. Roll from R1 to R3

    2. Play R1 + R3 an octave higher to create an echo sound

    15. Roll Melody in 3rds & Echo
    Use Rosa's Secret Handshape 2T6 to put in color tones easily
    4 Lectures 07:12
    16. Secret Handshape - 2T6

    17. Apply 2T6 Easy Handshape to Away In A Manger

    18. R1 - R5 Use 2T6 Handshape to Roll Melody Tones

    19. Let R1 To Guide You To Mix Melody in 3rds & 6ths
    Rosa's Secret 3T6 Handshape - To Play Chord Inversion
    5 Lectures 07:58
    20. 3T6 Secret Handshape

    RH: R1 R2 R5

    R5 plays melody tones

    1. Play all the tones together.

    2. You can Roll the Tones for Variation

    21. Secret Handshape 3T6 - Color Tones Added

    22. Right Hand - 3 tone Melody to Away In a Manger

    Chord Inversions:

    C Chord:

    Root position: C E G

    1st Inversion: E G C

    2nd Inversion: G C E

    F Chord:

    Root position: F A C

    1st Inversion: A C F

    2nd Inversion: C F A

    G7 Chord:

    Root position: G B D F

    1st Inversion: B D F G

    2nd Inversion: D F G B

    3rd Inversion: F G B D

    23. Right Hand Chord Inversions for Chords: C, F, G7

    24. Play Chord Inversion to Away in a Manger
    Rosa's Secret Method: TRANSFER Chord (I coined this name for EZ piano playing)
    4 Lectures 08:27
    25. Rosa's EZ Method of Playing Piano: Transfer Chord

    27. Amen Tag Ending - IV I

    Piano Tip To Add a tag to the ending of a song:

    • Put in IV – I Plagal Cadences (Amen Sound)
    • At the end of the song, put in an extra ending tag:
    • IV – I


    I show you 2 variations:

    a. Use Root Bass for the Ending: F C

    b. Use C Bass for the Ending: F/C C

    28. Adding a Tag - Amen Chord Ending & Variation
    Rosa's Secret Handshape - 4T6 - Right Hand Play 4 tones easily
    6 Lectures 08:24
    29. Rosa's Secret Handshape - 4T6 Handshape to play color tones

    30. Demo of my 4T6 Handshape

    31. Rosa's Big Tip: RH Form Color Tones moving 1 step or 1/2 step

    33. Apply 4T6 to Away In A Manger

    34. Play Along - Away in a Manger with 4T6
    Left Hand - 9th & 10th Color Tone
    4 Lectures 03:57
    35. Rosa's Tip: Thumb Trick Stops at 9 - Ballad 9

    36. Ballad 9 - CM9 FM9 G9

    37. Ballad 9 - Away in a Manger - Slow Tempo for Beginners

    38. Ballad 9 - Away in a Manger - Normal Tempo
    New Age Sound - switching the 9th and 10th
    5 Lectures 04:55
    39. Change the order of 9th & 10th Tone

    41. Walking Thumb Trick Explained

    42. New Age Accompaniment - Away in a Manger Slow Tempo

    43. New Age - Away in a Manger Play Along - Normal Tempo
    16 More Sections
    About the Instructor
    Rosa Suen
    4.7 Average rating
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    25,188 Students
    86 Courses
    Best Seller Music Teacher, 35 Years Pianist, 25,00+ students

    Rosa is the Pastor and Church Pianist for a local community church in Hong Kong for over 30 years. She graduated from University of British Columbia and received her teaching certificate specializing in Chemistry and teaching English as a second language. She taught public schools in Canada for a couple of years and then went on to receive her Master's degree in Christian Theological Ministry at Ontario Theological Seminary in Toronto. She started full time ministry with her husband in 1989 and received intensive Pastoral Counselling and Discipleship Training at Christian Disciples Church. They were ordained to become church ministers as Pastors in 1996 in a local church in Tsuen Wan and have been ministering to this same congregation for almost 20 years now.

    Over the years, she has gone on church missions to Mongolia, Sydney, Nepal, India and expedition trips to the Holy Lands: Israel, Greece and Turkey. Wherever she went, she found herself taking up the music ministry and became the church pianist for that church.

    Many people at church have asked her to teach them to play piano. As a result of her passion in playing piano, she started developing piano courses initially for church pianists online since 2008. The piano courses are very unique because she was finally willing to share her Unique Piano Method: Color Chord Improvisation Method known as CCI. The CCI method works for all types of music: Gospel, Pop and Standards.

    This Piano Method is easy, fun and creative that you learn to play piano not only from music score sheets, but to play chords from fake books and eventually to play by ear. Students all over the world have requested for courses to teach them play standards and popular songs. As a result she developed 3 Great Reharmonization Method courses for them to play from fake books and play by ear. The Dreamy Piano Techniques courses, especially the one on Autumn Leaves is her students favorite. She has a piano website at Learn Piano With Rosa where she continues to offer new courses to her students. She also holds piano workshops for her local students and train church pianists.

    With her education and expertise in teaching, her students love her piano courses and found her piano lessons extremely easy and fun to play piano. They are highly motivated to play piano and playing piano had never been more fun and satisfying for them. You can read their testimonies on her website.

    She is now an instructor at Udemy. Come and join her hundreds of students to play piano in a fun and creative way.