Learn Piano Online-A Quiet Solace Piano Solo
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Deborah’s engaging instruction takes you step by step, with close-ups of each hand, pedal and hands together.
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Created by Deborah Johnson
Last updated 8/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play A Quiet Solace, a beautiful intermediate piano composition with both hands together.
  • Learn about hand position, relaxation of the arms and fingers, pedal technique and finger position.
  • Work with full sheet music download and practice guide.
  • Learn step-by-step successfully with a full program that costs less than one private session!
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Requirements
  • Students should have a full keyboard or piano, know note names and have some previous experience reading and playing piano music.
Description

A Quiet Solace Piano Solo includes ten videos, including introduction, with detailed and engaging instruction by Deborah Johnson, geared for your success! The song “A Quiet Solace” is part of the album Wayfarer’s Journey by Deborah, up for a GRAMMY AWARD in 2015! You will pick up Deborah’s expressiveness and flowing technique as a concert pianist, and learn from her engaging step-by-step instruction, including pedal. Downloadable sheet music with detailed fingering and separate practice guide included in Lesson 9. You should download both right after purchasing the program.

You don’t need to be an accomplished pianist to master playing A Quiet Solace, which is at an Intermediate level. For those who used to play and want to play again, Deborah helps you easily get those fingers working again with step-by step instruction with a warm, encouraging style. For students, A Quiet Solace is a beautiful performance piece to add to your repertoire with detailed instruction. A Quiet Solace is also perfect for intermediate-level church pianists looking for a melodic special-occasion solo.

Lesson 1-Measures 1-9:  Deborah takes you up-close, demonstrating close ups of the right hand, left hand, then the pedal in this first C minor section. She explains, while she plays. Fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics are covered. Deborah explains and demonstrates finger crossovers and changes with explanations that are easy to understand. Your success is her goal!

Lesson 2-Measures 10-17: Deborah takes you up-close through playing right-hand sixths and octaves. She demonstrates close ups of the right hand, left hand, then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Deborah also helps you with technique, demonstrating how to pull out notes and chords towards you with relaxation and an even wrist. Your success is her goal!

Lesson 3-Measures 18-25: Deborah demonstrates and explains the addition of tuplets, or triplets, in the right hand and how to execute them correctly. She also explains measure 17 as the connecting measure with 6/4 time. Deborah emphasizes how to practice the left hand, playing groups of notes together to work on movement of the hands to different positions. She includes close ups of the right hand, left hand, then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

Lesson 4-Measures 26-34: Deborah talks you through and demonstrates right hand octave fingering, alternating between black key and white key octaves. She again emphasizes pulling out the chords towards you for strength and evenness of playing. Deborah demonstrates the right hand, left hand, then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

Lesson 5-Review first section, measures 1-34: Deborah takes you through all four sections so far with the connecting measures for a smooth first half. She encourages and explains, while she plays the section all the way through. Deborah also encourages you to play along as she plays. Your success is her goal!

Lesson 6- Measures 35-42: Deborah takes you through a beautiful key change, connected with a 6/4 measure. This section includes the same melody as the beginning, in a different key and with the added triplets introduced in measure 18. She again demonstrates the right hand, left hand, then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

Lesson 7-Measures 43-50: Deborah demonstrates and explains the right hand octave fingering, now in the new key of D minor. She again emphasizes pulling out the chords towards you for strength and evenness of playing. Deborah demonstrates close ups of the right hand, left hand then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

Lesson 8-Measures 51-64: Deborah introduces the left hand 8va-as an octave up in the treble clef. The melody is the same, but now at the end it the melody is shifted up octaves in the right hand to make a beautiful ending to this piece. She demonstrates close ups of the right hand, left hand then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

Lesson 9-Review Entire Song: Deborah encourages you to practice and play the connecting measures between each of the lessons for greater success in performing the whole piece. Deborah then plays through the entire piece, explaining some of the technique and transition spots. Congratulations --you’ve made it all the way through! Your success is her goal! Downloadable A Quiet Solace sheet music with detailed fingering and downloadable practice chart is included in this lesson. Practice chart is divided up by lessons and practice goals are included.


Who is the target audience?
  • You don’t need to be an accomplished pianist to master playing A Quiet Solace, which is at an Intermediate level.
  • For those who used to play and want to play again, Deborah helps you easily get those fingers working again with step-by step instruction with a warm, encouraging style.
  • For students, A Quiet Solace is a beautiful performance piece to add to your repertoire with detailed instruction.
  • A Quiet Solace is also perfect for intermediate-level church pianists looking for a melodic special-occasion solo.
  • A Quiet Solace is perfect for homeschoolers who will love the step-by-step instruction!
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
01:03:29
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:38

As you get to know a bit about Deborah’s background and love for music, you will watch her hands play the recorded orchestrated version of A Quiet Solace from the album Wayfarer’s Journey all the way through.

Preview 03:38
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A Quiet Solace: Measures 1-9
1 Lecture 10:07

Deborah takes you up-close, demonstrating close ups of the right hand, left hand, then the pedal in this first C minor section. She explains, while she plays. Fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics are covered. Deborah explains and demonstrates finger crossovers and changes with explanations that are easy to understand. Your success is her goal!

Preview 10:07
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A Quiet Solace: Measures 10-17
1 Lecture 06:05

Deborah takes you up-close through playing right-hand sixths and octaves. She demonstrates close ups of the right hand, left hand, then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Deborah also helps you with technique, demonstrating how to pull out notes and chords towards you with relaxation and an even wrist. Your success is her goal!

A Quiet Solace Lesson #2
06:05
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A Quiet Solace: Measures 18-25
1 Lecture 06:36

Deborah demonstrates and explains the addition of tuplets, or triplets, in the right hand and how to execute them correctly. She also explains measure 17 as the connecting measure with 6/4 time. Deborah emphasizes how to practice the left hand, playing groups of notes together to work on movement of the hands to different positions. She includes close ups of the right hand, left hand, then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

A Quiet Solace Lesson #3
06:36
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A Quiet Solace: Measures 26-34
1 Lecture 07:42

Deborah talks you through and demonstrates right hand octave fingering, alternating between black key and white key octaves. She again emphasizes pulling out the chords towards you for strength and evenness of playing. Deborah demonstrates the right hand, left hand, then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

A Quiet Solace Lesson #4
07:42
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A Quiet Solace: Review First Section Measures 1-34
1 Lecture 04:09

Deborah takes you through all four sections so far with the connecting measures for a smooth first half. She encourages and explains, while she plays the section all the way through. Deborah also encourages you to play along as she plays. Your success is her goal!

A Quiet Solace Lesson #5
04:09
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A Quiet Solace: Measures 35-42
1 Lecture 06:39

Deborah takes you through a beautiful key change, connected with a 6/4 measure. This section includes the same melody as the beginning, in a different key and with the added triplets introduced in measure 18. She again demonstrates the right hand, left hand, then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

A Quiet Solace Lesson #6
06:39
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A Quiet Solace: Measures 43-50
1 Lecture 06:11

Deborah demonstrates and explains the right hand octave fingering, now in the new key of D minor. She again emphasizes pulling out the chords towards you for strength and evenness of playing. Deborah demonstrates close ups of the right hand, left hand then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

A Quiet Solace Lesson #7
06:11
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A Quiet Solace: Measures 51-64
1 Lecture 08:23

Deborah introduces the left hand 8va-as an octave up in the treble clef. The melody is the same, but now at the end it the melody is shifted up octaves in the right hand to make a beautiful ending to this piece. She demonstrates close ups of the right hand, left hand then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

A Quiet Solace Lesson #8
08:23
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A Quiet Solace: Review Entire Song
1 Lecture 03:59

Deborah encourages you to practice and play the connecting measures between each of the lessons for greater success in performing the whole piece. Deborah then plays through the entire piece, explaining some of the technique and transition spots. Congratulations --you’ve made it all the way through! Your success is her goal! Downloadable A Quiet Solace sheet music with detailed fingering and downloadable practice chart is included in this lesson. Practice chart is divided up by lessons and practice goals are included.

A Quiet Solace #9
03:59
About the Instructor
Deborah Johnson
4.8 Average rating
5 Reviews
50 Students
6 Courses
Instructor

DEBORAH JOHNSON, helps others get unstuck, ridding bad mental code to reach realistic goals. Deborah is an award-winning entertainer with deft piano and vocal skills and uses those skills, when appropriate, in her speaking presentations. She has performed on many stages around the world as well as served as a first-call pianist for Disney for over twenty years. With a Masters Degree, she has taught every level through graduate school, receiving many awards for her innovative methods and abilities. Up for multiple Grammy Awards, Deborah is a prolific writer of musicals, hundreds of songs and multiple books, launching two world-premieres of her large musicals. She is able to successfully help others reach their goals with proven principles gleaned from her expansive training and research.