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Piano Runs & Fills #1: Play Dreamy Whole Tone Scale Runs

Play Piano Runs by Ear: Learn whole tone scales & play whole tone scale runs to introduction in any 12 Keys on piano.
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Created by Rosa Suen
Last updated 2/2016
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Course Updated: Nov 1, 2016


Whole Tone Scales - the easiest scale to create beautiful runs for songs introduction

Have you ever wondered how musicians produce beautiful professional sound in the beginning of the song to wow the audience?

The Secret: They make use of the EASY Whole Tone Scale Runs!

Whole Tone scales make wonderful unexpected sounds as they are different from the normal major scales. There are no half tones in this whole tone scale! The beauty is that once you learn 2 whole tone scales, you have learned all the whole tone scales for all 12 keys.

This is good news for all piano players!

They don't need to spend time to practice and practice.

The Magic Secret: In order to play the whole tone scale quickly in a flash to create that beautiful sounds, use 2 HANDS! When you use 2 hands to cross over, you will be able to play the runs in a beautiful flow with great coordination!

This course will help you play whole tone scale runs without the need to practice, practice, and practice.

1. You don't need to memorize the notes, because memorizing notes will slow you down.

2. You need to know how to "THINK" in terms of Black and White Keys.

3. You are going to find how how efficient both hands move when your mind directs your fingers in the process of creating these beautiful runs.

In this course, the following music theory will be covered as well:

1. Whole Tone Scale Sounds

2. Learn the 6 Tone Scales for all 12 Keys

3. 2 Hands to play the whole tone scale runs going up and down

4. Identify the Black & White Keys in one flash.

5. Understand how all 12 Keys fit into the C and C# whole tone scales.

6. Play 2 whole tone scales in a flowing manner with the correct thinking.

You will find that within an hour, you will be able to play this whole tone scale runs beautifully, even for a beginner.

There are 4 Piano Techniques:

1. C Whole Tone Scale Run for Song Introduction

2. C# Whole Tone Scale Run for Song Introduction

3. Whole Tone Scale to Create a Beautiful Harp Sound

4. Whole Tone Scales to Create Special Effects

There are 6 Piano Demos:

1. C Whole Tone Scale

2. C# Whole Tone Scale

3. C Whole Tone Scale Run for Song Introduction

4. C# Whole Tone Scale Run for Song Introduction

5. Beautiful Harp Sound

6. Special Effects

Requirement for this Course:

  • There is no need to have prior knowledge of scales, chords theory.
  • Follow the lectures and you will be able to create these beautiful runs and sound like a professional.

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Who is the target audience?
  • students who want to play beautiful runs
  • students who have difficulty playing runs will find this course most useful
  • this course is not for students who want all the notes written out on score sheet
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What Will I Learn?
PLAY professional sounds for introduction of songs
WOW the audience with the ethereal whole tone scale run
UNDERSTAND music theory behind whole tone scales
SPOT out the whole tone scale to play in any songs
IDENTIFY the whole tone scale to play with which key
USE 2 hands to coordinate well to play whole tone scale run
DISCOVER how easy it is to play whole tone scale runs
KNOW which whole tone scale to play for the Dominant 7 Chord
WOW your audience with these dreamy professional introduction to your songs
LOVE playing runs using the concepts of thinking in Groups
PLAY by EAR with these runs without the need of music score
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 33 Lectures Collapse All 33 Lectures 58:34
Welcome to "Whole Tone Scales" Course
2 Lectures 05:18

Overview of the Course
C Whole Tone Scale
3 Lectures 04:49
Whole Tone Scale Sound

Whole Tone Scales - 6 Tone Scales
C# Whole Tone Scale
1 Lecture 01:36
Whole Tone Scales starting on the 12 Notes
6 Lectures 07:56
Whole Tone Scales starting on 12 different notes

Activity 1: Color the 6 Tones of All 12 Keys

Answer to the 12 Keys - Whole Tone Scale
2 pages

Activity 2: Notate the 6 Tones for all 12 Keys

Answer to the 12 Keys - Whole Tone Scales

12 Keys Resource File - Notation of the Whole Tone Scales & Keyboard diagrams
2 pages
Why only 2 Whole Tone Scales in all 12 Keys?
3 Lectures 05:03
Activity 3: Write out all 6 Tones in Order from C or C#

Answer: Only 2 Groups of Whole Tone Scales

Answer: Only 2 Groups of Whole Tone Scales - Complete keyboard notation
2 pages
Piano Technique: Playing Whole Tone Scale Runs for Songs Introduction
1 Lecture 01:04
Only need to Learn 2 Whole Tone Scale Runs for all 12 Keys
Piano Technique 1: C Whole Tone Scale Run for Song Introduction
6 Lectures 08:26
C Whole Tone Scale Runs for the Following 6 Chords: C7, D7, E7, F#7, G#7, A#7

C Whole Tone Scale Going Up & Down

Piano Tip to play in the flow: Think in 2 Group of Keys

Activity 4: Play the C whole tone scale
Piano Demo: C Whole Tone Scale Run Intro to Try to Remember in G Key
1 Lecture 03:41
Piano Demo 2: C Whole Tone Scale Intro to Try To Remember - G Key
Piano Technique 2: C# Whole Tone Scale Run for Song Introduction
4 Lectures 05:52
C# Whole Tone Scale Runs for the Following 6 Chords: C#7, D#7, F7, G7, A7 B7

C# Whole Tone Scale - 2 Hands - 2 Black Keys & 4 White Keys

Activity 5: Play C# Whole Tone Scale
Piano Demo: Whole Tone Scale Run Intro to Love Me Tender in C Key
1 Lecture 04:02
Piano Demo: C# Whole Tone Scale to Intro of Love Me Tender in C Key
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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.

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