Learn Piano Scales: Play any song in any key! Like Pro's do

Do like the pro's, learn scales and get that winning edge. Any song, any key any time. Be a brilliant not average player
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

Playing piano or keyboard is great fun and can be great fun to learn.

Each day you learn a little more and can play more songs or play the ones you know better. It can also be a difficult instrument to learn. Many people stop learning because it takes so long to learn and it is difficult.

Let’s face it not everyone can afford a private tutor or even have the time for a regular time slot. In particular playing solos or turnarounds is well out of the game for most beginners. It’s not your fault; you just haven’t known what to learn. You learned a few chords, you learned a few notes but which notes go with each chord or key is a mystery.

The answer is really quite easy. All you need to know is which notes fit with the key you are playing in. Then all you do is make up your solo or turnaround using those notes. You do need to know which fingers to use and the notes will almost play themselves. You probably cannot play the fiddly interesting bits, the turnarounds, the solos, and most important, cannot change key.

You may even be stuck and unable to move forward with your playing; it seems a chore, not a pleasure. learning scales will rectify that.

  • You will be able to change keys at will;
  • you will know the notes needed if a different key is needed.
  • you will be able to play a solo because you know which notes will be used, purely because you know your scales.
  • You will finally enjoy the joy of playing with friends.

And by taking this course:

  • You will have lessons that you can go back to and refresh at anytime.
  • You will have: High Quality teaching that gives you complete confidence
  • You will learn Correct fingering so you do it right first time
  • You will have HD Video so that you can see how you should play
  • You will have High Quality Audio so you can hear everything properly
  • You will have Fun Methods of teaching used so you do not start hating scales
  • You will have Fun Practice Schedules, no one wants to spend hours playing scales up and down.
  • You will have a "Scales Book" included so you always have a scales book available.
  • You will enjoy having a Qualified Teacher with years of experience so you know you will be being taught properly.
  • And most important of all, you can contact the teacher at any time for support

A private tutor automatically teaches scales as they are so important. Such teaching is not so readily available online.

A few reasons why you should enjoy scales:

  • Timing is a very important aspect of playing music to master. Get this wrong and your music will sound odd. No one will want to play with you because your playing is a mess.
  • Someone who knows scales instantly knows if an instrument is out of tune. a useful trick to know.
  • Practicing scales improves dexterity. No dexterity and you can only play slow songs.
  • Playing scales improves co-ordination, fits in with dexterity. Fingers have to hit the right notes with the right timing.
  • Practicing scales helps develop finger muscles to provide strong fingers that can play for long periods. Strong fingers also help with dynamics as finger control is improved.
  • Knowing scales is good for ear training. The natural sounding notes are recognized, wrong notes are quickly noticed and can be sorted out.
  • When reading music good scale knowledge helps speed up reading and understanding, especially as the eye recognizes patterns. Music is after all, about patterns.
  • Scales are the building blocks of music. Although you will probably never play a scale as a tune, having a sound grounding in scales, is one of your building block foundations.

Start learning scales today and accelerate your playing abilities exponentially.

As with all my courses:

you have unlimited lifetime access at no extra costs, ever

all future additional lectures, etc in this course are always free

there is an unconditional, never any questions asked full 30 day money-back-in-full guarantee

my help is always available to you if you get stuck or have a question – I believe my support on udemy cannot be bettered.


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What are the requirements?

  • No previous piano experience is required, however it would be an advantage to know the basics.
  • Learning scales alone will not teach anyone to play piano. Knowing scales will improve the playing of someone who plays a little, more than any single thing they can learn

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play piano better than when they start.
  • Be able to play in many different keys.
  • Be highly dexterous
  • Have stronger fingers providing better control over dynamics and accurate playing of piano
  • improve coordination as practicing continues

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in playing in a more professional manner than just basic playing will benefit from knowing a range of scales. Everyone plays scales, even those that think they don't. Scales are the notes that fit. the notes that sound right. Master knowing which notes to play for any key. Be a better pianist.
  • Unless you wish to become a much better piano or keyboard player you should not take this course. Learn Piano Scales, teaches major and minor scales. Knowing scales transforms a musician from a struggling amateur who sounds amateur to a quality player whose music is refined, accurate and can be played in any key. No one wants to play with 'One Key Harry' The lectures are only suitable for committed people who are keen to learn and willing to practice.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to this course
00:54

Introduction to the course

Section 2: Major Scales
05:07

This lesson will teach the whole scale of A Major

06:27

This lesson will teach the whole scale of B Major

05:21

This lesson will teach the whole scale of C Major

07:20

This lesson will teach the whole scale of D Major

05:57

This lesson will teach the whole scale of E Major

05:10

This lesson will teach the whole scale of F Major

04:57

This lesson will teach the whole scale of G Major

06:08

This lesson will teach the whole scale of A# Major. Note that this scale is also the scale of Bb where the flat names of the notes would be used

07:03

This lesson will teach the whole scale of C# Major Note. that this scale is also the scale of Db where the flat names of the notes would be used

07:13

This lesson will teach the whole scale of D# Major. Note that this scale is also the scale of Eb where the flat names of the notes would be used

05:32

This lesson will teach the whole scale of F# Major Note that this scale is also the scale of Gb where the flat names of the notes would be used

05:23

This lesson will teach the whole scale of G# Major Note that this scale is also the scale of Ab where the flat names of the notes would be used

10 questions

A quiz to test major scale knowledge

Section 3: Harmonic Minor Scales. The most used minor scales.
04:45

This lesson will teach the whole scale of A Minor

05:51

This lesson will teach the whole scale of B Minor

05:11

This lesson will teach the whole scale of C Minor

05:16

This lesson will teach the whole scale of D Minor

05:11

This lesson will teach the whole scale of E Minor

05:10

This lesson will teach the whole scale of F Minor

05:02

This lesson will teach the whole scale of G Minor

05:54

This lesson will teach the whole scale of A# Minor. Note this is the same scale as Bb Minor

05:20

This lesson will teach the whole scale of C# Minor. Note this is the same scale as Db Minor

05:13

This lesson will teach the whole scale of D# Minor. Note this is the same scale as Eb Minor

06:01

This lesson will teach the whole scale of F# Minor. Note this is the same scale as Gb Minor

05:27

This lesson will teach the whole scale of G# Minor. Note this is the same scale as Ab Minor

10 questions

How much do you remember about your minor scales.

Section 4: End of Course
00:26

This is the end of this course on Major and Minor scales. Students will have to practice scales to perfect technique and commit them to memory. Practicing a scale every day is a great way to master scales.

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Instructor Biography

Jackie Clark, Piano Teacher At Udemy

I am a piano, keyboard and guitar teacher and have been for over 25 years, with a 100% Student exam success rate.

I qualified to teach with the Associated Board Of The Royal Schools of Music in London.

Why I teach online:

  1. I have taught students in the traditional route through exams and still do with private students although my main focus is now online teaching.
  2. The need for a less formal method of teaching piano and keyboard was shown desirable by many students. Many of whom expressed a desire to play piano for fun and relaxation rather than spending years learning classical or forever taking exams.
  3. I did notice that a desire to learn piano became a desire to pass exams as time progressed. Once the exams were passed, many students rarely played again. Of course this is not completely true several of my former pupils have gone on to be successful professional musicians.
  4. Now I believe the exam route is a superb route to learning piano but not for everyone.
  5. To answer the requirements of some students I developed the system of learning piano by the use of chords only, which allows students to rapidly learn to play piano using only chords. The advantage is that students learn to play piano very quickly together with enjoying their lessons and playing for pleasure forever. I have written two books teaching these methods. I do teach using traditional methods also for those wishing to learn using music.
  6. HD video lessons surpass other mediums for learning piano, in my video piano lessons I use my front on camera angle, that ensure students not only learn to play piano by seeing what is required to be played, they also fully understand how to play. I tried many ways to teach on line including the common overhead camera method. I found limitations in students understanding of the piano. Copying the keystrokes by rote teaches where to put fingers, but not a full understanding of why, so essential for future playing.
  7. Having taught students from ages of 8 to 75 years of age over a vast number of years I know that my courses will work for most people.
  8. Being online they are available anywhere in the world where an internet connection is available

When Teaching On-Line, I ensure you learn:

  1. Correct terminology, essential for future playing with others or expanding your knowledge
  2. Correct fingering of every chord, every scale and every note, together with variations
  3. How to find songs and utilize them to suit your own playing style
  4. From a practice schedule for you to use for practice between each lesson, ensuring your success
  5. How to improvise and make songs your own
  6. From a downloaded and printed text book to use for practice
  7. Full support from me, including you sending me recordings of you playing should you be having problems for my analysis and advice for improvement.

Why 4000 plus students are learning from my courses:

  1. I am a qualified teacher of Piano
  2. I teach only proper piano methods that will allow students to advance long after they finish the course
  3. I have 30 years experience in teaching piano, keyboard and guitar
  4. I provide personal support
  5. My lessons are fun
  6. I provide a practice schedule to use after each lesson
  7. My full front videos are as near to being in the room with you as possible
  8. I Care about you learning piano.

How can I teach you to learn to play piano? Take one of my courses to find out for yourself.

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