This course will help you develop your ability to read and play piano music for both hands. This is an easy course and is for those who know the very basics like how the piano is laid out, basic note reading, and where to place your hands already. If you are brand new to learning piano, check out my "Your First Course on Piano" course here on Udemy.
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By the end of this course, you will be able to:
-Play examples with articulations (staccato and legato)
-Play examples with eighth notes
-Count more difficult rhythms (with combinations of quarter, half, whole, and eighth notes)
-Understand key signatures
-Read and play in G Major
Read simple notes, play with both hands, play with dynamics, and play in different keys! Learn to play songs own your own and with more feeling!
My name is Tim and I have a Bachelors of Music from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. I have taught dozens and dozens of students locally and have been teaching online for about 3 years. I have taken my music knowledge and compiled it into this course for students around the world who are looking for an easy way of learning piano without spending thousands on lessons. Are you one of these students? Enroll today!
This concepts video for unit 1 is a review of topics covered in Introduction to Piano and Music such as reading notes, the staff and both clefs. The main goal of this unit is to introduce you to two handed piano playing. Remember to start playing very slow when you first put a song hands together. You may want to master the treble clef and bass clef separately before putting hands together.
These are the playing examples for Unit 1 of this course. These are meant to introduce you to playing with both hands.
A continuation of the playing sheet examples.
Learn how to play the song; A Tisket A Tasket
This is the concepts video for Unit 2. Continue learning the basics of how to play with both hands on the piano.
Practice these examples, which are designed to help you become more familiar with playing piano with the right and left hand at the same time.
part 2 of Unit 2 playing examples.
Playing the Piano Level 1 Unit 2 Songs; Ode to Joy and Pop Goes the Weasel.
Part 2 of the songs for unit 2 of Playing the Piano Level 1.
Playing flat notes, dotted quarter notes, and playing legato are the topics covered in this unit's concepts video.
These are the piano playing examples for unit 3 of Playing the Piano Level 1.
This is part 2 of the unit 3 piano playing examples for Playing the Piano Level 1.
These are the songs for unit 4. March Slav by Tchaikovsky and Mussette by Bach.
This Unit covers key signatures, the key of G Major, and the repeat sign.
These are the playing examples for Unit 4. They are designed to help you grow accostomed to playing in a different key.
This is part 2 of the unit 4 piano playing examples.
This is the song for Unit 4; Air by Mozart.
Playing the Piano 1 Unit 5 Concepts: Course review and wrap up.
These are the piano playing examples for Unit 5 of Playing the Piano Level 1. These examples review many of the concepts introduced in this course.
This is part 2 of the piano playing examples for unit 5.
Unit 5 Song: Rage over a Lost Penny by Beethoven.
I went to West Chester University' School of Music and Performing Arts Center in West Chester Pennsylvania. I also have a Masters in Information Technology from Kaplan University. I have been teaching piano for over five years now and teaching online for over two years. I have developed in that time a method for making high quality instructional videos using various forms of technology.