Over the years of teaching classical & contemporary piano lessons, one of the very important matter is how to create a practice routine for yourself. You will see clearly which section that you missing, which section that you are good, or needed to improve. On this course with show you the fundamentals of Music theory, how to learn to improve your Technique, learn to understand the harmony such as Triad chords, Chord progressions. Learn to improve your Sight reading skills. Finally, learn to play a Repertoire
Learn to Play Piano Like a Pro has three courses, "Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced" each of these course created a practice routine are base on "Music theory - Technique - Harmony - Repertoire"
Enjoy the music!
Learn to read music notation on the staff. Understand music notation on the treble Clef & Bass clef
You are learning the Time signature and the Rhythm. Rhythm is needed to practice all the time to improve your rhythmic feels. The tips are always to practice with the metronome, set your target tempo of each week.
At the end of this section, you will be able to Read Music Note on the Staff, understand the Time signature and Rhythm. Are you ready for the next section?
Playing the piano is so much more than just picking out notes on the keys. Sound, look, and feel your best by following the good piano Posture. When adjusting the height of the piano bench, make sure that your elbows are aligned with the keyboard. Don’t sit too far from the instrument or too close. Keep your shoulders down and your elbows at a comfortable distance from the body. Flexible, relaxed wrist is the best remedy against tension
Young or beginner piano students struggling with forming a good hand position. To practice, Five Fingers pattern in different keys is to help you become comfortable playing all over the keyboard. Legato playing is a bit difficult in the beginning, but when you get to know how to control your fingers better, you will hear the piano sound is much better.
I hope you enjoy the technique section. To improve the technique is needed for every musician in any level.
Let’s quickly review major chords. Major chords that are formed using the 1st, 3rd, and 5th note of a scale. So if you want to play a C major chord, you have to play the 1st, 3rd and 5th note of a C major scale – C E G. When you’re playing solid, or blocked triads. In general, when you play a chord in root position you want to use 1-3-5 for fingers (5-3-1 in the left hand)
The Primary Chords progression are the most commonly used chords in music. The Primary Chords are simply the chords (or triads) built on notes 1 (I), 4 (IV) and 5 (V) of the scale. in the key of C major the primary chords are C (I), F (IV) and G (V). In G major, the primary chords are G (I), C (IV) and D (V).
Sight-reading is one of the most important skills for all of the musician nowaday. You should practice this every day to improve your sight reading skill
Here is the summary at the end of this course:
1. Always practice with the metronome to help you good in rhythm.
2. When you practice, keep your eyes on music not just on the piano keys that help you better with sight reading skill
3. Don't skip any section "Music Theory - Technique - Harmony - Repertoire"
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Vu Quang Trung has been working diligently as a music producer, pianist, composer, and orchestrator for over 20 years. He also has been focusing on teaching and influencing music to the younger generations.
After 16 years of continuous study, Trung relocated to Sydney, Australia to pursue further musical training and education. In 2001, he successfully completed his Graduate Diploma of Arts Management at the Australian Institute of Music. Two years later, he then earned his Master’s degree in Music as one of the top graduates at the same institution.
Besides teaching Composition & Contemporary Piano, Trung spent an extensive amount of time to research in Jazz. Trung have been work as music director of Virtuoso Russian Music Academy, and OC Music Conservatory in California, USA. Now he is founder of VQT Music Academy in California, USA.