Learn to play the piano or keyboard from scratch
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Learn to play the piano or keyboard from scratch

Piano lessons/ keyboard lessons for beginners. Complete piano course,reading music, improvisation, music theory, chords.
4.6 (314 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
4,369 students enrolled
Created by Martin Cohen
Last updated 1/2019
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This course includes
  • 14 hours on-demand video
  • 33 articles
  • 446 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Complete beginners will be taken to an intermediate (or even higher) level of piano playing with a thorough understanding of music theory.
  • You will learn all the chords on the piano that will allow you to play all the songs you want.

  • You will learn to read music, so that you can play from lead sheets, chord sheets and sheet music.

  • You will start to improvise using the pentatonic and blues scales.
Requirements
  • A piano or electronic keyboard
  • A metronome (downloadable for free on smartphones)
  • No need of any knowledge of music nor skills at the piano.
Description

THE PIANO COURSE THAT HELPED 1000S OF PEOPLE TO FINALLY PLAY SONGS ON THE PIANO, TO READ MUSIC AND TO IMPROVISE

The way the course is created, with lots of songs and easy explanations of every detail, means that you will advance rapidly every day.   


VERY QUICKLY, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY YOUR FIRST SONGS ON THE PIANO

At a very early stage, you will already apply what you’ve learned and start playing songs. First playing the melody with your right hand, later also adding your left hand.   

And what makes it a real pleasure to practice, is that you play a song together with a band that accompanies you while you are playing on the piano.

This is what others say about the course:

***

This is exactly the course I was looking for. I love piano music since I was a kid, however I never had the opportunity to learn. I am a total beginner, I love the way the teacher explains and shows the most important and key things in order to move forward in any lesson. My dream is closer. Thank you so much!(Daniel Madrid Sanchez)  

***  

WOW! This is an amazing course. Thank you very much. Highly recommended.(Stefano Buiaroni)  

***  

I really liked the way the course was created, with lots of songs, advices, quizzes. It was a challenge, but with perseverance and with a lot of exercises the results appeared. I think the most pleasant moments were when I played the songs from the course, but by far I think it was when I managed to control both hands independently. It was like a revelation. Now I have the needed tools: scales, chords, improvisation techniques, the rest depends on me, a lot of exercises. (Csizmadia Miklos)  

***

LEARN THE PIANO IN A FUN WAY, NOT BY ONLY ENDLESSLY RUNNING UP & DOWN THE SCALES
 

In order to play the piano or keyboard well, you have to practice scales. But only endlessly going up & down the scales is not very fun, that’s why in this course you practice the scales in songs that contain just the notes of that particular scale.  

And of course, the band will accompany you in all the songs.  

This makes practicing the scales a pleasure!  


TRY THIS COURSE WITHOUT ANY RISK.  

If you’re still not sure, why not just give it a try? It’s without any risk: if for whatever reason this is not the course for you, you can get a full refund within 30 days after purchase.  

So there’s no need to wait any longer: just hit that ‘enroll’ button and get access to almost 14 hours of video, interactive music theory exercises and plenty of resources (play-along files in different tempos, PDF files with sheet music for every song, all the scales with finger positions, …).  

It only takes you one click to have access to ALL of this.  


COURSE CHARACTERISTICS.  

  • You will apply the theory and skills learned during the      lectures in songs that you will play together with a band (play-along mp3      files and MIDI files included). In this way, practicing the notes in the      scales becomes a pleasure!

  • Lots of practice files (mp3 and MIDI) in all 12 keys      and in several tempos included

  • All scales, chords and more included in handy      downloadable pdf files for later reference  (with finger positions      for left and right hand)

  • Clear explanations by an experienced teacher (more than      25 years of teaching experience)

Apart from the introduction section (8 lectures), the course consists of 4 main sections, each with a lot of lectures that will help you to advance in a steady way. The 4 main sections are:  

  • Scales (90 lectures)

  • Chords (41 lectures)

  • Reading music (11 lectures)

  • Improvisation (21 lectures)

   

SOME OF THE TOPICS COVERED IN THIS COURSE

Major scales in all 12 keys  

Minor scales in all 12 keys  

Transposing songs in other keys  

Lots of songs to practice the notes of the scales  

Circle of fifths  

Intervals  

Major triads  

Minor triads  

Dominant 7th chords  

Minor 7th chords  

Diminished chords  

Lots of songs to practice the chords  

Treble clef  

Bass clef  

Time signature  

Key signature  

Practice songs  

Pentatonic scale (major and minor)  

Blues scale  

The 12 bar blues     

Improvising with the pentatonic and blues scales  

Licks and riffs   

Adding rhythm in the left hand accompaniment  

Adding colors (9th, #9th, 13th) in the left hand accompaniment  

Extend the blues scale with extra notes  

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for anyone who wants to start to play the piano: to play songs, read from lead sheets, chord sheets and sheet music, start to improvise and obtain a good understanding of music (theory).
Course content
Expand all 182 lectures 15:29:03
+ Introduction
13 lectures 52:13
Introduction to the keyboard
02:03
Reviews
01:06
The middle C
06:25
Names of the black keys on the keyboard
05:00
Note names - Extra information
01:11
Exercise: note names / notes on the piano keyboard
00:32
The keys on the keyboard
12 questions
Half steps, whole steps, octaves
06:13
Summary: Note names, Middle C, Half/whole step-Octave
06:26
+ Scales
84 lectures 07:16:05
How to play: Morning has broken - In C major
14:36
Play together with the guitar: Morning has broken - In C major
03:52
The G major scale - Theory
03:33
The G major scale - Finger positions
08:01
Twinkle twinkle little star in G major - Transposing a song
05:36
How to play: Whiskey in the Jar - In G major
13:58
Play together with the guitar: Whiskey in the Jar - In G major
02:16
The D major scale - Theory
02:27
The D major scale - Finger positions
06:16
Twinkle twinkle little star in D major
04:18
How to play: Eight days a week - In D major
16:19
Play together with the band: Eight days a week - In D major
04:19
The A major scale - Theory
07:17
The A major scale - Finger positions
05:13
Twinkle twinkle little star in A major
04:55
How to play: Obladi oblada - In A major
11:53
Play together with the band: Obladi oblada - In A major
04:13
The E major scale - Theory
01:45
The E major scale - Finger positions
04:24
Twinkle twinkle little star in E major
03:48
How to play: Isn't she lovely? - In E major
08:22
The B major scale - Theory
01:39
The B major scale - Finger positions
09:00
Twinkle twinkle little star in B major
03:54
The F major scale - Theory
02:43
The F major scale - Finger positions
07:47
Twinkle twinkle little star in F major
03:14
How to play: Bad Moon rising - In F major
05:06
Play together with the band: Bad Moon rising - In F major
04:13
The Bb major scale - Theory
01:05
The Bb major scale - Finger positions
09:44
Twinkle twinkle little star in Bb major
03:30
How to play: All my loving - In Bb major
12:24
Play together with the band: All my loving - In Bb major
04:19
The Eb major scale - Theory
01:01
The Eb major scale - Finger positions
07:37
Twinkle twinkle little star in Eb major
05:11
How to play: You raise me up - In Eb major
13:12
Play together with the band: You raise me up - In Eb major
03:21
The Ab major scale - Theory
00:59
The Ab major scale - Finger positions
09:16
Twinkle twinkle little star in Ab major
04:03
The Db major scale - Theory
01:06
The Db major scale - Finger positions
09:01
Twinkle twinkle little star in Db major
04:32
The F#/Gb major scale - Theory
06:47
The F#/Gb major scale - Finger positions
07:56
Twinkle twinkle little star in F#/Gb major
05:00
Summary: Major scales - Circle of fifths
09:29
Major scale quiz
8 questions
The A minor scale - Theory
08:48
The A minor scale - Finger positions
03:56
The E minor scale - Theory
02:14
The E minor scale - Finger positions
02:39
The B minor scale - Theory
01:49
The B minor scale - Finger positions
04:23
The F# minor scale - Theory
01:08
The F# minor scale - Finger positions
08:06
The C# minor scale - Theory
01:41
The C# minor scale - Finger positions
08:59
The G# minor scale - Theory
02:45
The G# minor scale - Finger positions
09:30
The D minor scale - Theory
02:43
The D minor scale - Finger positions
02:30
The G minor scale - Theory
01:25
The G minor scale - Finger positions
02:37
The C minor scale - Theory
01:28
The C minor scale - Finger positions
02:31
The F minor scale - Theory
01:30
The F minor scale - Finger positions
04:13
The Bb minor scale - Theory
01:58
The Bb minor scale - Finger positions
07:08
The Eb/D# minor scale - Theory
04:23
The Eb/D# minor scale - Finger positions
07:13
The circle of fifths - Once more
02:25
Overview of all major and minor scales + finger positions
00:04
Summary: Minor scales
03:58
Exercise: major and natural minor scales
00:26
Major/minor scale quiz
10 questions
+ Chords
46 lectures 03:50:23
Intervals - Review of intervals already done
05:53
Intervals - The missing intervals
06:40
Characteristics of intervals
06:38
Exercise: Intervals
00:27
Interval quiz
6 questions
The C major triad
02:23
The G major triad
01:42
The D major triad
01:30
The A major triad
01:50
The E major triad
01:50
The B major triad
01:18
The F# major triad
01:20
The F major triad
01:20
Blowin' in the Wind - C major
12:06
Blowin' in the Wind - G major
03:10
Blowin' in the Wind - D major
03:30
Blowin' in the Wind - A major
02:00
The remaining major triads
05:45
Exercise: Major triads
00:31
Blowin' in the Wind - All the other keys
01:31
The A minor triad
03:02
The minor triads with a white key root
01:25
The minor triads with a black key root
02:19
Exercise: Minor triads
00:31
How to play: Let it be - C major
15:04
How to play (hands together): Let it be - C major
05:31
Play together with the band: Let it be
05:45
Michael row the boat ahore - D major - Version 1
10:59
Michael row the boat ashore - D major - Version 2
11:36
Triads quiz
10 questions
Chords
10:43
Seventh chords with a white key root
01:36
Minor seventh chords with a white key root
01:20
Seventh chords with a black key root
01:41
Minor seventh chords with a black key root
01:26
Exercise: (dominant) 7th & minor 7th chords
00:37
7th chords quiz
10 questions
The key of a song
03:24
Michael row the boat ahore (with 7ths) - D major - Version 1
06:06
Michael row the boat ahore (with 7ths) - D major - Version 2
04:44
Michael row the boat ahore (with 7ths) - D major - Accompaniment
05:23
How to play: Hey Jude
19:58
How to accompany a singer - Hey Jude
09:54
Accompany a singer with the band - Hey Jude
04:06
The other diminished triads
01:37
The other diminished 7th chords
01:46
Summary: Intervals - Chords
24:39
Diminished quiz
4 questions
+ Reading music
17 lectures 01:48:34
Exercise: The notes on the treble clef
00:24
Note duration
13:40

This exercise consists of 2 quizzes:

 

  1. Whole note, half note, quarter note
  2. Half note, quarter note, eighth note

 

The 2 links below will take you to the quizzes.

Start with the first quiz, since this is the easiest one, then do the second quiz.

Be sure to read well the instructions that are shown in the new tab that opens when you click one of the links below, then click on the blue button "Go to exercises". Both quizzes have 12 questions

Exercise: Note duration
00:22
Rests
07:40
Exercise: Rests and notes
00:15
Measures (bars)
12:47
Sharp and flat notes
03:30
Key signature
04:35
The notes on the bass clef
02:35
Exercise: The notes on the bass clef
00:25
Treble and bass clef together - Let it be - Simple version
09:40
Sheet music, lead sheet, chord sheet
06:06
Treble and bass clef together - second song
15:51
Summary: Reading music
14:31
Exercise: Final music reading exercises.
00:24
Reading music quiz
12 questions
+ Improvising
22 lectures 01:53:05
Pentatonic scale
05:51
Blues scale
04:25
Practicing the pentatonic and blues scales
01:22
Example how to practice the pentatonic & blues scale in C
07:18
Practicing the scales with the band
02:57
The 12 measure basic blues in C
05:03
Improvising with the pentatonic/blues scale (introduction)
01:43
Pentatonic scale improvisation-quarter and eighth notes
05:37
Blues scale improvisation-quarter and eighth notes
03:20
Pentatonic and blues scale improvisation-16th notes
03:42
Pentatonic and blues scale improvisation-Breaks
03:06
Playing other scales over the blues in C
01:01
Improvise in other keys
01:40
Using your 2 hands while improvising-I
06:46
Using your 2 hands while improvising-II: adding rhythm
04:49
Using your 2 hands while improvising-III: adding colors
13:54
Using your 2 hands while improvising-IV: adding the #9th
09:01
Using your 2 hands while improvising-V: adding the 13th
07:00
Extend the blues scale with extra notes
04:42
Summary: Improvisation
13:21
Course complete - Congratulations!
01:00