How to speak Pianish (beginner level)
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How to speak Pianish (beginner level)

A revolutionary approach to learning how to play the piano. Beginner level (Pianish 101).
4.5 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Last updated 8/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • As you follow the step-by-step method outlined in this course, you will see quick progress in your musical development.
  • You will be learning how to play the piano with a system never before offered in an online course.
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  • A music keyboard, preferably an 88-key acoustic or digital piano.
  • A computer with an internet connection.
  • A physical arrangement by which your piano and your computer are within arm's length of each other.
  • Diligence and dedication to your musical passion.

Never has there been any method that promises quicker results than this one. In here, the traditional first steps that are dull and boring for new learners have been set aside. They are the steps that will find their way only later.

To be able to fully appreciate the significance of this unorthodox and original system, one has to personally get involved in the program. This is hands-on training, no holds barred, as if a real teacher was sitting there next to you. You will not be doing anything you’re not capable of. Except, of course, if you’ve got no hands or maybe fewer than ten fingers!

But since that’s highly unlikely, you will very soon be playing the piano the way you really want yourself to sound, not just like what music books tell you to do.

To be able to achieve this, a different set of steps are to be taken in this course, steps that would at first seem ridiculous, but which would later yield results that are more deep-seated and lasting.

You will find it to your advantage to follow the course meticulously, knowing that every lecture is an advancement towards your development as a true musician.

So then, what is Pianish? It’s a language, just like English and Spanish. It’s the language a pianist uses to communicate. And it’s what this whole course is all about.

Have a go and see how, after all, it’s so easy to speak Pianish!

Who is the target audience?
  • Piano beginners, with little or no previous training.
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Curriculum For This Course
Speaking the language.
6 Lectures 32:03

English. Spanish. Why not Pianish? All are languages, used to communicate.

This course treats the study of piano no differently from the study of any language. I believe that progress is faster when piano students learn the same way they learned their own native language.

Preview 04:14

Generally, the right hand takes on the playing of the melody. That's because it gets to reach those parts of the piano that sound the higher tones, which include the range of the human voice.

Our first piece is called "Lightly Row," a traditional children's song which requires only one position for the right hand, This position, called the C position, assigns only one key to each finger.

Preview 03:52

The left hand has generally been relegated to playing the accompaniment for the right hand, being the "orchestra" or "band" behind the singer.

Left Hand plays alone.

It is very difficult for the brain to take hold of itself when it is asked to perform two hands together, unless each hand has been thoroughly mastered.

Playing both hands together.

A very good ear is indispensable to this course. It is also what will make you enjoy the many intricacies of music as well, the things that make for a good musician.

Follow the instructions given to you, and adhere to the homework assignments given to you, because they will take time to develop and will need to be done patiently.

Preliminary ear training.
Reading the language.
4 Lectures 17:23

You are now being shown a glimpse of how reading music works. Having mastered the piece, you can now more easily grasp the concept of sheet music as it is played.

The advantage of this online course is that it shows you a dynamic music page, unlike a physical piece of paper which cannot tell you where the music is at a given point in time.

Engage the page.

After being shown how speaking Pianish works, we delve into the elements of playing the melody.

Essential Reading: Melody

Time travels forward. So does music, because music is based on time. That's why it's very important to follow rules on how to manage the time given to a piece of music.

Essential Reading: Rhythm

This beginner course has gotten you into the concept of Pianish. The next course (primary course) shall be introducing more pieces that will make you even more hooked into the piano!

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About the Instructor
Anton R. Tajanlangit
3.8 Average rating
16 Reviews
828 Students
2 Courses
Music Professional

Anton is a Conservatory-trained and well-experienced piano and voice teacher. An accomplished pianist and composer/songwriter who has extensive knowledge of music theory and digital music transcription and production, he uses tools like MakeMusic Finale and Logic Pro X. He also dubs in video production and image manipulation, making use of Adobe's Creative Suite CS6.

He has been Musical Director of several projects and international singing competitions. He has prepared numerous piano students for the bi-annual London-based Trinity College of Music exams, taking them to earn distinction marks time and again.

He believes that all music originates from the human soul, and he intends to tap into the vast musical resources a human being possesses in order to get brain waves transformed into tuneful sound waves.

He also believes in his heart that music can be taught to anyone who desires enough to learn it.