Complete Piano Course for Beginners (by ear and by score)
- 18.5 hours on-demand video
- 19 articles
- 150 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Play 56 songs (classical and popular tunes)!
Play with confidence and enjoy
Play by ear and by reading sheet music
- Play without harmful vices of posture or wrong technique
- No prior knowledge of music, piano or keyboard is required
- From seven years old and up
- It is recommended to have a 61 to 88 key piano or keyboard
This course was specially created for Beginners and for those who wish to resume their studies. Through enjoyable practical and theoretical lessons, Luciano reveals precious tips and tricks for students of all ages who wish to enter or to improve their knowledge in the wonderful world of piano. In short time, you will be able to play piano and keyboard with confidence and enjoyment.
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If you already know the basics of piano and keyboard, go directly to practicing the songs (Section 3).
In this course you will participate in many Practice Activities and apply what you are learning, as you will have the opportunity to play 56 songs along with the teacher. For you to enjoy the course to the fullest, answer the 16 quizzes, do the 21 tests and take part in the 14 practice activities.
Luciano Alves is the founder of and teacher in CTMLA Music School, based in Rio de Janeiro since 2003 and began to teach at the age of thirteen. All the experience acquired throughout his career is shared through videos, scores with note names, fingerings, digitalized screen theory classes and sheet music in PDF etc.
You’ll have 180 lessons / 56 songs (classical and popular tunes) / 16 quizzes / 14 practice activities / 21 tests (note reading, chord symbols, key identification, chords etc.) / 150 sheet music and examples in PDF / 22 technique exercises / 19 theory classes / various accompaniment lessons (ballad, rock, jazz, blues etc.).
The course is a Full Lifetime Access and you can practice the lessons whenever you want. You only pay once. After signing up, see the Accurate Course Description made available in PDF file, together with Lecture 1 (Introduction).
The didactics have been developed in a way that you learn how to play effectively and enjoyably. Lessons are introduced step by step: first you will learn about musical notes, finger numbers, correct posture and how to practice. Soon you will start playing, first with your right hand then with your left hand and finally with both hands together.
Several theory, technique and sight reading lessons were added in parallel to the learning of the songs. Besides, many Tests, Quizzes and Practice Activities have been included.
The regions of the piano are gradually explored, always using songs as a base. Gradually, you will play all the keys including the black ones. At this point, more complex pieces and lessons on chords and chord symbols are introduced. Then, come the classes about hand crossing, arpeggios and split chords. So, you can master the piano and the musical language as a whole.
56 songs from the classical, popular and folkloric repertoire
Musical theory (from the book Musical Theory, by Luciano Alves)
Technique exercises (from the book Exercises for Piano and Keyboards, by Luciano Alves)
Playing by imitation and by reading sheet music
Chord symbols, chords and inversions (from the book of Chords Dictionary, by Luciano Alves)
Scales in various keys (from the book Scales for Improvisation, by Luciano Alves)
How to play by ear
Tests of note and chord symbol reading
Accompaniments of ballad, rock, jazz and pop music
Please be advised that we do not guarantee a response to all students' questions and messages. However, we will endeavor to answer the inquiries whenever possible.
At no time does this course violate Copyright Laws. All songs are in the Public Domain or were authored by Luciano Alves.
- Everyone interested in piano or keyboard, beginners and students at the basic level
- Musicians who play other instruments but wish to learn piano and keyboards
- Musical producers and DJs who need to know the language of music through keyboards
- Musicians who need to use the piano to compose and arrange
Includes a PDF file containing the Accurate Description and Valuable Information of the course.
About Luciano Alves and Introduction containing the summary and goals of this course.
Recommendations and guide lines to study piano and keyboard.
Detailed description of the seven musical notes (the musical alphabet).
Second version of Mozart's Little Serenade.