Piano Music Theory (Back To Basics) by JFilt
4.5 (419 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.
7,490 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add Piano Music Theory (Back To Basics) by JFilt to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

Piano Music Theory (Back To Basics) by JFilt

Piano Lessons For Beginners in 30 Minutes
4.5 (419 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.
7,490 students enrolled
Created by JayJay Johnson
Last updated 2/2017
English
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 30 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the notes and how to name them along with easy hints to memorizing basic music theory
  • Form major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords in any key
  • Figure out how to play major and natural minor scales in any key
  • Play chord progressions to form a song
View Curriculum
Requirements
  • All you really need is a willingness to learn and have fun while doing it!
  • Also even though it's not required to start this course, some type of keyboard or piano would be nice to follow along with. LOL
Description

This course by JFilt is a free offering to those who have never played the piano before and want to learn.  It's also for those who may know a little bit but forgot everything they ever learned.  It's also for beatmakers who wanna learn some music theory for the purpose of improving their beats and or moving to the next level in music production.  

In this beginner course you will learn from the very start so its okay to know nothing (LOL).  Topics that will be discussed include naming the keys of the piano, forming chords and scales, and even playing a song from a chord progression.  

By the time you get to the end of this course you will have a greater understanding of what it takes to play keys.  After this you can continue on with my full course on How To Play 25 Hip Hop Songs right here on Udemy.  Or for the beatmakers out there you can continue to learn innovative ways on how to make very sick beats on the Verysickbeats YouTube Channel!

Peace & Positive Energy!

JFilt 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginner musicians who want to take piano lessons from a charismatic guy.
Compare to Other Piano Courses
Curriculum For This Course
+
Let's Get Into It!
3 Lectures 06:34

Why take this course?

  • You want to learn from someone who's not boring
  • Get the knowledge to expand your musical vocabulary
  • You want to ultimately create your own music
Introduction
01:50

You will be able to identify the key names of each note by understanding simple hints to help you remember the black and white keys.

Note Names
03:07

You will be able to know the difference and the purpose of half-steps and whole-steps or in other words whole tones and half tones

Half-Steps vs Whole-Steps
01:37

Were you paying attention?

Quiz 1
1 question
+
Intervals and Basic Scales
4 Lectures 11:27

You will learn exactly what an interval is and how it effects the sound of various chords

Intervals
03:19

You will have learned the formula to creating a major scale in any key.

Major Scale
02:11

You will have learned the formula to creating a natural minor scale in any key and how it relates to the major scale.

Natural Minor Scale
04:00

Understand the principal of using numbers to help formulate chords which can also be applied to scales and chord progressions.

The Number System
01:57

Were you paying attention?

Quiz 2
1 question
+
Chords and Progressions
5 Lectures 12:14

You will have learned the formula and the difference between creating a major and minor chord in any key.

Major and Minor Chords
02:46

You will have learned the formula and the difference between creating a diminished and augmented chord in any key.

Diminished and Augmented Chords
03:13

Understand the trick to inverting any chord creating various sound qualities.

Inversions
02:00

Understand what it means to create a chord progression and how to do it.  Also you will be able to play a song.

Chord Progressions
03:45

Conclusion
00:30

Were you paying attention?

Quiz 3
1 question
About the Instructor
JayJay Johnson
4.5 Average rating
431 Reviews
7,589 Students
3 Courses
Content Creator

Wassup everybody!

My name is JayJay Johnson but i'm mainly known in social media as JFilt (Justified From Instilled Life Teachings)

I'm a full-time musician as well as a content creator within the beatmaking community.  I've been making beatmaking tutorials on YouTube since 2010 and have over 23,000 subscribers.   

Teaching innovative ways of making beats, informing, and inspiring is what my main focus is on but honestly before Youtube was even around, I used to give piano lessons.  Im thrilled to use an avenue like Udemy to sort of get back to my roots by providing a way to put out piano lessons among other topics in an online course.  

If you happen to make beats and wanna check me out on my Verysickbeats Youtube channel, feel free!

Peace & Positive Energy,

JFilt