Piano Runs & Fills #2: Play Rolling Cascading Runs for Intro
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Play Piano Runs by Ear: Master triplets to create Cascading Runs on the piano or keyboard. You will sound like a Pro!
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Created by Rosa Suen
Last updated 11/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • PLAY By EAR when playing these 36 note runs
  • PLAY 36 note runs without the need of score sheet
  • PLAY these cascading runs creatively by putting the 36 notes in groups
  • ROLL their fingers easily in playing the triplets to come down
  • CREATE dreamy feel in this rolling cascading runs
  • MAKE interesting melodic variations to lead to the next chord
  • COORDINATE with both hands easily when playing the 1625 Bass line
  • USE Augmented chord in place of the Dominant 7 Chord
  • PLAY this cascading runs for introduction to any songs in C Key
  • EASILY mesmerize the audience with this fun playful run
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  • have a little knowledge about chords
  • beginners can try this course as I have laid out everything to its specifics

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Course Updated: Nov 1, 2016


Piano Runs & Fills: Play Rolling Cascading Runs for Introduction of Songs

Do you often wonder what chord progressions musicians use when they perform at the beginning of their song?

Many musicians love to play the 1625 Chord progression for the introduction of their songs. They create a dreamy atmosphere for the audience to flavor as they listen to the performance.

Many piano players are frustrated when it comes to playing runs, especially when they see that there are lots of notes going up or coming down. They will be forever counting where the notes are and how to keep up with the rhythm?

Do you know that there is a MUCH easier way to play runs?

You do not need to spend all your time counting the notes and tapping the beat to see if you are playing in the rhythm.

Here's the SECRET of this course: You are going to learn how to play 36 notes beautifully in this rolling cascading run without the need to practice for days to get your notes correct.

What you need is to learn a NEW way of thinking when you play Runs!

1. Learn to see notes in groups.

2. Learn to put the notes in triplets to create a group.

In this course, you will learn the following piano techniques:

1. Piano Technique 1: Play Triplets for each beat

2. Piano Technique 2: Play runs in Rhythm

3. Piano Technique 3: Keep the Sustain pedal on

4. Piano Technique 4: Use Color Chord Augmented +5 for the dominant chord

5. Piano Technique 5: Left hand plays the 1625 Bass line with variation

Follow my 3 Piano Tips:

Piano Tip 1: Use Triplets to create the Rolling Effect

Piano Tip 2: Do not count 36 notes but THINK in Groups

Piano Tip 3: Put the weight on the pinkie when you come down on the triplet

You will learn easy right hand techniques to create flowing beautiful runs without hesitation.

Once you coordinate both Left hand & Right hand in a well coordinated manner, you will be putting these 1625 Rolling Cascading Runs to any songs you with in C Key.

There are 8 Piano Demos and 8 Piano Practices for you to play along!

Come on in and enroll in this course!

Let's have some fun together,



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Who is the target audience?
  • students who want to play by ear should take this course
  • students who want to free themselves from score sheet when they play runs
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Curriculum For This Course
Welcome to the Dreamy Rolling Cascading Run for Songs Introduction
2 Lectures 03:33
Introduction of Songs - 1625 Chord Progression
2 Lectures 02:53
What is the 1625 chord progression in the Key of C?

Use different Piano Techniques to create the dreamy introduction Run
Piano Demo: 1625 Dreamy Rolling Cascading Run for Introduction
2 Lectures 03:21

Piano Demo 2: Piano notes of the Dreamy Rolling Cascading Run
RIGHT HAND Piano Technique 1: Use Triplets to create the rolling effect
4 Lectures 05:29

Fun Activity 1: Write down the first tone of each measure!

Piano Demo 4: Triplets Coming down in slow motion
RIGHT HAND Technique 2: To Play Runs in Rhythm - THINK in Groups!
4 Lectures 05:55
Piano Tip 2: Play 36 Notes in a Flowing Manner - "THINK" in Groups of 4

Piano Tip 3: Put the Weight On the Pinkie

Piano Demo 5: Play in Groups of 4 as you come down the Cascading Rolling Run

Piano Demo 6: Put the Weight on the Pinkie in the Triplets
Piano Practice 1: Measure 1 - CM7
1 Lecture 03:13
Piano Practice 2: Measure 2 - Am7
1 Lecture 03:19
Piano Practice 2: Am7 - 12 Notes in the Cascading Run coming down
Piano Practice 3: Measure 3 with Dm7 has a melodic variation in the triplet
2 Lectures 06:31
Dm7 - Melodic Variation in the last triplet to lead to G+

Piano Practice 3: Dm7 - 12 Notes in the Cascading Run coming down
Piano Practice 4: Measure 1 - 3 in different speed in the cascading run 36 Notes
1 Lecture 04:27
Piano Practice 4 - Measure 1 to 3 - 36 Notes in the Rolling Cascading Run
PianoTechnique 3: Keep the Sustain Pedal on!
1 Lecture 00:54
Magic Trick: Use the Pedal
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Rosa is the Pastor and Church Pianist for a local community church in Hong Kong for over 30 years. She graduated from University of British Columbia and received her teaching certificate specializing in Chemistry and teaching English as a second language. She taught public schools in Canada for a couple of years and then went on to receive her Master's degree in Christian Theological Ministry at Ontario Theological Seminary in Toronto. She started full time ministry with her husband in 1989 and received intensive Pastoral Counselling and Discipleship Training at Christian Disciples Church. They were ordained to become church ministers as Pastors in 1996 in a local church in Tsuen Wan and have been ministering to this same congregation for almost 20 years now.

Over the years, she has gone on church missions to Mongolia, Sydney, Nepal, India and expedition trips to the Holy Lands: Israel, Greece and Turkey. Wherever she went, she found herself taking up the music ministry and became the church pianist for that church.

Many people at church have asked her to teach them to play piano. As a result of her passion in playing piano, she started developing piano courses initially for church pianists online since 2008. The piano courses are very unique because she was finally willing to share her Unique Piano Method: Color Chord Improvisation Method known as CCI. The CCI method works for all types of music: Gospel, Pop and Standards.

This Piano Method is easy, fun and creative that you learn to play piano not only from music score sheets, but to play chords from fake books and eventually to play by ear. Students all over the world have requested for courses to teach them play standards and popular songs. As a result she developed 3 Great Reharmonization Method courses for them to play from fake books and play by ear. The Dreamy Piano Techniques courses, especially the one on Autumn Leaves is her students favorite. She has a piano website at Learn Piano With Rosa where she continues to offer new courses to her students. She also holds piano workshops for her local students and train church pianists.

With her education and expertise in teaching, her students love her piano courses and found her piano lessons extremely easy and fun to play piano. They are highly motivated to play piano and playing piano had never been more fun and satisfying for them. You can read their testimonies on her website.

She is now an instructor at Udemy. Come and join her hundreds of students to play piano in a fun and creative way.