The Ultimate Method for Learning Modern Piano & Keyboards

Learn to play keyboards in a contemporary way by learning the most common techniques used in current music tendencies.
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  • Lectures 151
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

Super quick method, with short videos to learn and practice the keyboard, synthesizer and contemporary piano. You will learn the most important techniques that you will need to start playing in a band, or to play music such as rock, pop, synth-pop, electronica, etc.

In this program you will not have to learn how to read music in order to be able to play the keyboard well enough to play in a band. This system is based on chord progressions which progressively teach the ability to improvise in order to play with other musicians or to play and sing at the same time.

  • Teaches you to play keyboards in a modern and contemporary way
  • Focuses on chords progressions and rhythm training

  • Is not overwhelming with millions of unnecessary exercises and concepts

  • Includes short videos with killer exercises that will make you excel in record time

  • No need to learn to read music to play

  • Learn the way you have always wanted! (the cool way!)

  • Innovative shortcut to get you started playing only the stuff that you need

  • Play chords, rhythms and inversions right away

  • Way cheaper than taking private lessons (about the same as 1 private lesson)!

What are the requirements?

  • Just have a keyboard or piano
  • Devote time to practice
  • Have the mindset of becoming a future modern keyboardist

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play chords and inversions on keyboards, synths or modern piano
  • Accompany other musicians or singers
  • Know inversions to all most commonly used chords
  • Be capable of rhythmically improvising with chords
  • Achieve hand independence while playing
  • Play keyboards or piano without having to learn to read music

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who is interested in playing modern keyboards or piano
  • Not for those who wish to learn to read formal music on piano or play classical style
  • For beginning and intermediate students
  • Any musician who would like to learn to play keyboards without having to go through a long, boring, traditional piano system
  • Anyone who would like to compose or produce music on keyboards in the genres of pop, electronica, rock, etc.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Basic Concepts
Basic Concepts
5 pages
Section 2: Exercise 1: C Chord
Exercise 1: C Chord - Lesson Notes
2 pages
Exercise 1: C Chord - Guided Video
Preview
01:27
Exercise 1: C Chord - Live Video
Preview
00:32
Section 3: Exercise 2: G Chord
Exercise 2: G Chord - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 2: G Chord - Guided Video
Preview
00:56
Exercise 2: G Chord - Live Video
Preview
00:33
Section 4: Exercise 3: F Chord
Exercise 3: F Chord - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 3: F Chord - Guided Video
Preview
00:49
Exercise 3: F Chord - Live Video
Preview
00:36
Section 5: Exercise 4: A Minor Chord
Exercise 4: A Minor Chord - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 4: A Minor Chord - Guided Video
Preview
00:33
Exercise 4: A Minor Chord - Live Video
Preview
00:15
Section 6: Exercise 5: D Minor Chord
Exercise 5: D Minor Chord - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 5: D Minor Chord - Guided Video
Preview
00:32
Exercise 5: D Minor Chord - Live Video
Preview
00:15
Section 7: Exercise 6: Chord Progression and Triplets
Exercise 6: Chord Progression and Triplets - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 6: Chord Progression and Triplets - Guided Video
Preview
01:04
Exercise 6: Chord Progression and Triplets - Live Video
00:35
Section 8: Exercise 7: G7 Chord - Two Notes on Left Hand
Exercise 7: G7 Chord - Two Notes on Left Hand - Lesson Notes
Preview
1 page
Exercise 7: G7 Chord - Two Notes on Left Hand - Guided Video
Preview
01:15
Exercise 7: G7 Chord - Two Notes on Left Hand - Live Video
Preview
00:28
Section 9: Exercise 8: D Chord
Exercise 8: D Chord - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 8: D Chord - Guided Video
00:34
Exercise 8: D Chord - Live Video
00:16
Section 10: Exercise 9: E Minor Chord - Octaves on Left Hand
Exercise 9: E Minor Chord - Octaves on Left Hand - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 9: E Minor Chord - Octaves on Left Hand - Guided Video
01:08
Exercise 9: E Minor Chord - Octaves on Left Hand - Live Video
00:47
Section 11: Exercise 10: Bm - Fifth Chords on Left Hand
Exercise 10: Bm - Fifth Chords on Left Hand - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 10: Bm - Fifth Chords on Left Hand - Guided Video
01:18
Exercise 10: Bm - Fifth Chords on Left Hand - Live Video
00:36
Section 12: Exercise 11: Arpeggios
Exercise 11: Arpeggios - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 11: Arpeggios - Guided Video
00:44
Exercise 11: Arpeggios - Live Video
00:31
Section 13: Exercise 12: A and D7 Chords - Two Chords Each Bar
Exercise 12: A and D7 Chords - Two Chords Each Bar - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 12: A and D7 Chords - Two Chords Each Bar - Guided Video
00:53
Exercise 12: A and D7 Chords - Two Chords Each Bar - Live Video
00:20
Section 14: Exercise 13: Arpeggio on Left Hand - F#m and A7 Chords
Exercise 13: Arpeggio on Left Hand - F#m and A7 Chords - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 13: Arpeggio on Left Hand - F#m and A7 Chords - Guided Video
01:34
Exercise 13: Arpeggio on Left Hand - F#m and A7 Chords - Live Video
00:55
Section 15: Exercise 14: Rhythm of 3/4
Exercise 14: Rhythm of 3/4 - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 14: Rhythm of 3/4 - Guided Video
00:43
Exercise 14: Rhythm of 3/4 - Live Video
00:41
Section 16: Exercise 15: C Sharp Minor and E Chords
Exercise 15: C Sharp Minor and E Chords - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 15: C Sharp Minor and E Chords - Guided Video
00:54
Exercise 15: C Sharp Minor and E Chords - Live Video
00:23
Section 17: Exercise 16: Diminished Chords
Exercise 16: Diminished Chords - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 16: Diminished Chords - Guided Video
00:41
Exercise 16: Diminished Chords - Live Video
00:19
Section 18: Exercise 17: F Sharp dim
Exercise 17: F Sharp dim - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 17: F Sharp dim - Guided Video
00:53
Exercise 17: F Sharp dim - Live Video
00:29
Section 19: Exercise 18: Gm Chord
Exercise 18: Gm Chord - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 18: Gm Chord - Guided Video
00:47
Exercise 18: Gm Chord - Live Video
00:26
Section 20: Exercise 19: B Flat and C7 Chords
Exercise 19: B Flat and C7 Chords - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 19: B Flat and C7 Chords - Guided Video
00:44
Exercise 19: B Flat and C7 Chords - Live Video
00:21
Section 21: Exercise 20: Intermediate Arpeggios
Exercise 20: Intermediate Arpeggios - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 20: Intermediate Arpeggios - Guided Video
00:55
Exercise 20: Intermediate Arpeggios - Live Video
00:38
Section 22: Exercise 21: Suspended Chords
Exercise 21: Suspended Chords - Lesson Notes
2 pages
Exercise 21: Suspended Chords - Guided Video
00:44
Exercise 21: Suspended Chords - Live Video
00:39
Section 23: Exercise 22: Chromatic Bass Line
Exercise 22: Chromatic Bass Line - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 22: Chromatic Bass Line - Guided Video
01:00
Exercise 22: Chromatic Bass Line - Live Video
00:50
Section 24: Exercise 23: Left Hand Arpeggios and E7 Chord
Exercise 23: Left Hand Arpeggios and E7 Chord - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 23: Left Hand Arpeggios and E7 Chord - Guided Video
00:44
Exercise 23: Left Hand Arpeggios and E7 Chord - Live Video
00:19
Section 25: Exercise 24: B Chord - Left Hand Bass Line
Exercise 24: B Chord - Left Hand Bass Line - Lesson Notes
1 page
Exercise 24: B Chord - Left Hand Bass Line - Guided Video
00:38
Exercise 24: B Chord - Left Hand Bass Line - Live Video
00:18
Section 26: Exercise 25: Arpeggio Exercises
Exercise 25: Arpeggio Exercises - Lesson Notes
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Jaime Portal, Musician, Composer, Producer, Artist, Entrepreneur

I love music and art (graphic and visual arts) and I have been involved in these fields since my youth. I am also an entrepreneur and tech-fan.

MUSIC:

I am a professional keyboard / piano, guitar and bass instructor and have been teaching and playing in the music industry for over 20 years. I have always kept up with the current music tendencies, not only regarding musical instruments, but also with production and composition. I am a multi-instrumentalist and play piano, keyboards, guitar, bass, and other digital instruments. I am skilled at using several music recording software such as: Ableton Live, Sonar, and ProTools.

I have taught music composition at a private university and have also been the lead instructor at a well-known music academy, teaching various instruments.

ART:

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I love everything that has to do with art. I have been involved in several art careers. I have worked as a graphic designer (developing websites), and as an artist/graphic designer, creating marketing publications and advertisements for a national newspaper. I am a professional painter as well and love abstract designs.

Instructor Biography

I have a total love and passion for music, art and technology.

I have played the piano/keyboards and guitar since my teens. I majored in music courses in college and love to teach music to anybody that is willing to learn. My preferred instrument is the keyboard and I love keeping up with the most current music genres, but also still hold a place in my heart for classic rock, new wave, and alternative music. I have taught private music lessons for many years and am very dedicated to my students.

One of my other passions is art. I love to sketch and draw and have practiced since I was young. I continue to define my artistic abilities daily.

I am also interested in internet businesses and have been involved in the creation of several small online companies and with the development of various websites.

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