The Ultimate Method for Learning Modern Piano & Keyboards
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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.
3.7 (3 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.
512 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 51 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • Just have a keyboard or piano
  • Devote time to practice
  • Have the mindset of becoming a future modern keyboardist
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)!

Who 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 151 Lectures Collapse All 151 Lectures 02:19:00
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Basic Concepts
1 Lecture 00:00
Basic Concepts
5 pages
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Exercise 1: C Chord
3 Lectures 01:59
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Exercise 2: G Chord
3 Lectures 01:29
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Exercise 3: F Chord
3 Lectures 01:25
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Exercise 4: A Minor Chord
3 Lectures 00:48
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Exercise 5: D Minor Chord
3 Lectures 00:47
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Exercise 6: Chord Progression and Triplets
3 Lectures 01:39
Exercise 6: Chord Progression and Triplets - Lesson Notes
1 page


Exercise 6: Chord Progression and Triplets - Live Video
00:35
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Exercise 8: D Chord
3 Lectures 00:50
Exercise 8: D Chord - Lesson Notes
1 page

Exercise 8: D Chord - Guided Video
00:34

Exercise 8: D Chord - Live Video
00:16
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Exercise 9: E Minor Chord - Octaves on Left Hand
3 Lectures 01:55
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
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About the Instructor
Jaime Portal
4.2 Average rating
18 Reviews
899 Students
2 Courses
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.

Missy Kennedy
4.2 Average rating
18 Reviews
899 Students
2 Courses

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.