Wielding the piano opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities.
In this foundational course, I teach you how to play piano as a singer/songwriter. It's a unique method that takes somebody with zero musical experience and transforms them into a piano wielding singer/songwriter.
This method has been refined over the last 3 years as I've taught more and more artists in New York and Los Angeles.
Every lecture builds upon the previous lecture. I walk you through the whole process as efficiently as possible, taking every effort to find ways to cut your learning time in half.
Watch the lectures, complete the challenges, and enjoy playing! By the end you should be able to pick a song, adjust the song to most singable key for your voice, and accompany yourself on the piano.
You should take this course if you think you'd have fun playing the songs you love and exploring how piano wielding singer/songwriters like Carol King, Alicia Keys, and Ben Folds express themselves on the piano.
This is a foundational course for beginners. This course is meant to be an alternative to a traditional piano lesson schedule.
If you love playing, writing and singing songs, this course is for you.
Hope to see you on the inside!
Promo Music provided by Ben Sound at Ben Sound Dot Com
Learning the 3 Triad inversions.
Voice Leading Challenge
Learn where your right hand and left hand need to go
How to Use the Quarter Note Rhythm Pattern
How to use the Ballad Rhythm Pattern
Easy way to transpose song into any key
A powerful resource to look up any song you want to know how to play
Incorporating the Heartbeat Rhythm
How to use the 1-5-1 Rhythm Pattern
How to use the Soft Rock Rhythm Pattern
Understanding 7 Chords
Method to voice lead 7 chords
How to interpret slash chords and understand why they're used.
How to use the Advanced Ballad Rhythm Pattern.
How to read chord charts (or lead sheets), a very common form of music you will likely encounter.
Prep Sheet for Paparazzi. Get familiar with the Chords and Voicing first before moving onto the tutorial.
Forward Motion Rhythm Pattern, Triads
Forward Motion Rhythm Pattern (Over Two Chords), Triads
Prep Sheet for Imagine. Get familiar with the Chords and Voicing first before moving onto the tutorial.
Ballad Rhythm Pattern, Triads, 7 Chords
Hi I'm Rob! A full-time musician and teacher in New York City and Los Angeles. I'm passionate about music and education.
I'm a former music instructor with a Fender Grant winning non-profit. I also teach privately. My students range from signed recording artists and songwriters to working professionals who just love music.
I'm a Premium Udemy Instructor and have been teaching since 2015. I have 15,000+ students and 1,000+ reviews, across 9 courses. I currently have a 4.7 average rating, much higher than the average instructor rating. I work with other teachers to help improve their teaching skills.