Piano for Complete Beginners: Learn your first song today!

Learn your first song and the building blocks needed to play any other song!
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

This introductory course to the Piano is aimed at complete beginners and will teach you everything you need to know to play your first song.

By the end of the course you have learned the following:



Step By Step

  • How to label all the notes on the Piano (white and black)
  • Identify reference notes
  • Notes and how they relate to each other
  • Understand MAJOR and MINOR chords (and learn how to work out ANY chord you want)
  • Basic terminology of the Piano
  • Read a chord chart
  • The correct way to hold your hands
  • Use the pedal
  • Play your first song with both hands (Let It Be, The Beatles)
  • Learn the tools needed to to play ANY song you want!

This course is for the complete beginner. No prior knowledge is needed!

Join me in this comprehensive, step-by-step course designed to give you the building blocks and tools to apply what you learn to anything.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a Keyboard or Piano to practice

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify all of the notes on the piano.
  • Figure out Tones/Semitones and understand how they help
  • Understand chords and how they are structured.
  • Figure out and Play and Major or Minor Chord.
  • Understand what a Progression is and how it helps us play songs
  • Confidently play a classic song with both hands.
  • Distinguish chords at a glance and use them to be able to play any song you want!

What is the target audience?

  • Those who don't know anything about Piano and would like to play their first song!
  • Complete beginners with no prior knowledge of piano

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome!
Introduction Video
Preview
01:21
Section 2: Introduction to the Piano
01:09

Black and White Notes.
High and Low.

01:27

How do we find C?

Naming the White Notes
Preview
01:35
Tones and Semitones
Preview
01:27
01:50

How do the black notes relate to the white notes?

5 questions

Recap what you've learned so far.

Section 3: Major Chords
02:51

What is a chord? Learn the fundamental rule to figure out ANY major chord.

Applying the Major Chord Rule to another note
01:35
Major Chords with Sharps and Flats
02:11
Major Chords that begin on a Black Note
01:58
2 questions

Can you remember the Rule to work out any Major Chord?

Section 4: Minor Chords
The Minor Chord Rule
01:20
Minor Chords with Sharps and Flats
01:02
00:52

Sometimes Minor Chords begin on a Black Note

3 questions

Can you remember the rule to work out ANY MINOR chord?

Section 5: Hand Position
01:30

Things to keep in mind regarding Posture, Hand shape and Position

Section 6: Progressions
02:14

Learn how to put 2 Chords together to form your first Progression

01:05

Turn our 2 Chord progression into a 3 Chord Progression with A minor.

01:12

Let's add one more chord to make it a 4 Chord Progression

01:47

Learn to be flexible with the order of our chords

Section 7: Adding the Left Hand
01:45

Starting very simply adding our left hand to our playing.

01:26

Using our Left Hand with more than one chord.

01:24

Breaking down the pattern we will be using for our song.
TOGETHER, RIGHT, LEFT

03:26

Counting out our Hands Together with our Chord Progression

Section 8: Chord Charts
01:11

For shorthand use on Charts, Music and Sheet Music, chord names can be shortened.

Section 9: Our Song
02:58

In our song, we have a new way of playing a familiar Chord

01:20

Learn the chords and rhythm for the Verse of our song.

C G Am F
C G F F

02:49

Learn the first transition with our Left Hand in our song

02:39

Our Last (and most familiar sounding!) fill is learned in our left hand.

01:33

Learn the chords we need for the Chorus and revisit a familiar fill.

Am G F C
C G F C

02:14

It's time to put it all together and play our very first song!

The Pedal
02:52

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Instructor Biography

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Genevieve is an avid singer/songwriter, passionate musician and music teacher with an eagerness to create, learn and grow.

Gen earned her B.A in Musical Theatre in 2010 at the Victorian College of the Arts back in Australia and completed 8th Grade AMEB in Classical Piano with Honours. After moving to NYC, she received her Advanced Diploma in Theatre and started her own Children’s Entertainment Company after noticing a lack of opportunity for kids to express themselves.

Music . Coffee . Happiness

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