Learn Piano with Beyer, 15 Minutes Challenge

A guide for Beyer piano book which is the most commonly used book and taught in conservatories.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2016 English

Course Description

21 Oct. [UPDATE] 9th & 10th Week is uploaded 

Ferdinand Beyer is a composer that the book Beyer Op. 101 is commonly used as foundation of the piano education in most countries. In this course, we will use Beyer Op.101. and follow the path of most pianists did.

This course is designed for every music and piano enthusiast but basic note knowledge is recommended. Although we will go over the basics, it won't be too detailed. We will focus on our technique and speed so that we can play any other piece with practice afterwards.

This course is designed as week by week. So it shows the students the way to practice and follow the course. For example, first weeks content will be practiced for one week, then you will move on to the next section, 2nd week. Now it is 4 weeks of content, and it will be updated constantly until the book is covered and the price will increase accordingly so it is better to get it soon :).

This course is the professional way to learn about piano playing, we will learn about the terminology, different hand positions on the piano and we will do finger exercises to strengthen our fingers then we can play very confidently.



What are the requirements?

  • There are no requirements but it is recommended that students who take this course have little knowledge on notes and rhythm
  • Beyer book, hard copy or soft. The notes won't be provided in this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play the exercises of the most fundamental book of piano education
  • Learn about music dynamics and terms
  • Practice week by week as if this is a private lesson

What is the target audience?

  • This course is beginner/elementary level. But still it is recommended that students who take this course have little knowledge about notes and rhythm values.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction
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00:30
Section 2: 1st Week
06:13

In this lecture, we will start practicing the right hand with short finger exercises that are in 4 4 or 3 4 time signature.

4 4 time signature means that, every measure should have 4 beats.

3 4 means every measure should have 3 beats.


07:25

In this lecture, we will continue practicing the right hand with short finger exercises that are in 4 4 or 3 4 time signatures.

4 4 time signature means that, every measure should have 4 beats.

3 4 means every measure should have 3 beats.

10:52

This is the last set of the finger exercises for right hand that are in 4 4 or 3 4 time signature.

4 4 time signature means that, every measure should have 4 beats.

3 4 means every measure should have 3 beats.

Section 3: 2nd Week
04:00

In this lecture, we will start practicing the left hand with short finger exercises that are in 4 4 or 3 4 time signature.

4 4 time signature means that, every measure should have 4 beats.

3 4 means every measure should have 3 beats.

04:37

We continue practicing the left hand with short finger exercises that are in 4 4 or 3 4 time signature.

4 4 time signature means that, every measure should have 4 beats.

3 4 means every measure should have 3 beats.

10:04

This is the last set of exercises for the left hand that are in 4 4 or 3 4 time signature.

4 4 time signature means that, every measure should have 4 beats.

3 4 means every measure should have 3 beats.

Section 4: 3rd Week
09:29

This time, we are practicing to play both hands. In this set, we play with the same fingers of both hands at the same time, but different notes.

08:34

This time, finger numbers are different because both hands are playing the same notes at the same time.

Section 5: 4th Week
08:40

We are learning to play legato. When you see a slur connecting notes, you need to play those keys like when you hit the first one, you should lift your finger just before you hit the next key. So it will be like a flow.

07:38

When there is a rest, we need to lift our hand because it should be silent and also there is a new note / slur coming up.

06:42

This is the same slur exercise for the left hand.

08:24

Last set of exercises for legato playing.

Section 6: 5th Week
07:51

Both hands are playing the same notes at the same time. (in parallel motion)

04:11

This exercise is a little bit different than the previous ones. First 4 measures are playing the same notes at the same time but the rest of the piece a little bit more complicated because both hands are playing different things.

Section 7: 6th Week
06:24

Welcome to Week 6. Now we are practicing more complicated both hand pieces. In this piece, left hand plays only the note G so it is better to focus on the right hand. Good luck.

06:41

Again, No:9 is similar to No:8. Left hand only plays the note G but this time in different rhythmic patterns. Practice the right hand then play both hands.

Allegretto means moderately fast so first practice slowly after day 4, you will be able to play it a little bit faster.

Section 8: 7th Week
08:59

In this piece, our left hand is again playing only G, so it is important to practice right hand first. And when you're playing both hands, left hand should be softer because right hand has the melody.

07:02

Parallel motion : when both hands do the same thing at the same time. (like both do a skip up at the same time- it doesn't necessarily mean they are playing the same notes at the same time. )

Section 9: 8th Week
03:12

This is a very short exercise for both hands where left hand only play C and G.

01:51

It is very similar to the previous one. This time hands swithc parts. What I mean is, this time right hand is playing only C and G and left hand is playing C-D-E-F-G.

02:29

This one is like a combination of 12 and 13. 

Section 10: 9th Week
06:18

No:15 from the book, Beyer.

03:48

2 4 time signature means there should be 2 beats in a measure.

Section 11: Week 10
06:43

Allegretto : fast but not as fast as Allegro.

legato : played in a continuous way.

04:44

Harmonic intervals : two notes are played at the same time.

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Instructor Biography

Dilhan Sener, Piano Teacher

I am 25 years old computer engineering graduate. I've been playing piano since I was 8. I've graduated from a conservatory in Turkey, then I continued private lessons with my instructor from there. 5 years ago I stopped taking private lessons and instead I practiced on my own. I have started teaching kids piano 4 years ago when I was a college student and I've had 15-20 students during this time.

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