Welcome to The Basics of Learning Piano.
In this course designed for beginners, we'll help you set up a solid foundation that will help you get the most out of learning piano quickly and easily! The course covers basic posture, hand placement, time signatures, key signatures, and the basics for rhythm reading. The course is structured in a way that helps you get comfortable with your keyboard first, then follows with the beginning steps you'll need in order to learn songs and practice effectively.
Included in this beginning piano course are 29 videos, complete with downloadable staff paper and clef paper resources to make it easy for you. You should set aside 2-3 hours to take the course and practice alongside the quizzes.
If you're looking to get the right foundation for your piano playing, then you'll be happy you took the Beginning Piano course! We've taught over 100,000 students and have a deep understanding of what you need in order to begin your exciting piano learning program!
This fun quiz challenges you to find the notes on your keyboard.
This lecture will help you find the all-important Middle C on your keyboard.
This lecture describes the three pedals normally found on a piano and focuses on how to use the most popular pedal, the sustain pedal.
Summary of Section 1:
This lecture covers proper posture and breathing tecniques.
This lecture covers hand and arm placement along with proper alignment of the wrists.
This lecture covers your fingertip and thumb placement.
Section 2 Recap:
This lecture gives you an intro to the section and a basic understanding of the Treble Clef and finding the G Line.
This lecture gives you an intro to the section and a basic understanding of the Bass Clef and finding the F Line.
This lecture will quiz you on finding the Treble Clef Notes: A, E, B, F, C, G, D.
This lecture will quiz you on finding the Bass Clef Notes: A, D, G, C, F, B, E.
Section 3 Recap:
This lecture provides and understanding of Sharps and Flats and shows you how to correspond the staff to the keyboard.
By the end of the lecture, focus on tying together the note you see on the staff to the corresponding letter the note is associated with. Furthermore, tie together the staff and letter to which key you play on the piano.
By having a clear concept of how these three ideas (the staff, the letter, and the key on the piano) all tie together, you'll be able to start playing songs much quicker.
This lecture will quiz you on finding the sharps and flats on the staff sheet.
This lecture provides you with the key signature definition and location as well as an understanding on how to read the Circle of 5ths.
This lecture shows how to count and clap the rhythm.
This lecture shows how to develop your timing using the 16-Bar Exercise.
This lecture shows how to develop your timing using Eighth Notes.
This lecture provides a brief intro to Triplets and Sixteenth Notes.
This lecture provide a brief recap of section 5 and closing words.
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