Hi there! This course is designed to teach anyone the chord ladder/scale on the piano, which allows you to play songs, improvise and accompany efficiently and basically cheat your way into piano playing, by only learning the most common chords required.
The lessons are there to guide you through discovering the concept of the ladder with some practise activities showcasing the simplicity and the recurring patterns of songs, and teaching to replicate and adjust them according to your preference.
Based on the "learn by doing" concept, I will use an example songs and progressions for you to follow along! After finishing the course, you will be good to go on your own!
After some practise you should be able to play any song immediately by using this system. After all you know the chords already.
Very important numbering we will use for this course! How to place your left hand for the ladder
Adding some colour to our ladder, and some pop song chord progressions
How to play these notes within the ladder context
Some more advanced chord types
Some final words and pieces of advice! Congrats on finishing the course!
My name is Kaiwen, and I am currently studying Engineering at RWTH Aachen University in Germany and have been teaching private piano lessons for 2 years.
Music among technology and automotive design, has always been a huge part of my life, ever since I started learning to play the piano at a very young age. Over the years I have developed a deep passion for this instrument and at some point decided to experiment with popular music.
I have been playing the piano for almost 17 years alltogether and arranging my own cover songs for almost 10 years now.
Having started out learning classical music I soon discovered that playing popular music can be more fun and is much quicker to learn by ear rather than using sheet music.
Visit my YouTube channel below and see some examples!