The Piano Chord Ladder | Learn to Play Thousands of Songs
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The Piano Chord Ladder | Learn to Play Thousands of Songs

Learn a simple pattern based way to play the most important chords/progressions within an hour. No notation, no nonsense
4.7 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
113 students enrolled
Created by Kaiwen Fan
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play Thousands of Songs without tears and sweat using the simple Chord Ladder method!
  • Understand how songs are structured
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Requirements
  • Access to a Piano or Keyboard
  • A Desperate Desire to Improve Your Piano Skills
  • Some basic Musical Knowledge is recommended
  • Know what the Keys are called and where they are located
Description

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn an important key in playing songs
  • Songwriters
  • Aspiring Musicians
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
01:00:22
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Basics
3 Lectures 11:59

Some information about myself and this course

Preview 04:01

What is it?

The Ladder Concept
03:43

If you don't know what chords are. Feel free to skip!

Chord Crash Course
04:15
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The Ladder
7 Lectures 42:22

Very important numbering we will use for this course! How to place your left hand for the ladder

The Ladder Idea, Number System & Basic Hand Placement
05:07

The chords. 

The Ladder Chords
07:08

Adding some colour to our ladder, and some pop song chord progressions

Notes Which Always Sound Good & 1564 Chord Progression
05:37

Part 2

Notes Which Sound Good Part 2
04:43

How to play these notes within the ladder context

Applying Notes Which Sound Good to the Ladder
04:54

Some more advanced chord types

Notes Which Sound Good Part 3 (Add9, 7th)
07:33

For the songwriters and singers!

Preview 07:20
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Summary
1 Lecture 06:01

Some final words and pieces of advice! Congrats on finishing the course!

Recap & Final Tips & Tricks
06:01
About the Instructor
Kaiwen Fan
4.5 Average rating
88 Reviews
959 Students
6 Courses
German Engineering Student with a Passion for Music

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!