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Pianoforall – Incredible New Way To Learn Piano & Keyboard

Learn Piano in WEEKS not years. Play-By-Ear & learn to Read Music. Pop, Blues, Jazz, Ballads, Improvisation, Classical

Created by Robin Hall - Piano Teacher (300,000 students online), Artist, Therapist,

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Students: 322380, Price: $159.99

Students: 322380, Price:  Paid

Pianoforall is one of the most popular online piano courses with over 300,000 students worldwide

Now ANYONE Can Learn Piano or Keyboard

             Imagine being able to sit down at a piano and just PLAY - Ballads,  Pop, Blues, Jazz, Ragtime, even amazing Classical pieces? Now you can...  and you can do it in months not years without wasting money, time and  effort on traditional Piano Lessons. 

An Incredible Set of Videos and ebooks (9 books, 600 pages)

             Pianoforall is specially designed to take complete beginners to an  intermediate level faster than any other method. You start with popular  rhythm style piano (think of artists like Lennon & McCartney, Elton  John, Billy Joel,  Barry Mannilow, Lionel Ritchie, Coldplay and so on) which means you get to sound like a pro right from the  start.
 
             You then expand step-by-step into Ballad style, Blues, Jazz, Ragtime,  Improvisation and creating your own melodies. You will even learn how to  read music AS you learn how to ‘play-by-ear’ and eventually you will be  able to play some amazing Classical pieces. 

The course is divided into 9 very easy to follow sections:

  1. Party Time - Play-By-Ear - Rhythm Style Piano

  2. Basic Blues & Rock ’n’ Roll

  3. Chord Magic & Inversions

  4. Advanced Chords Made Easy

  5. Ballad Style & Improvisation

  6. Jazz Piano Made Easy

  7. Advanced Blues, Fake Stride & The Entertainer

  8. Taming The Classics

  9. Speed Learning

Pianoforall is one of the only piano courses on Udemy that comes with exceptional supplemental material - each video has an accompanying PDF that you can print out and set on your keyboard. There is a complete PDF ebook at the end of each section. It's very important to learn from printed instruction as well as video so that you can explore more written material after you finish the course.

22 Hours Piano Course: Learn how to play Songs, Music & More

50,000+ Students enrolled; 22 hours Piano & Keyboard Course & lessons ; Learn to play Songs, Chords, Jazz & Music Theory

Created by Oluwayanmife (Also known as 'Yummy') Akintola - My website is playpianolikeapro.com

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Students: 56089, Price: $129.99

Students: 56089, Price:  Paid

Updates (April 2021): Many new updates have been applied to this Course

This 22 Hours Piano Course will help you to learn how to play Songs and any piece of Music. With many positive ratings and more than 50 thousand students and the huge amount of valuable course content, you will definitely not regret enrolling in this course.

This Course is part of my Series of Piano Courses; all of my complete Piano Courses can be found on my website

Join over 50,000 students who have enrolled in this course and over 70,000 students who have enrolled in all my Courses.

WITH 22 HOURS OF CONTENT AND 200 Lessons , this course includes video content, PDF sheets and other lectures. This Piano & Music Course will help you to be able to play any style of music. This Piano Course is a thorough and structured course that has been designed to give you all the knowledge that you need in order to be able to play any song or any piece of music.

Below are the different sections that this Course consists of:

  • Introduction

  • Getting Started

  • Which Piano should you buy?

  • The Development of Independence between the Right Hand and the Left Hand

  • The logical explanation of how to play the Piano

  • Musical Intervals

  • Explanation of 'Natural' , 'Sharp' , 'Flat' and 'Enharmonic Equivalent' Notes

  • Scales and Major Scales

  • Practical Exercises that you can do to master all the 12 Major Scales

  • Minor Scales/Natural Minor Scales

  • Harmonic Minor Scales

  • Melodic Minor Scales and the Jazz Minor Scale

  • Scale Degrees

  • More about Musical Intervals

  • Chords (Triad Chords) and Harmony

  • Major Scale Triad Chords

  • Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords

  • Melodic Minor Scale Triad Chords

  • Harmonic Minor Scale Triad Chords

  • The Triad Chord Patterns in each Major Scale & in each type of Minor Scale

  • Diatonic Chords

  • 7th Chords, 6th Chords & Suspended Chords

  • The Seventh Chord Patterns in each Major Scale & in each type of Minor Scale

  • Scale Degree names for Chords & the Number System for Major/Minor Scale Chords

  • Pentatonic, Chromatic & Blues Scales 

  • Chord Inversions & Arpeggios

  • Sharps & Flats Explained Further and Tasks for you to do

  • The Primary and Secondary Chords in all Major and Minor Scales

  • How to Play Songs by ear and with Chords | Chord Progressions 

  • Different Chord Progressions in all the 12 Keys

  • Conclusion

In this course, you will learn about how many scales and chords are built. You will learn how to be to play any song you want to play. Furthermore, you will also learn about how to figure out the chords of a song and how to play a song by using chords. Moreover, you will also learn about other topics.

Learn piano or keyboard from scratch – Complete piano course

Piano lessons/ keyboard lessons for beginners. Play piano by ear, chords, reading music, improvisation, music theory

Created by Martin Cohen - Teacher, musician and composer

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Students: 25244, Price: $109.99

Students: 25244, Price:  Paid

NOW WITH FREE EBOOK: ALL THE SCALES AND CHORDS IN ALL INVERSIONS WITH FINGER POSITIONS (110 PAGES!)

No other online piano course offers such a detailed and complete overview of scales and chords.

With the clickable index, you’re never more than only one click away from the piano chords or scales you were looking for.

***UPDATE APRIL 2021. NEW SECTION ADDED: PLAYING BY EAR***

(This new section could actually be a whole course on its own, but is just included in this piano course!)

You want to play your favorite song by ear, without having sheet music, chords or melody?

After this new 2.5-hour section you will be able to sit at the piano and play any song, just by listening attentively, derive chords and melody and then play the song, by ear!

Surprise everyone playing any song on the piano with this amazing technique!

THE ONLINE PIANO COURSE THAT HELPED 1000S OF PEOPLE TO FINALLY PLAY SONGS ON THE PIANO, TO READ MUSIC AND TO IMPROVISE

The way the course is created, with lots of songs and easy explanations of every detail, means that you will advance rapidly every day.

VERY QUICKLY, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY YOUR FIRST SONGS ON THE PIANO OR KEYBOARD

At a very early stage, you will already apply what you’ve learned and start playing songs. First playing the melody with your right hand, later also adding your left hand.

And what makes it a real pleasure to practice, is that you play a song together with a band that accompanies you while you are playing on your piano or electronic keyboard.

This is what others say about the course:

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This piano course is extremely educational and highly entertaining as well. For beginners specially, Mr. Cohen didn't raise the bar of excellence, he is the bar simply put. His lectures will start you from know nothing into craving to learn more and highly addictive too. If you are searching over and over to find the right piano lesson for you, your search is over. You found the learning center. Cheers (Rolando Marucut)

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This is exactly the course I was looking for. I love piano music since I was a kid, however I never had the opportunity to learn. I am a total beginner, I love the way the teacher explains and shows the most important and key things in order to move forward in any lesson. My dream is closer. Thank you so much! (Daniel Madrid Sanchez)

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WOW! This is an amazing course. Thank you very much. Highly recommended. (Stefano Buiaroni)

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I really liked the way the course was created, with lots of songs, advices, quizzes. It was a challenge, but with perseverance and with a lot of exercises the results appeared. I think the most pleasant moments were when I played the songs from the course, but by far I think it was when I managed to control both hands independently. It was like a revelation. Now I have the needed tools: scales, chords, improvisation techniques, the rest depends on me, a lot of exercises. (Csizmadia Miklos)

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LEARN PIANO IN A FUN WAY, NOT BY ONLY ENDLESSLY RUNNING UP & DOWN THE SCALES

In order to play the piano or keyboard well, you have to practice scales. But only endlessly going up & down the scales is not very fun way of learning the piano or keyboard, that’s why in this course you practice the scales in songs that contain just the notes of that particular scale.

And of course, the band will accompany you in all the songs.

This makes practicing the scales a pleasure!

TRY THIS ONLINE PIANO COURSE WITHOUT ANY RISK.

If you’re still not sure, why not just give it a try? It’s without any risk: if for whatever reason this is not the course for you, you can get a full refund within 30 days after purchase.

So, there’s no need to wait any longer: just hit that ‘enroll’ button and get access to more than 22 hours of video, interactive music theory exercises and to an amazing BONUS: a 110 page ebook with all the scales and chords in all the inversions with finger positions, as well as plenty of other resources (play-along files in different tempos, PDF files with sheet music for every song, …).

It only takes you one click to have access to ALL of this.

Still not convinced?

Just have a look at the promo video and the free preview videos to have an idea of how I teach, and also have a look at the course curriculum.

COURSE CHARACTERISTICS

  • You will apply the theory and skills learned during the lectures in songs that you will play together with a band (play-along mp3 files and MIDI files included). In this way, practicing the notes in the scales becomes a pleasure!

  • Lots of practice files (mp3 and MIDI) in all 12 keys and in several tempos included

  • An ebook included for FREE with ALL the scales and chords in all inversions with finger positions (110 pages!) with clickable index that leads you directly to the scale or chord you were looking for

  • More than 450 downloadable resources! (more than any other piano course)

  • Clear explanations by an experienced teacher (more than 25 years of teaching experience)

Apart from the introduction section , the course consists of 6 main sections, each with a lot of lectures that will help you to advance in a steady way. The 6 main sections are:

  • Scales

  • Piano chords

  • Other chords

  • Playing by ear

  • Reading music

  • Improvisation

SOME OF THE TOPICS COVERED IN THIS COURSE

Major scales in all 12 keys

Minor scales in all 12 keys

Transposing songs in other keys

Lots of songs to practice the notes of the scales

Circle of fifths

Intervals

Major triads

Minor triads

Dominant 7th chords

Minor 7th chords

Diminished chords

Major 7th chords

Slash chords

Sus chords

Lots of songs to practice the chords

Diatonic chords in a major key

Diatonic chords in a minor key

Playing by ear

Treble clef

Bass clef

Time signature

Key signature

Practice songs

Pentatonic scale (major and minor)

Blues scale

The 12 bar blues

Improvising with the pentatonic and blues scales

Licks and riffs

Adding rhythm in the left hand accompaniment

Adding colors (9th, #9th, 13th) in the left hand accompaniment

Extend the blues scale with extra notes

The Complete Piano & Music Theory Beginners Course

Learn all piano and music theory basics quickly, and save big on months of initial private lessons!

Created by Musicians Inspired - 50,000+ Students, 7,000+ Reviews, 12 Courses

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Students: 19698, Price: $99.99

Students: 19698, Price:  Paid

Brand new to music? 

Have some music theory gaps you need to fill? 

Always wanted to play the piano, but didn't know where to start?

If any of these are true, take this course!

I want you to learn piano and music theory quickly.

That's why I worked hard to make this the most compact, engaging, and easy to follow piano and music theory course on Udemy. 

I cut out the fluff, logically structured lectures, and worked hard to lay out concepts clearly.

By the end of this course you'll understand

  • Proper piano technique

  • The white and black notes of the piano keyboard

  • The elements of music (notes, intervals, chords, scales)

  • The Major and Minor Keys

  • Rhythmic Subdivision

  • How to read sheet music (the notes on a page)

This will give you a solid foundation to pursue more advanced study.  Whether that's with a private teacher, or more advanced piano courses on Udemy.

Learning the keyboard / piano is also a great instrument to start with and will help you learn other instruments faster.

I think you'll really enjoy this course and I look forward to seeing you on the inside!

The Complete Piano Course – Master The Piano

A full guide on learning how to use every single note on the piano.

Created by Iliya Ryakhovskiy - Music Teacher, Producer, Pianist

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Students: 13957, Price: $89.99

Students: 13957, Price:  Paid

UPDATE: (6/8/16): Remade 9 videos/lectures and uploaded a new promo video. 

UPDATE: (5/14/16): Added over 70 New lectures! The entire basic section is completely redone for a more motivational experience. The addition of new rhythms, bass techniques, and chord progressions has made learning piano easier then ever before.

UPDATE: (10/5/15): 9 New BONUS Songs Added in the Basic Section!

Category: Music

This course is huge! Over 240+ lectures and 22.5+ hours of content. There are three different sections and three different levels throughout the course.

After completing this course, you will be able to play any kind of music in any kind of style in any kind of key signature. The material in this course will give you a step by step guide to fully learning the piano

Everyone is welcome. This course is broken down into 3 different sections. Basic, intermediate, and advanced. Basic is for students who are just starting to learn the piano. Intermediate are for the ones who completed the basic section or who already have a few years of experience with the piano. Advanced is for players who have completed the basic and intermediate sections and are ready to learn the piano at a masterful level.

Sign up today to fully learn the piano and become an amazing musician.

WHAT IS IN THIS COURSE?

Over 240+ lectures and 22.5+ hours of content!

Learn how to play ANYTHING on the piano.

Improvise like never before.

Develop music skills to impress your friends and family.

Understand Music Theory.

Create your own music.

Perform beautiful music.

Get extremely motivated.

Learn basic and advanced piano techniques.

Apply music skills to your life.

Finally play the way you dreamed.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

Have a piano or electronic keyboard ready to create music.

Pianoforall – ‘Classics By Ear’ – Erik Satie

An incredible new way to learn classical piano - from the creator of best selling piano course Pianoforall

Created by Robin Hall - Piano Teacher (300,000 students online), Artist, Therapist,

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Students: 8940, Price: $89.99

Students: 8940, Price:  Paid

A New Way to Learn

For over a decade, Pianoforall has taught over 200,000 people worldwide how to play amazing pop, jazz, blues, ballads and improvisation, and now we’re going to teach you how to play INCREDIBLE Classical pieces in the same way.

These courses are for ADULT BEGINNERS who would love to build a repertoire of great classical pieces but who don’t have the time (or the inclination) to learn the ‘traditional’ ‘hard’ way.

This Classics By Ear Series will teach you a NEW way to learn classical piano – from the ‘inside out’.

Instead of painstakingly learning complicated sheet music one note at a time by memory, you will learn how to take a piece of classical music apart bar by bar, section by section, and understand how it was all put together: from the musical ‘form’ – distinct sections and subsections – to the underlying chord structure, visual clues, patterns and repeats.

So not only do you learn how to play – the pieces but you UNDERSTAND what you are playing and this makes it SO much easier to memorise and perform.

No more performance fear

This really helps if you feel nervous performing in front of others. If we rely solely on ‘muscle memory’ we can have a fear of ‘forgetting our lines’ but if we have a deep understanding of a piece from many different angles – chords, sections, patterns, repeats and memorable elements – then we go beyond muscle memory until it feels as if we have written the piece ourself!

And you will learn everything in a refreshingly NATURAL way – the way we all learn to speak or read as kids: we first LISTEN to others, then we imitate them and SPEAK what we hear – and ONLY then do we attempt to READ words or sentences that we can already say. And so it makes so much more sense.

Similarly with Classics By Ear you will learn to play the pieces by following the videos, keyboard diagrams or ‘cheat sheets’, and then you will find it MUCH easier to follow the sheet music – because then it will all make perfect sense!

No Cliched Beginner’s Pieces!

The pieces you will be learning aren’t the usual cliched beginner’s pieces (like ‘Fur Elise’ or ‘Minuet in G’). We have especially chosen pieces that sound more advanced (watch the Promo video to hear the pieces) yet they are actually deceptively EASY to play – which means your audience will think that you have been playing for YEARS!

The course is perfect for those people who read a little music but aren’t very advanced – or those who play by ear but want to play some beautiful classical pieces.

If you have no prior knowledge you can still follow the lessons if you are prepared to put in lots of practice, but I suggest you also study sections 1 to 5 of my main Pianoforall course, which will teach you basic sight-reading and chord theory. Section 2 of this course also teaches BASIC SIGHT READING in just 18 minutes! It will give you enough knowledge to follow the rest of the lessons.

Like Pianoforall – these Classics By Ear courses come with exceptional and comprehensive supplementary PDF ebooks that you can print out and set on your piano or keyboard. 

The Ultimate Piano Chords Course – for Piano & Keyboard

Learn piano the easy way! Play your favourite songs & even SING along, with this simple & thorough guide to piano chords

Created by Arthur Bird - Piano Teacher, Professional Musician, Session Player

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Students: 8907, Price: $99.99

Students: 8907, Price:  Paid

The Ultimate Piano Chord Course will give you the skills to be able to play thousands of songs.

Most songs are written using chords, so if you understand how to use them properly, you'll be able to play a vast amount of songs by just reading simple chord symbols. You don't need to be able to read music notation in order to play great songs!

This course is for beginners on the Piano, and so starts with the basics, but quickly moves onto learning about the different kinds of chords and how they are constructed, gradually getting more and more advanced as you progress. You don't just learn about chords though. Along the way you will learn about different kinds of rhythms, playing patterns and techniques that can be applied to the chords. By the end you'll be able to play the piano by reading a chord sheet, but sound like a pro!

I believe the best way to learn is by applying your new found knowledge, and so throughout the course you will learn famous songs or chord progressions on the Piano, relevant to the particular chord/rhythm or playing pattern you've just been learning. The course uses examples from songs by a wide variety of artists such as Adele, Sam Smith, The Commodores, Christina Perri, John Legend and Don McLean to name a few.

If you're a singer, by the end of this course you'll be able to pick up and play any piece of music or chord sheet and play piano by following the chord symbols. All you need to do is sing along. I even show you how to print off any song of your choice online for free, as well as showing you how to change the key so it suits your vocal range.

The same goes with anyone wanting to accompany other singers on piano, or people wanting to play Keyboard in a band. This course will give you the skills and understanding to be able to play Piano along with other people.

If you're a songwriter, you'll find that your understanding of chords and playing techniques will be so much greater, and so you'll be able to use what you've learnt to write songs with much more variety and musicianship and freedom.

Even if you just want to enjoy playing the Piano/Keyboard for yourself at home, by the end you'll be able to play a selection of famous songs, and have the skills and ability to print off your own favourite songs and play them by just following the piano chord symbols.

Supporting PDF's

The course also includes PDF's of important chord building info and playing techniques that you can print off and set on your piano/keyboard, which will make it easy to refer to when you start choosing and learning your own favourite songs.

So enroll today, and learn piano the easy way!

This course includes a download of "The Piano Chords eBook for Beginners". This handy guide has 25 pages packed with information on chords, as well as illustrated chord reference charts that serve as a quick and easy reference for anyone wanting to learn about piano chords.

NEW UPDATE - This course also includes a BONUS SECTION on improvisation. Throughout the 30 additional lessons you will learn how you can use your new knowledge of chords to get started improvising with help from a variety of techniques, rhythmic patterns and progressions along the way. You will also get the chance to explore melodies with the use of scales and harmony. By the end of this extra "mini-course" you will have the tools to be able to have fun improvising your own music on the piano!

PIANO METHOD FOR BEGINNERS – PIANO LESSONS

Learn how to seriously play piano with an experienced master degree piano teacher and international concert pianist.

Created by Sebastien Dupuis - Pianist/Piano teacher

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Students: 8748, Price: $34.99

Students: 8748, Price:  Paid

I started to play piano aged 1 with my father, teaching piano at 16 and do international concerts at 24. Now in 2021 I am 38 so this will be 37 years that I play piano every day, will make me 22 years teaching experience and 14 years serious concert experience. I actually did a break between 5 when I took my first few piano lessons and 13 when I started again alone. I did my Master degree in Brussels. My father plays piano very well and my great grand-father was a famous belgian composer.

With these lessons I want to share all my knowledge about piano and help you being able to play nice music you always dreamed to play. I will start from the beginning leading you trough every step and telling you what to do and how so you just have to let you lead and apply what I say, be relaxed, practice, be patient and you will see in some years you will thank me.

I live in Zurich and have 40 students from all ages and all level coming to my piano salon for piano lessons. You can check my websites or social medias and read some nice references students wrote about my lessons. Check my youtube for more videos of my concerts and other.

Hope you will enjoy, be patient and practice is the key.

Yours,

Sebastien Dupuis

Piano for Singer/Songwriters | Write Songs and Perform Live!

Perform and sing your favorite songs on the piano! Step by step, easy to follow modern keyboard lessons for beginners

Created by Musicians Inspired - 50,000+ Students, 7,000+ Reviews, 12 Courses

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Students: 8055, Price: $89.99

Students: 8055, Price:  Paid

Wielding the piano opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities.

In this foundational course, I teach you how to play piano as a singer/songwriter. It's a unique method that takes somebody with zero musical experience and transforms them into a piano wielding singer/songwriter.

This method has been refined over the last 3 years as I've taught more and more artists in New York and Los Angeles.

Every lecture builds upon the previous lecture. I walk you through the whole process as efficiently as possible, taking every effort to find ways to cut your learning time in half.

Watch the lectures, complete the challenges, and enjoy playing! By the end you should be able to pick a song, adjust the song to most singable key for your voice, and accompany yourself on the piano.

You should take this course if you think you'd have fun playing the songs you love and exploring how piano wielding singer/songwriters like Carol King, Alicia Keys, and Ben Folds express themselves on the piano.

This is a foundational course for beginners. This course is meant to be an alternative to a traditional piano lesson schedule.

If you love playing, writing and singing songs, this course is for you.

Hope to see you on the inside!

- R

Promo Music provided by Ben Sound at Ben Sound Dot Com

Beginner Piano

For complete beginners - learn piano from "the best piano teacher in London"!

Created by Benedict Westenra - "The best piano teacher in London", 1,000+ 5* reviews

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Students: 7342, Price: $29.99

Students: 7342, Price:  Paid

"Ok – so who would like to start playing the piano without the hours of frustration learning music theory? I’m one. That’s exactly what Benedict does in this course. … I’m amazed at what I’ve been able to learn and play." - Greg R

"This course walks you through playing simple songs, but they actually sound like the real thing which gave me a sense of accomplishment and encouraged me to keep playing. I highly recommend this course!" - Helenmary Cody

This course will teach you good piano technique by getting you to play real pieces of music. In it, I'll show you how to play the following pieces:

the riff to John Lennon's "Imagine" - When the Saints - Happy Birthday hands together - Amazing Grace hands together - the opening of Pachelbel's "Canon" - the bass line and chords of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean"

And at the same time I'll teach you the following fundamentals:

which way is up on a piano - good practice technique - the finger numbers - playing in time - the note names - good hand position - how to play "legato" (and what that means) - phrasing - what an "octave" is - coordinating your 2 hands - how to play with a metronome - the right way to play chords

So why this beginner piano course instead of any other one?

1) It doesn't teach you how to play the piano by teaching you how to read music first

Almost all beginner piano courses teach you how to read music first and then get you to play from a score, but that's backwards - after all, you didn't learn to read before you could speak! Reading music is difficult, and if you try to learn how to play piano while learning how to read music at the same time you'll end up doing both badly. Instead, there's a body of research that shows that getting people to play first and then showing them how to read music is better (the approach is called "Sound before Sign"). This is the approach I use in this course. (I have a separate course which teaches you how to read music, called "Read Music FAST!", which you should do after this one.)

2) I have a ridiculous amount of experience teaching music using videos

I've been teaching piano one-on-one for over 10 years, to children and adult beginners as well as industry professionals, and I record practice videos for all of my students. At the time of writing I have over 4,000 private videos on YouTube, and so know exactly how to pace videos so that they're not so fast you can't follow them, but not so slow you get bored and stop either.

3) You'll develop good habits which will save you a ton of time in the future

A lot of beginner piano tutorials are designed to get you to play a piece as fast as possible, which is a good aim in itself (mine do the same), but they'll usually teach you bad habits at the same time, which you'll then have to spend a lot of time unlearning in the future. By contrast, I'll get you to play pieces as fast as possible but also make sure that you're developing good habits in the process so that there's no limit to how good you can get.

Jazz Piano – Ultimate Beginners Course for Piano & Keyboard

A simple step-by-step guide to jazz piano - Learn jazz piano chords, improvisation, famous jazz classics and much more!

Created by Arthur Bird - Piano Teacher, Professional Musician, Session Player

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Students: 6436, Price: $99.99

Students: 6436, Price:  Paid

Jazz Piano - The Ultimate Beginners Course for Piano & Keyboard will get you playing some cool jazz sounds in no time at all!

Most methods of learning Jazz piano don't cater for beginners. This course takes a fresh look at learning jazz by following simple steps that anyone can use.

It starts with the basics, and so you don't need any previous knowledge on the  to be able to follow along. Even if you have learnt piano previously but would be considered a beginner in Jazz, this course is also suitable, as lot's of the methods throughout the course aren't taught in traditional/classical learning environments.

Want to be able to improvise Jazz on the piano?

Throughout the course you will learn specific scales and arpeggio's, and I have designed special exercises that build in difficulty as you progress, ultimately giving you the skills to be able to improvise over the top of classic jazz chord progressions.

Wouldn't it also be cool to be able to understand and play all those complicated jazzy chord symbols on lead/chord sheets?

Using simple and understandable methods, you'll learn all about jazz piano chords, chord extentions, quartal harmony, chord voicings and much more. We even take a look at some lead sheets (sometimes known as fake sheets) so you can see how you can make rich jazz piano sounds by just following chord symbols. You'll also learn about comping, exploring using different rhythms that you'll eventually be able to use with songs of your own choice.

What else?

One of the best ways to truly take on board what you are learning, is to apply it properly, and so throughout the course you will get the chance to learn excerpts from famous jazz songs such as Autumn Leaves (famously covered by Bill Evans), Fly Me to the Moon, Herbie Hancocks Cantaloupe Island and So What by Miles Davis.

I have transcribed the scales/exercises and songs into piano notation for anyone who can read music, but again you don't need to be able to read piano sheet music to take the course as I have written out the names of the notes for those who can't.

Extra help with your learning!

The course comes with supplementary material in the form of PDF's that you can download and print off to have handy at your piano or keyboard. This way it makes it easier to practise the songs/exercises etc by being able to have them up on your music stand, as well as having the lesson info/chord finding methods easily accessible so you can continue to learn jazz piano outside of the course.

So why not enroll today, and learn jazz piano the easy way?!

Piano Chords

Learn to interpret chord symbols at the piano, using classics such as "Hallelujah", "Always On My Mind", etc.

Created by Benedict Westenra - "The best piano teacher in London", 1,000+ 5* reviews

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Students: 5853, Price: $39.99

Students: 5853, Price:  Paid

"After buying loads of books on piano chords nothing has come close to this excellent course … it has to be the best on Udemy" - Michael Fallon

"Even if you already know your scales and chords, this course brings you through the variations so that you can do more than just play a triad each and every time." - Richard

This course teaches you how to interpret basic chord symbols at the piano, and explains them:

  • at the keyboard
  • in a visual and intuitive way
  • using real pieces of music

I'll teach you concepts using original techniques that I've tested on hundreds of students over a decade, including signed artists and other industry professionals. By the end you'll know many ways of playing any chord symbol that's likely to crop up in popular music. (I'm working on a follow-up course that teaches more advanced chords that you find in jazz.)

What this course is

This course shows you many ways of playing:

  • major triads (e.g. C, Eb, F#)
  • minor triads (e.g. Dm, Fm, G#m)
  • sus chords (e.g. Esus, Gsus, Bbsus)
  • 7th chords (e.g. F#7, Am7, Cmaj7), and
  • slash chords (e.g. Ab/Eb, Bm/E, Dmaj7/E)

so that you can:

  • read a "lead sheet" (a score with a melody and chord symbols but no LH)
  • accompany yourself singing using just chord symbols, and
  • understand how the chord symbols fit a score

I'll show you many ways of playing each chord so that you can not only work out what chord to play but also turn it into a complete accompaniment.

What this course isn't

This course doesn't teach you how to play the piano - it assumes you know how to play the piano already. And the pieces used are mostly extracts that are designed to illustrate certain types of chord, so the goal isn't to play complete pieces but to acquire skills that you can apply to other pieces.

Also, this isn't a music composition course: I don't talk very much about why certain chords sound good together. However, if you are interested in learning about chord progressions this is a good starting point.

In conclusion

So, if you've ever wondered what Dm7/G means then give this course a try! You can always get a refund if you decide it isn't for you.

Best of luck on your musical journey,

Benedict

Orchestration

The complete course in instrumentation & orchestration

Created by Jonathan Peters - Award-winning Composer

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Students: 4593, Price: $99.99

Students: 4593, Price:  Paid

The course is divided into two parts: part 1 is on Instrumentation and part 2 is on Orchestration. Instrumentation is an important and necessary first step since you cannot write for orchestra if you don’t know about the individual instruments of the orchestra.

In part 1 you will learn how each instrument is constructed, how they produce sound, how they are properly notated, their playing and sounding ranges, register characteristics, dynamic capabilities and common playing techniques.

In part 2 you will learn basic concepts for writing for orchestra, including how to create and effectively use different timbres and textures, the best methods for scoring chords, the roles each instrument and section play within the whole, how to properly prepare a score and parts, and how to proof before publishing. The course concludes with an entire section of helpful orchestration tips and techniques. There are also a number of useful reference charts in the appendix.

At key points in the course  you will be given score reading assignments, listening assignments, composing assignments, and quizzes.

A vital component to the study of orchestration is score reading, and so throughout the course you will be asked to read scores. There are some score excerpts in the course but the majority of score reading will be done on your own. There is an important reason for this. Taking a course in orchestration is a great start to learning how to write for orchestra but the only way to become truly knowledgeable and skilled in this very complex art form is through a lifetime of score study and through a lifetime of experience gained from actual writing for orchestra. This cannot be emphasized enough.

Note: This is not a music theory course or a music composition course. This course was written for individuals who already have a basic foundation in music theory (including music notation) and music composition. If you need or would like to develop your knowledge in these areas please see the following courses by the instructor.

Music Theory

Music Composition 1

Music Composition 2

Four-part Harmony

101 Blues riffs – learn how the harmonica superstars do it!

Pick up the harmonica and play music immediately with guitar, bass and keyboard players, singers and other instruments

Created by Ben Hewlett - Let me turbocharge your harmonica playing to the next level

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Students: 4465, Price: $119.99

Students: 4465, Price:  Paid

Do you ever feel you play the same stuff on your harmonica over and over?

I've felt that at times and, to get my mojo back, I study other players - and now you can as well.
 
You need 101 Blues Riffs - and here they come! 

We've broken them down so you get all the notes, all the tab and I'll even play them for you at three different speeds.

This course will increase your musical vocabulary; it will teach you how to play simple riffs in the styles of De Ford Bailey, Sonny Terry, Little Walter, Sonnyboy Williamson 2, William Clarke, JJ Milteau, Brendan Power, Big Walter, Charlie McCoy, Charlie Musselwhite and more...
 
By learning these riffs you will be a much broader musician and able to impress your audience and bandmates.
 
Every riff is written down as harmonica tab and normal music notation on a pdf and I'll play it for you at different speeds with a click track as well on an mp3.
 
All you need is a 'C' diatonic harmonica and you're away!
 
I'll walk you through every riff in order before moving on to the next one.
 
If you want to free up your playing and explore the styles of some of the most successful blues harp players you've come to the right place! 

Blues Piano Lessons! A Course In Blues Piano & Improvisation

Step-by-step piano lessons for beginners. Learn to play without sheet music. Have fun with this properly planned course.

Created by Arthur Bird - Piano Teacher, Professional Musician, Session Player

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Students: 3994, Price: $49.99

Students: 3994, Price:  Paid

Ever wanted to sit down at the piano, without sheet music, and just play? Don't fancy spending years learning to read music? Maybe you've already learned in the past but fancy a different approach?

Why not try my course in Blues Piano & Improvisation? If it's not for you, 100% money back guarantee, no questions asked! 

Specially created for those of you wanting to learn Blues piano, using a mixture of songs and exercises, the piano lessons build up in achievable stages and will encourage you to eventually be able to improvise cool blues piano on the spot. Yes that's right, by the end of the course you will be able to improvise blues piano, and it will all be coming out of your own head!

The tutorials are perfect for learning piano, with the use of MIDI keyboard on the top half of the screen so you can see the piano note names every time the instructor plays a key.

The course starts from the beginning, learning basics such as note names, fingering and chords. You'll learn the blues scale and will be given exercises to help you integrate it into your playing. You'll be taught how to count in musical terms, and how to use different rhythms.

The 12 Bar Blues is taught throughout the course, from a simple pattern at the start building throughout to an advanced and impressive sounding style by the end. The course is designed to build up in stages, giving you the skills, and teaching you how to incorporate them into your playing along the way, until ultimately you'll be able to improvise on the piano with freedom and style.

New eBook added November 2020 -

Blues Piano eBook - Play Blues Piano in Every Key

This simple guide has illustrations, notation and fingering suggestions for the minor blues scale in every key. It also includes illustrations of the the I, IV, V chord positions and 12 bar blues chord progressions in every key as well. Perfect to print off and have as a handy reference at your piano or keyboard.

Here's what my students say:

Joe - 5 Stars - This course is one of the best so far. I highly recommend this course to anyone just starting out. This is my second course of Arthurs and I cant what for more to come. Thanks , YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!

Tony G - 5 Stars - Super easy to follow, great visual and very lively presentation, makes it interesting and fun to learn.

Fer Estelle - 5 Stars - This courses is exactly what I was looking for. It's easy to follow hands position on the piano and keys thanks to the second keyboard. Arthur talks very clearly and explains just what has to be explain at the right moment and make the thing grow without any pain. Very quickly I realized I was playing! I really recommend this course.

Bonnie Barton - 5 Stars - Its a great course and fun to learn. Very knowledgeable, delivers high quality content and is enthusiastic and loves what he does. I never thought I could play the blues but I am definitely learning and enjoying it heaps.

Tuomas Yli-Olli - 5 Stars - I think the course was surprisingly good. There was enough content to give you basic tools for blues piano playing which you can take then further by learning from other material. There was also enough variety in content to keep me interested the whole time.

Enroll now, and be playing piano by the end of the day!

Pianoforall – ‘Classics By Ear’ – Bach Preludes

Learn to play two beautiful classical piano pieces by ear - from the creator of best selling piano course Pianoforall

Created by Robin Hall - Piano Teacher (300,000 students online), Artist, Therapist,

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Students: 3649, Price: $89.99

Students: 3649, Price:  Paid

A New Way to Learn

For over a decade, Pianoforall has taught over 300,000 people worldwide how to play amazing pop, jazz, blues, ballads and improvisation, and now we’re going to teach you how to play INCREDIBLE Classical pieces in the same way.

These courses are for ADULT BEGINNERS who would love to build a repertoire of great classical pieces but who don’t have the time (or the inclination) to learn the ‘traditional’ ‘hard’ way.

This Classics By Ear Series will teach you a NEW way to learn classical piano – from the ‘inside out’.

Instead of painstakingly learning complicated sheet music one note at a time by memory, you will learn how to take a piece of classical music apart bar by bar, section by section, and understand how it was all put together: from the musical ‘form’ – distinct sections and subsections – to the underlying chord structure, visual clues, patterns and repeats.

So not only do you learn how to play – the pieces but you UNDERSTAND what you are playing and this makes it SO much easier to memorise and perform.

No more performance fear

This really helps if you feel nervous performing in front of others. If we rely solely on ‘muscle memory’ we can have a fear of ‘forgetting our lines’ but if we have a deep understanding of a piece from many different angles – chords, sections, patterns, repeats and memorable elements – then we go beyond muscle memory until it feels as if we have written the piece ourself!

And you will learn everything in a refreshingly NATURAL way – the way we all learn to speak or read as kids: we first LISTEN to others, then we imitate them and SPEAK what we hear – and ONLY then do we attempt to READ words or sentences that we can already say. And so it makes so much more sense.

Similarly with Classics By Ear you will learn to play the pieces by following the videos, keyboard diagrams or ‘cheat sheets’, and then you will find it MUCH easier to follow the sheet music – because then it will all make perfect sense!

No Cliched Beginner’s Pieces!

The pieces you will be learning aren’t the usual cliched beginner’s pieces (like ‘Fur Elise’ or ‘Minuet in G’). We have especially chosen pieces that sound more advanced (watch the Promo video to hear the pieces) yet they are actually deceptively EASY to play – which means your audience will think that you have been playing for YEARS!

The course is perfect for those people who read a little music but aren’t very advanced – or those who play by ear but want to play some beautiful classical pieces.

If you have no prior knowledge you can still follow the lessons if you are prepared to put in lots of practice, but I suggest you also study sections 1 to 5 of my main Pianoforall course, which will teach you basic sight-reading and chord theory. Section 2 of this course also teaches BASIC SIGHT READING in just 18 minutes! It will give you enough knowledge to follow the rest of the lessons.

Like Pianoforall – these Classics By Ear courses come with exceptional and comprehensive supplementary PDF ebooks that you can print out and set on your piano or keyboard.

Piano chords: Learn 100’s in a day using my shapes method

Baffled by piano chords? Use my easy to remember shape shortcuts to learn chords and play the songs you want today!

Created by Simon Glenister - Pro musician, Education specialist, Thousands of students

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Students: 3298, Price: $99.99

Students: 3298, Price:  Paid

Course updated 16/01/20, UK date format

"For years I've been wanting to learn the piano, but always postponed it as it seemed so difficult. Half way through this course I was already trying all kind of things out on my piano, and was in shock that it all worked out." Gregory, One of our students.

What will I discover in this course?

  • All the tricks that make you sound great, easily and simply without having to read a dot of music - No confusing notation needed

  • The ability to play every chord commonly used as the building blocks for pop songs.

  • That includes you knowing how to play all the different flavours of chords

  • How to find the information you need about what chords your favourite pop songs are made up of.

  • How to break down that information so you can work out how to play the songs.

  • How to spice up your playing with tips and tricks that make you sound like a pro - quickly

  • I'll explain what arpeggio’s are and how to use them to make you sound really impressive

  • I'll explain what passing notes are to sound super cool

  • And inversions

  • How to use your left hand to make your playing sound more complex and pleasing

  • Access to a chord dictionary that you can use as a lifetime reference

  • Access to tutorials on some classic songs to get you started on your new piano playing journey

  • Just click the link to get started

Shapes and patterns are a fun intuitive way, to get people playing confidently quickly. Most of the worlds music doesn't rely on notation and you don't need to either, this course shows you how to avoid the barriers that so often bog people down when they start learning piano - you need to have fun and have quick successes, playing the songs you love.

Why a shorter course rather than the ones that have 40 hours of content?

Why trust me? 

  • 4 record deals,

  • 10 years teaching,

  • 5 years of those on the internet (over 9000 students in total)

  • Cambridge University post grad in Education

  • over 180,000 minutes of tutorials viewed on different platforms

It's pretty clear to me what actually works when explaining things to people. However good our intentions, long courses that offer 40 or 80 hours of instruction just gather digital dust, remaining unwatched, however good your intention is to eventually get around to watching. 

What actually works for most people are short bite sized practical courses, that scaffold knowledge. If you want people to really flourish in their piano playing then you help learners discover for themselves the joy of playing the piano as quickly as possible - learning through playing. The words joy and fun are the most important and motivating when learning!

This course is designed to be just long enough to give you exactly the knowledge and confidence beginners need to play what they want to play, yet it is short enough that you can actually complete it (with no filler or rote learning).

Just think for a second about actually being able to play the songs you love on the piano after just an hours practical demonstration. How cool would that would be? Thousands of online students have discovered it really is possible, in just one hour, to learn enough to have a lifetime of fun and enjoyment playing the piano. And you can do it using a completely different approach using shapes and patterns rather than notes and theory.

"I'm more of a pick up and play sorta guy! This course has literally taken me from knowing a few chords (and not remembering them!) to opening up a whole new world of musical possibilities"  Adam

"Making something that appears extremely complicated into something simple and understandable is an art. This course is the first I have ever done that had me hooked from the first minute and Simon is a superb instructor" Gerry

We must be doing something right, It's tough to please people on the internet :) 

Guarantee

Best of all we are so confident in the effectiveness of our method that there is a guaranteed 30-day refund if you're not satisfied. Doesn't work then you get your money back no questions asked - I guarantee you'll be too busy playing that song you've always wanted to be able to though

Enrol now and get playing!

Keyboard Instruments – Read Sheet Music for Piano Fast!

Learn how to read keyboard sheet music and play easy songs on the piano with your right hand. Incl. PDFS and demos.

Created by Victoria Williams LmusTCL BA(Mus) - Music Theory Specialist - Founder of My Music Theory

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Students: 2936, Price: $89.99

Students: 2936, Price:  Paid

Learn to Play Keyboard Instrument Music Fast!

If you want to learn how to read sheet music notes, to play easy songs on the piano or any other keyboard instrument, this course is for you. You'll be able to play the piano with your right hand, reading notated sheet music. Within a few hours and with a bit of practice, you'll realize that reading music is as easy as reading words, when you know how!

The course is broken down into short steps - each lesson is around 3 minutes in length. Learn a new skill in a short time, watch the demos, practice, then move on when you are ready.

I've included some PDF sheet music, and will of course be adding in more and more for you on a regular basis. Songs you'll learn how to play include "House of the Rising Sun", "Star Spangled Banner" and "Scarborough Fair". Requests for songs accepted!

Sign up now and start a new hobby - impress your friends!

What you'll learn:

  • How to name and locate the notes on the piano keyboard
  • How to name and locate the notes on the treble clef stave
  • Pitch, rhythm and accidentals
  • Key and and time signatures - the essentials
  • How to navigate through a song - understand repeat symbols and other instructions
  • The basics of how the left hand works

All Udemy courses are backed by a 30-day no questions asked guarantee.

Popular Music History: Pop, Rock & Dance in the 20th Century

Never feel left out of a Musical Discussion again! Broaden your Music History knowledge with our Curated Playlists.

Created by Jonathan Armandary - Award-Winning Film Music Composer

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Students: 2842, Price: $89.99

Students: 2842, Price:  Paid

Tired of not knowing which bands/genres your friends are talking about? Or are you trying to find inspiration for your new musical style?

This course will guide you through the history of popular music from the 1950s to the 2000s, from Blues to Nirvana, and everything in between!

With curated Spotify playlists included, never again will you not have something to say when a conversation strikes up about music; you’ll be armed with musical trivia, facts, and knowledge of the key historical events that influenced iconic genres and artists.

Spotted the “retro” trend in music recently? Well, maybe you’ll find the “next big thing” hidden in our musical past.

Designed for anyone with an interest in popular music, for each genre you’ll learn:

  • The defining characteristics

  • Key artists

  • Socio-economic influences

  • Origins and legacy

Genres & artists covered include:

  • Rhythm & Blues

  • Country & Western

  • Jazz

  • Rockabilly

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll

  • Soul

  • Motown

  • Surf Rock

  • Folk Rock

  • The Beatles

  • Psychedelic Rock

  • Progressive Rock

  • Heavy Metal

  • Glam Rock

  • Punk Rock

  • Hip Hop

  • House

  • Techno

  • Nirvana

  • Drum & Bass

Boost your curiosity, explore your passion, and develop your cultural knowledge

We can learn so much from every single genre - whether its a moral lesson from Bob Dylan and the Folk Rock movement, or a political lesson from the Sex Pistols and Punk Rock, or even a lesson in fun from the Glam Rockers.

Overview of the Course

Our course is aimed towards anyone with an interest in the history of popular music. Whether you are in a band looking for a new style/sound, or just after some tasty pop trivia to wow your friends with, this is the course for you.

As you begin the course, you’ll look at Blues, Country, and Jazz: the early influencers of of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the first true popular music genre. You’ll then be taken on an auditory adventure through time, looking at each genre under a magnifying glass, examining the key artists, characteristics, and influences.

By the end of the course you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of where popular music comes from, why it needs to exist, and you’ll have an arsenal of fun facts to share with your friends.

The Instructors

Jonathan Armandary taught Popular Music History at Leeds College of Music, and has toured Europe in bands, as well as being an award-winning composer.

Tomas George has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA(Hons) Degree in Music Composition. He is also the creator of some of the world's most popular music production courses - with over 100,000 students

You! You and your fellow students are an integral part of the course. By sharing your favourite bands, artists, and knowledge, you’ll help yourselves and others to expand your musical horizons.

Our Guarantee

We hope that the course is right for you, and that you know what you’re signing up for, but if, for any reason, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee

The Heavenly Piano Masterclass – Piano Improvisation Mastery

Get from Beginner to Advanced, Master Piano Improvisation, Discover your Greatest Potential on Stage and in the Studio.

Created by Mark Shian - Musician, Recording Artist, Teacher

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Students: 2442, Price: $119.99

Students: 2442, Price:  Paid

"The Heavenly Piano Masterclass" is an inspiring piano course developed by musician and recording artist Mark Shian to help piano players take their playing to greater heights through the understanding of piano improvisation using the power and knowledge of intervals. His experience in the studio and stage has been crucial to the development of this unique piano course. The goal here was not to just make another piano course that teaches things you can't really apply to real world situations but to really give you effective tools, skills, knowledge, and vocabulary that translates to greater expression on the piano no matter what song it is you're playing.

No time is wasted learning unnecessary theory or boring scales. This course is designed to cut right into the heart of dynamic piano playing. The understanding of these principles and techniques can be applied to all styles of music. By the end of this course, you will be able to play and improvise like a professional using techniques not taught in conventional piano education.

The course is designed to be accelerated, this means that what would take a typical piano student years to learn through conventional training can be learnt in this course in a fraction of the time. You will be given a unique understanding of playing techniques that will help you develop a sound that is dynamic and unique to you. This is important because Mark believes that every pianist should have a unique musical fingerprint and identity. In light of this, this piano course has been developed to help you discover your own unique sound as a piano artist, improviser, and songwriter.

What students are saying :

"I can honestly say that this is the best way to learn the piano. The difference with this course and others is that this one will train you to become a musical professional while others will only teach you to play the piano." - Josh B

"Finally a course which deals with chord and melody playing on a higher level! I have never got such a push to play more interesting chord transitions and melodic development as in this course. It opens up a new world! This is definitely one of the best courses on Udemy." - Rainer W

"This course provides a huge amount of great information. Anyone who devotes the time and attention that the course deserves will improve their piano playing immeasurably." - Steve L

"The course was put together in an orderly fashion with alot of love and time. I couldn't believe how good it was to learn and experience techniques that are different from other courses." - Crystal M

"Very Beautiful course. Must have for anyone who really want to enjoy piano while learning. Was looking out for such a course from the past few weeks and now I can truly say I have found one." - Lenin F

Mark's playing style can be used in all modern singer/songwriter, contemporary, pop, rock, and worship music. The core of his techniques and methods are taught in a way so it can be applied to any style and genre of music. If you are in a band or worship team and want the tools to be able to express yourself in a way that captures the hearts of the audience, with no time wasted on learning classical scales and pieces that don't help, this program is for you. This course focuses entirely on building you to become a more expressive and dynamic piano player.

The course begins with a foundational section to help beginners understand basic music theory concepts before moving to the development stages to improve your playing ability. The intermediate section represents the core of the Masterclass. In this section, Mark shares all the techniques he uses to create dynamic sounding piano music and breaks it down step by step to allow you to follow along and adopt. The advanced section of the course covers advanced techniques as well as coaching on musicianship and songwriting. This section also has video examples of Mark playing and singing and showing you how to perform and express a song in a singer-songwriter situation.

The Masterclass ends in the advanced section with Mark demonstrating and walking you through four of his songs in his newly released piano solo album "Dwelling in the Glory". Through this process, he explains exactly what he is doing as he is playing the song to help you understand and achieve the same level of playing ability. The Heavenly Piano Masterclass was designed to be an accelerated piano course. The rate of improvement in playing ability and expression should far surpass the speed of conventional or classical learning for the average musician.

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All students who sign up for this course will receive a FREE High Quality MP3 DOWNLOAD of Mark's newest piano album "Dwelling in the Glory". The download will be available inside the course.

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Pianoforall – ‘Classics By Ear’ – Moonlight Sonata

An incredible new way to learn this timeless classic - from the creator of best selling piano course Pianoforall

Created by Robin Hall - Piano Teacher (300,000 students online), Artist, Therapist,

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Students: 2300, Price: $89.99

Students: 2300, Price:  Paid

A New Way to Learn

For over a decade, Pianoforall has taught over 300,000 people worldwide how to play amazing pop, jazz, blues, ballads and improvisation, and now we’re going to teach you how to play INCREDIBLE Classical pieces in the same way.

These courses are for ADULT BEGINNERS who would love to build a repertoire of great classical pieces but who don’t have the time (or the inclination) to learn the ‘traditional’ ‘hard’ way.

This Classics By Ear Series will teach you a NEW way to learn classical piano – from the ‘inside out’.

Instead of learning complicated sheet music one note at a time by memory, you will learn how to take a piece of classical music apart bar by bar, section by section, and understand how it was all put together: from the musical ‘form’ – distinct sections and subsections – to the underlying chord structure, visual clues, patterns and repeats.

So not only do you learn how to play – the pieces but you UNDERSTAND what you are playing and this makes it SO much easier to memorise and perform.

No more performance fear

This really helps if you feel nervous performing in front of others. If we rely solely on ‘muscle memory’ we can have a fear of ‘forgetting our lines’ but if we have a deep understanding of a piece from many different angles – chords, sections, patterns, repeats and memorable elements – then we go beyond muscle memory until it feels as if we have written the piece ourself!

And you will learn everything in a refreshingly NATURAL way – the way we all learn to speak or read as kids: we first LISTEN to others, then we imitate them and SPEAK what we hear – and ONLY then do we attempt to READ words or sentences that we can already say. And so it makes so much more sense.

Similarly with Classics By Ear you will learn to play the pieces by following the videos, keyboard diagrams or ‘cheat sheets’, and then you will find it MUCH easier to follow the sheet music – because then it will all make perfect sense!

No Cliched Beginner’s Pieces!

The pieces you will be learning aren’t the usual cliched beginner’s pieces (like ‘Fur Elise’ or ‘Minuet in G’). We have especially chosen pieces that sound more advanced (watch the Promo video to hear the pieces) yet they are actually deceptively EASY to play – which means your audience will think that you have been playing for YEARS!

The course is perfect for those people who read a little music but aren’t very advanced – or those who play by ear but want to play some beautiful classical pieces.

If you have no prior knowledge you can still follow the lessons if you are prepared to put in lots of practice. Section 2 of this course also teaches BASIC SIGHT READING in just 18 minutes! It will give you enough knowledge to follow the rest of the lessons.

Like Pianoforall – these Classics By Ear courses come with exceptional and comprehensive supplementary PDF ebooks that you can print out and set on your piano or keyboard.

Learn Piano, Musical Keyboard from scratch

Learn Piano

Created by Paul Plotit - IT Professional, Surveyor, Graphic Designer

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Students: 2077, Price: $19.99

Students: 2077, Price:  Paid

Hello Friends, Welcome to this Piano Course. It was my childhood dream to play the Piano. I always dreamed of being on a Piano Chair singing my favorite songs smoothly. I have joined 4 institutions to fulfill my dream. But I could not complete my courses with satisfaction. My schedule and timing were the main challenges. Then I have dedicated my timings over a period of time and achieved what I want.

I am not saying I am a professional keyboard or Pianist. But I guarantee I can help you to play your desired songs with the Piano or electronic keyboard. This course is designed for any age group with little or no idea about Music or keyboard. It is from very scratch and you will pick up your skills as you go on.

So do not wait. Let us jointly begin the journey of Music for life. Your mood, emotions can be heard or played with your fingers. Let it be Joy, or sorrow, express it with your tones.

At the end of the course, you will be able to play any songs from music notes or just by hearing them.

This is not just a video program. If you need personal attention, We are here to help you. We will spend time individually and help you to achieve your goal. We will have one on one sessions thru video calls. 

Please note that< I will be updating and adding the course videos on a weekly basis. So I suggest to learn and practice each lecture on a weekly basis. All the very best.

PLOTIT

An Accelerated Piano Course for Beginners – Piano Lessons

Piano lessons for beginners, reading music, learn to play piano, course includes primer book, experienced piano teacher

Created by Carl Eden - Musician and Music Educator

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Students: 1960, Price: $89.99

Students: 1960, Price:  Paid

A WELL-QUALIFIED AND FRIENDLY TEACHER

Hi, I'm Carl and I have been a piano teacher for over thirty years. I have a degree in music, a postgraduate degree in teaching and I hold a piano diploma through the Victoria College of Music.

PRIMER BOOK INCLUDED WORTH £9.99

Through my specially written 50 page piano primer book, full of engaging pieces and downloadable as part of the course, you will learn the basics of the art of playing the piano. Lesson by lesson I will discuss and demonstrate each piece, showing you the tricks and time-savers to maximize your practice. This is the same book that I use with my private students.

GETTING YOUR HANDS ON THOSE KEYS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE

Before you know it, in fact before you learn to read a note, you will be working on your first tune. As you move on to reading simple music you will learn how to practice in ways that support progress rather than waste time; learn how to read music with ease, going beyond letter names to utilize the underlying shapes of melodies; learn how to move around the keyboard with confidence using hand positions to allow you to keep your eyes on the music as much as possible - a sure way to succeed quicker; and learn how real music is about so much more than the individual notes.

FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT

Like my private students, the issues you face as you progress through the course will be different from the next person. Because of this, feedback is extremely important. Therefore, as part of the course, you will have the opportunity to send me videos for critiquing plus I will always be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

REAL PIANO LESSONS

This is a deep dive into piano playing that will set you up for playing the piano music of some of the great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Bach and will give you pleasure for years to come.

All in all my piano method is the next best thing to having one-to-one piano lessons, but at a fraction of the cost and with the ability to schedule your learning to times that suit you.

Don't put it off any longer, there's no time like the present and with a 30-day money back guarantee there's no risk. Start your wonderful journey into the world of the piano today.

Complete Piano Course for Beginners (by ear and by score)

Learn piano and keyboards online with teacher, pianist and composer Luciano Alves (over 30 years of experience)

Created by Luciano Alves - Pianist, piano teacher, composer and producer

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Students: 1459, Price: $94.99

Students: 1459, Price:  Paid

This online course was specially created for Beginners and for those who wish to resume their studies. Through enjoyable practical and theoretical lessons, Luciano reveals precious tips and tricks for students of all ages who wish to enter or to improve their knowledge in the wonderful world of piano. In short time, you will be able to play piano and keyboard with confidence and enjoyment.

Before buying your course:

  1. Read this text until the end

  2. Watch the seven Demonstration Lessons

  3. Read the Accurate Course Description (below)

  4. See the Course’s Curriculum that also works as an Accurate Description (click on "Expand All" to see the list of the 180 lectures available).

In this way you can make sure this is the perfect course for you!

If you already know the basics of piano and keyboard, go directly to practicing the songs (Section 3).

In this course you will participate in many Practice Activities and apply what you are learning, as you will have the opportunity to play 56 songs along with the teacher. For you to enjoy the course to the fullest, answer the 16 quizzes, do the 21 tests and take part in the 14 practice activities

Luciano Alves is the founder of and teacher in CTMLA Music School, based in Rio de Janeiro since 2003 and began to teach at the age of thirteen. All the experience acquired throughout his career is shared through videos, scores with note names, fingerings, digitalized screen theory classes and sheet music in PDF etc.

You’ll have 180 lessons / 56 songs (classical and popular tunes) / 16 quizzes / 14 practice activities / 21 tests (note reading, chord symbols, key identification, chords etc.)  / 150 sheet music and examples in PDF / 22 technique exercises / 19 theory classes / various accompaniment lessons (ballad, rock, jazz, blues etc.). 

The course is a Full Lifetime Access and you can practice the lessons whenever you want. You only pay once. After signing up, see the Accurate Course Description made available in PDF file, together with Lecture 1 (Introduction).

The didactics have been developed in a way that you learn how to play effectively and enjoyably. Lessons are introduced step by step: first you will learn about musical notes, finger numbers, correct posture and how to practice. Soon you will start playing, first with your right hand then with your left hand and finally with both hands together. 

Several theory, technique and sight reading lessons were added in parallel to the learning of the songs. Besides, many Tests, Quizzes and Practice Activities have been included.

The regions of the piano are gradually explored, always using songs as a base. Gradually, you will play all the keys including the black ones. At this point, more complex pieces and lessons on chords and chord symbols are introduced. Then, come the classes about hand crossing, arpeggios and split chords. So, you can master the piano and the musical language as a whole.

General content:

  • 56 songs from the classical, popular and folkloric repertoire 

  • Musical theory (from the book Musical Theory, by Luciano Alves) 

  • Technique exercises (from the book Exercises for Piano and Keyboards, by Luciano Alves) 

  • Playing by imitation and by reading sheet music 

  • Chord symbols, chords and inversions (from the book of Chords Dictionary, by Luciano Alves) 

  • Scales in various keys (from the book Scales for Improvisation, by Luciano Alves) 

  • How to play by ear 

  • Piano techniques 

  • Tests of note and chord symbol reading 

  • Accompaniments of ballad, rock, jazz and pop music 

Please be advised that we do not guarantee a response to all students' questions and messages. However, we will endeavor to answer the inquiries whenever possible.

At no time does this course violate Copyright Laws. All songs are in the Public Domain or were authored by Luciano Alves.

The Complete Piano Chords Course | Beginner to Advanced

An easy and systematic approach to learning every keyboard or piano chord you will ever meet | Pop, Jazz, Gospel, etc

Created by Kingsley B-Nkrumah - Musician and Tech Enthusiast

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Students: 1176, Price: $119.99

Students: 1176, Price:  Paid

This course uses the most efficient way required to quickly Master all Piano Chords using simple systems and techniques.

Imagine being able to sit down at a piano or keyboard and PLAY any song without the need to read sheet music? Now you can easily achieve this within weeks not years and without wasting too much money, time, and effort on traditional Piano Lessons.

The course is carefully structured to take absolute beginners with no previous training in Piano or Keyboard to the advanced level within a relatively short period of time.

We start with the basic chords and then move into more intermediate to advanced chords. All concepts are broken down to make them easily understood.

By going through this course, you can easily download any song sheet, chord chart, or lead sheet online and quickly play all your favorite songs.

Song Sessions

With song sessions after every chord type learned, you get the opportunity to play real songs with the knowledge acquired and also practice with the voice only files attached.

High Definition Videos and PDF Resources

With an overhead camera and light-activated piano roll, you can easily see what fingers are used as well as the exact notes that are being played. PDF resources and supporting audio files are available to assist your personal practice time.

The knowledge obtained from this course can be applied to all genres and styles and you will be equipped with the knowledge to create your own music.

The course is divided into the following main sections:

  1. The Basics

  2. Major Chords

  3. Minor Chords

  4. Diminished Chords

  5. Augmented Chords

  6. Maj(add2), Sus2 and Sus4 Chords

  7. 6th and 6/9 Chords

  8. 7th Chords

  9. 9th Chords

  10. 11th Chords

  11. 13th Chords

  12. Sus Chords

  13. Altered Chords

  14. Supplementary Lectures

  15. Popular Chord Voicing Formulas

  16. Song Sessions at the end of all sections to practice chords learned.

The Ultimate Play Piano By Ear Course | Easy Piano Lessons

Learn to Play the piano in weeks. Beginner to Intermediate Level Course with a fast approach to playing in All Keys

Created by Kingsley B-Nkrumah - Musician and Tech Enthusiast

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Students: 860, Price: $89.99

Students: 860, Price:  Paid

This is a great course for people who need a quick but well-structured system of learning to play the piano or keyboard by ear.

In this course, you will be exposed to easy and quick systems that will help you play the piano easily in all 12 keys. No prior music knowledge or piano knowledge is required to take this course.

You will learn to play common piano chords and progressions and easy systems needed to take those progressions into all 12 keys.

With the knowledge obtained from this course, you will be well equipped to play in different music styles. e.g. Gospel, Rock, Pop, RnB, Jazz, Salsa, etc.

What some students say about this course:

James Breen

I am 38 years old and have always loved Piano music so i decided to just try an online course to see if I can make heads nor tails of all the keys and how to use them! , I find Kingsley to be a wonderful tutor and explains everything so well and in a great cheerful relaxed manner I have watched this course a lot of times and I am now at a much better place with piano than i was 5 Weeks ago Totally recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn

Kng

Very easy & precise instructions! Going over this helped me discover the missing pieces to my theory: the lessons are very well organized and he does a great job of showing the root to the madness which now i dont view as madness!! i would recommend to any musician who feels like they are at a plateau. Thanks!

Isaac Klewiah

I came into this course with absolute zero knowledge about piano or any related instrument and I must say this course was exactly what i needed to get me started. I find the course setup very interactive and the instructor makes it really easy to comprehend the lessons. I am super excited and glad that I signed up! If you are a beginner like myself, looking to start from the basics, this course is definitely for you.

Learn Keyboard – The Indian Classical Way – Level 1

A very simple course designed and developed by a Music Composer, Instrument arranger, Sound Engineer and Educator

Created by Sharath Aarohana - Indian Classical Keyboard Instructor

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Students: 90, Price: $29.99

Students: 90, Price:  Paid

'The keyboard' is a versatile instrument. It has its application in various aspects of music such as Live shows, recording studios, music composition, instrument arrangement for movies, albums, and singles across different genres around the world. One of the prominent and widely spread music genres is Indian Classical Music.

Application of this western instrument in Indian Music has always been challenging and Interesting.

I have been a full-time musician for over one and a half decades now. I am now happy to share my knowledge about playing Indian classical Music on this wonderful instrument - the keyboard.

There are various methods to learn the keyboard, but with my experience, I have found the comfortable method this way.

In this course, I will be covering the following aspects

1. Introduction to the course

2. Introduction to Indian Classical Music - Few Basic terminologies, Notation, Keyboard Layout, and concept of Raga.

3. Single Note Exercises - Exhaustive yet simple exercises for fingers and preparing for rhythm sense.

4. Double Note Exercises - One step previous to songs, these are linking exercises from Basic Single Note Exercises to Songs

5. First three songs - Indian National Anthem, Vande Mataram, and Saare Jahan Se Achcha

Few other lessons that are planned include the concept of chords applied to Indian Music, Tutorials for songs, accompanying techniques, etc.

Music Theory: Electronic Synth Music Production & Branding

Ableton Live, Keyboard Instrument, Music Mixing, Piano, Game Music, Music Composition, Synthesizer, OGRE SOUND, Design

Created by Class Creatives - High Fidelity 3D and Game Art Instruction by Industry Pros!

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Students: 83, Price: $89.99

Students: 83, Price:  Paid

Hi there! Welcome, and thanks for choosing Class Creative’s "Music Theory: Electronic Synth Music Production & Branding"

This course is taught by the legendary composer OGRE Sound. 

In this foundation course we will be learning the fundamentals of Music Theory & Music Production, where we will cover the following core skill sets:

  • Sonic Branding, creating Trailer Music for a brand using various instrumentation, Mixing, and Mastering the tracks

We’ll be utilizing the latest software packages/hardware that top tier composers of today use to create all of your favorite jingles and songs! The software packages that we’ll be covering are:

  • Ableton Live 8

  • Boss CE-3

  • Eurorack Rings

  • Kawai S100P

  • Mono/Poly

  • Moog M32 Shaker

  • Minitaur Bass

  • JV1080/VP03

  • Contact Microphone

  • Condensor Microphone

  • Minilogue Arpeggio

  • Minilogue Tines

The great thing about this course, is that we has something in store for everyone. Whether you are just a beginner interested in Sonic Branding/Trailer Music, or a Master professional looking to brush up on your current skill set, this course has material you surely won’t want to miss!

This course features award-winning composer Robin Ogden (OGRE Sound) whose work can be found in HBO’s Vice Principals, an audio consultant for BBC, and various award winning indie title game compositions. Robin is also featured in the documentary The Rise of the Synths and is currently releasing music with Grammy winning soundtrack label Lakeshore Records. His work is grounded in a multitude of analog synthesizers, contact microphones, and custom handmade instruments.

As with all Class Creative’s courses, we’ve laid out a structure that covers the full spectrum of industry standard music composition workflows from start to finish.

Please remember, if this is your first time creating music composition/production, we highly recommend that you follow the outline carefully, according to how our instructors have structured the course. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on any details!

However, if you are an advanced user and are looking for something specific to add to your repertoire feel free to dive in and skip to any sections you’d like to focus on.

Mastery of Piano Technique for advanced pianists – BOOK 1

2021 edition. Mental practice, singing approach, fluent piano technique, mind & body without unhealthy tension

Created by Emma Leiuman - Pianist & innovative teacher for advanced level students

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Students: 52, Price: $29.99

Students: 52, Price:  Paid

'Mastery of Piano Technique' is a three book course with over 15 hours of illustrated videos.

This book is additional study material for Mastery of Piano Technique playlist which you can find for free on YouTube. This playlist will give you an excellent idea about this course.

Written by Russian pianist and innovative teacher Emma Leiuman.

She studied at

  • The Central Music School (under Kira Shashkina, teacher of Mikhail Pletnev)

  • The Moscow State Chopin College (under Lev Naumov, student of Heinrich Neuhaus)

  • The Moscow State Conservatory (Master's degree under Prof. Pavel Nersessian, Prof. at Moscow Conservatory & Boston University).

  • A prize winner of international competitions, she is the creator of The PianoWell© system - an innovative system for advanced & professional pianists that improves piano technique

  • Her 25 years of research is presented in this 'Mastery of Piano Technique' book I, II, III which is illustrated with over 15 hours of videos. It is a step by step guide for professional pianists to train mental practice, inner singing, efficient hand motion as well as confident performance on stage

In this Book I you will study the foundation elements of tone production - mental practice (sound imagination & internal singing) and physical approach (posture, arm weight, wrist & elbow motion).

By the end of 30 days practice you will be able to play a simple piece of music with relaxed hands, flexible wrists, arm weight, controlling your tone as well as your finger muscles.

Study this PDF with linked illustrational videos and additional materials (underlined in the titles of each lesson of this book).  When you click on the Desktop or Mobile icons you will also have access to Online interactive Book I with embedded videos. You will find this page at the beginning of the book. Weekly book updates are always reflected in this interactive version.

Mastery of Piano Technique for advanced pianists – BOOK 2

Mental practice, singing approach, fluent technique, mind & body without unhealthy tension

Created by Emma Leiuman - Pianist & innovative teacher for advanced level students

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Students: 23, Price: $19.99

Students: 23, Price:  Paid

'Mastery of Piano Technique' is a three book course with over 15 hours of illustrated videos.

It is advised to study Book 1 first to better understand 3D hand motion, mental practice, sound imagination and inner singing which will be talked about in this Book 2.

This book is additional study material for Mastery of Piano Technique playlist which you can find for free on YouTube. This playlist will give you an excellent idea about this course.

Written by Russian pianist and innovative teacher Emma Leiuman.

She studied at

  • The Central Music School (under Kira Shashkina, teacher of Mikhail Pletnev)

  • The Moscow State Chopin College (under Lev Naumov, student of Heinrich Neuhaus)

  • The Moscow State Conservatory (Master's degree under Prof. Pavel Nersessian, Prof. at Moscow Conservatory & Boston University).

  • A prize winner of international competitions, she is the creator of The PianoWell© system - an innovative system for advanced & professional pianists that improves piano technique

  • Her 25 years of research is presented in this 'Mastery of Piano Technique' book I, II, III which is illustrated with over 15 hours of videos. It is a step by step guide for professional pianists to train mental practice, inner singing, efficient hand motion as well as confident performance on stage

In Book II you will advance already familiar elements of mental practice - sound imagination and inner singing, You will learn how to feel and convey through playing colors of harmony; you will expand the range of dynamics, and work on voicing. You will study 15 types of articulations and practice the most common ones with correct intonation and hand motion.

You will also advance 3D wrist motion and learn how to play pianissimo, fortissimo, legato, two-note slur, détaché, staccato, tenuto and accent in a healthy and powerful way.

By the end of 30 days practice you will be able to play a simple piece in 3 different tempos, with colours of harmony, full range of dynamics, clear voicing, executing articulations with precision and clarity.

Study this PDF with linked illustrational videos and additional materials (underlined in the titles of each lesson of this book). When you click on the Desktop or Mobile icons of Book II you will also have access to Online interactive Book II with embedded videos. You will find this page at the beginning of the book. Weekly book updates are always reflected in this interactive version.