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Learn Classical Piano - Beginner

Course Details

This course aims to help complete beginners commence their journey in learning classical piano. You will acquire the right finger techniques to play the piano and learn how to read a classical sheet. You will also be exposed to chords and harmonization to give you a better understanding and appreciation for music. By the end of this course, you will have the musical knowledge and the technical skill to play Classical pieces by well-known composers such as Lully, Haydn, and Schubert.

Course Instructor: Michelle Huang

  • Piano

  • Beginner

  • 40 Lessons

  • 8+ Hours of Video

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Navigating the keyboard
  • Reading a classical score
  • Finger technique
  • Scales and arpeggios
  • 5-finger patterns
  • Chords
  • Basic repertoire

WHO IT’S FOR:

Complete or early beginners with a desire to play classical music on the piano.

Course Content

Module 1:

Fundamentals

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Posture and hand shape
  • Lesson 2 – Basic note values and dynamics
  • Lesson 3 – Musical Staff
  • Lesson 4 – Tempo, articulations, and rests
  • Lesson 5 – New note values, meter, and dynamics

Module 4:

Major Five Finger Patterns on Black Keys

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Major five-finger patterns on black keys
  • Lesson 2 – Review of all Major five-finger patterns
  • Lesson 3 – New rhythm: 16th notes
  • Lesson 4 – Techniques: thumb crossing
  • Lesson 5 – Repertoire - A Kind Man and A Little Harpist

Module 7:

Chord Progressions

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – IV chord and chord progressions
  • Lesson 2 – Accompaniment styles
  • Lesson 3 – Ecossaise by Franz Schubert
  • Lesson 4 – Primary chords in minor keys
  • Lesson 5 – Damper pedal

Module 2:

More Fundamentals

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Key signature
  • Lesson 2 – Articulations
  • Lesson 3 – Finger strength and dexterity
  • Lesson 4 – Harmonization
  • Lesson 5 – Repertoire – Carefree Johnny and Pequeña Polka

Module 5:

Minor Five Finger Patterns

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Minor five-finger patterns on white keys
  • Lesson 2 – Repertoire and Harmonization
  • Lesson 3 – Minor five-finger patterns and chords on black keys
  • Lesson 4 – Harmonization, Transposition and Repertoire
  • Lesson 5 – Repertoire – Chord quality and repertoire

Module 8:

Minor Scales, Arpeggios, and Chords

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Minor scales and arppegios
  • Lesson 2 – Gypsy Dance by Joseph Haydn
  • Lesson 3 – Minor key triads
  • Lesson 4 – Prelude No. 1 by Catherine Rollin
  • Lesson 5 – Menuet in D Minior by Jean-Baptiste Lully

Module 3:

Major Five Finger Patterns On White Keys

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Major five finger patterns on white keys
  • Lesson 2 – Major triads on white keys
  • Lesson 3 – Transposition
  • Lesson 4 – Harmonization and chord inversion
  • Lesson 5 – Repertoire – A Funny Joke and Funny Incident

Module 6:

Major Scales, Arpeggios, and Chords

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Tetra chords and major scales
  • Lesson 2 – Major scales and arpeggios
  • Lesson 3 – Triads of the white key and chord progressions
  • Lesson 4 – Black key major scales and arpeggios
  • Lesson 5 – Triads of the black key

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