Learn Piano # 1: Basic Harmony & 14 Piano Improvisation Tips

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45 Videos (1h 11m)
    • Introduction to Learn Piano Level 1

      2:23
    • A Warm Welcome To All My Students

      1:13
    • 4 Musical Sentences

      1:01
    • Song Structure to Away In A Manger

      3:43
    • C Scale Tones

      0:28
    • Triad Chords are Formed from the Scale Tones

      1:50
    • Chords Have Names

      0:34
    • 7 Diatonic Chords in C Key

      1:19
    • Roman Numerals

      1:01
    • Step 1: Identify the Notes on the Piano

      1:06
    • Step 2: Read the Treble Clef Notes

      1:34
    • Step 3: Read the Melody Notes of Away In A Manger

      1:57
    • 3 Major Chords - C, F, G7

      0:45
    • Harmonizing the Melody Tones to Chords

      1:36
    • The Chord Progression of Away In A Manger

      0:34
    • Listen to Chord Progression w/o Interruption

      0:27
    • Add Movement to Chords - Easy Improvisation

      0:44
    • Chord Movement: Chord 1 to Chord IV

      1:01
    • Chord IV to I - Plagal Cadence - Amen Sound

      0:52
    • Chord I to V7 - C to G7

      0:49
    • Chord V7 to 1 - G7 to 1 - Perfect Cadence

      0:51
    • Piano Tip 1: One Tone Melody - 5 Finger Trick

      2:32
    • R5 To Come down & R1 To Go Up

      1:42
    • Piano Tip 2: R3 Slide Down - Grace Notes

      1:38
    • Blue Tone on Black Note - Slide Down on 3rd

      1:54
    • Bluesy Sound to Away In A Manger - Play Along

      0:51
    • Melody in 3rds - R1 + R3 Fingers - Demo & Play Along

      1:20
    • Piano Tip 4: Roll Melody in 3rds & Echo

      1:27
    • Piano Tip 5: R3 Finger Trick Mordant Triplet Demo

      1:14
    • Piano Tip 5: R3 Finger Trick To Create Mordant Triplet Slow Motion

      1:37
    • RH Improvisation - Mordant 3 Triplet - On the 3rd Beat - Slow Motion

      1:13
    • RH Improvisation - Mordant 3 - LH & RH Normal Tempo

      1:08
    • Piano Tip 6: R3 Finger to Create 5 Note Turn

      2:49
    • Apply 2T6 Easy Handshape to Away In A Manger

      1:08
    • Piano Tip 8: R1-R5 - Use 2T6 Handshape to Roll Melody in 6ths

      2:16
    • Piano Tip 9: Let R1 To Guide You To Mix Melody in 3rds & 6ths

      3:26
    • Piano Tip 10: Secret Handshape 3T6 - Color Tones Added

      1:07
    • Right Hand - 3 Tone Melody - Away In A Manger

      1:20
    • Right Hand Chord Inversions for C, F, G7

      2:14
    • Right Hand - Play Chord Inversions to Away In A Manger

      2:19
    • Piano Tip 12: Rosa's Secret Transfer Chord Technique

      2:00
    • Piano Tip 13: Adding a Tag - Amen Chord Ending & Variation

      4:27
    • Piano Tip 14: Key of F - 3 Major Chords & their Inversions

      2:05
    • Play Away In A Manger - Key of F

      2:17
    • Thank you and Have Fun!

      0:46

About This Class

PIANO FOR BEGINNERS: Learn Basic Music Harmony to harmonize a song with Basic Chords & 14 Improvisational Piano Tips for your Right Hand!

  • Have you ever wanted to know how to harmonize a song from scratch?
  • Do you have a method to harmonize a song?
  • Use my Easy Reharmonization Method!

Here's the Secret: You need to have a good firm foundation of music theory so that you can build color chords onto them. You will learn how to harmonize a song using 3 Basic Chords.

This course covers 7 aspects of Basic Music Theory and 14 Piano Tips to Right Hand Improvisation to the song Away In A Manger.

Another Piano Tip: Piano students have difficulty playing color tones with basic triad chords. In this course, I teach you 2T6 and 3T6 Secret Handshapes so that you can even add color tones to basic triad chords.

**3 Bonus Videos for Total Beginners who want to Read Music Quickly**

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There are 2 Major Sections to this Course:

1. Basic Music Theory

a. Song Structure

b. Musical Form

c. Musical Pattern

d. 7 Diatonic Chords

e. Basic Triad Chords

f. How To Quickly Read Music

g. Harmony Rule to Harmonize a song with Chord I, IV, V7

h. Harmonize Away In A Manger with Chord I, IV, V7

2. Practical PIano Techniques for Right Hand Improvisation

This course concentrates on giving you a variety of creative way to improvise with your right hand. You need to learn how to make good use of your fingers, especially the middle finger: R3

1. Piano Tip 1: 5 Finger Trick - One tone melody

2. Piano Tip 2: R3 Finger Slide Trick to make Bluesy sounds

3. Piano Tip 3: R1 - R3 Finger Trick - Melody in 3rds.

4. Piano Tip 4: Roll the Melody in 3rds & Echo

5. Piano Tip 5: R3 Finger Trick to create Mordant Triplet

6. Piano Tip 6: R3 Finger to create 5 Note Turn

7. Piano Tip 7: Secret Handshape of 2T6 to play Melody in 6ths easily

8. Piano Tip 8: Roll the 6ths

9. Piano Tip 9: R1 Thumb Trick to mix Melody in 3rds and 6ths

10. Piano Tip 10: Secret Handshape of 3T6 to splash in color tones

11. Piano Tip 11: Easy Techniques to Play Chord Inversions

12. Piano Tip 12: Rosa's Secret Technique of Transfer Chord

13. Piano Tip 13: Add a Tag to the ending of the Song - Amen Chord

14. Piano Tip 14: Easy F Key and Chord Inversions

Have fun playing Away In A Manger in a creative way improvising around the melody tones.

Have Fun!

Rosa

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Great Basic foundation to start off. Thanks Rosa
Excellent introductory course and awesome right hand creating fun sounds.
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