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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Rosa Suen is  an Entrepreneur in Amazon Kindle & Doing Small Home Business.   She has been coaching many students in the Amazon Kindle Publishing as well as helping instructors to create their Online Schools. 

Rosa is also a Music Teacher & Church Pianist for over 30 years. She is the head of the Music Department in her local church & conducts various workshops that teach people music theory & how to play piano.  Rosa has started teaching music & piano online since 2009.  During these 8 years, she has attracted more than 10,000 music student followers.

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Many people at church have asked Rosa to teach them to play piano. As a result of her passion in playing piano, she started developing piano courses initially for church pianists online since 2008. The piano courses are very unique because she was finally willing to share her Unique Piano Method: Color Chord Improvisation Method known as CCI. The CCI method works for all types of music: Gospel, Pop and Standards.

This Piano Method is easy, fun and creative that you learn to play piano not only from music score sheets, but to play chords from fake books and eventually to play by ear. Students all over the world have requested for courses to teach them play standards and popular songs. As a result she developed 3 Great Reharmonization Method courses for them to play from fake books and play by ear. The Dreamy Piano Techniques courses, especially the one on Autumn Leaves is her students favorite. She has a piano website at Learn Piano With Rosa where she continues to offer new courses to her students. She also holds piano workshops for her local students and train church pianists.

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