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Learn Piano Basics in 50 Minutes!! Piano Crash Course!

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Lessons in This Class

14 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Welcome!

    • 2. Piano Note Names

    • 3. Piano Scales

    • 4. Minor Piano Scales

    • 5. Piano Chords

    • 6. Minor Piano Chords

    • 7. Piano Chord Progressions

    • 8. Matching Chords and Scales

    • 9. Major Scale Piano Chords

    • 10. Relative Piano Scales

    • 11. Transposing for Piano

    • 12. Left Hand Piano Transpositions

    • 13. How to Play Piano Chords

    • 14. Final Words

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About This Class

In this 50 minute course I will teach you all the basics of piano theory and music theory. This is a really quick course, if you want to go more in-depth, you can watch my 25+ hrs piano course here https://skl.sh/2uWOYl0

What will you learn in this course:

It's important to start at the piano basics, and we will do so in this course by having a look at the piano note names first. Once you have learned what the notes are called, it will be easier to refer to them in the rest of this piano course. Keep in mind, these notes exist for other instruments as well, therefore the music notes can be applied on guitar, as well as anywhere else, not just for piano playing.

Piano Major Scales Scales are very important to understand when playing piano, they are also a helpful tool to practice piano fingering techniques. However, in this lesson we mainly focus on the music theory for piano scales. If you know your piano scales you will be able to play piano with much ease. 

Major & Minor Piano Chords If you thought piano scales are important, how do you feel about major chords and minor chords? Chords are super important to understand when playing the piano, so get to grip with piano chords in this episode!

Chords in Major Piano Scales Now it is time to blend your piano training from episode 3 and 5 to figure out which piano chords can be found, in which major scales. You may be surprised to find some minor chords in there too!

Piano Chord Progressions Now that you know how to play chords on piano, it is also important that you start to understand the concept of so-called chord progressions for piano. These chord progressions allow us to describe a piano piece in a few letters and notation, rather than having to explain a whole song to someone. If you know the chord progression to a song, and know how to play chords on piano, you can play this song almost instantly!

Intervals & Transposing A completely different music theory topic in this lesson! Transposing means, to re-write music another musical key. For the intervals we will look at the distance from certain notes in a music scale from the ground tone, or tonic, also know as the root. I'm curious to see how soon you will pick up the piano theory of this episode!

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1. Welcome!: Hi, I'm Mark and I've been teaching piano on YouTube for 10 years. Today I will teach you as much piano as I can in one hour. In order to do that, I cannot repeat myself because it will take too much time. So pay attention. And if there's something you didn't get, simply rewind a little. 2. Piano Note Names: get. So we're gonna sort in the beginning with the name off the notes. We've got 12 notes in a segment. This is one segment. 123456789 10 11 12 nudes. But these notes carried 21 different names. So if you don't know all of these names, pay attention. Now, when playing the piano, relied Teoh orient ourselves from this note until that note. So I'm gonna sort with the white notes first and their names our c d e f g a b if I'm continuing on c d e f G A B etcetera OK, basically the notes are A until G. So these are the 1st 7 notes that you will learn. Then there's two different types of names we have the Sharps, which we indicate with a little hashtag, and we have the flats which would indicate with something that looks a little bit like a B . Now, I told you this 21 note names. So we have these seven. We also have seven sharps and seven flats. In order to call out any of these notes in sharp or flat, you're going to solve with the name of the node, so see as an sharp D sharp etcetera. So let's write that down. Here we get C Sharp D shop a shop after G sharp a shop and be sharp. We could do the same for flats. See flat, etcetera. Good. And these are all of the 21 note names Now you may think, Mark, that's great, but where can I find a C sharp or I cannot find any flat. While that's super easy, if you move to the regular node name, so to devoid notes, you can pick any noting that doesn't matter which one. And if you want to move it to a sharp, you simply go one step up. And if you want to move to flat, you go one step down. So let's look at the piano and see what that looks like. So let's say the most easy example. See right here. If I want to go to a sharp so it see sharp, I go one step up. If I want to go to flat see flat, I go one step down. Now what is up on? What is down down is to the left of the piano up. Sue the right of the piano in order to do that. Move your finger from here. Because now you would go up like that. Move it in between the white and the blacks. Okay? And now one step simply the next note. So if I have a see right here and I want to get up to see sharp, I go up. One step up means to the right on and upon this note right here. See, sharp. If I want to go to see flat, I go one step to the left on that end up on this note right here. Now, why is it important to only go one step? And why is it important to be between your notes right here? Because, as you can see, from sea to sea sharp, I'm moving from a white to black note, whereas from sea to sea flat, I'm moving from a white to widen it. Let's Zoon under example. Maybe G. So get in between the notes up. One step up is G sharp. One step down is G flat. Obviously, most of these notes carry double names. Okay, because I can go down from G T G flat. But I could also start on af and go up to half shop. Good said, To sum up, we have 21 different no names C d E f g a or all of the white notes and then we have the Sharps and the flats. Seven. Apapa swell. So if you're new at the piano, I can imagine this goes really, really quick and you may not know what this means. What keep him on the video is going to take a little bit longer, so we'll get into more of these things. But if you find this going to quick, which I can imagine I mean, I'm trying to krampus much information as possible in this video. Then you can also check out my piano courses 25 hours and will actually take a whole hour to explain this stuff. You'll have free access city cores for a 60 days, so you may want to try that out. But for now, I want to move on to something we call skills. 3. Piano Scales: good. So now that you hopefully know the name of all of the keys on the piano, we have to look at scale. On a skill is a combination of a few notes that actually belong together. So an example of a scale is this which you're probably familiar with? Okay, Now, we call this a major skill against as a reason for that I'll get to thought in a bit and we actually have 12 off these major skills. Every single node has a major skill attached to them. So here, that's for C. Because we saw on the sea. Or we can also get to D E etcetera. OK, so let me tell you the requirements for a major scale said you first requirement for a major skills that it has seven notes. Let's count that 12345678 That doesn't seem to work. Right. Well, this note is actually the same note. Aziz, this note because I'm playing c d e f g a b. See? Okay, so these skill only consists out of thes nights right here. But when you play it, you usually on upon the note where you begin so to see my just skill has seven aids C d E f g A on B. The second requirement is the distance between the notes and steps. We have two slaps, two steps, one step, two steps, two steps, two steps and one step. So let's have a look. Remember the steps when I was here and I went one step up, I ended up on this name. So right now we're starting to see we do two steps. So we skipped a note and we moved to that note. Now we do not a two steps. Now we do one step. No, it is two steps, two steps, two steps. And then, if you want to end up on that on that base node, another one step. Okay, so 22 12 Teoh, too. What? And the last thing to keep him on? It's not really a requirement is there's 12 skills like this because we can start on any off the notes on the piano, and we have 12 notes that we keep in mind. So if we look at the piano in this area right here, all of these notes have skills attached to them. all these notes have a major skill attached to them. So what is the point of a scale? The point is that you have to pick a skill on what will basically do as I told you before on the board she have seven is that you're playing. But you also have five notes. Thatcher not playing so in the beginning ways, sort to play the piano. You don't play super advanced pieces. You will notice that only thes seven nodes will be played if you plain to see my just skill and the other notes will be ignored. So the basic idea of the skill is that you get a recipe and they say, Look, we have these seven ingredients that you can mix them however you like, but these other five issued not touch. If you put in these other five ingredients, it will sound back. So to give you an example from just playing wide notes right here, all right, sounds pretty nice. Who that signs a little bit weird. Why? Because this note isn't in the skill. So any basis most pop song she heard on the radio whatever, they will have seven nodes only and they will stick through that skill where it's a C major skill, horny or an F, that doesn't matter, but they pick a scale and stick to it. And I keep in mind that if you want to learn more about scales and had to work with them, had to improvise on them had to figure out what type of skills being used or how to put this song on a different scale. I have that course. It's 60 days free, so take your advantage and which that course. 4. Minor Piano Scales: I want to move on to another type of scale. Last skill we're going to do in this lesson, which is the minor skill. Okay, has a few requirements as well again seven newts. But the whole design of the skill is different, said Let's have a look right here on. There's something super easy that I want you to remember to remember the skills. So remember how played the C major scale right here. It's just wide notes, right? C d E f g A B C. If you want to figure out the recipe basically for a minor scale, what you do is you're not going to start on see, actually going to start on a and then you play all the white notes up until a a. So you can hear it Sounds a lot different found to see my just skill. Okay, they sound a little bit different. So let's figure out these steps with saut here on a and then we go there. So that's two steps. One to 21 Teoh. Good minor scale to want to, to want to to. So we can. I thought on any other note and use this recipe this pattern and then we will get there again. There's 12 minor skills as well now something that's super important when talking about skills as well. A starting right courts, which we're going to do in a little bit, is the root. The route is super important, as the root simply means where we focus on where we get our skill or accord from. So if it's a C major skill theory route is the sea. Okay, we're gonna play that, See, that's going to be our route now. It doesn't matter of the sea is here or there or there. It will still be the root of that scale because it's a music theory thing. It's not necessarily where it's being played on the piano. All of these seas work in the same way. Say this Isa seem I just give of this as the sea my just skills. Well, we're just playing it a little bit higher. Say the route Super important. How do you find the root? Well, you simply have a look at the name of the skill or the court, which we're gonna seen about Thatcher plane. So it seem I just skill The route will be that See a minor skill. The route will be the A on an half court. The route will be the F. So what super important is when you applies this pattern that we're going to sort of the route and then we're gonna take two steps because if we saw it on any other note than the route, it will get mess up and we will end up with something completely different, something that you probably do not want to end up with. 5. Piano Chords: so I've been talking about quarts a little bit. Let's have a look at what a court really is, and then let's see how to use them. So Accord is simply combination of 34 or five notes being played at thes same time or a different times. Sometimes you don't even have to play all of the notes. But the rule is when you play in note fats and northern the cord. It's no longer that court that sounds very abstract. So let's have a little leak at the piano and play the first court that most people learn. One. Playing the piano. Thescore Roy has a C major court now, As I told you before, we have a root of this case. The thoughts of the sea C major chord consists out of three notes C E. On G, and I don't have to play them at the same time, so I can and it's a C major chord, but I could also play them one at a time. I could also make some up on it's still a C major court. What you have to keep in mind is that for a major chord, there are a couple of rules. The first rule is we have three notes in the court. No less, no more. The second rule is that there's a certain distance between the notes on that distance is forceps. And then three steps. Now, you should always keep in mind that I have to start at the root. So let's have a look at the piano again. Way Have our route right here. The sea. We're gonna take four steps. 123 four plays out. So now we have C on E. And now we're going to take 123 steps and we end up on a C major chord. Now we can do this for any note. F sharp. We take 1234 saps. 123 way. End up on our shop. Major court. So how do we call these courts? We basically put the route right here, and then we have the name of the court. Okay, so this you can put in any note you want e flat major court have sharp major court D major court. Now, sooner should have that route. You're gonna apply this pattern. So if you have a d major chord you better start on D and then you can four steps up and another three steps up. When we play the court like this, let's say the d as example Deep 23 4123 Right here, D major, when we play this court with the route of the court on the bottom on the left of the piano , we call this a root position court because the courts being played in a position with the route on the bottom so we can simply use that technique to count out the notes. Now, every major court has three different ways of being played in the basis and then as more ways later on. So let's have a look of these different ways. I want to take the example of the C major court. So we have see which is the root on the left. And then we have the next note the unfunded G. Now, we can also simply continue this and we put this see all the top. I will show you this on the piano later and then we can continue this again. Now we have this sea in the middle. Now, I would continue this again. We have a different one yet again. But it is actually the same as the root position. See, e g c e g said this one doesn't count. We have a very simple way off talking about these courts. Root position, cord, this pleadings the sea. On the end, we call this the first inversion. So when talking about inversions, we actually talk about putting a court in a different order. And then when we do this again, what do you think? That's cold. We did it for the second time, Said I was the second inversion lattes prove isn't to practice on piano. We're going to salt with the root position Court off. See, We sort of see why we get on G on top now if we apply this, what we have to do is we relieves the sea. I mean, actually, put it on top soon. Now you hear that, See a little bit better than when it's being played right here, because it's on the top. It's a bit more bright, bit more pumping. So now we're in a first version, but it's still see my record because it has the see the E and G in the court. And that's the Mason Porter room releasing the putting. That on top was still have seen Major. But it's in the second inversion was important on the sand. Both when you're trying to play a court as well as way in trying to recognize the court is that as soon as you move into these inversions, the rule off four slaps and three stops dissipates. Because, look, I saw it here now want 2345 and then 1234 Say that doesn't work anymore. Okay? So always keep that in mind if I want to continue with this Our release of the G on I pitted on the top and I'm back to reposition. Okay, Route 1st 2nd route. Why would you want to do this? Well, let's see if we actually get to that in this one hour lesson. 6. Minor Piano Chords: So that's the major courts done with. For now. I want to move on to minor courts and they don't want to talk a little bit about how all of these courts are connected on what we can do with them. It's gonna be super interesting before I'm gonna do that. Let me quickly remind you I've got 60 days free access waiting for you for that virtual piano teacher course. I'm 100% sure you're gonna love that course. So jacket out. Do yourself a favor. So the minor quarters the next quarter wanna talk about, has a few characteristics as well. Three notes. And when starting on the route again is important, that's going to be three steps and then four. Okay, so four or three for major three and four for minor. Let's see what happens. Basically, if we add all of these steps together the four from the major and the three and a three from the minor and before you can already figure out that the last note is gonna be the same, So for seem for C major way have CNG. And for C minor, we also have seen is the middle note that matters. So for Major 1234 Sampson. And for Minor only three. So see 13 e flat event. Want 234 We get this court right here. See monocled again. We can imply the inversion. Say this route position for a server. Jha. Second inversion on drew position again. Want to go to major? Drop the middle. Note on. We have a major cool. 7. Piano Chord Progressions: Sen al etc. Wards important to learn these courts where we have these things that we call court progressions and a core progression is basically a small instruction telling you which courts to play in a lot of core progressions, we find four courts and maybe half minor, a flat e flat on de Flint and after D flint, you go back to AF minor and you play the whole thing again. Let's see what happens when we play that way. End up with hello by Adele. Hello, it's me. So that's basically what a court progression does. Now you may be wondering so I thought it would only be major courts or or only minor courts , but there's major and minor chords here. How does that work? Well, in order to figure that out, let's Reut at these courts. So I'm going to start with the route just to make it easy. So now let's figure out how to play these quartz. So the 1st 1 is minor f. So we have to put 123 on 1234 eso We end up with half a flat and see going to put that in cool. So That's our half minor chord. Let's do the same for a flat, but notes major. Okay, way end up right here. A flat CND flat four stop stands on three. I think your memories pretty good. Saleh's a few more e flat, G B flat of D flat, a flat. So let's put these on the board and then don't worry, I'll get back to them in a little bit. So these are basically the courts that we're playing. These are the nodes that are part of the court became. So let's play that slowly so you can see. Keep in mind the point. It's not really for me to teach you how to play Hello by Adele. It's more of a theory lesson book. Half a flat C and then we'll be moving on Teoh a flat, C E flat, flat, G, B, flat and D flat half a foot 8. Matching Chords and Scales: now, one of the things that's of interest to me is that I can actually see these notes in different places. Like I have a C here and there. I have a flat here and there. I have e flat here and there. Okay, So what I want to do right now is I want to eliminate all of the doubles a flat. I've got that. They're and they're so these can go. I've gotta see already. And I've got an e flat already. Okay, on, I want to do there's of possible until there's only seven notes left. F it's double us. Well, cut. So now we only have seven notes left on. It's just a bunch off notes right now, So let's put them in order. Usually you would sort on c. So we're gonna copy them down on the board. Right here. We have c d flat on what we know end up with is the skill that hello by Adele is being played in now the Chancellor. This is actually a skill sorting on C so that it's a C skill is one in seven because we have seven notes and I picked the sea to start on. So let's see if that makes any sense. It'll, um here we g o c E o. That doesn't really sound like this or like that. Okay, so it's probably not a major or a minor skill if this is even correct. So usually when this happens, the problem is that we started on the wrong note, so you can try to sort on the next one on. That also sounds weird. Next one, almost maybe. No really way sort on a flat. We actually get a really nice sand. So this one isn't on a flat major key Now, obviously, if you get a bit more advanced in playing piano and doing music theory, as soon as you look at these notes, you will immediately recognize the flats and the normal notes, and you will know off by heart. But that's on a flat major key. But for now, if you were able to follow this process, kudos to you, because it's not the easiest thing. So let me quickly summarize what I just did because this is going really quick, and then I want to be moving on. But keep in mind in the course I know I keep on saying that, but it's it's really a nice course I've got in some great reviews in. I take a few hours to explain this, and I have to do this and we're gonna practice it and you get to do this yourself and I will reach the answers and see if you got a correct on all kind of stuff. So I'm going through it really quick because I want to teach us much piano as I can in one hour. But for now, let's quickly summarize what I did. I picked the courts from a song in this case, Hello by Adele. I wrote out all of the notes that I confined in the courts. Then I eliminated the double notes, so I was only left with seven notes, and then I put them in order. C D E F G A B. The alphabetical order on. I can pick any notice, sort all that doesn't matter. But the order has to be alphabetical. And then I simply played all of these notes as a root position until I found out that a flat is actually the key I should be playing in. So that's the relationship between courts on skills. You can actually put a different type, of course, in a skill 9. Major Scale Piano Chords: now I wanna have a look at which kind of course, we confined in a major skill. In order to do that, let's have a look at the sea. Major skill. Now the courts that we can find in this scale have to either be major or minor. I can already put the, uh, the last note in here because we know that major and minor courts have the same note. So there's definitely going to be a G on a A B. And I can keep on riding fizz in alphabetical order as well. C D E f. No problem. OK, all of the's notes have to be one of these notes. Okay, I cannot put e sharp because there's no e sharp. I cannot be flat because there's no B flat. Now we'll have to do is find the middle note and guess what. They're also alphabetical Now. We know see e g to be the C major chord. So we noted that's in there. And then I can simply continue af g a b c de and now we simply have all of the courts. Are these courts major or minor? That's interesting to figure out. I hope that you remember that this one is major, so I'll put that behind. But now let's see what we get. We've got. See e g. That's the first court. It's major an hour. Can simply people moving my hands like this. OK, so C g d F A s So we have 123 steps and then four. That's indicative of minor. Remember Majors? 1234123 Miners. 1231234 Okay, so we have major minor. 1231234 Also minor. So let's right that Dan Minor, minor major, minor, minor, four and three, four and three said to major chords on 31234 on a minor court. Say the next few chords. Major, major minor. And now let's have a look of the final chord. That one sounds weird. 23 123 three and three is not a major, but it's also not a minor. So what kind of quarters? This? Well, it's actually something we call a diminished chord. A diminished chord has three on three, Major has four and three, and Minor has three and four, so you can imagine that all of these cords, the major D minor and the diminished simply have three notes. But the distance between all of the notes is different, which is why they are different. We'll get over a few more quarts in a little, but this is interesting to see in a major skill, we have a major chord, a minor quarter minor chord, a major chord, a major chord, and then again, a minor chord on a deep, diminished court. So how would you write that down if you don't want to write down all of these notes? Well, for Major, we simply don't put anything. We agreed. That's the basic court. So we will just put a C but for minor, we're gonna put a little M and for diminished going to put dim. OK, dear man. Finished. So now that I removed this, you should be able to play this because you knew which notes are in these courts. 10. Relative Piano Scales: now the funny thing is that courts do no have a brother and a sister. Basically, courts are just their own thing. However, skills, major and minor skills have what we call a relative skill. So how do we figure those out? It's super easy. We're going to write down all of the notes on Let's just say that we're doing sharps, but you can also do this with flats is absolutely fine. So let's presume these are not notes, but these are a scale. So you see my just skill c sharp major skill. Deem I just killed D sharp and as I've shown you before the C major scale and has white keys. But the A minor skill also only has white keys, so the notes that you can find in the C major skill you can also find them in the A. Moaner skill is therefore a minor and see major or relative skills because they belong together Now. Luckily, we're not going to criss cross, you know, because that would just be the worst. So see belongs to a C major belongs to a minor, and we can do that for any off these on all we have to do is just keep on riding. So a the next one is going to be a sharp etcetera. So what this means is that all of the notes we confined in a D sharp major skill, we can also find in a C minor skill all of the notes we can find a G major skill. We can also find that an e minor skill. Now why you need to know that it's gonna be a little bit too much sign for this lesson. So again, I'll be referring you to the course. But for now, we're going to be having a look at transposing so we're gonna be transposing skills and transposing courts. 11. Transposing for Piano: Now what those transposing mean or basically means that if I play, river flows in you okay? I'm playing this and I think it's a major. Yeah, and if it would transpose it, I could Francis play it in C major way. So we have the same song, but it's played with different notes. Eso what a lot of people do is they transposes song, for instance, This river flows in Use song, which is originally written in eight Major, and they transpose it to see Major because it's supposedly easier to play because there's no black notes. I truly do not believe in this. Eso I'm really opposed of that, however transposing can be very useful. For instance, if you want to sing to his song, that is too high of pitch to you or to low of Pitch. So maybe a girl. Once it's sing a song that's been written for a boy on, she cannot go that Lou right, or boys trying to sing a song for a Girl or maybe even a boy's song, but the due to singing really high and he cannot reach that. Then we could actually write that down a few steps So let's take the example off river flows in you, which is an a major. So we're gonna pooed the a major scale right here. Always super important to keep in mind that you have to add sharps or flats sometimes. So let's check that of its correct. That sounds correct. And I went to see Major a case C d E f g a B c. So basically what we're doing is we are Well, you can say we're going up. Or you could say we're going down because I'm starting here on. Then I could go down or I could go up if I go up, there is a difference of three steps, Okay, three steps. And now we're gonna do court progressions and transposing at the same time so hatefully everything will click because we're not just rewriting the notes. We're also gonna have to rewrite the courts. In order to do that, you have to kind of on the sand what these courts mean and how to work. So all we're gonna do for this fourth, the right hand is rewrite this little piece. So let's quickly write down these notes. So in this little bit we have a C shop, Eiji shop a blah, blah, blah on. All we have to do in order to transpose this song is to replace these Neitz with these notes. So for every A, we're going to write a C for every see shop we're gonna write on E while there's anyone see shops is that helps for every G shop we're going to write a be on for every e we have to write a G and now with transposes the whole malady line said, Let's have a look at the piano again. Transposing that to see, I noticed that I forgot the d d half simply little in there. Okay, so transposing a melody, Linus, you can see can take quite a little bit of time because this is just a really small part of the song on. We took quite some time to write these act 12. Left Hand Piano Transpositions: now the left hand is locally just playing courts. So let's have a little look at what the left hand is playing, and then we can see how quickly that would be to rewrite. So let's have a look at the piano. We would play this. Okay, so the last house basically just playing to courts FC Shop of Sharp and then d a d. Even there this song, the is being played, but that's just a little bit to make a little bit prettier. Basic quarters de a. D. This is a new type, of course that we haven't seen before. F c af because the route is repeated at the end. On we call these five courts said of being played quite a lot on the piano a d a. D. Okay, now, after that, we would get a e a andi. Even on after that, we would get e be just to make it complete, that we're not playing FCF for actually playing af sharp. So it's important to note that now the cool thing is that if I'm just playing these cords, I could also play the courts in the right hand as well. We will get the sound off this song. I hope you're familiar with it. If not, you can have a little listen on YouTube. Say that we just played courts on a little bit of a malady will get this. Okay. Okay. So you can hear is that that's how the songs being played. Basically, we're just playing thes courts. Teoh, Thio, thio todo todo. Okay, that's all being accomplished by putting a malady line on top of these courts. These guards do not change the last no changes a little bit sometimes because she room allies improvise a little bit and make it a little bit prettier. In essence, this is the entire songs. If you know these four quarts, you technically can play. River flows in you by your rumor. Now all you have to do it's put a little malady line on the right hand. Well, we transpose that melody line just before now. We're going to transpose these quartz and see what happens then. So we went from a to see, so we basically went three steps up. Okay, We can do the same with these courts in order to rewrite them. So we're starting on f sharp minor. And then we have D major a major and E major, so we can simply rewrite those by giving up three notes solicited the last one e 123 wood and upon G and then a wanting three, we would end up on C D wood and upon F and a sharp we would end up on a minor. Okay, who now? We got a lot of stuff on the board, but basically charity courts after a minor will turn into a minor devil turn into f able to me to see evil turn into G. So never give you the vibe of the song. This'll take a little bit of getting used to for your ears. But now let's move to the same in a sea. My just skill sort of a moaner. Okay, we basically rewrote these courts. Now, if you would want to know the exact notes they're going to go after shop will become a So for every f sharp you see you put in a For every day we see, we can put a C for every e we see with ago three notes up. So that will be a G on for every D three notes up, we will have to put an F for every see we got, we would end up on a flat because I made a little mistake. This is actually see sharp, of course. So where we end up on on E as an for every be we have to get up, We end up on a deep So the new courts R A A F c, F, c G c and G d G. 13. How to Play Piano Chords: in order to finish this lesson up. I mean, we've almost got on the whole our done right now. I want to show you how I'm playing basic courts. So, Francis, when I did the Adele song, I like that I played it not to fire. So you could actually see Ally I'm doing is I'm playing that court in the right hand. Sue gonna make a little little schedule here for you. This is my right hand. This is my left hand. Now, if you want to play a song just off the courts, you're gonna play your courts in your right hand as this can be route or an inversion That doesn't matter on you can also apply patterns to thes courts. See? Can play a few notes at the same time. Or you can play them all at the same time in your left hand. You're gonna play something that we call active. You do not yet know what an Octopus. Probably because I haven't talked about it in this video or we're gonna play five quarts. So to give you the formula for a five court, you're gonna sort on the route, and then you're gonna put seven steps and they are going to put five and then we end up on a five court. Okay, so NZ case. So in the case of Adele, I like to keep it a light in my left hand. So no playing an optimum actually playing a single note. Now, if you would want play an octave, it simply means that you're going to play the same note twice, once in your pinky on one steam way. Have an octave right here. Says that would sound like this. Okay, because I usually play it on our active lower because that's what our doctor visits the distance between these nets. Usually I played an octave lower. I think it sounds too much, You know, you get so much groomed, so I just play a single note to make it lighter. So your left hand complain octo a single note or a five court. How would it sound with a five court? So playing this basically so plain thing is in the left hand, it signs a little bit more grown tea. Okay, a little bit more grunt like sands. Okay. Said, Quite cool. So the left hand is basically just playing usually an octave, a five chord or a single. You can also play them one of the time, as we've seen with the river flows in you like that, Which my left hand only just playing five courts. And I'm playing the notes once at a time so we can do that. So for the right and usually when you play a song with courts only. So, for instance, the hello by Adele, you could super easily sing on top of that. Hello, it's me. I was wondering if, after a lengthy shares like to meet. If you want to play these courts, you're gonna play your courts in your right hand. Now with Adele, I just play my route position. Courts say the route is on the bottom of a flat C a flat C e flat, e flat, G B D flat, a flat. But you can also choose to play inversions life. Hey, there on. You can immediately notice that you get a little bit of a different sound to it, so you can experiment with that on in the beginning. I really use like that because it's super difficult in the beginning to find your noise inversions, but eventually you will get it. Now, you can also apply a pattern or friends. Is this right? So we see that quite a lot of times. For instance, in clocks by Coldplay plays these three simple courts. But there's a little bit of chicken is going on because we play the middle court twice a slung, so actually replaces. Uh, okay, so maybe you don't recognize it yet? Gonna start of the top note. I moved down on. We get the pattern. Said, Listen, what happens? This is what I played before. A non gun. Apply the pattern in my right hand thumb beam. And we got a song. Everyone apply pattern in the left hand. I'm gonna play these in three times like this. We owe like that. Okay, so that's how easy most of these pop songs are. We have a hello by, Adele. Simply forecourt. Okay, we have core play like that. Three courts only in this part of the song. So most of these pop songs most of the songs you hear on the radio are super duper easy to play 14. Final Words: So I guess this is it. This is a much as I could teach you in one hour. I decided to do a little bit of the no names. Of course, that's sort out of under scales and courts. And Strong is posing because hopefully by now you have a really good on the standing of how all of this Softworks I know it went super duper quick because we're doing soon. Which stuff? In one hour, I take the whole chapter one to explain this hyper self. Am I in my virtual piano teacher course? And that chapter is almost 12 hours off video content. 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