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53 Videos (36m)
    • Intro To Section 1

      0:54
    • The Staff

      0:57
    • Your First Notes

      0:32
    • Piano - Your First Notes

      2:54
    • Find the C's

      0:22
    • Piano - Find the C's

      1:04
    • The Spaces - FACE

      1:29
    • Piano - The Spaces - FACE

      1:39
    • The Lines - Every Boy Deserves Fudge

      0:29
    • Piano - The Lines - Every Boy Deserves Fudge

      1:37
    • Upper Ledgers

      0:41
    • Piano - Upper Ledgers

      0:34
    • Lower Ledgers

      0:16
    • Piano - Lower Ledgers

      0:32
    • Intro To Section 2

      0:49
    • Quarter Notes

      1:11
    • Piano - Quarter Notes

      0:48
    • Quarter Note Example

      0:26
    • Longer Notes

      0:47
    • Longer Notes Example

      0:18
    • Getting Shorter

      0:43
    • Eighth Notes Example

      0:24
    • Sixteenth Notes

      1:05
    • Sixteenth Notes Example

      0:27
    • Dotted Notes and Ties

      0:59
    • Dotted Notes And Ties Example

      0:22
    • Simple Time

      1:20
    • 3/4 Time Example

      0:13
    • 2/4 Time Example

      0:09
    • 2/2 Time Example

      0:18
    • Rests

      0:49
    • Rests Example

      0:18
    • More Rests Example

      0:18
    • Compound Time

      1:07
    • Compound Time Example

      0:14
    • Intro To Section 3

      0:11
    • Sharps and Flats

      1:53
    • Accidentals Example

      0:24
    • Other Useful Symbols

      0:38
    • Other Useful Symbols Pt. 2

      0:20
    • Triplets Example

      0:18
    • Intro To Section 4

      0:25
    • First Bass Clef Notes

      0:47
    • Piano - First Bass Clef Notes

      0:36
    • Where is the G?

      0:12
    • Piano - Where is the G?

      0:09
    • More C's

      0:57
    • Piano - More C's

      0:22
    • Fill In The Spaces

      0:17
    • Piano - Fill In The Spaces

      0:18
    • The Lines

      0:19
    • Piano - The Lines

      0:18
    • Conclusion

      0:34

About This Class

Have you ever looked at a piece of music and thought it looked like a foreign language? Music notation is strange looking at the beginning, but pretty simple once you get used to it a little bit. I'll walk you step by step through everything you need to know to be able to read music and play it on the piano, and in a very short period of time you'll be able to read music comfortably - most students can get through the course in an hour or two.

At the end of this course, you'll be comfortably able to take a completely new piece of music, and understand exactly what's going on. You'll be able to take that music and know how to play it on the piano.

Now this course is NOT a "how to play piano" course. We won't go in depth on piano techniques or exercises, but this course is a great first step if you want to get started on the piano quickly. You'll come out of the course being able to play basic songs and melodies.

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Kurt Berg

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My name is Kurt, and I teach people to play guitar. Here's a little bit about my journey:

For some reason, by the time I was 5, I already knew I wanted to rock. It might have been that my dad played classic rock on the radio 24/7 for my entire childhood... It might've been that I was from Canada and sucked at hockey so I had to find something else to be good at. Who knows?

In any case, 5 year old me knew that guitar was my calling. The music studio near me told us that guitar is...

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