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The Piano Chord Ladder | Learn to Play Thousands of Songs

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      1.1 Introduction


    • 3.

      1.2 The Ladder Concept


    • 4.

      1.3 Chord Crash Course


    • 5.

      2.1 Ladder Numbers & Hand Placement


    • 6.

      2.2 Ladder Chords and Number System


    • 7.

      2.3 Notes Which Always Sound Good & 1564 Chord Progression


    • 8.

      2.4 Notes Which Sound Good Part 2


    • 9.

      2.5 Applying the Notes to the Ladder


    • 10.

      2.6 Notes Which Sound Good Part 3 (add9, 7th)


    • 11.

      2.7 Using the Right Hand


    • 12.

      3.1 Recap & Final Tips


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About This Class

Hi there! This course is designed to teach anyone the chord ladder on the piano, which allows you to play songs, improvise and accompany efficiently and basically cheat your way into piano playing, by only learning the most common chords required.

The lessons are there to guide you through discovering the concept of the ladder with some practise activities showcasing the simplicity and the recurring patterns of songs, and teaching to replicate and adjust them according to your preference.

Based on the "learn by doing" concept, I will use an example songs and progressions for you to follow along! After finishing the course, you will be good to go on your own!

After some practise you should be able to play any song immediately by using this system. After all you know the chords already.

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Kai F.


My name is Kai, and I am a Transportation Design student with industry experience, previously Engineering at RWTH Aachen University in Germany and have been teaching private piano lessons for 4 years.

Music among technology and automotive design, has always been a huge part of my life, ever since I started learning to play the piano at a very young age. Over the years I have developed a deep passion for this instrument and at some point decided to experiment with popular music.

I have been playing the piano for almost 19 years alltogether and arranging my own cover songs for almost 10 years now.

Having started out learning classical music I soon discovered that playing popular music can be more fun and is much quicker to learn by e... See full profile

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1. Promo: Hi there. Welcome to the course. - Welcome to the course. So in this course, I will teach you how you can use this extra special method which I developed to play the piano. Basically, by here I have another course on how exactly play the piano about. But in this course, we will specifically talk about the cord letter method and how you can use this method to either Craig your old songs or improvise something like I just did on it requires pretty much no skills whatsoever. You just have to know the kind of secret box. Not really. But, you know, it's kind of a method. You have to know how it works. Um, in the end, you'll be able to do something like this. Let's say any key you want, but we'll start off with something simple. Something simple. Of course, like synergy. Andi, you can go ahead and apply basically the same steps to any other key off your choice on the benefit off this Methodist is that it covers pretty much every court or a kind of coral in between thing transition, which you actually need to play. Most off the Sox are most of today's pop solid rock song stuff like that on the court ladder allows you to learn pretty much any court that's within a certain range of a certain song. So if you know the song is, let's say, See that something like this, then you immediately know all the other chords in this song relative to its original key like See, So what? This method. You can actually play complete songs, especially Asian songs. Asian music people usually use this ladder method on the latter is basically just a way of talking about the layout, the layout off the cords, which is song uses. So why letter? Answer that question in the course. And here's a short and quick demo off a actual song. It's called You Think by Gonna It's a Chinese saw, which uses exactly this court ladder configuration. I hope you enjoy it on, please and Well, if you want to let us, I'll be happy to see you over there. All right, - way 2. 1.1 Introduction: Hello there. Welcome to your first lesson. So I think it's probably a good idea to tell you a bit about myself when I wear my coming from and how I came up with this special method. So this is gonna be the introduction. Uh, my name is Kai 1 22 a half, almost 23 years old. Now, I was born and raised in Germany with Chinese ancestors, and I learned to play the piano and a very young age I started at around age eight. No, actually, no. I started start around six and I haven't really stopped until now. So I've been playing for a really, really long time. I started out playing classical music store stuff like, I think, stuff like this. I started helping Onda until a couple of years ago. I wasn't really interested in playing modern music like court back court backs, music, pop songs, rock song, stuff like this. I didn't really do this because my teacher told me not to are just didn't teach me how to do it. I thought playing stuff like this was Was it difficult? I didn't know how to approach it. After playing the classical stuff. I learned this started to play a certain song. What I really liked by here on it was a really, really painful and slow process. But over the years, it took me a couple of years. But that's why I'm here for you. So you don't need a couple of years or even more to learn this. So it took me a couple of years to get to understand how these types of some work. So eventually, after I started playing my favorites on my favorite suspect them by here, it was really painful and slow. I really didn't know how to do it just went in, Try it out. I develop this certain method where I could pretty much play any song which is in my head, which I kind of know and listen to a couple of times immediately on the piano. So stuff like, let's just take something really modern. Let's take shape. A few back human I learned a couple of days ago sounds like this. - So that's something really modern, new. You sure you all know this and can use the actual court ladder method to play this song? So that was introduction I hope you like this little demo. I'll play another song on 17 Message. Guess what this is. I'm pretty sure you all know what it's also by cheering way. Way. Okay, I'll see you in the next lesson. 3. 1.2 The Ladder Concept: All right. Welcome to your first actual lesson. So we have introduction. Well, let's now talk about the ladder and what ISS Very important. You have to understand what it means. Ladder doesn't really mean anything in terms of technical stuff. But you know what you can do with a letter, right? We just climb up, climb down it, which is the same thing on the piano. Really? So let's give you an example of how we're gonna do this in this tutorial. Cover everything in the key of C. So that's the simplest way of doing it. If you're not too advanced in piano and you don't know how to use the black keys and stuff like that, that should be simple for you. So we're only gonna use the key of C on. Basically, you start out on the base, which is in this case, C and you go up and down a ladder. Now, let's give you a quick demo off. What is what actual ladder was sound like in its purest form? Okay, so I start off with the simplest way possible using just one note at a time. So the ladder and get a key of C. Is this scale basic? So that's how I see. And this is the batter in the QC. You can also do this like this, uh, and in the end, himself, ending up here, you think was the second. That's the latter, basically. And you can do this in every single keep and using these keys or these notes, you can assign cords to them certain chords, which will work very, very well. And, let's say, 99% off all pops on courts fall within these courts. So if you know all of them and your hand gets used to the motion, you can very quickly assume what a song sounds like. Or if you want to place something you don't really know how to play it, you can use one of these courts. I would definitely sounds good. It would not sell wrong. Maybe it's not 100% correct, but it will sound good nonetheless. So a more complicated version, using just my left hand, it's going to sound like this, and this is what will teach you in this sweet and short course. I will not go into too much detail for this since this is just a very basic aspect off playing the piano, right? It's just a single approach. You can use this to do whatever you want. You can use this for whatever purpose you need this for. Okay, So remember how we earlier used one finger. Now I'm just going to use my left hand and do the same thing on explaining and next lessons how this works on how you can apply this to other keys as well. Okay, so remember this. No justice, first version. And now the second version way. See the next lesson. 4. 1.3 Chord Crash Course: I feel that. So in this lesson, that will do a small crash course on what chords are how to play them major minor stuff like that. Okay, because you need to sort of understand what these are in order to play this. If you just want to learn to play how the left hand works, you can do that and move to the next lesson. Also ill put a name on it and you can just let him play this without the cord crash course . Right. But if you want to actually use your right hand, too and like like different notes into it without making it sound a bit stale, you can watch this tutorial on gain some further insights. Okay, so again we'll be using the key of C on. You can also look up. Some totals are YouTube would explain this probably better than I do, but I'll try to do it as best as I can. So what is The court accord is a combination off different notes, which makes a harmonious sound when you play them at the same time, we're after each other. OK, so there are two main types of chords. The 1st 1 is the major chord. It sounds like this. This is a seem major chord, and the second time is to see or is that my record? And usually people say it's a way of saying this. People say that the major chord sounds happy on minor course. Sounds sad. This is the record major mine. That's the only distinction. Basically, as you can see, if you look at my left hand, the only difference is, uh, half note. Okay. How can you play this off this year? This basic way of playing it on? Maybe later we'll get some more complicated ways of payment. You play this like this, you take your pinkie, put it on the bass note in this case, will do. See? Right. So put your thinking. See, um, put your pointer finger on G. That's the fifth. So 1234 by that's Howard. Number of the keys. Number keys. That's also Howard. A number of the ladder, right? Oh, go into that in the next video on. Then the third is actually what makes it major a minor. So, for Major, it's like this pinky on bass. Note. Party figure on fifth In this case, it's a gene like this on your middle finger on Major, the major note is too full steps up from the basement. So this is the bass notes, then this is a full step and another full step. The way you determine this is basically see if there's something in between. So in this case, task black in between. That's 1/2 step right, so that will be half step one entire step, another hop step and then two steps for a minor. It's one of the half steps from the base note. So one, uh, is 1/2 step with 1/2 step on another obstacle. So another half step. So 1.5 steps from the basement bass note. One step from the base node. One hour steps from the basement is the mike that was the same finger You can also, however you want, as long as you have the correct notes. Your five OK, that's basically hung up Any major or minor knows, then they're off course other courts. I will not go into too much technical terms and stuff like that, since you don't really need this to play storms like this. You don't really need to know terms and all the techniques and whatever they are called. Okay, so this is a crash course on courts. We'll see each other in the next video. We'll talk about the matter. 5. 2.1 Ladder Numbers & Hand Placement: Okay. Welcome to the ladder tutorial again will be in the key of C. And now I'll teach you how to play this and how you hold your left town. Because this is the most important part. Since usually when you play a song and use your left hand to company yourself on your right hand placed a melody or helps the left hand company assault. Right? So you may play a song like this like, let it be bythe like this, or you can this accompanying someone as a signal sound right. And you can also do solo and play the daddy way to different ways off. Um, so we'll start with the left hand. This is where you'll see the latter common. So before we start as I touched on in the earlier crash course, we're gonna number l keys. So this is very important. So you have to watch this. You can get a pen and write it on the key if you want to or stick something on the key. You can't do that. It helps. I'm quite familiar with it yet basically every key has a number. Sorry. Every key has a number on. We assigned a bass note with the number one. So if we take see as the base note, that's one. You see why this is going? Okay, so in the key of C, um, we're only gonna use white keys in this example. Eso if we count upwards to the next, See, uh, just follow me. See how? See how it goes. One, 23 45678 Okay, eight is basically the same as both right, So you can also go down. This is where the letter comes up. One 7654321 or 87654321 So, for every key, effectively their only seven courts which you need, you don't need any more unless you're playing something exciting. But what this? You should be covered well, and you can do some great improvisational stuff. You can do some great accompaniment. Start. You can play us of thousands of songs using this man. So not by numbering. The keys were also number the course because you might now think OK, now, still, we know this way. No, the numbers. But how do I know which is which? Which is major, what is minor, which is which? I don't know that the fingers. By using my ladder system, you can assign every number to a specific cord. Also, it's specific kind. So you can say himself just saying it's a C chord. You can say it's a C major chord, right? So one is usually major and the others are actually put a document up. So you understand which one is which, With one's major, which one isn't. Which one is a transition stuff like this. But basically, this is how it goes. You take your, uh, pinky, you take your pointer finger and you take your thumb on basically these two notes, other same notes both sees, right. And this is the fifth s we touched on. It s so 12345 158 like this on. Uh, this is the basic stance. So what I will teach you is how did this you can see that we're little changes in it. I'll talk about what these are in the next lesson. But for now, this is what we look at. E want you to take your hands and play exactly the same thing as I do Just one chord. They'll just a Sikh or justice. Just so you get comfortable with the idea how place your hands. I think that's how you place your hand. And these are the only three fingers which you basically need. So, Pinky just playing out with this for a while until Okay, so now we have the basic number system. You know what a major or minor key is? I hope, and you know how to basic stances on your left hand. Now, let's move on to the other ones, okay? 6. 2.2 Ladder Chords and Number System: either. Now, if you've seen the previous lecture, you probably know how the left hand is gonna move down already. Okay, so this is the way we do it. This is the way songs usually do it to going down. That's what. The example Song. What makes something song, too. Okay, so we have this initial position. Andi, if you've seen the court, she can No, this is a c major. Okay. C major, like this. Ignore this, but it's a c major. On. The next in line would be the first inversion off a teammate. And on the way you play this basically? Yes. You take the same steps. All the figures down one note or half a note in this case to the next key, which I've shown you in the sheets. So make sure you get the sheet thin. This case that's gonna be be you move all your fingers. Tell one note to be no need to change this dance, but you move your part of finger one note up exactly. One note. So basically, it's like this. See? And then you move your hand to the next key. 1/2 step down on your pointy finger goes whole note up. Let's recap again. You can follow this and play along if you want to. I recommend this. I don't see Go half a step down to the next key. In this case, it would be and move your partner finger the whole step up while leaving the other fingers as they are. So basically, looks like this. This is called the first conversion of G. But in this case, what was called a B? Because, you know, we're going down. The letter B is the next note. Okay, Now, this is basically it because you use the same approach for every other know that follows until you land. Have your original see again. Okay. So how we get this? See you go half a step down to the next note and you move your pinky your pointer finger Whole note up from where it was before. So here. Yeah, this on. Then you start to get, but you have to move down. And so again we go A In this case, a would be six, right? I think this case, the one in the middle, is also the five of the fifth routed to so 12345 On this on, then you go down to G. So 876 g would be five on. Remember what we did out here. Move everything down to the next key. What is G and our point? Your finger. Whole note upwards. So basically the same as we didn't see. Same in seeing What if this did it like this? Another the same thing in a and it's pretty simple. So basically, we're doing the same thing twice, But for the first time, we start on C and for the second time was stopped when it stood in sequence. Right. Okay, You probably got the idea. Now let's move down to F F in this case would be use paid seven since five form. Okay, Same thing before. Start like this. This notes is the fifth again. 1 to 5 on when we go down to E. Uh, which in this case is three. The three court, Uh, wait everything down to the next note, which in this case, is E onda. We move our 20 figure this time half step up, but it feels the same this time. It's a house. Remember this Like this and then we go down to two, which in this case, is a d chord. And that's it. OK, so I think you've got this. Now, let's try this. See? Be a Okay. So what are these Cords are Lexis explain for people who actually want to know. I'm not going too much detail, but basically, the first court is a C major C major second chord. It is the first inversion off G major thirds cord is a Let's do it by number system. Okay, that's easier for you. So the first court will see what? That's one C major. Uh, seven. Seventh chord is a number seven. Chord is a first division off achieved major. Six Chord is a A minus. Next, Courtis The I think there's something weird actually think will be the first inversion off a c major eso this waas five. The next quarter's F major third record is this is also a diversion off a G major. I think the first division of the G major way call you right and then we have a d major go back to see Major. So basically, after this lesson, you should be able to play this, Uh, no problems. Okay? I hope the last part wasn't too confusing. It was just to show you kind of what they are. And I put it in the shed. You can look it up, but that's basically all there is to the ladder. Now let's add some spice to it. 7. 2.3 Notes Which Always Sound Good & 1564 Chord Progression: Okay, so now you know the numbers. Eso 12345678 Right. You know the numbers to know which court there representing. You know the sheet. You've probably printed it out over down or something. The numbers on the key around. 7654321 Now it's time to add some spice. And for that, we actually do need to look at what major or minor keys are off course. What we did earlier is enough to play a song, right? So if you have a sound that's in C and you know the numbers, you know the cords you can go play yourself. For example, that would be by the Beatles is 1564 What starts like this? So what? 564 You can also dio one. That's how we're gonna do this. You can also inverted. That also opens up a 1,000,000 other Selves. You can do 6415 six for 15 And the cool thing is, all those things are the same configuration. You don't need the in between thing which we have it the ladder. You don't need bills. Okay, so it's all the same steps. So I want you to actually practice this with me. Since it's fun like 15641 564 It's C G uh, A. You can also reverse it and do a see G, this once known as a forecourt someone So most sometime radio used these four chords and different orders in different keys. And with these cords, you can pay a ton of sauce just like that. So there's a good way to start what you're actually playing right now with this method is also called open. Apollo accords, right? So it's neither major nor minor thing. Could you hear that? But the key now is to add some notes, which always sounds good. Okay, I call them the notes, which always sounds good, and those can be divided into a couple of section. So let's start with the 1st 1 The most important one major or minor? Most important key. Okay, so let's take this, um, court progression for start, because it was all the same stance, right? You wanna have a look at your seat? It's a major. So the major key, remember? From what if you already know is basically 1/3. So the third key is the major. Okay, so remember, if you look at the sheet, it's a count up to three. And three is the major key thing. This case, it's a e. So you can play this note. Come back up here. Don't spend out here. So the first key and 156 for on in the key of C is C major on. Then we'll get G major, which just exactly the same thing. You just move everything to do this same thing, right? Suspect in a different way. Still like this first and then with a minor. Okay. How old? How are we gonna play minor in this case, Minor, basically, is the minor key is the 2.5 step, if that makes any sense. So if you look at her core chart 12345678 um, between three and two. So if we have 123 to now. But it feels the same in the key of C. So you don't have We don't have to change the way you place your hands. So that's recap again, Steve. Major G major. Same posture. A major sand posture, A minor. So the same question on F major sand posture like this. See, this is a very simple way of playing this. If you play like this is gonna sound rubbish. OK, so if I play, let it be like this. Let's have a listen. That sounds Roberts, right? You don't want to do that. So the key is to actually go up and down the keys, so I hope you already offered me Of what? This position. I advise you to play them up and down the same notes like this. Okay, so this is the next step, Actually, let's do this. Take the sea back up and down like this. Okay, let's move on to the next lesson. 8. 2.4 Notes Which Sound Good Part 2: Okay, so the process and we touched on some notes, which will always sound good. The major and minor notes. So this is Part two. In the end, off the last lecture, I told you how to go up and down. It's called Arpeggio, but you don't need to know that good up and down the court letter. And now I want you to add in the notes, which will always sound good, Right? Remember the major? That's two major. First I stood for C because it's simple. Just waiting practice. The major key wants the third, right? So in our see again, look at the chart C e 123 three feet. So the major cheese is he, uh, you can Instead of playing it like this, you can add in the note which will some good, which is the major key. Eat. You can play this. Compare the major. We'll see, Major. Sorry. As opposed to this Andi, If it's a minor, it's exactly the same thing, right? So I wanted to actually take this now. Hey, like this a couple of times, So C g e played a couple of times exactly like I do. You can pause the video and practice of it for yourself. Now, I want you to repeat the same step for the rest off the cords in this progression. So remember what 1564 five was G major. Right? So if you take the same procedure we haven't seen, this is the cool thing. You can use the same steps for all the cords. Right? So she's also major. Thats the way you originally let it without the city. Just follow me and G can now add the major key in it. Just three on the court scale and in the context of G, if you take GS, one is gonna be 123 along with me. G major code asked the major key on B. Okay, So if we string it together the 1st 2 chords see Major and G major like this, you can fool about with it If you want to. Just have some fun And remember how we said we have. We have the same stands for all four chords. Don't do the same thing for a May A minor and major. So in the end, it sounds like this. Okay, so that's what I want you to practice. Have some fun with Okay. Feel free to pass the video are ask questions if you're not quite clear on how this works. But again, let's recap. If you don't on quite sure which noticed the major or minor, you take the bass note. You go to full steps up to find the major key, or you take. If you want to find a minor, you take the bass note. Let's take because right and you go to and 1/2 steps up 1.5 steps up steps based on one to do you have. There's no black here between this just results F major your first way off playing the piano and it sounds good, okay? 9. 2.5 Applying the Notes to the Ladder: Okay, so now we had some court progressions. We had some notes, which sounds good. Let's go back to the ladder again and try to apply everything we've learned so far on the actual level. Okay, so the rule goes, is that every note what I've taught you so far is relevant. Okay, so remember how we had the bass note. The fifth. You are active on the major third or the minor half. That's what we call it. 1/3 to half. That's what we number. The keys. Right. So 1234567812 2.5. 345678 That's how we number our keys. So all off these notes, you can play down the letter so you can go crazy. And so earlier in the previous section, we had a rather rigid way of playing this. Right? So first we have this way. Let's go back to the letter against see how we can apply everything we've learned here to the lab. This is gonna be a bit more complicated. OK? But I want you to remember how you play the latter earlier. Like this way. Okay, That's how we played in a pageant mode. You probably know it like this, E. I want you to know itself playing the notes at the same time, them separately in the simplest arpeggio vote which we had earlier so like this. But you played a court letter, so see on. But you gotta seven, which is B they got on the six. Just A You go down to Five Esty. Thank you. Go down, Fuller. Which is F Thank you. Go down to E, which is three to which is D and then a couple of times C B Kind of a couple of times. Get usedto okay, Have some fun with it. And now I wanted to add in the notes, which will sound good. Okay, Now, you might think, but I haven't learned the notes will sound good for the between course. Well, it's kind of the same thing. So we take the minor or major key. Okay, so I'm gonna play something and see if you get, um, same stance for all the keys. Okay. So for the basic standard stance, you already know all players. So for C major, you know how to play it was like this for the in between once for seven, right? It's a sex way. Called this the first InVision off. Jean Major court thes three notes make a geometrical way. Take this. Be here. Move it up here. That's a way. Okay, that's how you do it for the in between her once you can just leave it so you can also do it like this on Bond. Play it like you originally originally without the keys. That always self good. Okay, so that's the basic way of doing this. The cool thing is, you can go in and had in the right hand. Okay? Right. Town back the same notes as a laptop. Right. So let's take example. Okay, We take these three for left hand. See, Major on defense. We'll talk exactly about this in the next lecture, okay? 10. 2.6 Notes Which Sound Good Part 3 (add9, 7th): Okay, So the biggest actually had the left hand go down the ladder in a more complicated way, adding. The notes were so good, right? So we had the major and minor key and the immersion stuff right? The key is to have fun with it. So if you know how to do this, you can go ahead and try to figure out the other case by moving a But before we actually get into the right hand, which basically just plays the same knows what your left hand days but elsewhere, right At the same time, I want to go into some off the other notes, which will play a little sound. But you can also add, um, those are usually that's actually a variation off knows what you can that would only talk about two of them. The 1st 1 is called the Ad nine Chord. You probably know what the night is by now, if you count right, so we take C 234567 nine so you can have the nine into it. Nine is basically the same as two, but let's forget that it's called on bond together with Major. It's if you play all of them at the same time on the other. That's the nine. Like this. Pretty good. So just using these, you can sleep a lot. I want to play around with these just for a bit. Okay. So take your C major chord and play along with play around with sea bass. Note 5th 9 And, uh, major key, which in this case is three. What you want with? Okay, um, the next court, uh, is the so called seventh chord. You can guess what it is. It's called you. Can you can call it the ad seven. But when you're just called the seventh chord and usually in our court ladder, right. So all the minor courts in this case, the miner wants me was a minor on all these courts can be played as 1/7 miner. So how does that work? So we take the basic stance. Works right? Minor ninth. Maybe not. That works too. So minor. 9th 9th Well, 123456789 What? Seven in this 1237 That's a G and all those notes. So we had basic sense way have the minor key in it. 09 Intuit Way at the seventh, this one, you could do a 70 minor D minor configuration de basics dance deal with a d minor note. Three D at night. Think that way, Way other seven, which in this case is C. I just want no to be loath. Play around with it, right? Have fun with it. Don't do exactly as I don't just have fun with it, what with what? I'm teaching you here because that's the key. So if you don't have fun, if you just rigidly play what's on the sheet music, if you just follow me exactly, you're not gonna and I'm gonna get very far. But if the keys do, take what I'm teaching you here, that's actually what the discourses about to give you the basics and for you to go crazy on it because you can actually take those notes do crazy things with because look at the piano . It's not just here, it's It's all the way here. And all of the notes are spread here many, many times. You can play them up and down like you. What? Okay, So playing house with all the courts Okay, So if we can all of the notes together Onda play, I'm gonna played in a manageable Wait. So you understand what's going on? I'm gonna go down and you can listen to what it sounds like with the seventh added into it , uh, with the ad nine. Okay, so that was a simple way of looking at home. I hope you saw the way I went down and play the seventh, the ninth on the major or minor keys, right? Yeah. You may have seen that you can also play. So basically, the cool thing about playing this in the key of C is basically in every chord configuration at little things into it, which might not be in it. So go crazy, like right? Like as I said, you don't have to do exactly as I do, but do experiment. So if I say C major, you can go to your head at C Major. I say a minor seven. Do that. You can also go a crazy and say no. I can do something completely different. Works to create expound. I'm just giving you the basic tools. Now we can finally move on to the right 11. 2.7 Using the Right Hand: Okay. What comes to one of your last lessons? Eso for the right hand again? There are no rules for it. You can basically go crazy with all the notes. Were sound good, which I told you, right? So that three cap Which other notes? That sound good? Yeah, the base note. Let's take C major. See the baseball? We have the major cities key three way Have the fifth we can do C at nine. 12345678 can that's it, actually for that's it. Actually for C major, all those keys, you can repeat them. So bass Note. Add nine major key. Fifth. Go back to base now anyway. One. So for minor. Same thing. A minor for the right hand. A minor notes. 50. If it's one, do the at nine. You have a good night. Is the 91234567 You can also have the seven. Those are all announce which work I actually put on a sheet also with extent exactly what all the notes are, which sound good, and you can use the sheets to go crazy. So when you combine everything, that's the only information we gave you right gave you with the way I gave you. The basic stands with Sonia. Basic stats. You take a note. Sounded very snow. Obviously major or minor. Third on. Then you take fifth on due at nine. And you can also do seven. If you take everything which I just talked you into consideration on you play around with it for a bit. You can go down the ladder on improvise on it which I did in the introduction. And it sounded like this. Write something like this. Now you probably can spot what I just play there and some of the areas I hope you did. Actually, it's more difficult for me to play slowly so that students again a center of fashion. I'm sorry. Something like this. Right? So I have the problem that I want guys slowly I can't do it. I have to do it quickly. On that Comes was having fun with it. Here comes a critical part. You can use the same number system for any key. So we have the sea. Everything in C so far, you can also move everything into a completely different key. Obviously you're gonna have to use a lot more back keys for this. It's exactly the same thing. So what's your hands? Get used to it. The cool thing about the steps I told you I taught you so far with Thomas, you can use the same thing for black fields. Very similar. All about. Feel about. It's not about the technical stuff. It's all feels itself. See God after d o. Have fun with it, right? You can also map the the numbers onto any you want. You can do that as an exercise if you want to. So if you take DS one, what are what's one wants to? What's three? What's four, right? All the white cased that's the C four times except 81234567 If you want everything one note up, it's gonna be deep. If you move everything another note up, it's gonna be. And with this method, you can basically do this also in all the other keys, Um, the example. Salt. I showed you the beginning. Reading by Ghana is also played like this in the key off beef last. What's my left hand? Okay, I want you to watch my left hand way. You can also expand your basic stance to different OC tips I usually do. Instead of this, I can go. Uh, it's just the same notes repeated over and over again. You can as an exercise go from all the point on the bottom to the top. If you want. Find out, go crazy. Um, same thing for the right hand. It just has to be something right hand helps. Okay, so this is basically it. I do a sort of recap off all the steps. I hope you enjoy this course. It's really short and sweet. Course, if you like to liberating. If there's something that can be improved, let me know when a message and I'll address it will have content. Andi, please, Please, please use all the information I gave you and have fun with it back. So I feel really want to learn this. Have fun with a player about. That's the way I learned that. That's the way most people learn it. Otherwise, you're not gonna be able to do this. Okay? 12. 3.1 Recap & Final Tips: Hi there. So here is the quick recap, as promised. So we'll go over all the steps it takes to learn the court ladder where applied and stuff like that. So first, the most important thing is what is the ladder, right? It's ah basic way of numbering the keys on certain songs. Are you certain courts? And by numbering the keys and the course, we can go ahead on many, many songs using just this system so that we were never do this. We have the key of C call this one and then we go upwards or downwards up and down the number. So 12345678 or 1765432 What? Okay, That's the first step. The next step is playing open courts playing a basic hand placement with your left hand. It's like this, right? Was next off playing it the next step from this one. What? We actually playing arpeggio? What will be playing way? Okay, After that we learned some notes What will sound goto. So we first have the major and minor notes. Major node is the third, right? It's number three on this on the scale on the seat. Three things I want This is number 2.5 on the seat 12 way way Have those. We don't learn how we can also add the at nine Court and seventh chord. The at night in court was basically just having this note. Two. The sequel in this case, along with minority on the seventh Court watchers, adding seven filled on. I said in a tunnel that you can add this to all the minor chords on our land. Right through. This will be a minor and a minor seven will be left. This will be seven, right? 123 90 0 next. OK, then we had the opportunity to add All right hand it would, on the right hand place the same notes and a lot of notes, which I mentioned previously. Assault Basement. The fifth, The major note nine and seventh potentially if you have it. But the right hand is the same notes. However you like all the notes work. This'll do this minor seventh and all this works And the key, as I said on the lessons, is to have fun, have fun improvised, used the notes, which I will write down on a ship for you views. Thes notes on this improvised on it Go from court ago to go from 1 to 7625 What's your sick off? A single court? Go down. Have fun with it. That's the key. That's the main ingredient if you want to learn this and once you know this, you can use chord progressions like we touched on like 15646415 and you'll immediately know which course to play and you already know how to play them. Since you've learned this previously, right, you can then also go ahead on, move everything and note up. So it's enough playing it in the key of C. You can play in the key of D. That's also recommended. So once you familiar with the key of C, move everything one note up in the key ft. And try the same thing over there. I'll put a sheet in, seat up some information on how to do this. You can just add everything on top and you automatically see what to pay. Which notes are the ones would sound good in another in another key apart from sea off. All the apple ad into the to the documents. This is it. Thank you for watching. I hope you enjoy this course. I'll learn something from it. As I said, just the keys to have fund on, to try different things out. To play around piano, to discover new things for herself by rigidly playing everything I tell you to buy rigidly playing sheet music. You're not gonna be able to do this. We're gonna be able to learn. You're not gonna have a lot of fun, since at some point you'll be frustrated because you don't There's no progress, right? But if you just have fun with it, if you experiment right, you will end up being a great piano player. So if you like this course given in writing, if there's something that should be added, you think or you want to be added a contact me, Um, And if there's something wrong with it, also let me know on leaving honest rating. It helps me. It helps other students with a course on. Make sure if there's something wrong with, let me know first, and I'm trying address it before you leave a bad rating. I want to keep this a safe, as good as possible connection between you as a student and me. Ask the instructor. All right. Thank you for doing other course. I'll see you. Maybe in the next tutorial.