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Piano Keyboard

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Free Course:
For pianists who want to play songs, but don’t know where to start.

Song Playing Starter Kit for Pianists.

In the first section, Diana Answers the Five Key Questions That Pianists Frequently Ask, you'll get the answers to musical questions that will help you to become more confident as the pianist you want to be.    But that's not all!

The second section of this course: Five Simple Songs To Help You Learn Accompaniments & Develop Hand Independence will teach you HOW to play with hand independence (right hand playing the melody and left hand playing the accompaniment) in tempo (with a solid beat). When you play each of the five songs, you'll learn to use a specific left hand pattern while playing a familiar melody above it. When you can play these songs smoothly, you'll be on your way to the next level of song playing of selections like Love Me Tender, This Land Is Your Land, Can't Help Falling in Love, Do Re Mi, etc.

Have you ever wondered how music works? If you are like many pianists, you search for music theory books on Amazon.com or elsewhere. You open the book and ask yourself "how does this relate to the song I'm playing?"  That's why I've included this final section, Hands On Music Theory Lessons for Pianists in the course. Every one of the 6 lessons will help you connect with what you learned in the Five Simple Songs section. If you're like me, you may feel the need to go back and forth between the theory lessons on the songs, because lessons 3, 5 & 6 relate to the chords that you play in every single song (lessons 1, 2 & 4 relate to some of the songs). REMEMBER: your musical intelligence (understanding how music works) can have a huge impact on how you play and (eventually improve) songs.

Free Course:
For Pianists who have some experience using chords

Accompaniment Styles to Energize Your Piano Playing

Here’s what your going to learn: how to play standards from the Great American Songbook with different types of accompaniment patterns. Once you learn how to use a pattern, you'll be able to use it with other songs so that your playing will have both variety and energy.

The five accompaniment styles are:

  • Um-pah accompaniments

  • 10th System accompaniment

  • Shuffle Bass

  • Flowing Style Accompaniment

  • Beguine Bass

 

Here’s what you’re going to get from this course: First of all, you'll be able to play songs with a variety of accompaniment patterns, which will give you confidence in your playing. You'll understand how each pattern works so that you'll be able to apply it to other musical selections, thus enlarging your repertoire. Because each pattern follows strict timing, your sense of rhythm and ability to play with a beat will improve immensely.

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