Learn the fundamentals of playing piano in this beginner's course. Learn about sitting and hand position, reading notes, playing chords, melodic and harmonic intervals, syncopated notes, triads, progressions, triplets, and more.
- Hi, I'm Gayle Kowalchyk, and I'm pleased to be your guide to help you teach yourself piano. We will cover a lot of topics, such as sitting at the piano, hand position, reading notes and rhythms, playing chords, and much more. Once you get past the basics, you'll be playing pieces in no time, and on your way to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Let's get started.
- Practicing proper hand technique
- Practicing proper seating position
- Practicing the right-hand C and left-hand C positions
- Melodic intervals
- Harmonic intervals
- B for the left and right hand
- A for the left hand
- Using the damper pedal
- Moving up and down the keyboard in 6ths
- Measuring half steps and whole steps
- Progressions and triplets
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Basics
2. Melodic Intervals
3. Introducing Harmony
4. New Rhythms and Intervals
5. Music Theory
6. Progressions and Triplets
Closing and credits1m 44s
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