Overview

Experience hands-on lessons from a master piano instructor as you explore the building blocks of music.

Topics Covered:
  • 1: Basic Piano Rhythm and Fingering
  • 2: Pitch and Off-Staff Notation
  • 3: Tonic and Dominant Harmony
  • 4: Intervals and Basic Notation
  • 5: Major Chords and Simple Accompaniment
  • 6: Fourths, Accidentals, and Relaxation
  • 7: Primary Chords
  • 8: Transposition at the Piano
  • 9: Chord Inversions
  • 10: Chord Progressions and Arpeggios
  • 11: Accompaniment Patterns and Sight-Reading
  • 12: Harmonization and Damper Pedal
  • 13: Minor Finger Patterns and Chords
  • 14: Articulation: Legato and Staccato
  • 15: One-Octave Major Scales and Major Intervals
  • 16: Dotted Rhythms and Isolated Repetition
  • 17: Secondary Chords and More Dotted Rhythms
  • 18: Sixteenth Notes and More Secondary Chords
  • 19: Compound Meter and Technique
  • 20: Parallel Major and Minor Keys
  • 21: Three Forms of the Minor Scale and Syncopation
  • 22: Artistic Expression and More Minor Keys
  • 23: The Classical Period and Fortepianos
  • 24: Seventh Chords and Sonata Form
  • 25: Sight-Reading and Technique
  • 26: The Romantic Period and Seventh-Chord Arpeggios
  • 27: Extended Arpeggios and Pianist as Artist
  • 28: More Romantic Repertoire
  • 29: Sonata Form Revisited
  • 30: The Baroque Era and Harpsichords
  • 31: Baroque Repertoire
  • 32: Deliberate Practice and Learning Music
  • 33: The 20th Century and Modern Music
  • 34: Chorale-Style Repertoire
  • 35: Impressionism and the Una Corda Pedal
  • 36: Triplets and Continuing Piano Study