There are likely hundreds of books, videos and audio tapes that try to teach you how to play popular piano in 10 easy lessons. But, do they work?While I can’t be sure that they do because I’ve never tried any of them, I’m pretty positive that the information contained within each course is valuable. The question is; how do you know which one to choose?
I personally offer (coming soon) a series of 10 online piano lessons but, these are not for beginners. They are for people with experience who want to get a whole lot better real fast.
I’ve not tried putting together a series of 10 piano lessons to help beginners play popular piano but if I did, here’s how I’d do it.
Lesson 1: Learn the 12 notes on the piano and how to finger a simple major scale
Lesson 2: The basics of chord harmony and how the chords are derived from the scale
Lesson 3: How to play major and minor chords in the left hand
Lesson 4: How to construct melody using your ear and basic harmony
Lesson 5: How to rhythmically put melody and chords together using right and left hand
Lesson 6: Add a seventh to the dominant chord
Lesson 7: Perfect cadences and how to voice them
Lesson 8: In a minor mood
Lesson 9: An intro on arpeggiating chords
Lesson 10: How to practice to get the most out of the first 9 lessons.
I’m curious to get some feedback from those who might have some insight into this. My intention is to eventually put together a 10 lesson video course for beginners and I’d like to know if you have any suggestions.
There are literally a million different scenarios that I could use to teach beginners. However, I believe the most effective results will be had using accelerated learning techniques. Because, it’s not what you learn but how you learn it that will determine how far you get.
All comments are welcome and I look forward to hearing from you.
PS: If you have any comments of which “How to Play Popular Piano in 10 Easy Lessons” course that you’ve already taken and would like to share your thoughts on it I’d apprecicate that too! Thanks.