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Welcome to the Core Piano Course. I'm so excited you've chosen to begin this journey with me! Complete the course one video at a time - remember to go through the exercises at your own pace. I recommend you spend 15 minutes a day minimum and do your homework with care!
Note that for some of the classes you will find additional resources to support you. Not all classes have course materials - because the games and quizzes are in the videos in a "pause and test yourself" method.
Notes on the Piano CDGA
Let's start from very basics with my formula to easily remember which notes are where on the piano. You will love the easy cartoon metaphors and never forget where you are on the keys! We will first start with 4 notes.
Improvise on CDGA
You will have fun improvising using the notes you have just learned, playing over the accompaniment I have created for you. You can download the Mp3 and practice over it. Follow the instructions on the video!
Rhythm Homework #1
Rhythm Homework 1:
Create different rhythms for 2 measures based on the following time signatures using one note on a staff. Keep it simple but make sure each measure is different.:
Then try to clap or play these - you can use a metronome to keep the pulse consistent! You can use the staff paper attached or draw your own! Make sure to put the clef and the time signature!
Rhythm Homework #2
Rhythm Homework 2: Write your very first composition on sheet music!
Write a small composition of 4 bars using different rhythms with the notes we learned on one staff! Make sure each bar adds up to the same value, and make sure to use a clef and a time signature. Use the manuscript attached.
Ode To Joy Introduction
You will learn my arrangement of Beethoven's Ode To Joy for easy piano. Here is how it sounds when I play it for you. Attached is the sheet music, please download it and have it ready!
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Summary of How to Practice Left Hand
Apply the same method you have learned to learn your Left Hand part. Let's summarise what we learned and then it is your responsibility to practice the same way to get ready to combine the hands!
Hands Together Final Goal
Once you are comfortable with both your hands separately, you will be ready to combine the hands! Here is your final goal!
Are you ready to show off your version of Ode to Joy? Submit a video of yourself playing to this form and receive your certificate from Borderless Piano Academy:
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