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Core Piano Course

Our gift to you

Are you a complete beginner and want to learn how to play the piano in a fun and easy way with AyseDeniz? If so, this course is for you. This course teaches you the formula of learning new music.

 

You will be able to learn piano and build repertoire with the support of our incredible community of piano lovers - and of course, with direct support from AyseDeniz.

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CORE PIANO COURSE

This Course Includes

67 VIDEOS ON-DEMAND

39 DOWNLOADABLE RESSOURCES

FULL LIFETIME ACCESS

ACCESS TO AN INCREDIBLE COMMUNITY

 

PREVIEW OF THE CLASSES

We'll start slow...

Notes on the Piano CDGA

Improvise on CDGA

Rhythm

Are you ready to get started? Join us today!

Ode to Joy - Intro

12 Bar Blues Progression

... but soon you'll be able to improvise and build your repertoire!

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CORE PIANO COURSE

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Course Schedule

This is the course structure. You will get access to 67 short and interactive videos in which AyseDeniz will explain the basic concepts ranging from reading sheet music to theory and harmony. You will also learn how to play Ode To Joy by Beethoven and apply the formula on "how to master a piece from scratch" to any other sheet music you choose that fit your level of playing.

 

The course is all pre-recorded and you will have instant access to all the videos and course materials including sheet music and homework assignments. When you finish the course, you will have the option to receive a theory & practical certificate of completion and a shoutout from AyseDeniz herself. 

You also will be able to ask questions to AyseDeniz through the private facebook group and the live streams, and share your progress videos with the rest of the students and community members! 

Introduction

Welcome! We will learn so much in this course together! Make sure to take your time when you need and stop the videos!

1

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.

2

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!

3

The Alphabet of Music

Now we learn all the note names and their locations on the keyboard with my method.

4

Reading Sheet Music

Reading sheet music is not as hard as you may think it is!

5

Rhythm

In this lecture you will learn what rhythm means, turn words into rhythm, and clap examples from famous tunes.

6

Tempo

Learn what tempo means and how you can apply it to music.

7

Bars (Measures)

Learn how music is organised on sheet music and what a bar/measure means.

8

Note Values

Learn about: Structure of a Note, Note Values, Dotted Notes

9

Rests

Learn about: Rest Values, Dotted Rests

10

Time Signature

Learn about time signatures and what they mean.

11

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.:

3/4

4/4

6/8

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!

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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.

13

Finger Numbers

Learn how we label our finger numbers! Download the attached sheet to remind yourself!

14

Intervals (Basic)

Learn about whole tone and half tone intervals. More intervals will come towards the end of the course!

15

Accidentals

Learn about: Sharps / Flats, Enharmonic notes

16

Accidentals (Quiz)

Quiz time! Let's see how well you've learned your accidentals!

17

Dynamics

Learn about the softest to the loudest dynamic markings in Italian!

18

Tempo Markings

Learn about different tempo markings in Italian. Use the attached chart for more tempo markings in Italian, German and French.

19

Articulations

Learn about:

Staccato

Legato

Accent

Slur

Tie

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How to Start a Piece: Posture

Get ready to play! But first, let's make sure you know the correct way to sit!

21

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!

You will soon receive an email from info@borderlesspiano.com - so make sure you have added us to your contacts!

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Right Hand Separate

The best way to learn a piece is to start with hands separately: let's begin with the right hand!

23

Study the Patterns and Notes (RH)

Let's find out what patterns there are.

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Right Hand 60 BPM

Use the 60 BPM Metronome Click Track attached to practice your right hand!

25

Right Hand 80 BPM

Use the 80 BPM Metronome Click Track attached to practice your right hand!

26

Right Hand 120 BPM

Use the 120 BPM Metronome Click Track attached to practice your right hand!

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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!

28

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:

https://forms.gle/d4UoeBDUQJWqBpx86

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Intervals Expanded

Let's dive into intervals! We will cover all the intervals in an octave, and name them on the staff. Get ready to be a music theory pro!

30

Interval Quiz!

Quiz time! Let's see which intervals you will get right!

Pause and find out the interval on the piano using the chart I provided with the half tones. I will play two notes at the same time and then each note one by one. Pause the video to work out the interval, and then see if you got it right!

31

Introduction to Scales

Learn about scales!

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Major Scale Formula

Learn about how a Major Scale is constructed and then build E Major Scale with me! Use the attachments below for reference.

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Build E Flat Major Scale Together

Let's build E Flat Major Scale together! Use the attachment below as a guide.

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Quiz: Build G Major Scale

Now it's your turn to build a G Major Scale. Check your work with the attachment once you have completed it. No cheating!

35

Finger Numbers For G Major Scale Right Hand

Learn to play the G Major Scale with your right hand.

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Finger Numbers For G Major Scale Left Hand

Learn to play the G Major Scale with your left hand.

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Additional Rules for Scales Starting with Black Keys

Rules for finger numbers for scales starting on black keys. Attached document is the sheet music for ALL the major scales as well as their finger numbers.

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Major Scales Homework!

Your homework for major scales.

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Emotions of the Major Scale

Let's now connect harmony and emotions. Let's start with major scales.

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Minor Scales Intro

Learn about Minor Scales!

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Natural Minor Scale Formula

Let's build A Natural Minor Scale. Use the attached document for reference.

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Build F Natural Minor Scale

Let's build F Natural Minor Scale. Use the attached document for reference. All natural minor scales are attached in the document below as well!

43

Harmonic & Melodic Minor Scales

Learn about Harmonic and Melodic Major scales and use the document attached to practice them on your own time. ALL the Harmonic and Melodic Major Scales with proper finger numbers are attached.

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Emotions of the Minor Scale

Let's now connect harmony and emotions for minor keys.

45

Scales Homework

Scales homework!

46

Introduction to Harmony

Introduction to Harmony!

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Keys

Learn about what a key means.

48

Chords & Triads

What are chords? Let's learn about triads.

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Major Triads

Let's go over major triads!

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Minor Triads

Let's go over minor triads!

51

Augmented Triads

Let's go over augmented triads!

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Diminished Triads

Let's go over diminished triads!

53

Root Position Chords

Let's go over root position triads!

54

Guessing Game: Major or Minor Chord?

Ear training time: guess which chord AyseDeniz plays!

55

Chord Inversions

Learn about chord inversions, and don't forget to download the PDF guide explaining all the types of triads you have learned so far as well as their inversions.

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Quiz: Chord Inversions

Quiz time! Find out which inversion these chords are in!

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Chords of a Major Scale

Learn to create the chords that belong to a major scale!

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Chords of a Major Scale Homework

Homework time! Learn to create the chords that belong to a major scale!

59

Chords of a Natural Minor Scale

Learn to create the chords that belong to a natural minor scale!

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Chords of a Minor Scale Homework

Homework time!

61

Chord Functions and Progressions

Learn about the functions of the chords and their harmonic progressions with the help of the chart attached.

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12 Bar Blues * 12 Bar Blues Chord Progression Chart

Learn about the 12 Bar Blues Chord Progression using the guidelines attached.

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Chord Progression Homework

Homework time! Play a 12 Bar Blues progression on 3 different keys by first identifying what notes are in I (Tonic), IV (Subdominant) and V (Dominant).

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Key Signatures and Circle of 5ths

Learn how key signatures relate to one another and what the Circle of 5ths chart is.

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How to Find out the Key Signature of a Piece

Learn how to find the key signature of a piece. This will help you analyse any piece of music as you will know which notes and chords will be used and make sense of the chord progressions.

66

Quiz: Key Signatures

Find out the key signatures of the examples in the video!

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Congratulations! - Thanks and See You Soon!

Congratulations! You have now finished the core course and are ready to master new repertoire. Use the attached guide to apply the method you learned here to any piece you want no matter which level.

Once you complete the course, submit your Ode to Joy video to me by uploading the video to your social media channel or YouTube, and sending the link to management@adpianist.com to get a reaction from me.

If you would like to learn new repertoire from me, you can select a bundle or join my monthly studio classes on Borderless Piano Academy website.

Join the Borderless Piano Community on https://facebook.com/groups/borderlesspiano and share your progress videos on social media by tagging @BorderlessPiano on Instagram.

You can also select any beginner level piano music and learn it on your own according to the method! Good luck and see you soon!

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TESTIMONIALS

Thank you for being such a bright spot to so many people's day!

Gary Ragonese

Got started on first couple of video lessons. Love it so far. Very creative, fun, motivating approach with the colorful illustrations and analogies. Thank you.

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