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Piano Taster Course

Perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to play piano by ear

  • 1 hour
  • Buy a pricing plan
  • Newcastle Enterprise Centres - Bkyer-i2, Albion Row

Service Description

What you will learn: ✤ Piano Nomenclature - naming the white and black keys. ✤ How to construct and play the major scale of one or two keys - Key C and/or Key D (depending on whether you purchase the 2, 4 or 6 hours taster course package). Please go to our "Special Offers" page to decide which of the taster course packages is right for you. Note: There are 12 major scales to learn in our beginners course, but this is beyond the scope of the taster course. If you sign up for the full course - beginners course - after the taster course, you will be taught how to play the 12 major scales and create beautiful melodies, patterns, licks, riffs, improvised solos, arpeggios, fill-ins, motives, etc. from the scales. ✤ Play the melody of a song in Key C and/or D (depending on the taster course package you bought). ✤ How to transcribe the melody of a song from recording. ✤ Basic harmony (chords) - how to construct the 5 basic triads - major triad, minor triad, augmented triad, diminished triad and suspended 4th triad. ✤ Simple chord progressions - perfect and plagal cadence (I - V-1), (I - V7-1), (I - IV - I), (I - IV - V - I), (I - IV - V7 - I), (I - V- vi - iii-ii-IV-V - I), (vi - iii-ii-IV-V - I) and (vi - iii-ii-V - I). ✤ Harmonize the melody of a song in Key C (without using the sheet music of the song). ✤ Stretch and challenge exercise: Harmonise the melody of the same song in Key D or harmonise the melody of a second song by ear if you want to be adventurous!

Contact Details

  • Newcastle Enterprise Centres - Bkyer-i2, Albion Row, #Unit 18, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1LQ