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Jonny May
Course
Beginner
04:41:13

Complete Beginners, welcome to your first piano course, the Introduction to the Keyboard. You’ll learn note names, proper technique, stretches, exercises, note/chord reading, improv, & more.

Course Objectives
  • Learn All the Essentials You Need to Get Started at the Piano
  • Explore the Note Names, Pedals, & Technique
  • Learn 10 Valuable Exercises, 5 Songs, & Grooves
  • Discover How to Practice Effectively
Learning Focus
  • Exercises
  • Groove
  • Reading
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Nice introduction
I Iike the combination of exercises, use the learned things in songs and the additional chords
Great introduction
I really am a beginner to piano although spent a few months trying to learn on my own. This quickly demonstrated and filled some foundation gaps and I do feel ready to move forward with more confidence. Glad I came back to the start it was a valuable time taken. Enjoy
Structured but fulfilling
I loved the steady but structured approached to learning. I don't think I've mastered everything yet but feel I have taken great strides towards my goal of learning to play piano with a jazz focus.
Fun lessons
Fun and challenging... Great course: I'm really enjoying these lessons
Annoyingly challenging
This course was great. I started at the very beginning even though I have played piano before and am fairly good at playing classical music . However I have never been taught jazz or chord progressions or even how to memorise. I can barely pick out a tune by ear so I wanted a proper foundation. I can skip through the exercises but apart from that everything has actually been quite a challenge. I can see where these courses are heading and so I am really excited that maybe, just maybe, I will achieve my goals of playing jazz and cocktail and being able to improvise . It may be a few more days before I pluck up courage and share a video though !

Course Lessons

1
Introduction to the Keyboard – Lesson 1
19:10

The First Groove, & Keyboard Layout

2
Introduction to the Keyboard – Lesson 2
21:15

Note Names of White and Black Keys

3
Introduction to the Keyboard – Lesson 3
18:01

Finger Numbers, Posture, Hand Position

4
Introduction to the Keyboard – Lesson 4
07:53

Stretches and Finger Warm-Ups

5
Introduction to the Keyboard – Lesson 5
36:37

C Position, Fingering, Common Note Values

6
Introduction to the Keyboard – Lesson 6
37:55

Exercises 1 & 2, Ode to Joy, Jazz Style

7
Introduction to the Keyboard – Lesson 7
33:43

Exercises 3 & 4, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Latin Style

8
Introduction to the Keyboard – Lesson 8
27:23

Exercises 5 & 6,  William Jonathan, Jazz Ballad

9
Introduction to the Keyboard – Lesson 9
28:25

Exercises 7 & 8, I’ll Be There, Pop Style

10
Introduction to the Keyboard – Lesson 10
39:02

Exercises 9 & 10, Twinkle Twinkle, Blues

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Nice introduction
I Iike the combination of exercises, use the learned things in songs and the additional chords
Great introduction
I really am a beginner to piano although spent a few months trying to learn on my own. This quickly demonstrated and filled some foundation gaps and I do feel ready to move forward with more confidence. Glad I came back to the start it was a valuable time taken. Enjoy
Structured but fulfilling
I loved the steady but structured approached to learning. I don't think I've mastered everything yet but feel I have taken great strides towards my goal of learning to play piano with a jazz focus.
Fun lessons
Fun and challenging... Great course: I'm really enjoying these lessons
Annoyingly challenging
This course was great. I started at the very beginning even though I have played piano before and am fairly good at playing classical music . However I have never been taught jazz or chord progressions or even how to memorise. I can barely pick out a tune by ear so I wanted a proper foundation. I can skip through the exercises but apart from that everything has actually been quite a challenge. I can see where these courses are heading and so I am really excited that maybe, just maybe, I will achieve my goals of playing jazz and cocktail and being able to improvise . It may be a few more days before I pluck up courage and share a video though !
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