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Instructor
Jonny May
Course
Beginner
Intermediate
02:01:09

Master two-hand coordination, rhythm, syncopation, finger control, & speed with 36 exercises exploring the most common progressions and grooves in popular music.

Course Objectives
  • Master dozens of rhythms, starting with the basics
  • Learn a fun and popular chord progression
  • Discover the technique to syncopation and tied rhythms
  • Use the Count, tap, and play method
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Exercises
  • Rhythm
  • Technique
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Great Overview of Basic Rhythms
Two handed syncopated rhythms are important for being able to play a lot of music styles (rag, latin, swing, even some classical). Jonny did a good job showing the basic rhythms most likely to be encountered with eighth notes. I thought the step by step process of tapping the rhythm with the hands, counting, and putting the hands together on the piano was a helpful way to learn. I'm looking forward to applying these rhythms and counting techniques in other songs.
Fun and developed confidence in hand coordination
I really like this course. It set very realistic goals for me and I felt I really accomplished skills in my rhythm and hand coordination. It was fun because I could with practice do the exercises. Also the rhythms were fun to learn and play.
Tough but really really worth it in the end
Not gonna lie: some of that was tough. It took me a few days, possibly about 5 hours total to get through that course. I printed off the music and watched the video on my tablet while at the piano. When Jonny would play something I'd pause it and spend as much time as I needed to "master" the part of the lesson and I just repeated that for every part of the lesson.
Great course teaching the fundamentals of hand coordination
All lessons were good but I particularly enjoyed the cross rhythm sections at the later stages of them lesson (eg. Rhythm 4,5 and 6 of lesson 5).
Exciting !
Really fun to do, though, the last lesson was very hard.

Course Lessons

1
Two-Hand Coordination Exercises 1 – Lesson 1
13:46

The Chord Progression, Counting Half Notes & 8th Notes

2
Two-Hand Coordination Exercises 1 – Lesson 2
27:12

Rhythmic Pattern 1, 2, & 3, With Variations

3
Two-Hand Coordination Exercises 1 – Lesson 3
31:07

Rhythmic Pattern 4, 5, & 6, With Variations

4
Two-Hand Coordination Exercises 1 – Lesson 4
27:45

Right Hand Rhythmic Patterns 1-4, With Variations

5
Two-Hand Coordination Exercises 1 – Lesson 5
21:19

Rhythmic Pattern 5 & 6, Triplets

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Great Overview of Basic Rhythms
Two handed syncopated rhythms are important for being able to play a lot of music styles (rag, latin, swing, even some classical). Jonny did a good job showing the basic rhythms most likely to be encountered with eighth notes. I thought the step by step process of tapping the rhythm with the hands, counting, and putting the hands together on the piano was a helpful way to learn. I'm looking forward to applying these rhythms and counting techniques in other songs.
Fun and developed confidence in hand coordination
I really like this course. It set very realistic goals for me and I felt I really accomplished skills in my rhythm and hand coordination. It was fun because I could with practice do the exercises. Also the rhythms were fun to learn and play.
Tough but really really worth it in the end
Not gonna lie: some of that was tough. It took me a few days, possibly about 5 hours total to get through that course. I printed off the music and watched the video on my tablet while at the piano. When Jonny would play something I'd pause it and spend as much time as I needed to "master" the part of the lesson and I just repeated that for every part of the lesson.
Great course teaching the fundamentals of hand coordination
All lessons were good but I particularly enjoyed the cross rhythm sections at the later stages of them lesson (eg. Rhythm 4,5 and 6 of lesson 5).
Exciting !
Really fun to do, though, the last lesson was very hard.
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