Beginner Piano Foundations – Part 1

Follow the sections below to work through this learning track:

Section 1

First Keys

Master the building blocks of music with scales, chords, progressions, and fun lead sheets.

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Key of C Major – Canon in C

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of C Major with the scale, diatonic chords, common chord progressions, and inversions. Then put it all together with Jonny's Canon.

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Key of A Minor – Jonny Darko

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of A Minor with the scale, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with an original song "Jonny Darko."

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Section 2

Ear Training & Hand Coordination

It's time to focus on rhythm. We'll count, tap, and play our way to two-hand coordination.

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Ear Training – Interval Crash Course

This workshop dives into the essential skills required for ear training. We'll explore song associations for all ascending and descending intervals, and review fundamental music vocabulary. Then we’ll work out simple melodies by ear, and find different ways to harmonize those melodies.

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Two-Hand Coordination Exercises 1

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

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Section 3

Next Keys

Dive into 4 more key courses to learn new scales, chords, progressions, and 4 cool grooves.

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Key of G Major – Jonny’s Lullaby

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of G Major with the scale, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with an original tune, "Jonny's Lullaby."

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Key of E Minor – PWJ Active

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of E Minor with the scales, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with an original melody!

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Key of F Major – Jonny’s Bamba

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of F Major with the scale, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with a groovy Latin tune "Jonny's Bamba."

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Key of D Minor – Jonny’s Moonflight

Learn the most important fundamentals for the Key of D Minor with the scales, diatonic chords, and common chord progressions. Then put it all together with an original tune, "Jonny's Moonflight."

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Level 1
Foundations
3 sections
Learning Focus
  • Learn the fundamentals of keys, chords, progressions
  • Develop your two hand coordination with fun exercises
  • Master basic rhythms and apply them to lead sheets
Full Description

This learning track introduces essential keys, chords, and lead sheets for beginners. We also apply a variety of styles and rhythms to develop your hand coordination.

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