Contemporary & New Age Piano – Track 1

Follow this Learning Track to get started with the contemporary style.

Section 1

Inspirational Progressions & Improv

Learn essential contemporary chord progressions and improvisation tools to get started.

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Contemporary Progressions and Improv 1

Learn 6 of the all-time most beautiful Contemporary progressions. Learn closed & open position left hand accompaniment, how to harmonize the melodies, & how to improvise over each progression.

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The Love Progression

Learn the beautiful progression used in hundreds of love songs, the Love Progression. Discover improv techniques for creating gorgeous melodies and a flowing left hand contemporary accompaniment.

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Pop & Contemporary Piano Accompaniment: The One Chord Wonder

Learn the incredible sus2 chord that will transform your pop and contemporary piano accompaniment. With the One Chord Wonder, your chords will sound gorgeous.

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How to Improvise Piano for Newbies

These simple techniques will help the amateur pianist improvise contemporary piano lines that sound refined and professional.

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How to Improvise Piano With the Major Scale

Piano students of all levels will learn to improvise effortless and musical lines with the major scale in the contemporary style using these 3 techniques.

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Play Beautiful Piano With Only 2 Chords

Learn a simple approach to play and improvise beautiful piano music right now for beginner and intermediate piano students using only 2 chords!

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The Most Beautiful Piano Chord, the Heaven Chord

Learn the most beautiful piano chord of all time, the Heaven Chord. Learn how to use it in a chord progression, as an accompaniment, and as a song intro.

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Contemporary Worship Piano Accompaniment

Learn how to play Contemporary Praise and Worship piano accompaniment using extensions, cluster chords, inversions, and extended groove patterns.

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Section 2

Inspirational Songs

Express yourself with these inspirational contemporary songs, and find ideas to create your own.

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Go the Distance from Hercules 1

Learn this inspiring arrangement of Go the Distance.  You'll learn each note & practice tips, plus how to develop a beautiful contemporary piano arrangements like this.

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Wherever We Go

Learn a romantic and inspirational beginner contemporary ballad ideal for weddings or anniversaries. This song features a syncopated melody harmonized in 6ths, suspensions, and simple left hand textures.

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One Moment More

Learn a beautiful contemporary piece that uses lots of black keys. Perfect for a wedding or inspirational occasion, this driving pop ballad is filled with sweeping arpeggiated harmonies.

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The Rose

Play a haunting pop ballad reminiscent of your favorite movie or video game soundtracks with arpeggiated rhythms, colorful 7th chords, suspensions, and pedal bass lines. 

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Away In A Manger Contemporary Piano Arrangement

Learn Away In A Manger in a Contemporary Style & how to transform major/minor chords into Sus 2 & Sus 4 chords.

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Section 3

Sentimental Progressions & Improv

Learn chord progressions & techniques that have a more reflective and sentimental quality.

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The Sentimental Progression 1

Learn the sad progression used in hundreds of different songs. Discover the chords, harmonization approaches, 5 accompaniments with song examples, & improv techniques.

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How to Improvise Beautiful Sad Piano (Beginner)

Improvise sad piano textures common to pop and film genres with this accessible lesson for all levels that is harmonically rich yet surprisingly simple.

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6 Essential Passing Chords For Pop Piano

Learn 6 Passing Chords using Inversions and Secondary Dominants. A super valuable tool.

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Section 4

Sentimental Songs

Add new songs to your repertoire that sound pensive and wistful.

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Amore

Learn a gorgeous contemporary piece reminiscent of the famous Forrest Gump theme song. Learn the syncopated left hand, the melody, and how to harmonize in 3rds.

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Bittersweet

Play a contemporary piece inspired by composers such as Yann Tiersen and Ludovico Einaudi. Improve your coordination with syncopated rhythms and melodies that ascend & descend.

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Solace

Learn a beautiful contemporary piece in the key of B Major. This song includes a syncopated left hand accompaniment and a sequenced melody harmonized in 3rds. A perfect song to share with a loved one.

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I’ll Be Falling More In Love With You – 1

Learn a sentimental pop ballad in the style of Randy Newman or Elton John. This beautiful piece uses colorful harmony, open chord voicings, and a melancholy melody to pull at the heart strings.

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What A Wonderful World – Contemporary Piano

Learn how to transform the tune "What a Wonderful World" into an amazingly lush contemporary piano arrangement. These small changes make a big impact!

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Section 5

Dramatic Progressions & Improv

Play minor progressions that are dark & mysterious to expand your possibilities.

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Scary Piano Chords: The Halloween Progression

Scare your friends with the spookiest progression ever, the Halloween Progression. You'll learn 2 minor chords that can be played endlessly down the piano, plus the creepy rocking style. 

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The Most Epic Piano Groove

Learn one of the most epic piano grooves of all time! It is is used in many films, rock, & contemporary music.

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Improvise Piano With the Dorian Scale

Captivate your audience with mysterious and awe-inspiring piano textures reminiscent of popular film scores using the dorian scale and 3 improv techniques.

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How to Improvise Contemporary Piano (Beginner)

Learn how to improvise contemporary piano even if you are are a beginner. You'll learn an essential chord progression and improv techniques.

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Level 2
Contemporary
New Age
5 sections
Learning Focus
  • Learn the foundations of contemporary piano with new chord progressions
  • Practice a variety of improvisational tools to express your own musical ideas
  • Add songs to your repertoire that sound inspirational, sentimental, and dramatic
Full Description

Learn to play & improvise in the style of artists such as Yiruma & Ludovico Einaudi. These contemporary piano lessons are organized by the feeling they create, so that you can express a variety of emotional colors on the piano.

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