Our beginner piano lessons are suitable for adults as well as kids from age 7.
For any piano beginner, it's always hard to know where to start. And the journey ahead often seems daunting because, learning the traditional way (or through online tutorials), it usually takes many hears to become a profient piano player.
Fortunately Musiah has revolutionized piano lessons for beginners delivering 6 years of traditional piano lessons in a way that can be learned in as little as 16 weeks, i.e. around 4 months (sometimes even less) – that's around 16 times faster than students learning the same syllabus through traditional lessons. learn more
So now, starting out as a piano beginner with Musiah, you'll be playing with two hands in time with a backing track on your first day. And with daily practice, within a few weeks, you'll be playing songs at a level that would otherwise have taken years to reach.
'Musiah' (as the product is known) is the world's first virtual piano teacher. Using the latest A.I. technology, he responds to your playing just like a live teacher.
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One of the big advantages of Musiah piano lessons for beginners is unlike a conventional piano teacher, Musiah is available to support you literally around the clock — 24 / 7 / 365.
By contrast, a traditional teacher can only be with their students once a week — during lessons.
The rest of the time (with a traditional teacher) students are left to their own devices without any support from one week’s lesson to the next, often without knowing if they are practicing their songs correctly.
This results in a lot of wasted time as students often form bad habits that need to be corrected in subsequent lessons when they could otherwise be progressing on to new pieces.
With Musiah, it’s like having your own personal piano teacher on hand at every moment of your practice, so you’re always supported, and you know you are learning your songs correctly.
This boosts your productivity and progress by up to 1000%.
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Not many people know this, but among many piano teachers, there is a kind of snobbery when it comes to teaching beginners. It is not uncommon for teachers to feel that teaching beginners is somehow beneath them, and to an extent, they find teaching beginners boring and repetitive.
By contrast, as Musiah inventor and a piano teacher of more than 30 years’ experience, my greatest passion is teaching beginners of all ages.
I regard the opportunity to teach beginners as a tremendous privilege because, in my view, when teaching beginners, I have the greatest opportunity to do good and to make a positive impact in the life of the student.
By contrast students that come to me, having been taught for some time by one or more other teachers, usually have a lot of unlearning to do, having picked up bad habits and inefficient techniques that slow down their learning.
So, for me, teaching beginners is the most profoundly rewarding experience, because when I see how the lives of my students are being changed by Musiah online piano lessons, my life is also changed.
And I am humbled and grateful to have been able to introduce so many students — adults and children — to the best beginners piano lessons available anywhere.
As you are considering beginners piano lessons either for yourself or for a loved one, I commend you for arriving at this point. For you are now contemplating embarking on a journey that will change your life (as it has mine) in more ways than I can begin to describe here.
I’ve always said the greatest thing my parents ever did for me was starting me on piano lessons. It truly has opened up a whole new world to me, and I would consider it a privilege to be instrumental (pun intended) in doing the same for you.
When you take beginners piano lessons with Musiah, you’ll be taught step by step right from the very beginning in a natural, supportive, encouraging way.
You’ll learn such things as
And one of the great things about Musiah is there are no lengthy boring explanations.
When Musiah teaches you theory, it is woven seamlessly into the lessons and also into a variety of games, so you almost won’t notice you are being taught theory. You’ll simply find that you are learning and progressing through the course, and having fun.
You’ll learn hundreds of pieces in a variety of styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk and contemporary styles.
And as you progress through to more advanced pieces, you’ll be taught using the best piano method — a tried and trusted method that will accelerate your development of eye-mind-hand coordination — empowering you to learn the songs that you really want to learn, and to read sheet music with ease.
With Musiah you can learn in the comfort, security and privacy of your own home when it suits you — any time of day or night, which is fantastic.
So with Musiah beginners piano lessons, there is:
Additionally, privacy and security also go hand-in-glove with convenience.
Many students (both adults and kids) feel uncomfortable playing in front of a live teacher because they feel embarrassed or shy about making mistakes. By contrast, Musiah is completely nonjudgmental and infinitely patient.
He doesn’t mind how many times you make mistakes, and he’s always willing to help you.
So learning in the privacy of your own home gives students the chance to build up their skills and confidence before playing in front of others.
And then there’s security to consider.
Particularly in the case of a child (if you are a parent), how comfortable are you letting your child sit in a room alone with an adult — who, let’s face it, you don’t really know that well?
Musiah, on the other hand, is the world’s first virtual piano teacher (an A.I. animated character on your computer or iPad screen), so you never need to be concerned about the suitability of the teacher or your child’s safety.
If you are looking for the absolute best value beginners piano / keyboard lessons you have definitely come to the right place. With Musiah, the value you get is truly exceptional.
Your first 14 days are FREE.
Then, there are great value plans (subscription options) to choose from and a discounted rate if you choose a yearly plan.
All piano sheet music is included which means
AND with Musiah – up to 6 family members can all learn for the same low price (by contrast, other sites charge extra for each additional student).
Lastly, when you take beginners piano lessons with Musiah, there is NO RISK.
At no stage in a student’s musical development is effective piano teaching more important than when they are beginners.
With the right foundation, you can shave years off the time it would otherwise take you to learn to play piano and read sheet music proficiently.
But don’t just take my word for it... Research proves you will learn to play piano up to 16 times faster with Musiah online piano lessons than through traditional piano lessons.
And in the words of celebrity music maestro, John Foreman;
"With Musiah online piano lessons, you will be able to achieve in weeks or months what might normally takes years to do."
The truth is; there are a number of inefficiencies in the traditional piano method, and a number of practices common among traditional piano teachers that actually slow down your learning.
And this is why I (Brendan Hogan) have created the Musiah Piano Method.
There are many wonderful piano teachers around the world, but there are very few (if any) piano teachers who have had the unique opportunity I have had to train more than 800 piano teachers and then to spend thousands of hours observing these teachers delivering my piano syllabus in the field.
Every time I visit a teacher, the main question going through my mind is always — what is the one thing that most needs to change in order to make these lessons more effective?
By contemplating this question over many years, I have found answers that overcome a number of inefficiencies associated with the traditional piano method, and these answers have been gradually refined, implemented and tested over many years in lessons taught to more than 80,000 students.
Musiah piano lessons are great fun not only because the songs and arrangements make you want to keep learning and progressing, but they are also fun for students of all ages (including adults) because the lessons come as an interactive game with an optional 'story' mode.
The program includes a cast of interesting, funny, and literally colourful characters that talk with and respond to you as you learn how to play the piano.
Musiah includes “games within a game”, such as note recognition games, symbol matching games, quizzes, and performance challenges.
Perhaps (if you are considering beginners lessons for yourself as an adult) you may think that games are a bit childish. And if so – remember you can turn the story off.
However, I encourage adult students to consider 'story mode' with an open mind… By presenting the lessons in a game-like environment, this not only benefits kids, it benefits adults too.
“Upon opening the program it establishes a friendly environment in which piano students can study, practice and even feel welcomed in! The interface is easy and fun to navigate.
I believe that the entertaining child-like story lines and characters also play a very significant role in engaging adults in learning piano.
Firstly on the surface level, it is highly engaging as students of all ages like ‘achievement and recognition’ (we like seeing things get done, ticking things off, earning reward points etc.). This is achieved through the story line and process of collecting stars to unlock pieces of the clavitrisk.
Secondly on a deeper level, the use of child friendly animations, establishes an underlying sensation of ‘joy’ which makes the student feel at ease, a sense of (childhood) fun and playfulness.
This is astonishing, because it places the students in the most receptive state of learning.
It allows students to not feel threatened or intimidated by a scholarly musical maestro sitting across the table from them (as would have traditionally been the case).
So Musiah overcomes a huge barrier that holds a lot of people back from learning piano, especially in their later stages of life.
I would recommend Musiah without hesitation to anyone (and I have) who is even remotely considering learning the piano, because once you start with Musiah you will never look back."
The piano videos below are a snapshot of just some of the songs you will learn as you progress through the course. Check out some of these great videos to see Musiah students — both adults and kids — playing songs from the very beginning of the course, through to intermediate and avanced levels.
In this video, celebrity music maestro, John Foreman plays The William Tell Overture by Rossini — or The ‘Willy’ Tell Overture (Part 1 of 2) as it is called on the Musiah piano syllabus.
You may know John as the Musical Director of Australian Idol 2003-2008 and current Musical Director of Young talent Time as well as Musical Director of Carols by Candelight.
On the day we filmed the Musiah TV commercials, we caught John on camera mucking around with the Musiah software and attempting this audition of The Willy Tell Overture.
This particular piece is very well known (it was used as the theme for the Pizza Hut TV ads for some years) and is Lesson #70 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus.
Watch a Video: Musiah Review by John Foreman
In this video, Elizabeth, age 9, plays Big Ben (Part 1 of 3).
This particular piece is Lesson #14 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus.
By this stage in the course, students have become accustomed to playing ensemble (group) pieces. Big Ben has three parts in total. The other virtual student characters play Parts 2 and 3 while Elizabeth plays Part 1 together with a backing track.
In this video, 9 year old Musiah piano student Joshua Ortiz from Fullerton, CA, United States plays "Indian Dance", which is Piano Lesson #20 from the Musiah Online Piano Course.
"Indian Dance" is the first song from Level 2 of 13 and requires students to play with their hands placed in the D position on the keyboard for the first time.
Joshua is one of four boys from the Ortiz family who are learning to play piano wth Musiah, all with amazing results.
For example, Joshua — at 9 years of age — learned to play this piece (Piano Lesson #20) at 4 weeks, and no human teacher was involved. His piano teacher is simply Musiah, the world's first Artificially Intelligent Virtual Piano Teacher.
This is an outstanding result.
In this video, 7 year old Jackson plays "Frere Jacques".
This song is Piano Lesson #31 from the Musiah Online Piano Course.
"Frere Jacques" is from Level 2 of 13, and is a well known song that challenges students by requiring them to change hand positions as they play.
Jackson was still age 6 when he learned to play this piece (Piano Lesson #31) after only 7 weeks of lessons, and no human teacher was involved. (Jackson was age 7 when this video was made).
In this video, Maurie (an adult student of Musiah online piano lessons) plays Ode To Joy (Part 1 of 2).
A much-loved tune, this is particular piece is Lesson #46 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus and challenges students to develop their coordination.
As Maurie says himself, “it took me forever to get this right, but I’m glad I did” – and so will you be when you hear how good it sounds.
In this video, Leigh (an adult student of Musiah online piano lessons) plays “In The Hall Of The Mountain King” — originally a piece of orchestral music composed by Edvard Grieg for the sixth scene of Act II in Henrik Ibsen's play, Peer Gynt.
This particular piece is Lesson #64 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus and requires students to execute a nice crisp staccato throughout almost the entire piece. It also has a fair few sharps and flats to keep students on their toes.
A much-loved piece, this is certainly one of the course favorites with many students.
Leigh has written a Musiah Review describing his experiences learning piano online with Musiah.
Read Leigh's Musiah Review
In this video, Hayley (an adult student of Musiah online piano lessons) plays The Can can by Offenbach.
This well-known tune is Lesson #81 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus and challenges students to develop their finger strength and dexterity with its scale-like melodic phrases that require accuracy and an unwavering tempo.
Hayley has written a Musiah Review describing her experiences learning piano online with Musiah.
Read Hayley's Musiah Review.
In this video, Brendan Hogan (who invented Musiah) plays Fur Elise by Beethoven (arranged by Brendan Hogan).
This particular piece is Lesson #101 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus and is one of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s most popular compositions.
The main challenge this piece presents for students is that the hands move around quite a bit and also, students often struggle to maintain a steady tempo as the colors and moods evolve throughout the piece.
In this video, Kristina (an adult student of Musiah online piano lessons) plays Celtic Sunrise (Part 1 of 2) by Brendan Hogan (Musiah inventor)
This particular piece is Lesson #117 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus and is a great favorite among Musiah students.
It’s rhythmically quite quirky and requires a high level of accuracy to pull it off successfully, but it is great fun to play.
In this video, Sungchan (an audlt Musiah student) play Gipsy Dance by Brendan Hogan (Musiah Inventor).
This song is an advanced piece — Piano Lesson #126 from Level 10 (of 13 levels) in the Musiah Online Piano Course.
Gipsy Dance involves many challenges including advanced coordination, subtle phrasing and syncopated rhythms.
Sungchan learned this piece through piano lessons with Musiah. (Note: no human teacher was involved).
As you can see in the above videos, beginners piano lessons with Musiah are a great way to start your piano lessons journey.
It's great for adults and for kids! You'll learn properly from the basics right through to advanced conncepts, and you'll get to play a great variety of songs in many different styles.
So when you're ready, we warmly invite you to take our 14 Day Free Trial.
In the Musiah course of piano lessons, there are 13 levels in total.
Below is the learning path for beginners consisting of 49 consecutive piano lessons over the three beginners levels of the course.
Our piano lessons for beginners start off step by step with the basics such as how to find all the C notes on the keyboard, how to place your right hand in the C position, and then progress to basics of reading sheet music including simple timing (quarter notes and half notes). By the end of the lesson, you’ll be able to play your first beginners song, “Jack In The Box – RH only” in time with a fun backing track.
In your second piano lesson for beginners, you will learn how to put your left hand in C position on the keyboard, and how to quickly put both hands in C position. You’ll practice playing notes with the left hand, right hand and both hands, and you’ll play the beginners song “Jack In The Box – BH” (this time with both hands) in time with a backing track.
This third piano lesson for beginners begins with a quiz to revise items of knowledge learned so far. You’ll learn how to find G on the keyboard, and through a fun game, you’ll practice playing C and G in each hand and with both hands. You’ll learn how to read C’s and G’s on the sheet music and how to read a song for two hands. And to finish, you’ll learn to play “First Of All – Part 1” – a beginners song for both hands with a backing track.
In this piano lesson for beginners, we expand on the basics of music notation covered in our earlier piano lessons. Plus, to further develop your music reading, you can play our interactive note reading games in the Games area at any time. In this lesson, you’ll revise and practice reading the notes C and G in each hand and with both hands together. After all, reading music properly is key to understanding the piano songs you’ll be playing – including “Now For Seconds – Part 1” which you’ll learn to play in time with a backing track at the end of this lesson.
In this fifth piano lesson for beginners you’ll learn how to find and play more notes on the keyboard – C, D, E, F & G in each hand and with both hands, and you’ll learn and practice how to read these notes on the sheet music. Plus you’ll learn about eighth notes as you learn to play “Hot Cross Buns – Part 1” with both hands in time with a backing track. As a beginner piano playing, this is an important lesson as it includes learning to read and play a song with different notes in each hand at the same time which, in turn, will help you develop both coordination and hand independence.
A song for two people is called a duet, and in this piano lesson for beginners, you’ll learn to play “Hot Cross Buns – Part 2” which is the 2nd part of a duet. Interestingly, the backing track features Part 1 (which you learned in the previous lesson), so it’s just like playing with another person… you have to listen to and concentrate not only on your part but also on the other part (Part 1). In this piano lesson, you’ll also revise the notes C, D, E, F & G in each hand to further develop your note reading. And you’ll learn about recognizing recurring patterns in the sheet music which will help you read and learn new songs.
In this lesson, we start with note revision of right hand notes learned so far, learn about ‘whole rests’, and learn to play “First Of All – Part 2” in time with a backing track that includes Part 1. In this song (which is another duet), you’ll take your skills to the next level as you learn to observe rests in the music while following where the other ‘virtual‘ person playing part 1 is up to so you’ll join in again at the right times.
In this beginner lesson, you’ll learn a new note – left hand A, there’s a revision game covering notes learned so far, and you’ll learn about dotted quarter notes followed by single eighth notes and how to tap them in rhythms. You’ll learn new rests – half rest and eighth rests, plus there’s an introduction to sight reading. And to finish this lesson, you’ll learn to play “Now For Seconds – Part 2” in time with a backing track that includes Part 1 (yes, it’s another duet).
This beginner lesson kicks off with a game to revise all notes learned so far, and a symbol matching game to revise all note and rest values. Next, you’ll be introduced to efficient ways to learn and practice new songs as you learn to play “Mary – Part 1” (Mary Had A Little Lamb) in time with a backing track that includes Part 2 played by virtual students.
In this tenth piano lesson for beginners, you’ll learn about reading and recognizing recurring rhythmic patterns in the sheet music. This lesson’s song, “Mary – Part 2”, is a rhythmic accompaniment part that you’ll learn to play in time with a backing track that includes Part 1. It’s a fun piece that will take your timing skills to the next level.
This beginner lesson is mostly about playing different notes in each hand at the same time where the two hands do not follow the same direction (which is the nature of this song). So this is a great lesson for helping you develop greater brain elasticity in terms of reading two completely different hands at the same time and greater coordination as you play the piece with both hands. The song is called “Third Tune Lucky – Part 1” and you’ll finish the lesson by learning it in time with a backing track that includes Part 2.
In this lesson you’ll learn to smoothly play thirds (pairs of notes) in sequence within the right hand. This a great exercise for developing finger independence and coordination and is also a stepping stone to reading and playing chords. You’ll finish this piano lesson for beginners by learning “Third Tune Lucky – Part 2” in time with a backing track that includes Part 1.
In this beginner piano lesson, you’ll learn the first of three parts of “Big Ben” (the tune played by the famous clock tower in London and by grandfather clocks all around the world). We start with Part 3 which is a simple accompaniment part, but as you play, you need to be aware of two other parts – Part 1 which is the main melody and part 2 which is a harmony part. You’ll learn a new note, the B below middle C, and you’ll learn about repeat signs and dotted half notes. To finish, you learn to play “Big Ben – Part 3” in time with a backing track that includes Parts 1 & 2.
In this lesson you’ll play the main melody part of this ensemble piece using a really nice ‘tubular bells’ sound. (There’s a different instrument allocated for each piece, but if you prefer, you can change the instrument to a piano sound at any time). As you play Part 1 in time with the backing track, listen out for and follow Parts 2 and 3 which are included in the backing track.
In this fifteenth beginner piano lesson, you’ll learn to play a harmony part. While this is an easy part, one thing that’s new is that it’s your first time playing a harmony part. In this case, it’s like the melody but it’s played a third higher (two notes higher). And of course, the backing track includes the other parts.
In this lesson, you start off learning about the correct names for notes of different lengths, also known as “note values”, and you’ll play a symbol matching game where you have to drag note values onto matching rest values. Plus there’s a note playing game where you’ll be asked to play any one of; a single note, a left hand note and a right hand note together, or a pair of notes just with your right hand. The song itself requires coordination that is more advanced that any song you have played so far with the character of the right hand melody being very different to the character of the left hand notes. “4X4 – Part 1” is the first part of a duet which, at the end of the lesson, you’ll learn to play in time with a backing track that includes the other part.
In this lesson, you’ll learn more about rest values and their correct names including the addition of dotted rests. There’s a symbol matching game to test how well you remember the names of the various rests. And for the song, “4X4 – Part 2” is a tricky rhythmic second part to this duet in which your coordination will be further developed as you learn to play the piece in time with a backing track that includes Part 1.
This beginner piano lesson is a short finger exercise which is a stepping stone to learning scales. The song is called “Playful Fingers” and features rapid scale–like passages in alternating hands, so it’s sure to get your fingers moving as you learn to play it in time with a backing track.
In this nineteenth piano lesson for beginners, you’ll learn a song in which there’s lots of alternating between the two hands as you play. With the left hand essentially mimicking the right hand, it’s rapid–fire fun that will help you develop another aspect of your coordination between the two hands as you learn to play “Let’s Mimic” in time with the backing track.
At the end of this first level of beginner piano lessons (there’s a total of thirteen levels in the course), you’ll experience a performance challenge in which you’ll be tasked with performing three randomly chosen pieces from the songs you have recently learned in front of a virtual audience. This is great way to develop the skills and discipline of preparing for a real life performance. If you fail, three new pieces will be allocated and you can try again. When you pass, you will be awarded the rank of “Rookie” and you’ll be able to advance to Level 2.
In this twentieth piano lesson for beginners, you’ll learn about different hand positions and in particular how to place your hands in D position on the keyboard. You’ll learn about the note range covered by each hand when in D position and play a note reading game based on these notes. You’ll learn about ‘Da Capo al Fine’ (a form of ‘repeat’) and then you’ll practice playing notes with your hands in the D position before learning “Indian Dance” (a well–known song) in time with a backing track.
In this fun lesson for beginners, you’ll learn your first song in which the left hand crosses over the right (hmmm… very acrobatic) and you’ll learn about ‘staccato’ and ‘accents’. After a little sight reading practice, you’ll learn to play “Pop Goes The Weasel” in time with a backing track.
In the next beginners piano lesson, there are note playing games in which sometimes you have to play the same notes in each hand and sometimes different notes in each hand. And in the song itself, there’s a lot of two handed playing in which the finger independence and coordination is becoming gradually more advanced. But at the end of the lesson, you’ll be able to play “Go Tell Aunt Rhody” in time with a backing track.
In this lesson, you’ll learn about tied notes and you’ll also learn more about pattern recognition to help you learn new songs. The song itself is the accompaniment part of a duet – the well known song “This Is The Way (we have some fun) – Part 2” which you will learn to play in time with a backing track featuring part 1.
In this beginners piano lesson you’ll learn the main melody part of this duet which introduces you to playing notes with the left hand in F position on the keyboard. You’ll also learn about how the same note (in this case the B below middle C) can appear different depending on whether it is written for the left hand or the right hand. And towards the end of the lesson, as you learn to play “This Is The Way – Part 1”, the backing track will feature part 2.
In this piano lesson for beginners, you’ll learn to play a chord based waltz–like accompaniment and pattern recognition is further emphasized to really help you learn this piece quickly and easily. The tune is the well–known song “Row, Row, Row (your boat) – Part 2” which you’ll learn to play in time with a backing track that features part 1.
In this beginner lesson, the melody is sometimes played by the left hand, and at other times by the right hand or both hands. As you learn to play “Row, Row, Row – Part 1” in time with the backing track, listen out for part 2 which is featured in the backing.
As you first look at part 2 of this song, you’ll notice it’s a little bit like Part 2 of Row, Row, Row. In fact a lot of chord based accompaniment parts have some similarities. So once you have played one or two of them, you can learn new ones quite quickly, especially as you learn to look for the chord patterns. Towards the end of this lesson, as you learn to play “Go To Sleep – Part 2” in time with the backing track, remember to listen to and follow part 1 – just as if someone was sitting next to you playing part 1.
In this piano lesson, “Go To Sleep – Part 1” is just for the right hand, so you should be able to play this piece with very little effort. But there are patterns to watch out for, a “Da Capo al Fine” to observe, and as you play it with the backing track, do be sure to stay aware of and ‘follow’ part 2.
In this piano lesson, you’ll learn the first of three parts of the famous Christmas carol, “Jingle Bells”.
We start with Part 1 which is the main melody part, but as you play, you need to be aware of the two other parts. You’ll also learn about first and second endings. And to finish the lesson, you’ll learn to play “Jingle Bells – Part 1” in time with a backing track that includes Parts 2 & 3.
“in this lesson, you’ll learn to play Jingle Bells – Part 3”. It’s for the right hand only and while it doesn’t have too many notes, it does feature a tricky syncopated rhythm. Plus, you have to follow the other parts carefully so you’ll play your rhythmic highlights at just the right time. As usual, the backing track includes the other two parts.
In this lesson, we play some revision games to re–enforce your knowledge of note and rest values, and you’ll also learn what a (musical) canon is. The song is the famous “Frere Jacques” and you’ll be playing part 1 while other virtual students play part 2 which is included in the backing track.
In this lesson, you’ll be introduced to the ‘tongue twister’ technique to help you read notes much faster and more easily. And there are some note–reading games to practice this technique on right hand notes from the G below middle C all the way up to the top line of the treble staff. There’s also a new playing technique where you use your right hand 5th finger to play different notes without moving your hand. To finish this beginners piano lesson, you’ll learn to play “Twinkle Twinkle (little star) in time with a backing track.
This piano lesson starts with some more note reading games to re–enforce the ‘tongue twister technique’ for reading sheet music faster. In the song, you’ll learn to play an advanced ‘vamping’ chord accompaniment where your right hand thumb and 5th fingers at times stretch to play notes outside the C position without moving the hand. The song is “Baa Baa Black Sheep – Part 2”, but don’t let the nursery rhyme title lull you into a false sense of security – the music in this song (and each song) is becoming gradually more advanced.
In this lesson, you’ll learn to read notes above the bass staff as high as the E above middle C. There are some note reading games to help with this and to re–enforce the tongue twister technique for left hand (bass staff) notes. This lesson’s song is “Baa Baa Black Sheep – Part 1” and is unusual in that the two hands both play a melody whose notes are all on the bass staff. Also, the interaction between the two hands requires increasingly advanced coordination. As you play the song with the backing track, other virtual students play Part 2.
At the end of each of the 13 levels of the course, there’s a performance challenge in which you are tasked with performing three randomly chosen pieces (from the current level) in front of a virtual audience. When you pass, you will be awarded the rank of “Novice” and you’ll be able to advance to Level 3.
This beginners piano lesson starts with a note reading game to revise all left hand notes. And in the song you’ll be learning, the left hand is mostly in a low G position but there are times when it moves quite quickly to F position and back to G position. Meanwhile, in the right hand, you’ll be playing chords with three notes in this chord accompaniment and there’s also some right hand finger switching. It’s a fun piece which is “Ten In The Bed – Part 2” and the backing track features the main melody part.
In this beginner lesson, you’ll learn “Ten In The Bed – Part 1” in which the melody switches rapidly between the two hands. You’ll also learn about music that begins on the anacrusis or upbeat. Plus at one point the right hand has to pass the 2nd finger over the thumb. This is the main melody part which, at the end of this lesson, you’ll learn to play in time with a backing track that includes Part 2.
This piano lesson for beginners gives you a great introduction to playing scales and starts with a series of exercises to prepare you for playing scales. In each hand, you’ll learn to pass your thumb under the 3rd and 4th fingers, and how to pass your 3rd and 4th fingers over your thumb. Then, as you begin learning your first scale, you’ll learn an important technique which is, in any scale, to always memorize which note your 4th finger plays (because once you know this, you can easily work out the correct fingering for every other note). By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to play a C major scale with both hands in time with a drum backing track.
In this piano lesson for beginners, you’ll learn what a key signature is and how it affects all notes throughout a song or scale. This scale includes one black note (F sharp), and using the techniques you learned in Lesson 37, you’ll learn this scale to the point where you’ll be able to comfortably play it with both hands in time with a drum backing track.
In this beginner lesson, both hands are written on separate treble staffs, so the left hand is on its own treble staff (instead of a bass staff) and the right hand is, as you would expect on a treble staff – but it has an “8va” sign which means to play an octave higher than written. And in the left hand, there’s some slick finger switching as you shift hand position. Played with a beautiful harp sound in time with a backing track, you’ll definitely enjoy learning this piece, “Hickory Dickory Dock”.
This fortieth beginners piano lesson starts with note revision games to re–enforce all notes learned so far from the F below the bass staff all the way up to the F on the top line of the treble staff. In the left hand there’s some finger switching, and this song features both melody notes and harmony notes in the one part. By the end of the lesson, you’ll learn to play “Old MacDonald” in time with a backing track.
In this piano lesson, you’ll learn the A natural minor scale. The techniques you will have learned in earlier lessons for memorizing scales and for passing your thumb under or fingers over your thumb will stand you in good stead. By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to play this scale in time with a lively backing track.
In this piano lesson for beginners, “Jingle Bells – Part 2”, the right hand plays a harmony of the main melody in the A position while the left hand plays a rhythmic bass pattern. So to help you, there’s a note reading game to re–enforce the notes within the A position note range for the right hand. This part is the most advanced of the three parts in this song (which is why we didn’t learn it earlier). But by the time you reach this lesson, you’ll have the necessary reading and playing skills and the coordination required to learn to play this part in time with a backing track which will include parts 1 and 3.
In this lesson, you’ll learn the E natural minor scale. It’s a scale from E to E, and like the G major scale, it has an F shape in the key signature. Be sure to memorize which notes are played by the 4th finger in each hand, and before you know it, you’ll be playing this scale in time with a drum backing track.
This beginners piano lesson starts off with note playing games to revise all the left hand notes learned so far, and then all the right hand notes learned so far. The right hand plays pairs of notes while the left hand plays a rhythmic pattern featuring dotted quarter notes followed by single eighth notes. The piece is “Ten Lil Indians – Part 2” and is the accompaniment part to the main melody which you’ll need to listen for and follow as you play along with the backing track.
In this piano lesson for beginners, you’ll learn “Ten Lil Indians – Part 1” which is the main melody part of this duet. It’s quite rhythmic and the melody is shared between the two hands. This is a song that’s great for extending your coordination and, if you remember all the techniques you’ve learned so far, in no time at all, you’ll be able to play it in time with a backing track that includes part 2.
This lesson begins with a note playing game to revise all the bass and treble notes learned so far. Then, as you learn the famous Beethoven song “Ode To Joy – part 1”, the left hand features pairs of notes in which sometimes the bottom note changes but the top one remains the same, so you’ll you have to read the lower left hand hand notes extra carefully. Plus there are some coordination challenges, and you’ll also learn about ‘Dal Segno al Fine’ in this well known song everyone loves. As you play it in time with the backing track, listen out for part 2 – the harmony part (which you’ll be learning next).
In this beginners piano lesson, “Ode To Joy – part 2”, you’ll learn a single stave part in which the right hand plays a harmony to the main melody of Part 1. The main purpose of this lesson is to introduce the right hand to a new position (the right hand plays in the B position throughout). And of course, as you play in time with the backing track, do be sure to listen to and follow the main melody of part 1.
This piano lesson kicks off with a note playing game to revise all the treble and bass notes learned so far – but it’s faster than previous games, so you have less time to respond. Then, you’ll learn Part 1 of 4 parts. It’s a two–handed part and is the main melody with a simple bass pattern. “Battle Song – Part 1” is a fun and fast song in a military march style. The trick is to listen to and be aware of parts 2, 3 and 4 as you play Part 1 in time with the backing track.
On its own, “Battle Song – Part 4” is musically very easy at your current skill level, so you’ll learn it quickly. The main purpose of learning it is for you to experience the challenge of playing a rhythmic part that has to slot in with three other parts, similar to playing an orchestral part. It’s fun and it’s lively, and is a great way to round off the skills that you have learned in this third level of piano lessons for beginners. Enjoy!
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