How to Play Piano

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How to Play Piano

2018

Discover how anyone can learn to play the piano with the right guidance and a little encouragement. These 36 accessible episodes provide the building blocks you need to go from interested novice to expressive player. Blending...

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Pamela D. Pike

In This Series

Basic Piano Rhythm and Fingering
Episode 1
Basic Piano Rhythm and Fingering
Pitch and Off-Staff Notation
Episode 2
Pitch and Off-Staff Notation
Tonic and Dominant Harmony
Episode 3
Tonic and Dominant Harmony
Intervals and Basic Notation
Episode 4
Intervals and Basic Notation
Major Chords and Simple Accompaniment
Episode 5
Major Chords and Simple Accompaniment
Fourths, Accidentals, and Relaxation
Episode 6
Fourths, Accidentals, and Relaxation
Primary Chords
Episode 7
Primary Chords
Transposition at the Piano
Episode 8
Transposition at the Piano
Chord Inversions
Episode 9
Chord Inversions
Chord Progressions and Arpeggios
Episode 10
Chord Progressions and Arpeggios
Accompaniment Patterns and Sight-Reading
Episode 11
Accompaniment Patterns and Sight-Reading
Harmonization and Damper Pedal
Episode 12
Harmonization and Damper Pedal
Minor Finger Patterns and Chords
Episode 13
Minor Finger Patterns and Chords
Articulation: Legato and Staccato
Episode 14
Articulation: Legato and Staccato
One-Octave Major Scales and Major Intervals
Episode 15
One-Octave Major Scales and Major Intervals
Dotted Rhythms and Isolated Repetition
Episode 16
Dotted Rhythms and Isolated Repetition
Secondary Chords and More Dotted Rhythms
Episode 17
Secondary Chords and More Dotted Rhythms
Sixteenth Notes and More Secondary Chords
Episode 18
Sixteenth Notes and More Secondary Chords
Compound Meter and Technique
Episode 19
Compound Meter and Technique
Parallel Major and Minor Keys
Episode 20
Parallel Major and Minor Keys
Three Forms of the Minor Scale and Syncopation
Episode 21
Three Forms of the Minor Scale and Syncopation
Artistic Expression and More Minor Keys
Episode 22
Artistic Expression and More Minor Keys
The Classical Period and Fortepianos
Episode 23
The Classical Period and Fortepianos
Seventh Chords and Sonata Form
Episode 24
Seventh Chords and Sonata Form
Sight-Reading and Technique
Episode 25
Sight-Reading and Technique
The Romantic Period and Seventh-Chord Arpeggios
Episode 26
The Romantic Period and Seventh-Chord Arpeggios
Extended Arpeggios and Pianist as Artist
Episode 27
Extended Arpeggios and Pianist as Artist
More Romantic Repertoire
Episode 28
More Romantic Repertoire
Sonata Form Revisited
Episode 29
Sonata Form Revisited
The Baroque Era and Harpsichords
Episode 30
The Baroque Era and Harpsichords
Baroque Repertoire
Episode 31
Baroque Repertoire
Deliberate Practice and Learning Music
Episode 32
Deliberate Practice and Learning Music
The 20th Century and Modern Music
Episode 33
The 20th Century and Modern Music
Chorale-Style Repertoire
Episode 34
Chorale-Style Repertoire
Impressionism and the Una Corda Pedal
Episode 35
Impressionism and the Una Corda Pedal
Triplets and Continuing Piano Study
Episode 36
Triplets and Continuing Piano Study