Technique – Fine Tune Your Skills


Scales

The Basics

Bass Clef & the Left Hand (5 Lessons)

Intermediate Begin
The bass clef often gets left behind when learning how to sight read and play so I make it apoint to remind students to keep bass clef reading and playing sharp. In this 5 lesson series, we will take a look at our first 5 notes in the bass clef.

Scales

Tempo

Intermediate Begin
Knowing what speed to play a piece is the key to making music sound great. In this lesson, we will learn different tempo markings you will come across.

Chromatic Scale COMING SOON

Intermediate Begin
One of the coolest sounding and impressive scales on the piano is the Chromatic scale. It is suprisingly easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Many pieces by Chopin and Liszt have this scale so it’s always good to know.

Building Speed – Easy Does It

Intermediate
Begin

Playing fast is always a seductive goal when learning any instrument. Although speed is definitely achievable with practice and patience, nothing is worse than fast and SLOPPY playing so in this lesson, we will look at building up speed with accuracy for a clean and polished sound.

Two Easy Drills (3 Lessons)

Intermediate Begin
In these 2 simple technique drills, we will look at notes moving in steps as well as skpping motion. I also share with you some practice tips that will save you both time and frustration.
     
     
     
Arpeggios

Playing Piano for Songs & Singers (4 lessons)

Intermediate
Begin

Whenever we play a song where the voice is the main carrier of the melody, the way we approach the piano is a bit different. These next few lessons will help you sound great whether you’re singing Adele or Coldplay.

Building Major & Minor Chords (3 lessons)

Intermediate Begin
Chords are essential to any great piece of music, song or tune. Building major and minor chords on any note is easy to do. Find out how in these 3 lessons.

Staccato & Legato

Intermediate Begin
To create wonderful sounding melodies, the first step is to control how short or how connected notes need to be. Staccato & Legato will teach you how to do it right.

Repeat Sign & Endings

Intermediate Begin
Mutliple endings and repeat signs are extremely commonplace in everything from Beethoven to Coldplay. Learning how to play them is essential.

Triplets

Intermediate Begin
Triplets are often misunderstood when playing the piano but when played correctly, add a great flavor to any tune. Also styles like blues and jazz use triplets all the time.

Dynamics – Forte & Piano

Intermediate Begin
To be in control of your playing, you need to control your dynamics, that is, your use of loud and soft playing. These markings are seen as different variations of forte & piano.

Crescendo & Decrescendo

Intermediate Begin
In this lesson, we will learn how to play a crescendo and decrescendo as well as being able to identify them in the music.