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Learn piano or keyboard from scratch – Complete piano course

Piano lessons/ keyboard lessons for beginners. Play piano by ear, chords, reading music, improvisation, music theory
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 25h 0m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Video Score: 10.0 / 10
The course includes 25h 0m video content. Courses with more videos usually have a higher average rating. We have found that the sweet spot is 16 hours of video, which is long enough to teach a topic comprehensively, but not overwhelming. Courses over 16 hours of video gets the maximum score.
The average video length is 3 hours 04 minutes of 273 Piano courses on Udemy.
Detail Score: 10.0 / 10

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Extra Content Score: 9.9 / 10

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35 articles.
481 resources.
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Description

NOW WITH 2 FREE EBOOKS:
– ALL THE SCALES AND CHORDS IN ALL INVERSIONS WITH FINGER POSITIONS (110 PAGES!)
No other online piano course offers such a detailed and complete overview of scales and chords.
With the clickable index, you’re never more than only one click away from the piano chord or scale you were looking for.
– MUSIC THEORY AND READING MUSIC (84 PAGES!)
Great reference book beside the explanations already given in the course, that gives you the possibility to repeat the theory at your ease or (even if you’re not online) to quickly consult your eBook if you have a question about music theory/reading notes.

***UPDATE APRIL 2021. NEW SECTION ADDED: PLAYING BY EAR***
(This new section could actually be a whole course on its own, but is just included in this piano course!)
You want to play your favorite song by ear, without having sheet music, chords or melody?
After this new 2.5-hour section you will be able to sit at the piano and play any song, just by listening attentively, derive chords and melody and then play the song, by ear!
Surprise everyone playing any song on the piano with this amazing technique!

THE ONLINE PIANO COURSE THAT HELPED 1000’S OF PEOPLE TO FINALLY PLAY SONGS ON THE PIANO, TO READ MUSIC AND TO IMPROVISE
The way the course is created, with lots of songs and easy explanations of every detail, means that you will advance rapidly every day.

VERY QUICKLY, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY YOUR FIRST SONGS ON THE PIANO OR KEYBOARD
At a very early stage, you will already apply what you’ve learned and start playing songs. First playing the melody with your right hand, later also adding your left hand.
And what makes it a real pleasure to practice, is that you play a song together with a band that accompanies you while you are playing on your piano or electronic keyboard.
This is what others say about the course:
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This piano course is extremely educational and highly entertaining as well. For beginners specially, Mr. Cohen didn’t raise the bar of excellence, he is the bar simply put. His lectures will start you from know nothing into craving to learn more and highly addictive too. If you are searching over and over to find the right piano lesson for you, your search is over. You found the learning center. Cheers (Rolando Marucut)

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This is exactly the course I was looking for. I love piano music since I was a kid, however I never had the opportunity to learn. I am a total beginner, I love the way the teacher explains and shows the most important and key things in order to move forward in any lesson. My dream is closer. Thank you so much! (Daniel Madrid Sanchez)

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WOW! This is an amazing course. Thank you very much. Highly recommended. (Stefano Buiaroni)

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I really liked the way the course was created, with lots of songs, advices, quizzes. It was a challenge, but with perseverance and with a lot of exercises the results appeared. I think the most pleasant moments were when I played the songs from the course, but by far I think it was when I managed to control both hands independently. It was like a revelation. Now I have the needed tools: scales, chords, improvisation techniques, the rest depends on me, a lot of exercises. (Csizmadia Miklos)

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LEARN PIANO IN A FUN WAY, NOT BY ONLY ENDLESSLY RUNNING UP & DOWN THE SCALES

In order to play the piano or keyboard well, you have to practice scales. But only endlessly going up & down the scales is not very fun way of learning the piano or keyboard, that’s why in this course you practice the scales in songs that contain just the notes of that particular scale.
And of course, the band will accompany you in all the songs.
This makes practicing the scales a pleasure!

TRY THIS ONLINE PIANO COURSE WITHOUT ANY RISK.
If you’re still not sure, why not just give it a try? It’s without any risk: if for whatever reason this is not the course for you, you can get a full refund within 30 days after purchase.
So, there’s no need to wait any longer: just hit that ‘enroll’ button and get access to more than 23 hours of video, interactive music theory exercises and to two amazing BONUSSES: a 110-page eBook with all the scales and chords in all the inversions with finger positions, an 84-page eBook with the whole music theory and how to read notes, as well as plenty of other resources (play-along files in different tempos, PDF files with sheet music for every song, …).
It only takes you one click to have access to ALL of this.

Still not convinced?
Just have a look at the promo video and the free preview videos to have an idea of how I teach, and also have a look at the course curriculum.

COURSE CHARACTERISTICS
•You will apply the theory and skills learned during the lectures in songs that you will play together with a band (play-along mp3 files and MIDI files included). In this way, practicing the notes in the scales becomes a pleasure!

•Lots of practice files (mp3 and MIDI) in all 12 keys and in several tempos included

•Two eBooks included for FREE:

– “Basic scales and chords”: with ALL the scales and chords in all inversions with finger positions (110 pages!) with clickable index that leads you directly to the scale or chord you were looking for.

– “Music theory and music reading”: with the whole music theory and how to read notes (84 pages) that can be used as a handy reference book beside the course.

•More than 450 downloadable resources! (more than any other piano course)

•Clear explanations by an experienced teacher (more than 25 years of teaching experience)

Apart from the introduction section , the course consists of 6 main sections, each with a lot of lectures that will help you to advance in a steady way. The 6 main sections are:

•Scales

•Piano chords

•Other chords

•Playing by ear

•Reading music

•Improvisation

SOME OF THE TOPICS COVERED IN THIS COURSE
Major scales in all 12 keys
Minor scales in all 12 keys
Transposing songs in other keys
Lots of songs to practice the notes of the scales
Circle of fifths
Intervals
Major triads
Minor triads
Dominant 7th chords
Minor 7th chords
Diminished chords
Major 7th chords
Slash chords
Sus chords
Lots of songs to practice the chords
Hand independence exercises
Diatonic chords in a major key
Diatonic chords in a minor key
Playing by ear
Treble clef
Bass clef
Time signature
Key signature
Practice songs
Pentatonic scale (major and minor)
Blues scale
The 12 bar blues
Improvising with the pentatonic and blues scales
Licks and riffs
Adding rhythm in the left hand accompaniment
Adding colors (9th, #9th, 13th) in the left hand accompaniment
Extend the blues scale with extra notes

You will learn

✓ Complete beginners will be taken to an intermediate (or even higher) level of piano playing with a thorough understanding of music theory.
✓ You will master all the chords on the piano that will allow you to play all the songs you want.
✓ You will know how to play any song by ear by just listening attentively, then deriving chords and melody.
✓ You will know how to read music, so that you can play from lead sheets, chord sheets and sheet music.
✓ You will start to improvise using the pentatonic and blues scales.

Requirements

• A piano or electronic keyboard
• A metronome (downloadable for free on smartphones)
• No need for any knowledge of music nor skills at the piano.

This course is for

• This course is for anyone who wants to start to play the piano: to play songs, read from lead sheets, chord sheets and sheet music, start to improvise and obtain a good understanding of music (theory).

How much does the Learn piano or keyboard from scratch - Complete piano course course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $19.99. And currently there is a 82% discount on the original price of the course, which was $109.99. So you save $90 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $15.8 of 273 Piano courses on Udemy.

Does the Learn piano or keyboard from scratch - Complete piano course course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Learn piano or keyboard from scratch – Complete piano course has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Learn piano or keyboard from scratch - Complete piano course course, but there is a $90 discount from the original price ($109.99). So the current price is just $19.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Martin Cohen a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Martin Cohen has created 6 courses that got 3,781 reviews which are generally positive. Martin Cohen has taught 31,176 students and received a 4.7 average review out of 3,781 reviews. Depending on the information available, Martin Cohen is a TRUSTED instructor.
Teacher, musician and composer
Martin Cohen is since about 25 years a teacher of physics, mathematics and informatics.  

At the moment, he teaches at the European School in Luxembourg.  

Martin is originally from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  

He is a passionate musician and composer. Since the age of 8 years, he plays the piano.  

He played in several rock, blues and jazz bands and he has at the moment a jazz trio.   

He also teaches the piano, music theory and composing techniques.   

Martin has a masters degree in physics from the Free University in Amsterdam.




UPDATE (summer 2019):

Martin quit his day job as a school teacher to concentrate for the full 100% on online music teaching.   

9.8

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Freshness

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Feedback

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 25h 0m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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