This course was an experiment in which I tried guide beginning students to learn and practise some fundamental aspects of piano playing without the need to learn to read music notation. I can't say that I fully endorse this course any more. There are certain aspects of it that I think people have found confusing, and the progression of difficulty is probably not as well suited to a beginner as I would have liked. However, I have decided to keep it available for now on the off chance that someone finds it interesting of finds some value in it.
In this lesson, you will play a piece for Oboe and Piano. Your part is played on a group of four white keys.
Step 1. Listen to the lesson music.
Step 2. Then listen to the pattern.
Step 3. Now play the pattern along with the percussion accompaniment.
Step 4. Next, listen to the lesson music played without the oboe.
Step 5. Then play along with this version of the lesson music.
Step 6. Finally, play along with the full version of the lesson music.
If you are beginning to struggle with the lack of guidance in these lessons compared to previous lessons, or if you start finding it difficult to learn the music, I suggest reviewing previous lessons in this course. While it’s true that previous lessons offered more guidance to help you through each step, there really isn’t any more you need to know to complete these lessons.
The music in the following lessons will be more difficult to learn but don’t despair, this is all part of making progress. Just keep in mind that perseverance is absolutely essential if you want to learn to play a musical instrument.