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 short piece for Flute, Classical Guitar, Upright Bass, and Piano. Your part is played over four groups of two black keys. This means you will be jumping around the piano quite quickly. Be sure to watch the video lesson to see how I have divided the pattern between the two hands.
Step 1. First, listen to the lesson music.
Step 2. Now listen to the pattern you will play.
Step 3. Then play along with the percussion accompaniment.
Step 4. Next, listen to the lesson music played without the flute.
Step 5. And play along with this version of the lesson music.
Step 6. Finally, play along with the full version of the lesson music.
Despite its brevity, the piece you have just played is actually quite challenging for someone at such an early stage. Music that leaps around the keyboard like this is not typically given to students in the very early stages of their study. Therefore, if you found this difficult, don't worry, you are in good company. If you didn’t find it so difficult then I commend you for your diligence in working through these lessons so thoroughly.