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.
The music in this lesson will likely be the most difficult piece you have played so far in this course. It is played on three groups of three white keys and requires the left hand to leap over the top of the right hand to play the higher notes. The music is for Saxophone, Drum Set, Upright Bass, and Piano. Watch the video for this lesson first before you begin.
Step 1. Listen to the lesson music.
Step 2. Then listen to the pattern you will play.
Step 3. And play along with the percussion accompaniment.
Step 4. Listen to the pattern accompanied by the drum set.
Step 5. Then play along with the drum set accompaniment.
Step 6. Listen to the pattern accompanied by the drum set and piano.
Step 7. Then play along with the drum set and piano accompaniment.
Step 8. Now listen to the lesson music played without the saxophone.
Step 9. And play along with this version of the lesson music.
Step 10. Finally, play along with the full version of the lesson music.