Playing by Ear: A Practical Application of Music Fundamentals!
About Playing by Ear: A Practical Application of Music Fundamentals!
Have you always wanted to learn to play a song you love by ear? By learning chord structures and about key signatures it's easier than you think. Once a decision is made about which song to learn, we'll start by finding the melody on the piano. Chords will help fill it out, and through dynamics and expression, we'll bring each each piece to life. We will explore how to add your own personal twist as well. This class promises to be an adventurous exploration in piano that will stretch the imagination while honing in on your current piano skills!
- Learn how to play melodies on the piano by ear
- Learn how to find the chords that work with your melody
- Learn to express your song with dynamics and emotion
- Practice adding your own twists to songs you love
Beginner+ (prerequisite: basic music reading and rhythm skills)
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Weekly 30-min sessions on Fridays, at 4 pm ET | 1 pm PT | 21:00 UTC.
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Heidi S. on December 11, 2020
I loved it, I often try and work out tunes I hear and sometimes I can do it better than others. I have very little music theory knowledge as I'm self-taught with the help of a piano app so the classes should help supplement what I'm doing myself.
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I am an experienced music teacher of piano and voice for over 12 years with a degree in music from the Evergreen State College in Washington State. I specialize in multi-genre styles such as classical, pop, rock and roll, ragtime, jazz, and contemporary. I also teach composition and song-writing. I myself have been composing since 2001 and am in the process of recording my second album. I have been a performer for over 8 years doing regular local restaurant gigs as well has fundraiser concerts and outdoor festivals and the like. It brings me great joy to witness the my students' progress as well as foster a love of music learning. To take it to the next-level I have found a n...