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Ultimate Piano Course: Go from a Beginner/Average to an Advanced Pianist

Hands-On Piano Class Covering Basic Music Theory Up to Improvisation & More Skills

By Oluwayanmife Akintola | in Online Courses

Paying for offline lessons with a teacher for music lessons can be expensive and there are people that can't afford it; this course offers a better alternative for offline lessons and at a cheaper price. This course is for everyone that wants to learn how to play the piano or/and for people that want to learn about Music Theory. This class takes you from a beginner level with absolutely no experience to a professional level. Learn the very basics and move on to more advanced topics.

743 positive ratings from 12,622 students enrolled

  • Access 278 lectures & 37 hours of content 24/7
  • Understand the "Hows" & "Whys" of the concepts about playing the piano and about Music Theory
  • Know & play Major Chords, Minor Chords, Diminished Chords, Augmented Chords, Suspended Chords, Dominant 7th Chords, and more
  • Play anything in all 12 keys comfortably
  • Add color to your chord progressions

"Good pace to learn from complete beginner. Fun exercises to practice and explained well." – Matthew Hill

Oluwayanmife Akintola | Pianist & Computer Engineer

4.1/5 Instructor Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

30,724 Total Students
1,118 Reviews

Oluwayanmife "Yummy" Akintola is a Udemy instructor and an experienced Pianist/Keyboardist. He has been playing for many years and translated this experience into 10 current courses. Yummy also has a Computer Engineering degree.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • Your First Program
  • Introduction & Getting Started
    • Introduction - 0:37
    • The Layout of the Piano/Keyboard - 5:10
    • Letters/Names of the Keys on the Piano/Keyboard - 7:42
    • Piano Fingerings & Hand Movement on the Piano/Keyboard - 6:02
    • Learn how to play a Fun Tune - 27:51
  • The Development of Independence between the Right Hand and the Left Hand
    • Part 1 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song) - 6:57
    • Part 2 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song) - 11:11
  • Brief Overview of what is to Come in the Course
    • Brief Overview of what is to Come in the Course - 5:55
  • Musical Intervals
    • Musical Intervals - 7:27
  • Scales/Major Scales
    • Scales/How to build a major scale - 9:05
    • C Major Scale - 3:16
    • C# Major Scale - 3:35
    • E flat Major Scale - 1:18
    • E Major Scale - 1:37
    • F Major Scale - 3:19
    • F# Major Scale - 1:20
    • G Major Scale - 1:22
    • A flat Major Scale - 3:24
    • A Major Scale - 2:50
    • B flat Major Scale - 1:13
    • B Major Scale - 3:54
    • Review of Major Scales - 7:48
    • Tonic sol-fa - 5:30
  • Practical Exercises that you can do to master all the 12 Major Scales
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Right Hand - 29:06
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Left Hand - 27:41
  • Minor Scales/Natural Minor Scales
    • Introduction to Minor Scales & Natural Minor Scales - 14:08
    • C Natural Minor Scale - 5:48
    • C# Natural Minor Scale - 4:56
    • D Natural Minor Scale - 4:41
    • E flat Natural Minor Scale - 4:43
    • E Natural Minor Scale - 5:25
    • F Natural Minor Scale - 5:10
    • F# Natural Minor Scale - 4:47
    • G Natural Minor Scale - 4:52
    • A flat Natural Minor Scale - 4:48
    • A Natural Minor Scale - 4:46
    • B flat Natural Minor Scale - 5:18
    • B Natural Minor Scale - 5:27
    • The Natural Minor Scale's Tonic sol-fa - 9:52
  • Harmonic Minor Scales
    • Introduction to Harmonic Minor Scales - 3:01
    • C Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:54
    • C# Harmonic Minor Scale
    • D Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:31
    • E flat Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:57
    • E Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:47
    • F Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:45
    • F# Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:37
    • G Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:33
    • A flat Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:19
    • A Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:01
    • B flat Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:47
    • B Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:14
  • Melodic Minor Scales
    • Introduction to Melodic Minor Scales - 11:19
    • C Melodic Minor Scale - 6:34
    • C# Melodic Minor Scale - 7:26
    • D Melodic Minor Scale - 6:58
    • E flat Melodic Minor Scale - 8:01
    • E Melodic Minor Scale - 7:08
    • F Melodic Minor Scale - 7:59
    • F# Melodic Minor Scale - 7:12
    • G Melodic Minor Scale - 6:43
    • A flat Melodic Minor Scale - 7:00
    • A Melodic Minor Scale - 6:42
    • B flat Melodic Minor Scale - 7:21
    • B Melodic Minor Scale - 6:43
    • Ascending and Descending Melodic Minor Scales explained - 11:55
  • Scale Degrees
    • Scale Degrees for the Major Scales and the Natural Minor Scales - 6:45
    • Scale Degrees for the Harmonic Minor Scales and the Melodic Minor Scales - 4:08
    • The Number System - 3:13
  • More about Musical Intervals
    • Major, Minor and Perfect Intervals - 12:12
    • Diminished and Augmented Intervals - 7:48
    • The Tritone - 2:40
  • Chords (Triad Chords)
    • Major, Minor, Augmented and Diminished Triad Chords - 17:43
  • Major Scale Triad Chords
    • Overview of Major Scale Triad Chords - 9:12
    • C Major Scale Triad Chords - 13:58
    • C# Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:36
    • D Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:23
    • E flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 9:27
    • E Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:29
    • F Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:41
    • F# Major Scale Triad Chords - 10:23
    • G Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:44
    • A flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:53
    • A Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • B flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:51
    • B Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Major Scale - 9:37
  • Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords
    • Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:54
    • An overview of what is to come - 3:26
    • C Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 14:03
    • C# Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 13:57
    • D Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 13:12
    • E flat Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 14:12
    • E Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 13:53
    • F Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 16:14
    • F# Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 14:24
    • G Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 14:56
    • A flat Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 18:04
    • A Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 14:42
    • B flat Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 14:55
    • B Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 13:19
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Natural Minor Scale - 8:34
  • Melodic Minor Scale Triad Chords
    • Melodic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:25
  • Harmonic Minor Scale Triad Chords
    • Harmonic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 16:29
  • 7th Chords, 6th Chords & Suspended Chords
    • Major 6th Chord - 2:52
    • Minor 6th Chord - 2:47
    • Major 7th Chord - 6:44
    • Minor 7th Chord - 6:14
    • What is a Suspended Chord? | Suspended 2nd Chord | Suspended 4th Chord - 9:06
    • Suspended 2nd Triad Chord - 2:08
    • Suspended 4th Triad Chord - 2:37
    • Dominant 7th Chord - 5:18
    • Diminished 7th Chord - 4:15
    • Half-Diminished 7th Chord - 1:48
    • Augmented-Major 7th Chord - 1:53
    • Augmented-Minor 7th Chord - 2:19
    • Minor-Major 7th Chord - 3:09
    • Scale 7th Chords - 12:05
    • Added Tone Chord - 7:32
  • Scale Degrees for Chords (Number System for Chords within a Scale)
    • Number System for Chords within a Scale - 2:14
  • Pentatonic, Chromatic and Blues Scales
    • Major Pentatonic Scale - 7:44
    • Minor Pentatonic Scale - 12:48
    • Blues Scale - 9:20
    • Chromatic Scale - 3:14
  • Chord Inversions & Arpeggios
    • Triad Chord Inversions - 9:08
    • 7th Chord Inversions - 9:26
    • Arpeggios - 2:20
    • Practising Different Triad Chords and their Different Inversions - 18:12
    • Practising Different 7th Chords and their Different Inversions - 9:38
  • Sharps & Flats Explained Further and Tasks for you to do
    • Further explanations of Sharps & Flats - 6:58
    • Further explanations for naming the Notes and Chords within a Scale. | Tasks - 18:07
    • Augmented Minor 7th Chords
    • Augmented-Major 7th Chords
    • Blues Scale
    • Diminished 7th Chords
    • Dominant 7th Chords
    • Half Diminished 7th Chords
    • Harmonic Minor Scale 7th Chords
    • Harmonic Minor Scale Notes
    • Harmonic Minor Scale Triad Chords
    • Major 6th Chords
    • Major 7th Chords
    • Major Pentatonic Scales
    • Major Scale 7th Chords
    • Major Scale Triad Chords
    • Melodic Minor Scale 7th Chords
    • Melodic Minor Scale Notes
    • Melodic Minor Scale Triad Chords
    • Minor 6th Chords
    • Minor 7th Chords
    • Minor Pentatonic Scales
    • Minor-Major 7th Chords
    • Natural Minor Scale 7th Chords
    • Natural Minor Scale Notes
    • Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords
    • Suspended 2nd Triad Chords
    • Suspended 4th Triad Chords
    • Further Explanations of Natural Minor Scales and their Relative Major Scales - 18:21
  • Circle of Fifths
    • What the Circle of Fifth is and How to build one - 5:19
    • How to build a Major Triad Chord using the Circle of Fifths - 4:23
    • How to build a Minor Triad Chord using the Circle of Fifths - 3:46
    • How the Circle of Fifths shows how many sharps & flats are in 12 Major Scales - 5:19
    • How to find the relative Major & Natural Minor Scales via the Circle of Fifths - 6:40
  • How to Play Songs by ear and with Chords | Chord Progressions
    • Introduction of How to play Songs - 1:47
    • How to play Songs by ear (Part 1) - 19:25
    • How to play Songs by ear (Part 2) - 4:51
    • What to play with your Left Hand - 8:01
    • Getting used to playing with both hands on the Piano (includes learning a Song) - 3:31
    • An example of a Left Hand Pattern for accompanying Songs - 2:26
    • Introduction of how to play Songs by using Chords - 1:36
    • How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 20:33
    • Continuation of How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 1:41
    • Check different Voicings for different Chords - 2:19
    • How to play Songs by using Chords(Part 2) & How to identify the Chords of a Song - 4:58
    • Write down the chords of the song you want to play - 0:32
    • Using Different Left Hand and Right Hand Combinations to play Chords (Part 1) - 17:48
    • Part 2 of Using Different Left Hand and Right Hand Combinations to play Chords - 13:16
    • Chord Progressions | 4 popular Chords that a lot of Chord Progressions have - 8:58
    • How to arpeggiate Chord Progressions - 6:50
    • Examples of Chord Progressions - 13:45
    • How to recognise certain Chord Symbols - 3:52
    • More Chord Symbols - 3:36
    • Different approaches that can be used to play Songs - 8:32
  • The Primary and Secondary Chords in all Major and Minor Scales
    • The Primary and Secondary Chords in all Major and Minor Scales - 12:10
    • How to master all the Primary Chords in each Major Key - 20:17
    • How to master all the Primary Chords in each Natural Minor Key - 17:55
    • Extending each Primary Chord into a 7th Chord - 3:48
  • Transposition
    • Transposition - 10:46
    • More on Transposition - 11:52
    • Another example that shows what it means to Transpose - 18:24
  • Developing the ability to be able to play comfortably in all 12 Keys
    • Developing the ability to be able to play in all 12 Keys - 11:41
    • Part 1b of developing the ability to be able to play in all 12 Keys - 26:13
    • Part 2 of developing the ability to be able to play in all 12 Keys - 19:00
  • Different Chord Progressions in all the 12 Keys
    • The I iii vi IV I Chord Progression - 18:48
    • The I ii vi V I Chord Progression - 16:52
    • The 1 5 2 4 1 Chord Progression - 18:13
    • The 2 3 7 5 1 Chord Progression - 17:30
    • The 3 6 2 5 1 Chord Progression - 18:53
    • The 4 2 6 5 4 1 Chord Progression - 21:08
    • The 1 6 5 4 1 Chord Progression - 19:38
    • The 4 1 2 5 6 Chord Progression - 19:14
    • The 6 4 3 5 1 Chord Progression - 20:01
    • The 1 3 4 2 5 1 Chord Progression - 19:44
    • The 1 2 3 4 5 1 Chord Progression - 19:16
    • The 4 3 5 1 Chord Progression - 14:55
  • Rhythms & Improvisation
    • Rhythms - 4:36
    • How to Create Melodies & Tunes with Arpeggios - 6:27
    • Rhythm (Another example of a Rhythm) - 2:20
    • Improvisation - 7:32
    • Improvising through Arpeggios and Inverted Chords - 10:16
    • Improvising by using Pentatonic Scales - 5:03
    • Using the Blues Scale to Improvise - 5:02
    • Improvising with the Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales - 14:00
    • More on the topic of 'Improvisation' - 7:48
    • How to play Songs by using Arpeggios - 4:27
  • What is a Grace Note? | How to use a Grace Note
    • What is a Grace Note? | How to use a Grace Note - 7:56
  • Passing Chords | Using Diminished & Augmented Triad Chords as Passing Chords
    • Passing Chord/Chords and How to use a Diminished Triad Chord as a Passing Chord - 9:58
    • How to use an Augmented Triad Chord as a Passing Chord - 6:42
  • How to use Diminished 7th Chords and the uniqueness of Diminished 7th Chords
    • The uniqueness of the Diminished 7th Chords - 19:06
    • How to use Diminished 7th Chords - 8:14
  • How to use an Augmented Triad Chord & the uniqueness of an Augmented Triad Chord
    • How to use an Augmented Triad Chord & the uniqueness of an Augmented Triad Chord - 19:15
  • Using 7th Chords in Chord Progressions
    • Using 7th Chords in Chord Progressions - 11:46
  • How to use Secondary Dominant Chords to add Flavour to your Chord Progressions
    • Using a Secondary Dominant Chord (Dominant 7th Chord) in your Chord Progression - 13:37
    • An example of how to use Secondary Dominant Chords as Passing Chords - 12:15
    • Using a Secondary Dominant Chord as a Passing Chord for different Chords - 13:42
  • How to use Suspended & Diatonic Chords to add Colour to your Chord Progressions
    • How to use Suspended Chords to add Colour & Interest to your Chord Progressions - 6:19
    • How to use Diatonic Chords to add Colour & Interest to your Chord Progressions - 5:24
  • Modulation
    • Definition of Modulation & Using the 5 and 1 Chords to Modulate - 7:38
    • How to use the Dominant 7th & 1 Chords to modulate from one Major Key to another - 6:23
    • Using the 2, Dominant 7th and 1 Chords to modulate from one Major Key to another - 4:13
    • How to use Common Chord/Chords between Keys to Modulate - 2:48
    • How to use the 2-5-1 Chords in a Key to Modulate - 2:20
  • Cadences
    • What is a Cadence & What is the Imperfect Authentic Cadence - 7:50
    • The Perfect Authentic Cadence - 4:26
    • The Plagal Cadence - 2:18
    • The Deceptive Cadence - 2:39
    • The Half Cadence - 3:14
  • How to use Suspended Chords and Diminished Chords
    • How to use Suspended Chords - 8:06
    • How to use a Diminished 7th Chord to modulate into a new Key - 5:11
    • How to use a Diminished Chord and a Diminished 7th Chord - 4:57
  • Improvisation (filling the empty Spaces in Songs with Piano runs, Licks & Riffs)
    • How to use Licks, Riffs and Arpeggios to fill in the empty spaces in Songs - 8:54
    • How to use Piano runs to fill in the empty spaces in Songs - 9:46
  • Using non-diatonic Chords to add colour to your Chord Progressions
    • Using non-diatonic Chords to add colour to your Chord Progressions - 11:10
    • More on using non-diatonic Chords to add colour to your Chord Progressions - 9:21
    • Using a non-diatonic Augmented Major 7th Chord to add colour - 8:02
  • Slash Chords
    • Slash Chords - 7:00
  • The Sustain Pedal
    • How to use the Sustain Pedal - 8:57
  • How to use Music to create different Atmospheres
    • How to use Music to create different Atmospheres - 20:11
    • Part 2 of How to use Music to create different Atmospheres - 7:39
    • Diminished Triad Chords Create Tension - 3:04
  • How to find the key of a song
    • How to find the key of a song (Part 1) - 20:21
    • How to find the key of a song (Part 2) - 12:00
    • Part 3 of how to find the Key of a Song - 17:46
    • More on finding the Key of a Song - 13:39
  • Extended Chords
    • Extended Intervals - 16:03
    • 9th Chords - 7:38
    • 11th Chords - 3:23
    • 13th Chords - 3:08
    • Playing an extended Chord without playing all the notes that make up the Chord - 7:34
    • Using Both Hands to play 9th, 11th and 13th Chords - 2:12
    • More about 9th, 11th and 13th Chords - 9:11
  • Chord Voicings and How to use 9th, 11th and 13th Chords
    • Chord Voicings and How to use 9th, 11th and 13th Chords - 14:09
  • Altered Chords
    • What is an altered Chord? - 8:31
    • An example of how to use an Altered Chord - 6:41
  • Modes
    • Definition of Modes - 17:05
    • The Ionian, Dorian and the Phrygian modes - 11:31
    • The Lydian and the Mixolydian modes - 15:07
    • The Aeolian and the Locrian modes - 7:10
  • Other types of Scales
    • The Whole-Half Octatonic Scale - 4:58
    • The Half-Whole Octatonic Scale - 3:12
    • The Whole-Tone Scale - 2:28
    • Lydian Dominant Scale - 9:19
  • The Classification of Modes into Major and Minor Modes
    • Part 1 of the Classification of Modes into Major and Minor Modes - 19:02
    • Part 2 of the Classification of Modes into Major and Minor Modes - 7:16
    • Using Modes for Songwriting - 20:29
  • Improvising with Modes
    • Improvising with Major Modes - 8:54
    • Improvising with Minor Modes - 5:00
  • Conclusion
    • Conclusion - 5:02

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How to Read & Write Music to Play Piano and Other Instruments

Get Started in the Music World with Basic Concepts on Reading & Writing: Music Sheets, Symbols, Notes, and More

By Oluwayanmife Akintola | in Online Courses

Knowing how to read and write music is a valuable skill. It aids your learning of musical instruments, writing songs, and more. The skill of knowing how to read music is something that can be applied to playing many instruments because the music theory behind many instruments is the same. This course is for anyone who would like to read and write music. With 10 hours of content, it will help you to learn many musical instruments faster because understanding music theory prior to learning an instrument will make the learning process easier. Having said that, you don't have to be an instrument player or someone who wants to learn an instrument in order to take this course.

118 positive ratings from 6,378 students enrolled

  • Access 72 lectures & 10 hours of content 24/7
  • Have a good understanding of Pitch, Bass & Treble Clefs, Stave Ledger Lines, and Musical Notes
  • Easily recognize key signatures on a music sheet
  • Understand what modulation & tranposition is
  • Learn other things that relate to the reading & writing of music

"Really good and well planned course. I am a novice and I have learned so much during this class. I highly recommend it." – Aracely Melendez

Oluwayanmife Akintola | Pianist & Computer Engineer

4.1/5 Instructor Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

30,724 Total Students
1,118 Reviews

Oluwayanmife "Yummy" Akintola is a Udemy instructor and an experienced Pianist/Keyboardist. He has been playing for many years and translated this experience into 10 current courses. Yummy also has a Computer Engineering degree.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • Your First Program

  • Introduction | Pitch, Bass & Treble Clefs, Stave, Ledger lines and Musical Notes

    • Introduction - 1:48
    • Pitch, Bass and Treble Clefs, Stave, Ledger lines and the positioning of notes - 8:57
    • How to name the notes on a Music Sheet - 6:07
    • The'Middle C' and what is an Octave? - 6:41
    • How to easily remember the notes on a music sheet - 20:19
    • How the notes on a Music Sheet are represented on the Piano | Middle C | Octaves - 12:37
  • Sharps and Flats

    • What are Sharps and Flats notes? - 8:06
    • How sharps and flats are written on a Music Sheet - 19:06
  • Duration of notes, Tempo & Tempo Instructions, Beamed notes and Dotted notes

    • Different types of notes and their durations - 13:47
    • Tempo (i.e. indicating how fast or slow music should be) - 19:07
    • Tempo instructions in words - 6:38
    • Beamed notes - 11:38
    • Dotted notes and Dotted Beamed notes - 13:29
  • Time Signatures & Rhythm

    • Time Signatures (Part 1) - 19:21
    • Time Signatures (Part 2) - 1:12
    • Time Signatures (Part 3) - 17:32
    • Using the "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" Song to demonstrate Time Signatures - 2:16
    • Time Signatures demonstrated on the Piano - 8:02
    • Another demonstration of a Time Signature on the Piano - 2:10
    • 3rd Demonstration of a Time Signature on the Piano - 1:30
    • More about Time Signatures - 14:04
    • The joining together of 2 staves and the direction of notes' tails - 13:11
  • Key Signatures and How they (Key Signatures) are derived from Scales

    • Introduction to "Key Signatures" - 2:34
    • What are Major Scales? | The C Major Scale - 12:07
    • Sharps and Flats Explained Further | Double Sharp and Double Flat - 16:27
    • How a Double Sharp and a Double Flat is written on a music sheet - 2:55
    • C#, D and E flat Major Scales - 14:50
    • E, F and F# Major Scales - 5:48
    • G, A flat and A Major Scales - 6:11
    • B flat and B Major Scales - 4:07
    • Natural Minor Scales - 10:52
    • C, C# and D Natural Minor Scales - 6:58
    • D#, E and F Natural Minor Scales - 6:45
    • F#, G and G# Natural Minor Scales - 5:23
    • A, A# and B Natural Minor Scales - 5:04
    • What it means for a Song to be in a particular "Key" - 7:13
    • Key Signatures (Part 1) - 18:54
    • Key Signatures (Part 2) - 11:34
    • How to figure out whether a song is in a Major or Minor Key - 12:22
    • D flat, G flat & C flat Major Scales and their Relative Natural Minor Scales - 16:54
    • Key Signatures (Part 3) - 1:49
    • How to write the Sharp and the Flat signs for Key Signatures - 3:57
  • How to easily Recognise Key Signatures on a Music Sheet

    • How to recognise Key Signatures that have Sharps - 14:08
    • How to recognise Key Signatures that have Flats - 9:47
  • Accidentals and Cautionary Accidentals

    • Accidentals - 18:54
    • Cautionary Accidentals - 3:46
  • Modulation

    • Modulation - 9:01
  • Transposition

    • Transposition (Part 1) - 17:18
    • Transposition (Part 2) - 13:52
  • Rests, Ties and Slurs

    • Rests - 12:25
    • Ties - 13:56
    • Slurs - 4:11
    • Staccato - 3:31
  • Repeat Marks and Glissando

    • Repeat Marks (Part 1) - 3:32
    • Repeat Marks (Part 2) - 4:36
    • Glissando - 1:20
  • Chords

    • Introduction to Chords - 2:39
    • Major, Minor and Perfect Musical Intervals - 11:38
    • Augmented and Diminished Musical Intervals - 7:48
    • Definition of Triad Chords - 17:43
    • Major 7th Chord - 6:44
    • Minor 7th Chord - 6:14
    • Dominant 7th Chord - 5:18
    • Diminished 7th Chord - 4:15
    • Half-Diminished 7th Chord - 1:48
    • Chord Symbols - 6:06
  • The Circle of Fifths

    • What is the Circle of Fifths and how to build one - 5:19
    • How to find the relative major and natural minor scales via the Circle of Fifths - 6:40
    • How to build a Major Triad Chord using the Circle of Fifths - 4:23
    • How to build a Minor Triad Chord using the Circle of Fifths - 3:46
    • How the Circle of Fifths shows how many sharps & flats are in 12 Major Scales - 5:19
  • Conclusion

    • Conclusion - 0:08

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Intermediate/Advanced Piano Course: Enhance Your Musical/Piano Skills

Move Towards Extended Piano Chords, Chord Voicing, Progressions & More

By Oluwayanmife Akintola | in Online Courses

With 22 hours of content, this course will expand your basic piano skills by teaching intermediate and advanced topics. It features a great variety of different lessons on playing the piano. You will learn about different types of extended chords like 9th Chords, 11th Chords and 13th Chords. You will learn about the different types of Chord Voicings that you can use to play these Chords. You will learn about Major, Minor, Dominant and other types of extended Chords, and so much more.

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  • Access 158 lectures & 22 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn about different 9th, 11th, & 13th chords
  • Understand open & closed chord voicings
  • Use grace notes to spice up whatever you're playing on the piano

Oluwayanmife Akintola | Pianist & Computer Engineer

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30,724 Total Students
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Oluwayanmife "Yummy" Akintola is a Udemy instructor and an experienced Pianist/Keyboardist. He has been playing for many years and translated this experience into 10 current courses. Yummy also has a Computer Engineering degree.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction - 4:30
  • Review of the things that you should know as an intermediate/advanced player
    • Important information that explains the structure of the course - 1:24
    • Layout of the Piano/Keyboard - 5:10
    • Letters/Names of the Keys on the Piano/Keyboard - 7:42
    • Piano Fingerings & Hand Movement on the Piano/Keyboard - 6:02
    • Part 1 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song) - 6:57
    • Part 2 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song) - 11:11
    • Musical Intervals - 6:07
    • Double Sharp & Double flats | Sharps and Flats explained further - 16:27
    • Scales/Major Scales - 8:51
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Right Hand - 29:06
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Left Hand - 27:41
    • Minor Scales/Natural Minor Scales - 14:08
    • Harmonic Minor Scales - 3:01
    • Melodic Minor Scales - 11:19
    • Ascending and Descending Melodic Minor Scales explained - 11:55
    • Number System for each Scale - 3:13
    • Major, Minor and Perfect Intervals - 12:02
    • Diminished and Augmented Intervals - 7:48
    • The Tritone - 2:40
    • Major, Minor, Augmented and Diminished Triad Chords - 17:43
    • Major Scale Triad Chords
    • C Major Scale Triad Chords - 13:58
    • C# Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:36
    • D Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:23
    • E flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 9:27
    • E Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:29
    • F Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:41
    • F# Major Scale Triad Chords - 10:23
    • G Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:44
    • A flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:53
    • A Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • B flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:51
    • B Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Major Scale - 9:37
    • Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:54
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Natural Minor Scale - 8:34
    • Melodic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:25
    • Harmonic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 16:29
    • Triad Chord Inversions - 9:08
    • Introduction of how to play Songs by using Chords - 1:36
    • How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 19:31
    • Continuation of How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 1:41
    • Check different Voicings for different Chords - 2:19
    • How to play Songs by using Chords(Part 2) & How to identify the Chords of a Song - 4:58
    • Write down the chords of the song you want to play - 0:32
    • Number System for Chords within a Scale - 2:14
    • Chord Progressions | 4 popular Chords that a lot of Chord Progressions have - 8:58
    • Examples of Chord Progressions - 13:45
    • How to arpeggiate Chord Progressions - 6:50
    • Major 6th Chord - 2:52
    • Minor 6th Chord - 2:47
    • Major 7th Chord - 6:44
    • Minor 7th Chord - 6:14
    • Dominant 7th Chord - 5:18
    • Diminished 7th Chord - 4:15
    • Half-Diminished 7th Chord - 1:48
    • What is a Suspended Chord? | Suspended 2nd Chord | Suspended 4th Chord - 9:06
    • Suspended 2nd Triad Chord - 2:08
    • Suspended 4th Triad Chord - 2:37
    • Scale 7th Chords - 12:05
    • 7th Chord Inversions - 9:26
    • 9th Chords - 7:38
    • 11th Chords - 3:23
    • 13th Chords - 3:08
    • What is an altered Chord? - 8:31
    • What is a Grace Note? | How to use a Grace Note - 7:56
  • The benefits of Extended Chords and the 'pick and skip' technique explained
    • Explanation of the 'Pick and Skip' technique and the benefits of extended Chords - 6:15
  • Chord Voicings | Closed Voicing | Open Voicing
    • Chord Voicings | Closed Voicing | Open Voicing - 9:54
  • 9th Chords and how to play them via the use of different Chord Voicings
    • Extended Intervals - 16:02
    • How to play a Major 9th Chord | Chord Voicing for a Major 9th Chord - 4:58
    • How to play a Minor 9th Chord | Chord Voicing for a Minor 9th Chord - 5:28
    • How to play a Dominant 9th Chord | Chord Voicing for a Dominant 9th Chord - 5:36
    • Another Chord Voicing for 9th Chords - 7:26
    • Another Voicing that you can use to play 9th Chords - 7:01
    • Another way of playing 9th Chords - 3:34
    • Another Chord Voicing that can be utilised to play a 9th Chord - 4:02
    • How to play a Minor 7th flat 9 Chord|Chord Voicing for a Minor 7th flat 9 Chord - 7:45
    • Another Chord Voicing for a 9th Chord - 3:01
    • Chord Voicing for Half Diminished 7th flat 9 Chord - 5:12
    • How to use a Major Sixth Chord to play a Major 9th Chord - 7:24
    • How to use a Minor Sixth Chord to play a Dominant 9th Chord - 4:01
  • Extended Chords can be arpeggiated
    • Extended Chords can be arpeggiated - 5:22
  • How to use Extended Chords
    • How to use Extended Chords - 4:51
  • Diatonic 9th Chords
    • C Major Scale 9th Chords - 13:02
    • Practical application of the C Major Scale 9th Chords - 5:28
    • Diatonic 9th Chords Formula for a particular Chord Voicing - 10:51
    • New Lecture
    • C# Major Scale 9th Chords - 8:29
    • Practical application of the C# Major Scale 9th Chords - 11:38
    • D Major Scale 9th Chords - 9:27
    • Practical application of the D Major Scale 9th Chords - 12:51
    • E flat Major Scale 9th Chords - 11:37
    • Practical application of the E flat Major Scale 9th Chords - 16:18
    • E Major Scale 9th Chords - 8:43
    • Practical application of the E Major Scale 9th Chords - 13:32
    • F Major Scale 9th Chords - 8:49
    • Practical application of the F Major Scale 9th Chords - 15:00
    • F# Major Scale 9th Chords - 7:36
    • Practical application of the F# Major Scale 9th Chords - 16:01
    • G Major Scale 9th Chords - 9:07
    • Practical application of the G Major Scale 9th Chords - 16:55
    • A flat Major Scale 9th Chords - 9:46
    • Practical application of the A flat Major Scale 9th Chords - 16:31
    • A Major Scale 9th Chords - 9:44
    • Practical application of the A Major Scale 9th Chords - 15:49
    • B flat Major Scale 9th Chords - 8:43
    • Practical application of the B flat Major Scale 9th Chords - 17:06
    • B Major Scale 9th Chords - 9:35
    • Practical application of the B Major Scale 9th Chords - 15:38
    • Natural Minor Scale 9th Chords - 14:04
  • Major and Minor 6/9 Chords | Quartal Chord
    • A Quartal Chord - 4:41
    • A Major 6/9 Chord - 3:04
    • Chord Voicing for a Major 6/9 Chord - 5:11
    • A Minor 6/9 Chord - 3:09
    • Chord Voicing for a Minor 6/9 Chord - 5:28
  • 11th Chords and how to play them via the use of different Chord Voicings
    • Major 11th Chord Voicing | The problem with the Major 11th Chord - 9:19
    • Major 9th #11 Chord Voicing - 3:30
    • Minor 11th Chord Voicings - 7:49
  • You don't have to play all the notes that make up an Extended Chord
    • Playing an extended Chord without playing all the notes that make up the Chord - 7:34
  • Continuation of 11th Chords and their different Chord Voicings
    • Another Chord Voicing for a Minor 11th Chord - 4:05
    • Chord Voicing for a Minor 11th flat 5 flat 9 Chord - 5:00
    • Chord Voicing for a Dominant 11th Chord - 6:05
    • Dominant 9th #11 Chord Voicing - 4:51
    • Chord Voicing for a Minor 11th flat 9 Chord - 5:36
  • Quintal Chords
    • What is a Quintal Chord? - 4:25
    • How to create a Minor 11th Chord Voicing via the use of Quintal Chords - 4:28
  • Diatonic 11th Chords
    • C Major Scale 11th Chords - 13:22
    • C# Major Scale 11th Chords - 8:46
    • D Major Scale 11th Chords - 8:25
    • E flat Major Scale 11th Chords - 7:47
    • E Major Scale 11th Chords - 8:05
    • F Major Scale 11th Chords - 8:02
    • F# Major Scale 11th Chords - 8:29
    • G Major Scale 11th Chords - 7:13
    • A flat Major Scale 11th Chords - 7:54
    • A Major Scale 11th Chords - 7:30
    • B flat Major Scale 11th Chords - 7:24
    • B Major Scale 11th Chords - 8:22
    • Natural Minor Scale 11th Chords - 12:50
  • Diatonic 13th Chords
    • C Major Scale 13th Chords - 14:28
    • C# Major Scale 13th Chords - 9:17
    • D Major Scale 13th Chords - 8:25
    • E flat Major Scale 13th Chords - 8:40
    • E Major Scale 13th Chords - 9:49
    • F Major Scale 13th Chords - 10:04
    • F# Major Scale 13th Chords - 10:55
    • G Major Scale 13th Chords - 10:55
    • A flat Major Scale 13th Chords - 10:58
    • A Major Scale 13th Chords - 9:57
    • B flat Major Scale 13th Chords - 11:29
    • B Major Scale 13th Chords - 10:50
    • Natural Minor Scale 13th Chords - 14:14
  • 13th Chords and how to play them via the use of different Chord Voicings
    • Major 13th Chord Voicing - 3:53
    • Minor 13th Chord Voicing and the Dissonance in a Minor 13th Chord - 4:46
    • Dominant 13th Chord Voicing - 3:31
    • Major 13th #11 Chord Voicing - 4:20
  • Conclusion
    • Conclusion - 2:27

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How to Create Unique Chord Progressions

Give Any Harmony Some Added Musical Flavor & Spice Using Chord Progressions

By Oluwayanmife Akintola | in Online Courses

This course will teach you how to create unique Chord Progressions through the use of a technique that is called Chord Substitution and through the use of Passing Chords and Secondary Dominant Chords. Chord Substitution is a technique that involves using a particular chord in the place of another chord in a Chord Progression in order to create variety, interest and hence add colour to the original Chord Progression.

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  • Alter any Chord Progression in order to add variety or colour or a unique twist
  • Substitute the Major Key's Supertonic Chord w/ another Chord that will fulfil the same musical role
  • Apply the Tritone Substitution in your Chord Progressions

"Excellent course. The Speaker is knowledgeable and the material is easy to understand. Thank you." – Bobbie Smith

Oluwayanmife Akintola | Pianist & Computer Engineer

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30,724 Total Students
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Oluwayanmife "Yummy" Akintola is a Udemy instructor and an experienced Pianist/Keyboardist. He has been playing for many years and translated this experience into 10 current courses. Yummy also has a Computer Engineering degree.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction - 9:43
  • Review of the things that you should know as an intermediate/advanced player
    • Important information that explains the structure of the course - 1:24
    • Layout of the Piano/Keyboard - 5:10
    • Letters/Names of the Keys on the Piano/Keyboard - 7:42
    • Piano Fingerings & Hand Movement on the Piano/Keyboard - 6:02
    • Part 1 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song) - 6:57
    • Part 2 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song) - 11:11
    • Musical Intervals - 6:07
    • Double Sharp & Double flats | Sharps and Flats explained further - 16:27
    • Scales/Major Scales - 8:51
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Right Hand - 29:06
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Left Hand - 27:41
    • Minor Scales/Natural Minor Scales - 14:08
    • Harmonic Minor Scales - 3:01
    • Melodic Minor Scales - 11:19
    • Ascending and Descending Melodic Minor Scales explained - 11:55
    • Number System for each Scale - 3:13
    • Major, Minor and Perfect Intervals - 12:02
    • Diminished and Augmented Intervals - 7:48
    • The Tritone - 2:40
    • Major, Minor, Augmented and Diminished Triad Chords - 17:43
    • Major Scale Triad Chords
    • C Major Scale Triad Chords - 13:58
    • C# Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:36
    • D Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:23
    • E flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 9:27
    • E Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:29
    • F Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:41
    • F# Major Scale Triad Chords - 10:23
    • G Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:44
    • A flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:53
    • A Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • B flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:51
    • B Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Major Scale - 9:37
    • Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:54
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Natural Minor Scale - 8:34
    • Melodic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:25
    • Harmonic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 16:29
    • Triad Chord Inversions - 9:08
    • Introduction of how to play Songs by using Chords - 1:36
    • How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 19:31
    • Continuation of How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 1:41
    • Check different Voicings for different Chords - 2:19
    • How to play Songs by using Chords(Part 2) & How to identify the Chords of a Song - 4:58
    • Write down the chords of the song you want to play - 0:32
    • Number System for Chords within a Scale - 2:14
    • Chord Progressions | 4 popular Chords that a lot of Chord Progressions have - 8:58
    • Examples of Chord Progressions - 13:45
    • How to arpeggiate Chord Progressions - 6:50
    • Major 6th Chord - 2:52
    • Minor 6th Chord - 2:47
    • Major 7th Chord - 6:44
    • Minor 7th Chord - 6:14
    • Dominant 7th Chord - 5:18
    • Diminished 7th Chord - 4:15
    • Half-Diminished 7th Chord - 1:48
    • What is a Suspended Chord? | Suspended 2nd Chord | Suspended 4th Chord - 9:06
    • Suspended 2nd Triad Chord - 2:08
    • Suspended 4th Triad Chord - 2:37
    • Scale 7th Chords - 12:05
    • 7th Chord Inversions - 9:26
    • 9th Chords - 7:38
    • 11th Chords - 3:23
    • 13th Chords - 3:08
    • What is an altered Chord? - 8:31
    • What is a Grace Note? | How to use a Grace Note - 7:56
    • Passing Chord/Chords and How to use a Diminished Triad Chord as a Passing Chord - 9:58
    • Slash Chords - 7:00
  • Secondary Dominant Chords (how to use them to add colour to Chord Progressions)
    • Introduction for this section of the Course - 0:57
    • The Secondary Dominant Chord - 13:37
    • An example of how to use Secondary Dominant Chords as Passing Chords - 12:15
    • Using a Secondary Dominant Chord as a Passing Chord for different Chords - 13:42
  • Introduction to the technique of Chord Substitution
    • Introduction to the technique of Chord Substitution - 8:59
  • Chord Substitutions for the Tonic Chord that is within a Major Key
    • Introduction for this section of the Course - 0:42
    • First Chord Substitution for the Tonic Chord - 9:54
    • Second Chord Substitution for the Tonic Chord - 8:23
    • Part 2 of the Second Chord Substitution for the Tonic Chord - 3:58
    • Third Chord Substitution for the Tonic Chord that is within a Major Key - 4:24
    • Practical example for the third Major Key Tonic Chord Substitution - 3:30
    • 4th Chord Substitution for the Tonic Chord that is within a Major Key - 3:03
    • Practical example for the 4th Major Key Tonic Chord Substitution - 2:17
    • 5th Chord Substitution for the Tonic Chord that is within a Major Key - 4:55
    • 6th Chord Substitution for the Tonic Chord that is within a Major Key - 4:13
    • Practical example for the 6th Major Key Tonic Chord Substitution - 5:44
  • Passing Chords that you can use to add colour to your Chord Progressions
    • How to use one of the substitute Chords as a Passing Chord - 6:18
    • Another Passing Chord that you can use to add colour to your Chord Progressions - 9:49
    • 3rd Type of Passing Chord that you can use to add colour to Chord Progressions - 9:28
    • 4th Type of Passing Chord that you can use to add colour to Chord Progressions - 6:34
  • Practical example of how to apply Chord Substitutions to a Song
    • Practical example of how to apply Chord Substitutions to a Song - 9:43
  • Chord Substitutions for the Subdominant Chord that is within a Major Key
    • First Chord Substitution for the Subdominant Chord - 11:08
    • Part 2 of the first Chord Substitution for the Subdominant Chord - 4:25
    • Second Chord Substitution for the Subdominant Chord - 4:31
    • Practical example for the second Chord Substitution for the Subdominant Chord - 4:31
  • Chord Substitutions for the V chord and the V7 Chord that are within a Major Key
    • Chord Substitution for the V chord and the V7 chord that are within a major key - 6:18
    • Another Chord Substitution for the V Chord - 2:36
    • Practical example of how to use another chord substitution for the V chord - 4:15
    • Third Chord Substitution for the V Chord and the V7 Chords - 5:04
    • Practical example for the third chord substitution for the V and V7 chord - 4:01
    • 4th Chord Substitution for the V chord and the V7 Chord - 5:32
    • Practical example for the 4th chord substitution for the V and V7 chord - 4:52
    • Similarities between the V, V7 and another Chords - 2:46
    • 5th Chord Substitution for the V and the V7 Chords - 4:37
    • Practical example for the 5th Chord Substitution for the V and the V7 Chords - 4:21
    • 6th Chord Substitution for the V and V7 Chords - 6:27
    • 7th Chord Substitution for the V and V7 Chords that are within a Major Key - 6:37
    • Practical example for the 7th Chord Substitution for the V and V7 chords - 2:46
    • Practical example of how to use the Tritone Substitution - 5:47
  • The Tritone Substitution
    • The Tritone Substitution for the V7 Chord - 12:08
    • More on the Tritone Substitution and how to make use of another Passing Chord - 9:10
  • Chord Substitutions for the Supertonic Chord that is within a Major Key
    • First Chord Substitution for the supertonic chord that is within a Major Key - 4:36
    • Practical example for the first Chord Substitution for the Supertonic Chord - 2:10
  • Chord Substitutions for the Mediant Chord that is within a Major Key
    • First Chord Substitution for the Mediant Chord that is within a Major Key - 4:04
    • Practical example of the first Chord Substitution for the Mediant Chord - 2:22
  • Chord Substitutions for the Submediant Chord that is within a Major Key
    • First Chord Substitution for the Submediant Chord - 4:43
    • Practical example for the first Chord Substitution for the Submediant Chord - 3:31
  • Chord Substitution for the Leading Tone Chord that is within a Major Key
    • First Chord Substitution for the leading tone Chord - 5:07
    • Practical example for the first Chord Substitution for the leading tone Chord - 2:57
  • Chord Substitutions for the Tonic Chord that is within a Natural Minor Key
    • First Chord Substitution for the Tonic Chord that is within a Natural Minor Key - 3:49
    • Practical example for the First Natural Minor Key Tonic Chord Substitution - 2:03
  • Chord Substitutions for the Subdominant Chord that is within a Natural Minor Key
    • First Chord Substitution for the Natural Minor Key Subdominant Chord - 3:37
    • Practical example for the First Natural Minor Key Subdominant Chord Substitution - 2:41
  • Chord Substitutions for the v Chord that is within a Natural Minor Key
    • First Chord Substitution for the v Chord that is within a Natural Minor Key - 3:36
    • Practical example for the first Chord Substitution for the v Chord - 2:25
  • Chord Substitutions for the Supertonic Chord that is within a Minor Key
    • Different Chord Substitutions for the Natural Minor Key Supertonic Chord - 9:13
  • Chord Substitutions for the Mediant Chord that is within a Minor Key
    • Different Chord Substitutions for the Natural Minor Key Mediant Chord - 6:56
  • Chord Substitutions for the Submediant Chord that is within a Minor Key
    • Different Chord Substitutions for the Natural Minor Key Submediant Chord - 7:15
  • Chord Substitutions for the Subtonic Chord that is within a Minor Key
    • Different Chord Substitutions for the Natural Minor Key Subtonic Chord - 4:20
  • How to make use of Chord Substitutions in all the 12 Major Keys
    • The Key of C Major Chord Progressions and Chord Substitutions - 5:24
    • The Key of C# Major Chord Progressions and Chord Substitutions - 5:40
    • The Key of D Major Chord Progressions and Chord Substitutions - 4:50
    • The Key of E flat Major Chord Progressions and Chord Substitutions - 5:40
    • The Key of E Major Chord Progressions and Chord Substitutions - 5:39
    • The Key of F Major Chord Progressions and Chord Substitutions - 5:11
    • The Key of F# Major Chord Progressions and Chord Substitutions - 4:53
    • The Key of G Major Chord Progressions and Chord Substitutions - 4:22
    • The Key of G# Major Chord Progressions and Chord Substitutions - 5:02
    • The Key of A Major Chord Progressions and Chord Substitutions - 4:42
    • The Key of B flat Major Chord Progressions and Chord Substitutions - 5:15
    • The Key of B Major Chord Progressions and Chord Substitutions - 4:38
  • Conclusion
    • Conclusion - 3:02

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Melody Composition Course

Create Unique, Catchy & Memorable Melodies Using the Piano

By Oluwayanmife Akintola | in Online Courses

In this course, you will learn about the different attributes of a melody. You will learn about the pitch range of a melody. You will also learn about the contour of a melody as well as musical phrases. Moreover, you will also learn about antecedent and consequent phrases. By the end of this course, you'll be able to create and play melodies that are beautiful, catchy, and memorable.

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  • Understand different attributes of a melody
  • Know what a motif is & how it can be used to compose a melody
  • Learn what antecedent & consequent musical phrases are
  • Understand the effects of pitch range

Oluwayanmife Akintola | Pianist & Computer Engineer

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30,724 Total Students
1,118 Reviews

Oluwayanmife "Yummy" Akintola is a Udemy instructor and an experienced Pianist/Keyboardist. He has been playing for many years and translated this experience into 10 current courses. Yummy also has a Computer Engineering degree.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: intermediate

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction - 6:41
  • Prerequisites that you need to know
    • Important information that explains the structure of the course - 1:24
    • Layout of the Piano/Keyboard - 5:10
    • Letters/Names of the Keys on the Piano/Keyboard - 7:42
    • Piano Fingerings & Hand Movement on the Piano/Keyboard - 6:02
    • Musical Intervals - 6:07
    • Double Sharp & Double flats | Sharps and Flats explained further - 16:27
    • Scales/Major Scales - 8:51
    • C Major Scale - 3:16
    • C# Major Scale - 3:35
    • D Major Scale - 2:56
    • E flat Major Scale - 1:18
    • E Major Scale - 1:37
    • F Major Scale - 3:19
    • F# Major Scale - 1:20
    • G Major Scale - 1:22
    • A flat Major Scale - 3:24
    • A Major Scale - 2:50
    • B flat Major Scale - 1:13
    • B Major Scale - 3:54
    • Tonic sol-fa - 5:30
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Right Hand - 29:06
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Left Hand - 27:41
    • Minor Scales/Natural Minor Scales - 14:08
    • C Natural Minor Scale - 5:48
    • C# Natural Minor Scale - 4:56
    • D Natural Minor Scale - 4:41
    • E flat Natural Minor Scale - 4:43
    • E Natural Minor Scale - 5:25
    • F Natural Minor Scale - 5:10
    • F# Natural Minor Scale - 4:47
    • G Natural Minor Scale - 4:52
    • A flat Natural Minor Scale - 4:48
    • A Natural Minor Scale - 4:46
    • B flat Natural Minor Scale - 5:18
    • B Natural Minor Scale - 5:27
    • Harmonic Minor Scales - 3:01
    • C Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:54
    • C# Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:17
    • D Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:31
    • E flat Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:57
    • E Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:47
    • F Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:45
    • F# Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:37
    • G Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:33
    • A flat Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:19
    • A Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:01
    • B flat Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:47
    • B Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:14
    • Melodic Minor Scales - 11:19
    • C Melodic Minor Scale - 6:34
    • C# Melodic Minor Scale - 7:26
    • D Melodic Minor Scale - 6:58
    • E flat Melodic Minor Scale - 8:01
    • E Melodic Minor Scale - 7:08
    • F Melodic Minor Scale - 7:59
    • F# Melodic Minor Scale - 7:12
    • G Melodic Minor Scale - 6:43
    • A flat Melodic Minor Scale - 7:00
    • A Melodic Minor Scale - 6:42
    • B flat Melodic Minor Scale - 7:21
    • B Melodic Minor Scale - 6:43
    • Ascending and Descending Melodic Minor Scales explained - 11:55
    • Number System for each Scale - 3:13
    • Major, Minor and Perfect Intervals - 12:02
    • Diminished and Augmented Intervals - 7:48
    • The Tritone - 2:40
    • Major, Minor, Augmented and Diminished Triad Chords - 17:43
    • Major Scale Triad Chords
    • C Major Scale Triad Chords - 13:58
    • C# Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:36
    • D Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:23
    • E flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 9:27
    • E Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:29
    • F Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:41
    • F# Major Scale Triad Chords - 10:23
    • G Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:44
    • A flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:53
    • A Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • B flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:51
    • B Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Major Scale - 9:37
    • Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:54
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Natural Minor Scale - 8:34
    • Melodic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:25
    • Harmonic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 16:29
    • Triad Chord Inversions - 9:08
    • Introduction of how to play Songs by using Chords - 1:36
    • How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 19:31
    • Continuation of How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 1:41
    • Check different Voicings for different Chords - 2:19
    • How to play Songs by using Chords(Part 2) & How to identify the Chords of a Song - 4:58
    • Write down the chords of the song you want to play - 0:32
    • Number System for Chords within a Scale - 2:14
    • Arpeggios - 2:20
    • Chord Progressions | 4 popular Chords that a lot of Chord Progressions have - 8:58
    • How to arpeggiate Chord Progressions - 6:50
    • Examples of Chord Progressions - 13:45
    • Major 6th Chord - 2:52
    • Minor 6th Chord - 2:47
    • Major 7th Chord - 6:44
    • Minor 7th Chord - 6:14
    • Dominant 7th Chord - 5:18
    • Diminished 7th Chord - 4:15
    • Half-Diminished 7th Chord - 1:48
    • What is a Suspended Chord? | Suspended 2nd Chord | Suspended 4th Chord - 9:06
    • Suspended 2nd Triad Chord - 2:08
    • Suspended 4th Triad Chord - 2:37
    • Scale 7th Chords - 12:05
    • 7th Chord Inversions - 9:26
    • What is a Grace Note? | How to use a Grace Note - 7:56
    • Pitch, Bass and Treble Clefs, Stave, Ledger lines and the positioning of notes - 8:57
    • How to name the notes on a Music Sheet - 6:07
    • The'Middle C' and what is an Octave? - 6:41
    • How to easily remember the notes on a music sheet - 20:19
    • How sharps and flats are written on a Music Sheet - 19:06
    • Different types of notes and their durations - 13:47
  • The attributes of a Melody
    • Melody Definition and the attributes of a Melody - 5:30
    • What is Pitch Range and what are its effects on a Melody? - 10:25
    • Musical Phrase/Musical Phrases - 6:50
    • A melody is usually formed from a Scale - 6:16
    • Tension and Resolution within a Melody - 8:38
    • Antecedent and Consequent Phrases - 5:33
    • The contour of a Melody - 8:21
    • Melodic Intervals | Difference between a Melodic Interval & a Harmonic Interval - 6:04
  • Different types of Melodic Intervals
    • Major, Minor and Perfect Intervals - 12:02
    • Diminished and Augmented Intervals - 7:48
    • Extended Intervals - 16:03
    • Tritone - 2:40
  • Ascending and Descending Melodic Intervals
    • Ascending and Descending Melodic Intervals - 4:46
  • The role of Rhythm in Melody Composition
    • The role of Rhythm in Melody Composition - 5:27
  • Motif
    • Motif - 11:02
  • Different Melodic Structures
    • A Motif-Based Melody and a Melody that includes one or more Motifs - 9:58
    • Arpeggio-Based Melody - 6:08
    • Other types of Melodic Structures - 14:07
    • Arpeggios can be played in different ways - 2:42
  • The Power of Repetition
    • The Power of Repetition - 4:41
  • More Tips about Melody Composition
    • More Tips about Melody Composition - 5:55
  • How to transpose a Melody
    • How to transpose a Melody - 11:23
  • Conclusion
    • Conclusion - 0:49

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How to Use Altered Chords in Your Chord Progressions

Give Your Songs a Different Sound by Learning & Using Different Altered Chords

By Oluwayanmife Akintola | in Online Courses

Altered chords are chords that have been changed by having the pitch of one or more notes in the chord sharpened or flattened by a semitone. This course will teach you how to use these chords to spice up your chord progressions. You'll be introduced to various types of altered chords and how they're used to add flavor, interest, and color to any harmony.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction - 1:31
  • The prerequisites that you need to know
    • Important information that explains the structure of the course - 1:24
    • Layout of the Piano/Keyboard - 5:10
    • Letters/Names of the Keys on the Piano/Keyboard - 7:42
    • Piano Fingerings & Hand Movement on the Piano/Keyboard - 6:02
    • Part 1 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song) - 6:57
    • Part 2 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song) - 11:11
    • Musical Intervals - 6:07
    • Double Sharp & Double flats | Sharps and Flats explained further - 16:27
    • Scales/Major Scales - 8:51
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Right Hand - 29:06
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Left Hand - 27:41
    • Minor Scales/Natural Minor Scales - 14:08
    • Harmonic Minor Scales - 3:01
    • Melodic Minor Scales - 11:19
    • Ascending and Descending Melodic Minor Scales explained - 11:55
    • Number System for each Scale - 3:13
    • Major, Minor and Perfect Intervals - 12:02
    • Diminished and Augmented Intervals - 7:48
    • The Tritone - 2:40
    • Major, Minor, Augmented and Diminished Triad Chords - 17:43
    • Major Scale Triad Chords
    • C Major Scale Triad Chords - 13:58
    • C# Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:36
    • D Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:23
    • E flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 9:27
    • E Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:29
    • F Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:41
    • F# Major Scale Triad Chords - 10:23
    • G Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:44
    • A flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:53
    • A Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • B flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:51
    • B Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Major Scale - 9:37
    • Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:54
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Natural Minor Scale - 8:34
    • Melodic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:25
    • Harmonic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 16:29
    • Triad Chord Inversions - 9:08
    • Introduction of how to play Songs by using Chords - 1:36
    • How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 19:31
    • Continuation of How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 1:41
    • Check different Voicings for different Chords - 2:19
    • How to play Songs by using Chords(Part 2) & How to identify the Chords of a Song - 4:58
    • Write down the chords of the song you want to play - 0:32
    • Number System for Chords within a Scale - 2:14
    • Chord Progressions | 4 popular Chords that a lot of Chord Progressions have - 8:58
    • Examples of Chord Progressions - 13:45
    • How to arpeggiate Chord Progressions - 6:50
    • Major 6th Chord - 2:52
    • Minor 6th Chord - 2:47
    • Major 7th Chord - 6:44
    • Minor 7th Chord - 6:14
    • Dominant 7th Chord - 5:18
    • Diminished 7th Chord - 4:15
    • Half-Diminished 7th Chord - 1:48
    • What is a Suspended Chord? | Suspended 2nd Chord | Suspended 4th Chord - 9:06
    • Suspended 2nd Triad Chord - 2:08
    • Suspended 4th Triad Chord - 2:37
    • Scale 7th Chords - 12:05
    • 7th Chord Inversions - 9:26
    • 9th Chords - 7:38
    • 11th Chords - 3:23
    • 13th Chords - 3:08
    • What is a Grace Note? | How to use a Grace Note - 7:56
    • Passing Chord/Chords and How to use a Diminished Triad Chord as a Passing Chord - 9:58
  • Altered Chords
    • What is an altered Chord? - 8:31
    • 1st way of using an Altered Chord - 9:28
    • More explanations regarding the Altered Chord in the previous lecture - 4:40
    • 2nd Altered Chord that consists of Tritone Substitution - 8:49
    • Another way that you can use an Altered Chord - 6:46
    • Another Altered Chord that you can use in your Chord Progressions - 8:20
    • The 5th Altered that you can use in your Chord Progressions - 5:06
    • The 6th Altered Chord that you can use in your Chord Progressions - 2:47
    • The 7th Altered Chord that you can use in your Chord Progressions - 3:43
    • How to use an Altered Chord to add Flavour and Colour to your Chord Progressions - 4:41
    • The 8th Altered Chord that you can use in your Chord Progressions - 3:40
    • Another Altered Chord that you can use for Modulation - 4:52
    • One more Altered Chord that you can use in your Chord Progressions - 3:51
    • Another way of using an Altered Chord - 3:53
    • Using an Altered Chord between the I and the V Chord - 4:22
    • Using an Altered Chord between the I and the IV Chord - 3:16
    • More comments about Altered Chords - 1:31
    • Conclusion - 0:39

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How to Use Slash Chords to Create Unique Sounds & Bass Lines

Improve Your Piano Playing Skills by Using & Creating Slash Chords

By Oluwayanmife Akintola | in Online Courses

In this course, you will learn about how to use Slash Chords to create different types of Basslines. A slash chord is a chord that indicates the emphasis of a bass note other than the root of the chord. When a chord is played it is typically assumed the bass will emphasize the root of the chord. With 85 lectures, you will learn how to use slash chords to create basslines and use them to give your chord progressions a different sound.

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  • Use Slash Chords to create basslines that correspond to the melody of a song
  • Create basslines that move in a descending way

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction - 2:27
  • The prerequisites that you need to know
    • Important information that explains the structure of the course - 1:24
    • Layout of the Piano/Keyboard - 5:10
    • Letters/Names of the Keys on the Piano/Keyboard - 7:42
    • Piano Fingerings & Hand Movement on the Piano/Keyboard - 6:02
    • Part 1 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song) - 6:57
    • Part 2 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song) - 11:11
    • Musical Intervals - 6:07
    • Double Sharp & Double flats | Sharps and Flats explained further - 16:27
    • Scales/Major Scales - 8:51
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Right Hand - 29:06
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Left Hand - 27:41
    • Minor Scales/Natural Minor Scales - 14:08
    • Harmonic Minor Scales - 3:01
    • Melodic Minor Scales - 11:19
    • Ascending and Descending Melodic Minor Scales explained - 11:55
    • Number System for each Scale - 3:13
    • Major, Minor and Perfect Intervals - 12:02
    • Diminished and Augmented Intervals - 7:48
    • The Tritone - 2:40
    • Major, Minor, Augmented and Diminished Triad Chords - 17:43
    • Major Scale Triad Chords
    • C Major Scale Triad Chords - 13:58
    • C# Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:36
    • D Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:23
    • E flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 9:27
    • E Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:29
    • F Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:41
    • F# Major Scale Triad Chords - 10:23
    • G Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:44
    • A flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:53
    • A Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • B flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:51
    • B Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Major Scale - 9:37
    • Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:54
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Natural Minor Scale - 8:34
    • Melodic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:25
    • Harmonic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 16:29
    • Triad Chord Inversions - 9:08
    • Introduction of how to play Songs by using Chords - 1:36
    • How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 19:31
    • Continuation of How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 1:41
    • Check different Voicings for different Chords - 2:19
    • How to play Songs by using Chords(Part 2) & How to identify the Chords of a Song - 4:58
    • Write down the chords of the song you want to play - 0:32
    • Number System for Chords within a Scale - 2:14
    • Chord Progressions | 4 popular Chords that a lot of Chord Progressions have - 8:58
    • Examples of Chord Progressions - 13:45
    • How to arpeggiate Chord Progressions - 6:50
    • Major 6th Chord - 2:52
    • Minor 6th Chord - 2:47
    • Major 7th Chord - 6:44
    • Minor 7th Chord - 6:14
    • Dominant 7th Chord - 5:18
    • Diminished 7th Chord - 4:15
    • Half-Diminished 7th Chord - 1:48
    • What is a Suspended Chord? | Suspended 2nd Chord | Suspended 4th Chord - 9:06
    • Suspended 2nd Triad Chord - 2:08
    • Suspended 4th Triad Chord - 2:37
    • Scale 7th Chords - 12:05
    • 7th Chord Inversions - 9:26
    • 9th Chords - 7:38
    • 11th Chords - 3:23
    • 13th Chords - 3:08
    • What is an altered Chord? - 8:31
    • What is a Grace Note? | How to use a Grace Note - 7:56
    • Passing Chord/Chords and How to use a Diminished Triad Chord as a Passing Chord - 9:58
  • What is a Bass Line and What is a Slash Chord?
    • Slash Chords - 7:00
    • What is a Bassline and how does it relate to Slash Chords? - 4:35
  • How to use Slash Chords to create Bassline that ascends & that descends
    • How to use a Slash Chord to create a Bassline that walks up to your target Chord - 4:47
    • Using Slash Chords to create a Bassline that descends - 9:05
  • More on using Slash Chords to create a Bassline
    • More on using Slash Chords to create a Bassline - 7:33
  • Practical example of how to use Slash Chords
    • Practical example of how to use a Slash Chord - 5:28
  • Using Slash Chords as Passing Chords
    • Using a Slash Chord as a Passing Chord - 7:37
    • Practical example of how to use a Slash Chord as a Passing Chord - 4:24
    • Another practical example of how you can use a Slash Chord as a Passing Chord - 3:15
    • More on using Slash Chords as passing Chords whilst playing a song - 5:16
    • Further example of using a Slash Chord as a Passing Chord - 5:46
  • Using a combination of Slash Chords, a Bassline & a Passing Chord
    • Using a combination of Slash Chords, Bassline & a Passing Chord - 6:04
  • Using Slash Chords to create a Bassline that corresponds to a melody or Song
    • Using Slash Chords to create a Bassline that corresponds to a melody or Song - 4:23
    • More about using Slash Chords to create a Bassline that corresponds to a Melody - 4:54
  • Using Chromatic notes to create Slash Chords and Basslines
    • Using Chromatic notes to create Slash Chords and Basslines - 7:02
  • Using 7th Chords & Extended Chords to create Slash Chords
    • Using 7th Chords & Extended Chords to create Slash Chords - 5:18
  • Conclusion
    • Conclusion - 0:33

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Ear Training: Train Your Ears to Recognize Scale Degrees & A Song's Key

Develop Relative Pitch Hearing by Learning to Recognize Scale Degrees by Ear

By Oluwayanmife Akintola | in Online Courses

Being able to read music is good; however, it is even better and more beneficial if you have a skilled musical ear. Having a skilled musical ear is more beneficial and profitable if it's paired with your music reading skill. With 81 lectures, you will learn how to recognize the tonic note, the supertonic note, the mediant note, the dominant note, and other types of Scale Degrees by ear. You'll also recognize a song's key by simply listening. Developing a good musical ear will help you with your piano playing and with your improvisation skills.

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  • Find the key of a song within seconds
  • Recognize the scale degree, major or minor, of any song by ear

"Perfect for beginners, those who are looking to increase your ear's recognition sense to the piano scales or chords, then this course is a must for you!" – Avinash S.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction - 4:45
  • Prerequisites that you need to know
    • Important information that explains the structure of the course - 1:24
    • Layout of the Piano/Keyboard - 5:10
    • Letters/Names of the Keys on the Piano/Keyboard - 7:42
    • Musical Intervals - 6:07
    • Double Sharp & Double flats | Sharps and Flats explained further - 16:27
    • Scales/Major Scales - 8:51
    • C Major Scale - 3:16
    • C# Major Scale - 3:35
    • D Major Scale - 2:56
    • E flat Major Scale - 1:18
    • E Major Scale - 1:37
    • F Major Scale - 3:19
    • F# Major Scale - 1:20
    • G Major Scale - 1:22
    • A flat Major Scale - 3:24
    • A Major Scale - 2:50
    • B flat Major Scale - 1:13
    • B Major Scale - 3:54
    • Tonic sol-fa - 5:30
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Right Hand - 29:06
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Left Hand - 27:41
    • Minor Scales/Natural Minor Scales - 14:08
    • C Natural Minor Scale - 5:48
    • C# Natural Minor Scale - 4:56
    • D Natural Minor Scale - 4:41
    • E flat Natural Minor Scale - 4:43
    • E Natural Minor Scale - 5:25
    • F Natural Minor Scale - 5:10
    • F# Natural Minor Scale - 4:47
    • G Natural Minor Scale - 4:52
    • A flat Natural Minor Scale - 4:48
    • A Natural Minor Scale - 4:46
    • B flat Natural Minor Scale - 5:18
    • B Natural Minor Scale - 5:27
    • Harmonic Minor Scales - 3:01
    • C Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:54
    • C# Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:17
    • D Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:31
    • E flat Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:57
    • E Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:47
    • F Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:45
    • F# Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:37
    • G Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:33
    • A flat Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:19
    • A Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:01
    • B flat Harmonic Minor Scale - 5:47
    • B Harmonic Minor Scale - 6:14
    • Melodic Minor Scales - 11:19
    • C Melodic Minor Scale - 6:34
    • C# Melodic Minor Scale - 7:26
    • D Melodic Minor Scale - 6:58
    • E flat Melodic Minor Scale - 8:01
    • E Melodic Minor Scale - 7:08
    • F Melodic Minor Scale - 7:59
    • F# Melodic Minor Scale - 7:12
    • G Melodic Minor Scale - 6:43
    • A flat Melodic Minor Scale - 7:00
    • A Melodic Minor Scale - 6:42
    • B flat Melodic Minor Scale - 7:21
    • B Melodic Minor Scale - 6:43
    • Ascending and Descending Melodic Minor Scales explained - 11:55
    • Number System for each Scale - 3:13
    • Major, Minor and Perfect Intervals - 12:02
    • Diminished and Augmented Intervals - 7:48
    • The Tritone - 2:40
  • Train your ears to be able to recognise the Tonic Note of a Major Scale
    • How to train your ears to be able to identify the tonic note by ear - 22:40
    • More on how to train your ears to be able to identify the tonic note by ear - 11:55
    • Another benefit of being able to recognise the Tonic Note of a Major Scale by ear - 4:58
  • How to find the Key of any Song that is in a Major Key
    • 2 Practical examples of how to find the Key of a Song that is in a Major Key - 9:31
    • 3rd Practical example of how to find the Key of a Song that is in a Major Key - 6:07
  • Train your ears to be able to recognise the Tonic Note of a Minor Scale
    • How to train your ears to be able to identify the tonic note by ear - 21:11
  • How to find the Key of any Song that is in a Minor Key
    • Practical example of how to find the Key of any Song that is in a Minor Key - 11:15
  • Train your ears to be able to recognise the 2nd Scale Degree of a Major Scale
    • Train your ears to be able to recognise the 2nd Scale Degree of a Major Scale - 15:45
  • Train your ears to be able to recognise the 3rd Scale Degree of a Major Scale
    • Train your ears to be able to recognise the 3rd Scale Degree of a Major Scale - 12:32
  • Train your ears to be able to recognise the 4th Scale Degree of a Major Scale
    • Train your ears to be able to recognise the 4th Scale Degree of a Major Scale - 12:20
  • Train your ears to be able to recognise the 5th Scale Degree of a Major Scale
    • Train your ears to be able to recognise the 5th Scale Degree of a Major Scale - 12:09
  • Train your ears to be able to recognise the 6th Scale Degree of a Major Scale
    • Train your ears to be able to recognise the 6th Scale Degree of a Major Scale - 13:24
  • Train your ears to be able to recognise the 7th Scale Degree of a Major Scale
    • Train your ears to be able to recognise the 7th Scale Degree of a Major Scale - 10:30
  • Train your ears to be able to recognise the other Scale Degrees of a Minor Scale
    • Train your ears to be able to recognise the other Scale Degrees of a Minor Scale - 14:46
  • Conclusion
    • Conclusion - 0:52

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How to Use Borrowed Chords in Your Chord Progressions

Add Sophistication to Your Chord Progressions by Using Borrowed Chords in Parallel Keys & Modes

By Oluwayanmife Akintola | in Online Courses

This piano course will teach you how to use different types of borrowed chords in your Chord Progressions. The first section of this course covers the prerequisites that you need to know in order to progress to the other section of the course. With 82 lectures, you will learn about how to use borrowed chords from the parallel key and from a parallel mode. In addition to this, you will learn about how to use borrowed chords in different ways.

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  • Understand what parallel mode & key are
  • Use different types of borrowed chords
  • Use borrowed chords for different purposes

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30,724 Total Students
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Oluwayanmife "Yummy" Akintola is a Udemy instructor and an experienced Pianist/Keyboardist. He has been playing for many years and translated this experience into 10 current courses. Yummy also has a Computer Engineering degree.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: intermediate

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction - 1:53
  • The prerequisites that you need to know
    • Important information that explains the structure of the course - 1:24
    • Layout of the Piano/Keyboard - 5:10
    • Letters/Names of the Keys on the Piano/Keyboard - 7:42
    • Piano Fingerings & Hand Movement on the Piano/Keyboard - 6:02
    • Part 1 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song) - 6:57
    • Part 2 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song) - 11:11
    • Musical Intervals - 6:07
    • Double Sharp & Double flats | Sharps and Flats explained further - 16:27
    • Scales/Major Scales - 8:51
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Right Hand - 29:06
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Left Hand - 27:41
    • Minor Scales/Natural Minor Scales - 14:08
    • Harmonic Minor Scales - 3:01
    • Melodic Minor Scales - 11:19
    • Ascending and Descending Melodic Minor Scales explained - 11:55
    • Number System for each Scale - 3:13
    • Major, Minor and Perfect Intervals - 12:02
    • Diminished and Augmented Intervals - 7:48
    • The Tritone - 2:40
    • Major, Minor, Augmented and Diminished Triad Chords - 17:43
    • Major Scale Triad Chords
    • C Major Scale Triad Chords - 13:58
    • C# Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:36
    • D Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:23
    • E flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 9:27
    • E Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:29
    • F Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:41
    • F# Major Scale Triad Chords - 10:23
    • G Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:44
    • A flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:53
    • A Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • B flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:51
    • B Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Major Scale - 9:37
    • Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:54
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Natural Minor Scale - 8:34
    • Melodic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:25
    • Harmonic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 16:29
    • Triad Chord Inversions - 9:08
    • Introduction of how to play Songs by using Chords - 1:36
    • How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 19:31
    • Continuation of How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 1:41
    • Check different Voicings for different Chords - 2:19
    • How to play Songs by using Chords(Part 2) & How to identify the Chords of a Song - 4:58
    • Write down the chords of the song you want to play - 0:32
    • Number System for Chords within a Scale - 2:14
    • Chord Progressions | 4 popular Chords that a lot of Chord Progressions have - 8:58
    • Examples of Chord Progressions - 13:45
    • How to arpeggiate Chord Progressions - 6:50
    • Major 6th Chord - 2:52
    • Minor 6th Chord - 2:47
    • Major 7th Chord - 6:44
    • Minor 7th Chord - 6:14
    • Dominant 7th Chord - 5:18
    • Diminished 7th Chord - 4:15
    • Half-Diminished 7th Chord - 1:48
    • What is a Suspended Chord? | Suspended 2nd Chord | Suspended 4th Chord - 9:06
    • Suspended 2nd Triad Chord - 2:08
    • Suspended 4th Triad Chord - 2:37
    • Scale 7th Chords - 12:05
    • 7th Chord Inversions - 9:26
    • 9th Chords - 7:38
    • 11th Chords - 3:23
    • 13th Chords - 3:08
    • Passing Chord/Chords and How to use a Diminished Triad Chord as a Passing Chord - 9:58
  • How to use Borrowed Chords
    • What is a Borrowed Chord? | What is a Parallel Key? | What is a Parallel Mode? - 8:18
    • An example of using a Borrowed Chord in a Chord Progression - 1:22
    • Different ways of Using Borrowed Chords - 4:46
    • You can use Borrowed Chords to alter the sounds of your Chord Progressions - 2:54
    • Using Borrowed Chords as Substitute Chords - 5:21
    • A Borrowed Chord that comes from the Parallel Harmonic Minor Key - 3:05
    • A Borrowed Chord that comes from the Parallel Mixolydian Mode - 2:27
    • Another Borrowed Chord(VI Chord) that comes from the Parallel Harmonic Minor Key - 3:26
    • A Borrowed Chord that comes from the Parallel Dorian Mode - 3:32
    • 2 different ways of using a Borrowed Chord - 5:09
    • How to use a Chord that is borrowed from a Dorian Mode - 4:36
    • A Borrowed Chord from the Parallel Lydian Mode - 4:42
    • How to use a Chord that is borrowed from the parallel Phrygian Mode - 4:38
    • How to use another Chord that is borrowed from the parallel Harmonic Minor Key - 3:15
    • How to use a Chord that is borrowed from the parallel Melodic Minor Key - 9:58
    • Conclusion - 0:37

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How to Recognize Chords by Ear: Develop a Skilled Musical Ear

Train Your Ears to Recognize Different Chords Just by Listening

By Oluwayanmife Akintola | in Online Courses

With 11 hours of content, this Piano course is a course that will teach you how to train your ears to be able to recognize different types of Chords. The first section of this course covers the prerequisites that you need to know in order to progress to the other sections of the course. You can skip the first section of this course if you already understand all the topics that are in it. In this course, you will learn about how to train your ears to recognize the different chords that are in a Major Key. You will also learn about how to train your ears to recognize the different chords that are in a Minor Key.

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  • Access 82 lectures & 11 hours of content 24/7
  • Know the names of the keys on the piano/keyboard
  • Train your ears to easily recognize major & minor keys

"The course is good overall. It does have important information and tips." – Ivelisse Velez

Oluwayanmife Akintola | Pianist & Computer Engineer

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30,724 Total Students
1,118 Reviews

Oluwayanmife "Yummy" Akintola is a Udemy instructor and an experienced Pianist/Keyboardist. He has been playing for many years and translated this experience into 10 current courses. Yummy also has a Computer Engineering degree.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: beginner

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction - 4:12
  • The prerequisites that you need to know
    • Important information that explains the structure of the course - 1:24
    • Layout of the Piano/Keyboard - 5:10
    • Letters/Names of the Keys on the Piano/Keyboard - 7:42
    • Piano Fingerings & Hand Movement on the Piano/Keyboard - 6:02
    • Part 1 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song) - 6:57
    • Part 2 of Developing Independence between both hands (includes learning a song) - 11:11
    • Musical Intervals - 6:07
    • Double Sharp & Double flats | Sharps and Flats explained further - 16:27
    • Scales/Major Scales - 8:51
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Right Hand - 29:06
    • How to practise all the 12 Major Scales with your Left Hand - 27:41
    • Minor Scales/Natural Minor Scales - 14:08
    • Harmonic Minor Scales - 3:01
    • Melodic Minor Scales - 11:19
    • Ascending and Descending Melodic Minor Scales explained - 11:55
    • Number System for each Scale - 3:13
    • Major, Minor and Perfect Intervals - 12:02
    • Diminished and Augmented Intervals - 7:48
    • The Tritone - 2:40
    • Major, Minor, Augmented and Diminished Triad Chords - 17:43
    • Major Scale Triad Chords
    • C Major Scale Triad Chords - 13:58
    • C# Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:36
    • D Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:23
    • E flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 9:27
    • E Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:29
    • F Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:41
    • F# Major Scale Triad Chords - 10:23
    • G Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:44
    • A flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:53
    • A Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • B flat Major Scale Triad Chords - 7:51
    • B Major Scale Triad Chords - 8:17
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Major Scale - 9:37
    • Natural Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:54
    • Pattern of the triad chords within each Natural Minor Scale - 8:34
    • Melodic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 15:25
    • Harmonic Minor Scale Triad Chords - 16:29
    • Triad Chord Inversions - 9:08
    • Introduction of how to play Songs by using Chords - 1:36
    • How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 19:31
    • Continuation of How to play Songs by using Chords (Playing by ear) - Part 1 - 1:41
    • Check different Voicings for different Chords - 2:19
    • How to play Songs by using Chords(Part 2) & How to identify the Chords of a Song - 4:58
    • Write down the chords of the song you want to play - 0:32
    • Number System for Chords within a Scale - 2:14
    • Chord Progressions | 4 popular Chords that a lot of Chord Progressions have - 8:58
    • Examples of Chord Progressions - 13:45
    • How to arpeggiate Chord Progressions - 6:50
    • Major 6th Chord - 2:52
    • Minor 6th Chord - 2:47
    • Major 7th Chord - 6:44
    • Minor 7th Chord - 6:14
    • Dominant 7th Chord - 5:18
    • Diminished 7th Chord - 4:15
    • Half-Diminished 7th Chord - 1:48
    • What is a Suspended Chord? | Suspended 2nd Chord | Suspended 4th Chord - 9:06
    • Suspended 2nd Triad Chord - 2:08
    • Suspended 4th Triad Chord - 2:37
    • Scale 7th Chords - 12:05
    • 7th Chord Inversions - 9:26
    • 9th Chords - 7:38
    • 11th Chords - 3:23
    • 13th Chords - 3:08
    • Passing Chord/Chords and How to use a Diminished Triad Chord as a Passing Chord - 9:58
  • How to Recognise Chords by ear;Develop a Skilled Musical ear
    • Major Key's Tonic Chord Ear Training - 8:52
    • Part 2 of Major Key's Tonic Chord Ear Training - 9:02
    • Major Key's Supertonic Chord Ear Training - 9:14
    • Part 2 of Major Key's Supertonic Chord Ear Training - 7:26
    • Major Key's Mediant Chord Ear Training - 7:54
    • Part 2 of Major Key's Mediant Chord Ear Training - 8:40
    • Major Key's Subdominant Chord Ear Training - 7:15
    • Part 2 of Major Key's Subdominant Chord Ear Training - 9:05
    • Major Key's Dominant Chord Ear Training - 6:02
    • Part 2 of Major Key's Dominant Chord Ear Training - 7:32
    • Major Key's Submediant Chord Ear Training - 6:05
    • Part 2 of Major Key's Submediant Chord Ear Training - 7:48
    • Major Key's Leading-tone Chord Ear Training - 6:54
    • Part 2 of Major Key's Leading-tone Chord Ear Training - 7:28
    • Minor Key's Chords Ear Training | Ear Training for 7th Chords & Extended Chords - 9:09
    • Conclusion - 0:23

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