What you'll learn
Be able to find gigs without having to pay half the fee to an accompanist
Perform live with confidence
Record yourself for Facebook live, YouTube etc and grow your fanbase
Start to LOVE playing piano even if you hated it in the past
Accompany your vocals using chord sheets
Transpose music into the right key so your voice sounds at its best
Play from chord sheets
Understand chord formations and progressions
Play in 4/4, 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures thus covering most popular repertoire for gigging singers
Build a solid sense of rhythm and timing
In this course you will learn to play piano so that you will quickly be able to perform live, record videos for YouTube and Facebook and find gigs without having to split the money with an accompanied. Piano is a beautiful instrument and it will open up a whole new musical world to you.
If you are a singer but not an instrumentalist and want to be able to accompany yourself so you don’t need to hire accompanists or you had piano lessons in the past that just didn’t gel for you, this is the course for you.
I sympathise. I am a signed songwriter and performer. As a singer I have released 3 albums and undertaken tours and major festivals. At first I had to bring other musicians on board to accompany me as a singer until I learned to play piano accompaniment using chord sheets. I want to pass on this method to you. If you hate sight reading this could very much be the course for you.
This course is really aimed at providing a piano accompaniment for singers, so it won’t be the course for you if you want to be a straight pianist. Hopefully if you are a singer who doesn’t yet play, you will learn to love this beautiful instrument and start out on a voyage of discovery. The course is beginner level.
Music theory especially harmonics and rhythm
Time signatures common to popular music
Creating a ‘bed’ for your vocal
Improving your internal timing
Playing to the right standard to go out and get gigs
Choosing and adapting repertoire
Sourcing appropriate chord sheets
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Piano for Singers
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
This course includes
Certificate of Completion
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks