Pamela D. Pike – How to Play Piano

Nov 05 2021

Pamela D. Pike – How to Play Piano

Pamela D. Pike How to Play Piano download. Music is a universal language, and the piano is the ideal instrument to bridge the gap from listener to player. From folk melodies and holiday tunes to challenging classical forms or jazzy improvisation, the piano is also one of the most versatile instruments you can learn, allowing both melodic lead and harmonic accompaniment. Yet, too many people who want to play don’t know where to begin or believe playing requires too much investment of time and tedious practice so they miss out on the joys that playing even a simple melody can bring.
How to Play Piano is your opportunity to pick up the marvelous skill of playing the piano. Taught by acclaimed pianist Professor Pamela D. Pike of Louisiana State University, these 36 accessible lessons give you the building blocks you need to go from an interested novice to an expressive and talented player, whether you have a grand piano or a simple electronic keyboard to work with.
Blending music theory and history with hands-on examples and step-by-step instruction, Professor Pike takes you on a journey from learning how to sit at the piano in the first place to inverting chords, arpeggios, sight-reading, and much more. The secret to this course is that Professor Pike invites you to learn by playing. You will be at the piano from minute one—and, in fact, you will learn how to play a melody from Beethoven’s Ode to Joy by the end of the first lesson.

Among other things, you will:

  • Learn basic scales and chords, and how to adapt them;
  • Walk through simple, easy-to-play practice pieces, ranging from popular standards to holiday staples;
  • Gain insight into the basic structure of music, how to build a harmony, and how to improvise;
  • Hone your ability to play “by ear” and sight-read music notation;
  • Explore a range of different styles, which are all accessible and suited for the piano, from classical masterpieces to jazz, folk, blues, and even rock ‘n’ roll.

Professor Pike offers practice tips such as these in every lesson. Overhead camera angles and clear on-screen graphics demonstrate what she is performing to make it easy to follow. At the end of each lesson, Professor Pike closes with a list of recommended exercises to work on. This blueprint will help you embed the new concepts between lessons, so you always have “the next step” to work on.
While How to Play Piano is a practical, hands-on course, you will also gain an immense knowledge of music theory and history. Indeed, playing an instrument is arguably the best way to study theory, because you’ll see and hear ideas in action. As you progress through this course, Professor Pike surveys the major musical periods of piano music, spotlighting what makes each period unique.
How to Play Piano is a physical course. You’ll be using your ears to listen, your eyes to read, and your body to play. You’ll gain confidence with each lesson, learning to sight-read a little more naturally, play “by ear,” and develop the muscle memory to move your fingers to the right keys at the right time. Professor Pike’s step-by-step approach makes learning to play the piano simple—and fun!

Language: English
Year: 2018
Running time: 18:38:38
Quality: WEBRip
Video: AVC, 950×540, 16:9, 1250 kbps, 29.970 FPS
Audio: AAC, 192 kbps, 44.1 kHz, 2 ch
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 11.73 Gb

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  1. antonio_diana /

    amazing!!
    Thanks!!

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