Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Piano Tutorial for "Oh holy night" in the key of A (Part 2)

Hey everyone! Today is a continuation of the lesson covered last time for playing "Oh holy night" in the key of A. This is the second section that we will be examining. So if you haven't yet looked at the first section, you can click here... If you have been following this lesson, you know that we broke it up into 4 parts, so we will continue by looking at the next 4 parts starting with part 5.

Here is an example of the entire song so you can put it into context, just in case you forgot how it sounded:


Monday, December 7, 2015

Piano Tutorial for "Oh holy night" in the key of A (Part 1)

Hi everyone. I am very excited today for two reasons-firstly I am back with you, doing what I love after a nasty exam and secondly, I have used the break to upgrade the format of my lessons, which means a better experience for you. I have an added Midi Virtual keyboard which highlight the notes!

So, today we will examine chords and progressions for the Christmas carol "Oh Holy night". Keep in mind that this lesson is not aimed at the beginner since two hand chords are being used and a bass player covers the bass notes. Also note that due the breakdown being so long because of all the nice chords, I had to break it into two parts. This will be part 1

So first have a look at the video clip for an example of how to play the song and of what we will be covering in this lesson.



Monday, August 24, 2015

Exam Time

Hi all

Hope you are having fun while learning how to play the piano. This is to inform you that this site will not be maintained for the next 3 months due to a very difficult engineering exam I will be writing in November.

I will however continue to update my site on a weekly basis once this is done.

Thanks for all the support and hope you are growing.

All the best!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Major 7th Chord

Hi there!

Today I want to look at the Major 7th chord. This lesson is aimed at the beginner who are used to playing major and minor triad chords.

This lesson will consist of 3 parts:

  1. How to construct the Major 7th chord
  2. Root with inversions
  3. How to use the chord within your playing
I have also added a video lesson here:


 


Monday, August 10, 2015

Keyboard tutorial on "As the deer" in the key of Ab (Part 2)

HI there

Today we will be continuing our lesson for "As the deer" and we will cover the second part of the song. Click here to look at part 1 of this lesson. It will help put this lesson in context.

You alone are my strength, my shield (6-5-1-4-3) To You alone may my spirit yield (1-4-6-2-1-7-7b) You alone are my heart's desire (6-5b-7-3-6-1) And I long to worship Thee (5b-4-2-5-1)

So here is the video clip with the breakdown of the second part:



 





Monday, August 3, 2015

Keyboard tutorial on "As the deer" in the key of Ab (Part 1)

Hi everyone

Today I am very excited about this lesson, because it's packed with chords that you can take with you on your journey on how to play the piano or keyboard. This lesson is not for the beginner as it contains two hand chord movements and requires knowledge of the fundamentals that I have already covered on this blog. The sad news is that there are lot's of chords so I had to break it down into a two-part series. This lesson will only cover the first part of the song.

So let's get started!


Take a look at the video clip where I play the song, containing both parts...




Wednesday, July 29, 2015

10000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) piano tutorial in the key of E

Hi there!

Hope you are growing as we try and share more lessons on how learn how to play the piano or keyboard. I'd like to thank all for supporting this blog. It means a lot! It also encourages me to continue to practice as well.

Today I would like us to examine the song "10000 Reasons" by Matt Redman. It is going to be in the key of E. We sing this song in church and it's one of my favorites, so I thought I'd share it with you. I have added a video tutorial first which you can watch on my Youtube channel or just click on the video below: