Hey everyone, Jacques Hopkins here and I teaches the fastest piano lessons on the internet over a Pianoin21Days.com. And in this video, I’m breaking all the barriers when it comes to learning how to play the piano because I’m gonna show you how you can be playing your favourite songs on the piano in just 4 minutes even if you’ve never touched one before. So if you don’t know how to play the piano, just looking at one maybe intimidating and overwhelming and that because we got these white keys and we got these black keys and what’s the difference between them. Well I’m here to tell you there’s no difference between black and white keys. We literally could have 88 identically looking purple keys but then how would you know where you are on the keyboard in a given time. So that’s the reason why we have black keys and white keys is that so you know where you are at a given time. The next thing we need to do is learning the names of the keys. You don’t need to memorize all 88 keys because we have these sections of 12 keys just repeat themselves over and over again across the entire keyboard.
So let’s focus in one of these sections and learn the name of the keys. The white key just to the left of any two black notes is a C key, and then from there we can continue down the alphabet and go to the right on our keyboard. So we have C D E F G. Now the alphabet starts over after G in music. So we’re going to go A and B. Next, there are still 7 keys, let’s learn the 5 black keys. Black keys are named by the white key there next to and they also have the word flat and sharp. The way this works is a sharp is a black key just the right of any white key and the flat is the black key just to left of any white key. So for example right here we got C sharp and this is also called D flat so every black key does have two names.
So now we’ve learned the names of every key on the entire piano, the next thing we need to do is learn how to play some chords. Chords are just multiple notes that are played at the same time and they are the foundation for the songs that we want to play on the piano. The majority of chords fall into one of two categories, we’ve got major chords and we have minor chords and you don’t need to memorize all of them, you just need to know the simple formulas. Once you know the formulas, you instantly know how to play all the chords. So for example, the formula for major chord is simply 4 3. What is that look like? Let’s say you want to play D major chord. We’ll start D, go to the very next 4 chords, 1 2 3 4 and then the very next 3 notes, 1 2 3, that’s the D major chord. Let’s say instead we want to play D minor chord, the formula for minor chord is reverse, it’s 3 4. So we’ll start at D and go up 3, 1 2 3 and then 1 2 3 4, there’s D minor.
So now you know how to play all the major and minor chords on the piano, how you know what chords make up the song that you want to play? For that you just turnover to Google and in this case I wanna play All of Me by John Legend. So jump on Google and I will type All of Me Chords, and the first result is almost always the good one so in this case it looks like the beginning of the song is E minor, C major, G major and D major. So hopefully you can hear that this sounds like All of Me by John Legend.
There are more of the advanced techniques that you can start adding in there and make the song better and better over time and with practice and eventually the chorus can sound something like this.
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