Courses

  • 12 Lessons

    Classic Rock Patterns

    In this course, we'll learn about the rhythms and shapes that define some of Classic Rock's most recognizable keyboard parts. Instead of learning the songs themselves, we'll analyze the rhythms and chord shapes in detail. By the end, you'll be able to take any chord progression and turn it into a classic! Special thanks to Seth Campbell, our in-house Classic Rock aficionado for helping put together these examples.

  • 6 Lessons

    Creativity Spark

    Welcome to the Weekly Spark – a series of mini-lessons designed to ignite your weekly practice routine with some fresh inspiration.  Each month we will rotate through four areas of focus:  Creativity, Harmony, Technique, and the Ear.  Each type of Spark has its own course framework (this one is Creativity!), so that you can track your progress. Join once a month, twice a month, or every week! Stay tuned to the Weekly Spark group for new releases each Thursday.

  • 14 Lessons

    Diatonic Dexterity

    This course is for those of you looking to level up your finger control so you can play smoother, faster, and cleaner. Dexterity is a long game, and there's no one path towards mastery, but if you take these exercises through multiple keys and tempos you'll see two sluggish hands transformed into ten supple fingers ready for anything.

  • 10 Lessons

    Essential Jazz Scales

    In this course, we'll learn about the scales that separate great jazz musicians from good ones. By the end of this course, you'll have 6 new scales under your fingers that unlock the door to jazz improvisation and hip chord voicings, and you'll be ready to sit in at your local jam session!

  • 13 Lessons

    Hand Independence Exercises

    One of the questions we hear most often from students is “how do I put my hands together?” Piano is uniquely demanding when it comes to hand independence, oftentimes requiring the left and right hand to play two different, syncopated rhythms at once. This course uses fun, funky play-along tracks and nine custom exercises to break down the steps for practicing independence and liberating your hands.

  • 5 Lessons

    Harmony Spark

    Welcome to the Weekly Spark – a series of mini-lessons designed to ignite your weekly practice routine with some fresh inspiration.  Each month we will rotate through four areas of focus:  Creativity, Harmony, Technique, and the Brain.  Each type of Spark has its own course framework (this one is Harmony!), so that you can track your progress. Join once a month, twice a month, or every week! Stay tuned to the Weekly Spark group for new releases each Thursday.
  • 24 Lessons

    Jazz Fundamentals

    In this course, we'll learn the essential skills needed to successfully play jazz with other musicians! "It don't mean a thing if it aint got that swing," and what better way to learn how to swing then playing along with a real life rhythm section of New York City professionals! We'll learn classic repertoire made famous by Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong, with real upright bass and drums helping us get in the groove along the way. If you've always been curious about jazz, but haven't been sure where to begin, then this is the course for you!

  • 24 Lessons

    Key Signature Essentials

    Originally created for HDpiano, this series is all about getting familiar with the essential scales and triads in all of the twelve keys. You'll find that this material is referenced frequently throughout WePiano courses, so be sure to download the free Harmony Handbook PDF and keep it on hand! Not sure why it's important to learn scales and chords in different keys? Check out the first video in the course or read this recent blog post.
  • 5 Lessons

    Listening Spark

    Welcome to the Weekly Spark – a series of mini-lessons taught by WePiano instructors designed to ignite your weekly practice routine with some fresh inspiration.  Each month we will rotate through four areas of focus:  Creativity, Harmony, Technique, and Listening. Each type of Spark has its own course framework (this one is Listening!), so that you can track your progress. Join once a month, twice a month, or every week! Stay tuned to the Weekly Spark group for new releases each Thursday.
  • 43 Lessons

    Nothin’ but the Blues: Elements 1

    The blues is one of the most expressive improvisational styles with one of the lowest barriers to entry. Once you have a handle on the fundamental chords, scales and patterns, you’re off to the races, much sooner than you would be in other styles with a longer list of ‘prerequisites,’ shall we say. In this course (and subsequent followup) we’ll go over the foundational elements of blues playing so you can grow into a versatile blues player with knowledge of blues harmony and language that goes beyond just one key.

  • 10 Lessons

    Nothin’ but the Blues: Elements 2

    If you’ve finished Elements 1, or you already know your way around the blues form and some basic boogie patterns, then this is an excellent followup for learning some essential riffs, bass lines, transitions, endings and improvisation exercises, as well as some of the eccentricities of blues harmony. By the end of this course you’ll have all the tools you need to play the blues in a variety of keys and tempos.

  • 16 Lessons

    Playing by Ear: Start Here

    Ear training is the single most powerful skill a musician can develop. Imagine being able to recognize the notes in a song out of thin air! In this course, we'll set you on the path towards recognizing all 12 intervals on the piano, the key to learning melodies by ear. We'll learn tons of famous musical examples for each interval, and by the end of this course your overall musicianship will be improved forever!

  • 13 Lessons

    Playing from Chord Charts

    Playing from Chord Charts is a musical skill that can sometimes seem like magic. How can a few chords on a page turn into music? This beginner-friendly course puts you in the driver’s seat as we navigate a ten-step process for taking a lyric or chord chart for a simple song in a major key from zero to hero. By the end, not only will you be able to create your own musical arrangements, but you'll be thinking about the harmonic context of every song you learn and expanding your musicianship as you go.

  • 9 Lessons

    Popular Accompaniment Styles

    It’s amazing what you can do with just a few simple chords if you know how to use them. The good news is, it doesn’t take much to turn basic progressions into dynamic and memorable accompaniment parts. In Popular Accompaniment Styles, we’ll learn about all the different ways to manipulate chords and bass lines to make your progressions unique.

  • 9 Lessons

    Practice Like a Pro: Memorization

    Have you ever wondered how professional musicians can play entire pieces onstage without mistakes? It can seem impossible when you're new to music. The difference between a flawless performance and a train wreck comes in the preparation stage: the practice room. This course gives you strategies to take your memorization and performance skills to the next level.

  • 10 Lessons

    Practicing the Circle of 5ths

    The Circle of 5ths is one of the most useful practice companions for pianists. In this course I'll show you seven templates for beautiful exercises that work their way around the circle in both directions so you can practice every major and minor key without even realizing it. Each lesson starts with an analysis and is followed up with hands-on practicals that provide options for pianists at various levels of proficiency. On top of that, some lessons feature drum tracks to make sure you're keeping a steady beat!

  • 13 Lessons

    Resolution Solutions

    It’s never too late to work on your New Years "Resolutions!" Tension and resolution are two of the fundamental elements of both storytelling and music. In music, understanding the interplay between tension and resolution is the key to unlocking rich chord progressions. With the Circle of 5ths as our road map, we'll start with triads and work all the way up to advanced jazz voicings, harmonizing famous melodies along the way. You'll be able to take what you learn from this course and apply it to any song of your choice.
  • 9 Lessons

    Rhythm Fundamentals

    When we say a piece of music feels good, more often than not we’re talking about the rhythm. A musician’s sense of groove or pocket tends to separate the great from the good.

    In this course I want to give you the basis to break down the rhythms in any piece of music. We’ll learn about pulse, meter, and subdivision. And I’ll show you how understanding these concepts allows you to practice more effectively.

    By the end of the course, you’ll have the means to level up your rhythm game and get your music feeling good. 

  • 9 Lessons

    Songwriting Fundamentals

    In this course, we'll go through every step of the songwriting process by writing an entire song only on the white notes. Even if you're a total beginner, by the end of this course you'll have the tools and inspiration you need to start writing music of your own!

  • 34 Lessons

    Start Piano – a 30 Day Challenge

    Start here! If you've never played piano before, this course is meant for you. This 30-Day Challenge will take you from novice level to surprising competency, just by playing along with one short video each day. You'll learn note names, finger numbers, and lots of fundamental skills. At the end of the course you'll be able to perform for your family and friends, and you'll be perfectly positioned to explore more advanced WePiano courses or dive into the HDpiano song catalogue. 

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