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BLOG LESSONS

Each week a new blog lesson will be revealed for free. Until that week all (blog) lessons that are complete and all their appropriate exercises and MIDI exercises are available to my students and online students (they are password protected). All lessons somewhat based on my educational book that i am writing. Contact me for more info.



1.1.1 Finding the 12 unique keys/notes on the keyboard

1.2.1 The piano staffs
1.2.2 The 12 unique notes
1.2.3 Enharmonic equivalents
1.2.4 Accidentals – sharps, flats and naturals
1.2.5 Key centers
1.3.1 Intervals 1 (Semitones)
1.3.2 Intervals 2 (1-8)
1.3.3 Intervals 3 (8-)
1.4.1 Basic information regarding rhythm notation
1.4.2 Time signatures
1.4.3 Note values
1.4.3 Triplets
1.4.4 Dotted notes
1.6.1 Different types of scale categories
1.6.2 The numeric pattern for scales


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • About the author and the book
    • About the author
    • About the book
    • How to use the book
    • About the exercises
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to practical piano music theory
    • 1.1 The piano keys
      • 1.1.1 Finding the 12 unique keys/notes on the keyboard
      • 1.1.2 Finding “middle C” on the keyboard
    • 1.2 Notes and notation
      • 1.2.1 The piano staffs
      • 1.2.2 The 12 unique notes
      • 1.2.3 Enharmonic Equivalents
      • 1.2.4 Accidentals – sharps, flats and naturals
      • 1.2.5 Key centers
    • 1.3 Intervals
      • 1.3.1 Intervals 1 (Semitones)
      • 1.3.2 Intervals 2 (1-8)
      • 1.3.3 Intervals 3 (8-)
    • 1.4 Rhythm and rhythm notation
      • 1.4.1 Basic information regarding rhythm notation
      • 1.4.2 Time signatures
      • 1.4.3 Note values
      • 1.4.3 Triplets
      • 1.4.4 Dotted notes
    • 1.5 Differences between notes, intervals, scales and chords
    • 1.6 Scales
      • 1.6.1 Different types of scale categories
      • 1.6.2 The numeric pattern for scales
    • 1.7 -Chords
      • Basic information regarding chords
      • The numeric pattern for chords
      • Triads
      • Four note chords
      • Extensions
      • Alterations
    • 1.8 Degrees
    • 1.9 Chord Pairs
    • 1.10 Chord Substitutions
    • 1.11 Progressions
      • 2-5-1s
      • Turnarounds
      • Other progressions

  • Chapter 2- Practical Piano Music Theory
  • Chapter 3 – Chords and voicings
    • 2A – Understanding chords and voicings (Week 15/2019)
    • 2B – Simple ways of playing chords (Week 15/2019)
    • 2C – Types of chords (Week 16/2019)
    • 2D – How to play voicings properly (Week 17/2019)
    • 2E – Left/Right hand only or both hands? (Week 18/2019)
    • 2F – Additional information
    • 2G – Pop/Rock (Week 19/2019)
  • Chapter 4 – Comping and rhythm
    • 3A – Understanding comping and rhythm (Week 20/2019)
    • 3B – Comping rhythms (Week 21/2019)
    • 3C – Walking bass (Week 22/2019)
    • 3D – Stride (Week 23/2019)
    • 3E – Additional information
    • 3F – Pop/Rock (Week 24/2019)
  • Chapter 5 – Soloing and improvisation
    • The three way approach to improvisation (Week 25/2019)
    • Harmony approach (what to play)
      • 4A – Simple scales for soloing (Week 26/2019)
      • 4B – Chord-scale theory (Week 27/2019)
      • 4C – Target notes (Week 28/2019)
    • Rhythm approach (when to play)
      • 4D – “Rhythmic Syllables” (Week 29/2019)
    • Melodic approach (how to play)
      • 4E – “Call and Response” (Week 30/2019)
    • 4F – Additional information
    • 4G – Pop/Rock (Week 31/2019)
  • Chapter 6 – “Bits and pieces”
    • What are bits and pieces?

(c) Sibil Yanev 2019