Take the pain out of learning piano and star playing songs right away. Limited or no experience? No problem. This class is for all experience levels and a great way to start building your song library. Learn songs by Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Ruth B., Miley Cyrus, Adele, as well as Disney favorites from Lion King, Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Moana, and Pocahontas.
Easy Pop Song Covers will introduce you to simplified song arrangements of popular songs, so you can sit down and play tunes whether you know your way around the keys or have limited piano playing experience.
Dive into popular songs and learn the basics of song form and structure. Understand how artists build basic chords off of diatonic scale degrees to create the colors used in their songs. You can even apply to your own songwriting or creative process!
Explore songs like “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi, “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen, “Let Her Go” by Passenger, just about any Taylor Swift or John Mellencamp song, or the hits from Disney! We do take requests, so be sure to submit feedback so we can plan a class around the songs you choose.
Topics covered include: Song form, song structure, harmonic rhythm, scale degrees in Key of C, how to build chords off of scale degrees, identifying chords in Key of C Major, how to label chords, popular chord progressions, and new, special focus songs each class!
This class is perfect for: New, novice, beginner, and up to intermediate level pianists and singers who would like to learn how to play popular music and enjoy building repertoire.
After this class, you will be able to: At the end of this class, you will PLAY SONGS! You will gain a general understanding for basic song structure and the way chords progress throughout a typical pop song, within the context of actual song examples. You will be able to play the chords from popular songs and perform them!
Skills required: (scale from 1-low to 5-high)