How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 5

Nick Douglas 12/11/2017. 5 comments
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Welcome to the final episode of How to Fake Playing Piano, our video series on learning piano without getting bored. Previously, composer and pianist Jason Oberholtzer taught you about octaves and fifths , notes , chords and keys , and making your own music. Today he’ll show you how to explore almost any kind of music on the piano.

This lesson was hard for me—I’d just learned to claw my hands into fifths a few minutes earlier—so Jason took over and showed what you can achieve with enough hours of practice. He also explains how all the building blocks we’ve learned form the basis for most popular music.

While learning all this in one afternoon was a huge challenge, I came away with something that normal piano lessons had failed to give me: the feeling that I can create beautiful sounds on the piano. I can’t name notes without counting from C, and I can’t read music, but I can understand the ideas behind what my hands are doing, and for the first time in years, I’m excited to teach myself more.

That wraps it up for How to Fake Playing Piano. Watch the whole series here, and then go out and explore on your own. Now I need to find a new hobby to fake.

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