Following rave reviews from Classic FM after Dave’s first online piano lesson for beginners, we’re pleased to release the second in the series of five here.
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Dave’s series of 5 Beginner lessons will be released every Monday for the next few weeks. So set yourself a “Monday reminder” to check our website, or follow us on Instagram or Facebook to see when they’re up!
In this first video for beginner pianists he assumed literally no knowledge – and promised to get you playing along with him within 1 minute.
In this second lesson he picks up from where he left off, before busting out his recorder to get you playing along with him in the medieval feudal style!
After a quick recap on the note names, Dave moves onto a C major scale, which he’ll quickly get you playing with two hands. He’ll then help you make it feel like a piece of music by playing a harmonised backing track for you to practise along with.
Without get tangled up with notation or reading music, Dave then introduces a piece which you can learn hands separately, before putting them together and playing along with Dave and his 4 piece band!
Throughout the video – you can pause and replay as often as you like – so you can get the hang of each exercise.
And once you’ve cracked this one, you can move onto Dave’s third online piano lesson for beginners in which he’ll get you playing playing chords and trying out the sustan pedal!
Be inspired to give it a go
Dave was described as a “musical powerhouse” when the Sunday Times came to review one of his courses recently. He was an organ scholar at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, and we’re very lucky to have him as our Musical Director at Finchcocks. He runs piano courses for adults of all ages at our weekend piano courses at Finchcocks – we have a grand piano for every attendee – incredible food cooked by our own chef – and luxurious accommodation in the recently renovated grade 2 listed Coach House.
If this sounds too easy, try out our online tutorial for intermediate pianists.
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Tell us a little bit about yourself and your musical background – even if you are a beginner. We’d love to hear from you.