Intermediate piano lesson #4 – just released

Intermediate piano lesson #4 – just released

We’re very pleased to announce David Hall’s fourth free Intermediate video tutorial on Pop styles is now available below.

Ever wanted to play like Ray Charles or Nina Simone? This week David takes us on a whistlestop tour of five popular pianist greats! Learn Hit the road Jack with Ray, how Nina used improvised parallel 3rds and 6ths in her classic My baby just cares for me, and all about chords charts with Elton John. Give it a whirl… and send us a video of what you’ve learnt to play, if you like!

And once you’ve mastered this one, you can move onto Dave’s fifth and final online piano lesson for intermediates in which he’ll give you some great tips on accompanying other musicians.

Click on the video below to get boogying…

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Dave’s series of 5 Intermediate lessons will be released every Friday for the next few weeks.

If you missed lesson 1 on Practice Tips, lesson 2 on Harmony, or lesson 3 on Pedalling you can find them on our blog page and catch up!

If this all sounds too tricky, we have also released a free online series for Beginner pianists, assuming no knowledge of the learner at all. Check these out here and please share with anyone you think would appreciate learning a new skill during lockdown (or after!).

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.

Press play below to start your journey!

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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.