CAIT’S PIANO SURVIVAL KIT – Part 1
Cait here. I’m the Course Director at the London Contemporary School of Piano and I speak to countless people on a weekly basis. All are actively seeking advice on the best ways to start playing the piano.
Some are total beginners and have never touched a piano in their lives before. Others have distant memories of failed attempts to reflect on… and a piano teacher who put them off music for life. Sound familiar? Either way, if you’re feeling stuck or you don’t know where to start, I have the perfect solution for you – My Piano Survival Kit.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll bring you some key tips that help me keep on track with my own practice. Material that I refer to if I feel a bit lost or I don’t know what to practice. This can be kept and used at any time – there is absolutely no need to feel stuck, ever again!
Part 1: The Power of C Major
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
To start, familiarise yourself with the C Major Scale and the first 6 chords within it. C Dm Em F G Am Bdim. Did you know that, there are literally thousands of famous pop songs written in C Major? I’m not just talking Britney Spears and Adele here, by the way.
WHAT ABOUT …
Bruce Springsteen – Oasis – Counting Crows – Crowded House – Eric Clapton – Jason Mraz – Bruno Mars – Lenny Kravitz – Sam Smith – Tom Petty – The Beatles – Bill Withers – …
I could carry on all night…
So, I guess that means that by understanding the key concepts and chord components of ONE Key or Scale, will unlock your ability to play hundreds of songs?
Here is a quick tutorial on the C Major Scale… go through it a few times and really familiarise yourself with these chords.
The Power of C Major
YES! No need to ever struggle again.
Have fun with this, and if you have any questions or comments, please just drop me an email or give me a call on +447718248623.