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York Adult Education

Livestream Classroom

in E-Learning

How to Play Piano or Guitar by Ear


with Craig Coffman

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. A very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the “Instant Piano” or the “Instant Guitar class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons, and free yourself from sheet-music dependence, and be the life of the party! Prior experience with chords recommended. Fee includes the online book, online follow-up lessons and an optional monthly question and answer session.Class is held online using zoom. Topics include: How to find the starting note, How to determine when chords change, How to predict the chord progression, How chords help you find the correct melody, How the melody helps you find the correct chords, How to learn songs from recordings in all keys, How to transpose, The Universal Key Signature, How to use the Circle of Fifths, How to recognize the most common chord patterns

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