Easy Pop Song Covers for Piano
Kelly takes the pain out of learning piano and gets you playing songs right away. Limited or no experience? No problem. This class is for all experience levels and a great way to start building your song library.
Easy Pop Song Covers will introduce you to simplified song arrangements of popular songs, so you can sit down and play tunes whether you know your way around the keys or have limited piano playing experience.
Dive into popular songs and learn the basics of song form and structure. Understand how artists build basic chords off of diatonic scale degrees to create the colors used in their songs. You can even apply to your own songwriting or creative process!
Explore songs like “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi, “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen, “Let Her Go” by Passenger, or just about any Taylor Swift or John Mellencamp song! We do take requests, so be sure to submit feedback so we can plan a class around the songs you choose.
Topics covered include: Song form, song structure, scale degrees in Key of C, how to build chords off of scale degrees, identifying chords in Key of C Major, how to label chords, popular chord progressions, and a special focus song!
This class is perfect for: Beginner up to intermediate level pianists and singers who would like to learn how to play popular music and enjoy building repertoire.
After this class, you will be able to: At the end of this class, you will PLAY SONGS! You will gain a general understanding for basic song structure and the way chords progress throughout a typical pop song, within the context of actual song examples. You will be able to play the chords that appear in the song “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi, or any of the numerous examples we will cover.
Skills required: (scale from 1-low to 5-high)
- Technical Proficiency = 1
- Piano Geography = 2
- Note Names = 2
- Counting Measures = 2
- Basic Terminology = 2
When class is over, it’s important to make sure you have all the tools and resources available to maintain a positive learning trajectory.
In addition to signing up for and attending an online group music class, Forbes Music teachers offer a short, truncated class summary video of all the concepts covered in class. This way, you can access the content and information whenever you need it at any time of day. It will include all the information covered, without any unnecessary interruptions or chatter.
Take the class. Get the video. You’re all set!
Need a quick refresher of something you did in a class? Did you forget a chord, a fingering, or short melodic phrase?
Office Hours are short, 15-minute scheduled online “lessons” that serve the primary purpose of getting quick, extra help, better explanations, or short refreshers from a teacher outside of your normal class or lesson time. Office Hours can only be scheduled as an online session and are not available for in-home.
Office hours are a great way to follow up with a teacher after an online class to get a one-on-one explanation of complicated concepts.