Intermediate Piano Lessons

Erik Deutsch

Intermediate

313 videos

Deepen your piano playing technique by taking this Intermediate Piano Course. Go up to the next level!

Intermediate Piano Lessons

Discover the second part of the piano course. This lessons are intended for musicians who have followed our beginner piano course or those who already have a good foundation in piano and are interested in deepening certain concepts and techniques.

This piano class, composed of more than 300 videos, is designed to ensure that you acquire new skills and new playing techniques on the piano whilst learning at your own pace. In each chapter, Erik Deutsch presents a variety of exercises and backing tracks to master the topic of focus.

In this exclusive intermediate piano course, you will have the opportunity to learn how to improvise on piano over the 12-bar blues, but also to play on popular songs like “Someone Like You”, “Hallelujah”, and “Still Lovin’ You.”.

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The main concepts taught

Eighth note

Arpeggios

Eight note triplets

Dotted note

The key signature

The sixteenth note

The blues

Improvisation

Chords

ChapterNotions

Welcome to the intermediate piano course

Erik gives you an overview of what will be taught in this course as well as the tools that will be available.

The eighth note

In this first chapter, learn new rhythmical patterns: the eighth note and eighth rest. Practice on the series of exercises available. Combine these new notions with chords and scales, and play along songs such as “Jump” by Van Halen.

Arpeggios

Here, Erik teaches you how to play arpeggios, in major and minor chords, on one or two octaves. First, you will train with hands separated and then you will learn to play arpeggios with both hands. At the end of the chapter, you’ll play on “Still Lovin’ You” by The Scorpions.

Eight note triplets

In this session, you will see how to play eight note triplets and how to apply them to arpeggio. You will be able to practice thanks to a series of exercises and to play on “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen.

Sight-reading : the G clef

Here, Erik invites you to learn how to read notes, and teaches you basic notions of music theory applied to the piano. In this part, you will see more in particular the G clef. At the end of this chapter, you will know how to sight-read and play the notes you’ve read on the piano. You will train on the song “Aura Lee”, “Amazing Grace”, “Greensleeves” and “Danny Boy”.

Dotted note

Another rythmical notion you will learn: the dotted half note and the dotted quarter note. You will play on “Ode to the Joy” by Beethoven.

Sight-reading : the F clef

Similarly to the previous sight-reading chapter, you will learn to sight-read but this time on the F clef. You will play on a sonata composed by Mozart and other classical pieces.

The key signature

This chapter is dedicated to the key signature concept. Erik takes time to explain in depth how the scales are built, what are their patterns. This is a very important chapter that will open up new possibilities for you to play more difficult pieces and will give you the skills to improvise. You will practice on the pieces “Shenandoah” and “The Water is Wide”.

The sixteenth note

In this chapter, you will go further in learning rhythmic patterns: you will see the sixteenth note. You will apply the sixteenth note on scales and arpeggio practices. At the end of this session, you will play on “Someone Like You” by Adele.

The blues

Erik talks about dominant seventh chords and scales, allowing you to start learning more about how blues music work. You’ll learn how to play left and right hands riffs (rhythmic figures) widely used in blues music.

Improvising over the Blues progression

Learn to improvise in Blues! First, you’ll learn to recognize and play blues notes and blues scales. Progressively you’ll get used to it and you’ll start noodling around the different scales.

Other chords

This last chapter deals with other types of chords like diminished, augmented, seventh and suspended chords. Therefore at the end of this chapter, you’ll really have a solid knowledge of the main chords used in piano.

Congratulations

Erik congratulates you for all the path you’ve done so far! You’ve done a great job.

ChapterNotions

Welcome to the intermediate piano course

Erik gives you an overview of what will be taught in this course as well as the tools that will be available.

The eighth note

In this first chapter, learn new rhythmical patterns: the eighth note and eighth rest. Practice on the series of exercises available. Combine these new notions with chords and scales, and play along songs such as “Jump” by Van Halen.

Arpeggios

Here, Erik teaches you how to play arpeggios, in major and minor chords, on one or two octaves. First, you will train with hands separated and then you will learn to play arpeggios with both hands. At the end of the chapter, you’ll play on “Still Lovin’ You” by The Scorpions.

Eight note triplets

In this session, you will see how to play eight note triplets and how to apply them to arpeggio. You will be able to practice thanks to a series of exercises and to play on “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen.

Sight-reading : the G clef

Here, Erik invites you to learn how to read notes, and teaches you basic notions of music theory applied to the piano. In this part, you will see more in particular the G clef. At the end of this chapter, you will know how to sight-read and play the notes you’ve read on the piano. You will train on the song “Aura Lee”, “Amazing Grace”, “Greensleeves” and “Danny Boy”.

Dotted note

Another rythmical notion you will learn: the dotted half note and the dotted quarter note. You will play on “Ode to the Joy” by Beethoven.

Sight-reading : the F clef

Similarly to the previous sight-reading chapter, you will learn to sight-read but this time on the F clef. You will play on a sonata composed by Mozart and other classical pieces.

The key signature

This chapter is dedicated to the key signature concept. Erik takes time to explain in depth how the scales are built, what are their patterns. This is a very important chapter that will open up new possibilities for you to play more difficult pieces and will give you the skills to improvise. You will practice on the pieces “Shenandoah” and “The Water is Wide”.

The sixteenth note

In this chapter, you will go further in learning rhythmic patterns: you will see the sixteenth note. You will apply the sixteenth note on scales and arpeggio practices. At the end of this session, you will play on “Someone Like You” by Adele.

The blues

Erik talks about dominant seventh chords and scales, allowing you to start learning more about how blues music work. You’ll learn how to play left and right hands riffs (rhythmic figures) widely used in blues music.

Improvising over the Blues progression

Learn to improvise in Blues! First, you’ll learn to recognize and play blues notes and blues scales. Progressively you’ll get used to it and you’ll start noodling around the different scales.

Other chords

This last chapter deals with other types of chords like diminished, augmented, seventh and suspended chords. Therefore at the end of this chapter, you’ll really have a solid knowledge of the main chords used in piano.

Congratulations

Erik congratulates you for all the path you’ve done so far! You’ve done a great job.