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Intermediate Course

🇮🇳 Rs. 20000 / 🌎 420$

The Piano/ Keyboard is for students who already have a level of confidence, theoretically and technically on the instrument. They would have to present their skills at an audition where they will be tested on various musical concepts and exercises. Level 2 is also for students who wish to learn advanced music theory, develop the harmonic and rhythmic ear, discover music from various cultures and learn contemporary styles of keyboard playing. Focus is also on music technology, recording concepts and MIDI programming as the student desires.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to

  • Play advanced chords, rhythms, and melodies.

  • Improvise on the keyboard

  • Recognise and play different styles of music

  • Compose your own arrangement

  • Understand different sounds on the keyboard

  • Analyse the elements of any song.

Curriculum

Intermediate Rhythm

  • Swing, Triplets, poly-rhythms and advanced time signatures

  • Creating Bass Lines

  • Treating the keyboard as a percussion instrument

  • Creating your own grooves and studying rhythm creation methods

  • Accenting and Syncopation

  • Rhythm styles of various genres (Funk, Country, Latin….)

Using Chords

  • Styles: Rock n Roll, Country, Reggae, Blues, Flamenco, Latin, Waltz, Swing, Classical, Folk, Ballad playing, Grid based approach, Improvisation

  • Arpeggio exercises and patterns for Right and Left hand

  • Syncopation exercises for funk, metal, reggae and rock

  • Blending on Sus, Dominant 7th, Augmented and other fancy chords

Finger Exercises

  • Holding a groove while playing a tune

  • Keeping notes constant while moving others

  • Constant bass exercise

  • Practising Chord Inversions

  • Augmented and Diminished practice. Shifting from normal to weird

  • Playing tune and harmony in one hand

  • Playing melody with arpeggios

  • Polyrhythms

  • Styles: Rock n Roll, Country, Reggae, Blues, Flamenco, Latin, Waltz, Swing, Classical,

  • Folk, Ballad playing, Grid-based approach, Improvisation.

  • Arpeggio exercises and patterns for Right and Left hand

  • Syncopation exercises for funk, metal, reggae and rock.

  • Blending on Sus, Dominant 7th, Augmented and other fancy chords

Intermediate Harmony

  • 4 note chords (Sevenths, Sixths and more)

  • Blues Form

  • II – V – I progression

  • Circle of Fifths for harmony

  • Travelling between scales

  • Chord resolution

  • Using notes of the chord to compose melodic patterns

  • Advanced Chord Inversion practice to become comfortable with chord changes

  • Creating harmony on the fly

  • Guide tones and common tone voicing

Exercises

  • Styles: Rock n Roll, Country, Reggae, Blues, Flamenco, Latin, Waltz, Swing, Classical, Folk, Ballad playing, Grid based approach, Improvisation

  • Arpeggio exercises and patterns for Right and Left hand

  • Syncopation exercises for funk, metal, reggae and rock

  • Blending on Sus, Dominant 7th, Augmented and other fancy chords

Improvisation

Musically, improvisation is the act of writing a song while performing it. Improvising is a little more complicated than an imaginative child’s game. Though it is a highly creative and flexible technique. It requires great skill on the part of the musician. A musician involved in an improvisation must have detailed knowledge of chord structure, as well as complicated scales and modes.

  • Improvising bass riffs in the left hand using only two or three notes

  • Using a predetermined series of chord changes, and improvising to create new melodies and harmonies

  • Jamming to a constant riff in the bass line

  • Rearranging popular songs.

Voicing

  • Theory of Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass

  • Reading and analyzing 4 part music

  • Analyzing voices via church hymns, orchestration and choir

  • How to use voices to enhance melody

  • Composing your own arrangement

Study of Different Sounds

  • Pitch bending

  • Layering multiple sounds

  • Studying the role of each sound,

  • Applying specific techniques to each sound for a wide repertoire of music.

Song Analysis

  • Song Structure

  • Scale recognition

  • Figuring out chord patterns

  • Learning chord changes via bass line and emotion

  • Rhythm recognition

  • Working out Riffs

  • Creating Motifs and patterns

  • Styles- Gospel, Reggae, Latin, Blues, Country, Pop Rock, Folk, Funk.

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