Level 4 Play By Ear - This level will help you to master the Skill of Playing many songs by ear so that you will be able to play songs on the fly at Christmas parties, family gatherings, church or in old folks home for singalong.
Here's the Secret: To be able to play songs for people to sing, you need to know songs are written in a specific key to suit the vocal range of singing. You need to be able to pick melodies of songs comfortably in C Key and then play the song in the singing range in one of the following keys: F, G, D, Bb, or Db.
In Level 4, I will take you further to understand Melody & Chord Harmony in songs. You will learn the following 9 Magic Tips to help you play by EAR and also 15 songs to practice in a variety of keys.
Magic Tip 1: 3 Chord Trick uses Melody & Chord Harmony
Magic Tip 2: Melody Chord Harmony - Melody & Harmony are inseparable
Magic Tip 3: Chord Tone Changes within the cluster of sounds
Magic Tip 4: 3 Chord Trick for Key of C: I IV V7, C F G7
Magic Tip 5: 3 Chord Trick for Key of F: I IV V7, F Bb C7
Magic Tip 6: 3 Chord Trick for Key of D: I IV V7, D G A7
Magic Tip 7: 3 Chord Trick for Key of G: I IV V7, G C D7
Magic Tip 8: 3 Chord Trick for Key of Bb: I IV V7, Bb Eb F
Magic Tip 9: 3 Chord Trick for Key of Db: I IV V7, Db Gb Ab
In Depth study of 8 Songs
Song 1: Home on the Range - Key of C & F
Song 2: O Suzanna - Key of C & G
Song 3: Away In A Manger: Key of C & D
Song 4: Silent Night: Key of C & Bb
Song 5: Clementine: Key of C, D, Bb, Db
Song 6: On Top Of Old Smokey: Key of C, D, Bb, Db
Song 7: Auld Lang Syne: Key of C & F
Song 8: We Wish You A Merry Christmas: Key of C & F
Song 9: Complete song of Home On the Range
Song 10: Be Thou My Vision
Song 11: Love Me Tender
Song 12: Banks of Ohio
Song 13: Blowing In the Wind
Song 14: Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Song 15: Somewhere My Love
Sneak Preview to Level 6
Song 16: Onward Christian Soldiers
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Rosa is the Pastor and Church Pianist for Christian Disciples Church in Hong Kong for over 30 years. She graduated from University of British Columbia and received her teaching certificate specializing in Chemistry and teaching English as a second language. She taught public schools in Canada for a couple of years and then went on to receive her Master's degree in Christian Theological Ministry at Ontario Theological Seminary in Toronto. She started full time ministry with her husband in 1989 and received intensive Pastoral Counselling and Discipleship Training at Christian Disciples Church. They were ordained to become church ministers as Pastors in 1996 in a local church in Tsuen Wan and have been ministering to this same congregation for almost 20 years now.
Over the years, she has gone on church missions to Mongolia, Sydney, Nepal, India and expedition trips to the Holy Lands: Israel, Greece and Turkey. Wherever she went, she found herself taking up the music ministry and became the church pianist for that church.
Many people at church have asked her to teach them to play piano. As a result of her passion in playing piano, she started developing piano courses initially for church pianists online since 2008. The piano courses are very unique because she was finally willing to share her Unique Piano Method: Color Chord Improvisation Method known as CCI. The CCI method works for all types of music: Gospel, Pop and Standards.
This Piano Method is easy, fun and creative that you learn to play piano not only from music score sheets, but to play chords from fake books and eventually to play by ear. Students all over the world have requested for courses to teach them play standards and popular songs. As a result she developed 3 Great Reharmonization Method courses for them to play from fake books and play by ear. The Dreamy Piano Techniques courses, especially the one on Autumn Leaves is her students favorite. She has a piano website at Learn Piano With Rosa where she continues to offer new courses to her students. She also holds piano workshops for her local students and train church pianists.
With her education and expertise in teaching, her students love her piano courses and found her piano lessons extremely easy and fun to play piano. They are highly motivated to play piano and playing piano had never been more fun and satisfying for them. You can read their testimonies on her website.
She is now an instructor at Udemy. Come and join her hundreds of students to play piano in a fun and creative way.