Practicing And Arranging With The Piano

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This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of arranging music with the piano, enhancing your composing and arranging skills, developing musical ideas and deconstructing your favorite music and emulating it with ease, and becoming a better piano player.

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About This Courseintermediate

The aim of this course is to help composers arrange more fluently at the piano by focusing on practicing the fundamental patterns of arrangement. By taking this course, you will enhance your composing and arranging skills, as well as becoming a better piano player.

When you have this skill and knowledge of arranging patterns under your belt, you can:

  • Start combining and manipulating them in many different ways
  • You start hearing these patterns everywhere, which shows you music isn’t as hard as you thought
  • You can deconstruct your favorite music and emulate it with ease
  • You can develop musical ideas with ease and finally start finishing that pile of sketches that you have been building up

My name’s Jack Vaughan. I’m a composer and online educator and founder of Lean Musician. My courses have been taken by thousands of students in nearly 100 countries and my main thing is helping musicians write and practice music more effectively.

This is not a beginners course. This course follows on from my previous course, Music Composition at the Piano. The aim of that course was to give beginner musicians an amazing foundation in music theory and composition – or to give intermediate musicians a catchup on all the things they often miss. If you haven’t taken that course, or don’t feel totally confident with your level of music theory as it currently stands – then check it out before taking this one.

Are there prerequisites to this course?

  • Should have completed my course, Music Composition With The Piano

Who this course is for:

  • Intermediate composers, producers and songwriters

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned musical arrangement with the piano.

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Course Curriculum

Course Sections

Introduction

Overview Of The Course And Goals

Online Resources

Introduction To Harmony

How To Use This Section

Keystones

1564

Einaudi

12 Bar Blues

Time

Step Down

The Sequence

Lord Chords

Minor 4 Soul

36251

Secondary Dominants

Jazz Blues

Chord Relationships And Bi-tonality

Outlines

Jamming

Transcription

Pattern Library

Example Outlines

Resources – Practicing And Arranging With The Piano

Introduction To Voicing

Inversions

Closed And Open Position

Doubling, Dropping And Adding

3rds, 6ths And 10ths

Grace Notes

Harmonizing Melody

Rootless

Voice Leading

Introduction To Accompaniment Patterns

Block Chords

Broken Chords And Arpeggiation – Part One

Broken Chords And Arpeggiation – Part Two

Alternating Chords

Comping

Stride

Bass Line

Groove And Loops

Introduction To Groove

Tempo And Time

Strong And Weak Beats

Subdivision

Swing

Imperfection

Grace Notes And Ghost Notes

Cross Rhythms

One Chord Genre Practice

Flowing Hands

Sequences

Pentatonics

Paired Pentatonics

Multi Scales

Putting It All Together

Practice And Composing Tips – Part One

Practice And Composing Tips – Part Two

Practice And Composing Tips – Part Three

Bonus Lecture

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