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Music as a Language

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Hack the Piano Online | The Chord Piano BluePrint

The On-Demand Program That

Takes the Mystery Out of Sounding Like Your Favorite Artists... without sheets

Get the step-by-step plan to creating
modern piano accompaniments.

By Chords | musical words

Music deconstructed into word-like blocks. Easy to grasp & remember.

LEARN ONCE · RE-USE FOREVER

By Ear | No Sheets

Have you ever seen your favorite artist look at paper while playing? Exactly.

SPEAK MUSIC · SAY ANYTHING

By Heart | Music You Love

With a unique, modern approach, learn how your style of music is made & played.

YOUR EFFORT · YOUR PASSION

Modern Accompaniments Aren't Played From Sheets

Playing Freely, By Ear, should not be a mystery

But if you try to learn modern music using a traditional approach it's going to cost you...

Sounding like your favorite artist doesn’t have to be a mystery. You just need to learn how they think. Join Piano Lingo to unlock your musical potential and get everything you need to get that sound you're after - without ever needing sheets.

Piano Lingo Gives You Everything You Need to

Become everyone's favorite piano (wo)man

The Complete Online Piano Program That Makes You Understand The Language Of Music To Get That Sound You're After - Without Deciphering Sheets

28 On-Demand Mini-Courses

28 On-Demand Mini-Courses

The Chord Piano BluePrint

Hack the Piano Online - Conveniently laid-out in a step-by-step Roadmap, this is the complete plan to learn everything you need to get that sound you're after.

Workshops

Workshops

Hybrid, Hands-On Masterclass Vault

Hands-on classes where Coen shows you how to combine all the Chord Piano concepts in a hybrid fashion, analyzing music to demonstrate how you recognize and apply everything in practice.

Pro Tools

Pro Tools

Practice Room, Points, Profile Growth

Custom Chord-Piano exercises that will not only grow your knowledge, skills, ears and technique, but also your personal profile - earning points that allow you to unlock bonus content.

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the Chord Piano BluePrint

Your Step-By-Step Plan To Learn The 7 Layers To Musical Fluency:

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Musical Structures

How to Use Music's Building Blocks to Play Anything By Heart

Playing music shouldn’t be so hard to learn. Sadly though, for many people, it forever remains a “cloud of sound.” These 5 mini courses lift the cloud to show you the fundament hiding below and how to use that framework to quickly learn, remember and play any song by heart.

Chords

How to Build, Grab and "Say" Music's "Words"

Most budding pianists don’t sound like the real deal at all, because they approach music on a by-note-basis. Real musicians play by Chords, which is why they sound so full.
These 9 mini courses teach you the way real musicians play, using the full harmonic spectrum, which opens the door to playing full and rich-sounding.

Patterns

How to Add Rhythm and Flow to Your Playing

Unfortunately, for most people, creating flowing piano parts is like trying to speak fluent Chinese - hard, at best. These 4 mini courses will teach the building blocks that allow you to turn any set of notes into a flowing, grooving, moving piano part.

Extensions

How to Spice Up and Sophisticate Your Chords

Unfortunately, most chords played on piano still sound bland. These 3 mini courses will show you the next phase in voicing, “sophisticating” your chords to take them from juvenile to mature.

Embellishments

How to "Perk Up" Your Playing With Licks & Fills

Licks, riffs, fills. Alluring to most and - as nothing but “cheap tricks” - misused by many. These 2 mini courses will show you the correct ways, mindset, origin and application of any type of improvisation - from a quick grace note, to a full-blown solo.

Re:Harmonization

How to Use Music's Building Blocks to (re)Write Music

Expressing yourself through music shouldn’t be a mystery. Sadly though coming up with anything not written on paper remains a guessing game for most people. These 4 mini courses will teach the different value each chord has within a song and how you can use that to your advantage when composing yourself - either when improvising, adapting a known tune, or when writing your own, full-blown songs.

Scales

How to Use Music's "Dialects" To Add Color & Flair

Many people consider scales (the "sub" layer) to be boring sequences of notes that have to be repeated endlessly, purely to create nimble-fingeredness. These 4 mini courses will show you that scales are far from boring when you use them in the correct ways - as musical dialects for a profound musical understanding.

Musical Structures

How to Use Music's Building Blocks to Play Anything By Heart

Playing music shouldn’t be so hard to learn. Sadly though, for many people, it forever remains a “cloud of sound.” These 5 mini courses lift the cloud to show you the fundament hiding below and how to use that framework to quickly learn, remember and play any song by heart.

Chords

How to Build, Grab and "Say" Music's "Words"

Most budding pianists don’t sound like the real deal at all, because they approach music on a by-note-basis. Real musicians play by Chords, which is why they sound so full.
These 9 mini courses teach you the way real musicians play, using the full harmonic spectrum, which opens the door to playing full and rich-sounding.

Patterns

How to Add Rhythm and Flow to Your Playing

Unfortunately, for most people, creating flowing piano parts is like trying to speak fluent Chinese - hard, at best. These 4 mini courses will teach the building blocks that allow you to turn any set of notes into a flowing, grooving, moving piano part.

Extensions

How to Spice Up and Sophisticate Your Chords

Unfortunately, most chords played on piano still sound bland. These 3 mini courses will show you the next phase in voicing, “sophisticating” your chords to take them from juvenile to mature.

Embellishments

How to "Perk Up" Your Playing With Licks & Fills

Licks, riffs, fills. Alluring to most and - as nothing but “cheap tricks” - misused by many. These 2 mini courses will show you the correct ways, mindset, origin and application of any type of improvisation - from a quick grace note, to a full-blown solo.

Re:Harmonization

How to Use Music's Building Blocks to (re)Write Music

Expressing yourself through music shouldn’t be a mystery. Sadly though coming up with anything not written on paper remains a guessing game for most people. These 4 mini courses will teach the different value each chord has within a song and how you can use that to your advantage when composing yourself - either when improvising, adapting a known tune, or when writing your own, full-blown songs.

Scales

How to Use Music's "Dialects" To Add Color & Flair

Many people consider scales (the "sub" layer) to be boring sequences of notes that have to be repeated endlessly, purely to create nimble-fingeredness. These 4 mini courses will show you that scales are far from boring when you use them in the correct ways - as musical dialects for a profound musical understanding.

Have you ever seen your favorite artist look at sheets while playing? Exactly.

We use a rhythm- and harmony-theory approach - the founding pillars of all music. So you learn to sound exactly like the record, or improvise to create your very own unique rendition.

Our "chunking" methodology focusses on learning re-usable blocks: chords & patterns, that are much like words and pronunciation in language.

Conservatory-graduated and tons of experience in the actual music business. This is how we do music.

Learn how styles like Pop, Soul, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Hip-hop, Dance etc. are made, and played.

Earn points, grow levels and unlock extra course-modules, bonus lessons & extras.

We hear you

We know How It feels to invest countless hours deciphering Music ...

... only to find out you don't sound like the "Real Deal" at all

That's why we built this Roland-featured system that has helped over 133,000 students from all over the world Hack the Piano

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Coen Modder

Roland-featured author/instructor
Founder of Piano Couture
Creator of the Hack the Piano Methodology

Meet Your Instructor

Hi, I'm Coen.

Like virtually everybody, when I started out playing piano at age 4 I was "forced" down the traditional path of learning how to read sheet music too. That didn't work out ...

... and so I quit.
Many years later, at age 17, when I saw my fellow classmates playing like rock-stars at our yearly school concert, I promised myself I was going to learn to play too. So, I went back to that old way of playing from sheet music, which -again- did NOT make me sound like my favorite artists AT ALL... and almost gave up entirely.

Then, following the guidance of a talented guitarist-friend of mine, I taught myself how to play piano using Chords. 4 years later I got accepted into the Conservatory of Amsterdam (major Pop-Piano / Vocals). 

Now, over the course of 18 years of playing, I've performed on stage extensively -both solo and in multiple bands- written and recorded with many different artists, became a Roland-featured instructor & one of the top-5 Youtube piano teachers of the world and taught over 130,000 people worldwide how to play piano without sheets.

Hack the Piano is the methodology and backbone of all my teaching. 

The Chord Piano BluePrint is Hack the Piano's complete online course plan.

It will teach you everything that allowed me to accomplished all of the above, without ever reading a single sheet.

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joining Us is easy

Finally Actually Sounding like your favorite artist is as easy as 1, 2, 3 ...

Get Access

Get Access

1. Get the Ultimate Plan

Get access to the Chord Piano BluePrint, the complete, on-demand Pop-Piano plan, to shortcut and learn 10+ years of "traditional" lessons in less than 1.

Understand the framework

Understand the framework

2. Learn Music's Language

There are 7 layers to understanding music. Structures, chords, patterns, extensions, embellishments, harmonization and scales. We'll help you master all of them.

sound like your favorite artists

sound like your favorite artists

3. Play By Heart

Playing modern piano accompaniments, by ear, isn't hard. You just need a guide who shows you the right approach. Get access to Piano Lingo and feel confident you'll sound like you want to.

Music as a language - the no-sheets approach

piano "like a guitarist"

Have you ever seen your favorite artist look at sheet music?

Probably not, right?

That's because modern music isn't played from sheets.

Actually, since music is in fact a language, learning to read before you can speak seems completely backwards - whatever style we're talking about.

Guitarists get this. They first learn to strum chords - the equivalent of speaking words

99% of them keeps approaching music this way forever, learning how to build riffs, licks and even entire solos out of those fundamental musical "chunks" called Chords (& Patterns).

But while guitarists are having all the fun, piano is still stuck in this outdated system. 

Here we do things differently.

We teach our students how to understand the musical language, and "say" (play) anything they want, using its foundational concepts - chords (music's "words") and patterns (music's "pronunciation") - just like guitarists.

You'll learn building blocks that can be re-used in all music - so you never waist time deciphering and blindly regurgitating, but grow as a musician.

We call this Hacking the Piano

It's the ultimate shortcut to finally actually sounding like you want - by ear.

Piano Lingo's Chord Piano BluePrint program is a collection of 28 (and growing) mini-courses, conveniently laid out in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step Roadmap.

It's the complete Pop-Piano plan that will give you the fundamentals of understanding music's different building blocks, building and voicing chords & understanding harmonies and adding rhythms, patterns, licks, riffs & fills to create beautiful flowing/moving/grooving piano parts.
Copying the originals of your favorite artists (taking the same approach as they use, and thereby also sounding like they do) or improvising your very own renditions.   

In the bonus "Workshop Vault," Coen takes all these concepts and puts them into practice in a hybrid fashion with musical analyses. 

Last but not least, Piano Lingo is completely gamified. With each lesson you'll complete you'll earn points that grow your personal profile as well as allow you to unlock bonus content. The whole system is designed to make learning fun and engaging. 

Don't settle for information-overload, learning stuff you'll never going to use anyway or one-trick pony approaches that only teach you one song without any context.

Get access to Piano Lingo to learn how music really works and be able to apply that on any tune you want. 

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What Do I Get With This Program?

Hack the Piano online

the Chord Piano BluePrint

the complete plan to playing modern piano arrangements, without ever needing sheets.

10 years+ worth of music education that you can complete in mere months...
...at less than 1% of the costs

The Chord Piano BluePrint is an online program that will teach you everything there is to know about:
Piano Chords; Piano Patterns; Combining Chords & Patters; Licks & Embellishments; Harmonies; Song Structures; Playing by Ear; Creating Modern Accompaniments; Playing & sounding like your favorite artists and becoming fluent on the piano without ever needing sheet music again.

It is the complete plan to playing Pop-Piano.

All course materials - including streaming videos, audios, transcripts, handouts, and exercises - are easily found within Piano Lingo's online student environment.

Become The Piano (Wo)Man You Are Meant To Be

Amazing Value

28 subject-focussed mini-courses laid out in an easy to follow roadmap - learn 10 years+ worth of "traditional" piano lessons in mere months.

Effective Learning

A well balanced mix between HD videos, text, multimedia and exercises. Clear, bite-sized and easy to grasp - so you'll make exponential progress and won't waist time.

Questions & Feedback

Stuck? Want feedback? Our team of dedicated chord pianists is here to help. Ask us anything and we'll guide you right to what you want to learn and boost your playing confidence.

NO Subscriptions

Tired of all those subscription-fees piling up? The BluePrint is a one-payment-only course that is yours to keep for life, without any recurring fees.

Learn Anytime, Anywhere

Always-and-from-any-device-accessible to fit your schedule. Open your laptop or tablet at the piano, or study a little extra on the go using your phone.

Fully Guided & Gamified

You are guided through every musical layer with clear instruction videos. Earn points completing exercises, progress to grow levels and unlock extra bonus content.

Internalize

Cement your knowledge with exercises and assignments.

Understand Music's Language

This is the complete A-Z on Chord Piano, showing exactly what to play and how to play it, to learn "Piano Like A Guitarist," ditch sheets forever and actually sound like your favorite artists do - in the absolute shortest amount of time possible.

It's Your Turn

Start Your Journey To Piano Fluency

by Chords. by Ear. by Heart.
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the Chord Piano BluePrint
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€299 one time
  • Lifetime Unlimited Access To The Complete BluePrint
  • BONUS: Access to Workshops Vault & Practice Room  ℹ️
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