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Chord Piano BootCamp

The Chord-Piano BootCamp is a live 6-week, highly intensive deep-dive, introduction, overview and recap of the entire Hack the Piano methodology. Each week we tackle one of Chord-Pianos six pillars building music up step-by-step by adding a layer of difficulty. Chords&Structures - Voicings - Rhythms&Patterns - Extensions - Embelishements - (re:)Harmonization

  • Fully scalable content & exercises.
  • Ideal for anybody wanting to learn/improve chord piano, beginner-advanced.
  • Runs twice per year.

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Play Like Elton BootCamp

In this 4-week live BootCamp we'll take a thoroughly analytical look at iconic Chord-Pianist Sir Elton John's signature style. What makes Elton Elton? How does he compose? What are his favorite chords, voicings, patterns, riffs, embellishments?
How can you play -and sound- like him?

  • Fully scalable content & exercises (basic chord / pattern knowledge highly advised)
  • Learn 4 Elton John songs and learn how to approach his style to learn any of his songs afterward.
  • Runs twice per year.

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Hack the Piano | Launchpad

Free Chord Piano Introduction

How to learn piano like a guitarist, play all your favorite tunes by heart and never need sheet music again.

Hack the Piano | Fundamentals

Piano Like A Guitarist

intro course

How to approach the piano like a pop-musician

Hack the Piano | Chords

Piano Chords Magic

course

How to build, voice & color any Chord on Piano

Hack the Piano | Patterns

Pop-Piano Patterns

course

How to transform Chords into flowing, moving piano-parts

Piano Hacking | Part 2

Advanced Piano Hacks

Dive deeper into the Chords & Patterns frameworks & learn how to color, embellish & write with Extensions, Licks & Harmonization.

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Structures

Chords

Patterns

🧩 M.A.L. Framework
🧩 M.A.L. Framework

🧩 M.A.L. Framework

Fundamental "structures" objective.

Learn about the Music As a Language Framework, and the structures & building blocks that reside in it.

 

Levels:

  1. M.A.L. Framework
  2. Parts & Rounds
  3. Chords (Triads)
  4. Patterns

Resources:

🎹 Triads
🎹 Triads

🎹 Triads

Fundamental Chords Objective. 

Learn about the most basic form of Chords, representing simpler words in our musical language. 

 

Levels:

  1. Major Triads
  2. Minor Triads
  3. Diminished Triads
  4. Augmented Triads

Resources: 

  • Major & Minor Triads BluePrint Module
  • Aug & Dim Triads BluePrint Module
  • BootCamp Lessons
🥁 Rhythms & Accents
🥁 Rhythms & Accents

🥁 Rhythms & Accents

Fundamental Patterns objective.

Rhythms, beats & accents are the first tool to use to make your Chords come alive. They tell you when to play a certain Chord - i.e. how to play those chords.

 

Levels:

  1. Quarters
  2. Eighths
  3. Sixteenths

Resources:

  • Pattern-Fundamentals BluePrint Module
  • Eighth-Beats BluePrint Module
  • Combinations 1 BluePrint Module
  • Sixteenth-Beats BluePrint Module
🧩 Scales
🧩 Scales

🧩 Scales

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🎹 Voicing
🎹 Voicing

🎹 Voicing

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🥁 Phrasing
🥁 Phrasing

🥁 Phrasing

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🧩 (Re)Harmonization
🧩 (Re)Harmonization

🧩 (Re)Harmonization

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🎹 Extending
🎹 Extending

🎹 Extending

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🥁 Embellishing
🥁 Embellishing

🥁 Embellishing

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Chord Piano BluePrint  | intro modules

Bare Essential Keys to Harmony

How to play piano like a pop-musician - by Chords & Patterns.

level 0 | Chord piano

Fundamentals

Module

Chord-Piano Basics

Module

Introducing Chords & Patterns

Module

Playing by Chords

level 0.5 | Chord piano

Basic Building Blocks

Module

Song Structures

Module

Triads Major & Minor

Module

Triads Aug & Dim

Course

Piano Chords Magic

How to build, voice and tastefully extend any Chord on the Piano.

Level 1 | Hack the Piano

Voicing - Chord Shapes Spelled Out

"Guitar grips" on piano

Module

Left Octaves & 5th

Module

Inversions 1

Module

Slash Chords

Module

Four Note Voicings

Level 2 | Hack the Piano

Inner & Outer Chord Workings

Chord Colors Decoded

Module

Scales Introduction

Module

The Major Scale

Module

The Minor Scale

Module

Intervals & Ear Playing

Module

Extensions

Course

Pop-Piano Patterns

How to turn any set of Chords into an engaging, flowing, moving, grooving piano part.

Level 1 | Hack the Piano

Patterns - Rhythms & Accents

"Guitar strums" on piano

Module

Piano Patterns

Module

Eighth' Beats

Module

Combinations 1

Module

Sixteenth Beats

Level 2 | Hack the Piano

Phrasing Secrets

"Guitar plucks & finger-picking" on piano

Module

Chord Breaking

Course

Advanced Piano Hacks

Advanced tricks-of-the trade to transform any chord progression into your own uniquely embellished composition.

level 3 | Advanced Chords

Jazz & Soul Voicing

How to create juicy, mature Chord colors & flavors

Module

Extending Further

Module

LH&Extended Voicings

Level 3 | Advanced Patterns

Licks & Fills Builder

How to spice up your arrangements with embellishments

Module

Embellishments

Module

Licks

Level 4 | composition

(Re)Harmonization

Which Chord works when & why - (re)compose any progression

Module

Harmonic Structures

Advanced piano hacks | Wrap up

Combining

Putting it all together

Chord piano mastery

Members-Only

this area is only accessible with an active "Mastery" subscription

Becoming a Mastery-member will give you access to workshops, BootCamps, implementation plans, schedules, exercises, practice-sessions, licks, song-breakdowns & analyses and more, to speed-up and deepen your piano learning.