Learn to Play Piano Chords in 30 Hours

Why Learning PIano Can Be So Frustrating ( + Ways Around It)

One of the main frustrations in learning piano is just how long it takes to learn. It does take a long time through the traditional route, learning to read then play written music. 

This takes so long because you need to apply what you’re reading to the keys –  exactly as written, nuances and all, mind you – and not just focusing on playing the keys and building on patterns (like in chords). 

Not only that, but a student can get stuck on a song for ages! This can really wear some people down. 

Playing chords is quite different. You learn a few notes that make up a chord, then you can play that in whichever way you want. It’s much much faster. You can learn the bulk of what you need to know by practicing for 30 hours!

For Beginners:

You can learn to play chords right now. In fact, chords will significantly speed up your ability to play the piano – and by speed up I mean you can learn this in around 30 hours!

You don’t need to read music and this course is designed for anyone, whether they read music or not. 

piano, keys, hands

For Those Who Have Learned Some Piano Before:

If you have taken traditional piano lessons but not learned chords or picked up bits and pieces online (like Youtube), this course is designed for you. 

It teaches you to play, understand and embellish chords so that you can play any chord song you want to play. 

This course has 10 modules. You’ll be able to skip the first one and can start on module 2.

How To Know If This Course Is Right For You

If any of the following applies to you, this piano chords course will work for you:

  • You want to know how to play chords (and well)
  • You don’t want to waste time and get playing songs ASAP
  • You want to speed up the process of learning piano
  • You want to understand chords and how to play them
  • You want to learn something new but not have it take ages
  • You want to move from the learning to the playing of the piano quickly. 

The whole point of the course is this:

At the end you’ll be able to play any chord on the piano and play any song based on chords. 

No matter where you are right now, you’ll be able to say you can play the piano.

You will:

Have an understanding of what chords are and how they’re made.

Be able to create and play piano based on chords.

Know which chords you can use to write your own music or chord groupings.

Have everything laid out in the order you need to learn it.

Be taught correct technique and musically correct information.

This will help you avoid:

Wasted time trying to figure out what you’re supposed to learn (instead of playing).

Getting stuck and feeling like you’re not getting anywhere.

Learning but not actually being able to play much.

Missing things you need to learn (but may not know you need to learn it).

Learning incorrect technique and incorrect information.

Piano Chord Learning Plan
(A.K.A. Course Outline):

There are 10 Modules made up of a number of different lessons. They include:

  • How to Sit at the Piano & Hold Your Hands
  • Finger Numbers
  • Notes on the Piano
  • Music Alphabet
  • First Chords (Major & Minor)
  • How to Play Songs With Chords
  • First Scales
  • Understanding Sharps, Flats, Raising & Lowering Notes
  • More New Chords
  • All the Major Chords
  • Root Position & Chord Inversions
  • What To Play With The Left Hand
  • Minor Chords
  • C/G
  • More On Scales
  • 7, M7 & m7 Chords
  • 2, 4 & 6 Chords
  • Adding in Melody
  • Listening to Bass Lines
  • Listening: Major and Minor Chords
  • Inversions – Playing Groups of Chords Together
  • Broken Chords
  • 7 Chords Review
  • m7 Chords Review
  • Learning F Major Scale
  • M7 Chord Review
  • Inversions with 7th Chords
  • I IV V VI Chords
  • Suspended Chords Review
  • Second Chords Review
  • 6 Chords Review
  • Adding Rhythm
  • Adding Pedal
  • Adding LH Rhythm and Octaves
  • The Ninth Chord
  • Stylizing and Embellishing
  • Ear Training with Chords (Major and Minor)
  • 11th Chord
  • Diminished Chords
  • Augmented Chords
  • – + # b 5 no3
  • Getting Technical – Key Signatures
  • How to Easily Memorize Key Signatures
  • Creating Chord Progressions Within Key Signatures

Course Bonuses

1. The Piano Practice Toolkit

This toolkit has been specially designed for this course and to help you learn in your own space and time – and without a teacher over your shoulder. 

It’ll help keep you on track, motivated and most importantly provide you with ways to check in with what you are learning and playing. 

It’s a way to provide feedback and take your learning and playing farther than it would have otherwise. 

Bonus Lessons:

2. Bonus Lesson 1: Playing Intros & Outros

3. Bonus Lesson 2: Tips for Playing With Others (& Other Instruments)

Notes from Past Students:

"Thank you so much for the lessons which have given me so much more than I had before, and increased my confidence."

D. Austin
"The lessons that you shared have been very helpful to me. Slowly following your guidance I am becoming good with the keyboard. Thanks a lot."
- Iga
"Your tutorials have made my playing more confident."
- Sharon

About April:

I learned to play chords because at the age of 13, I was in the right place at the right time. As an adult, it is now what I play most! I think everyone who learns piano should learn chords but sadly most don’t.

These days, I teach everyday people, like you, to play piano music using chords with the course You Can Play Piano Chords.

This course teaches you to be able to play any modern song on the piano using chords in as little as 30 hours.

 

FAQ

There are 10 modules and in each module you’ll find a number of short lessons. Each lesson has a video, video transcript, and slide deck. There will be a “Try It”, “Play It” or “Practice It” section in most lessons. This is where you find your practice material. Some lessons include additional resource PDFs that often come in the form of a one page cheat sheet to help you practice something. 

You will also get a full chord chart to go along with this course.

Yes, this course is designed for you to start from the very beginning if that’s where you’re at. 

That’s fine, you don’t need to read music for this course.

No. This one is purely about chords. 

Yes, it’s designed for you as well. You’re in the perfect place. It’ll give you a solid foundation and take you to the point of playing well. 

If you know the theory behind chords and are able to play most chords you see without looking them up, if you can add melody to and embellish chords, then you are probably too advanced for this course.

This course will help you to play every piano chord, understand how they are made, and make them sound more than a block of notes – like music. 

Anyone can learn with this method. We go step by step and all you need to do is practice.

This will depend on how often you practice but if you can commit to practicing for 20 hours, you will have learned to bulk of what you need to know.

You can practice songs you like – so no. It shouldn’t be boring.

Practice as much as you can as many days as week as you can. If you can practice 15-30 minutes per day, 5 days a week, you’ll get somewhere. Any more and you’ll be learning at a great pace.

Yes, there is a downloadable and printable Piano Practice Toolkit to help you to practice and assess what you’re playing. This is a great resource for keeping you on track. There are 2 bonus lessons at the end of the course to help you – especially when playing with or for others.

This course will be $249 but as 2020 is gone so well so far, I have reduced the price by $100.

It’s currently listed under the “2020 Isn’t So Fun” discount for $149 for this 5-day open period.

Yes, if you find this course is not right for you, just send an email within the first 30 days for a full refund. 

Learn to play beautiful piano music with chords by enrolling now.

Enroll Here

You can begin now!

$149

(This includes the $100 “2020 Isn’t So Fun” discount. Regularly $249.)

  • Video Lessons
  • Songs To Practice
  • Chord Charts

If you find this course is not the right fit for you, just send an email and ask for your money back with the 30 day money-back guarantee.

I want you to learn from this course if it’s right for you.

* Disclaimer: Learning piano chords in 30 hours is possible but it should be noted that some may not reach this goal due to individual differences that come from being human. You are not guaranteed to learn piano chords in 30 hours. Learning in 30 hours is based on the research by Josh Kaufman in Learn Anything in 20 Hours. (This 20 hours is based on practice and I’ve added a few more to cover the learning – although I don’t think this will actually add up to 10 hours.)