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Learn Piano for Beatmakers and Producers Riley Weller (GratuiTous)

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  • Level Beginner
  • 25 Lessons (2hr : 07min)
  • 12 already enrolled!
  • Audio: English

There are tons of videos on the internet in regards to learning the piano, but over my years of producing beats, I’ve realized we as beatmakers play the piano differently than someone trying to learn classical piano.

So why do we have to learn the piano from a classical standpoint when we’re wanting to create awesome beats – whether that be beautiful piano beats, or just have a better understanding of chords and improvisation?

Cause here’s the thing:

As a beatmaker, we create repetition.

We create loops which are on repeat over and over, and our goal is for these loops to be extremely catchy. (Also keeping in mind for our other instruments in terms of mixing for clarity.)

So in this course I cover with you:

- The basics of a piano to get everyone on the same page
- How keys, scales, and chords work
- Figuring out powerful chord progressions (and sharing some of my own personal favorites!)
- Thinking in terms of melodies and improvisation
- How to bounce around with your right hand
- Left hand techniques to add fullness to your composition
- Playing with both hands
- Popular note placement, counting beats, and different rhythms in the industry.
- How to stay motivated to practice piano as a beatmaker

I have been practicing piano almost every day for the past 5 years, and these are the things that I have discovered and want to share with you within this course.

By the end of the course you will have an in-depth understanding of chords/scales, and be able to improvise on the piano.

From here on out, it’s up to you to practice with this knowledge to take your productions to the next level!

Hope this course is the tipping point in your productions!

# GratuiTous

Who is it for? This course is geared towards intermediate producers, once they already know how to use their music program and make beats at a beginner level.

What will I learn? You will learn how to play and improvise on a piano from a beatmaker's perspective with both left and right hands, and create catchy melodies.

Course Includes: 24 Video Lessons

There are tons of videos on the internet in regards to learning the piano, but over my years of producing beats, I’ve realized we as beatmakers play the piano differently than someone trying to learn classical piano.

So why do we have to learn the piano from a classical standpoint when we’re wanting to create awesome beats – whether that be beautiful piano beats, or just have a better understanding of chords and improvisation?

Cause here’s the thing:

As a beatmaker, we create repetition.

We create loops which are on repeat over and over, and our goal is for these loops to be extremely catchy. (Also keeping in mind for our other instruments in terms of mixing for clarity.)

So in this course I cover with you:

- The basics of a piano to get everyone on the same page
- How keys, scales, and chords work
- Figuring out powerful chord progressions (and sharing some of my own personal favorites!)
- Thinking in terms of melodies and improvisation
- How to bounce around with your right hand
- Left hand techniques to add fullness to your composition
- Playing with both hands
- Popular note placement, counting beats, and different rhythms in the industry.
- How to stay motivated to practice piano as a beatmaker

I have been practicing piano almost every day for the past 5 years, and these are the things that I have discovered and want to share with you within this course.

By the end of the course you will have an in-depth understanding of chords/scales, and be able to improvise on the piano.

From here on out, it’s up to you to practice with this knowledge to take your productions to the next level!

Hope this course is the tipping point in your productions!

# GratuiTous

Riley Weller (GratuiTous) has worked with a GRAMMY-Nominated recording artist, and has been producing music for over 10 years now.

With over 18 music production courses created, 3 books written, being the host of the podcast 'Music Production Made Simple', and releasing 8 beat tapes + 4 albums to popular streaming platforms, his goal is to empower producers to branch out and be them self.

He loves to teach best practices and bring awareness to powerful techniques, while encouraging individuality. The most common feedback received from his students is that "GratuiTous is able to break down complex topics into easy terminology to understand".

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