Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment

Irish Piano Foundations is a course aimed at the player who can already play the piano but who wishes to learn or improve on the primary foundations of playing and accompanying Irish music on the piano. These foundations include:
· Right hand melody - Ornamentation, Fingering, Variation and Rhythm
· Left Hand Accompaniment - Chord progression, Rhythm and Voicing
The course consists of twelve lessons featuring nine tunes with right hand melody and left hand accompaniment. Piano accompaniment is also taught for four of these tunes. Most of the tunes taught in this course are well known allowing the piano player to easily join other musicians to develop their playing even further. In each melody lesson, after teaching the melody phrase by phrase, Stephen demonstrates how to incorporate ornamentation and various other techniques taught per lesson into the tune. In the accompaniment lessons, Stephen will go through chord selection as well as rhythm, progression and voicing.


Lessons

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The Hole in the Hedge

Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment Lesson 1


C Major | Level 2 | Melody

Broken Chordal Rhythms and Walk Ups in the Accompaniment

Jig

Jim Ward's Jig

Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment Lesson 2


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

Broken Chordal Rhythms for Accompaniment

Jig

Drag her Around The Bend

Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment Lesson 3


E Minor | Level 2 | Melody

Rhythmic Left Hand Accompaniment and the Use of Broken Chords

Reel

Drag her Around The Bend

Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment Lesson 4


E Minor | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Chordal Variation

Reel

The Battering Ram

Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment Lesson 5


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

Right Hand Ornamentation

Jig

The Battering Ram

Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment Lesson 6


G Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Chordal Structures and Runs!

Jig

The Kerry Fling

Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment Lesson 7


A Major | Level 2 | Melody

Rhythmic Accompaniment: Sustained Chords and Broken Chordal Rhythms!

Hornpipe

The Kerry Fling

Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment Lesson 8


A Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Broken Chordal Rhythm and Sustained Chords

Hornpipe

The Baltimore Salute

Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment Lesson 9


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

Right Hand Ornamentation - The Triplet

Reel

Bruach na Carraige Baine

Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment Lesson 10


E Minor | Level 2 | Melody

Ornamentation and Phrasing in Slow Air Playing

Slow Air

The Spotted Dog

Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment Lesson 11


A Major | Level 2 | Melody

Rhythmic Accompaniment: Sustained Chords and Broken Chordal Rhythms!

Jig

The Spotted Dog

Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment Lesson 12


A Major | Level 2 | Accompaniment

Chordal Structures - Jazzy and Alternative Chords

Jig

Donald Blue

Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment Lesson 13


D Major | Level 2 | Melody

Syncopation, Broken Chordal Rhythms and Sustained Chords!

Reel

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Welcome to OAIM
Online Academy of Irish Music

  • Would you like to become a better musician or singer?
  • Are you on the path to mastering your instrument but need some top technique tips?
  • Are you interested in beginning a journey into Irish music and want to get off to a great start?
  • Do you have a busy life style and find it hard to fit in the time to drive to weekly music lessons or are there no Irish music teachers in your area?

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