Piano Technique

This course is for the intermediate to advanced piano player and suits those that already play traditional music as well as those who want to branch into this music genre. Combining melodic tune playing and accompaniment, the primary aim of this course is to introduce the player to a variety of different traditional tune types as well as how to accompany the tunes taught when playing with others. This course will develop tune repertoire, ornamentation and left hand accompaniment for melody playing. As the piano has the versatility to be both a melodic and accompaniment instrument, the second focus of this course will be to develop the piano players understanding of chord progressions and sequences, structure and formation.


Lessons

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Swerving for Bunnies

Piano Technique Lesson 1


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation - Triplets for the piano

Slip Jig

Gan Ainm

Piano Technique Lesson 2


A Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation - Grace Notes and Cuts on the Piano / Chordal Structures

Strathspey

Bantry Bay

Piano Technique Lesson 3


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation - The Roll on the Piano

Hornpipe

Gillian's Waltz

Piano Technique Lesson 4


A Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: 'Double Stop' on the piano!

Waltz

Iain Ghlinn Cuaich

Piano Technique Lesson 5


C Major | Level 3 | Melody

Slow Air Playing - Ornamentation and Accompaniment

Slow Air

Caucus reel

Piano Technique Lesson 6


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Accompaniment using both the left and right hand

Jig

The Rolling Wave

Piano Technique Lesson 7


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Accompaniment using both left and right hand.

Jig

The Man of the House

Piano Technique Lesson 8


E Minor | Level 3 | Accompaniment

Accompaniment using both the left and right hand.

Reel

Out on the Ocean

Piano Technique Lesson 9


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Accompaniment using both the left and right hand

Jig

The Harp and the Shamrock

Piano Technique Lesson 10


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Accompaniment using both left and right hand.

Hornpipe

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Welcome to OAIM
Online Academy of Irish Music

  • Would you like to become a better musician or singer?
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