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Music Composition with the Piano: Ultimate Keyboard Theory for Beginners

Music Composition with the Piano: Ultimate Keyboard Theory for Beginners


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Structure your Piano melodies and rhythms today with our Music Composition with the Piano: Ultimate Keyboard Theory for Beginners Course. This course will help you perfect chords and inside keys with various harmony methods, as well as reading chord symbols to identify and solve rhythmic problems. With hands-on training from our expert tutor, you'll gain valuable insights into musical layers and arrangement of rhythms with profound writing themes. Sign up now and take the first step towards becoming a better pianist.

What you will learn from this course?

  • Gain comprehensive knowledge about music composition
  • Understand the core competencies and principles of music composition
  • Explore the various areas of music composition
  • Know how to apply the skills you acquired from this course in a real-life context
  • Become a confident and expert musician

Music Composition with the Piano: Ultimate Keyboard Theory for Beginners Course

Master the skills you need to propel your career forward in music composition. This course will equip you with the essential knowledge and skillset that will make you a confident musician and take your career to the next level. This comprehensive music composition the with piano course is designed to help you surpass your professional goals. The skills and knowledge that you will gain through studying this music composition the with piano course will help you get one step closer to your professional aspirations and develop your skills for a rewarding career.

This comprehensive course will teach you the theory of effective music composition practice and equip you with the essential skills, confidence and competence to assist you in the music composition industry. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the core competencies required to drive a successful career in music composition. This course is designed by industry experts, so you’ll gain knowledge and skills based on the latest expertise and best practices. This extensive course is designed for musician or for people who are aspiring to specialise in music composition.

Enrol in this music composition the with piano course today and take the next step towards your personal and professional goals. Earn industry-recognised credentials to demonstrate your new skills and add extra value to your CV that will help you outshine other candidates.

Who is this Course for?

This comprehensive music composition the with piano course is ideal for anyone wishing to boost their career profile or advance their career in this field by gaining a thorough understanding of the subject. Anyone willing to gain extensive knowledge on this music composition can also take this course.

Whether you are a complete beginner or an aspiring professional, this course will provide you with the necessary skills and professional competence, and open your doors to a wide number of professions within your chosen sector.

Entry Requirements

This music composition the with piano course has no academic prerequisites and is open to students from all academic disciplines. You will, however, need a laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone, as well as a reliable internet connection.


This music composition the with piano course assesses learners through multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Upon successful completion of the modules, learners must answer MCQs to complete the assessment procedure. Through the MCQs, it is measured how much a learner could grasp from each section. In the assessment pass mark is 60%.

Advance Your Career

This music composition the with piano course will provide you with a fresh opportunity to enter the relevant job market and choose your desired career path. Additionally, you will be able to advance your career, increase your level of competition in your chosen field, and highlight these skills on your resume.

Recognised Accreditation


CPD certificates are accepted by thousands of professional bodies and government regulators here in the UK and around the world. Many organisations look for employees with CPD requirements, which means, that by doing this course, you would be a potential candidate in your respective field.

Course Curriculum



Overview of the Course


Up & Running With Chords & Melodies

The Grid

The Chromatic Scale

Creating a Major Key

Creating Chords Inside of a Key

Naming Notes on the Piano

ASSIGNMENT: Simple Ambient Track

EXAMPLE: Simple Ambient Track

Gravity: Harmonic Centers

Establishing Gravity with Keys

The Circle of Fifths: Major Key Gravity

Creating a Minor Scale & Key

Circle of Fifths: Minor Key Gravity

Learning All Keys

Assignment: Transposing Chords & Melodies

Get Composing

Piano Technique: The key to Fluency

Technique & Fluency at the Piano

Hand Positions & Fingerings

Wandering Hands Backing Tracks

Assignment: Wandering Hands Track

EXAMPLE: Wandering Hands Track

Diotonic Harmony: Chords & Progressions Inside Keys

Introduction to Chords in a Key (Diatonic Harmony)

Analysing 1000+ Tunes

Common Chord Progressions & Conventions

30% Different – Changing Standard Chord Progressions

Chord 5 in a Minor Key

Harmony Cheat Sheet: Stage 1

Melody Over Harmony

Tension & Resolution

Chord Tones

Non Chord Tones

The Feelings of Different Intervals

Layering & Overlapping

Non-diatonic Tones

The Pentatonic Scale

Patterns: The Way to Think About Your Music

ASSIGNMENT: Melody Writing

EXAMPLE: Melody Writing

Structuring Harmony: Extending & Creating New Harmonic Sections

Roman Numerals in Analysis

Harmonic Structure

Repeating Harmony

Small Changes in Harmony

Varying Your Bass Lines

Modulation: New Centres of Gravity

Composing 3 Different Sections

3 Different Sections Example

Chord Voicing & Arrangement

Introduction to Voicing


Examples of Arpeggiation in Context

Closed & Open Position Chords




Voice Leading

Grace Notes

Accompanying Singers Assignment

Accompanying Singers Example

Orchestral String Writing Assignment

Orchestral String Writing Example

Another Example of Voice Leading

Harmony Cheat Sheet: Level 2

Bess Line

Bass Lines Introduction

Voice Leading & Passing Notes

Bass Line Riffs

Chromatic Harmony: Chords From Scratch

Introduction to Chords from Scratch

In Depth: Chords from Scratch

How to Create Triads from Scratch

Suspension chords

Working out the key of a song

Modulation & Secondary Dominants

Pushing Out the Key Example Track

Upper Structures


How to Create 7th Chords

Diminished & Augmented 7th Chords

How to Create 9th Chords

Adding 11th & 13ths to Your Chords

Upper Structure Composing Example

Upper Structure Re-harmonizing Example

Reading Chord Symbols

How to Read Chords and Chord Symbols

Harmony Cheat Sheet: Level 3

Problem Solving

Where Do I Start: Generating Material with Rules

Patterns, Patterns, Patterns…

Problem Solving

Harmonic Rhythm

Introduction to Harmonic Rhythm

Passing Chords & Reharmonisation

Reharmonisation Assignment

Melodic Rhythm

Melodic Rhythm

Phrasing & Melodic Rhythm Assignment

Accompaniment & Arrangement Rhythms

Standard Accompaniment Patterns (with commentary)

Standard Accompaniment Patterns (no commentary)

Musical Layers & Alignment

Adding Very Subtle Misalignment in Tracks

The Chord Progression Manual

Advanced Melodic Colors

What Scales Go with What Chords

The Blues Scale

Harmonic & Melodic Minor Scales

The Scale Omnibus

Paired Pentatonics


Chord Relationship & Thematic Writing

Introduction to Chord Relationships

Chord Relationship & Arpeggiation Assignment

Chord Relationship & Arpeggiation Example Breakdown

Writing Themes

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