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Music Classes for Hopelessly Busy People: How to Play Piano by Ear

  • Class Type: High School, Personal Enrichment
  • Location: Online
  • Start Date: December 02, 2023
  • Time: 9 - 11:30 a.m.

This class is being held online with Zoom, so you will be able to sit at home and learn without pressure. Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. This course contains a very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing — all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the Instant Piano class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons, free yourself from sheet-music dependence, and be the life of the party! Prior experience with chords is recommended. Topics include finding the starting note, determining when chords change, predicting chord progression, how chords help you find the correct melody, how the melody helps you find the correct chords, how to learn songs from recordings, transposing the Universal Key Signature, using the Circle of Fifths, and recognizing the most common chord patterns.

Your registration fee includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, so you will be able to continue to practice and study on your own; periodic online question-and-answer sessions; and a recording of the class. The class is limited to 15 students, ages 13 and older.

CODE: 4400 CGE13

Class Details

  • Cost: $59
  • Location: Online Class


For more information, contact Margaret Williams at 308-398-7441; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 7441; or She also will take your registration if you prefer not to register online.

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