Rockschool Beginner Piano Lessons: Grade 1
with RSL Awards
- Course Trailer
- Sample Lesson Free
- Welcome to the online course
- Meet Paddy Milner
- Meet Andrew Johnson
- Meet James Beckwith
- Meet Ross Stanley
- Piece performances
- Make You Feel My Love, Adele (Performance)
- The Long and Winding Road, The Beatles (Performance)
- Read All About It, Part III, Emeli Sande (Performance)
- ICAUFO, Joe Bennett (Performance)
- Umbra Bella, Simon Troup (Performance)
- Fab Stomp, Deirdre Cartwright (Performance)
- Piece lessons
- Make You Feel My Love, Adele (Lesson)
- The Long and Winding Road, The Beatles (Lesson)
- Read All About It, Part III, Emeli Sande (Lesson)
- ICAUFO, Joe Bennett (Lesson)
- Umbra Bella, Simon Troup (Lesson)
- Fab Stomp, Deirdre Cartwright (Lesson)
- Improvisation - what is it?
- Starting out with Blues improvisation
- The 12 bar Blues form
- Using the Blues scale
- Adding accompaniment
- Technical exercises
- Intro to scales, arpeggios and voicings - why they're useful
- Scales - Grade 1
- Arpeggios / broken chords - Grade 1
- Chord voicings - Grade 1
- Sight Reading
- Site reading with the "KAT TRAP" method
- Course outro
- About Rockschool & exams
Lesson plan (1h 50m)
Welcome to Rockschool Piano Grade 1: the Multi-Media Video Guide.
These beginner piano lessons will challenge you to be the best pianist and musician you can be, whatever your level.
For this grade we have assembled a team of top pro pianists to give you unique piano tutorials and demonstration performances on 6 pieces. You also get loads of in-depth pro insight into topics like piano technique, scales and arpeggios and how to improvise on contemporary chord progressions.
With the MusicGurus video player you can loop and slow-down all the performances and demonstrations, so this course will allow you to see exactly what's going on and work out the tricky parts.
Please note - the pieces contained in this Rockschool video course are from the 2017-19 exam syllabus. However they can still be performed as ‘free choice' pieces in RSL exams.
Interested? Begin these beginner piano lessons today. Also, be sure to check out the other Rockschool courses that we offer when you’re ready to progress to the next level!