One Month Basics Course – Curriculum (8 lessons)

Lessons 1-8 (Month 1)

Introduction
•    Welcome to the Beginner Classical Piano
•    How to Get the Maximum Benefit from this Piano Course
•    About Practicing
•    The Correct Sitting Posture
•    Piano Anatomy
•    Get Individual Help and Feedback from Me
•    Piano Students Forum

Lesson 1
•    The Natural Hand Position and Finger Support
•    Finger Support Excercises
•    The Right Support for Your Thumb

Lesson 2
•    Your First Piano Piece “Train Trip” by G. Ernesaks
•    The Optimal Finger Technique for Playing the Piano

Lesson 3
•    Your Second Piano Piece “Connecting Two Notes Study” by J. Sikk
•    Rhythm Basics – Part 1

Lesson 4
•    Your Third Piano Piece “Oriental Walk” by J. Sikk
•    Notation Basics – Part 1

Lesson 5
•    1st Notation Exercise to Learn Sight Reading
•    Solution to the 1st Notation Exercise
•    Rhythm Basics – Part 2

Lesson 6
•    How to Use the Pedal
•    Notation Basics – Part 2
•    2nd Notation Exercise
•    Solution to the 2nd Notation Exercise

Lesson 7
•    What to Know Before We Go On
•    Rhythm Basics – Part 3 (Rests)
•    Notation Basics – Part 3

Lesson 8
•    Your Fourth Piano Piece “Impressions” by J. Sikk
•    3rd Notation Exercise
•    Solution to the 3rd Notation Exercise
•    Rhythm Basics – Part 4
•    The Next Piece You Are Going to Learn Bach/Petzold Menuet in G Major