Learn Piano for Beatmakers & Producers
There are tons of videos on the internet in regards to learning the piano, but over years of producing beats, we’ve realized we as beatmakers play the piano differently than someone trying to learn classical piano.
So why do we have to learn the piano from a classical standpoint when we want to create awesome beats? Whether that be beautiful piano beats, or just have a better understanding of chords and improvisation?
As a beatmaker, we create repetition. We create loops which are on repeat over and over, and our goal is for these loops to be extremely catchy. (Also keeping in mind for our other instruments in terms of mixing for clarity.)
This course covers: the basics of a piano, how keys, scales, and chords work, creating powerful chord progressions and melodies, playing your keyboard with both hands and much more!
Learn how to play the piano and make incredible chord progressions and melodies, just like the pro’s!
About Your Tutor
GratuiTous is a recording artist, music producer, podcast host, author, and course creator. He has worked with a GRAMMY-Nominated recording artist and has been producing music for over 10 years.
With over 18 music production courses created, 3 music production books written, and is the host of the podcast ‘Music Production Made Simple’, his goal is to empower producers to branch out and be themself.
He loves to teach best practices and bring awareness to powerful techniques while encouraging individuality. The most common feedback he receives from students is that “GratuiTous is able to break down complex topics into easy terminology to understand”.
Piano for Beatmakers will teach you how to play the piano from a BEATMAKER’S perspective.
Classical piano players and Beatmakers have many similarities, yet many differences. This course focuses on what is necessary as a beatmaker to play the piano through improvisation and many other powerful tricks to get the most out of your piano playing and MIDI note programming in your beats.
The goal of a beatmaker playing the piano is to know improvisation, how to create catchy loops, counting beats, and knowing how to play with both the left and right hand.
- Over 2 hours of practical, professional video instruction.
- Led by a respected, talented and knowledgeable producer.
- 25 focused tutorial videos providing useable production techniques and creative tips for all music producers.
- In just over 2 hours you will be fully versed in piano playing for electronic producers on a completely new level, guaranteed!
- Learn at your own pace, watch as many times as you need to learn the lessons.
- With over 5,000 students enrolled and AMAZING 5-star reviews, this course is a trusted source to learn the piano to help you write incredible beats.
This course I covers the basics of a piano to get everyone on the same page. How keys, scales, and chords work. We’ll also whow you how to play powerful chord progressions along with thinking in terms of melodies and improvisation. We’l also cover popular note placement, counting beats, and different rhythms in the industry. How to stay motivated to practice piano as a beatmaker.
By the end of the course you will have an in-depth understanding of chords/scales, and be able to improvise on the piano. From here on out, it’s up to you to practice with this knowledge to take your productions to the next level!
Make your practice sessions fun!
In this introductory part of the course we’ll learn how to set up your all important practice environment.
We’ll also take a look at applying effects to your instrument, making the tail of the sound more enjoyable to listen to.
Learn how to force yourself to want to practice piano through various mind tricks and other trade tools to keep a scheduled practice sessions active!
How a Piano Works
The biggest problem producers face is understanding what notes they’re allowed to play within their beats.
Once you understand your Key and Scale, you will instantly be able to
be creative as you know the exact notes you’re allowed to play.
We also cover how a piano works so you can have a full understanding of what you’re looking at when using a piano.
Understand the difference between Major and Minor Chords/Scales, what notes you have available to you, and using them to create different emotions out of your beats.
Advanced Techniques on a Piano
What are Inversions? how to use them, and expert mixing techniques.
Take advantage of your whole frequency spectrum, and make mixing easier with Inversions
Adding Fullness with Arpeggios – An extremely useful trick to add instant fullness and rhythm into your beats.
Learn how to play them manually, as well as automatically within FL Studio.
See some advanced chords available to give your music more variety when you’re ready to level up your piano skills.
Learn how to play a song step-by-step After learning how a piano works with scales, chords, and improvisation, we’ll teach you how to play one of my own commercially released songs which focus on piano. You will then see how I’ve applied various techniques covered into real world practice of an actual song!
Keep your chord progressions fresh
Discover how to keep your music from not sounding boring by using various techniques to give your music a different dynamic, while constantly keeping your listener engaged. Understand different rhythms you have available while playing and programming your MIDI notes for variety in your music.
Using different chord progressions throughout a song, and various ways within the production stage to give your progressions life.