The Pyramids Variations (Learn to Improvise on a Chord Sequence) is about being able to "just sit down and play" the piano - like a guitarist can just pick up the guitar and strum a few chords. (In fact, "strumming the piano" wouldn't be a bad course subtitle!)
The first part of the course coaches you to an impressive 'Concert Performance' piano solo based on a simple hand position. The second half goes on to show how you can become a creative 'composer at the keyboard' by varying and recombining the musical building blocks you've mastered.
Lessons consist of videos with related web pages hosting audio and video example performances and pdf lesson notes.
The Pyramids Variations course consists of 20-plus practical lessons – probably two whole semester's-worth of creative course curriculum.
You do NOT need to be able to read music to benefit from this course! - but all the written music is there for good readers. And there's extensive 'try before you buy' web content to help you decide if the Pyramids Variations is for you.
- No previous experience needed! You do NOT need to read music to make stellar progress using this course!
- No advanced computer skills necessary. The optional MidiPiano virtual keyboard (Windows OS) is basic computer technology.