Lisa Witt  /  Arpeggios
3 Essential Arpeggio Patterns
Beautiful arpeggios are a staple of piano music. Learn three popular arpeggio patterns to use in your accompaniments.

Lisa Witt  /  Chord Progressions
Try These 3 Beautiful Minor Chord Progressions
String together some minor chords to create some truly beautiful progressions. Try these 3 minor progressions on the piano.

Kevin Castro  /  Ear Training
How to Identify Chords by Ear on the Piano
Want to learn how to identify chords by ear on the piano? Practice associating chords with songs and playing progressions.

Sangah Noona, Lisa Witt  /  Arpeggios
Beautifully Simple Arpeggios (Beginner Piano Lesson)
Everyone loves arpeggios! They sound beautiful, impressive, and nearly every genre of piano music has them. In this lesson, Pianote Coach Sangah Noona shows us how to play arpeggios in a brilliantly simple way. It’s so easy…but it sounds so pretty! What’s Sangah’s secret? The answer: slash chords. Slash chords look like this on a […]

Kevin Castro  /  Chord Theory
The Ultimate Chord Hack
Simple techniques to get more colour and texture out of basic triads. Beginner piano lesson with Pianote's Kevin Castro.

Sangah Noona  /  Chording
Create Drama With 3 Chords 🎭
Play dramatic piano using just three chords, all of which can be thought of as a variation on one chord. Taught by Sangah Noona.

Erskine Hawkins  /  Chord Progressions
The Gospel Piano Chord Progression You Need to Know
Erskine Hawkins introduces you to the Root Movement Hotline! It's a "phone number" that represents a super popular gospel chord progression.

Sangah Noona  /  Chording
How to Play a Walking Bass Line on the Piano
Learn how to play a walking bass line on the piano in this free piano lesson with Sangah Noona. All it takes is 1-2-3-5!

Erskine Hawkins  /  Chording
The Most Musical Way to Practice Chords
If you’ve spent any time on Pianote, you’ll know that we love chords. Chords are the foundation to music, and knowing chords will unlock hundreds of songs. So, it only makes sense to practice chords a lot! But playing chords over and over again, solid and broken, can be boring. Luckily, Erskine Hawkins is here […]

Erskine Hawkins  /  Chording
Gospel 101: Your First Gospel Piano Lesson
Learn how to play the signature gospel piano sound with Erskine Hawkins, pianist for Eminem, Rihanna, Zendaya and more.

Lisa Witt  /  Chording
Beginner Piano: A Piano Player’s Best-Kept Secret
If you know chords, you can play virtually anything on the piano. Learn more about this hidden secret to piano that's perfect for beginners.

Lisa Witt  /  Chord Theory
How to Play ALL Piano Chords (Major, Minor, 7ths)
Learn how to play ALL piano chords with a free, downloadable chord chart PDF with complete chord formulas.

Lisa Witt  /  Chording
Play Your First Piano Song With Just 4 Chords
You can play your first song on the piano using only four chords! Start playing the songs you love from day 1. Here's how.

Lisa Witt  /  Arpeggios
How to Play a Dramatic Melody (Beginner Piano Lesson)
Sometimes you just need an extra touch of drama in your life. Learn how to play a very accessible yet impressive motif on the piano.

Sam Vesely  /  Arpeggios
3 Beautiful Arpeggio Exercises
The Pitter-Patter. The Mind Bender. The Dreamscape. 3 beautiful arpeggio exercises to help you sound and feel like a pro.

Lisa Witt  /  Chording
Why We Love Chords! (The Foundations of Music)
Chords aren't just for guitar — in fact, they form the foundations of piano music. Use chords to quickly read music and learn new songs.

Charmaine Li  /  Chord Progressions
All About Piano Chord Progressions
Everything you need to know about understanding, making, and playing chord progressions on the piano.

Charmaine Li  /  Chord Theory
Chording 101: Everything You Need to Know About Piano Chords
Chords are where it's at! By understanding piano chords, you'll unlock hundreds if not thousands of songs.

Lisa Witt  /  Improvisation
Little Things That Make a Big Difference In Your Playing
Spice up your chord progressions by adding sus chords, inversions, and slash chords. Here's how to add variety to your music.

Lisa Witt  /  Chord Theory
The Nashville Number System for Piano: A Beginner’s Guide
The Nashville Number System for piano assigns numbers to each degree of the scale and is a must-know tool for every pianist.

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