Piano Lesson One - White White White Group

Chords C, F, & G (Download the lessons on the bottom of this page)

Download all the WWW study sheets at the bottom of this page, and practice them as a group. Practice these over and over so they become rote memory. Play them frequently, and enough to memorize the inversions and arpeggios and 1-4-5 chord studies by feel so before long you don't even need to look at the music to practice them. Play them slowly at first, but try to stay consistent in tempo. Start with the right hand alone, then when you feel you are ready, do the same with the left hand. Then when you are ready, do both hands together. When you are familiar with them you can try chaining the inversions and arpeggios together, staying in tempo, and going from the chord C to F to G, then back to C. Make up your own chord progressions. Stay in the key of C by starting and stopping your chord progressions on C. As long as you do that, you can mix up the chords any way you want and they will sound fine. They are a chord family. In the key of C, C is the one chord, F is the four chord and G is the five chord.

When you have some success under your belt with these, or when feeling brave enough, go on to lesson two for the White Black White group. You will find all these inversions, arpeggios, and scales in the music I have posted on the 'Piano Music' button on the home page of this web site. That will answer a lot of questions about how to use these studies in real music and give you insights about how to flow from one chord to another as you play real music and deal with fingerings and timings etc. Have fun!

WWW Easy Warm-up

WWW Inversions 1

WWW 1-4-5 Chord Study 1a

WWW 1-4-5 Chord Study 1b

WWW 1-4-5 Chord Study 1c

WWW Left Hand Arpeggios 1a

WWW Left Hand Arpeggios 1b

WWW Broken Chords

WWW Arpeggio Study 1

WWW Scale Study 1