Free Online Piano Lessons

Welcome to free online piano lessons. Our piano lessons are structured for the beginner to intermediate piano player and will show you how to form piano scales, piano chords, arpeggios, modes for the piano, and more.

  • Piano Chords

    Piano chords, or any chord for that matter, are formed by combining two or more scale tones (notes). You now … Read more

  • Piano Chords 7th

    Major 7th piano chords We shall begin our studies of 7th chords with the Major 7th piano chords. A major … Read more

  • Piano Chords Dominant

    Dominant 7th piano chords Dominant 7th piano chords are constructed by combining the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and b7th tones of … Read more

  • Scale Tone Chords

    Scale tone chords, as the name implies, are piano chords which are comprised (formed) from the tones (notes) of a … Read more

  • Scale Tone Chords Triads

    Scale tone chords, as the name implies, are piano chords which are comprised (formed) from the tones (notes) of a … Read more

  • Open Chords for Piano

    Open chords or open position chords are simply the rearranging of the notes or tones of traditional or “closed” chords. … Read more

  • Slash Chords for Piano

    Slash Chords are denoted by the use of a forward slash (“/”) in the spelling. For example C/E (C slash … Read more

  • Chord progressions for Piano

    Chord progressions are simply movement from one chord to another in a harmonic framework. Translated in language you will understand … Read more

  • I-IV-V-chord-progression-triads

    I-IV-V chord progression 3-note (triad) chords for all 12 major keysOn this page you will find the 3-note (triad) I-IV-V … Read more

  • II-V-I Chord Progression Triads for all 12 major keys

    The II-V-I chord progression consists of the 2nd, 5th, and 1st (root) steps of a major scale. Unlike the I-IV-V … Read more

  • III-VI-II-V-I-chord-progression-triads

    The III-VI-II-V-I chord progression is made up of the 3rd, 6th, 2nd, 5th, and 1st (root) steps of a major … Read more

  • I-IV-V-chord-progression-7th-chords

    On this page you will find the I-IV-V chord progression 7th chords for each of the twelve (12) keys. As … Read more

  • Virtual Piano KeyBoard

    This particular virtual piano keyboard chord and scale finder/identifier script was provided to Free Online Piano Lessons by Mr. Colm … Read more

  • Piano Scales

    Piano scales are the building blocks so to speak on which piano chords are formed. For our studies we will … Read more

  • Major Scales

    Major scales are composed of a series of five whole and two half steps in this sequence: whole step, whole … Read more

  • Harmonic Minor Scales

    Harmonic minor scales for the piano are formed by lowering the 3rd and 6th tones (notes) of a major scale … Read more

  • Piano Scales Practice Techniques

    It’s time now to learn proper piano scales practice techniques for all those cool new piano scales you’ve been studying. … Read more

  • Melodic Minor Scales

    To form melodic minor scales simply lower the 3rd tone (note) of a major scale a half step. This would … Read more

  • Natural Minor Scales

    Natural Minor Scales are also known as relative or related minor scales. To find the relative minor scale of any … Read more

  • Piano Chord Inversions

    Piano chord inversions are the “rearranging” of the intervals or tones (notes) of a chord into a different order. Throughout … Read more

  • Blues Piano 12 Bar Blues Chord Progression

    n this lesson we will be exploring blues piano or more specifically the 12 bar blues progression for piano. We … Read more

  • Modes for Piano

    In music, modes are a “displaced scale played from root to root of a chord.” What this means is that … Read more

  • Arpeggios For The Piano

    Arpeggios are the notes of a chord played independently rather than together. This means simply that the chord is “broken” … Read more

  • Key Signatures

    Key Signatures are all those sharps (#) and flats (b) you see following the treble clef and bass clef symbols … Read more

  • Piano Notes

    In this lesson on piano notes identification we will learn the names and location of the notes on the piano … Read more

  • Piano Courses

    While I have provided enough material for you to begin learning to play the piano, the piano courses and piano … Read more

  • Piano Links

    As I come across piano links to site(s), software, etc. which will benefit your learning to play the piano, I … Read more

We’ll also show you how to invert the piano chords you learn, identify piano notes on the keyboard, sheet music (treble and bass staff or clef), and simple chord progressions.

While all the lessons are explained in great detail, we also have our “virtual piano keyboard” which allows you to see all the new chords and scales you will learn about on our site (as well as a few we do not discuss!) on the piano keyboard and there location on the treble and bass clef (grand staff). And on our links resources page you will find information that will help assist you in further learning how to play the piano.

I believe learning music is like taking a road trip. You want to have fun on the journey but you also need a map so you know where you are going. I am hopeful that our online piano lessons will be fun but at the same time give you that “map” and take you forward on your learning experience.

We do not charge for any of our information at free online piano lessons. So, have a look around and explore the site. Check out a few of our lessons and apply them to your present piano/keyboard practice routine.

Come back as often as you like or feel the need to. Take your playing to the next level and begin taking your piano lessons online today!

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