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Just chords Piano: Learn to Play Piano Quickly – No Music

Play piano with chords, the fast, easy way to play piano like the pro's do, playing by ear and no sheet music to learn.
Jackie Clark
2,902 students enrolled
Play piano or keyboard in the shortest possible time without needing to learn music.
Play the most popular chords, to make hundreds of songs available very quickly.
Recognize all notes on the piano or keyboard
Sit at a piano or keyboard and confidently play.
Be able to find the chords for any song they wish to play and be able to play them.
Be able to take further lessons later, with or without music should they wish, safe in the knowledge that they have learned everything properly and with correct terminology.
Recognize the correct chords for any key having learned the origin of chords. Ensuring complete understanding of how chords fit into music and which chords are used in any key. All without having to remember hundreds of chord sequences.

Learn to play the piano really quickly without needing to learn music.

Just Chords Piano is the perfect course for you to take beginners piano lessons with? It teaches you what you need to know to play piano in the way you want to play.

This course is designed to teach an absolute beginner to teach piano using chords and not music. This method of learning piano is perfect if you do not wish to learn music or play any form of classical music.

Type of lessons.

To take this course you download and print a provided textbook. This textbook is used throughout the High Definition video lessons of the course. Each lesson will end with a practice schedule for you to use between lessons.

Why no music?

Almost all songs you will play are played using chords, rather than you playing the melody line, which is how playing with music is usually done. The melody is the job of the singer to do, not the pianist.

You could have no desire to play songs following sheet music. For you, the fun element may be more important than the discipline of learning to read music.

Consequently learning music is irrelevant to you. However this is not to say that music should be completely discarded, you may decide to play piano songs, as quickly as possible now, by using the chord method. You may consider playing by music at a later date.


The chords approach may be seen as a problem by you. You may suspect that if the music is not taught, you could have bad playing habits in the future.

Just Chords Piano only teaches correct musical terminology and techniques throughout all of its lessons.

You will not need to learn music in this course of study as it is unnecessary. You learn everything else properly as you would privately.

The methods you will learn by in this course, are purposely designed, to allow you to learn music at a later date, if you choose to do so, without having to re-learn or even unlearn anything.

How are lessons taught?

You will:

Be taught by piano lessons in video format, thus you will need your device near to your piano or keyboard.
Need to download a workbook and print it as you will need it throughout the course.
Always take lessons sequentially, as they must be taken in order, for you to get the best from the course.
require a pencil to take notes as you progress through the course. Your course book is ideal for this task.
In subsequent lessons your knowledge will be expanded with lessons teaching:

A multitude of chords.
How to play them properly.

  • Playing with two hands. 

  • Where to find the chords and words for songs. 

  • Methods of interpreting songs. 

  • How to use dynamics to improve how your songs sound. 

  • Some great introductions to sound great. 

  • Turn a-rounds to fill in the gaps. 

  • Great song endings. 

  • Keeping time. 

  • Rhythms. 

  • Quality.

I have done everything possible for you, to make your taking of Just Chords Piano lessons, as near as possible to the quality you would receive if you came to me for private lessons.

You always receive personal support from me, Jackie. Consequently, I believed that my support is at least equal to, or better than a private tutor would provide for you.

Student input.

You the student are learning to play the piano. You, therefore, have a responsibility to take the provided lessons in sequence and carry out the practice schedules required of you.

Playing the piano is a practical activity. We get better at doing things by practising them. Olympic athletes become so because they practice.

Taking a lesson without understanding it, or practising what has been learned afterwards, will result in you failing to learn to play.

If you do not understand anything in a lesson, you go over the lesson again, if you still do not understand. Ask for help! Support is all about asking for help. You will need to make a commitment to yourself to practice every day for around 10 minutes. Everyone can find ten minutes a day to achieve a dream.


With Just Chords Piano you will:

Learn to play the piano using chords and no music.
Need to go over again any aspect of a lesson that you don’t understand, or ask for help before you continue to the next lesson in the course.
Practice every day for just ten minutes and you will be well on the way to achieving your dream of learning to play the piano using these easy simple piano lessons for beginners.
Be able to play your favourite songs in not time at all. Confident of your abilities as a pianist.

Most songs are played using piano chords, this allows easy playing and singing. The melody is done by the voice, not the piano. So it makes sense to learn piano by playing chords.

The course lessons will teach you the basics properly. You will soon know all the notes of the piano and how to use them to play chords. You will rapidly progress to playing simple tunes. At all times you will be told exactly what to practice so your progress is sound. Within a few months, you will easily be able to play your favourite songs. all you need to do then is be amazed at how you improve by playing them.

Of course, full support is available from Jackie, who will quickly get you back on track.

This is what one student said:

“Great course going really well, easy to learn, never played before, now I can, and still learning started late in life”

And another said:

“This is a very good course and the materials are a great reference, especially for practising offline and using the material to write down chords for songs. I have her book Play Piano with Chords so the course goes well with it. I’m looking forward to continuing the lessons, especially since additional sessions were added so it’s even better. Jackie is a very good and patient instructor and this comes across in the lessons. Glad I signed up”

Douglas Warren said:

A wonderful course for learning chord piano that produces pleasing results quickly.Jackie’s videos make you feel like you’re getting personal,one to one instruction.if you’re a beginner this course will help you to build a solid foundation that will give you the confidence to take your new found skills even further.Highly recommended!

30-day money back guarantees mean no risk to you at all. Enrol today and start playing the piano today.

Introduction Section

Introduction to the Course
Introduction to the course covering the instructor, how the course will be delivered and the scope of the course. 

The Resource Book will be required throughout the course. Can be used live but is best downloaded and printed for use on the piano music stand. In this way written notes about the course can be added easily.

Download and print immediately.

Introduction to the piano

Description of the piano or keyboard, how to sit at the piano, the names of the notes of the piano and the names of fingers.

This ensures that the basics are covered and that names used throughout the course are understood.

Course Practice Lectures

Your first three chords, enabling hundreds of songs to be played

The three initial chords, taught in this lecture are C, F & G major, these are practiced, and the first practice schedule is worked through to enable you to be successful. With just these three chords hundreds of songs can be played. This really is the start of your piano playing career.

The basis of rhythm, is so simple, yet very Important.

Counting is probably the most important aspect of music you can learn. Counting is at the core of rhythm. Rhythm is the core of any music. Mastering counting is essential to good piano playing. Concentrate on this lecture and make sure it is thoroughly understood. With the three chords above and counting properly. The hundreds of songs available to you will sound like they should.

Music Master One
First chords fundamentals
Mastering the chords learned so far, and smoothing your. The magic starts here.
Discussion and exercise on smooth playing, including a recap on everything learned up to date. A further practice exercise is introduced which is called "Fun Chords" and will be used for a lot of the course practice schedules in different keys. A single sequence is used to improve dexterity with chord changes. 
The Chord of D Major increasing the range of chords for even more songs.
Introduces the chord of D Major and provides a Practice Schedule to use before the next lecture. Students should ensure that they can play the practice schedule comfortably before returning for the next lecture.
The Chord of Bb Major increasing your chord range even further.
The chord of Bb is introduced and demonstrated. A Practice Schedule ensures that the previous chords are practiced in conjunction with this new chord. 
Left Hand Playing opens your playing to new heights.
Playing with the left hand is introduced and practiced. 
Bass Notes to accompany your songs
This lecture introduces the concept of playing bass notes with the left hand. Practice Scedule is included to ensure the students ability to play bass notes before taking the next lecture.
Bass Chords, an alternative to bass notes. Songs sound full with these chords.
Introduction of bass chords into playing as an alternative to bass notes in the preceding lecture.
Left Hand Broken Chords add the professional sound to all songs.
Left hand broken chords, bring alive the playing of music and is clearly demonstrated in this lecture. The associated practice schedule is played through to demonstrate how broken chords should sound.
Playing With Both Hands, the magic is really happening now. Two hand playing.
Playing with both hands is the ultimate goal of playing piano. This lecture puts both hands together. The practice schedule is designed to ensure that playing with both hands becomes the normal way to play piano. Subsequent practice sessions should not be rushed. Getting this part right is critical to success as a pianist.
Both Hands in the Key of G Major is a new key to expand knowledge and ability.
A further lecture on two hand playing, this one in the key of G Major. This also has a practice schedule to further enforce the ability to use both hands.

Playing with both hands should not be rushed. There is no hurry with practice schedules.

Fun Chords in the Key of F Major Both Hands, especially written for this course.
The chord sequences previously practiced in the left and right hands, are now practiced in both hands.
More Chord Sequences To Practice, even more songs become available with these.
This lecture provides a number of alternative chord sequences to practice. The chord sequences will fit hundreds of songs which will be clear as students search for songs in the future.
Minor Chords transform playing with new types of songs opening up to you.
This lecture introduces minor chords. Practice schedules incorporate minor chords into chord progressions. 
Music Master Two

Questions on understanding of chords and their notes

7th Chords
7th chords are introduced and demonstrated. A long practice schedule is demonstrated prior to students using it themselves.
Internet Songs
Discussion about issues with downloading songs and being able to play them. Different sites deliver songs in differing formats. A practical practice session is provided with demonstrations and a practice task to complete.
Downloaded songs
A practical lecture involving the student in researching a song, and learning to play it.
Bob Dylan Followup
A follow up lecture discussing the song downloaded and learned. Demonstration also given as to the way it can be played.
Advanced Chord Playing
Advanced chord playing covers the use of Inverted chords. Examples are given and reasons for inverting chords discussed.
Real Songs
During the course many practice schedules have been used to improve dexterity and memory of chords. This lecture brings the chords learned together into real chord sequences and provides students the opportunity to use real song chord progressions.
Origin of Chords
This lecture describes the origins of chords, how to transpose chords into various keys and which minor chords are used in each key.

Running Board

Introduction to Running Board
This short introduction to running board ensures that sufficient time is allocated to learning it.
Running Board Part One

First part of Running part tuition
Running Board Part Two
Second part of Running Board Tuition
Running Board Part Three
The third part of Running Board Tuition
Running board The Whole Piece
The whole of Running Board is now put together as one piece of music. Note the resource book shows the chords as they should be played from start to finish. There are no repeats needed as these are covered in the chord sequences. After the lecture several days practice will be required to become proficient in playing the piece.

Added Extras

Introduction to Added Extras

An introduction to added extras in music.

Bass 1

Bass Run 1 the first in a series of interesting bass runs to learn and use as required.

Bass 2

Bass 2 is a bass run used widely and should be learned and remembered. It will be used regularly.

Bass 3

A bass run that is used in hundreds if not thousands of songs. This one is essential to know.

Bass Run 4

This bass run is a variation on the previous one. Again an essential tool for your box of must know bass lines.

Bass Run 5

Another variation on the previous bass runs. It is not possible to know too many bass runs.

Bass Run 6
Turn Around 1

Turn a-rounds are important in keeping a song flowing, this turn around is a must for your repertoire of turn a-rounds.

Turn Around 2

An interesting turn around to add to your repertoire, one of many that will be needed in the long term

Turn Around 3

Another turn around for your repertoire

Turn Around 4

Another turn around

Bass Run Demonstration

A Further Turn Around


Introduction to Dynamics

A short introduction to the nature of dynamics

Loud & Soft

The effects of playing loud, soft and variations are explained

Staccato & Legato

Playing staccato and legato styles with a practice schedule to ensure correct implementation

Putting Dynamics Into Effect

A demonstration lecture on dynamics

Wind Beneath My Wings

A demonstration of the use of dynamics in a song


Introduction to finger exercises

An exercise to improve dexterity and stretch finger ligaments

Exercise 1

An exercise to improve dexterity and stretch finger ligaments

Exercise 2

An exercise to improve dexterity and stretch finger ligaments

Exercise 3

An exercise to improve dexterity and stretch finger ligaments

Exercise 4

An exercise to improve dexterity and stretch finger ligaments

Catching fingers on adjacent notes

Reasons for finger catching and elimination

Wrap Up of Course

Course Wrap Up
End of course Recap on what has been covered during the course.

A Further download of the Jackie Clark Music chord book for Just Chords Piano is available for download. The chord book covers the major, minor, 7th and some Inverted chords for most of the major Keys of music.


Music Master Three

Music questions on the whole course

Music Master Four

Whole course questions

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