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Music: Music Composition With Piano

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8 CPD hours / points
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Are you looking to begin your music composition career or want to develop more advanced skills in music composition? Then this music composition with piano course will set you up with a solid foundation to become a confident musician and help you to develop your expertise in music composition.

This music composition with piano course is accredited by the CPD UK & IPHM. CPD is globally recognised by employers, professional organisations and academic intuitions, thus a certificate from CPD Certification Service creates value towards your professional goal and achievement. CPD certified certificates are accepted by thousands of professional bodies and government regulators here in the UK and around the world.

Whether you are self-taught and you want to fill in the gaps for better efficiency and productivity, this music composition with piano course will set you up with a solid foundation to become a confident musician and develop more advanced skills. Gain the essentials skills and knowledge you need to propel your career forward as a musician.

The music composition with piano course will set you up with the appropriate skills and experience needed for the job and is ideal for both beginners and those currently working as a musician.

This comprehensive music composition with piano course is the perfect way to kickstart your career in the field of music composition. This music composition with piano course will give you a competitive advantage in your career, making you stand out from all other applicants and employees.

If you’re interested in working as a musician or want to learn more skills on music composition but unsure of where to start, then this music composition with piano course will set you up with a solid foundation to become a confident musician and develop more advanced skills.

As one of the leading course providers and most renowned e-learning specialists online, we’re dedicated to giving you the best educational experience possible. This music composition with piano course is crafted by industry expert, to enable you to learn quickly and efficiently, and at your own pace and convenience.

Why Choose This Music Composition With Piano Course:

  • Boost your skills in music composition
  • Accredited by The CPD UK and International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM)
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  • Dual (CPD UK and IPHM) recognised accredited certificate in 1 course
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Lifetime Access
  • High-quality e-learning study materials
  • Self-paced, no fixed schedules
  • 24/7 customer support through email
  • Available to students anywhere in the world
  • Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform

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  • Course Completion PDF Certificate, MCQ Exam & Industry Expert Support Included
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  • 2 Recognised Accreditation (CPD UK and IPHM) in 1 Course

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8 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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The music composition with piano is a popular training course, ideal for anyone who is looking to kickstart their career as a musician, as well as professionals who want to test their existing skills and knowledge. If you want to gain an in-depth understanding of music composition, then this program is perfect for you.

This online music composition with piano course come with lifetime access with no time limit for completion. Each module of this music composition with piano is fully accessible from a tablet, mobile or laptop, as long as there is a secure internet connection.

Course Syllabus:

We have divided the music composition with piano course into 109 user-friendly modules, covering all fundamental areas of music composition to provide learners with the relevant skills and industry knowledge to take their career to the next level.

This comprehensive music composition with piano course includes the following modules:


  • Introduction
  • Overview of The Course
  • Resources

Up & Running with Chords & Melodies

  • The Grid
  • The Chromatic Scale
  • Creating a Major Key
  • Creating Chords Inside of a Key
  • Naming Notes on The Piano
  • Assignment: Simple Ambient Track
  • Example: Simple Ambient Track

Gravity: Harmonic Centers

  • Establishing Gravity With Keys
  • The Circle of Fifths: Major Key Gravity
  • Creating a Minor Scale & Key
  • Circle of Fifths: Minor Key Gravity
  • Learning All Keys
  • Assignment: Transposing Chords & Melodies
  • Get Composing

Piano Technique: The key to Fluency

  • Technique & Fluency at The Piano
  • Hand Positions & Fingerings
  • Wandering Hands Backing Tracks
  • Assignment: Wandering Hands Track
  • Example: Wandering Hands Track

Diatonic Harmony: Chords & Progressions Inside keys

  • Introduction to Chords in a Key (Diatonic Harmony)
  • Analysing 1000+ Tunes
  • Common Chord Progressions & Conventions
  • 30% Different – Changing Standard Chord Progressions
  • Chord 5 in a Minor Key
  • Harmony Cheat Sheet: Stage 1

Melody Over Harmony

  • Tension & Resolution
  • Chord Tones
  • Non Chord Tones
  • The Feelings of Different Intervals
  • Layering & Overlapping
  • Non-Diatonic Tones
  • The Pentatonic Scale
  • Patterns: The Way to Think About Your Music
  • Assignment: Melody Writing
  • Example: Melody Writing

Structuring Harmony: Extending & Creating New Harmonic Sections

  • Harmonic Structure
  • Repeating Harmony
  • Small Changes in Harmony
  • Varying Your Bass Lines
  • Modulation: New Centres of Gravity
  • Composing 3 Different Sections
  • 3 Different Sections Example

Chord Voicings & Arrangement

  • Introduction to Voicing
  • Arpeggiation
  • Roman Numerals in Analysis
  • Repeating Harmony Example Track
  • Examples of Arpeggiation in Context
  • Closed & Open Position Chords
  • Inversions
  • Doubling
  • Dropping
  • Voice Leading
  • Grace Notes
  • Accompanying Singers Assignment
  • Accompanying Singers Example
  • Orchestral String Writing Assignment
  • Orchestral String Writing Example
  • Another Example of Voice Leading
  • Harmony Cheat Sheet: Level 2

Bass Lines

  • Bass Lines Introduction
  • Voice Leading & Passing Notes
  • Bass Line Riffs

Chromatic Harmony: Chords from Scratch

  • Introduction to Chords From Scratch
  • In Depth: Chords From Scratch
  • How to Create Triads From Scratch
  • Suspension Chords
  • Working Out The Key of a Song
  • Modulation & Secondary Dominants
  • Pushing Out The Key Example Track

Upper Structures

  • Introduction
  • How to Create 7th Chords
  • Diminished & Augmented 7th Chords
  • How to Create 9th Chords
  • Adding 11th & 13ths to Your Chords
  • Upper Structure Composing Example
  • Upper Structure Composing Assignments
  • Upper Structure Re-Harmonizing Example

Reading Chord Symbols

  • How to Read Chords and Chord Symbols
  • Harmony Cheat Sheet: Level 3

Problem Solving

  • Where Do I Start?: Generating Material With Rules
  • Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
  • Problem Solving

Harmonic Rhythm

  • Introduction to Harmonic Rhythm
  • Passing Chords & Reharmonisation
  • Reharmonisation Assignment

Melodic Rhythm

  • Melodic Rhythm
  • Phrasing & Melodic Rhythm Assignment

Accompaniment & Arrangement Rhythms

  • Standard Accompaniment Patterns (With Commentary)
  • Standard Accompaniment Patterns (No Commentary)
  • Musical Layers & Alignment
  • Adding Very Subtle Misalignment in Tracks
  • The Chord Progression Manual

Advanced Melodic Colors

  • What Scales Go With What Chords
  • The Blues Scale
  • Harmonic & Melodic Minor Scales
  • The Scale Omnibus
  • Paired Pentatonics
  • Modes

Chord Relationship & Thematic Writing

  • Introduction to Chord Relationships
  • Chord Relationship & Arpeggiation Assignment
  • Chord Relationship & Arpeggiation Example Breakdown
  • Writing Themes

Certificate of Completion

On completion of the music composition with piano course, you will be eligible to obtain your free PDF certificate of course completion.

CPD UK and IPHM Accredited Certificate of Achievement

On successful completion of the music composition with piano course, you will be eligible to order your CPD UK and IPHM accredited certificate of achievement (dual certificate) as proof of your new skill. You can also share this certificate with prospective employers and your professional network. You/your employer can verify your certificate through our website. Certificate can be obtained in PDF version at a cost of £12, and there is an additional fee to obtain a printed copy certificate which is £35.

Who is this course for?

This comprehensive music composition with piano course is suitable for anyone looking to improve their job prospects or aspiring to accelerate their career in this sector and want to gain in-depth knowledge of music composition.

This music composition with piano course is felicitous for those, who want to be the best in their jobs.

Whether you are completely new to the field or are an aspiring professional, the music composition with piano course will help open doors to a wide range of professions within your chosen field, helping you to stand out to employers with up-to-date skills that can be used to enhance your CV.


  • There are no academic entry requirements for this music composition with piano course, and it is open to students of all academic backgrounds.
  • As long as you are aged seventeen or over and have a basic grasp of English, numeracy and ICT, you will be eligible to enrol.

Career path

This music composition with piano course opens a brand new door for you to enter the relevant job market and also provides you with the chance to accumulate in-depth knowledge at the side of needed skills to become flourishing in no time. You will also be able to add your new skills to your CV, enhance your career and become more competitive in your chosen industry.

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Adetutu asked:

Will I be needing a keyboard for this course


Hello Adetutu, Thanks for your question. This is a self-paced personal skill development course. It is not mandatory to have a keyboard to complete the course. But for practice purposes, if needed then you have to manage it by yourself. Regards, Help desk

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