21st January 2018 David Magyel

Absolute Beginners Plan (2. Month)

 Welcome to your 2. month absolute beginner curriculum! First of all, you should not stress about the new lessons if you are still working on something from the 1. month practice plan. Take as much time as you need. In the other hand, I encourage you to check out the new lessons even if you are not entirely done with the previous exercises and etudes.  The only reason you should put the new lessons on hold if you feel that they are too complicated.


Core Lessons

I. Sight Reading and Coordination Exercises
(Lesson 19 – 21)

II. Improvisation
(Lesson 22 – 25)

III: Etudes
(Lesson 30 – 33)

Your primary focus should be on mastering these lessons. If you manage to reach this level of sight reading and improvisation in one month (i.e., complete all these lessons above), you should feel good about yourself. Just think about it, two months ago, you had no idea how to read music and improvise on the piano.
What? Are you saying that you managed to do this in a week? No way! Alright little Mozart, let’s not stop here then.


Additional Exercises for Motivated Absolute Beginners

I. Improvisation

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New Lessons

II. Chords and Arpeggios

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New Lessons

III. Composition

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New Lessons


There are more lessons in your second-month beginner curriculum, you can check them out too (2. Month Experienced Beginner Plan), but don’t ask me to give you those lessons as homework.  I never had a beginner student who would manage to complete all this in one month. My experience is that a motivated absolute beginner student would be able to finish the first 15 lessons. And I as I told you already – it is an impressive accomplishment.