Hack the Piano

CHORD PIANO
The Complete Fundamentals of Chord Piano

Learn how to play contemporary piano (pop, soul, funk, rock, jazz, blues, etc.) without sheets - by chords, by ear, by heart.

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Modern | Music You Love

With Hack the Piano’s unique, contemporary approach, learn how the music you listen to works.

YOUR EFFORT · YOUR PASSION

By Chords | Efficient Learning

Music deconstructed into word-like blocks. Easy to grasp & remember.

LEARN ONCE · RE-USE FOREVER

No Sheets | By Ear

Have you ever seen your favorite artist looking at paper while playing? Exactly.

SPEAK MUSIC · SAY ANYTHING

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What can Hack the Piano

DO FOR YOU

You have a dream. A goal. You want to be able to use the piano to express yourself. To play anything you want to play.

Accomplishing this requires a few things: understanding, practice, discipline and a clear path to follow. A plan that tells you exactly what to do and when to do it. 

Without it, the process can be overwhelming. 

Hack the Piano, its brand new 6-week chord piano bootcamp and Piano Lingo’s feature set provide this support – showing, guiding, holding you accountable and making sure you actually follow through. 

They’ll fast-track your growth and save you years of frustrating trial and error.

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Full Hack the Piano Method Master Guide & 100+ Example Videos.

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Enhanced Ebook Edition + 15 Full Lesson Videos, 100+ MIDIs, Practice Beats and Cheat Sheets.

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Hack the Piano Online

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Chord Piano Formula

8-week, workshops-based training program
3 Level-Based Roadmaps - 28 course modules - 150 lessons
Available on the Piano Lingo Platform

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Music as a language

Like any language, music is built from word-like blocks called “chords.” 

Hack the Piano’s building block approach will teach you to how to use music’s universal concepts that are the foundation of all music

Who is Hack the Piano for?

Whether you’re just starting out and don’t know a “c” from a “b,” want to make your playing sound more mature by choosing more interesting voicings & broken-up patterns, or are ready to start adding fancy extensions and licks, Hack the Piano will help you: 

And all of this without ever needing to read a single sheet.

By Ear · By Heart

Understand music, play without sheets

Understanding music means freedom – being able to paint your own musical canvas, playing anything you want – exactly like all contemporary musicians. Whether that is copying what someone else has played, or writing your very own music.
The only aid you’d ever want to use – if any – are convenient chord-sheets.

Convenientely Digital

Learn Anything
From Anywhere

Regular lessons teach how to copy one song. Hack the Piano does things a little different. It teaches you the concepts behind the music.
Fundamentals that can be re-used in all music – so you never waist time blindly imitating, but always grow as a musician.

All its lessons work on any device, anytime, from anywhere.

Who is this Method for?

Whether you are just starting out, want to make your playing sound more mature by choosing interesting voicings & broken-up patterns, are ready to start adding fancy extensions, licks or want to (re-)write music, Hack the Piano will help you:

And all of this without ever needing to read a single sheet

"This is most likely to be the best that you'll find when it comes to learning how to play the piano. I've been taught classically for over 10 yrs now but was jealous in seeing a guitarist being able to pick up songs very easily, this program will enable you to that. It's top notch."

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Enhanced Ebook Edition + 15 Full Lesson Videos, 100+ MIDIs, Practice Beats and Cheat Sheets.

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HtP Online - Chord Piano Formula

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Keys to Harmony

Keys to Harmony

Roadmap Level 1
Includes 9 courses

In this Roadmap you'll learn how to understand music through chords. You'll learn how to deconstruct and downscale any tune in the world, creating a unique version to fit your exact level - and play it.
Beginner
Expanding

Expanding

Roadmap Level 2
Includes 9 courses

This Roadmap will show you the different ways to grab and play all forms of triads, how to use chords to both easily recognise- and form single-note, moving and flowing piano parts and the use of scales.
Intermediate
Coloring

Coloring

Roadmap Level 3
Includes 9 courses

In this Roadmap we'll start extending chords, adding all kinds of exciting colors to them. We'll also learn different embellishment techniques and get introduced to forming-, playing- and using licks.
Advanced
Chord Piano Formula

Chord Piano Formula

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1. Chord-Piano BootCamp

Workshops, Masterclasses & Coaching Calls

Workshops, Masterclasses & Coaching Calls

Videos and Workshops, hosted by me and over 80 minutes in length each - more than 16 hours of total content.
TRAINING SESSIONS
Dedicated Online Course

Dedicated Online Course

This Master-Course hosts all 12 (recorded) workshop sessions, handouts, exercises, assignments and extra lessons.
ONLINE COURSE
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BOOTCAMP COURSE CURRICULUM

Chord Piano BootCamp

  • Week 1: Chords & The Construction of Music
    • Harmony vs. Melody
    • Triads
    • Left hand basses
    • Song Structures
  • Week 2: Chords 2.0
    • Voicing
    • Inversions
    • Left hand Expansion
  • Week 3: Rhythms & Patterns
    • Quarters
    • Eighths
    • Sixteenths
    • Combi Patterns
    • Breaking (level 1 -> the NOT simultaneously playing of all chords notes)
  • Week 4: Practice & Implementation Week
  • Week 5: Extensions
    • Scales and numbers
    • Additions under 7
    • 7’s
    • 9’s
    • 11’s & 13’s
  • Week 6: Embellishments
    • Breaking 2.0 - “in chord dressing up”
    • Licks intro
    • Improvisation
    • Pentatonic & Blues scales
  • Week 7: (Re-)Harmonization
    • Degrees
    • Transposing
    • Substituting chords
    • Chord-Improv - Squeezing in Chords
  • Week 8: Wrap Up, Implementation & Creativity Training

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2. Hack the Piano Online Course Modules

Three level-based Roadmaps consisting of 28-Courses with Lesson Tracking, Point Scoring and more.

Part of Chord Piano Formula
Add-on modules

3. Piano Lingo Premium Membership

Premium access to the Piano Lingo platform including "Premium-Only Rooms": Practice Room (exercises), Workshops Room (extra workshops), CoutCam Room (playthrough videos) & Premium Course Modules.

Included with Chord Piano Formula
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Hack the Piano Self-Study Bundle

Hack the Piano Self-Study Bundle

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"This method has saved me time and effort as it has been well written so not to confuse the reader. It opens a pathway of consciousness into the world of music. Wow I am glad I purchased this and so will you be if you are looking to fulfill your piano dreams. Worth every penny."
Jamie
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Your Instructor

Coen Modder

Roland-featured author/instructor
Founder of Piano Couture & Piano Lingo
Creator of the Hack the Piano Method

Hi! I’m Coen.
I love to play the piano, sing, write, stay fit, eat, be healthy and take unconventional approaches and chances in life while teaching others how to do the same.
At age 17, I taught myself how to play piano. 4 years later I got accepted into the Conservatory of Amsterdam (major Pop-Piano / Vocals). Over the course of 18 years of playing, I’ve performed on stage extensively -both solo and in multiple bands- written and recorded with many different artists, became one of the top-5 Youtube piano teachers of the world and taught over 120,000 people worldwide how to play piano.

Hack the Piano is the backbone-method of all my teaching.
It’s the definitive guide to learn how I accomplished all of the above without ever needing any piano lessons or read a single sheet.

"Coen teaches in a manner easy to understand that makes the student eager to learn more... I love that I get to choose which music I want to learn/play... No matter the reason you are coming to the piano this is the program you want to take."

Victoriana
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Roadmaps

Complete-, game-like-, step-by-step course experiences that guide you from your current level, right to the level you want to reach next.

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Keys to Harmony

Keys to Harmony

Piano Hacking Level 1
9 courses

In this Roadmap you'll learn how to understand music through chords. You'll learn how to deconstruct and downscale any tune in the world, creating a unique version to fit your exact level - and play it.
Beginner
SEE INCLUDED COURSES

HACK THE PIANO ONLINE ROADMAP 1

Expanding

Expanding

Piano Hacking Level 2
9 courses

This Roadmap will show you the different ways to grab and play all forms of triads, how to use chords to both easily recognise- and form single-note, moving and flowing piano parts and the use of scales.
Intermediate
SEE INCLUDED COURSES

HACK THE PIANO ONLINE ROADMAP 2

Coloring

Coloring

Piano Hacking Level 3
10 courses

In this Roadmap we'll start extending chords, adding all kinds of exciting colors to them. We'll also learn different embellishment techniques and get introduced to forming-, playing- and using licks.​
Advanced
SEE INCLUDED COURSES

HACK THE PIANO ONLINE ROADMAP 3

"..a breath of fresh air... offers thorough piano theory along with chord knowledge backed up with superb videos providing visual demonstrations for the subject of the lesson. He also provides wonderful tips for effective practice. This is not work, this is fun.."
Harsant
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HtP Workshops
CHORD PIANO

BootCamp

The new and unique 8-week online “Chord Piano BootCamp” revolves around six core modules, weekly online training sessions, workshops and coaching calls with Coen, plus worksheets, exercises and assignments that make you dive deep and fly through the entire Hack the Piano curriculum.

During these eight weeks you are expected to do both preparation (mostly reading) as well as 10-30 minutes of practice every day, depending on your skill level.

Perfect as an overview-, introduction- or even a recap of the Hack the Piano methodology, this Program is suited for anybody, stepping in at any level, to greatly enhance your progress and insights of the world of chord-piano

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BOOTCAMP COURSE CURRICULUM

Chord Piano BootCamp

  • Week 1: Chords & The Construction of Music
    • Harmony vs. Melody
    • Triads
    • Left hand basses
    • Song Structures
  • Week 2: Chords 2.0
    • Voicing
    • Inversions
    • Left hand Expansion
  • Week 3: Rhythms & Patterns
    • Quarters
    • Eighths
    • Sixteenths
    • Combi Patterns
    • Breaking (level 1 -> the NOT simultaneously playing of all chords notes)
  • Week 4: Practice & Implementation Week
  • Week 5: Extensions
    • Scales and numbers
    • Additions under 7
    • 7’s
    • 9’s
    • 11’s & 13’s
  • Week 6: Embellishments
    • Breaking 2.0 - “in chord dressing up”
    • Licks intro
    • Improvisation
    • Pentatonic & Blues scales
  • Week 7: (Re-)Harmonization
    • Degrees
    • Transposing
    • Substituting chords
    • Chord-Improv - Squeezing in Chords
  • Week 8: Wrap Up, Implementation & Creativity Training

Dedicated Online Course

The online companion course is essentially a tightly compressed version the Hack the Piano method. Each module goes into one of its six main pillars: Musical structures, chords, rhythms & patterns, extensions, embellishments, (re-)harmonization

Weekly Assignments

As this is an intensive bootcamp, you're expected to put in some work yourself. Complete assignments, 10-30 minutes of study time per day and prep reading for the next lesson.

Workshop Sessions & Coaching Calls

Video workshops and instruction videos go over each of the main piano hacking subjects.
In the live coaching calls Coen answers any question you might have. Missed a session? Simply watch the recorded version.

Fast-Track Your Growth

Whether you are more of a beginner to get an intensive overview-introduction out of this (before going over the full Hack the Piano program yourself) or a more advanced player, reviewing and diving deep into chord-piano practice and theory, this scalable BootCamp will boost any player's progress.

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"This method has saved me time and effort as it has been well written so not to confuse the reader. It opens a pathway of consciousness into the world of music. Wow I am glad I purchased this and so will you be if you are looking to fulfill your piano dreams. Worth every penny."

Jamie
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