Piano Number System Course


Course overview

  • Welcome Video (1:03)
  • Lesson 1 – What you need to know (2:19)
  • Lesson 2 – What the numbers stand for (3:07)
  • Lesson 3 – Majors and Minors (7:16)
  • Lesson 4 – Notations (5:34)
  • Practice Lesson (1:35)
  • End (0:41)

As you can see, the lessons aren’t long and complicated. I explain everything SIMPLE and to-the-point so that you can spend the rest of your time applying what you learn.

The course comes with a Course eBook and flashcards to make sure that you understand and apply all that you learn.


At first, I learned to play piano by reading the tiny notes inside sheet music… I felt like I couldn’t breath or move my hand in ANY other way and was constrained to the notes only. Then, I learned to play by chords and I could breath again and play any song that I have a chord sheet for! It changed my entire world! And then… again I faced so much hardship every time I sat at the piano and DIDN’T have a chord sheet in front of me. I struggled with transposing songs on the fly, or picking up a song by ear. And I got to a place where I just kept playing the same way…using the same skills…staying at the same level as five years ago. That’s when I knew that something had to change. I needed to learn something new, something fresh. I saw Brian Johnson post a new song that he wrote but instead of the letter chords… I saw NUMBERS. That’s when my search for numbers began and I became OBSESSED with playing by numbers. Every time I sat at a piano, I played by numbers without a chord sheet in front of me and that feeling was greater than what I have every experienced at the piano. I now know my favorite key for my voice range and can sit at the piano and play any song. Like any. It’s insane. And how can I NOT share that with you? If you want something fresh in your playing and want to excel – this is for you. This course will take you from playing by chords – to play by NUMBERS. The Nashville Number system has gained a lot of popularity within the worship band community because of the many benefits that come with it. First off, when playing by numbers, you only need ONE sheet per song – no more transposing and reprinting paper. Secondly, the number system will make transposing SO easy for you. You won’t even need to think of it as transposing – you will think about the current key and that’s it. And lastly, the number system makes it VERY easy to communicate with the team by simply using your hand.