How piano syllabus works

The Yousician piano syllabus aims to cover everything a modern well rounded pianist needs. It can guide you step by step, but also lets you focus on what's important for you.


You'll move through the syllabus by completing missions. Missions are groups of songs, video tutorials, and drills that help you master the skill you should learn.


We've grouped the missions into paths:

  • the classical path focuses on learning and playing songs that work well in a solo piano setting. This includes genres such as classical, singer/songwriter, and piano-driven pop. This path offers a variety of famous classical pieces, as well as Yousician original songs in different styles.

  • the pop path focuses on learning and playing songs that work well in a band setting. This includes genres like rock, blues, reggae, and jazz. The songs in this path are "groove-based," which means you will learn about the chords and rhythms that go with different band styles.

  • the knowledge path is an exciting addition that teaches you to read sheet music and also to create your own songs. This path includes a series of mini games that teach you a mix of vocabulary, scales, chord training, and many other important tools. 

We recommend that you play all paths to become a well rounded pianist. Of course, you can change paths at any time, moving between them in your own pace.


We've also grouped the missions into difficulty levels

  • Level 0 is perfect for beginners. Even if you have played before it's still good to start with the initial mission to adjust to Yousician way of teaching. 

  • With each level you’ll learn a bit more complicated chords and melodies.

  • By level 5 you'll have the skills to pick up lots of songs with chords and melodies, accompany yourself and play with others.

Skill Tests

At the end of each level there is a skill test to make sure you've mastered the mission. Experienced players can take these skill tests right away to jump ahead to higher levels.

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