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The Piano Player, Issue #59 Learn to Play Piano
August 06, 2021
Tips & Tools for Piano Players: Learn to Play Piano
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"The Piano Player"-- Issue #59, August 2021
In This Issue:
Learn to Play PianoHello,
I hope you have had an enjoyable summer! If you have nurtured your dreams of learning piano by yourself, this issue is for you. Here are a few tips and tools for you to get started. I do recommend taking lessons, but it's still a great idea to start teaching yourself and get equipped with tons of questions for your teacher for when you do begin piano lessons!
How to Learn the Piano by Yourself
Many try to teach themselves piano. Some may have taken lessons as a child, and now want to start again, others always dreamed of being able to play but were not able to earlier.
Even though the most recommended action would be to go to a dedicated piano teacher for lessons, this is not always possible.
So how do you go about it on your own? Here is a look at the three most important aspects when teaching yourself to play piano.
Learning The Piano in 20 Steps
Teaching yourself piano in 20 steps... (Eh? Can you really do that? )
Learning the piano, with or without a piano teacher, is a process that can be accomplished in any number of ways...
However, in order to get the most results as soon as possible, not learning things in the wrong way and not having to relearn any aspect (horror)- for all of us that want fast results(phew), here is a plan on what steps you can take when you want to start learning the piano from scratch.
Piano Keyboard Layout
One of the questions I often get as a piano teacher is why the keys on the piano are arranged the way they are.
Actually, throughout time the piano keys have gone through many transformations and there have been many variations in the piano keyboard layout.
Let's look at the piano keyboard layout and design and how it has changed over time.
Got Piano Questions?
Ask your piano related questions here:
Piano Playing Q & A
Piano Story of the Month
Always wanted to play the piano, never had the time.Hi,
My name is Frank, 57 years old and I live in Belgium.
In my young years, I always wanted to play the piano, but you know... The guitar was so much cooler by the Girls :)
So I played the Guitar, campfire songs! I had no musical education or training except for 1 hour a week in high school.
I am now at home with knee problems since December 7, 2020. and I was thinking "let's try the piano" I have time now. So I started to study a song by David Nevue, "Good Night Sweet Angel". He has so beautiful music.
I purchase the sheet music and started to practice (I have a basic understanding of score writing). After two months this is the result:
Piano Sheet Music
Piano Sheet MusicPrintable Classical Piano Sheet Music:
Here is a collection of classical piano sheet music organized in levels of difficulty. All is in the public domain, so just print and use. Enjoy!
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Your Online Piano Coach,
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