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how to start

Post by Dewey435 » 22 Jan 2013, 09:30

Hi all I am Dewey.. I love to play piano. I was 5 when I started playing piano. Can anyone suggest me some good DVD for piano playing.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 22 Jan 2013, 16:22

Why not ask at the London Piano Institute? Proper lessons are far better than a DVD.
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Post by rocklandpiano » 25 Feb 2013, 10:39

To start learning the piano you should begin by getting yourself a piano or a keyboard if you don't already have one.

You can then proceed to learn the names of the notes and to identify them on the piano keys. If you simply type "piano notes" into Google, you will see many articles that will give you the names of the notes. (A to G)

You should then learn to identify notes as they appear on manuscripts- you should learn the lines and spaces of the treble clef, and the lines and spaces of the bass clef.

Following this, you have a few options: you can go to U-tube and type in "piano basics and DVDs", you can read piano articles that will give you the basic beginner knowledge, or you can purchase a "teach yourself piano book".

A good "teach yourself" piano book is called: "Alfred Teach Yourself Piano"

You should pay attention to clefs, names of notes and rests, values of notes and rests, time signatures etc.

I hope this helped you with the fundamentals. You may have just inspired a hub :)

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Re: how to start

Post by Gill the Piano » 25 Feb 2013, 16:15

I commented on the London Piano Institute because the link at the bottom of his/her post led straight there. Seems odd that someone with a link to there should be asking about lessons...!
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Post by Colin Nicholson » 25 Feb 2013, 19:00

Ha ha! .... looks like none of us were born yesterday!!

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