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Questions on learning to play the piano, and piano music.

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Post by Mase_ » 01 Dec 2008, 21:08

Hi all. I've always wanted to play the piano and been unable to have a piano due to space. So i bought myself a yamaha PSR E313 in an effort to try and start to learn. I won't be able to have lessons until into the new year sometime so i'm looking for advice on the best way to teach myself the basics.
What training aids would people recommend? Books dvds etc.
Is there anything like guitar tab that you can get songs in for the piano so i can start playing tunes even if they are watered down so that my interest doesn't wain?

Any help is gratefuly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Post by Mase_ » 01 Dec 2008, 21:41

I got a book, more of a pamphlet really, with the keyboard and the few songs that are in there are old fashioned songs like greensleeves which i have no interest in playing, so i've ran through them once or twice but that's about it.

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Post by Moonlight » 02 Dec 2008, 14:44

Hi, have a look at this old post thats asking the same question as you:
http://www.uk-piano.org/piano-forums/piano6533.html

Saves me from repeating myself :wink:

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Post by JPhoenix » 28 Apr 2009, 04:35

Here is a good list of resources to learn how to play piano on your own. It includes a recommendations for a few piano instruction DVD's, piano learning software, and self teaching books.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Way-to-Learn-Piano

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Post by xnapoleonx » 13 May 2009, 13:34

I don't want to make it seem too much as if I'm promoting my own shop; but what the heck it's completely free so I reckon that don't matter.

My blog http://tutorialpiano.blogspot.com/ is full of tips and trics and know how on alternatives for learning the piano on your own when a starter; e.g. playing by ear, video tutorial, piano software, books, ... still working on it but there's some on it already :-)
Piano resources for beginners by a beginner.
http://tutorialpiano.blogspot.com/

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Post by bluedianthus » 25 Jun 2009, 08:26

Hi Mase, i just want to know if you read tabs or just play by ear, or just know the piano chords or can read the solfage together with its tempo/beats? If you reads tabs, there's lots of books available online..If you're just play by ear, i suggest you find yourself a piano teacher, becoz piano teacher knows what emphasize on piano learning to you.

I hope this comment helps.

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