**PLEASE READ** – Welcome! I apologise for the lower quality of this video – things improve with later videos on my channel. I do hope you will consider this video a doorway to my channel and not get caught up in only older videos. I upload 1-2 times/week and I fear many new subscribers are stuck in the past or with only this playlist… Simply visit here for all newer videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/danthecomposer/videos
Best Beginner Playlist (Philosophical & Technical – Ordered and most recent content) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4cPpP-Ua6NWl43cy2XiArwodqSmWBOzC
Equally useful playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQxJJ7AgS7k&list=PL4cPpP-Ua6NUFebhir7tx1CrW03zbb0d0
New podcast series article update: http://piano-jazz.blogspot.com/2018/06/a-word-in-your-ear.html
This first video is less playing and *more talking* – unlike the other 9 videos in which I play much more – but is required viewing so that you may feel my style, get an idea of the philosophy and choose if you wish to continue; of course, I hope you will.
My natural fingering for scales and chords: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5egu0_tsY
danthecomposer’s Piano Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScTnOKnvtFY
Understand the correct channel of energy: Mind – Body – Piano. It is certainly not the piano which plays the fingers which tell the mind what to think. Across my channel, discover philosophies such as the Internal Piano, Internal Jukebox, the Mind Triangle, your Musical Personality and the idea of becoming an observer to your hands. All these things are so very important to Your natural progress before you even sit at the piano. Thus, my channel focuses heavily on the mind and will provide much inspiration for you both at and way from the piano. Consider my blog a side-dish to the videos.
Follow me on Instagram? https://www.instagram.com/danthecomposer
All eBooks: http://piano-jazz.blogspot.com/p/ebooks.html
Important article: http://piano-jazz.blogspot.com/2017/01/essentials-mastery.html
And maybe join the Water Pianism Community to meet like-minded seekers? https://www.facebook.com/groups/waterpianismcommunity/
**Newcomer’s Welcome Booklet** as well as all associated Song Tutorial Scores can be found here and are freely available to all for instant download:
New piano? New plan? Learning the piano is not difficult and over 10 videos, I am going to prove this. In each video, using my philosophical teaching approach combined with my motivating and encouraging style, you are going to become whatever being a great pianist means to You.
What you must acknowledge, however, is that 10 videos does not mean it takes 10 hours, or 10 days, even 10 weeks! It will take as long as it takes for you to consider that you have reached an acceptable level; this may involve going to take exams, making recordings of pieces or your own compositions and getting feedback, or visiting a real-life teacher for refinement. Please bear this in mind during the 10 video course.
(Strangely, YouTube has done something with subscriber notifications. You would do well to press the bell next to my Subscribe button and choose to be notified for all new uploads).
danthecomposer Piano Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScTnOKnvtFY
Likes, comments and subscriptions always welcome!
Water Pianism Community – Come and say hello! https://www.facebook.com/groups/waterpianismcommunity/
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My compositions: https://soundcloud.com/danthecomposer
Ten Mins @ the Piano Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4cPpP-Ua6NUFebhir7tx1CrW03zbb0d0
Support me via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/danthecomposer
I demonstrate some initial piano activities that professional piano teachers or even parents can introduce to their pre-school aged children with the help of my 3-year old daughter, Olivia Ajero.
To check out Josh’s new VIP MasterClass Series, featuring exclusive videos not seen on YouTube, click here: http://www.joshwrightpiano.com/vips.html
Links to Books:
Hanon 60 Exercises: http://amzn.to/2lNXLnq
Schmitt Preparatory Exercises: http://amzn.to/2nqr77o
Czerny Exercises: http://amzn.to/2mcJFqJ
Faber Adult Piano Course, Book 1: http://amzn.to/2lNY4i4
Faber Adult Piano Course, Book 2: http://amzn.to/2mdzfrN
Keith Snell, Level 1 (Baroque and Classical): http://amzn.to/2mdEUy0
Keith Snell, Level 1 (Romantic and 20th century): http://amzn.to/2nnfCB8
Easy Classics To Moderns (one of my favorites!): http://amzn.to/2mTZZ4l
Jazz, Rags, and Blues Book 1: http://amzn.to/2nquon9
Jazz, Rags, and Blues Book 2: http://amzn.to/2nqCYCD
Jazz, Rags, and Blues Book 3: http://amzn.to/2mU1zDb
Jazz, Rags, and Blues Advanced: http://amzn.to/2lO5IJ8
Applause, Book 1: http://amzn.to/2mvZESJ
Applause, Book 2: http://amzn.to/2mwbFaQ
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How long does it REALLY take to learn piano?
I get this question ALL the time from students. And I used to ask it myself. Unfortunately, most teachers just give the answer “it depends”.
Now… is that true? Yes, it does depend. But just because that answer is RIGHT doesn’t mean that answer is HELPFUL. I’d rather give an answer that actually means something and can give new students at least an idea on how long it takes based on how much you practice.
To do this, in the video we’re going to break down piano into three categories:
2. Playing by Ear
3. Learning Songs
For each of these categories, we’re going to break it down into an “if X then Y in Z time”. For example, “If you practice X minutes a day, you will get to Y level in Z months”.
This way you can really see “ok, if I just practice a certain amount of time a day in a certain way, I can be confident I’ll be at a certain level.
It takes the “it depends” answer and really breaks it down to something meaningful that you can actually follow.
Hope you enjoyed the video! Like always, feel free to sign up for the free Piano Superhuman course here, yes it’s really free: http://www.bestpianoclass.com/ytdSuperhuman
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Thanks for watching and subscribe if you want more online piano lessons and tutorials!
This is a video lesson intended for people who want to learn how to play piano.
And yes, it’s free, I think people anywhere deserve a chance to learn how to play piano for free! It’s an international language and piano as well as music is such a wonderful skill to have.
This is a reshoot of the old series of How to play piano started by http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca
Here is a link to a chart of a piano lesson overview of all my piano lessons. This chart shows everything I cover. To view the index go here.
If you’re looking to buy a keyboard to start playing piano check this page out to see my piano recommendations.