Free Beginner piano lessons – piano lesson 1 – teach yourself how to play piano for beginners – basic keyboard/piano tutorial for the absolute beginner with tips and tricks. Ideal for children & kids in primary school & high school and adult learners. Learn note names, hand positions, simple chords and playing melodies, step by step.
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In this Lesson #1:-
1. Note names
2. Finger exercises for strength and dexterity
3. Playing piano with both hands
4. Simple chords
5. Basic improvising with chords and melody
Notes for the tune at the end of this video lesson. Chords in capital letters in brackets and minus sign shows a very short first note connected to normal one as in “d-e”. You can simplify the tune by leaving out these very short notes.
(C) c b a b c (G) b a g f e d c d (Am) e c c c d (F) d-e c c c (C) c c c c d (G) d-e d c b a g a (Am) a-b a g f e (F) d e c c (C) c g g g (G) b g g g (Am) b c c b a g f e d c d (C) c
Find the part 1b here: https://youtu.be/EOD_KstBP_Q
Download the musicsheet here: http://fulhamtree.com/downloads/music-sheet-for-learn-to-read-piano-music-in-10-min-part-1/
I tried to present a piano lesson without any words and making sure you play as you learn. The video is only 10 minutes long but you can play it several times until you get confident. It is meant for people that has never read piano music before so I start from scratch. Not all the concept seen are explained (time signatures, rest, clef) but only the relevant once.
The idea is that any person that don’t speak English can still learn from this video although a very few words are used.
In this case every beat last a second because that is the tempo chosen as the most suitable for this exercise. That gives me the chance to explain that a crotchet/quarter-note last a second, a minim/half-note 2 seconds and a semibreve/whole-note last 4 seconds. That would change if the tempo goes faster or slower.
I hope you enjoy this.
The music is especially composed for this exercise by Marcello Palace.
The only two chords used are C and F7m and the reason I used a 7th minor in the F chord is to make more acceptable to include notes that are not part of the sounding chord and still make it sound acceptable.
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**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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Enjoy my first piano lesson! Learn the piano in a fun, easy and unique approach!
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Special thanks to Michael Alvarado for providing the fabulous music!
Music: Michael Alvarado – ‘Slow Love’