Learn To Play Piano At Home

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-Timestamps-

1) Mad World 1:43
2) Fur Elise 2:11
3) Dearly Beloved 2:52
4) To Zanarkand 3:20
5) Nuvole Bianche 4:01
6) River Flows in You 4:26
7) Clair De Lune 5:06
8) Maple Leaf Rag 6:09
9) Chopin Nocturne in Eb Major (opus9 no2) 7:10
10) Sadness and Sorrow 8:08
11) Chopin Waltz in A Minor B.150 (opus posth) 8:40
12) Chopin Nocturne in C# Minor (opus posth) 9:06
13) Turkish March 10:13
14) Trying to learn Fantaisie-Impromptu 11:00
15) Mozart Sonata in C Major 1st Movement (K545) 11:53
16) Fantaisie-Impromptu 13:00

It’s been 1 year this month since I started learning piano and it’s been an amazing and somewhat life changing experience! You may think life changing is a little over the top… but for me it really is true, as this September I will become a full-time music student at University and I’m beyond excited for that!

I decided to make my own 1 year progress video, after watching so many myself before finally committing to purchasing my own digital piano. Who knows, maybe if it wasn’t for those videos I wouldn’t have ever taken that first step, which is crazy to think looking back now! That’s why I decided it was important for me to record these clips and make a video, in hopes of motivating someone else to take up an instrument, giving it there all and seeing where they can go with it too.

Up until month 8 I used Jane’s piano tutorials to learn 99% of the music I learnt. She is a retired math teacher and dedicates her free time to playing through requested pieces by viewers every single day! Mostly all classical pieces have a tutorial and many popular video game, anime, TV shows and movie compositions can be found on her channel. If you really want to learn but can’t afford a teacher, I think this would be your best option.
Jane’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCidvz_O5zdX7z2mr4zkeL2g

There are a few pieces I learnt on my own and for lessons which I didn’t put in the video due to time/not recording, so below is a more detailed breakdown of what was happening every month:

Month 1:
-Random beginner piano tutorials and books (stopped trying to read music and started to learn music through online tutorials)
-Gary Jules – Mad World
-Song of storms from The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time – Koji Kondo
-Beethoven – Fur Elise

Month 2:
-Dearly Beloved from Kingdom Hearts – Yoko Shimomura

Month 3:
-To Zanarkand from Final Fantasy X – Nobuo Uematsu
-Ludovico Einaudi – Nuvole Bianche
-Tifa’s Theme form Final Fantasy 7 – Nobuo Uematsu

Month 4:
-Yiruma – River Flows in You
-Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
-Ludovico Einaudi – Una Mattina
(Started getting lessons at the end of this month)

Month 5:
-Claude Debussy – Clair De Lune

Month 6:
-Scott Joplin – Maple Leaf Rag

Month 7:
-Chopin – Nocturne #2 in Eb major (op9 no2)
-Sadness and Sorrow from Naruto – Toshio Masuda

Month 8:
-Various classical pieces from the book ‘Classics to Moderns #2
-Chopin – Waltz in A minor B.150 (Op Posth)
(Stopped learning music through online tutorials and committed to reading music. Everything past this month I learnt by reading)

Month 9:
-Various classical pieces from the book ‘Classics to Moderns #2

Month 10:
-Chopin – Nocturne #20 in C# minor (Op Posth)
-Kuhlau – Sonatina in C major (op55 no1)

Month 11:
-Mozart – Turkish March (K331)
-Clementi – Sonatina in C major (op36 no3)
-Beethoven – Sonata #20 in G major (op49 no2)

Month 12:
-Mozart – Sonata #16 in C major (K545)

1 Year:
-Chopin – Fantaisie-Impromptu (op66 posth)

List of Books used (in somewhat of an order):
-Learn to play Piano by Alison M. Sparrow
-John Thompson’s Easiest Piano Course Books 1, 2 and 3
-Take Five and pass first time (for learning up to grade 5 theory) -Classic to Moderns Books 1 and 2
-Sonatina Album Volume 1 (Peters Edition)
-Chopin Nocturnes (Henle)
-Chopin Impromptus (Henle)
-ABRSM – A keyboard anthology Book 1 (sight-reading practice) -ABRSM – Encore Book 1 (sight-reading practice)

Here’s a list of some YouTube channels I found extremely useful when learning:
-Paul Barton: https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulBartonPiano
-Josh Wright: https://www.youtube.com/user/joshwrightpiano
-Cedarville music: https://www.youtube.com/user/cedarvillemusic
-Living Pianos: https://www.youtube.com/user/LivingPianosVideos
-Piano TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz0PmHG0RvQHazlEsFU-4uQ
-BachScholar: https://www.youtube.com/user/BachScholar

Pianos used:
-Digital Piano – Yamaha P-115
-Acoustic Pianos – Yamaha U2 (later upgraded to Feurich 125 as seen In last clip)

If you have any questions just ask 🙂

LINKS MENTIONED IN VIDEO:

TECHNIQUE BOOKS:

Hanon 60 Exercises: http://amzn.to/2lNXLnq

Schmitt Preparatory Exercises: http://amzn.to/2nqr77o

Czerny Exercises: http://amzn.to/2mcJFqJ

SIGHTREADING/QUICKSTUDY:

Faber Adult Piano Course, Book 1: http://amzn.to/2lNY4i4

Faber Adult Piano Course, Book 2: http://amzn.to/2mdzfrN

REPERTOIRE BOOKS:
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

YETI MICROPHONE: http://amzn.to/2mGHKuL

JOSH’S #1 VIDEO COURSE: http://www.joshwrightpiano.com/propractice-technique-series.html

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Easy Piano Lessons
How to Play Hymns – Piano Tutorial

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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.

More Lessons about chords, songs, scales, basslines, improvisation & songwriting at http://www.markhansen.biz/Piano

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.
Find more lessons like this at www.MusicTrainingClub.com

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.
http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca/?page_id=67

If you’re looking to buy a keyboard to start playing piano check this page out to see my piano recommendations.
http://www.howtoplaypiano.ca/?page_id=122