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.
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Jazz, Rags, and Blues Book 1: http://amzn.to/2nquon9
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Did you just buy your first keyboard and have no idea how to get started? Then you’ve come to the right place! In this mini-series I’m going to cover all of the basic concepts and teach you how to jumpstart your piano or keyboard playing career. Emphasis is on practical lessons with real-life applicability, aimed at pop/rock musicians.
In this video I’ll be covering how to name notes, and then present some essential chords which will get you started: C major, F major, G major and A minor.
Next lesson we’ll work on your accompaniment skills, so stay tuned! I plan on releasing a new video about once a month.
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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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In this video, Jacques shows beginners they don’t need sheet music or years or boring practice to start playing songs on the piano. Traditional piano lessons are geared toward people that want to be professional pianists. Regular people just want to learn quickly and play some tunes they like.
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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
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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’
Whenever I meet a student for the first time I ask them a few questions:
Why do you want to learn to play the guitar?
What’s your favourite type of music?
Who are your favourite artists/bands?
Do you want to be a musician or do you just want to learn to play songs?
The last question always baffles them. The common response to that question is, “Is there a difference?”
The answer is “Yes, there is a huge difference… to me anyway.”
If a student just wants to learn to play songs then I find the songs that they like, work it out in different keys and then teach them the chords and anything else that they need to play the song exactly the way they hear it. This method is very productive in them learning to play the songs they love and in building a repertoire very fast. In a year some of my students have learnt between 30 and 50 songs.
I find that the students who favour this method want quick results and don’t mind not knowing any music theory. Their goal is to just play songs and have fun. I, too, have a lot of fun teaching them. One of the reasons I like this method is that I don’t have to go into heavy music theory details.
For those who want to be serious musicians my approach is different. We build up a repertoire of songs slowly, but they learn every single detail about music – reading, theory, scales, chords, arpeggios, improvisation and so forth.
This method is highly involved and teaches the student how to think like a musician, how to listen like a musician and how to execute like a musician. By the end of these courses the student can walk into any exam and pass with flying colours, they will be able to pick up any piece of music, read it and play it.
Becoming a musician is more than just the ability to pick up a guitar and strum chords. It’s about knowing how chords work in conjunction with scales, it’s about knowing how to use scales, chords and arpeggios to improvise and create new melodies and harmonies; it’s about knowing what a chord is by just listening to it.
I absolutely love this method. In as much as I teach my students I learn so much as well each time I go over the material.
So, in my opinion, there is a huge difference between just learning to play songs and becoming a musician. One is not better than the other. The end goal is just different. Which one would you choose?
The world as we know it has changed dramatically in much less than a generation since the internet was launched. There is an unlimited amount of information at our fingertips from shopping to getting a job. People have limitless access to the ever-expanding world. And subsequently, it will come as no big surprise that learning to play an instrument like the piano has also changed.
Online piano lessons have recently increased in numbers as we all can witness on the internet. This is not a good method to teach piano without a music teacher, according to several people. But now that a few teachers made the decision to record their lessons on video, we may see a modification in learning. They also wrote a few amazing e-books. This way the inexperienced student should at least be able to study the fundamentals. It seems that sessions given by a piano instructor are not a necessity anymore.
In general, those lessons are only for students who just beginning to find out how to play the piano. It can also be a good help for individuals who just want to find out if piano playing is something they truly want to learn. But you should absolutely contact a certified piano coach as soon as you reached a specific stage.
Please go through these benefits of piano lessons through the internet in comparison to courses from standard piano instructors:
The price of an internet piano lesson is the first as well as the most important benefit. A complete how to play piano training course will certainly cost you generally about 50 bucks. Such a program might take around a year for you to become a pretty good pianist. For this price, you will hardly get 2 and even 3 piano lessons from a regular face to face piano instructor.
The time saving is also something we could think about. Because you will definitely need to take a trip to the teacher’s house or workshop. Along with the time it needs to drive back, could take you 2 or 3 hrs. Little time remaining for doing various other stuff in your priceless afternoon. With the online piano training program, you can simply take a session each time you have a minute left.
In contrast with a private tutor, there actually is no dedication to online piano classes. Except if you think you have the commitment to become a success by yourself. You require having the discipline when going to an online piano class.
The good, as well as an essential aspect of online lessons, is that one can learn at your personal speed. If you wish and if you believe you are proceeding well, then you might decide to skip classes. Repeat the video recordings to precisely know how a specific piano item ought to be performed. Decide for your self on just how it needs to be performed rather than hearing it from a genuine piano teacher. In case of having a live teacher, you will always need to remember the previous lessons in case the instructor asks you to play a particular item.
After handling a few of the pros with regards to the online piano lessons techniques. It is now time to take a peek at the positive sides of having piano classes from a real piano teacher.
Having real piano classes will keep you in contact with a genuine pianist that can supervise your piano playing. So that he or she can guide out points that you may not notice by yourself. That means the instructor will have the ability to reduce any bad playing methods. Those habits could progress into issues that might be tough to fix at a later date.
A variety of usable piano songs, ought to be a expertise that a good piano instructor needs to have. And he also needs to have the ability to identify and help you to find tunes that you would enjoy to play. But also that your degree of piano play will certainly fit those piano songs.
Piano classes by means of the internet are only good for beginner piano playing levels as I stated previously. So you must when getting to a certain stage, have piano classes with a certified piano instructor.