Learn To Play Piano At Home

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Bill Evans Lick taken from the Solo on I’ll remember April – Some Other Time: the lost session from the black forest.
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Learn Piano Basics: Black Keys Names – http://www.zebrakeys.com/lessons/preparation/pianolayout/?id=3

You’ll find that there are a group of five black keys between a group of seven white keys throughout the piano keyboard. The names of these black keys are: C#, D#, F#, G#, A#.

Each black keys has two names:
C# or Db
D# or Eb
F# or Gb
G# or Ab
A# or Bb

Free Basic Piano Lessons –
Names of White Keys – http://zebrakeys.com/lessons/preparation/pianolayout/?id=1/
Names of Black Keys – http://zebrakeys.com/lessons/preparation/pianolayout/?id=2/.
Access our virtual piano keyboard for free to practice what you’ve learned – http://zebrakeys.com/resources/musictools/virtualkeyboard

Learn how to Play “Brother John” on piano –
http://www.zebrakeys.com/lessons/beginner/learnsongs/?id=6

Here is a tutorial on how to give remote piano lessons (or any instrument, really) using a virtual instrument (VSTi) host. I use Cantabile in this video as the host, Voicemeeter Pro “Banana” as a virtual mixing board, and I show how to give your lessons both using Skype and Hangouts-On-Air (which optionally lets you record a video of the lesson as well that is automatically saved to YouTube).

Hangouts-On-Air have a far better option for the audio for music. Its “Studio” mode is far, far superior to either an HOA’s “Voice” mode or Skype’s compressor for audio, so though it takes up the last half of the video, I felt it was important to show how to set that up also.

Here are useful links:
Voicemeeter setup file: http://terrybritton.com/Piano_Lessons_Settings.zip

Voicemeeter Pro “Banana”
http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Voicemeeter/banana.htm

Cantabile 3 (Demo download includes free “Lite” version)
https://www.cantabilesoftware.com/

For Hangouts-On-Air – CHECKLIST

1) Set up a YouTube channel if you haven’t already

2) Click your user icon at the top right and select “Creator Studio”

3) Click at the left into “Live Streaming” and click on Events

4) Click on the far-right on “Create new event”

5) Select “Quick (Using Google Hangouts On air)” from the radio buttons toward the right near the bottom – that sets up a Hangout-On-Air as the format

6) Set it from “Public” to “Private” or “Unpublished”.

7) Start the hangout by clicking “Go Live Now” — that does not mean you need to start calling now, it just lets you get the viewing links and set up the audio and video in advance. (You can also schedule events to happen in the future in advance… even after this step!)

8) At the lower right, click the “Links” button to get the link to the YouTube video to share, and also an embed code for putting it on your blog page (which can be a private page, of course, only visible to your student), and then DEFINITELY copy the link from the top address bar that leads back to this HOA, which you can email to yourself and to the other person(s) so they can join it. When you return to it, just hit the “Join” button and you are in. Up to 10 people can participate in a normal hangout. (Up to 25 if you have a “G-Suite Basic or Business” account.)

9) Click the gear at the top and set your microphone to Voicemeeter Output and your speaker to Voicemeeter Input. I advise changing the audio from “Voice” to “Studio” and keeping your levels at or below -12dB. Click “Save”.

10) This HOA is now set up – clicking the “Start Broadcast” button will begin the recording. You can continue without recording by just leaving this open and not hitting the “Start Broadcast” button. When finished Recording (that is, “Broadcasting”), hit “Stop Broadcast” FIRST and then hit the red-phone button at the top to hang up. If you do not hit “Stop Broadcast” before hanging up, it will continue recording for four hours then disconnect itself.

11) Once all this is set up, hit the Red Phone to hang up and shut the hangout window if you are not making the call right away. This all stays available as long as you don’t use it (so retain that link from the address bar you got – makes it a pseudo “Skype” for you and your student to use, with better audio!). This now also appears in the list of your scheduled events at https://www.youtube.com/my_live_events?filter=scheduled at the bottom, where you can change the time so it is scheduled for a specific date by editing the “Basic Info” page, or you can alternatively start the hangout from there on your end, and get the address bar link and other links to share if you had forgotten to earlier. It will stay there until you use it, so if you don’t ever broadcast and stop-broadcast, it stays around to use again and again. You can get rid of unused ones by checking the box to its left and going to the top under “Actions” and selecting “Delete”.

12) Extra: You actually can view the live stream from the tab to the right of the “Basic” one which now shows a “Live Control Room” link. View the stream from the “Preview” section by hitting the play button in the middle of the video there. The “Public” view will not be active until you show up to start the broadcast.

That’s it! Seems like a lot the first time, but it is really quite simple. This checklist will always be handy, though!

When ready, click the link you saved to enter the hangout, hit “Join” and optionally start the broadcast (begin recording) when you are ready. Or just re-use this as a hi-fidelity version of Skype by having students join at the proper time with their link.

Learn how to play easy Song for Beginners Brother John – http://www.zebrakeys.com/lessons/beginner/learnsongs/?id=6/.

In this lesson, you will learn how to play the melodies with the right hand, and chords with the left hand. You will learn how to play C Major chord. Access our Free virtual piano online to practice this song now at http://www.zebrakeys.com/resources/musictools/virtualkeyboard.

Learn More Songs for Beginners:
London Bridge Is Falling Down – http://zebrakeys.com/lessons/beginner/learnsongs/?id=7
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Learn how to Play “Brother John” on piano –

Learn to Play “Brother John” Online


Learn Easy Songs Online – http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7881A71290C9211A

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This is an issue that really gets me worked up sometimes…when people think that “it’s too late” to learn piano as an adult. I can tell you from experience it’s ABSOLUTELY not true.

I’ve seen time and time again adult beginner piano students absolutely kill it on the keys! But that being said, there are 3 key points that really separate the adult beginners who make it and the adult beginners who don’t. And that’s what I hope to cover in the video.

Basically, kids have some advantages. They have more free time. They have parents that encourage (or threaten!) them to practice. They have fewer other things going on.

But there are also some advantages you have as an adult! We’ll go over them more in the video. Think about those 3 keys and make sure you’re following each of them as an adult piano learner. It’s really what separates the ones that get good from the ones who quit.

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-Zach Evans

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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:

1. Technique
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!

-Zach Evans