Piano Books For Beginners?
OK, so as I mentioned in my first post my goal is to find a quality piano books for beginners and above that can be downloaded on the computer, a complete piano lesson course, or piano classes online.
After doing a fair amount of research I settled on a program called “Piano For All”.
First, let me explain why I chose this program in particular. It was important to me that there be both books, as well as audio and video to help me learn at my own pace. Piano For All seemed to have all these attributes on their sales page, so I thought I would give it a shot.
Getting the product was very easy. I was provided with a download page and several options on how to download (you can download one large file or several smaller files). You also have an option at purchase to get physical books, but I figured I would be OK since I can just carry my laptop in to the piano room.
So, even though I know a little bit about playing piano I figured I would start my piano classes online by simply starting at the beginning . I was interested in not only improving my own play, but also reviewing the methodology of the piano classes for others to see.
I was really struck by the simple way in which Piano For All approaches teaching piano. It does away with the boring and traditional “Every Good Boy Does Fine” stuff, and you dive right in and start to play. It works more visually and by ear, which will get you playing immediately rather than spending a bunch of time memorizing stuff.
I think this is one of the great things about this piano books for beginners is that it DOES get to the theory, but not until you are already playing some music! This way is WAY more fun, and frankly you have a better understanding of the theory by DOING rather than just learning.
I will say this, there is an emphasis on pop, rock styles in book one. This blog post is just a review of the first book, and that would be my only criticism so far. If you are a complete beginner and hoping to learn classical music, so far there is not much emphasis on that. However, I do like the technique that it uses to get you started QUICKLY and you DO end up learning some theory, which of course can be applied to classical music on your own.
Overall, a great package so far! You will be playing recognizable pop songs in no time.
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