Here is a sneak peak as to what’s inside the box when you buy your copy of Rocket Piano.
Hope this will help you with your buying decisions….
Don’t forget to check out the Piano For All – What’s in the box Video too.
Of all the home study beginners piano courses, here are some detailed reviews of two of them… rocket piano and piano for all.
This course comes as a large collection of piano tuition books (eBooks), audio files, videos and learning games all of which can be downloaded to your computer.
If you are just starting out then this is the best method around to have you playing the piano to a proficient level in no time at all. It takes you right from the basics of how to to hold your hands and use your fingers through to reading music, improvising and professional jamming techniques.
The guides and videos will walk you through how to read music, and how to improvise, how to play Jazz and how to play Gospel all with the touch of a professional musician. The course is not only for absolute beginners as there are many advanced techniques to work up to. These include whole sections on Jazz and Gospel, improvisation made easy, advanced fingering exercises and groundbreaking learning techniques.
You will be trained to read music AND play by ear, so you will be able to play virtually any song that you hear This is real cutting-edge material and all for the incredible price of no more than one or two conventional piano lessons.
This is our top recommended beginners piano course – for more information visit the Rocket Piano manufacturer’s site for the best deal.
This is a really complete guide containing no less than 10 eBooks with accompanying audio and video files. The course is set up a little different from most as it teaches you how to play by ear from the very beginning. You start off playing real songs with the chords you are taught and with professional sounding rhythms. Once you have the chords and rhythms internalized then you will progress on to the more advanced material which includes how to read music. The titles of the 10 eBooks say a lot about the course. They are;
For more information visit the Piano For All site
Piano For All
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For those who want to learn to play the piano here is a detailed look inside one of the most popular beginners piano home study piano courses available. Piano For All.
The video shows in detail the exercises and what is inside the 10 books including,
Piano For All
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This is one of my favorite piano players… he makes the piano seem so simple at times and at others is sounds as if he must have 3 hands to be able play all that he plays. When I first heard Keith Jarrett I wasn’t sure if I was listening to Classical music or Jazz.This recording is of him improvising in front of a live audience in Koln, Germany. It is just him and there is no overdubbing on the recording and no he doesn’t have 3 hands.
This is a recording of the late Wilhelm Kempff playing the famous piece popular amongst many beginners, The 1st Movement from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.
This man is totally in love with his instrument. Just observe how he caresses the keys effortlessly. This is quite a spectacular recording that brought tears to my eyes when I heard it.
It can be really useful to know how to play all of the chords on piano. You will find it opens up all sorts of musical possibilities. If you know how to read them off sheet music or chord charts then the you are really on the way to becoming an accomplished player. The short video I made for the Piano Learners site will show you how to form all of the main chords.
I saw this post on another piano blog and thought you might enjoy it. This is the ultimate in beginners piano… learn the piano whilst climbing the stairs.
I have made a video playlist of a few of them… just hover over the video to see the playlist and navegate or just let it run to see them all back to back.
Here’s a new Rocket Piano review that brings up quite a few useful points for anyone considering buying this. On the same site there are a few other reviews too.
Here is our beginners piano chart of the key signatures and what sharps / flats they have.
C major / a minor – No Sharps or Flats
G major / e minor – F sharp
D major / b minor – F sharp, C sharp
A major / f sharp minor – F sharp, C sharp, G sharp
E major / c sharp minor – F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp
B major / g sharp minor – F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp, A sharp
F sharp major / d sharp minor – F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp, A sharp, E sharp
C sharp major / a sharp minor – F sharp, C sharp, G sharp, D sharp, A sharp, E sharp, B sharp
F major / d minor – B flat
B flat Major / g minor – B flat, E flat
E flat Major / c minor – B flat, E flat, A flat
A flat Major / f minor – B flat, E flat, A flat, D flat
D flat Major / b flat minor – B flat, E flat, A flat, D flat, G flat
G flat Major / e flat minor – B flat, E flat, A flat, D flat, G flat, C flat
C flat Major / a flat minor – B flat, E flat, A flat, D flat, G flat, C flat, F flat
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I have just come across this fantastic resource which will help you to learn piano by ear.
The utility takes you from absolute beginner piano level through to a really high level and trains you to recognize the intervals between notes. The theory is that once you have learned to recognize all of the intervals then you will be able to play any song by ear with out needing to see the music. There are full instructions on the site but for me I spent hours just playing around with the utility. It made me remember my time at the conservatory.
Have fun with this and see if you can learn piano by ear yourself.