Beginner Piano Video Player

I Just loaded a couple of my beginner piano vdeos into the Panjea Video Player…  Seems good.

If you have a related site you can embed this player with my videos onto your page or blog or even squidoo lens, hubpage or MySpace page.

Contact me if you have any problems with this.

 

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More free sheet music from music notes

Have you seen the beginners piano free sheet music this month at the music notes website?

Download Free Sheet Music for a Nutcracker Medley

Christmas Ballerinas

December’s free sheet music download of the month is a medley of music from the Nutcracker Ballet.

Remember, you have to download and install the free software to be able to take advantage of the music notes sheet music. Well worth it though even if you don’t planb on buying as every month they offer some free sheet music for download.

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creatiningmusic.com offers games and activities for kids

Heres a great beginner piano site for children. In fact its a general music site for kids with free learning activities and games. There is an amusing musical sketch pad which will convert your sketches into avant guard sounding music and then there are rhythm and melody games. This is great basic training for kids and being in the form of games makes it all the more acceptable to them.

Take a look at the creating music site here.

 

Beginner piano chords on the way

Many of you have contacted me asking for some beginner piano chord charts. It seems that a lot of people want to play from music by reading the chord symbols. I will be producing a list of all the chords and publishing it here within a few weeks. Once you have learned the basic chords, you need to put some sort of rhythm to them, learn some inversions and you are well on your way to playing most popular songs.

 

Beginner Piano Christmas Song

I just came across this brilliant piano lesson on video, not so much of a beginner piano lesson but still really interesting.

The christmas song in the video is the end result of what is taught in the piano tutorial which can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JBQcpcGBbo

 

 

 

Doesn’t that sound just great? And in the tutorial video he shows you exactly how he came up with the arrangement, the chords he is playing and the inversions he uses.

Beginner Piano lessons for kids

I’m trying to teach my 6 year old son how to play the piano and over the next few weeks I will be investigating some of the online resources available for teaching children how to play the piano. I have already come across a few but have yet to find a method which I am happy with. Who knows I might even end up inventing my own.

The most important thing for me is that my son has fun with this. The very last thing I want is for him to get bored and think of piano practice as a chore.

I offer to let him play my piano and only let him play if he wants to. So far, he is full of enthusiasm and thinks its a great idea when I offer. I let him play more or less what he wants to. He is experimenting with soft and loud at the moment and though at times un-tuneful he comes up with some pretty dramatic and dynamic musical expression.

As we go I am teaching him how a few melodies, I show him how I play scales and arpeggios (which intrigue him), and how to recognize the notes.

I’ll be posting here on his progress and on any online beginner piano resourses for children I happen to come across

Beginner piano chord class

The Saline County Career Center are holding a one session beginner piano Chords class.
http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1467759.html

This is great if you are in the area but the point is that you can really advance your playing and boost your confidence as a beginner piano player by attending one of these classes.

If you cannot find one in your area then the current editions of Rocket Piano and Piano For All both have sections on chord playing where in a short time you are taught the essential chords and rhythms to be able to play almost any song with ease. Ideal for all beginner piano players