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.
The people at about.com have kindly provided us with a list of free piano sheet music which can be downloaded and printed out.
The interface is a bit clumsy as you have to print out each page separately but as a way to get completely free and legal sheet music its not that bad. If you subscribe to 8notes.com (the providers of the sheet music) then you can download the entire scores in one go.
Included in the list of free music is:
- Alabama – Trad.
- Alouette -Trad.
- Also Sprach Zarathustra (Intro – several pages) – Strauss
- Aria from The Pearl Fishers – Bizet
- Ave Maria – Gounod
- Caprice – Paganini
- Danny Boy – Trad.
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
- For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow – Trad.
- Fur Elise – Beethoven
- German Dance in C – Beethoven
- Hava Nagila – Trad.
- Jesu, bleibet meine freude – Bach
- La Cucaracha – Trad.
- La Donna e mobile – Verdi
- La Marseilleise – Trad.
- Largo from the New World Symphony – Dvorak
- Mazurka from Coppelia – Delibes
- Mexican Hat Dance – Trad.
- Minuet – Bach
- Musetta’s Waltz – Puccini
- Musette in D Major – Bach
- Ode to Joy – Beethoven
- O Sole Mio – Trad.
- Scarborough Fair – Trad.
- Skater’s Waltz -Waldteufel
- Song of the Torreadore – Bizet
- Spring from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
- The Blue Danube – Strauss
- Theme from Sonata K331 – Mozart
- Theme from Surprise Symphony – Haydn
- Theme from the 1812 Overture – Tchaikovsky
- Theme from Water Music – Handel
- The Swan from Carnival of the Animals – Saint-Saens
- Turkish March – Mozart
- Waltz from Die Fledermaus – Strauss
- Waltz of the Flowers – Tchaikovsky
- Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Enjoy this free piano for beginners sheet music courtesy of about.com and 8notes.com
First off, if you are a complete beginner then please download our free chord sheet and piano for beginners guide. (It should be somewhere in the right hand margin).
Getting to know the basics should reveal what its all about and will give you an idea as to the work involved.
Once you have understood how to find all the notes, how to make basic chord shapes and how to play some simple rhythms (all explained in our guide that comes with the chord sheets) then you will be ready to explode your learning curve and start playing a wide selection of music. You will at last understand the whole process and although you will need to practice a lot to master any particular piece or song you will be capable with time an more importantly you will realize that it is possible to achieve. See our review of online courses for piano for beginners.
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There are some basic piano techniques that really need to be mastered before you can continue on an advance to more intermediate levels. If these basic playing techniques are not established right from the start then your laying will not be able to advance beyond a certain level.
If you have developed bad habits then correcting these habits later may be virtually impossible so great care should be taken. If you are learning at home on your own by using a home study method then you would benefit from going to see a qualified piano teacher once in a while just to make sure your basic piano technique is OK and you have not taken on bad posture or any other bad habits.
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The video shows in detail the exercises and what is inside the 10 books including,
- Party time
- Blues and rock
- Chord magic
- Advanced chords
- Ballad style
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