You dream of starting to learn and play piano but don’t know where to start? We can help you. This ultimate pianist’s guide explains step by step how to go from total beginner to the virtuoso you dream of being.
Let’s compare with you the different types of pianos: digital keyboards, digital pianos and acoustic pianos. Choose your piano according to your budget and your needs.
Discover the different piano methods: traditional lessons (music schools and private lessons), video tutorials and learning apps. Choose the method that best suits your budget and time.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide you with digital tools and apps that will help you progress on piano according to your goals: learn the songs you love, learn piano basics, learn to read sheet music, learn to compose your own songs, …
Let’s explore piano basics in this chapter. Learn how to recognize notes on a piano keyboard with the Piano Keys Chart. Understand the notions of octave, scale and tone. Acquire all the basics to start playing piano in the best possible conditions.
Let’s discover what chords are on piano. In this chapter, we show you the main existing chords (major, minor) and we show you a technique that allows you to play any major chord in less than 5 minutes.
Let’s play piano! In this chapter, we make you learn and play your first piano melody: Happy Birthday. Explanations, tips and video tutorials help you learn first the notes of the right hand, then those of the left hand, and finally both hands at the same time. At the end of this part, you will be able to play Happy Birthday on piano!
You can now play your first melody on piano. Let’s expand your musical repertoire! Discover 20 of the best easy piano songs to practice and progress on the tunes you love.
Let’s take all the basics from the beginning in order to learn how to read a piano sheet music. We will see how a piano score is made up and how to read it. You will be able to practice on the scores of your favorite songs.
Now that you know how to read a score, it would be handy to know where to find it for free! Let’s explore in this chapter the 15 best websites to download easy piano sheet music for free!
In this chapter we will understand what piano pedals are for and how to use them to give more depth to the songs you play.
Do you sometimes find it difficult to motivate yourself or to be rigorous in your piano learning sessions? Do you go through periods when your piano skill level stagnates? Here we give you the best techniques to progress quickly and stay motivated.
Piano exercises are important to warm up, improve technique, and strengthen fingers and hands. In this chapter we show you the 8 best exercises to do all of this.
Who is this guide for?
This guide has been written for all beginners who want to learn and play piano but don’t know where to start. It will allow you to cover a wide repertoire of contents related to piano learning. The guide is structured by chapter. So it will be easy for you to choose all the information, tips or advices you need to learn piano. You can navigate from chapter to chapter in order to explore the whole content. You can also select the more specific information you need.
How will this guide help you learn piano?
This guide has been designed to cover all topics related to piano learning. It brings together all the most common problems encountered by beginners who are just starting to learn. You will find information about how to choose a digital piano or keyboard, the piano basics, the easy songs to play when you are a beginner, how to make a chord, how to read piano music sheet, piano pedals functions, and much more.
Is this guide really effective?
Yes. It will allow you to give structure and organization to your piano learning. The advice given in these different chapters is based on several years of experience of seasoned pianists. The difficulties they encountered when they started out have been listed in this guide and all the answers and advice are given. This guide will help you save time in your musical training. It will help you avoid getting lost and concentrate on the most important things to make quick progress.
How do I read the chapters?
The chapters have been written in a structured way, starting from the very beginning. If you have not started to learn piano yet, you should start from the beginning (Chapter 1). If you have already started to learn piano, you have two options:
1- you read everything from the very beginning to make sure you get the basics right.
2- you read only the chapters and themes that interest you and on which you wish to progress at the moment.
In any case, this guide will help you no matter what phase you are in.
How long will it take me to read it?
It all depends on how fast you learn or how many chapters you read. All in all, you can get through the main parts of the guide in just a few hours. However, we advise you not to read it all at once. Instead, think of this guide as a companion that will help you throughout your piano learning process.