3 months ago
Last edited at 2:46PM on 12/26/2013
Even though watching lessons on YouTube and looking through music books will definitely help you learn, an actual legitimate teacher is the only way you'll ever really become a truly great pianist. So get a teacher, my friend.
a piano teacher! piano is not easy it takes time you need a real teacher if u really would like to get good for basic stuff just search the web for some websites search on youtube but the good choice would be to get a piano teacher hope i helped:)
be interested first to study and then get a help from a music teacher... then, try practicing daily or at least 2-3 times a week and you'll surely find yourself learning piano the easiest and surest possible way...
Remember that piano is an instrument which you'll have to pursue your entire life to be even halfway decent at it. The students who are mediocre are typically in front of their instrument an hour a day, 7 days a week. The really successful students are there 3-4 hours per day, much more during summer when there's no school. Hope this doesn't burst your bubble, but a year of lessons with a real teacher will be $1500 at minimum, plus you'll need to make sure you have a good piano (a *real* piano, not something you have to switch on!) in good working condition. Just want you to know exactly what you're getting into!
And yes, you should learn how to read music. Otherwise, you will be musically illiterate, and your prospects for success will be highly limited.
you can download an app from apple App Store that can teach how to play the piano. it's called piano practice or grand piano. it lets you practice by playing songs like for example , a christmas song like jingle bells. i played that app and now i'm a professional.
3 months ago
Last edited at 1:57PM on 12/27/2013
Your desire to play the piano is the key to whether or not you will succeed. Everything else is icing on the cake.
Most piano students learn to play the piano by studying music theory under the guidance of a piano teacher. Music theory helps newbies understand the value (count or beat) of a note and also proper finger placement over the keys. I know your desire is to compose music, but if you can also get an understanding of the basics of music theory under your belt, it will be to your advantage. You might consider taking a few piano lessons yourself so you can see firsthand the dynamics involved in piano playing but after that, feel free to venture out on your own.
The two most important things to keep in mind about playing the piano are 1) learning and memorizing the basic chords as most music is written and played in certain key chords and 2) getting the right finger placement over the notes so you can play the piano smoothly.
I wish you well on your venture. Your desire to compose is a start on a new road of discovery and when you master the basics of piano playing--the rewards will be great.
3 months ago
Last edited at 2:07PM on 12/27/2013
Well, you could get a teacher which is the most effective way. But online videos and apps may work also. But those might get you a little frustrated and they go to fast. Use method books (music books) suggested by the teacher. And always start out easy. It takes years to master.
3 months ago
Last edited at 4:49PM on 12/27/2013
The easiest way is to hear and play. Reading music is a lot harder. I've been training for over 7 years and I still have pieces of music that I cannot play. If you hear and play, it will be a lot easier, unless you play for a band that uses sheet music. The hardest thing about reading music is learning key signatures, in my opinion. There are tutorials online to help figure them out if hear and playing doesn't work.
First of all you need a piano. If you have a friend who plays piano, asked him for help. If you can afford money for piano lessons you have to start lessons :D :D Another solution is to watch turorial videos on Youtube. I firlmy believe that the most efficient way to learn an instrument is to have a tutor. If you want to learn only the basics watch videos on Youtube :) I love piano <3 I hope you too :D :D
It depends how serious you are about learning to play. If you don't mind, I would recommend the guitar. It is cheaper and still sounds really cool and can help you write music. I would say the best way is a teacher. If you are willing to cough up the money for a teacher, go for it.
3 months ago
Last edited at 7:47PM on 12/29/2013
There is no easy way to play a piano, as soon as your fingers stop moving the sound dissipates. However there is an easy way to learn how to play an electronic keyboard, it is called the pointer system, and beginner books are in all sheet and book music outlets. on a keyboard your left hand, is the background accompaniment, and your right hand is the melody, a 3 note chord on your left hand would accompany a song, until your melody reached the next chord. to make a chord, with your left hand, place your index finger on the c note, your thumb 4 notes up, counting black and white keys, and your baby finger 5 notes down from your index finger! When you have done this you have created the C Chord!, hold your fingers in the same formation, placing your index finger on the f key, and you will discover that you are now playing the F chord, then move your hand and finger to the g note, and you will now be playing the g chord., with these three chords, you can play almost any song. look for " "aura lee" = Love Me Tender"
There are two ways to play piano. Either you play from sheets and follow the rules, which is the most common one or you just follow your fingers. That you can do by listening and just trying out which note goes with which, those make chords. Then theres notes that sound good with it sometimes, you just have to feel when. Only that way will you truly be able to PLAY piano and frankly you will have more fun and make better music, even though its a lot of work and requires a lot of talent. Good luck!
3 months ago
Last edited at 12:30AM on 12/31/2013
The easiest way to learn piano is to buy one of those new electric gloves that are used to stimulate the nerves of the hand to "teach" you how to play something on the piano. If you're looking for the *easiest* way to learn piano, this is the way to go; you can even do other things while you wear that glove!
The downsides to the glove, of course, come in the form of cost, and that the technology is new and nowhere near perfect.
The advice I will give, is that the *best* way to learn piano is not the easiest, but it can be as simple as practicing a little bit each day, and perhaps even setting a goal that you can work towards.
Start by learning scales, then you can teach yourself!! the major scale is WWHWWWH a W is a whole step which means play a note that is 2 notes away from the note before. The H is a half step which is one note up from the last one. This is like the key to piano. Just play these same notes in the scale in different orders once you are better.
YouTube is a huge help! Try that! If that doesn't work, then maybe, you should get a piano teacher, or find a friend who plays the piano. Also, you can listen to music, get used to the keys, and make up your own. ;)
First, a person must have a burning passion. You must find out or determine which method is actually comfortable or best for you i.e. teacher, youtube video, charts, books, or by ear. You will find the answer once you see which method seems easiest. You might conclude with several of these ways, but your passion will determine your outcome!
Learn a couple songs you wanna learn, to get a feel for tickling the ivories. Then consult with a piano teacher to start from wherever your comfortable in the process of learning piano. I would suggest starting from the beginning even if you don't want to, as most concepts build on each other!
I think the easiest thing to do is get the song you want to play and get the sheet of music and get a cheat sheet that tells you what letter goes with each note then right each letter under or above each note on your music sheet and put a letter sticker on each matching key on your piano and the rest is self explanatory
2 months ago
Last edited at 2:37PM on 1/5/2014
Back in 'Private-Boarding School' (13 years ago. I was 16 at the time), I didn't have a music teacher to teach me, as she didn't want me as her student, because said she was "full". My dad was also angry with me at the time and told me, I'll never learn because I missed out on a huge opportunity with learning piano all together; I still remember his lecture like it was yesterday. But while I started to teach myself, they (another "trained skilled" pianist and others) would tell me, "You won't be as good at it for another 15 years", "It's impossible" (only because so ambitious and new at the whole thing). But if only I listened to them ;) I was SO eager to learn, besides what everyone told me, so really what they said didn't matter at all. It just drove me harder.
Within 2 months, I learned to read music, 'Beginner' 'Intermediate' to 'Advanced'; on my own; through piano books and listening to the song I was learning at the same time. For instance Moonlight Sonata CD at the same time reading, and playing the real piece (sheet music) by sight. (Continued in comments)....
I don't think that there's really an "easy way out". Don't take this the wrong way, but if you really want to become a pianist, it takes time and effort, and a bit of cash. The best way to learn is definitely with a teacher, but if that is absolutely impossible I would try doing it with some videos on YouTube, some books, and try and purchase, or use a friend's piano. :) good luck buddy!
Learn where the keys are, specifically what letter each key is, that will help you learn songs easiest but i suggest Willis Music Teaching Little Fingers To Play Easy, because that's how I learned to play.
I'm fourteen, and I've been told by a ton of people that I'm exceptional on piano, and I haven't spent a dime or penny on a lesson or sheet music. I would simply look up piano tutorials on YouTube, and practiced them to perfection. It works.
I play piano and I give lessons, and I myself have learned that you have to be willing to play to be good at what you're doing. If you are willing then you will be an awesome pianist! when i was first learning how to play the main thing that helped me was watching YouTube videos. Just look up a song you would like to play and go to YouTube and search the song. Hope I helped! Good luck!
Here you will see: The Caps Lock are important, so you should read them. 1st: BUY a piano. 2nd: ASK parents for PIANO LESSONS. 3rd: When your teacher COMES or you GO to YOUR TEACHER'S HOUSE, be confident and be ready to learn. 4th: Once you lesson is DONE, you should now go home and PRACTICE EVERYDAY or 3 DAYS a WEEK. I hope this helps. I didn't search this up, kid. I'm NOT joking. If u search up "How to get piano lessons", it won't be there. I checked before I sent this to you. Don't say this is H.W. for you. I also play piano, that's why I know the steps.
Before you spend any money on lessons or big money on a piano, get a keyboard, go to YouTube and play around there. If you stick with that, then research a piano and teacher. It really depends on your level of want to. Good luck
start off by using the beginner levels of the Alfred books. And gradually progress from there. I started out with those books and by 6 months I was an expert at the piano. I am now a concert pianist and have been playing for 8 years.
lessons will help you become comfortable with the piano and will teach you the chords you need to know all depending on who teaches you but most of what you need to know can be taught on the internet for free but it just depends on what style your interested in learning
John Schaum JR Piano Lessons for Adults. I used this method for CHILDREN (students) and would SWEAR by it! I had a 5 yr old young lady who went through the series like wildfire. It's simple and very non-technical
If you are beginning to learn the piano, it can be an challenge to learn the fundamentals of learning each key of the piano. I would recommend you to begin by looking at your keyboard or piano and identifying three sets of black keys and two sets of black keys. Each of the two sets of three black keys and two black keys are repetitive through the piano and notes on the piano once you reached the final note of the group of keys. In modern music notation, they are seven letters of the alphabet that are used for any instrument including the piano. The sets of three black keys and two black keys belong to one group with a range starting from the note the first note c to the final note that is one octave above the first note which is c. Once you have identified the three black keys and two black keys into one group, then you have narrowed your answer down to 12 keys, 7 white keys and 5 black keys. The starting point of the first key belongs to the first note of the musical alphabet and the final is the same note, one octave higher than the first note.By ascending up the piano keys, the notes remain the same except the pitch or (sound) become higher.