Three times in my life, with three different piano teachers, I have tried to get the basics down. I’m a person who over-thinks, gets confused and loses faith that I can learn this subject. The problem I have with traditional lessons is that there is too much to learn all at once. Also, because I’m a visual learner, the mismatch between the layout of the staff and the layout of the keyboard really throws me.
This course solves these problems in very effective ways. First of all, the instructor literally says “Don’t over-think this step.” Secondly, he teaches chord progressions by showing you the NAME of the chords instead of making you read the chord from the staff. For example, when I see “F-maj7” I immediately know the hand position of that chord because I’ve done what he said and practiced that chord. I can see my hand positioned on the keyboard for that chord and know what that reach feels like.
This approach makes SO much sense! Once I can match the mental image of a chord name, its hand position and its feel it will be a very simple matter to see an F on the staff with three notes above it and instantly have a mental image of where to place my hand on the keyboard and know the feel as I reach for the chord.
There’s a TON of excellent content here, all for the cost of two piano lessons. Once I’ve gone through this course, I’ll be able to go back to traditional lessons and really get something out of them. I HIGHLY recommend this course to any beginning student.
Pianoforall is one of the most popular online piano courses with over 100,000 students worldwide
Now ANYONE Can Learn Piano or Keyboard
Imagine being able to sit down at a piano and just PLAY – Ballads, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Ragtime, even amazing Classical pieces? Now you can… and you can do it in months not years without wasting money, time and effort on traditional Piano Lessons.
An Incredible Set of Videos and ebooks (9 books, 600 pages)
Pianoforall is specially designed to take complete beginners to an intermediate level faster than any other method. You start with popular rhythm style piano (think of artists like Lennon & McCartney, Elton John, Billy Joel, Barry Mannilow, Lionel Ritchie, Coldplay, Norah Jones and so on) which means you get to sound like a pro right from the start.
You then expand step-by-step into Ballad style, Blues, Jazz, Ragtime, Improvisation and creating your own melodies. You will even learn how to read music AS you learn how to ‘play-by-ear’ and eventually you will be able to play some amazing Classical pieces.
The course is divided into 9 very easy to follow sections:
Pianoforall is one of the only piano courses on Udemy that comes with exceptional supplemental material – each video has an accompanying PDF that you can print out and set on your keyboard. There is a complete PDF ebook at the end of each section. It’s very important to learn from printed instruction as well as video so that you can explore more written material after you finish the course.