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Do I Need 88 Keys to Learn Piano?

When you’re just getting started on the piano or keyboard, you have a lot of questions. Most of them are probably about how to actually learn to play. Another common question I hear is about the instrument itself. After all, not everyone has an acoustic piano or a baby grand sitting in their living room…. Read More

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Is Piano Harder Than Guitar?

It’s a question I see again and again in my inbox: “Jacques, I want to learn piano or guitar, but I can’t decide. What should I do first? Is piano harder than guitar?” In 2019, people spent over $600,000,000 on pianos and stringed instruments including guitars in the U.S. alone (1). Clearly, a lot of… Read More

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Learn Piano In 21 Minutes

Learn Piano In 4 Minutes

The fact that you’ve clicked on this post means one of two things. You’re either trying to figure out how you can learn piano fast, OR you think it can’t be done. Well guess what, with my approach to piano playing, you really can learn to play your favorite songs – simply and quickly! I’ll show you everything you need to know, including my example of John Legend’s All of Me Piano ballad.

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Choosing Piano For A Beginner | Piano In 21 Days

So you want to learn piano, and there’s a great big hurdle standing in your way. You don’t have anything to play on! Obviously, you’re going to have to get your hands on a piano or keyboard. And there are a lot of options to pick from – so many that choosing just one is… Read More

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How to Learn Piano Chords

So, you want to learn piano chords. Like most people these days, you decided to start the process with a good ol’ Google search. And that makes sense, because there is a smorgasbord of piano information and resources out there on the internet. All you have to do is type in “chords” or “piano chords”… Read More

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Guide to Playing the Piano for Beginners

If you are looking for a simple and straightforward guide to piano for beginners, congratulations – you have come to the right place. And I’m glad you’re here! Because the more I share my approach to piano, the more I get to see normal people like you and me enjoying it. I’m all about helping… Read More

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Best Easy Piano Songs for Beginners

If you want to find easy piano songs that are relatively simple to play, you need to look somewhere other than classical tunes. But not to worry – there are plenty of other options out there. Let’s dive into the process of finding, learning, and enjoying easy piano songs. Simple Chords, How Many Songs? Here’s… Read More

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Introduction to How to Read Sheet Music (For Piano)

I’m often asked how to read sheet music, but if you’ve spent some time on my website or YouTube channel, you might have been surprised to see the title of this post. I’m pretty openly in favor of a simpler, chord-based approach to read piano. The main appeal of my resources isn’t how to read… Read More

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How to Label Keys

How To Label Keys On A Piano or Keyboard

Picture this: you decide that you’re finally ready to really learn piano. You buy a keyboard or piano, but you’re a beginner. So you’re probably wondering, what’s your next step? Learn the keys of course! But looking at a bunch of similar-looking keys can be overwhelming.   If you’re like many people, you may soon… Read More

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