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The Best Introduction to Music: Beginner Piano Lessons

Music is an integral part of culture across the world. It’s an interactive art form which is ever expanding and evolving; no matter who you are or where you’re from, you probably have a favorite song or genre.

You might prefer smooth jazz, hard rock, classical compositions or even simple melodies. You may listen to music to relax, to work out, or to celebrate. Some people feel more productive at work when music is playing, or feel like chores are far more fun with music. However you listen, there’s no doubt that music is entwined with our world and daily routines.

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Expressing Creativity with Piano

Piano is one of humanity’s timeless arts. It’s an instrument that people have been playing for hundreds of years, and while the music, technology, and styles change over time, what stays constant is the spirit of expression—whether you’re playing on a grand piano or a digital keyboard.

The piano was invented by an Italian man named Bartolomeo Cristofori during the 1700s. However, the instrument that he would have played is substantially different from what we know today. The first noticeable difference is that modern pianos have 88 keys, compared to 54 on the earliest versions. Early models were criticized by musicians and composers such as Bach, but by the 1800s, the piano had become one of the most important instruments in Western music. Since that time, it has been played widely by both musical professionals, such as composers, and amateurs who pursue it as a hobby.

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Piano Lessons for Beginners – Try an Approach that Actually Works for Regular People

Piano Lessons for Beginners

For the last few years, I’ve been noticing a lot of interest online in piano lessons for beginners. In fact, there are thousands of adults looking for a way to learn how to play the piano – even if they’ve never taken a single lesson before. Since you’ve found your way here, maybe you’re one of them.

If so, you’ve come to the right place! Get comfortable and keep reading, because I’m about to tell you everything you need to know about piano lessons for beginners. Not only that, I’m going to help you figure out what type of beginner piano lessons could be best for you. Here we go!

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Make You Feel My Love Piano Cover by Jacques Hopkins (Adele, Bob Dylan)

In today’s post, we have a tune that holds appeal to the fans of multiple artists past and present: my Make You Feel My Love piano cover.

Cultural icon Bob Dylan wrote and originally released this song in 1997. His version was known for its quietly plaintive vocals and sparse guitar instrumentation.

Then the 1990’s, artists including Billy Joel and Garth Brooks put out various interpretations. The song also made the rounds on several TV shows and movies. Since then, Make You Feel My Love has moved into new territory through covers by younger artists as well.

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The #1 Mistake Beginners Make When Learning Piano

In this post I’m here to tell you about a classic blunder that affects far too many new piano students. In fact, this is probably the number one mistake beginners make when learning the piano.

By the time you’re done reading this post, you may have figured out that you are making this same mistake yourself! But don’t worry, I’m also going to tell you a simple way to avoid this problem – so that you can get playing the piano with ease

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Piano Chord Inversions & 2 Reasons You’d Ever Want To Use Them

I’m glad you’ve clicked on this post. I’m about to share my tips with you on how and why to use piano chord inversions.

Now, you might not know what that means, or maybe you’re a bit hazy on how to incorporate inversions into your piano-playing. But never fear – from here on I’m going to break this topic down into a few simple components. Let’s get started!

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5 Reasons Online Piano Lessons Can Work For You

Online piano lessons are growing in popularity as technology continues to advance and as people get busier and busier and have less time for scheduled in-person lessons. But is learning piano online as effective as the traditional route? Here are 5 reasons I say YES!

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The 4 Ways to Learn How to Play Piano & Which Way is the Best for You

So you decided to take the plunge and learn how to play your piano or keyboard? Maybe you tried before and it didn’t stick or maybe you have never even touched a piano or keyboard before. Either way, make sure you are picking the right way for you to learn the piano. Most people don’t realize there are different ways to learn to play so it’s important to understand what the different options are and to determine ahead of time what the best way to learn piano is for you.

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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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