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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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3 Ways to Make Piano Practice Fun

The idea of learning piano can be fun at first, but after playing the instrument every day, many found that there is only frustration left. The fact is, practice is challenging and sometimes laborious. You have to learn hard skills, break down complicated passages, and repeat so that you don’t forget everything. Let’s not forget to mention the annoyance of messing up a piece you have practiced a hundred times.

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What are the Pros and Cons of Learning to Play by Ear?

Many pianists out there suggest that the best method to learn piano is by listening to the music and playing it by ear. Some even believe that this is an important skill to adopt – Joel Forrester, a jazz pianist and composer, did consider that being taught how to play by ear is very important to a jazz musician.

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Modern Piano Lessons For Beginners

Every piano player was a beginner at some point and started the journey with basic lessons. For some, these lessons were the worst since they were filled with boring and hard to understand music theories. If given a choice, they would probably choose not to study all of these lessons again. 

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Play the Piano in 3 Weeks

Enrolling in the right course that uses the right method for you is only one half of the work. There are other contributing factors you must take into account to learn to play the piano fast.

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Top (Easy) Pop Songs to Play on the Piano

Below is a list of familiar pop songs in their piano covers. Each song offers the beginner a chance to practice the piano chords and various piano skills that they have learned. All the songs below are reasonably popular songs that should be easy to recognize once you get the hang of playing them.

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Take Your First Steps to Playing the Piano

Sometimes, people who want to learn the piano get disheartened by the hurdles and give up on the idea of learning how to play the piano. However, if you are passionate enough and stick to your own plans, you could learn piano easily and even without an offline teacher. So, if you are looking for easiest way to learn piano, read the tips given below and implement them. 

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What Does Learning to Play the Piano Do For You

Admit it. We have all been fascinated with the piano as a musical instrument at least once in our life. Additionally, if you were lucky enough to touch a keyboard and try out some odd notes, it might have made you think, “want to learn the piano someday.  

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Should You Learn to Play by Ear?

When you heard a pianist play the piano for the first time, or watched someone play your favorite song on the piano, you may have asked yourself, “Can anyone learn to play the piano?”. The answer to that very question is yes. Anyone can learn to play the piano, whether they are children, adults, or elderly.

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Is It Possible For Anyone Learn to Play the Piano?

When you heard a pianist play the piano for the first time, or watched someone play your favorite song on the piano, you may have asked yourself, “Can anyone learn to play the piano?”. The answer to that very question is yes. Anyone can learn to play the piano, whether they are children, adults, or elderly.

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Have You Ever Wanted to Learn Piano?

Many people have different reasons to why they want to learn piano. The piano is a great instrument to learn about all the various styles, genres, and overall sound it offers the pianist. Nothing beats going for a fun jazzy number like Ella Fitzgerald's Hard Hearted Hannah (The Vamp of Savannah) or a punk rock Clash I Fought The Law and The Law Won cover on piano. If you are into film music, Hans Zimmer's The Organ of Davy Jones is another great piece of music.

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Learn to Play the Piano as an Adult

Although they love the instrument, many adults say “No” to learning piano stating reasons such as don’t have enough time or are too tired from other schedules. However, deep down inside, the only reason that actually keeps them from having fun with the piano is that they are afraid they can’t learn to play.  

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Online Piano Lessons Accelerate Your Learning

This is one of the reasons many people are turning towards online piano lessons, to learn piano basics, notes, chords, and songs from the comfort of their homes, without being worried about clashing with their instructors or having to fight through rush hour traffic to get there. 

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How Music Can Affect the Way We Think

In every civilization, music has been used to tell stories, express feelings, and communicate values. The hold music has on us, as people, is deeply rooted in our consciousness. Every person has preferences as to the type of music they enjoy. Every situation has a soundtrack which can change the way we perceive or remember events. Piano lessons for beginners are a popular way for many people to tap into the musical world. 

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Learn to Play the Piano in Your Free Time

What you intend to do with your piano skills will determine what kind of route you will need to take.

If you plan to use your piano skills to gain income or scholarships for school, then a more traditional learning method for the piano may better suit you.

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Start Learning the Piano Today

Learning how to play the piano can seem hard for those beginning or for those who used to play and forgot over time. Here are a few tips and techniques for learning the fastest way to play the piano.

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Is Music Theory Essential to Learning How to Play the Piano?

Treble clef, bass clef, and musical notes, oh my! For any beginner new to music, the previous clefs and other music theory notations may seem hard to learn or very confusing.

Don't fret though, you won't need to learn music theory to play the piano.

There are a few ways in which you can easily play your favorite tune on the piano without music theory.  All it takes is a little practice, your ears, and a piano.

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Easy Songs to Play on Piano by Genre

The piano is an incredible musical instrument and is very versatile. Many genres utilize the piano across all styles of music. Nothing makes the piano more fun to learn than the ability to play music from your favorite genre. Below is a list of songs we think you may like from favorite types of music.

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Easy First Steps to Learning the Piano

1.) Getting familiar with the notes and piano keys
A typical piano on average has eighty-eight piano keys, sometimes less. The white keys are the various octaves of the musical alphabet (A, B, C, D, E, F, G) and the black keys, which are in a pattern of twos and threes across the piano keyboard, are the sharps and flats of these notes. An example of a sharp should read as #, and a flat should read as ♭.

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The Basics of Chord Inversions

Piano chord inversions are the different ways which you can arrange the notes in a chord. For instance, if you play three notes (a triad), then there are three inversions you can play for that chord. If you play four notes, then there are four chord inversions. If you play five notes, then there are five possible chord inversions.

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The Most Efficient Way to Learn Piano

The Most Efficient Way to Learn Piano Memorizing the notes, scaling the music, starting with your favorite song, recognizing notes, chord inversions –  a million ways to learn how to play the piano. Each of these methods depends on the how quickly can you pick up on things. It also depends on how good a teacher you have. Nevertheless, all these…

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Top Modern Songs to Play on the Piano

Below is a list of familiar pop songs in their piano covers. Each song offers the beginner a chance to practice the piano chords and various piano skills that they have learned. All the songs below are reasonably popular songs that should be easy to recognize once you get the hang of playing them.

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Is It Possible To Teach Yourself Piano?

Often in life, you need to choose your own path. When that happens, you trust yourself and your ability to learn or pick up things along the way. Learning music is one such endeavor, which you can do yourself. However, the bigger question here is can you teach yourself piano? The answer is if you are hardworking and have an inherent desire to see things through, then yes you can. As for others, who don’t have an innate desire, well, all you need is a push in the correct direction, and you would be able to teach yourself whatever you want.

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6 Ways To Maximize Your Piano Learning Experience (For Beginners)

6 Ways To Maximize Your Piano Learning Experience (For Beginners) Many people who take online piano lessons and even traditional classes end up feeling stuck because they don’t know how to maximize their learning experience in-between and during lessons. No matter what skill you’re learning, there are always plateaus to overcome. Knowing how to power…

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How to Find the Best Online Piano Classes for You

47% of the world’s people use the internet, which means every time you are online, you are definitely not alone. An explosion of information came with the development of the internet. Now, there is no limitation to what people can learn – even how to play the piano. You can find tons of free resources just by doing a quick Google search, and, if you don’t feel like separating the wheat from the chaff, there are online courses. It’s safe to say that online learning is the future of education.

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What Are Chord Inversions?

When you are playing piano or any keyboard, you need to use your fingers with perfect ease. However, when you play with the root at the bottom, you’d need to shift your fingers around, and sometimes cross them to play the treble notes. While this can be done easily with continuous practice, the tone emitted from that might not be too pleasant and sound chopped off.

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How to Learn Piano On Your Own?

A piano is an excellent musical instrument which is easy to learn and easy to play, compared to other musical instruments around. Contrary to conventional belief, learning to play the piano is not that hard, especially if you learn how to read musical notes and practice regularly. All you need to learn is a bit of information about chords, keys and when to use which note. You can also take the help of a piano teacher, who will speed up the entire process. However, if you want, you can also learn on your own. So, here’s the best way to learn piano on your own, and all you need to do is follow them.

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Easy Pop Song To Play On The Piano

Playing your favorite song on the piano is not that difficult, even if you are a novice in the piano playing domain. What matters is your passion and how hard are you willing to work to fulfill it. At the end of the day, you can start off with the songs you enjoy and move on from there. Other than that, we have prepared a list of cool songs to play on the piano, which you can check out.

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Learning to Play Modern Piano Songs

Learning to Play Modern Piano Songs Songs are a part of piano practice sessions. When you take traditional piano lessons, as a beginner, you will likely meet two types of song: children songs, like Mary Had a Little Lamb or Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, and classical pieces from prolific composers like Mozart, Bach, Chopin.   Have you ever wanted to change that?   Instead…

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Learn to Play Piano as An Adult

Learn to Play Piano as An Adult Often, we have the misconception that playing the piano is only for kids, and this misconception makes you ask, “can I play the piano anymore?” The answer is yes; you can play or learn to play even when you are an adult. The only thing you need is commitment, which only requires some time out of your schedule…

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Do I Need to Learn Music Theory to Play Piano?

Learning any musical instrument takes time, patience, and the ability to read musical notes. If you don’t know what the notes say, you can never play them. However, this does not mean that you need to memorize all the technical details of music theory and how it plays out. So, if you are asking yourself “Do I need to learn music theory to play the piano?” then you should read on.

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Learning to Play the Piano: In Person or Online?

Learning to Play the Piano: In Person or Online? There are many reasons to prefer learning piano at home rather than signing up for class, such as not wanting to spend time or money on driving or liking to learn in private. If among those seeking a simple way to learn piano at home, there are two options: hire an in-person teacher…

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Modern Piano Lessons for Beginners

Music is a universal language that narrates our lives and piano ranks among the most impressive. The melodies transcend words and invoke raw emotions when used fluently, but you must learn the language first. This realization is when many people consider taking piano lessons for beginners. 

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We Found the Best Pop Songs to Play on Piano

If you have been trying to play songs on the piano, you should know that such a timeless instrument doesn’t have to be limited to classicalThere are numerous benefits of playing pop songs on the piano, and it doesn’t hurt that playing a pop song on piano is pleasant to the ears. When you play pop songs on the piano, you can keep your listeners intrigued as they hear songs they listen to everyday played in a different tune. So, if you are interested in playing pop songs, read on, because we have a list of the best pop songs to play on piano for you. 

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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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