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How to Play “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran with my 5-Step Song-Learning Process
In this blog post I’m going to teach you to play “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran: but not the traditional way with sheet music or just memorizing notes on your keyboard. Instead, I’ll use my 5-step song-learning process to go through this song exactly the way I would learn it if I’d never played it before…. Read MoreVIEW FULL POST
What Piano Chords are in Every Song?
According to Google, lots of people want to know: what piano chords are in every song? If you’re here, you’re probably one of those people. Maybe you’ve just bought your first keyboard. Maybe you’ve been taking lessons for a while and are still confused about how to play chords. Or maybe you are looking for… Read MoreVIEW FULL POST
Smooth Chord Transitions
There’s a mistake I see new students making all the time. They go through the process of learning the 12 repeating notes on their keyboards, and they begin to get familiar with chord formulas. But then when they have to put that knowledge together, they start having trouble with chord transitions. Moving between the chords… Read MoreVIEW FULL POST
How Long Does It Take To Learn Piano Online?
Time – we never have enough of it. No matter what’s going on in the world, your family, or your day-to-day routine, it’s likely that you’ve been putting some things off because you feel you don’t have enough time for them. In fact, that’s the number one issue I hear about from people who are… Read MoreVIEW FULL POST
Is it Possible to Learn Piano Online?
Once upon a time, if you wanted to learn piano you had very few options. You could take a class, hire a tutor, or try to muddle through the process on your own. Those were your only choices… and then the internet was invented! (And eventually YouTube!) Amazing! Suddenly, you could find tutorials and blogs… Read MoreVIEW FULL POST
What is the Best Way to Learn Piano Online?
You probably already know this: music makes life better. If you’ve ever been stuck in car with no stereo or tried to clean up your house in complete silence, you know what I mean. And not everyone is content to just listen to music. If you’re here, you’re probably thinking about how to play tunes… Read MoreVIEW FULL POST
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 MoreVIEW FULL POST
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 MoreVIEW FULL POST
Learn How to Play All of Me on 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.VIEW FULL POST