Hey everyone, Jacques Hopkins here, creator of PianoIn21Days.com and in this video I’m going to tell the #1 mistake I see beginners make on the piano and how you’re gonna avoid it. You see the very first thing to learn when you’re learning how to play piano is simply the names of each key and there really are only 12 keys you need to learn because each section of 12 keys just repeats itself over and over again on the piano. And the big mistake that I see over and over again is that people typically don’t truly know the names of the keys before they move on to the next topic. They usually know where the C E is and they can find everything else from there but they don’t truly learn the actual keys on their own.
I can put a G sharp, let’s see, C D E F G sharp, there we go. Okay let’s compare these to the days of the week. Could you imagine if I ask you to tell me for example about the Wednesday, and you didn’t know anything about Wednesday unless you started counting from Sunday. Okay let’s see, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday! Wednesday is the 4th day of the week, its right after Tuesday and right before Thursday. No, that would be silly! Without much thought about it you know that Wednesday is this the middle week day that comes right after Tuesday, it comes before Thursday. You don’t need to start counting at Sunday or Monday to figure out what the heck Wednesday is or where it falls within the week. If you’re just starting out on the piano or keyboard, you really need to think about the names of the keys the same way you think about the days of the week. If I ask you to play an F you shouldn’t have to start at C and make your way up to an F. you just should know automatically. Okay F, you got the group of 3 black keys, okay it’s the white key just to the left of any group of 3 black keys. You need to know what F is on its own and not just its relationship back to C. By not making the names of the keys all second nature for you, you really run into problems down the road when you try to play songs, when using chords then switching one chord to another.
So when you’re learning how to play piano or keyboard, please make sure that the names of the keys are second nature for you before moving on to anything else. And when you are ready to move on to what’s next, I have free eBook waiting for you. This eBook is going to show you how you can play many of your favourite pop songs in just 8 days from now. So to grab that just click on the image of the eBook on this video or click the link on the description below