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Old 07-24-2009, 01:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 27 key keyboard, and I've never really learned to play it, and I really want to. In the past I've used tabs, but it only gives you the melody, so I think it would just be more fufilling to just learn how to play it.
I want to learn on my own at home. I don't know where to start, and I've tried online lessons but I just can't find one that really makes sense to me.
If anyone can help me get started and teach me the basics, that would be great. Or if anyone can send me a link to a good online class (free, preferably) where I could learn, that would also be wonderful.

Thanks for any help.

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Old 07-24-2009, 01:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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And scales

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Old 07-24-2009, 03:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Know your notes first. Know where middle C is. Than, understand the use of numbers to represent scales. (In a C scale, C is 1, D is 2, E is 3, F is 4, G is 5, A is 6, B is 7, and you get to a C an octave higher and that is 8.) Sometimes it goes higher, but 8 is generally the magic number. Than, you learn chords, and then... and and... gah, too much text.

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I'm a university music student and also teach a little bit, and the problem with online music lessons is that they are not as hands on as traditional lessons. They work if you keep at it, though. 27 keys isn't really a lot to work with, but it's great for a beginner like you. When I took piano lessons as a kid I learned on a real piano, 88 keys and all, but the main focus was on the middle section of the keyboard, which is probably about 40 keys.

I don't know of anything online as I've never used those lessons, but keep looking I'm sure you'll find something! An alternative to that is to look through classifieds and ads - usually university or college music students teach their instrument to get experience and they will advertise there. Students usually have really low rates, sometimes unbelievably low. I'm a flute player and teacher, so I probably won't be of much help to you!
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Old 06-22-2021, 01:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I just wanted to drop a line a recommend a platform that I used to learn how to play piano online. La touch musical is one of the popular educational tools for keyboard beginners and advanced users. The program teaches you keyboard techniques such as striking notes, pedaling, and finger placements.
The program has several lesson modules that help you develop piano playing skills fast. The program can be downloaded for free. This application and lessons, simple and easy to understand, will teach you how to play the piano online.
From my experience, it’s not hard to start to learn to play the piano yourself. The hardest part is to try to find a good source of knowledge with the possibility to practice a lot and track your results with the option to correct mistakes. In this case, and here a virtual keyboard can help a lot. The great advantage that it’s free and you can start anytime.
Another advantage of practicing with a such keyboard is that it makes it easier to move from one song to another. When you are using a keyboard, you can play anywhere you want. You can even play a song that you downloaded on your keyboard!
With online keyboard courses for piano, you can practice the piano every day. Practice makes perfect, right?
Well, when you are learning to play the piano, learning should always be perfect. Remember that you do not have to spend any money on learning piano online. This keyboard is free and so easy to use, you can practice as many times as you want.
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Old 06-22-2021, 08:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a 27 key keyboard, and I've never really learned to play it, and I really want to. In the past I've used tabs, but it only gives you the melody, so I think it would just be more fufilling to just learn how to play it.
I want to learn on my own at home. I don't know where to start, and I've tried online lessons but I just can't find one that really makes sense to me.
If anyone can help me get started and teach me the basics, that would be great. Or if anyone can send me a link to a good online class (free, preferably) where I could learn, that would also be wonderful.

Thanks for any help.

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  • If you are just starting out, you're going to need to know which keys are which, and then you need to learn to read notes.
  • For keys, just learn to memorize. In the worst case, you can put stickers on the keys.
  • For learning to read notes, there are plenty of apps on your phone where you can use flashcards to learn while you're sitting around.
  • Once you feel like you're ok, I'd recommend getting a book for beginners like Level 1 - Lesson Book: Piano Adventures
It's curated to walk you up through learning at a pace that has been shown to work. And it's going to be less frustrating if you do something just outside of your progression rather than something insanely hard.

When I was learning, I would write the letter above the note, so if you're getting tripped up in certain places, you could always do that. Good luck.
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Old 07-05-2021, 02:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I want to play the keyboard top.
Thanx for all the tips.
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Old 07-09-2021, 12:11 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Of course! The best thing you can do to learn is to watch lots of YouTube videos on technique, scales and more exercises.

You will surely find what you are looking for, but it takes a lot of patience to learn.
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