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Old 07-24-2009, 01:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Learning to play the keyboard?

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

edit: w/ correct fingerings
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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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Old 07-24-2009, 09:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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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