I have to admit I was a little sceptical myself. I mean Piano lessons have worked for many years and why would you do anything else? I'm sure piano lessons are very effective and I don't think there is anything wrong with taking them to teach myself piano. But is there an alternative if you can't afford $20 - $50 an hour for lessons or simply can't work with a music teacher's schedule? Well, you can always by a music book and try to figure it out that way. But I wanted to try a more modern method.
What a great gift to give your children an appreciation of music by playing the piano in your home. It's a great way of exposing your children to beautiful music. I think it's really cool when piano players play current, popular music on the piano. It really draws a greater interest for the youth in piano playing. You can also teach your children how to play the piano yourself.
If you will find a book or any other reference that features piano for beginners, you will have an idea on how to position your hands on the piano keyboard and how to play basic tunes. You can start from there and then gradually progress as you master each basic technique. Take your time in learning how each note and key is played. As you become more and more familiar with the positions of each note, you become better in reading and playing other musical compositions for piano.
The guidebook is important. It should be able to teach you the basic things such as the notes, the chords, the grand staff, and all the different basic things you need to learn and memorize before attempting to play the piano music.
We may not all be singers, but we can take a lesson from imitating their style. If we follow a few simple techniques: think about words and phrasing, vary the dynamics, use contrast, vary the melody, and make a song uniquely ours we can sound much more professional.