Here's an easy video tool designed for older children and the adult hobbyist who wants to learn piano on their own.
Many parents use this book and DVD video to teach themselves Piano by Number, and then chords, which they later teach to their children.
It has become a favorite of adult hobbyists and parents who are homeschooling their children and want to teach them the rudiments of piano.
A foolproof checklist system guides you in gradual steps through the maze of beginning music theory. It's easy!
Most "teach yourself" piano books such as "Piano for Dummies" or "Play Piano in a Flash" go much too quickly for the average beginner, even adults, but the Piano by Number method is just right for older children and adults, as well as the youngest of children.
Piano by Number is easy to pick up entirely in a few minutes, and requires no special music reading skills to enjoy. Click here to try it online.
In Piano by Number, you'll put numbered stickers on your piano and then play familiar songs like Jingle Bells immediately (see a list below.) Anyone can do it!
Then you'll learn to play simple piano chords, (three piano keys played with the left hand) step by step, until you're able to play dozens of songs with both hands.
In this course, you slowly expand your expertise until you can play much more complicated and satisfying songs.
Many aspects of learning the piano are visual. Because almost all beginning piano methods rely on reading music rather than simple visual common sense, beginners often get frustrated.
Many piano methods seem friendly at first, but as soon as you start you realize that will have to become comfortable with reading music very quickly to follow the course. Anyone who has trouble reading music fluently may be lost immediately.
What if there were a piano method that didn’t initially require you to read music to begin playing songs and enjoying music at the piano? That’s what Piano by Number is.
We’ve found that a “visual” method works best at first, with both adults and kids, reserving reading music for later when you are more comfortable with the physical layout of the piano.
TEACH YOURSELF PIANO is a simple, foolproof beginner’s piano method that uses numbers and video to get you started playing piano with both hands, very quickly and with no frustration at all.
After you’ve learned to play right-hand melodies using Piano by Number, you’ll learn the basics of “chords,” which are groups of three keys played usually by the left hand.
There’s no need to read music at all as you begin your exploration of the piano and music theory.
Everything you learn in Piano by Number will be useful later when you start to read music.
The easy-to-follow format is put into lesson form, and the curriculum goes very slowly so that you can control your flow of learning.
There’s a convenient checklist with this assurance: if you understand the current lesson, you are definitely ready for the next one.
Since piano is a group of steps one must take to begin to play, it is important to have confidence in the path you are taking, and to follow each step until you are ready for the next. It's easy!
See also: PRESCHOOL PIANO PACKAGE: A selection of books for the youngest kids
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See also: ADULT PIANO PACKAGE: A selection of books for adult beginners
TEACH YOURSELF PIANO BOOK PACKAGE
TEACH YOURSELF PIANO Sturdily bound, durable, colorful 133 page illustrated song book, and removable numbered stickers.
Every book package order of TEACH YOURSELF PIANO includes a copy of I CAN READ MUSIC. This fun, easy-to-understand music activity book is the best way to start children reading music. Click here for sample pages. .
Every book package order of TEACH YOURSELF PIANO includes a FREE copy of the 56 minute DVD video from TEACH YOURSELF PIANO This video will have you playing chords (three piano keys played with the left hand) and fun, familiar songs with both hands right away. That's a $16.95 value free!
2 BOOKS and DVD VIDEO
TEACH YOURSELF PIANO BOOK PACKAGE $39.95
You can also purchase individual books $24.95
MORE DETAILED SAMPLE PAGES
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Teach Yourself Piano contains the following songs with chord symbols: