Above you'll find a still image from Lesson #1 of TEACH YOURSELF PIANO STEP BY STEP (ISBN # 0-9718936-3-2).
The 56 minute video contains complete easy-to-follow setup directions. Each video scene is numbered so that you can easily refer to the 132 page song book which is available as a companion to the video as a separate item.
The image above is the first thing you'll see, even before you set up your piano with numbered stickers.
In the above scene you'll play every white key on your piano, following the hand on the screen. Unlike many "teach yourself music" videos, there is no high-personality narrator on the soundtrack to confuse you as you play along.
The graphics on the screen and the human hand are enough information to guide you carefully.
The only audio is the sound of the piano, so that you can play along, or watch, without the presence of needless narrators, hosts, or soundtracks.
Everything you need to see is on the screen, everything you need to hear is on the audio.
Several moments later in this fun video you'll play every black key on the piano, following the hand on the screen.
It's easy to follow when all the information you need is printed on the screen and you can follow a human hand doing the motions.
You'll also notice that the hand is using only the index finger. We advocate using whatever finger is comfortable until you start to feel comfortable with the geography of the piano. Only then should you worry about what finger to use.
It's far more important to get the general idea of piano playing than be restricted by concepts like fingering or rhythm: start with finding the correct piano keys, and then proceed to fingering and rhythm.
It's a formula for success proven by the experience of countless children and adults!
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