Teach yourself Piano – Pianoforall Review

Teach yourself Piano - Pianoforall Review

Teach yourself Piano – Pianoforall Review

Hey, Roy here,

You’re reading my uncensored review of what I really thought about Pianoforall. Note that this a review though, if you’re looking for Pianoforall’s website then click here.

Why am I writing this? Well, when I was thinking about buying Pianoforall, there
weren’t many real reviews around for online piano training so I thought I’d write one quickly to help any of you who are in the same position I was. But be warned, I’ll be going into both the good and the bad points, so if that’s something you might not want to hear, then you may as well leave now.

I was considering taking piano lessons again as an adult. I thought it would be a great creative outlet and would challenge me, plus I could learn some new music. However, I had concerns about work/life balance and whether I can parent/work/help with homework/exercise/juggle it all effectively.

That’s when I was on a search to learn piano online. I didn’t know if there was online teaching or if there was a system to teach yourself piano. I was new again and couldn’t remember how to read sheet music. In my online piano keyboard search I found Pianoforall.

Pianoforall loads onto your computer in a series of ebooks with videos embedded within that is used to teach yourself piano online. It is a somewhat piano software that teaches you chords, which is apparently the way to go for beginners who would like to plunge right into “playing” the piano. Pianoforall explains things in writing, which you can review again and again, and then demonstrates with video embedded in the ebooks. The ebooks explain about middle C, flats, scales, etc., but I think that someone who knows a little more than an absolute novice would do a little better understanding and following the lessons.

The easiest and best way I found to learn to play piano online was take your laptop and place it on top of your piano to read, view the videos, and duplicate the movements at your piano. I have an electronic piano with a flat top that can hold my laptop.

Load Pianoforall now on your laptop: http://learningpianosoftware.com/download

I know a guitarist who had always been petrified of taking up the keyboard as a serious instrument. 99% of methods out there are all note based, whereas Pianoforall is about showing you different styles, mostly based on chords, which is what 99.9% of songwriting/composing is anyway. There are dozens of shortcuts to help you learn about how to play various chords, inversions, etc.

I’ve never endorsed any piano product because most of them I dropped like a hot potato, but Pianoforall is a godsend. Here is the best line the guitarist said, “If I had this when I was younger, I definitely would have become a keyboard player rather than a guitarist…. but it’s not too late. The prospect of becoming quite proficient, very quickly, is on the cards”. He was practicing 2-3hrs/day, but that’s only because this method is so much fun to learn. Pianoforall is supported in each section by learning songs, not your typical ‘Happy Birthday’ nonsense, but contemporary, relevant, and studious material, ie. Beatles, Eagles, Carpenters, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Oasis, Coldplay, and more. Based on this approach alone, this method is well worth its cost.

And talking about cost, it’s a no-brainer. You can download Pianoforall direct to your PC and be using this method within 5 minutes.

My only gripe is that I wanted some MIDI tracks to play through my keyboard, but the audio files are embedded in the ebooks. But anyone reviewing this comment should understand that the more important videos included in the course, which really moves one along in the learning process are separate and can be played with any player which plays .mov files. As far as the course is concerned I learned more about piano and music in general and gained more from this learning than any other piano course I’ve ever tried.

If you are remotely serious about becoming a well versed piano keyboard player, whether you want to be a keyboard player in a band, write your own songs, or even start to seriously compose on the piano, this method is for you. If you want a solid music education and teach yourself piano, this is the place to start, and you won’t need to enhance your skills with any other product. This is the only product you will need. Ever! What more can I say!

Try today and let me know what you think. Best way to learn how to play the piano online http://learningpianosoftware.com/download

Piano/Keyboard…Which is better?

Piano/Keyboard...Which is better?

Piano/Keyboard…Which is better?

Piano or Keyboard if you want to learn to play piano?  I would preferably– have BOTH!

Real pianos are wonderful, yet the one huge disadvantage is that you can’t turn the volume down.  So with a piano you often wind up playing for the next-door neighbors. With a keyboard you could put on some headphones and play whatever turns you on. You could experiment, make mistakes and also play silly sounds as well as play something a thousand times without driving other people crazy.

What Piano should you choose?

If you are buying a piano, it is more suitable to purchase an overstrung piano not a straight strung!  Exactly how can you tell?  Lift the top lid of the piano and you should see the tuning pins at the top of the piano. If the tuning pins are equally spaced along the pin block as well as the strings are all parallel and upright, this is a straight strung piano.  If there is a group of tuning pins at the left and a separate group at the right and the strings cross over in a X shape, this is an overstrung piano. Also get a tuner to check it out. I bought a piano once that needed to have the wood treated because all the pins (that tighten the strings) were coming loose very quickly after being tuned.  It was a disaster!

What Keyboard should you choose?

Do you really want a keyboard that sounds as well as feels like a Piano?  Then you’re looking for a keyboard or Digital Piano with WEIGHTED keys. Listen closely to the piano sound.  Do not be bamboozled by all the various other buttons.  If you want something portable then you are definitely looking for a keyboard. Personally I would still look for one with weighted keys.  I hate the feel of light, plastic keys.

Get a keyboard with a minimum of 61 keys.  Anything less and you will be yearning for more keys after a few days. Likewise ensure to get a sustain pedal.  A keyboard is absolutely a dead point without one. Without a sustain pedal, as soon as you lift your finger off a key the sound stops dead.  With a piano at the very least the strings vibrate for a second or two and the difference is fairly noticeable.

Once you decide piano keyboard, I found the best online piano training. I had learned to play piano as a child and quit playing in my teens. Now several years later, I bought a piano and purchased several books. This course is one of the best and so easy to follow.  It is well laid out and Robin is extraordinarily responsive to any and all questions.  In short I highly recommend it, whether you are just starting out or starting over.

Piano/Keyboard…Which is better?  Now it’s time for you to decide.


Teach yourself Piano online

Teach yourself Piano online

The piano is a unique and interesting instrument and is a lot of fun to play. While you may think that it is impossible to become good without years and years of extensive piano lessons, that is not the case. One of the most asked questions I’ve heard is “Can you teach yourself piano online?” With some simple musical knowledge about the notes, keys and chords and with some extra free time, you can teach yourself piano.

Most people use 1 of 5 methods to learn how to play the piano. The 5 main methods used daily are hire an instructor, instructional books, learning to play keyboard, tapes & dvd’s, and playing piano by ear. All of these methods are tried and true but I wanted to discover a way to save time and money and learn at my pleasure.

Was there such a thing as online piano lessons that worked? Is there an online way to learn to read music? Are you looking for more than piano for dummies?

I was a little skeptical about taking piano lessons online, but I wanted to play so bad and I didn’t have the time to go to scheduled classes. So I thought I’ll try one of those DVD lessons. The first 2 weren’t too bad, but I found it hard to grasp and follow the lessons. Then I tried Pianoforall. What a difference! Robin is an awesome teacher. The lessons are beautifully laid out and easy to follow. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.