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Hello.

Could you bring me some useful informations about a good program for teaching piano yourself?

I found something from Voyetra software (Teach me piano) Do you know betters programs. What's your opinion about "teach me piano"?

Thanks a lot.
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Hi Marron, welcome to the forum. I am afraid I am unfamiliar with the Voyetra software. You may want to try searching the archives (click on the "search" function at top of the page). You should also search for "self teaching," "self-teaching," "teaching resources" and other related terms. There are a lot of do-it-yourself programs out there. My main advice is don't buy or sign up for anything that costs a lot money unless you have solid references from satisfied customers that it was worth it.

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I've seen a lot of folks recommend the "Alfred's" series of piano books. I seen a piece of software at a Guitar Center two-days ago that had the Alfred's logo stamped on it. Maybe their software is similar to their books?


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Hi Marron:

Welcome to the forum.

There's some real sorry software out there.
However the "musition2" demo looked real good.
Try this link Musition 2
It's not cheap, but seems to be the best I've found. Download the Demo and try it out, you decide.

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PS my money would buy the "Sudnow" course!


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for the mac practica musica is about the only game in town. i've been using the free 'Intervals' for ear training, it works fine.


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Hi Marron,

I started myself using the "Teach me Piano" soft from Voyetra. I bought it because it was said being the best software available for learning the piano, and why would I need a teacher, right ?

The basics of music theory are explained and the pieces (a nice selection) become difficult at an early stage.

But when I finally went to a teacher it was clear that important parts are missing. I wasn't playing legato, no dynamics, hammering my fingers on the piano, ... Those things aren't mentioned at all, although they are very important (certainly the legato part)

In other words, we decided to start from the beginning again.

If you are serious about piano playing, please get yourself a teacher. I wouldn't believe it in the beginning, but now I can say it makes an enormous difference!


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What are your intentions - what style do you want to learn? Classical, pop, etc. Do you want beginning piano playing, music theory, play-by-ear, sight-reading, etc. Or just a good beginner piano program to help you get a start? What's your music background and what kind of music do you like?
What's your setup? Keyboard, piano, computer, etc.
There is so much out there - software, books, video recordings, online programs, private lessons, etc. You can spend anywhere from a few dollars for a book to hundreds and thousands (over time) for private lessons. It's important to have a good idea of what you are trying to learn, and what your budget is.

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While 'Musition2' looked interesting, I don't think it's intended to teach piano. It looks more like a supplement to lessons.

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The price is certainly reasonable on the Voyetra product. You'd need a digital keyboard with weighted keys...

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Thank you for all responses!

So, I want buy Yamaha CVP-305 for me and my children! I played a little when I was yound. I love classical. I need a program for remind all I forgot. It's only for begining... (I think one day a theacher will be indispenable) I fell love in this piano! - cvp305 and midi possibilities also!
I'm impressed of your forum - plenty of very useful informations for me.

see you...
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I'm not familiar w/the CVP-305. Is it touch sensitive w/weighted keys?

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I started with Teach me Piano too, and as one of the sources of information and music it is not that bad.

The software consists of some theory and a lot of practise sessions (usually some short song). Each practise session consists of three sections: only rythm, only the notes , and then combining the two. Each section can be divided into right hand, left hand , and then hands together. I have mainly used it to learn to read the score.

What I do like is the list of songs included. It is not your typical childrens song but really some nice (simplified) versions of 'real' music.


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