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Re: Piano For All [Re: Dave123] #1163280
03/15/09 05:49 PM
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At this rate, we'll see whether Lee retires first, or Robin retires first! smile


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Re: Piano For All [Re: joehempel] #1723493
07/30/11 12:20 PM
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I actually tried this one. Helped me pretty good, but I'm a newbie smirk Are you speaking about this one?

Re: Piano For All [Re: fjules] #1723671
07/30/11 06:53 PM
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I have just joined the party, and Piano For All is working fine. Just one warning: dont use it with Opera browser. One can read the books there, but when I try to play a video, the computer is dead, and must be restarted. It works fine in Internet explorer, but a bit slow. Firefox would probably be faster, but I have not managed to run it there yet.
I am a bit beyond the beginning stage, and have all the material I need, but it is always smart to try a new approach. The program contains so much, and some of it is pretty advanced, so you can just use whatever you want. Chords, blues, jazz and classic will be my thing.Looking forward to dig into it.

Re: Piano For All [Re: joehempel] #1908971
06/05/12 06:11 PM
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I just started Piano For All. I'm a senior citizen and I'd already gotten into "book 3" in more traditional Adult methods like Alfred and Piano Adventures, but I want to be able to just sit down and "play something" without music, or accompany my own singing.
Just in the first PFA lesson, I'm learning rhythm patterns to make my chords sound like real 50's music, not just notes!

If you're considering PFA, I guess I'd say it's more like a guitar method than a piano method,
in that he starts with chords--maybe it will get to melodies eventually, meanwhile I'll have to just sing along.
Also, to keep the price down, he doesn't include sheet music--just lists of chords, occasionally the lyrics--for songs you would already have to know (or find on YouTube, etc.) Well, I guess if I want to learn to play without reading notes, I've come to the right place!

Any more PFA students out there? How did you do?
I'll try to remember to come back and post an update after I've finished a book or two.

BTW, I've really found it helpful to play/practice some EVERY DAY, and to that end, I'd highly recommend the MOYD forum, where you can pledge to do just that!



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Re: Piano For All [Re: joehempel] #1909024
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I've had Piano For All and I think I've benefitted from it, there are many good exercises to practice hand independence in the package. Robin is helpful, just emailed him few days ago, he replied and gave me instructions.

I don't have the problem cubop mentioned, simply because I prefer not to open the videos in the PDF file, always get a security warning when I do. I have been able to do it nevertheless, but I prefer to view the videos in the VLC player.


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Re: Piano For All [Re: joehempel] #1909087
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I purchased it around the new year and did 30+ pages of the first book. It's easy stuff for the beginner, and very easy for anyone somewhat experienced. I liked where it was taking me, but I put it off until late July when I will go through the books during the last half of the year.

It seems to nicely organize and display learning of chords and rhythms that will create a quick understanding of most all popular music's underlying structure. For $30 or whatever it is, it's a steal.


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