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Self-Teaching Resource Feedback #2452929
08/22/15 10:10 AM
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So I'm wanting to become better at playing piano. I play by ear, and had a teacher for about a year when I was younger, so I can read basic sheet music, as well as play many songs. I would probably consider myself intermediate, but I want to become much better, especially with finger movement and scales, and being able to play much more difficult pieces as well as styles. So here are the resources that I have come up with and would like feedback on what you all think. As well as what you would recommend.

Youtube video:
http://howtoplaypiano.ca/

Andrew seems very knowledgeable about the piano and I think I can learn a lot from him, the only problem is I can't get feedback from playing pieces.

Mobile/tablet App:
None; I need something that can help give me feedback on how I'm playing. Both android and mac apps are welcome, but I do have a preference for android if you know of any. Also anything that can drill me on scales and chords that can be integrated into my digital keyboard is awesome!!!!

Books:
http://www.amazon.com/Piano-Handboo...5595&sr=8-8&keywords=learn+piano

Really enjoying this book, I've just started it, but it seems really good and covers many different music styles.

Instrument:
Casio PX-5S, my goal with this one was to get into music composition as well as performing on stages with bands, this piano is awesome, I just need to learn it better.

http://sc3900.wix.com/px-5s#!how-to-videos/c9k5

this website helps with that.

Sorry about the long post, I just wanted to be thorough. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Self-Teaching Resource Feedback [Re: theforeverwar] #2453157
08/23/15 06:18 AM
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For tablet I recommend Piano Maestro by JoyTunes and Synthesia by Synthesia LLC. Check out their web sites and see youtube for examples on how to use them:

http://www.synthesiagame.com/

http://www.joytunes.com/

Piano Maestro is very good, because it has many exercises and breaks down (even simplified) music pieces into 5-8 steps to practice, they really put effort into it.

Synthesia is very good because it also accepts MIDI and other files as input, so you can feed it your own content.

I use both on iPad, but at least Synthesia is also available on other platforms.

Thanks for your recommendations, I'll have a look!


Kawai CN35. Daughter wanted a piano, so we got one. Now who'll learn faster? ;-)
Re: Self-Teaching Resource Feedback [Re: theforeverwar] #2453168
08/23/15 07:00 AM
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If you're really serious I highly recommend getting a teacher. No amount of self teaching is going to replace direct feedback from a real musician.


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Re: Self-Teaching Resource Feedback [Re: theforeverwar] #2453186
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That having a teacher is a good thing, I think, is consensus here. As I understand it, this is about filling the hours when the teacher is not present or on vacation, or there are no funds for one.


Kawai CN35. Daughter wanted a piano, so we got one. Now who'll learn faster? ;-)

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