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Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program #2658263
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I'm a beginner with a capital B and looked for an online lesson program and started this one. I like it so far, I'm in the first section, 7. My progress is slow. I'm 47 and have played guitar for a long time but brand new at piano. I was just wondering if anyone else takes this and how it's going.


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Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dobro] #2658322
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I looked it over a bit and it actually looks pretty good.

Like most methods, if you do what it tells you to do, you will probably get along just fine.

If you skip things or go too fast through the material, you may not be successful.

Good Luck


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The course materials look OK but nothing is going to replace a real live teacher for checking if you're doing these things correctly.


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Originally Posted by Qazsedcft
The course materials look OK but nothing is going to replace a real live teacher for checking if you're doing these things correctly.


Agree completely. A teacher is your best option.


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Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dmd] #2658393
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I agree on all points. Thanks. I knew from guitar that patience was a must so I'm doing the lessons as recommended and not cutting any corners. I agree on the teacher point as well. I live in an extremely rural area and have some physical mobility issues so this kind of learning works well and I can do some more involved net lessons too. I follow the practice recommendations to the letter as encouraged (even one as awful as last night. Eww,. My dog just now came back around) and look to mine any improvement no matter how small.


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Originally Posted by carolinakeys
I agree on all points. Thanks. I knew from guitar that patience was a must so I'm doing the lessons as recommended and not cutting any corners. I agree on the teacher point as well. I live in an extremely rural area and have some physical mobility issues so this kind of learning works well and I can do some more involved net lessons too. I follow the practice recommendations to the letter as encouraged (even one as awful as last night. Eww,. My dog just now came back around) and look to mine any improvement no matter how small.


Well, you are saying all the right things.

I hope you stick with it .... slow and steady.

Most do not.

It is difficulty to maintain patience.

The temptation is to zip along through things because they seem so simple.

Just be sure you can actually do things very well before moving to the next thing.

Good Luck to you


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Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dobro] #2658450
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Thanks Don. One thing that I'm just getting into in the lessons is Hands Together playing. I was concerned about this from the start so I looked into it and started a few simple things to work on that. I'm not saying advanced by any means but I am a bit "out of order" so to speak. Do you think that is a mistake?


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Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dobro] #2658457
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Originally Posted by carolinakeys
Thanks Don. One thing that I'm just getting into in the lessons is Hands Together playing. I was concerned about this from the start so I looked into it and started a few simple things to work on that. I'm not saying advanced by any means but I am a bit "out of order" so to speak. Do you think that is a mistake?


Yes.

Do what you are asked to do .... in the order it comes .... and you will be just fine.

Jump around at your whim ... and you will join countless others who eventually find themselves losing direction.

Stay on course.


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Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dobro] #2658470
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Understood. There's plenty to be doing as it is.


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Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dmd] #2658482
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Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dobro] #2717452
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I am going through the PianoVideoLessons.com course as well and I am Currently in Unit 3. It is so nice to have access to and support my Teacher(Lisa) through https://www.patreon.com/PianoVideoLessons and learning to play without it breaking my bank and allowing me also to be saving for a used YD P115w. It was nice to do a search for, and find her course mentioned here at PianoWorld.


Using an eMeda 61 KB for dummies Yup, That's really what it's called. Can you blame for wanting to upgrade to an 88 key Digital Piano (ie. YDP115w). Yep, I've got the bug for digital sound and 88 keys. I am learning to play using PianoVideoLesson.com Year 1 Course, and am currently in Unit 3.
Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dobro] #2717848
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How are you doing so far pallen? I got off track a bit trying to learn “Faithfully” he Joutney. Cool piano intro in that.


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Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dobro] #2717858
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@monkeeys How's that going? I love Faithfully.


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Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dobro] #2717868
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It’s not too hard, having said that I don’t have it down, a little tricky in the right hand for a beginner I guess. Jonathan Cain is a great player and writer as well. (It also takes me back to the skating rink)


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Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dobro] #2718060
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I’m jumping in at unit 3, year one. Just going to give it a go- seems ideal for me. I will update in a few weeks. She is a little different than other programs and I like the way she explains concepts thoroughly!


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Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dobro] #2718080
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You might want to look at the comments Regarding this methodology on the piano teachers forum

Review of method


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That “review” is dead wrong about notes written on the stem.


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Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dobro] #2718145
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Originally Posted by monkeeys
That “review” is dead wrong about notes written on the stem.


The comment was based on the tutorial below-

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&t=65&v=16SBY28kOYs


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Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dobro] #2718170
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The actual course isn’t like that. I took a reading course that they have as well and it wasn’t taught that way. I seen those easy Christmas song videos listed but never tried em.


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Re: Anybody taking the PianoVideoLessons program [Re: dobro] #2718562
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Don, thanks for the reminder about staying on course! I needed that

Monkeeys, thanks for starting this thread. I’ve been looking for something like this and somehow overlooked this program.

As an (older) adult learner who travels and works too much to have a teacher, I’m really loving Lisa’s method of teaching in this (pianovideolessons.com) series.
I’m just starting in it but even in the limited time I’ve spent I’ve learned several little things I wasn’t getting from the books (alone) I’ve been working with!


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