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#3030451 09/30/20 01:27 AM
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Hi
I have several online courses (Forbasch, Ridley, New York Post, Mélodics, Imusic school...)
I'm looking on Pianote and saw Piano Marvel
What is the best for you to begin piano?
What is "Alfred" ?
Thanks from a frenchy 😁

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Sleepwiper #3030462 09/30/20 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Sleepwiper
HiI have several online courses (Forbasch, Ridley, New York Post, Mélodics, Imusic school...)

Do you mean Thomas Forschbach? I bought one of his courses earlier this year, but finally decided to start with Hugh Sung's "Popular Piano course" at ArtistWorks. For my taste, Thomas just talks too much (and teaches too little). :-)

What I like a lot about Hugh's course is that there's the opportunity for video exchanges between the students and Hugh. In fact, it's almost a requirement. Hugh suggests certain pieces (and arrangements, mostly pop), but you are also free to bring your own pieces.

So far, I'm very happy with this course. It's a good starting point. I guess it'll keep me busy for some time. (Here is a brief video on his course, featuring Hugh himself.)

I'm certain there are many more fine courses.


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Sleepwiper #3030465 09/30/20 03:01 AM
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Yes Thomas talks a lot 😁
He is nice so it's a pleasure to learn with him anyway
I've got GMTC too (gospel music training center) but around 37 bucks per month !!! 😨
I watched your video it sounds interesting thanks

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I started off with Playground Sessions and have no regrets. I think it and Piano Marvel are probably the best of the interactive app types. They connect to your keyboard and give you notes to play in real time and show you on the screen if you got the wrong note or missed the beat. There can be some video tutorials but it is limited in scope.

You do just have to be aware that the pure apps teach you to hit the right note at the right time. That is all. They cannot teach you anything about tone production, dynamics, articulation, wrist and arm movement or any of the physical things that a real world teacher would observe and point out as you played, or show you how to do if you were doing it wrong.


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Sleepwiper #3030772 10/01/20 01:39 AM
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Thank you Scirocco
I'm a beginner I'm looking to learn music basics too
But the note playing system is also a good exercise and funny course 😊

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I signed up for PianoMarvel. As @scirocco pointed, there are not many videos explaing the physical things. I then tried, and later signed up for Pianote. The teacher has a very good method of teaching for an adult beginner. Now I am going through the lessons. Would highly recommend Pianote if you are looking for easy to follow instructions via video.

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Originally Posted by cjban
I signed up for PianoMarvel. As @scirocco pointed, there are not many videos explaing the physical things. I then tried, and later signed up for Pianote. The teacher has a very good method of teaching for an adult beginner. Now I am going through the lessons. Would highly recommend Pianote if you are looking for easy to follow instructions via video.


I have watched some free Pianote videos and think they are very good. I figured out how to play “Cardigan” by Taylor Swift from one of her lessons. I might take the plunge after I get through Alfred’s and my other course Piano In 21 Days.

Please report back how you like Pianote.

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Thanks
Pianote seems to be good yes

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Originally Posted by Bluesy42
Please report back how you like Pianote.

So far I like Pianote. Just completed Level 1 (out of 10 levels). I have not gone back to PianoMarvel yet after joining Pianote.

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Pianote seems to be a good course


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