What Books + What Sequence To Learn?
I know this has been covered. I have read a lot about it on this forum. But a lot of it is 10+ years old. Many excellent books have come out since then, so it would be helpful to hear a more present day suggestion or two. What books, what sequence would be a good way to learn how to play piano?
I took a few lessons a very long time ago, and I like to blame quitting on the slowness and irritation of the Alfred's method books. I've dabbled in other instruments in the distant past as well: French horn, trumpet, electric guitar, and drums. Though it's been a long time, I do have a little bit of a background in musicianship.
I like many types of music.
I will get a teacher eventually, but I have to start out self-taught.
I'm thinking of buying a theory book, Alfred's Adult all-in-one book 1 only (yikes!) or Keith Snell, one or more Schirmer's books, and/or RCM. I am open to going the Festival Collection series route if you think that would be good.
Hopefully "II" is around to comment as well. I liked what she said in her 2011 replies. I wonder what she would say today after teaching and playing for an additional 10 years.
I'd like to jump into repertoire as soon as possible. Not sure If I want to spend too much time in method books or not.
My thanx in advance to anyone willing to help me