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Re: Best adult self-teaching method [Re: Greener] #2751247
07/13/18 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Greener
...but this forum is where we can help people doing it alone the most.

I followed you until you said this. Why is this forum for helping people doing it alone "the most?" Is it because adults spend less on themselves (on teachers, for example), then they spend on their kids? (BTW, I think all people doing it alone should be helped, and I'm glad people on this forum helped me, but I didn't get the rationale of "the most" here)


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Re: Best adult self-teaching method [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2751256
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by Greener
...but this forum is where we can help people doing it alone the most.

I followed you until you said this. Why is this forum for helping people doing it alone "the most?" Is it because adults spend less on themselves (on teachers, for example), then they spend on their kids? (BTW, I think all people doing it alone should be helped, but I didn't get the rationale of "the most" here)


This is a teaching/learning forum. Ask a question if you wish ... it's free. We can help self learners the most, because where else can they ask?

All my theory, I got it here ... (Keystring, PS88, on and on) these are my Teachers ... free.

Re: Best adult self-teaching method [Re: Greener] #2751259
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Originally Posted by Greener
Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by Greener
...but this forum is where we can help people doing it alone the most.

I followed you until you said this. Why is this forum for helping people doing it alone "the most?" Is it because adults spend less on themselves (on teachers, for example), then they spend on their kids? (BTW, I think all people doing it alone should be helped, but I didn't get the rationale of "the most" here)


This is a teaching/learning forum. Ask a question if you wish ... it's free. We can help self learners the most, because where else can they ask?

All my theory, I got it here ... (Keystring, PS88, on and on) these are my Teachers ... free.

Ah. I read you now. I thought you were saying this forum was more for self-learning adults than for adults with teachers with your "the most" phrase - in other words, I was thinking you were implying adults are more likely to self-learn than children, for example. I see now you just mean that this forum is for all adult piano learners, with or without teachers. Gotcha. Agree.


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Re: Best adult self-teaching method [Re: Rhaegar21] #2751469
07/14/18 12:15 PM
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I want to deeply thank all those who participated in this thread, I would never have imagined that so many people would want to help me (I tried the same thing on Reddit, Facebook and other forums, in all of those they didn't respond, or they told me that if I don't have a teacher I'd never learn how to play), .

I want to make a special mention of MarioPf, Ralphiano and Greener, your words were very encouraging to continue learning ♥.

Endless thanks to everyone and the forum!

Re: Best adult self-teaching method [Re: Rhaegar21] #2751481
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You are welcome, Rhaegar21.

This forum is where at least 90% of my education in piano comes from. A lot of very accomplished pianists frequent the place and very generously share their experiences and knowledge with us beginners. I encourage you to stick around, read all the threads, and ask whatever questions might occur to you. And, contribute what you can along the way.

Good luck with your piano journey! smile


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Re: Best adult self-teaching method [Re: Rhaegar21] #2751838
07/16/18 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Rhaegar21
Hi everyone! I am new to the piano world, I recently bought a new piano, and I am very motivated to learn to play. I am a college student, so I have little time (and money) to have a teacher, so I've decided to use a book method to teach myself.

Btw, I understand very well the general thought that it is absolutely necessary to have a teacher, but I simply can't at the moment.

From what I've found, there are two quite popular methods, Alfred's and Faber, but there are sooo many variants! So my question is, what do you recommend among the following to a totally novice adult?

1. Alfred's Basic Course
2. Alfred's All-in one
3. Alfred's Basic Adult
4. Alfred Basic All-in one Adult
5. Faber Basic Piano Adventures
6. Faber Adult Piano Adventures

Thanks so much in advance, any help it's appreciated!


I do not know how to answer this question because we only get to learn the piano once. It reminds me of useless teacher course evaluation forms in college where students are asked to rate their general chemistry professor without having heard another chemistry professor. For myself I would not recommend anything other than Faber Adult Piano Adventures, but I [have never seen an Alfred book.

Ironically you should ask a teacher. The piano teacher may have experience with both methods and can say which would be best for you. After that you should ask the teacher about how adult lessons could work.

Last edited by tbonesays; 07/16/18 06:47 AM.

"Motivation is simple, you eliminate anyone who isn't motivated." - Lou Holtz.
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