If you want to learn how to play piano the easy way then you have come to the right place!
I want to get you up and playing tunes from bands such as the Beatles, Animals, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Red Hot Chillie Peppers and any other band you fancy, with as little effort as possible. Most guitar players have little formal training, they tend to pick things up by ear and play songs by chords, this is how I am aiming to teach you piano on this page.Many classical teachers will stress the importance of musical theory and being able to read sheet music. While this is indeed important if you are playing classical music, the casual rock and pop player will be able to get by without these skills. Oscar Peterson, one of the Jazz piano greats.
While we will be keeping the musical theory to a minimum there will be some items that you will be required to memorize. This is unavoidable however I aim to show you the building blocks of the various chords and scales that will allow YOU to work out any chord you need on the spot.
If you dont know what a chord or a scale is, dont worry, everything will be explained. It is not as daunting as it sounds.
I have been searching the internet for a page such as the one you are reading now. Many pages claim to have courses that you can purchase that will teach you how to “play piano by ear” or “learn the chord method”, this website contains the same information as those courses and whats best of all, its all FREE.
The most important thing you can do is make a commitment to learn the piano. This means putting in the effort over the course of several weeks to learn and practise the theory taught on these pages.
As we progress in musical knowledge I will be getting you to apply your new found skills not by practising boring technical excercises, but by applying your knowledge to play popular tunes. Every time I show you something new, I will try to give you a tune which exploits that new skill so that you automatically get practise with it!
You do not neccecarily need to have a piano at home, but some sort of keyboard instrument will be required.This can be something as simple as a $100 keyboard bought from your local music store. I would suggest a keyboard with at least 49 keys preferably full sized, anything smaller and you will be struggling to use it as your piano skills get more advanced.