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A keyboard that will teach me to play songs I actually want to play?

I'm looking for a keyboard that a) lets me play along to lit-up keys and b) allows me to either add my own music for it to decipher or tell it which keys I want to light up when I play a song. [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Jan 12, 2014 - 3 answers

Tablet piano instruction?

I have an electric, piano-weighted keyboard that I want to learn how to play. I can't afford lessons right now. It has MIDI in and out connectors. Is there a hardware/software combo that will take that MIDI out connection, plug it into an Android or iOS tablet, and provide a more interactive teaching experience? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 23, 2013 - 4 answers

What are the "beginner pianist" cliche songs and melodies?

I'm looking to compile a list of those piano songs that "everybody" learns because they are simple, memorable, or good skill builders. Any genre is acceptable. [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Feb 15, 2013 - 21 answers

Jazz piano 101

First steps at jazz piano - how would you go about it? [more inside]
posted by ruelle on Oct 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Do light up keyboards help learning piano?

I am considering buying an electronic keyboard. I have some basic skills I'd like to improve, would one of the kind that light the keys up as you play along be helpful? Or is it just a gimmick?
posted by zingzangzung on Sep 2, 2011 - 12 answers

Help make my musical journey a great one!

As an adult, I'm finally trying to explore my musical side. I'm leaning towards electric guitar and/ or piano. Lots of special details and questions inside! [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis on Jan 21, 2011 - 31 answers

Piano sheet music - breaking the chains

How do I learn to play piano by ear? [more inside]
posted by JParker on Sep 27, 2008 - 18 answers

Learn more piano without staves, lines and dots.

Resources for improving piano chops without sheet music? [more inside]
posted by emptyinside on Sep 2, 2008 - 6 answers

An aspiring pianist needs advice!

What are some good tips for choosing a used keyboard for an aspiring pianist? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Nov 5, 2007 - 6 answers

Learn to play as an adult - piano or guitar?

Assuming no musical talent, which would be better for a n00b to try to learn - piano or guitar? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Oct 23, 2007 - 38 answers

Re-learning Piano without dying of Frustration

I'm re-teaching myself piano and need suggestions for drills, scales and other practice material. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Feb 15, 2007 - 12 answers

Piano for Drop-outs

Help me remember how to play the piano. [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Mar 2, 2006 - 9 answers

How can a kid teach herself jazz piano?

A kid (12) knows classical piano and has a good teacher for that, but she also wants to learn jazz. Do you have suggestions? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Feb 22, 2006 - 16 answers

Piano dilemma

My two daughters (ages 10 and 8) take piano lessons. The old Baldwin spinet they've been practicing on has a few bad keys (they don't spring back up when pressed) already, and I was wondering whether it would be worth getting the thing repaired. If not, what would be the best value in new or used pianos for this purpose?
posted by Finder on Jul 31, 2005 - 10 answers

Learning to play music on a keyboard

For the next few months, I would like to learn to play on a keyboard. [more inside]
posted by daksya on Jul 6, 2005 - 8 answers

Piano Drill Books

Piano Drill Books. Not very sexy, though always a highly practical tool for learning an instrument. This time its piano -- what do you have laying around? (similar: here, here, here) [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Feb 28, 2005 - 9 answers

What rock/pop songs should I learn on the piano?

PianoFilter: I've been playing piano as a self-taught amateur for close to twenty years; but I never bothered learning many songs. What are the great rock/pop piano songs that I should learn to play?
posted by vraxoin on Jan 20, 2005 - 21 answers

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