I'm 43 years old and have no music training. Is it realistic for someone with my age and musical inexperience to enjoy learning to play piano or is it just an exercise in frustration trying to force a non-plastic brain to do something entirely new? [more inside]
I've got a Macbook Air, an iPad, an iPhone, and a USB-controlled MIDI keyboard. What's the best way to use this technology to help me learn how to play the piano? I know absolutely nothing about playing the piano apart from chopsticks.
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]
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]
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]
First steps at jazz piano - how would you go about it? [more inside]
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?
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]
How do I learn to play piano by ear? [more inside]
Resources for improving piano chops without sheet music? [more inside]
What are some good tips for choosing a used keyboard for an aspiring pianist? [more inside]
Assuming no musical talent, which would be better for a n00b to try to learn - piano or guitar? [more inside]
I'm re-teaching myself piano and need suggestions for drills, scales and other practice material. [more inside]
Help me remember how to play the piano. [more inside]
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]
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?
For the next few months, I would like to learn to play on a keyboard. [more inside]
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?
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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?