What Happens In The Early Stages With PianoEasy?

Below is a quick outline of what will happen in the early days of PianoEasy lessons:

  • PianoEasy players become familiar with the mechanics of the piano and how the keys, strings, pedal and dampers work;
  • PianoEasy players learn how to work best with their bodies in order to make the most beautiful music on this instrument (that isn’t very easy to adjust to your body);
  • PianoEasy players become familiar with that wonderful pattern of 2 blacks and 3 blacks and learn all the white note names around those two groups;
  • PianoEasy players learn songs of different genres, first doing the same in both hands and soon doing different things in both hands;
  • PianoEasy players work with whole tones and half tones from early on;
  • PianoEasy players soon learn the black notes that are called after the whites;
  • PianoEasy players learn chords, that go with each of these notes. Chords are a bit like “mini scales”, but they are much more fun than miniscales, because you can soon use them to accompany yourself with any pop song that you like to sing. PianoEasy players learn these chords by playing cool songs;
  • PianoEasy players learn to use the whole of the piano keyboard; loud, soft, fast, slow, played briefly and lingering;
  • PianoEasy players learn to change their songs around and create their own from early on;
  • PianoEasy players learn the basis for playing the blues (and writing their own blues);
  • PianoEasy players learn “seconds” and “thirds” and IV and V and other mathematical concepts that soon help make sense of those 12 notes and how they usually go together in Western music and that help them become awesome readers, once players can find their way around a piano and have a good repertoire;
  • PianoEasy players always learn theoretic concepts as an explanation of what they are playing; never as a prerequisite for their playing;
  • PianoEasy players learn how to use many different rhythms with both hands on the piano;
  • PianoEasy players get to play in front of people, with other people and learn from each other’s different styles and learning strategies, which makes it way more fun;
  • PianoEasy players learn a few cool scales to improvise with, like the pentatonic scale, the whole tone scale, the blues scale and more;

And that is only just the beginning…

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