Piano Playing for All

Welcome to Pianopage.net

On this website you will find all sorts of information about piano playing that helps you in your development as a pianist. If you are a beginner starting from scratch or when you are more advanced player, this site offers many things to learn for playing and studying the piano. There are twenty free lessons for those of you who have never touched a piano. All the basic stuff is outlined andexplained. In the Articles section you can find more information that is valuable for you. Reading notes, chords, technique, music theory and many other topics are covered, they all come along in the process of learning. You also need to know where to find sheet music, which music is suitable for your level of playing. If you like to read more on certain piano-related topics, pianists, music styles et cetera there is a lot of literature to read and on the Sheet music and products page you can find my recommendations. There are other attributes such as the metronome, key charts and chord charts, which are helpful tools to learn playing the piano. You can download free chord charts here.

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Playing the piano means hard work if you want to play it well. You have a long road ahead of you to reach a high level of playing: but the journey towards it is the thing that really counts. The experience of progress is what will give you the most pleasure and excitement. When you notice that you can do certain things at the piano that you couldn't do before, that is one of the most inspiring sensations in the process. But it doesn't come by itself, it takes practice (a lot), persistence and patience. You need to be serious and willing to commit to it. But it is absolutely worth the effort. Playing the piano gives you great pleasure and fullfillment and the benefits for your general education and development are tremendous. Learning and playing music means using and training your ears, eyes, hands (and the rest of your physique), intellect, imagination and self-expression. It is the most complete brain training there is to be found. Many scientific studies have shown the positive impact of making music on someone's general development and well-being.

This website is intended for you as a dedicated player to assist you in your progress by providing inspirational ideas and information. Of course it is impossible to cover everything there is to know on one website, but I have included several book recommendations for further reading, if you want to deepen your knowledge about a certain topic.

Where to start?

If you are new to piano playing you can start with the free lessons. All the elementary stuff is explained and with the exercises you can develop basic skills that give you a good start. Or just browse the categories in the Articles section. There are many topics covered and you will find something that is valuable and worth reading. You can bookmark this site to come back to it quickly.

From this site you can learn:

The basics in 20 lessons

How to read notes

How to play chords and their inversions

About rhythm

How to practice

Where to find sheet music – a lot can be downloaded for free

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