Now that you have a good understanding of the piano and how to get one its time to find a piano lesson acim facebook that will do a good job teaching you to play. Now, I can not vouch for every book out there, but one thing that I ha ve found in common with each piano lesson book is that they include pictures. Some are better than others and some books are illustrated for children.
Now, I appreciate the pictures, but I don’t want a piano lesson book that will make me feel or look juvenile in my learning. So, depending on you age you may want to look for a piano lesson book with adult content. If you have followed my advice above any book that includes the above information is most likely targeting adult beginners. A children’s piano lesson book will not go into as much detail (like above) as an adult book.
What will a good piano lesson book include when teaching a reader how to start playing? Great question! The one I found includes hand positioning as well as the position of your body. You will need a stool at the appropriate height so that your forearms are horizontal with the keys. My piano lesson book has actual (real world) pictures instead of drawings. Now that you know your body position, finding a book that teaches hand position will be easy (every piano lesson book teaches this because it is so important.
In addition to playing in the appropriate position your piano lesson book should teach you to play tunes using all of your fingers, how to reading music, and playing chords. I enjoyed the sections that taught you to play different parts for each hand. This was a little tricky to master because your writing hand or dominant hands wants to be dominant when playing the piano as well.
One thing I found especially important was how to practice. If you have never played an instrument before, you have no clue how long you should practice, what to practice, or even if you are practicing correctly. A great piano lesson book will teach you all of this.
Here are some tips I have picked up as I began to play the piano.
1. Find something that will motivate you to keep going. There will be many days that learning to play the piano goes on the back burner. If too many of these happen you will lose interest and stop learning. So find a motivator and up coming concert or talent show, a friend, whatever.
2. Schedule a time to practice. If learning to play the piano becomes a part of a routine you will have more success. Playing the piano will become important in your life because you have set aside time to do so.
3. Take your time with each lesson. My piano lesson book gave specific instructions on how to practice. If you complete the practice and are not satisfied with how it sounded repeat the lesson at your next scheduled practice. If there’s one thing I have learned from my piano lesson book its that the one lesson builds from the previous. If you have not mastered a previous lesson you will not master future lessons. In the end, you will have poor results and most likely loose interest in playing the piano.
Now that you know how to play where do you go from here?
The piano lesson book I purchased has an entire section that gives tips on becoming a better piano player or pianist. After teaching the basics, the piano lesson book you choose should include advanced music. The author of my piano lesson book even includes how to read sheet music so that I can purchase songs that I enjoy for use when I practice. Tip: this will keep you from purchasing another piano lesson book and practicing uninteresting songs.