self taught pianists?

hi, can anyone help me? i want to teach myself piano/keyboard, but i don't know where to start and i can't read music... so yeah it's going to be difficult, i've taught myself guitar by simply searching up how to read tabs and then away i went!, but yeah.. piano is going to be HARDER so if anyone has any advice or help or videos or just anything that might make it a little bit easier for me, please post..

thanks xxx Happy

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6 replies since 13th April 2011 • Last reply 13th April 2011

I had like a year or classes, and then taught myself since then. I'm pretty good if I do say so myself Happy

But I think the best way to learn is to buy a learners book. They shouldnt be more than like $10. Or if you look really hard on the internet you might find one.

Then when you have your piano/keyboard lay down masking tape across the keys(from middle C go up until you hit the next C and then, from middle C go down until you hit the next C) then write the letter of each note on them. That way when your learning the notes you wont have to keep guessing. If you get an easy music book, with songs for begginers in it, it also helps to write the letter of the notes in the book above the note on the page (if it doesnt already have it)

Alllllso if you have a ipod touch or smart phone with a touch screen you can often get apps for learning/practicing piano

I hope that helps, besides learning the notes and placement, if you already know some of the instraments then the time and rythm should come easy.

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There are loads of tutorials on you tube that can teach where to start and songs to play.I have learnt many songs from YouTube and find it really easy to do!!!

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Yes, on you-tube you can see their fingers move and the notes they play.
But first you need to know the notes (A, B, C, F#, etc.)
It's easy once you get the hang of it Happy

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i know chords, lots of chords its just combining the notes and the chords together i dont get :S books and youtube sound good though ill give them a try

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Maybe diagrams online of the keys with their names and certain chords?

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Also classpiano.com shows songs with a keyboard and the notes you have to play.

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