Piano for Life 3-DVD Set

Piano for Life 3-DVD Set

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ISBN: 9780970235770
Grades: 3-AD

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Learning to play the piano has become a strict system of note learning, simple songs, and rules to follow. It can take months before students are actually playing music. But it wasn't always like this - the greatest pianists in history actually learned to play music without mechanical playing. Mark Almond, the creator of this three DVD series, believes we need to get back to this approach. Although I was unsure at first, (and I've been playing the piano for several years) after watching just a little bit of these videos I was excited, because his observations are true. I've never really felt like I could just sit down and play without music, but after his first lesson I understood so much more about actually playing music. Within the first few minutes, he helps you understand how to make music based on chords and harmony, just as the composers of the past did. The DVDs are not overdone at all, they simply show Mark at a piano, allowing him to show and play each concept so you become comfortable with it. It is evident that he has a passion for helping people learn to play the piano and give them a real understanding of music. You will gain confidence quickly as you learn the simple rules of harmony and beautiful sounding music. And although this series will enable you to sit and play the piano independent of music notation, he does also teach traditional sight-reading, standard chord symbols, and other traditional skills. If you have tried to learn to play the piano before and given up, or if you want to begin, this is a holistic approach that takes you away from mechanical books and right to the piano. Mark recommends watching a section of the videos, and then going to the piano to practice what you've learned, reviewing any section you need to, until you're through the videos. I'm excited to sit down and watch this series all the way through and really learn about playing music. I can't even imagine the newfound understanding of music that will be acquired by the end of the third video. Although children under 12 may need some adult assistance, this approach is appropriate for all ages - anyone who wants to learn and understand the piano. - Melissa




Primary Subject
Music
Grade Start
3
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9780970235770
EAN
802387070290
Format
Other
Brand Name
Piano for Life
Weight
0.4 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
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I saw a couple of the lessons online and this is the learning style my child is most comfortable with. He already plays the cello, but uses piano to compose music. Traditional piano courses assume the student knows nothing about music at all, which is very tedious for someone trying to transfer skills from another instrument to piano. This course is appropriate for students who have no musical background at all as well as those who are proficient on another instrument.
User on Sep 11, 2018
I saw a couple of the lessons online and this is the learning style my child is most comfortable with. He already plays the cello, but uses piano to compose music. Traditional piano courses assume the student knows nothing about music at all, which is very tedious for someone trying to transfer skills from another instrument to piano. This course is appropriate for students who have no musical background at all as well as those who are proficient on another instrument.
User on Sep 11, 2018
This looked like a nice way to introduce my daughter to the piano.
Jaydene S on Jul 8, 2016
This looked like a nice way to introduce my daughter to the piano.
Jaydene S on Jul 8, 2016
What piano level will expect to achieve after learning and practicing 3-DVD course?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2020
Does this program stand alone or should we start with Piano for Quitters?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2017
Piano for Life 3-DVD Set
Piano for Life 3-DVD Set
Piano for Quitters DVD
Piano for Quitters DVD
BEST ANSWER: Piano for Life is considered the follow up to the Piano for Quitters. According to the publisher, Piano for Life develops all of the concepts in Piano for Quitters to a more advanced level with all new material.
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Good for learning to apply music to the piano
I like this piano course a lot, but I have a music background. I'm using it with a ten-year-old and he's finding it hard. He takes private cello and composition lessons, so I got this course to give him some piano experience without overwhelming him with more lessons. Each lesson is only 3 - 10 minutes long without specific practice assignments, so my child can incorporate what he learns into his composing. I have to watch the lessons with him, however, and show him how to apply them. For someone with a music background who is looking to add piano, this course is perfect. Children can understand it but may need assistance knowing what to practice.
October 13, 2018
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