Simply Piano (Instant Master Class)
While many musicians would argue that there is no way to instantly master an instrument, there are some ways to help encourage the process to move a little more quickly. This program is a sped-up introductory course to each instrument that cuts out a lot of the slow foundation building that is necessary for children's courses since their coordination isn't as refined.
Simple Piano starts without reading music, but easily shifts into reading music so that after completing the course the learner is able to play. There is a lot of focus on playing chords in the left hand as opposed to more refined harmonies, allowing learning to be sped up.
Simply Guitar focuses almost exclusively on chords, which would make a good introduction for someone wanting to play rhythm guitar or accompany a church worship band. There is no information about reading music on a guitar, so this would not be a good choice for someone wanting to play lead or a more classical approach.
Each course comes in a nice hardcover format with a DVD in its own case (no flimsy paper cases!) and an 80 page (piano) or 64 page (guitar) book. Good for an older or adult learner.- Laura