how to play piano keyboard
Our new learning method will help you learn thrice as fast! Our users state that learning with colorful letter is a fun way to learn from scratch!
If you would like to learn playing your favorite songs nice and fast without unnecessary hours spent on theory, notes and other complex stuff, read the instruction, pick one of our tutorials and just start playing! It's really that simple :) At our website you'll find also letter tutorials and articles with advices.
The learning method on our website is based on letter notes. Traditionally, you have know sheet music to learn playing any song on a piano. With our letter notes you only need to know the names of the keys. Every lesson has a set of letter notes, which you will have to read and assign to certain keys. It's easy as that. Although we can't include rhythm pattern in letter notes, we provide instructional videos with each tutorial to help you learn rhythm while playing the song. We think that rhythm is something to be felt, rather than learned so we also pur emphasis on instructional videos with example performance.
In order to learn piano the fastest way possible with our letter notes, we have to explain what letter notes actually are. It's a system of piano learning (also any other keyboard instruments) in which we take a look at the name of the key rather than its position on a stave. For the system to be most efficient, it's good to have the keys on your piano keyboard marked with for example our set of stickers that you can download on our website. They will help you find and play the right notes faster. The whole process of setting up your keyboard with stickers will ultimately make it very easy to correlate notes with keys.
Piano notes – what are they?
If you've never seen how piano works, it might sound shocking but it only has 12 notes. But how is it possible? A piano has over 100 keys! Yes it does. Here's how it works. Piano keyboard consists of about seven octaves. An octave is a set of 12 sounds or in other words – an octave is a music intereval between two sounds from which the latter has double the frequency of the first one. And so the sound C1 and C2 are the same, but the second one sounds higher. Piano notes start usually from C sound and are as following: C, D, E, F, G, A, B. These notes are located on white keys and make the C-Major scale. To make the whole piano learning process easy, I'd say it's important to master these keys as they repeat throughout the keyboard. The C-Major scale lets you play a lot of popular songs and will be your best friend at the beginning of you piano journey. On our website you'll find a lot of tutorials with letter piano notes for many different piano songs that use this scale.