What are the best resources to teach yourself piano?

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    Susan Kennedy
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "Udemy is great for learning all kinds of new things. It turned me from an amateur into a development pro (almost! haha) in no time!"
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      Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course
      Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course is designed for use with a piano instructor for the beginning student looking for a truly complete piano course.
      Books

      $16.99

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      Daniel Reid
      Written on January 23, 2017
      "I was looking for a guide to teaching myself piano, and found this basic piano course. It's got a lot of useful exercises, but it's really intended to be used with an..."
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      Daniel Reid
      Written on January 23, 2017
      "I was looking for a guide to teaching myself piano, and found this basic piano course. It's got a lot of useful exercises, but it's really intended to be used with an instructor as a way to practice. I'm not sure how well it will work to teach myself from the beginning, although I do think I'm starting to get better!"
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      Brittany Watkins
      Written on September 8, 2017
      "Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course is a book aimed at adults who are interested in learning theory and technique. It's a great resource for aspiring pianists."
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      Carl Gomez
      Written on February 9, 2017
      "Alfred's basic adult piano course is great for newbies.He takes the time to teach the basics. If you know nothing about piano this is for you."
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      Learn Piano: Learn Piano the Easy Way Using Simplified Chords
      Learn Piano the Easy Way using Simplified Chords will teach you how to play quickly and easily using simplified chords.
      Books

      $6.11

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      Joan Carpenter
      Written on April 27, 2017
      "Pretty cool. It's certainly not the classic way to learn piano and it won't make a virtuoso out of you, but if you want to introduce a child to the joys of piano playing, or..."
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      Joan Carpenter
      Written on April 27, 2017
      "Pretty cool. It's certainly not the classic way to learn piano and it won't make a virtuoso out of you, but if you want to introduce a child to the joys of piano playing, or like me, you want to try to get something a little presentable out of the piano that's sitting in your living room, it's a good first step."
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      Omar Toledo
      Written on March 5, 2017
      "This book is fantastic in teaching people how to play the piano. I really enjoy being able to pick up this book and put forth the amount of effort required to learn to play."
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      Terry Wagner
      Written on March 22, 2017
      "I've always gotten confused about piano chords but this book helped me a lot!"
    3. 10
      Piano Scales, Chords & Arpeggios Lessons with Elements of Basic Music Theory
      Piano Professor Damon Ferrante guides you through 140 step-by-step lessons (for beginner to advanced levels).
      Books

      $8.62 - Kindle version

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      Ai Yu
      Written on March 31, 2017
      "I feel this was a valuable resource to have. It would keep me learning and busy with examples and techniques from beginner to more advanced. It covers a decent range and has..."
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      Ai Yu
      Written on March 31, 2017
      "I feel this was a valuable resource to have. It would keep me learning and busy with examples and techniques from beginner to more advanced. It covers a decent range and has some good lessons. Not only can i practice the examples and learn chords and scales , i can also learn some theory as well and combine the two, which will improve my playing. I ,too, shall have my hat out at the local dive making $36.40 a night in tips with the help of this book."
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      Ed Tang
      Written on May 13, 2017
      "I was having trouble with the theory side of learning to play guitar. Someone told me it would be easier to learn on the piano because the keys are laid out in such a way that it's easier to see the connections. They were right. This book on basic music theory and basic piano instructions was a great help, too. I almost like playing piano more than guitar now."
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      Joshua Peters
      Written on March 20, 2017
      "I've always wanted to learn to play the piano but just don't have time or money for lessons. If you are like me and are crunched for time but also like to self learn, this book is definitely for you."
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      Carl Long
      Written on May 10, 2017
      "GREAT APP FOR LEARNING PIANO. IT HELPS A PERSON TO REALLY LEARN HOW TO PLAY PIANO."
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      Michael Ryan
      Written on January 24, 2017
      "this is an easy to follow guide"
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      Hoffman Academy - Online Piano Lessons
      Learn to play piano the easy way with step-by-step, simple instructions from pianist and educator Joseph Hoffman.
      Videos

      Free

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      Wayne Adams
      Written on January 10, 2017
      "If you need resources to teach Piano to yourself, Hoffman Academy Online Piano Lessons is the solution for you. Before this program I was not even able to play the scale and..."
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      Wayne Adams
      Written on January 10, 2017
      "If you need resources to teach Piano to yourself, Hoffman Academy Online Piano Lessons is the solution for you. Before this program I was not even able to play the scale and now I feel like a professional. I would encourage you all to try this service,"
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      Aditya Nair
      Written on January 3, 2017
      "I learned piano from this series. It took a lot of patience, and a lot of practice, but I eventually learned the basics, and progressed to a pretty competent musician. You can do it. You can achieve your musical dreams, it just takes a little effort."
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      Lee Sun
      Written on February 5, 2017
      "I think there are better options for teaching yourself piano. This is obviously lacking. I hope people aren't suckered into learning this way. It is a good way to get yourself to hate learning music."
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      Pianojohn113 Youtube's Channel
      Super detailed video tutorials on playing popular piano songs (Elton John, Billy Joel, Beatles) exactly as recorded. For medium to advanced players.
      Videos

      Free

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      Javier Alvarado
      Written on March 27, 2017
      "I've been working on teaching myself how to play the piano for a long time now, and I think this guy - Painojohn113 - is one of my favorite places to do just that. His..."
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      Javier Alvarado
      Written on March 27, 2017
      "I've been working on teaching myself how to play the piano for a long time now, and I think this guy - Painojohn113 - is one of my favorite places to do just that. His camera positioning is perfect - you can see every key that he is hitting so you can be sure you'll have ll the info you'll need about playing the proper notes, and he covers all your favorite music like this! I get lost in these videos for hours, just prop the old phone up on the piano and away you go!"
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      Reyansh Verma
      Written on March 21, 2017
      "This person has ton's of videos! They're very helpful for learning lots of different songs, the user records his hands and talks over the song that he is playing with tips and how tos. Very helpful."
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      Jordan Phillips
      Written on April 26, 2017
      "I wanted to learn how to play piano and came across this channel, now i can learn how to play piano without paying anything"
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      Lypur's Youtube Channel: Learn how to play piano
      Lypur's Youtube channel features amazing video lessons that can take you from being a complete novice to playing an advanced piano. Heavily focused on music theory.
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      Free

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      George Morgan
      Written on May 23, 2017
      "I always loved playing piano but I'm not that good.. I joined this Youtube channel because the lessons are very clear and interesting! And who knows, maybe I will really..."
      GM
      George Morgan
      Written on May 23, 2017
      "I always loved playing piano but I'm not that good.. I joined this Youtube channel because the lessons are very clear and interesting! And who knows, maybe I will really improve in the end.. :)"
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      Jesse Young
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "I was in need of resources to teach piano to myself, and I found it at Lypurs Youtube Channel. He had a video on how to play piano. It was just what I was looking for."
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      Stephen Washington
      Written on March 8, 2017
      "Lypur's YouTube channel is perfect for anyone trying to learn piano. Easy to follow instructions that'll perfect your skills."
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      PianoPlayingAdvice.com
      You can teach yourself piano through ingenious 'Bite Sized' lessons that are designed to teach you a set of piano playing skills in a very short period of time.
      Websites

      Free

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      James Peterson
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "I have wanted to learn how to play piano since I was a kid. But, I don't learn well from others. I guess it's just that rebel inside me that just can't sit still..."
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      James Peterson
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "I have wanted to learn how to play piano since I was a kid. But, I don't learn well from others. I guess it's just that rebel inside me that just can't sit still and listen to a teacher lecture me. As an adult though, I really regretted the fact that I never learned. A friend of mine recommended Pianoplayingadvice.com. It took me a little while to really get the hand of it and it will take much more practice before I'd call myself an actual piano player but I am well on my way! I love the fact that I can go at my own pace and I don't have any authority figures looming over me."
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      Mark Moore
      Written on May 14, 2017
      "While this is not going to make you a master at the piano, it will help you with some of the basic things that will help you become better. Simple instructions and easy to follow directions help even the most difficult of learners pick up some useful information."
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      Brandon Powell
      Written on March 20, 2017
      "I've always been extremely tone deaf but this website seems to offer quite a few resources to get me on the right track. I like how many links there are to learn all of the basics of learning to play the piano."
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      Harry Lin
      Written on May 26, 2017
      "Honestly this seems like a cheap way to get some piano lessons but I'd rather get some free ones instead of pay. It's $39 but the site seems realyl sketchy."
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      Brandon Hudson
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "This was a great help learning how to play the piano. Makes learning fun."
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      [TUTORIAL] How to Teach Yourself Piano: Tools and Tactics
      On this post, you can read the best way to teach yourself piano.
      Articles

      Free

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      Gao Wei
      Written on March 24, 2017
      "This is a pretty good instruction manual on how to teach yourself to become good at playing the piano. If you wish to become a virtuoso on the piano, and you can't afford an..."
      GW
      Gao Wei
      Written on March 24, 2017
      "This is a pretty good instruction manual on how to teach yourself to become good at playing the piano. If you wish to become a virtuoso on the piano, and you can't afford an instructor or don't want to shell out for one, you could benefit from reading this."
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      Carl Davis
      Written on May 1, 2017
      "I am interested in learning the piano, so I checked out this article on how to teach yourself. It was an interesting read, and gave lots of good resources including some interesting apps."
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      Henry Ray
      Written on February 16, 2017
      "This article is useful for teaching yourself piano. It provides detailed instructions."
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      Beginner Basics: How to Teach Yourself Piano
      If you want to learn piano, on this post you can find one good guide to get started.
      Websites

      Free

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      Andy Zhu
      Written on May 16, 2017
      "Having tried several alternatives, I was skeptical about Beginner Basics: How to Teach Yourself Piano. But this one was actually extremely easy to dive into. I am already..."
      AZ
      Andy Zhu
      Written on May 16, 2017
      "Having tried several alternatives, I was skeptical about Beginner Basics: How to Teach Yourself Piano. But this one was actually extremely easy to dive into. I am already playing songs."
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      Bruce Edwards
      Written on February 24, 2017
      "Beginner Basics: How to Teach Yourself Piano is a great place to start if you're trying to teach yourself piano. You can even try it out for free to see if it's for you."
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      Henry Chapman
      Written on April 27, 2017
      "After using this, I became very proficient with the basics of piano. 10/10 recommend highly."
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      Online Pianist
      On this website, you can find tutorials and learn how to play piano with popular songs and artists.
      Websites

      Free

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      Harry Thompson
      Written on April 6, 2017
      "Online pianist is a fun website for learning how to play some great popular songs. I'm not sure how someone that had no piano experience would find it but as someone that..."
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      Harry Thompson
      Written on April 6, 2017
      "Online pianist is a fun website for learning how to play some great popular songs. I'm not sure how someone that had no piano experience would find it but as someone that plays all the time it's great. Worth checking out and giving it a shot."
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      Arthur Henderson
      Written on February 1, 2017
      "This is a neat and unique app to help teach yourself piano. In a world of online tutorials and books, an app that teaches piano might be difficult to seperate itself."
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      Joseph Washington
      Written on January 13, 2017
      "thanks to this website now i can learn how to play the paino"
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      PlayPerfect Music Practice Software
      A software providing visual cues, playback and performance reports helping young musicians train their ear to detect notes that are wrong or out of tune. Students can practice playing with or without a metronome, and learn to play any instrument.
      Software

      Windows

      Free

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      Rebecca Banks
      Written on April 3, 2017
      "This is a really helpful tool for anyone learning an instrument. It has definitely bolstered my in-person lessons -- it's almost like have a tutor at home during practice! It..."
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      Rebecca Banks
      Written on April 3, 2017
      "This is a really helpful tool for anyone learning an instrument. It has definitely bolstered my in-person lessons -- it's almost like have a tutor at home during practice! It isn't going to teach you technique, but it definitely helps keep you on track. I'm kind of addicted to it at this point."
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      Charles Gibson
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "I thought that PlayPerfect Music Practice be beneficial for my nephew, who is trying to learn to play piano. The software was just too frustrating and buggy to be of any use, I recommend you stay away from this program."
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      Jason Richards
      Written on January 3, 2017
      "PlayPerfect is a great piece of software for learning and playing along with sheet must. It has some great visual cues that change as you play the music."
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      Frank Barnett
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "This is a fun way to practice playing the piano. I really love it!!"
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      911 Tabs
      911 Tabs is a great tablature search engine to find tabs for guitar, bass, piano and drums.
      Websites

      Free

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      Janet Stone
      Written on September 18, 2017
      "I have used 911 tabs ever since I was a 15 year old teen girl singing my heart out with my keyboard in my childhood bedroom. 911 tabs has every song you might ever want to..."
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      Janet Stone
      Written on September 18, 2017
      "I have used 911 tabs ever since I was a 15 year old teen girl singing my heart out with my keyboard in my childhood bedroom. 911 tabs has every song you might ever want to learn from Celine Dion to Jason Mraz. While they might not be the best for actually teaching yourself the fundamentals of piano, I've found them to be a great supplement to my more traditional learning methods."
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      Amanda Larson
      Written on October 17, 2017
      "911 Tabs is a tablature search engine that allows you to find tabs for most instruments like guitars, bass and piano. You can download or just look at it."
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      Dorothy Schneider
      Written on April 15, 2017
      "911 Tabs has all of the best tabs and sheet music to help me the learn the piano. I can look up easy songs or harder ones to challenge myself!"
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      Douglas Hart
      Written on May 7, 2017
      "This is alright. I like the fact you can look up a lot songs, but might want something better."

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    Best resources to teach yourself piano
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course Books 14 Paid
    2 Learn Piano: Learn Piano the Easy Way Using Simplified Chords Books 11 Paid
    3 Piano Scales, Chords & Arpeggios Lessons with Elements of Basic Music Theory Books 10 Paid
    4 Hoffman Academy - Online Piano Lessons Videos 9 Free
    5 Pianojohn113 Youtube's Channel Videos 7 Free
    6 Lypur's Youtube Channel: Learn how to play piano Videos 6 Free
    7 PianoPlayingAdvice.com Websites 4 Free
    8 [TUTORIAL] How to Teach Yourself Piano: Tools and Tactics Articles 3 Free
    9 Beginner Basics: How to Teach Yourself Piano Websites 2 Free
    10 Online Pianist Websites 1 Free
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