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How to teach yourself keyboard from books


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									         How to teach yourself keyboard from books
Do you love the idea of being a self taught keyboard playing and learning from just books?

Are you a motivated person, who is good at sitting down and focusing on something without the
support of a teacher or fellow colleagues?

Some people are great at disciplining themselves and once they get something in their head that
they want to do, then they will dedicate regular time slots to practice.

Learning from books is a very logical way to play keyboard for some people, but for others they
could find learning from a book confusing and not really grasp the concept behind keyboard.

If learning by this way works for you, then take the opportunity to pursue your hobby and within a
short period you will be playing classic pieces that you can showcase to all your family and friends.

It is a great way of gradually building a repertoire of your favourite songs, and learning sight reading
from when you start playing is a great skill to have and can open up endless opportunities for you.

Books that are great for beginners are: -

    -   The Complete keyboard player by Kenneth Baker. This book is very informative and is laid
        out in an easy step by step format which is perfect to use when teaching yourself, and it
        gradually progresses through the book.

    -   Get yourself a Scale book. The ABRSM scales arpeggios and broken chords are a good book
        along with Hanon virtuoso exercise book one.

    -   Get organised and get your books to arrive the day your keyboard does, so you are all

    Once you are organised with your books, set yourself a plan to learn one scale in your first
    lesson – C Major contrary motion scale is a good one for a beginner to keyboard, and Hanon
    exercise one is another.

    -   Get yourself familiar with the repetitive note pattern on the keyboard, and challenge
        yourself to playing games where you need to find each individual note in a time scale – start
        with 20 seconds and then reduce it every night by 5 seconds.

    -   Play the first piece of music given in your book. This will normally be a piece using just your
        right hand initially. Once you complete this the next song will incorporate both hands but at
        different times.
    -   Practice every day for at least 20-30 minutes, break this down into shorter bursts if you need
        too, and try to dedicate some time everyday even if it ends up only being 5 minutes, it will
        be worth it!

It can take many years of practice to reach the standard to be able play your own one hour song
repertoire on piano or keyboard.

But what if there was a simple method that could show any beginner how to do it in just 12 days?
Find out how it’s done...Easy Keyboard Lessons

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