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    Learning Piano

    I figure most of you here are experienced musicians and I am interested in learning piano, I don't have the time or budget to go to a school but I was hoping someone could recommend some books and home lessons I can use to teach myself on my off time, something to get me started.

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    Re: Learning Piano

    I learned on the Faber Piano Adventures method, which I felt was very good.
    Here's a link to the site: http://www.fjhmusic.com/piano/pianoadventure.htm

    -Chris

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    Re: Learning Piano

    Hi nofish,

    I actually made a post similar to yours about I year ago. falcon1 recommended to me these "Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course" books:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0882846167/

    I bought the first two books (I'm near the end of the first one . . . I haven't been spending a lot of time with them this year . . . I've been busy with other things, as usual ). They're easy to follow and very helpful. Of course, what it really comes down to is practice practice practice which no amount of reading can replace, but these books are pretty much "practice assistance" books, giving you something easy to practice, then gradually increasing the skill level you'll need.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Learning Piano

    I recommend "The Piano Handbook" by Carl Humphries. It has all the basics, plus some theory and it goes up to some advanced stuff. It also has a cd to accompany the lessons.

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    Re: Learning Piano

    Thanks for the recommendations guys they look interesting.

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    Re: Learning Piano

    Quote Originally Posted by nofish
    I figure most of you here are experienced musicians and I am interested in learning piano, I don't have the time or budget to go to a school but I was hoping someone could recommend some books and home lessons I can use to teach myself on my off time, something to get me started.
    Don't overlook Bastien.

    Richard

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    Re: Learning Piano

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    Re: Learning Piano

    There are some online piano courses also.

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