The Piano-Forte (soft-loud) is known in modern terms as the
piano. With the advent of electronics, the different variations of piano
style instruments are often referred to as keyboards. Due to a hand
injury, I teach beginning students the basics and what I call "rhythm piano".
In "rhythm piano", you'll learn how to play chords and bass lines that will
allow you to play the background to your favorite songs so that you can get out
of the shower and sing for your family and friends. Well, if you don't
sing, maybe your family and friends can help you out. It's a lot of fun and it's
taught from the perspective of a guitarist. As a matter of fact, it was
called "strumming" in college. Additionally, I'll take you through scales
and a lot of theory and history.
EMPHASIS OF STUDY:
ELEMENTARY STUDIES: SCALES, CHORDS &
MUSIC: STANDARD NOTATION/EAR TRAINING
THE INSTRUMENT: PLAYING IN A BAND
HISTORY OF THE INSTRUMENT
I recommend the David Glover system.
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