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Post by Steven Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:19 am

Hello I'm Steven I'm 20, I'm from the UK I have played Piano for about 9 years but never actually sat down and learned how to play. I only know how to play songs that I have been taught. I'm not the best at playing but I am willing to learn. I found you're lessons on youtube, I think its great that you do all of you're lessons for free.

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Post by jytte Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:43 pm

Hello Steven, let me offer you a little friendly advice:

Watch Andrew's videos from the start. (You might want to watch #17 first, then 1,2 and so on.)
Take the time to learn to read music. If you follow these videos and practice a few weeks, you will know how to read music and learn any new piece you want, and it will make the whole experience SO much better for you.

I too had a keyboard at your age (some 30 years ago), learned to play a few songs, without bothering to learn to read notes. For a few years I'd sit and 'make noise' to my own amusement, but never progressed any further, and eventually gave it up. I always regretted not having invested the time and effort in learning to play properly.

Now, at 54, I just started out again. I got a new keyboard 3 weeks ago, and started out from scratch again. After 3 weeks of watching Andrew's videos (so far 1-6,11 and 17), and practicing 4-5 hours every day (I have the time and I'm dedicated), I am now able to read a sheet of music, play level-1 pieces nicely with both hands, learn any new piece (albeit slowly) that I want, and I'm as happy as a tornado in a trailer park!

I also found these two websites
makingmusicfun.net
gmajormusictheory.org
they both offer free sheets (with sound files as well) to download, in several levels from the very basic

soundswell.co.uk offer free sightreading practice sheets.

You could also consider downloading NoteCard 3.0 (here), it's an excellent little "game" to practice reading notes.

Best of luck to you,

Jytte
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Post by Steven Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:46 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome and the links but on the note card website the download links does not work Sad But I have found notecard 2.0 to download

Thank you
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Post by Rayman Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:29 pm

Welcome Steven - and thanks for your post Jytte. Those links are very useful.

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Post by jytte Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:13 am

Steven, sorry bout the broken link
THIS LINK does work for downloading the 3.0 version
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Post by Klavier Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:54 pm

Welcome dude, I'm 6 days off being 20 myself and I'm from the Uk too! I haven't played piano for 9 years though like you have and am just starting out but boy am I having fun! ^_^

P.s. Nice links Jytte!
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