Playing the piano without having someone to teach you can be difficult. It is like gambling your time and effort based on your own knowledge and understanding. To learn the piano online can have its ups and downs. So decide if you’re really up to the test of playing without the thought of giving up.

Whenever you go to a web page that offers a lot of promises with their online lessons, they do not tell you the downs of learning it without having someone who could tell you if you’re doing it the right way.

In this article, the advantages and disadvantages of playing a piano is discussed.

Advantages

• The Internet is flooded with millions of searches about learning the piano online. There are those for beginners and for those who want further instruction not found in any manual whatsoever.

• This is totally free. Not unless if you become enticed with the offline CDs and visuals that the website also offers.

• It is more updated than the books and manuals that are bought outside.

• Those who made the websites are freelance musicians that are willing to share their knowledge, facts, ideals and secrets to learn piano the easiest way possible.

• It is filled with so much details and songs you can choose from. Wide array of songs to include in your list.

• It can also help you choose if you want to play jazz, rock, funk, classic, metal and many more.

• You are entitled to rewind every step that you didn’t decipher.

• Every rhythm and pattern is taught thoroughly to help the students understand each line. A lot of online lessons let you read notes and chords at a stage so advanced and at the same time enjoy the directory of entries and resources.

• Aside from the advanced lessons, there are also at least a hundred thousand tricks, patterns and fills. The internet enables online libraries filled with resources that are readily available to those who need it. Furthermore, if you’re kind of slow, chords, grooves and scales can be recapped with the help of their glossary.

• It offers wide range recordings that are also intended for those who can’t read music.

• Easy ways to practice and tackle even the hardest patterns, scales and chords can now be achieved at the touch of your fingertips.

• You also get the chance to choose from top instrument shops because these sites include their cheap yet of best quality. They could show you where and how much you can get from these stores.

• You could play and learn anytime you want, whenever you’re available. Your time is all yours.

Disadvantages

• Nothing compares with the real thing. Playing online is like a lifeless form of learning. It doesn’t incur pure satisfaction.

• Questions can’t be answered at a prompt. There are doubts that would fill your mind every once in a while. And to send some questions through the net would require waiting and this will take days.

• No one will see your mistakes and tell you that what you’re doing is wrong. And the thing about that is you can never right your wrongs without anyone telling you.

 

Once you have recognized your future in front of the piano, it can be a start. Eventually it becomes more easy and fun. You can play almost all of the songs written in songbooks fluently. You can even write your own composition.

Now that you have established that energy in you, there’s still something that lacks. Why, do you think it’s enough to have the spirit without even knowing the chords? If you have mastered and identified the basic and major chords, things would be more favorable.

Alright, here are some bits on learning the notes on the piano. After these simple steps, you’ll have a brief background on fingering.

Lesson # 1

There are 88 keys comprising of 12 notes (white and black keys included). These basic notes are the seven basic letters namely A-note, B-note, C-note, D-note, E-note, F-note and the G-note. The first key colored in white is the C-note. You have to remember that the C-note is always the key that is connected in front of two black keys. While the F-note is the key that stands in front of three black keys compacted together. From the first C-note to the next C-note is called Octave.


Lesson # 2

Black notes represent sharps and flats. But they are used in a different way that would depend which side you’re going to start. A (#) that symbolizes a sharp is the black key right after the white key. While a (b) is known as the flat. You can recognize this by spotting the first black note indicated on the keyboard. With these definitions, you can conclude that a Db is also a C#. Easy, right? No need to fuss about it. Familiarize these notes and master it.

Lesson # 3

The lesson doesn’t stop there. You have to realize that the C key right in the middle of the keyboard is also known as the middle C. You can easily spot this because it’s usually right below the piano’s name. The middle C can function as a wall that separates the right to the left. This means that those situated at the right part of the middle C is for the right hand and fingers to play. That goes with the left hand and keys.

Down with the fingering techniques. Once you have memorized and familiarized yourself with the notes, it’s time to let your fingers do want their meant to do. Teach those fingers to act the way a pianist should.

Fingering is simple for as long as you make all those fingers work. After learning the notes, stare at your keyboard and put the necessary fingers on the important keys. To do this task, find the middle C. This would be your basis to find all other keys like D, E, F, and so on. Remember, major keys are the white keys.

You’ll notice that the piano’s keyboard is number from 1-5. This will enable you to trace where to put your fingers. 1 is equivalent to the thumb. 2 is your index finger. 3 is for the middle finger. 4 is the ring finger. Lastly, 5 is the pinkie. As starters, you must put your thumb corresponding to the C-note. Locating the other keys would be easier if you first find the middle C.

Run your fingers through these notes. Make sure that every key corresponds with a different finger. Try it in a slow then a moderate aiming for a faster pace.