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wollace03
post Feb 17 2013, 08:20 AM
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Hi!

I just bought a yamaha clp-470 for my sons and I really fell in love with the piano!

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so I am looking for good online lessons or ressources for me to learn the basics of the piano to use it for some recording or just to play around.
I don´t want to learn the way my son learns because I dont want to become a serious piano player (I have enough to do with the guitar).
I just wanna compose some melodies, use it for some recording in my own songs and for some midi recording - well and maybe play a few easy songs. and of course I hope that it helps my to get better at music-theory.

so are there other piano playing guitarist and do you have some tips for me how to learn?



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post Feb 17 2013, 12:16 PM
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I have no clue on how to do it academically, but, if I were to start from scratch, I would use my theory knowledge and apply it on another instrument smile.gif

On the other hand, you might want to take a look here: http://teach-yourself-piano.no1reviews.com/


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post Feb 17 2013, 12:31 PM
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I've taught myself to play bass notes on left hand and chords on right hand. I find I can play a lot of stuff with this. With the chords I my play them as arpeggios and add extra notes. I also sit with my kids and help them with lessons so I'm learning properly.
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post Feb 17 2013, 12:33 PM
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thanxs!

there some stuff to check out!
the main reason I wanna lean to play piano is to get better at theory - right now I am not good enough to use much of my theory to learn the piano.... although I am able to see and play triads and "chords" on the piano .....


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post Feb 17 2013, 03:29 PM
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I've got back into trying to play too.

Thank God I use midi and can quantize and fix my mistakes!

I want to get better at playing and that I guess will come with more practice.


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post Feb 18 2013, 08:44 AM
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The only thing that I have actually took time to figure out on the piano, was a little phrase - obsessive and repeating - played by a little monkey on a barrel organ at the circus smile.gif


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post Feb 21 2013, 09:57 PM
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Hey, nice to see that other gutarist play the piano. I took piano lessons in my childhood.

I think it's good to start playing cords with the left hand and play the melody with the right. I often play in that way and it works geat.

My suggestion for you in 4 steps:
1: choose 4 cords
2: play them with the left hand and repeat it
3: play a simple melody with the right hand over it
4: when you are confident with that you can change the speed or the beat (4/4 to 3/4 ...) or play more than one note with the right hand....

If you are interested, I can do a short video with this 4 steps. It will may help you.
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post Feb 22 2013, 09:14 AM
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QUOTE (Ninjastorm @ Feb 21 2013, 08:57 PM) *
Hey, nice to see that other gutarist play the piano. I took piano lessons in my childhood.

I think it's good to start playing cords with the left hand and play the melody with the right. I often play in that way and it works geat.

My suggestion for you in 4 steps:
1: choose 4 cords
2: play them with the left hand and repeat it
3: play a simple melody with the right hand over it
4: when you are confident with that you can change the speed or the beat (4/4 to 3/4 ...) or play more than one note with the right hand....

If you are interested, I can do a short video with this 4 steps. It will may help you.


Any inspirational video is welcome here smile.gif Feel free to share it with us man!


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post Feb 22 2013, 09:35 AM
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Hi ninjastorm!
A video would be great!
thanxs for the tip.
I tried it today in the morning with F / Bb / C7 / F - it was great fun and really sounded like music - although it is very hard to concentrate on both hands at the same time!



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post Feb 22 2013, 11:04 AM
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Concentrate on both hand is may the most difficult part here. But this is increasing automatically with practise. The different to the guitar is to play with both hands asynchronous.

I will upload the video as soon as possible wink.gif
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post Feb 23 2013, 08:01 AM
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Looking forward to it smile.gif


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post Feb 23 2013, 03:34 PM
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Thank for your interest in a piano video biggrin.gif

And here it is. There are some mistakes in the playing and i had to EQ the sound a bit. But it should be ok now. wink.gif



(You will find more information in the description on youtube.)

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post Feb 23 2013, 03:49 PM
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I took piano lessons when I was 8 years old, and then on for several years. I learned a lot about theory. It wasn't until in my late teens I would pick up the guitar. Unfortunately, I stopped playing piano all together, so now I'm out of practice. Great playing, Ninjastorm!

Actually, I just remembered I have a tutorial on how to play Chopsticks. I made it back in November 2009. smile.gif



I also have a September 2009 video of my playing an old hymn "Sweet Hour of Prayer."



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post Feb 23 2013, 04:26 PM
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thanx for the videos....
very inspiring to see other guys here playing piano beside of guitarplaying...
..sweet hour of praying is a nice piece of music!!

and ninjastorm, your lesson vid sounds amazing... I will try that tonight. 4 chords and a little melody and it sounds like a real amazing song!!! I will definitely learn that,.....


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post Feb 24 2013, 11:55 AM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Feb 23 2013, 03:49 PM) *
I took piano lessons when I was 8 years old, and then on for several years. I learned a lot about theory. It wasn't until in my late teens I would pick up the guitar. Unfortunately, I stopped playing piano all together, so now I'm out of practice. Great playing, Ninjastorm!


thx.You will may give the piano a second chance. I would love to see more piano videos from you. rolleyes.gif

QUOTE (wollace03 @ Feb 23 2013, 04:26 PM) *
thanx for the videos....
very inspiring to see other guys here playing piano beside of guitarplaying...
..sweet hour of praying is a nice piece of music!!

and ninjastorm, your lesson vid sounds amazing... I will try that tonight. 4 chords and a little melody and it sounds like a real amazing song!!! I will definitely learn that,.....


My pleasure! Good luck for your improvisation! wink.gif
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post Feb 24 2013, 04:59 PM
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I enjoyed the video very much and I think I spotted some principles regarding the hand synch out of the phrases you have played smile.gif Thank you!


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