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Are you interested in learning the piano? Are you just starting out or do you want to improve? So you are at the good place. Here you can take your first steps on the piano. You will learn the notes, how to play them on your keyboard, how to build your chords and how to chain them. You can also work on different rhythms to be able to play along to your favorite songs. Finally, you will discover a set of techniques that will allow you to improve your piano skills and play more complex pieces. 

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Beginner piano

Notes on the piano

Musical notes have been an essential form of human expression for thousands of years. Guido d'Arezzo, a Benedictine monk, is credited with developing the current notation system with his "solmization", assigning a syllable to each note in a scale. The English system "do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-si" arises from this. Modern musical notation uses a five-line staff where the oval notes are placed. The pitch of a note is indicated by its vertical position on the staff, lower near the bottom and higher near the top. Extra lines are added for notes above or below the main staff. This is how notes are written and read these days. Notes are essential for being able to construct chords, read sheet music and understand musical harmony. You will learn to identify them on a musical staff and place them correctly on your piano.

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The notes

Beginner piano > Notes on the piano
Level : Beginner

Identify your notes and their positions on your piano — 2.56 mins

Basic piano chords

In this "Easy Piano Chords" section you will find a set of videos showing you how to play the different basic chords on the piano. We'll show you major chords and minor chords. Before tackling these courses, I advise you (if you have not yet done so) to consult the course “notes on the piano”. These chords are one of the first things you need to learn to be able to play your first pieces on the piano. A simple tip is to use intervals to very easily find all your chords.

Free Accords de bases piano
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Simple piano chords

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn the basic major and minor chords on the piano — 1 minute

Free Do majeur piano
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C major piano

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn to play the C major (C) chord on the piano — 0.28 min

Free Do mineur au piano
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C minor piano

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn the C minor (C) chord on the piano — 0.30 mins

Free Re majeur au piano
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D major piano

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn to play the D major (D) chord on the piano — 0.30 mins

Free Re mineur au piano
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D minor piano

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn to play the D minor (Dm) chords — 0.30 mins

Free Mi majeur au piano
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E major piano

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn to play the E major (E) chord on the piano — 3.28 mins

Free Mi mineur au piano
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E minor piano

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn to construct the E minor (Em) chords on the piano — 0.30 mins

Free Fa majeur au piano
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F major piano

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn the F major (F) chord on the piano — 0.33 mins

Free Fa mineur au piano
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F minor piano

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn to play the F major (F) chord on the piano — 0.34 mins

Free Sol majeur au piano
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G major piano

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn the G major (G) chord on the piano — 0.34 mins

Free Sol mineur au piano
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G minor piano

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn to play the G minor chord on the piano — 0.30 mins

Free La majeur au piano
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A major piano

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn to play the A major (A) chords on the piano — 0.34 mins

Free La mineur au piano
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A minor piano

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn to play the A minor (Am) chord on the piano — 0.30 mins

Free Si majeur au piano
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B major piano

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn to play the B major (B) chord on the piano — 0.31 mins

Free Si mineur au piano
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B minor piano

Beginner piano > Basic piano chords
Level : Beginner

Learn to play the B minor (Bm) chord on the piano — 0.28 min

Making chord sequences easier on the piano: Tips

Imagine yourself as a beginner pianist, mastering chord sequences with ease! It's an essential skill that will allow you to play chords rhythmically and fluidly. At first it may seem a little difficult, but don't worry, I have a great tip up my sleeve to help you progress quickly in this area. The idea is to use chord inversions to ease your transitions and perfect your sound. If you don't know this technique, I advise you to work on the lesson on chord inversions on the piano before starting your work on the sequences.

Free Enchainements accords au piano
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Chord sequence

Beginner piano > Making chord sequences easier on the piano: Tips
Level : Initiated

Discover simple tips for understanding chord sequences on the piano — 1 minute

Free Enchainer C et G au piano
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Chain C and G on the piano

Beginner piano > Making chord sequences easier on the piano: Tips
Level : Initiated

Learn to chain C and G major on the piano — 3.50 mins

Free Enchainer Am et F au piano
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Chain Am and F on the piano

Beginner piano > Making chord sequences easier on the piano: Tips
Level : Initiated

Learn to chain A minor and F on the piano with the right fingerings — 3.50 mins

Free Enchainer A et E au piano
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Chain A and E on the piano

Beginner piano > Making chord sequences easier on the piano: Tips
Level : Initiated

Learn to chain A and E on the piano while limiting your movements — 3.50 mins

Free Enchainer Am et D au piano
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Chain Am and D on the piano

Beginner piano > Making chord sequences easier on the piano: Tips
Level : Initiated

Tips for easily chaining A minor and D on the piano — 3.50 mins

Free Enchainer Dm et A au piano
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Chain Dm and A on the piano

Beginner piano > Making chord sequences easier on the piano: Tips
Level : Initiated

How to easily chain D minor and A on the piano? — 3.50 mins

Free Enchainer C et Am au piano
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Chain C and Am on the piano

Beginner piano > Making chord sequences easier on the piano: Tips
Level : Initiated

Learn to chain C and Am easily with simple tips — 3.50 mins

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Chain F and C on the piano

Beginner piano > Making chord sequences easier on the piano: Tips
Level : Initiated

Learn how to fluently chain F and C on the piano — 3.50 mins

Improve your rhythm on the piano

Master the basics of rhythm on the piano

Learn the basics of rhythm on the piano. Understand and work on the different rhythms essential to building rhythm. Indeed, any song you want to learn has a time signature, a tempo, chords, melodies, and a main rhythm with variations. It is fundamental for you to understand the main rhythmic values so that you can correctly play the songs you prefer. Imagine yourself playing a piece on the piano with other musicians. You play the right chords, the right melody but you are not in rhythm. You will easily understand that there is a problem. A song sounds and especially grooves if all the musicians play their parts in rhythm. It will be necessary to add to this an excellent feeling for rhythm and a lot of collective practice (the group) to make a piece groove. But the basis of all this is knowing how to play in rhythm, so I advise you not to neglect these lessons.

Free Rythmiques piano
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Piano rhythm

Improve your rhythm on the piano > Master the basics of rhythm on the piano
Level : Beginner

Learn the 5 rhythmic values essential to good piano practice. — 1 minute

Free Les rondes au piano
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Whole notes

Improve your rhythm on the piano > Master the basics of rhythm on the piano
Level : Beginner

Learn to play piano notes — 0.37 mins

Free Les blanches au piano
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Half notes

Improve your rhythm on the piano > Master the basics of rhythm on the piano
Level : Beginner

Learn to play half notes easily on the piano — 0.37 mins

Free Les noires au piano
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Quarter notes

Improve your rhythm on the piano > Master the basics of rhythm on the piano
Level : Beginner

Learn to play quarter notes on the piano — 0.37 mins

Melanges rondes blanches et noires au piano
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Piano Rhythm Figure Mixtures

Improve your rhythm on the piano > Master the basics of rhythm on the piano
Level : Beginner

Learn to mix whole notes, half notes and quarter notes on the piano — 0.38 mins

Les croches au piano
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Eighth notes

Improve your rhythm on the piano > Master the basics of rhythm on the piano
Level : Initiated

TOP 5 exercises to familiarize yourself with eighth notes on the piano — 3.03 mins

La noire pointee au piano
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Dotted quarter note on piano

Improve your rhythm on the piano > Master the basics of rhythm on the piano
Level : Initiated

Understand the dotted quarter note and place it in rhythm correctly — 5.10 mins

Piano technique

Chord reversals on the piano: Advantages and uses

Did you know that there are lots of cool ways to play chords on the piano? These are called “chord inversions”. Imagine, when you play three notes together (this is called a "triad"), you have the choice of three ways to arrange them. And if you play four, you have four possible reversals, so cool! Piano chord inversions are very useful for making your music more fluid and enjoyable to play. No need to always stay in the same position for each chord, it gives you more freedom to move your hands while playing. And guess what ? Triad chords, you know, minor or major chords, that's exactly it! I also advise you to work on this course carefully before practicing playing different chords. So, are you ready to have fun with chord inversions on the piano?

Free Les renversements daccords au piano
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Piano chord inversions

Piano technique > Chord reversals on the piano: Advantages and uses
Level : Beginner

Understand the usefulness and benefits of chord inversions on the piano — 4.55 mins

Master arpeggios on the piano: a multitude of sounds

there are a seemingly infinite number of piano arpeggios! Piano arpeggio patterns are used to create a fast, smooth sound, helping to add speed to playing as well as improve your improvisation skills. Learning to play arpeggios is one of the first steps to understanding the science of creating beautiful harmonies on the piano keyboard. Playing piano arpeggios well is an art as well as a science. In this course, you will discover numerous combinations of arpeggios which will allow you to vary the sounds and tackle a large number of pieces on the piano.

Free Arpeges piano
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Piano arpeggios

Piano technique > Master arpeggios on the piano: a multitude of sounds
Level : Intermediate

Discover a must-have for your piano playing: arpeggios — 1 minute

Arpeges main droite
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Right hand arpeggios

Piano technique > Master arpeggios on the piano: a multitude of sounds
Level : Intermediate

6 practical exercises to introduce you to right-hand arpeggios on the piano — 4.50 mins

Arpeges main gauche
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Left hand arpeggios

Piano technique > Master arpeggios on the piano: a multitude of sounds
Level : Intermediate

6 practical exercises to discover left-hand arpeggios on the pia — 4 mins

Piano scales

Piano scales are super important for developing your playing skills and understanding the elements of music. If you've ever wondered why pianists play them, how they work and what benefits they provide, you've come to the right place. Indeed, you will learn to play major, minor and blues scales. If you spend a few minutes each day learning and practicing these scales, you will quickly see the benefits it brings you. Knowing the scales will allow you, among other things, to construct your chords (simple or rich) without making a mistake, to find new arpeggios, and to develop your ease and fluidity in your movements on the keyboard. Scales are essential for understanding harmony in music.

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Piano scales

Piano technique > Piano scales
Level : Beginner

Learn what piano scales are and their uses. — 1 minute

Intervalles gamme majeure piano
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Major Scale Intervals

Piano technique > Piano scales
Level : Initiated

Find your major scales without error thanks to intervals — 7.05 mins

Doigtes gammes majeures
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Major scale fingerings

Piano technique > Piano scales
Level : Initiated

Uses the correct fingerings to correctly perform certain major scales on the pia — 5.02 mins

The musician's toolbox : the fundamentals

Everything you need to know to play an instrument

This section is designed to give you a good start in your musical learning whatever your instrument. By taking the time to understand these basic concepts, you will be able to progress more quickly and flourish in the practice of your favorite instrument. And if you have any questions or difficulties, do not hesitate to come back to this section as often as necessary. It is designed to support you in your musical journey, whatever your starting level.

Free Tout savoir sur le metronome
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How to use a metronome?

The musician's toolbox: the fundamentals > Everything you need to know to play an instrument
Level : Beginner

Free online metronome to improve your rhythmic precision by choosing your tempo and number… — 2.58 mins

Free La Signature rythmique
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What is time signature?

The musician's toolbox: the fundamentals > Everything you need to know to play an instrument
Level : Beginner

The time signature in music is represented by a temporal fraction, composed of two numbers indicating… — 4.43 mins

Free La Notation internationale des accords
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Rating of international agreements

The musician's toolbox: the fundamentals > Everything you need to know to play an instrument
Level : Beginner

Learn to read the international symbols for chord notation in music. Capital letters… — 3.27 mins

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How to learn piano on the internet?

Cours de piano en ligne

Learning the piano can be very difficult for someone who has never played it, which is why you already need to show a lot of motivation and perseverance. Do you want to learn piano, keyboard online? Here is the online piano method for all levels! Whatever your level, you will find exercises here that will allow you to progress in a fun and easy way. You will learn to place your hands on the piano as well as the arpeggios. You will be able to learn or work on your music theory as well as improve your pace, your reading of notes and everything that is necessary to work on our cult intros and our favourites.

Online Piano Lessons: The Best Ways to Learn Piano

Do you want to learn piano ? Do you think it's complicated? This is false, but you must of course do things according to the rules of the art. You have a new piano. It's time to learn how to make beautiful music. This course will show you the best ways to learn piano.

Online piano lessons: Learn to play the piano easily with our lessons

Piano Tips for Beginners with Our Free Online Piano Lessons

Online piano lessons: Learn the basics easy for beginners

This may seem obvious but start with the basics. Sometimes we want to jump right in and try to see how far we can go at first. But if you don't start with simple things, you can burn out from failure or hurt your hands because they don't have the stamina to handle more complex music.

Online piano lessons: How to play the piano?

The first thing you need to focus on when playing is posture. You're going to be doing a lot of repetitive movements. Good posture will help reduce strain on your hands and wrists when playing. Once you're seated correctly, focus on learning the basic techniques. In the beginning, you have to perfect your form. Once you've learned the correct form, focus on learning the primary rhythms and chords that make up the songs you want to practice.

Online Piano Lessons: Establish a Practice Schedule and Stick to It

It's through practice that you become perfect. If you don't invest the time necessary to learn a skill, you won't get anywhere with it. Malcolm Gladwell is famous for developing the 10,000 hour rule. This number is the average time it takes for someone to become an expert at something. If you want to become good, you have to put in the hours. Try to train the same amount of time each day and don't stop. The more you work, the more you will improve.

Online piano lessons: Try to find patterns

Music is made up of patterns. If you take the time to learn what these patterns and progressions are, then it will be much easier for you to learn by ear. Instead of working on learning each note, you can learn patterns and play the songs you want faster. Learning patterns also helps you understand how melodies are constructed. You might not want to stick to other people's music. This will help you find your own jams!

Online piano lessons: Apply the 80/20 principle

The 80/20 principle has become popular in business and skills development. It’s a simple principle when you look at it more closely. The idea is that 80% of your progress will come 20% of the work you do. But how can knowing this help you? Don't put all your effort into learning every piano skill you can.

Online piano lessons: How to learn the piano alone?

Focus only on the skills that, once mastered, will make the rest of your learning easier. You can also use this principle to play the music you want to focus on. Chances are that what you want to play uses only a subset of the existing game types. Focus on what you need to know to play the music you love.

Online piano lessons: Play slowly at first

You are not yet a master musician. It's okay if you don't play your music quickly. Before you start working on speed, make sure you are precise. Spend your time making sure you hit all the right notes. As you accumulate practice time, muscle memory will begin to kick in. When this happens, you should see your speed start to improve. In the meantime, take it easy and do things correctly.

Online piano lessons: Warm up before practicing

It may not seem like much, but your hands do a lot of work. Like the rest of your body, if you don't make sure they're ready to work, you risk injury. Before you start, stretch your hands and do some warm-up exercises. These stretches will promote blood circulation in your hands and eliminate any stiffness in them. You can also get in the right frame of mind by practicing techniques and simple piano chord sequences before starting your practice.

Online piano lessons: Practice the music you love

You didn't start learning a new instrument to have a bad time. You want to have fun. When you're practicing, make sure you're striving to progress with the songs you love. Pop is an easy genre of music to learn. This music has simple melodies that are not difficult to understand. They are also catchy and won't be too boring to keep playing. There are also several piano songs for beginners that are catchy and good for practicing. Learn what they are and use them to practice your technique.

Online piano lessons: All the tips for learning the piano quickly!

Discover the best tips for learning the piano quickly! Whatever your age, you can learn to play the piano, and even very quickly! You can learn piano online in less than a month!
How ? By focusing on learning Chords that you want to play, and not just the same boring notes and old-fashioned exercises.
After all, most of us don't try to play the piano to classical music. We want to play modern songs, the popular music that we hear and enjoy every day.

Online Piano Lessons: How long does it take to learn piano technique?

How long does it take to acquire solid piano technique? First, we need to define what it means using a specific qualification.
I define solid technique as being able to play all 12 major scales at 90 bpm, in sixteenth notes. Of course not, but you have SOLID technique. You have the strength, dexterity and finger coordination to play most songs.

Online piano lessons: How to easily learn piano technique?

How long does it take to get there? About 12 weeks, IF, you practice 10 minutes a day for 5 to 6 days a week. This doesn't mean you can skip 5 days and train for an hour on the last day.
Anyone who has played the piano knows that doesn't count. Just playing scales over and over again won't give you results as quickly.
I have four lessons on accelerated piano learning in my free course, Become a Piano Superman.

Online piano lessons: How to learn piano quickly by ear?

How long does it take to get good at playing piano by ear? When I say “good,” I don't mean that you're a master of playing by ear, but what I mean is that you can learn a pop song in about 10 minutes by ear.
To get to this level, there are essentially two deadlines to respect. If you can already play songs with your bare hands, it will take you about 4 months to become a master of playing the piano by ear.
If you are a complete beginner and have never played a song hand-in-hand, it will take you about 6 months because you will have to learn other skills first.
First, as with technique, you need to practice 10 minutes a day, 5 to 6 days a week. Second, and I learned this the hard way, you have to use systematic exercises, you can't improvise.

Online Piano Lessons: How long does it take to learn songs on the piano?

How long does it take to get good at learning songs on the piano? This is a tricky question to define because it depends on the difficulty of the songs you are trying to play.
There's no real quantitative method to define this, so I've found something that works well. You are “good” at playing songs if a random person who hears you play says “You are good at piano”.
How long does it take ? About 6 months. During this period, you will need to train approximately 20 minutes per day, 5 to 6 days per week.
You'll need very specific training for this too, breaking your songs into sections and really focusing on the sections that need work and will push you.
Don't spend half your practice sessions playing the easy parts you already know - that won't give you the results you want in 6 months.

Online piano lessons: The training plan to learn the piano step by step

If you took 6 months to learn the piano, spent 10 minutes a day on scales, 10 minutes a day on playing by ear exercises, and 20 minutes a day on songs, you would:

– Have a solid technique
– Be able to play by ear
– Being able to play songs that people would say, “Wow, you’re really good on the piano.”

Online piano lessons: A total of 40 minutes per day for 6 months. That's all it takes.

You don't have 40 minutes a day? Let's say you only have 20 minutes. Maybe you spend 3 months focusing only on technique and playing by ear.
Another three months you can concentrate on performing songs. Then you'll go through both again and in a year or so you'll be good at all three.
Remember, it's all in the details, using the right techniques, exercises and strategies to accelerate your training.

Online piano lessons: Which site to learn piano online?

Online piano lessons have quickly become a popular way to learn to play the piano. They give you the flexibility to practice whenever you want, review lessons, and explore new ideas.
People who take online piano lessons can stay online, at home with their family and take lessons when their schedule allows.

Piano lessons: Is it difficult to learn piano?

It is not difficult to learn piano. Forget traditional piano lessons. Most “best” piano lessons for beginners or “best” piano teachers don’t always know how to tune into what you want to learn, which makes learning difficult. Everyone has a song they want to learn to play, and you shouldn't have to stuff yourself with dozens of Bach and Mozart songs just to achieve that goal.
Learn to play the songs you want to play quickly. Many traditional teachers base their curriculum on an outdated learning system.
They expect you to stay with them for years, even if you practice their lessons daily.
Basic piano lessons like these are too expensive, outdated, and don't give you enough time to learn theory and practice piano.

Online piano lessons: The Yooplay piano learning method: Tutorial and songs

Many online piano lessons teach too much boring music theory, but if you want to learn to play the piano quickly, you don't need another month-long music theory course.
What you need is an online piano course that teaches you piano like Yooplay; in other words, the fundamental steps to learning any song without sheet music, expensive lessons or mind-numbing exercises.
If you're like most people, chances are you've taken traditional lessons or tried to learn on your own.
In Jacques' online piano course you can learn to play the piano quickly and reliably.
You'll learn to play easy songs without sheet music and without long, frustrating piano exercises that seem to lead nowhere.

Online piano lessons: Learn piano for adults or children with our lessons

Our online piano method is perfect for the average person regardless of age (adult or child) and level. This person wants to learn or progress and acquire songs to play on the piano.
Maybe you want to skip endless basic piano lessons, or you just don't have enough time between your job, your kids, or your schedule.
Our lessons are the fastest way to learn piano with as little theory and drilling practice as possible.
Whether you're looking to learn a new hobby or wondering what it would be like to play, you can learn to play the piano quickly and efficiently.

Online piano lessons: Easy songs for all levels

When you hear a song for the first time and learn to play it on your own, it can be magical.
You start asking yourself questions like “How did they do that?” and “What are these agreements?”.
Songs can often sound more complicated than they are. When you play pop you're surprised to discover that once you master a few basics, most songs come easily.

If you can master six chords in each key, you can play almost any pop song. It sounds crazy, but it's true.
Of course, playing a song and mastering it are two different things.
A professionally trained pianist will sound better than a beginner, even if they play the same easy song.
It's a matter of training, practice and experience. The only way for you to reach this level is to start playing!

Online piano lessons: Master some basic techniques

When you start playing piano alone, easy piano songs will be those that don't move too much on the notes and have a fairly simple rhythm.
Of course, playing the piano involves using both hands at the same time.
However, if you've never played before, or haven't for a long time, it's best to start with songs that you can play with one hand.

When learning a song, regardless of the level, it is always best to learn each hand separately before you start playing the song with your hands together.
Also remember that you need to use the most logical finger on each note, which may take a bit of experimentation and finding what works best for you.
Once you find the best finger for each note to move easily, be careful to use the

Online Piano Lessons: Should I Read Music or Play by Ear?

Do I need to know how to read a score or can I practice the piano by ear without music theory?
Ultimately, the method to learn piano is up to you. The best thing to do is to learn to play the piano both ways.

You should start by reading music theory with sheet music reading, then complement this by learning music by ear.
Pianists who approach learning the instrument this way will have much more success and less difficulty becoming excellent at both areas.
A really good piano lesson like this will teach you all the principles you need to know to become a great pianist.

Online piano lessons: How to play piano by ear?

What is the method for playing the piano without music theory? Learning mainly to play the piano by ear without music theory is more adventurous, it has certain advantages.
First of all, having a well-developed musical ear is important for your development as a musician.
Being able to hear harmonies and work rhythms without music theory is really helpful during practice, and especially when you're memorizing a piece to play it.

Online piano lessons: Tips for playing piano by ear without music theory

Here are some tips that will help you make better use of playing the piano by ear without music theory on the internet.

Online Piano Lessons: Uses High-Quality Recordings

If you are going to reproduce a song successfully, the quality of the recording must also be good. Try playing music from a CD from a streaming platform.
On Yooplay thanks to our teaching method, you will be able to isolate the instruments and listen in HD quality.
Also be sure to use high-quality speakers or headphones with a wide frequency response range so you can hear all the high notes as well as the sound quality of the low notes.
If you use cheap headphones, there is a good chance that you will lose a lot of the quality and even miss crucial notes that are in the song.

Online piano lessons: Learn music in segments

The biggest part of learning music by ear is not rushing the process. Our brains can only process a limited amount of information at a time, and it's no different with music.
Start by learning music in small segments of 5 to 10 seconds or less. Work on separate hands first, then put hands together.
What you'll discover when you do this is that you can assign certain notes on the piano to one hand that you otherwise would have put into both.
Once you've learned at least 30 seconds of music, take a break and come back to it the next day. It gives you a chance to internalize the music and make a fresh start with the rest of the song on a new day.
Here are some useful tips to help you memorize music faster.

Online piano lessons: Cross-reference what you hear with the score or chords

Even if you learn music without reading it, it's helpful to cross-reference the score. Even some basic note reading skills will allow you to do this effectively.
Look at the music and find the parts where you weren't sure about certain chords and melodies. Play these parts slowly to make sure you're on the right track.
For this to work, your arrangement must be in the same key and meter as the recording so there is no confusion.
This method works well with classical music, but with more popular tunes the arrangements can vary greatly.
If you're not comfortable reading notes, it may be best to use a simple chord chart.

Online piano lessons: Hum while playing your piano melody

Humming or singing while playing really helps with memorization. Besides that, it also helps to understand which notes should come next in the melody.
There were several times when I was humming a melody but the note I was playing didn't match my tone.
Doing this helped me realize that I was playing the wrong key and needed to make an adjustment.
I think you'll find that it really helps the more you play the piano. You can always use humming or singing as a way to solidify your playing.

Online piano lessons: Try not to look at your fingers when you play

Always looking at your fingers is one of the bad habits. The piano is a very visual instrument, but it can be difficult to feel comfortable playing without reading the music.
One strategy I've used is to never look down when playing. I find that when you look down, you become too dependent on what you see happening.
This can really cause problems if you make a mistake or miss a note. This can throw off your entire arrangement and make it difficult to recover during the song.
This is why pianists must also learn by feeling the distance they have to travel between notes.
You can start by learning a piece by looking at the keys in segments. Shortly after, try to reproduce this entire section with your eyes closed.

Online piano lessons: Choosing the right song to start playing the piano

Beyond the theory, the practical exercises, the first lessons, choosing a favorite song to start with can be a little difficult for child or adult beginners.
One of the keys to determining which song is best for beginners is to analyze your abilities at the moment.
The first goal in developing new knowledge is to find the song that suits you best. After that, you will be confident enough to move forward.
You have to take into account different aspects when you want to learn or play an instrument. This includes your rhythm, playing techniques, etc.
Besides that, you need to be very determined and motivated because things will become even more difficult if you lack one thing and that is interest.

Example of songs for beginner pianists

“Imagine” beginner piano – John Lennon

“Imagine” is a classic song for piano beginners, it's John Lennon's most enduring hit during his solo years, and people love learning it because it's simple and impressive.
The video breakdown gives you a simplified version of the song, which is great to start with.
You get the general feel of all the chords, as well as some of the essential licks that make the song so recognizable.
It also teaches you the melody, which is very satisfying because it's such a popular melody. The verse is just a C and an F with a little passing note towards the G.
The chorus gets a little more complicated, but the video does a good job of simplifying it. Most people know this song so well that it practically plays itself!

“The Scientist” beginner piano – Coldplay

Coldplay is another great source of easy piano songs that are recognizable and sound awesome.
This song is very popular with beginning piano students for its easy melody and beautiful chord progression.
The general chord progression for this song is: Dm, Bb, F, Fsus2. Again, the sus2 chord simply means that you take the third of the chord and lower it to the next scale degree.
So, on the F chord, we go from F, A, C to F, G, C. Again, this creates a bit of tension, a bit of crunch, which sounds poppy and pleasing to the ears.
Try playing along with the recorded version of this song! It's a slow song like that, so it's not hard to exercise your fingers.

“Take Me To Church” beginner piano – Hozier

It's a fun song because the recording is very piano heavy, giant piano pop throughout the entire recording.
The chords are not difficult, but the progression is rather long. 
The general idea is: Em, Am, Em, Am. There are some variations, going up to G, then D and C.
The chorus is a whole different thing, with big crashing low notes.
Again, this song is fun to play along with, as the piano performance on the track is excellent.

“Someone like you” beginner piano – Adele

Adele is another great source for piano songs, as many of her songs are piano based.
This satisfying tune is in F# minor.
It has an arpeggiated bass line that can be a little difficult to master, but if it's something you want to work on anyway, then you should give it a try.

“Birds” – Imagine Dragons

Like many Imagine Dragons songs, “Birds” relies heavily on production.
But who would have thought it could be transformed into a magnificent piano ballad? Pay attention to those quick notes in the right hand.
This is probably the hardest part of the song.
Also note the movement in the left hand. Part of it is relatively easy but there are also parts that are a bit tricky.

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