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Is It Possible to Teach Yourself Piano

learn to play piano by yourselfLearning music isn’t easy, especially if you aren’t familiar with it in the first place. After all, how can you learn something on your own if you don’t know what it is to begin with?

You couldn’t simply sit down at a table and learn trigonometry just because you tell yourself you can. It would be nice, but it isn’t very realistic. Learning takes prior knowledge, and since you don’t have it yourself, you need to get that knowledge from some outside source.

That is why, in this article, we are going to discuss whether or not it is possible to teach yourself piano.

So first off, since we already explained that you can’t teach yourself something that you have no prior knowledge of, you need to find some prior knowledge. Luckily, that is something that is very, very easy to do.

Instructional DVDs and books and other materials are easy to find, and even easier to use. In fact, our favorite DVD set, the Learn and Master Piano system, contains DVDs, CDs and books. However, systems like this aren’t necessary; a basic piano book will be good enough to start off with, as long as you do a little bit of research beforehand and stick to using it in a linear order.

(Later on such things won’t matter, but at the star, you’ll want all of your learning to be in order—thus, you will want to learn your scales before your chords as you will understand them much better, and melody building before transcription, as a basic knowledge of building melodies will help you to get a good hold on transcribing later on.)

self teaching and motivational piano lessonsNow teaching yourself from a book or from a DVD set is fairly simple. In most cases, the lessons will be outlined for you so that you won’t have to worry about planning. The one thing you will have to worry about is practicing. The best way to get in the habit of practicing often, and practicing well, is by making a schedule.

You want to make your practice schedule so that it does not interfere with other activities such as sports, or daily necessities like school and work. Make the schedule consistent and allow yourself some leniency for hours, meaning don’t make your practice schedule so extreme that there is no hope of you being able to actually practice for the stated amount of hours.

You want something realistic, and something that you will be able to accomplish week in and week out. It may also help if you design a sheet on which you write down your skipped practices, or missed practices, as it will help you to decide whether or not you are slacking, then take the initiative to work yourself back into practicing on the right schedule.

In the end, we’ve shown that it is possible to teach yourself piano. All that is requires is a little bit of hard work, some dedication, and the ability to consistently adhere to a schedule. If this sounds like something you can do, then go for it!

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