Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
128 registered (Amir, Anita Potter, anamnesis, Al LaPorte, Aceituna, Almaviva, 31 invisible), 1463 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1091895 - 12/08/07 03:24 AM Another beginner
Zanarkand Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 6
Hey all,

I'm 16 and turning 17 in January I'm completely new to Piano. I have no music background or anything. I decided to learn because I want to learn to play an instrument and I nothing better to do for the 10 weeks holiday

I got a Casio CTK-551 keyboard and I hate it hopefully my parents will get me a yamaha p70 for Christmas or birthday.

Anyway... At the moment I'm reading the stuff from pianonanny.com . Anyone else used this website before? I'm also using musictheory.net's note trainer. It's pretty good I guess.

Thanks \:\)

(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1091896 - 12/08/07 03:26 AM Re: Another beginner
Zanarkand Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 6
Oh, and should I get that alfred's book?

#1091897 - 12/08/07 08:55 AM Re: Another beginner
Donna R. Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 794
Hi Zanarkand,

It would be a good idea to get Alfred's Adult All-In-One, I think. It moves along quite quickly and has everything you need for a good basic skill set you can build on.

Hope Santa brings you the P70!

#1091898 - 12/08/07 09:08 AM Re: Another beginner
gmm1 Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/03/06
Posts: 1674
Loc: Spokane WA
Welcome Zanarkand.

I can understand why you want a p70. The CTK-551 is an entry level synch with limited poly and few voices. It is designed to be a controller with limited stand-alone features.

Here's hoping your Christmas wish happens for ya.

As far as the on-line beginner's course, I have no advice either way, as I am not familiar with it. The concept of learning this way is as valid as any other, IMHO.

But, for me, I am "old-school". I like books. I enjoy reading pieces away from both keyboards. For me, I want the lessons in book form. To each his/her own.

Good luck and have fun. Let us know how it goes.
"There is nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself." Johann Sebastian Bach/Gyro

#1091899 - 12/08/07 10:57 AM Re: Another beginner
PianoTeacherKim Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 255
Loc: Kailua-Kona, HI
HI Zanarkand!

Here's hoping for a great Christmas keyboard for you!

Alfred's All-In-One is a good choice. I also really like the Faber & Faber Adult Piano Adventures series. Both the Alfred's and the Faber come with CD's so you can hear what you're practicing toward. I like the music better in the Faber books, I find it more interesting!

There's a great, free, printable music theory course at:

There are lots of free piano piano lessons on YouTube, too. Any chance you could get some piano lessons for the new year? A teacher can get you started on the right foot! OK, had to say it. I'm a teacher, after all!

Most of all, enjoy yourself. And feel free to come to the forums and ask questions -- so many people will be happy to help you!


Find some help for stage fright and share what helps you -- Stage Fright Tips. Let's learn from each other!

#1091900 - 12/09/07 10:18 PM Re: Another beginner
Zanarkand Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 6
Thank you all \:\)

Where is the best place to look for a piano teacher?

#1091901 - 12/09/07 10:46 PM Re: Another beginner
PianoN00b Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/15/07
Posts: 262
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Zanarkand... You play Final Fantasy 10?

I am piano noob today; I will be piano pro tomorrow.

Started Piano 7-2007.

By the way, call me Yang. \:\)

#1091902 - 12/10/07 03:43 AM Re: Another beginner
Zanarkand Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 6
I got half way and stopped playing, haha!

Might start playing again though \:\)

To Zanarkand is the best game theme ever IMO. It's the best!! xD

#1091903 - 12/10/07 09:18 AM Re: Another beginner
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012

Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17849
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Welcome to the forum, Zanarkand. There's a bunch of good video game music out there, and a lot of it is nowhere near as hard as "To Zanarkand." Search the archives for "video game," "Final Fantasy," and "anime" and you'll find some good threads with links to sheet music sites.

The best way to find a teacher is word of mouth. Do you know anybody in your city who is taking lessons?
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

#1091904 - 12/10/07 10:38 AM Re: Another beginner
Triryche Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 1451
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Welcome to the forum Zanarkand!!

Hope you get your Yamaha, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.

btw, although I’ve been outta the loop for a while, I love FF.
FF VII was the last one I enjoyed.

#1091905 - 12/10/07 09:43 PM Re: Another beginner
Zanarkand Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 6

The best way to find a teacher is word of mouth. Do you know anybody in your city who is taking lessons?
I live in Australia, Canberra. I don't know anyone that's taking piano lessons \:\(

#1091906 - 12/10/07 09:51 PM Re: Another beginner
Kawaigirl1 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 989
Loc: Toronto
Welcome Zanarkand \:\)

When I first saw the heading, I thought the thread was talking about the piece To Zanarkand not realizing that was your screen name \:D


#1091907 - 12/10/07 09:55 PM Re: Another beginner
Zanarkand Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 6


Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
circle of 5ths coaster
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Hal Leonard Teacher VIP
Hal Leonard Teacher VIP Your Source for Piano Music
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Equal finger pressure on chords
by Peyton
33 minutes 20 seconds ago
Easy pieces in B major for begginers
by Aceituna
Today at 06:10 AM
Should I apply for bachelor or master degree?
by tobevirtuoso
Today at 06:09 AM
a special recording of a 1940 N.Y. Steinway D
by Michael Sayers
Today at 04:45 AM
Giggle time
by Jytte
Today at 03:45 AM
What's Hot!!
Trade Regrets: Gary Trafton - Piano Rep
Historic Piano Documents
Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
Forum Stats
78,719 Registered Members
43 Forums
162,873 Topics
2,390,612 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |

copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission