Hi! My musical goal is to learn to play the piano by ear. I want to know how to improvise, learn chords etc. After I can play by ear reasonably well I intend to learn to sight read and afterwards when I am comfortable with my piano level I plan on taking formal piano lessons to perfect my technique etc. [I'm pretty much a beginner now]
I've already got the lowdown on Piano Magic and it seems like quite a good course to do for playing by ear but I'm concerned that I won't have enough time in the coming year to go on the forum and interact online as I will be doing my major exam to get into university and PM seems to only work if you bother interacting online...
[But I might join after my exams ^^]
Anyway does anyone have any 'play by ear' courses that they can recommend? I checked out Duane Shinn's courses and they seem okay... other than the One year course I havent read many comments on his other courses.. And I'm a bit tight on money so I dont think I can dish out $1000 as serious I may be about piano... maybe some time in the future...
How To Play Chord Piano...In 10 Days!
Classical Piano For Beginners!
"How To Make Cool Sounds On Any Keyboard!"
A Six Month Course In Music Theory & Harmony
Has anyone tried the above courses? Some seem rather pricey and while he has a huge selection of courses it seems ridiculous that he would charge $40 for his 'How To Use The Metronome To Keep a Steady Beat' and 'How To Memorize Music Quickly' courses and I'm concerned that alot of his courses such as '"How To Transpose & Modulate", "How To Match The Melody Notes Of Any Song To A Chord In Your Left Hand" and
"How To Predict Which Chord Comes Next In a Song"' are already covered in his lengthy months + courses.. [well they should be covered as they seem essential enough for piano learning, is he just trying to make more money here?!]
Anyone tried out his 'How to play piano by ear'? Is the course suited for beginners or is there a certain level of skill assumed in this course? Is it effective?
Oh, has anyone tried Piano by Pattern or Rocket Piano? Piano by Pattern promises you will learn how to play by ear in HOURS or else you can get a full refund AND keep the course. Sounds too good to be true. Is it?
As for Rocket Piano, its ranked quite high in alot of review websites but I have yet to see any posts on people who have tried this course out on any forums... anyone?