Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 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

Trying Something New with Search
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
46 registered (barakbk, augustm, ando, alwatson, 14 invisible), 1353 Guests and 8 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
*Live Piano Venues
*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
#2103152 - 06/16/13 02:32 AM Étude......my solution to daily practice
DashanDad Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/15/13
Posts: 79
Loc: Iowa
I am a night owl.

Family asleep but turned the volume down on my daughters key board and spent some time learning.

Sweet stuff. I would like to find something similar that hill help with the music theory and programming the brain,hands.

Just stating that étude is utter coolness.
Thomas Scott Haynie

Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2103233 - 06/16/13 09:48 AM Re: Étude......my solution to daily practice [Re: DashanDad]
Rickster Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 10678
Loc: Georgia, USA
I too have played my piano late into the night. Playing at 3:00am seems to have a certain charm all its own. smile

Of course, I can't play very well, but I do enjoy what little I can play.

As far as learning the keyboard, the consensus here on PW is to get a good teacher first and foremost. Otherwise, I'd suggest starting with learning the basic notes, scales and chord variations, along with proper finger and hand technique. This in itself will go a long way in helping to train the brain (left and right) and hands to work together and independently. I call it keyboard familiarization.

However, once again, me giving advice about learning to play the piano is like the blind leading the blind. smile

Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel

#2103320 - 06/16/13 12:51 PM Re: Étude......my solution to daily practice [Re: DashanDad]
Dave B Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 2569
Loc: Philadelphia area
I agree .... it's all about chord patterns and scales that go along with the chords. Learn your chords (Harmony)first!
"Imagine it in all its primatic colorings, its counterpart in our souls - our souls that are great pianos whose strings, of honey and of steel, the divisions of the rainbow set twanging, loosing on the air great novels of adventure!" - William Carlos Williams

#2103603 - 06/17/13 12:12 AM Re: Étude......my solution to daily practice [Re: Rickster]
laguna_greg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 1790
Loc: guess where in CA and WA
Originally Posted By: Rickster

I too have played my piano late into the night. Playing at 3:00am seems to have a certain charm all its own.....

Rick, I couldn't do that until I moved all the way out into the country on a couple of acres (still haven't seen the neighbors yet after 2 years), and soundproofed all the bedrooms.

And I just LOVE IT!!!!!
Laguna Greg

1919 Mason & Hamlin AA
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-dempster/34/325/6b9/ (my day job)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Taubman (an article I wrote about one of my teachers)

(ad 800) Pearl River
Pearl River the world's best selling piano
#2103830 - 06/17/13 12:47 PM Re: Étude......my solution to daily practice [Re: DashanDad]
DashanDad Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/15/13
Posts: 79
Loc: Iowa
My daughter gets the real teacher. I do her lessons also. so I can help her and be certain that she is practicing right.

YEs we make her go but she'll thank us. I had a chance to learn piano as a kid and passed it up .. then about 25 I wanted it but it was too late. No $ no time no piano.

Now at 39 I'm content to give it 40- min to an hour or so at night on a semi daily basis with no real end goal beyond reach a point of compotence that I can enjoy playing.

Some of the stuff by Adele seem manageable for the beginner.
Thomas Scott Haynie


Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Some New Piano World STATS

Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

Piano Classified Ads
Piano Lamps
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com, beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Pianoteq
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Request for Suggestions on Reference Material on J.S. Bach
by symphonicdance
Today at 12:59 AM
Sprunck manufacturer?
by M. Laura Linares
Yesterday at 10:14 PM
Roland RD800 vs Casio PX-5S
by hag01
Yesterday at 09:50 PM
Facebook group for Kurzweil Mark series users
by will7370
Yesterday at 06:36 PM
Multiple sets of regulating buttons?
by jdevajames
Yesterday at 03:38 PM
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,323 Registered Members
44 Forums
175,913 Topics
2,565,086 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission