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#2104642 - 06/18/13 09:59 PM Beginner Help
saintsimba Offline
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Registered: 06/16/13
Posts: 1
hi all,Im currently learning to play piano..I am looking for the best self help course available. My goal is to be able to play Rnb,gospel and basically play all the music thats stuck in my head. I have been looking at brian lucas target method anyone gone through it, would it be the best method to learn to play by ear.

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#2104650 - 06/18/13 10:20 PM Re: Beginner Help [Re: saintsimba]
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You may want to address whether you have the capability to study with a good teacher. Otherwise, you may receive many posts advising this.
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#2104704 - 06/19/13 01:53 AM Re: Beginner Help [Re: saintsimba]
Charles Cohen Offline
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Registered: 12/26/12
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All the music you list is non-classical. You might want to post this question in the "Piano -- Non-Classical" forum.

The series of books by Tim Richards -- "Improvising Blues Piano" and 2 jazz books -- is excellent. But it starts at an intermediate level. You need some playing ability before you start them.

. Charles

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#2104718 - 06/19/13 02:28 AM Re: Beginner Help [Re: saintsimba]
Bobpickle Offline

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Registered: 05/24/12
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Welcome to the forums. Being able to play competently by ear is a commendable goal.

I recommend looking over the following:
-Link 1 (paraphrased tease: "'books' often seem to contradict when in reality, they may very well mean the same thing... What's needed is a hands-on approach, not a book")
-Link 2
-Link 3

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