For many years I have messed around with piano and keyboard learning a few things along the way but never making a serious and conscious effort to stick with it. Now that I have finally made the decision to take it seriously I have a few question. Any help is greatly appreciated!
First of all, as I cannot afford formal lessons right now and a lack of desire to start from rock bottom basic piano lesson books, I have decided to teach myself for now.
I have spend the past couple months learning some musical theory (chord construction, scales, major scale modes, circle of fifths) which have helped a great deal in playing by ear. However, when it comes down to applying these with piano technique I am at a loss. I really have no idea what to practice and how to practice.
My questions are:
What is a good practice routine to follow and are there any good online resources (sheet music, etc.).
What are some good technique practicing methods?
My biggest problem is chord and scale fingering especially when it comes to solos and moving up and down the keyboard. I find my fingers 'piling up' when I attempt simple chord shifting.
Basically I do not know what skill level I am at with regards to keyboard playing.
Thanks for any help!