|Author||Topic: learning the keyboard/piano|
|posted: 9/8/2005 at 1:41:49 AM ET|
i'm in my upper 20's and would like to learn to read music and play the keyboard or piano, neither of which i currently own. the usual story of always wanting to play, but never taking the time to learn. i don't have any true hobbies and would like to make this my new interest. of course i'm not going to run out and buy a piano, but a keyboard is reasonable. does anyone have any good recommendations on where to begin: instructor?, self teaching?, suggested learning/reading materials?, better to learn on a basic keyboard with 66 keys or bigger keyboard with more keys to mimic a piano? any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
North Coast NSW, Australia
|posted: 9/8/2005 at 4:46:06 AM ET|
I always use a Casio 428-451 for beginners, it has MIDI plus everything else you need and would expect for around $AUD250 and about the same or less in US dollars.
If you can find a teacher who will teach you the style of music you like and cover the basics without boring you to tears with Three Blind Mice or similar, go for it.
If the only teacher available is some hairy-faced old dragon who has taught the same thing, over and over, for the last fifty years and who has stopped many a potential musician in their tracks along the way , buy a book.
The Progressive series has some excellent Keyboard instruction books.
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