Are you a totally new player?
You can’t play a note, you play a little but want to get better, or maybe…..
You play another instrument and wish to broaden your horizons.
Alternatively, if you can read sheet music but can’t play by ear,
Do you wish to improve?
You’ve come to the right place
Pianoforall is the method for you!
The program teaches a broad variety of styles, so you may take your playing in whatever direction you like and apply all of the skills as effectively.
you will learn the fundamentals that are required whether you play piano or keyboard.
What is Pianoforall?
starting with popular rhythm style piano (think of performers like Lennon and McCartney, Elton John, Billy Joe, and others), so you can sound professional straight away.
then on to ballad style, blues, jazz, ragtime, improv, and writing your own tunes. You will even learn to read music while learning to ‘play-by-ear’. you will eventually be able to perform some beautiful Classical compositions.
For almost a decade, Pianoforall has been one of the most popular online piano courses, having helped over 300,000 students across the world fulfill their dream of playing the beautiful piano.
Why is Pianoforall different from other piano methods?
Pianoforall doesn’t just throw ideas at you randomly. Each ‘bite-sized’ lesson is planned step-by-step so you can learn a thorough set of piano playing skills in a very short space of time.
The other major comment is that the video and audio lessons open on the page you’re working on- you don’t have to travel from books to videos – you know exactly where you are at each level.
I am a complete beginner. Will Pianoforall be too hard for me?
You’re not required to be musical. It also does not demand you to memorize any piano sheet music. Simply following the instructions will teach you to play the piano by ear, improvise, compose, and eventually read piano sheet music.
Pianoforall allows you to see the keyboard (as well as piano sheet music) in a new light. This is one of the reasons why the piano is one of the simplest instruments to learn the shapes and patterns on a keyboard are so obvious.
I can already read piano sheet music, what else can Pianoforall teach me?
Many people who can read sheet music can only play what is written. Only being able to read with sheet music is somewhat like being able to read the words of a Foreign language without knowing what it all means.
Pianoforall teaches you the fundamental patterns of music – what it all means – and why it all fits together with the way it does without getting bogged down in dull specifics. You’ll only get what you need to be able to play the piano.
What age range is Pianoforall appropriate for? Is this a starting piano instruction for adults?
Pianoforall serves a wide range of ages. Adult beginners enjoy piano lessons even though they learn quickly, they don’t have to spend a lot of time practicing, and they skip years of piano lessons.
It’s also ideal for teens who want to study piano or keyboards in a fun (and ‘cool’) way to perform in a band or at school. It isn’t actually intended for smaller children — (that Book is coming soon so bookmark this page and check in now and then)
How many hours of practice will I require each day?
Pianoforall is so carefully designed that you simply need around 20 to 30 minutes each day to get started.
What’s in the curriculum of Pianoforall?
Book # 1: PARTY TIME – RHYTHM STYLE PIANO
The first book is an introduction to both the program and the keyboard.
What you will learn from book #1
- You will learn about the critical thing in this program which is establishing a foundation of chords and rhythms before progressing to improv, melody writing, and sight-reading abilities.
- You will be introduced to the keyboard notes before jumping right into playing some simple three-note chords, reminding you that, like with learning guitar, it is more essential to perform than worry about theory at this early stage.
- Rests and fundamental rhythm are included in musical notation.
Results expected by the end
- You should be able to play the chords and rhythms of numerous popular songs while singing the melody with a companion.
BOOK #2: BLUES & ROCK N ROLL
This book is shorter than the previous, but it still teaches five blues rhythms as well as how to play a twelve-bar blues in any key.
It expands on your expertise by teaching you blues rhythms to pair with your existing chords.
It emphasizes the first concept, which is that you should practice left-hand rhythms much more than right-hand rhythms.
BOOK THREE: CHORD MAGIC
Book #3: Chord Magic
It teaches you the chords of every single key, including their inversions. The third book then offers practice progressions to assist you to reinforce what you’ve just learned. It also introduces you to the circle of fifths, which is also known as the cycle of fifths and the circle/cycle of fourths. This is critical for understanding the structure of music and the relationship between keys.
BOOK #4: ADVANCED CHORDS MADE EASY
- You will continue to learn how to play chords using songbook chord symbols, this level is advanced as you will learn how to play
“Manilow Mood,” a tune inspired by Barry Manilow, at the end you will attempt to construct your own Manilow-style composition.
- The idea is to present you with viewpoints that make things appear simpler.
- Following that are diminished chords and cluster chords, as well as a slew of practice progressions.
- The book concludes with a lesson on Beatles flair and a big selection of Beatles songs that you can play using the rhythms and chords you already learned.
BOOK FIVE: BALLAD STYLE
Book Five approaches ballad-style playing by introducing a step-by-step method for creating your own ballad-style songs.
- This book is all about how to improvise, including instructions for melody, left-hand pattern, and chord progressions.
- You’ll then learn how to apply the ballad technique to songs you already know by starting with “Auld Lang Syne” and working your way up.
- Book #5 includes sheet music for a number of lovely ballads that you’re sure to enjoy performing.
- Because this is the first book in the series that teaches you about melody in-depth, they are the first full-length works in the course that can truly stand on their own as solo piano pieces.
Learn more about all nine Pianoforall books.
BOOK SIX: ALL THAT JAZZ & BLUES
- Book Six takes you through jazz in four various keys, provides a wealth of jazz improvisation ideas and tactics, and dishes you a slew of fascinating practice progressions.
- This phase of the course is dense with information, but you’ll walk away with a solid jazz and blues foundation.
- It begins by teaching you how to make a “bluesy” sound with the blues scale, blues chords, and other techniques before going on to jazz.
- Rather than just learning to read difficult jazz rhythms, you are motivated to explore the rhythms by listening to and replicating the audio samples.
- You’ll study everything there is to know about quartal harmony before moving on to a full lesson on seventh chords.
BOOK #7: ADVANCED BLUES & FAKE STRIDE
- Book Seven expands on Book Two by incorporating your advanced chord knowledge and entertaining new right-hand chord riffs into the blues rhythms you learned in Book Two.
- You get to put your knowledge to use with “the song you’ve been waiting for” – “The Entertainer,” which brings the segment to a close on a high note.
- Blues devices like tremolo, slides, and turnarounds will also be covered. The second section of this book teaches you how to play stride piano, both false and genuine, with the difference being the length of the “stride” your hand is taking.
BOOK #8: TAMING THE CLASSICS
- This is where you truly focus on sheet music, and it begins with a review of what you’ve previously studied about musical notation earlier in the course.
- It also offers tactics and suggestions for practicing with sheet music in order to improve.
Book eight may be one of the most divisive sections of Pianoforall since it does not teach you to read sheet music in the traditional sense. It employs what is basically a shorthand approach in which you cue in on chords and patterns that are known to you and locate flat and bright notes.
- The training then advances to whole classic piano compositions by several famous composers, including Beethoven.
BOOK #9: SPEED LEARNING
- The title of this book, which is all about scales, triads, and arpeggios, proclaimed the “vegetables” of piano practice, was well chosen by Hall.
If it had been labeled “ed learning,” I might have been more inclined to sit down and do it.
- Despite the fact that this is the ninth book in the series, it offers practice “exercise” routines and memory techniques that should be employed from the start.
- Incorporating these aspects into your daily practice routine is a vital step toward improving your playing.
This component of the course will help you grasp key signatures, triads, seventh chords, and melodic patterns, all of which are necessary for the courses in the other volumes.
Is Pianoforall for me?
- If you’re searching for a non-traditional piano curriculum, this is it.
It’s also appropriate for people with some basic classical piano expertise who want to learn how to play by ear and improvise.
- Given Pianoforall’s concentration on blues, jazz, rock n roll, and other popular music types, it’s safe to state that this course is not intended for people whose major objective is to perform classical music.
- While Book Eight does teach students to sight read certain short classical pieces, this course will provide you with a basis from which to build your understanding of classical music rather than just teaching you.
- Though the material is different, Pianoforall’s head-first, dive-right-in approach to playing the piano is similar.
Pros and cons
- Focus on jazz, and some older rock & roll Most of the time, the emphasis would be on practicing blues, jazz, and some older rock & roll, which does not provide the repertory of a current recreational musician. Regardless, you’ll have a solid basis to learn any pop songs you hear on the radio by the end of book 3 or 4.
- Avoids listening to music Even in publications that rely primarily on sheet music, the names of the notes are frequently supplied, and you’re occasionally given the option to improvise.
- As a result, even if one of the course’s aims is to teach you how to read music, it’s possible to leave with a less-than-stellar understanding of this ability.
There is little emphasis on technique. Traditional piano teachers emphasize hand position, posture, and wrist, finger, and body motions to their students.
- lack of this instruction is an evident disadvantage of online piano classes in general, Pianoforall does not address it.
- Many piano notation symbols and terminology are omitted. While the number of concepts and symbols covered in this program is extensive,
NOTE Hall recommends supplementing his course with material that teaches the terms and symbols of music notation.
- Encourage musicianship. Playing by ear, improvising, and writing tunes are sometimes overlooked in beginner piano approaches.
- Because the videos and audio segments are integrated in the ebooks, you can easily access this material when you need it.
- Starts playing immediately away. From the first session, you’ll feel like you’re making progress, and it’ll feature well-known music. Not only will this make it simpler to play by ear, but you’ll also appreciate being able to perform tunes you know.
- Pianoforall comprehensively teaches abilities, providing you with a firm foundation of musicality and assuring that you’ll always have something to perform.
- It forces you to utilize your left hand more than in typical piano lessons.
Pianofoall teaches a wide range of styles you can take your playing in any direction you choose helped over 300,000 students around the world You’re not required to be musical. It does not demand you to memorize any piano sheet music.it comes with 200 videos – over 10 hours in total 500 audio lessons, where you will learn how to play chords in addition you’ll go through a series that teaches you about melody in-depth, they are the first full-length works in the course that can truly stand on their own as solo piano pieces.
Piano for All genuinely develops your talents from the ground up, providing you with the foundation required not just to play other people’s music, but also to compose your own.
It’s a novel technique that frequently feels like putting the wagon before the horse – yet it works.