Charmaine Li  /  Articles
Is Piano Hard to Learn? Tips for Beginners
The piano is one of the best instruments for beginners...and one of the hardest for musicians to master.

Pianote  /  Musicianship
Help aspiring piano players by participating in our survey!
How long does it take to get good at piano? Help us answer this question by completing a short survey and then get a 60% off discount on practice tools.

Pianote  /  Theory
Music Theory Basics: What to Learn First
Theory is a lot, we get it! Here are the absolute fundamentals you should learn first.

Charmaine Li  /  Articles
Who Invented the Piano?
Bartolomeo Cristofori isn't a household name, but he almost singlehandedly invented one of the world's most popular instrument.

Pianote  /  Articles
What’s the Best Way to Learn Piano? (Online, Teachers & More)
Is the best way to learn piano online, in person, self-taught, or a mixture of different methods? Explore all your 21st-century options.

Pianote  /  Scales and Keys
Piano Scales: Types of Scales & How to Apply Them
Piano scales are a fundamental part of learning piano. This article introduces main types of scales and why they're so important to practice.

Charmaine Li  /  Articles
Find Your Piano Skill Level (Classical, Jazz, Pop)
Find out exactly how good you are at the piano! We break down piano ability into beginner, intermediate and advanced by genre/style.

Kevin Castro, Pianote  /  Chord Progressions
The 2-5-1 Chord Progression: Beginner’s Guide
Everything you need to know about the 2-5-1 chord progression for jazz piano, including theory, how to use it, and how to practice it.

Pianote  /  Key of A
Scales in the Key of A
Reference guide for scales in the key of A including diagrams and explanations for major, minor, pentatonic, and blues scales.

Pianote  /  Chords
Chords in the Key of B-Flat
Reference guide for chords in the key of B-flat, including major, minor, and 7th chords with explanations and diagrams.

Charmaine Li  /  Articles
What Is Musicianship?
Being a piano player is more than playing the right notes at the right time. Learn how to develop your musicianship.

Pianote  /  Articles
How to Play More Songs in 2023
Goal-setting tips for achieving your piano goals in 2023. Plus: get more sheet music and learn more songs as a Pianote+ Member!

Pianote  /  Scales and Keys
The Mighty Pentatonic Scale
The pentatonic scale is a tool for every piano player. Get the formula to create a pentatonic scale in any key and tips on how to use it.

Charmaine Li  /  Articles
36 Greatest Piano Rock Songs 🎹 🤟
Who says the piano can't play rock songs? Here are 35 of the hardest rocking songs that feature piano and/or keyboards.

Charmaine Li  /  Articles
Guitar vs Piano: Which Should You Learn?
Guitar vs piano: which one is better for beginners to learn? Which one is harder? Take a look at the similarities and differences.

Charmaine Li  /  Articles
How to Learn Piano By Yourself
Not everyone has access to a teacher. Here are some tips on how to learn piano by yourself if you're keen on starting this journey.

Charmaine Li  /  Articles
What is the cost of a piano? (Acoustic & Digital)
Shopping for a new piano? Here's an overview of what a cost of a piano entails, including examples from popular brands.

Charmaine Li  /  Articles
The Most Popular Piano Brands
Piano shopping is hard! To help you find your dream instrument, here is a summary of the most popular piano brands and why they're unique.

Charmaine Li  /  Articles
24 Famous Pianists (Classical & Jazz)
It’s difficult to choose the best pianist of all time, but here are 24 legendary classical and jazz pianists who deserve a shot at the title.

Charmaine Li  /  Articles
Music and Mental Health: The Power of Piano
Music and mental health go hand in hand. Reap the benefits of music with a few simple piano exercises, no experience required.

Charmaine Li  /  Articles
Keyboard vs. Piano: What’s the difference? What should you buy?
Keyboard vs. piano: what's the difference? One of the first things you'll do as a new piano player is to buy a piano! So what should you get?

Charmaine Li  /  Seasonal
15 Spooky Piano Songs for Hallowe’en
Creep out your friends with a soundtrack full of spooky piano songs. Download sheet music to learn them in time for Hallowe'en.

Charmaine Li  /  Articles
40+ Legendary Classical Piano Songs By Difficulty (Sheet Music, Tutorials, History)
Explore the stories behind 40+ famous classical piano songs and get links to sheet music and tutorials to help you start playing.

Charmaine Li  /  Articles
How Pianos Work
How does a piano work? Take a peek under the lid for a fascinating tour of the piano's intricate system of hammers and strings.

Summer Swee-Singh  /  Articles
Introducing Summer Swee-Singh, Our Newest Pianote Coach
Pianote Coach Summer Swee-Singh's course is all about re-imagining your favorite songs into beautiful piano pieces.

Charmaine Li  /  Articles
Classical Piano Lessons vs. Modern Piano Lessons
Classical piano lessons vs. modern piano lessons: which is better? A balanced discussion of the pros and cons of each approach.

Sangah Noona, Lisa Witt  /  Articles
Play Outside the Box! – feat. Sangah Noona (Pianote Podcast #25)
Lisa Witt and Sangah Noona discuss practicing vs. playing, lounge vs. jazz piano, and "time art" on the Pianote Podcast.

Erskine Hawkins  /  Chord Progressions
The Gospel Piano Chord Progression You Need to Know
Erskine Hawkins introduces you to the Root Movement Hotline! It's a "phone number" that represents a super popular gospel chord progression.

Kevin Castro, Lisa Witt  /  Pop/Rock
✈️ How to Play “Great Balls of Fire” Like a Top Gunner
Learn how to play Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" like Miles Teller in Top Gun in this tutorial with Kevin Castro and Lisa Witt.

Jordan Rudess, Lisa Witt  /  Articles
Living the Dream With Jordan Rudess (Pianote Podcast #24)
Best known for his work with Dream Theatre, Jordan Rudess trained in Juilliard and is famed for his technical virtuosity.

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