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How to Play Piano: The Ultimate Guide

Your one-stop resource on how to play the piano, from choosing your first instrument to playing your first song.

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How to Buy Your First Piano

Acoustic vs. digital. Upright vs. grand. Learn how to shop for your dream instrument with confidence.

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How to Learn Piano Online

Take advantage of learning whatever you want, wherever you want, whenever you want.

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Song Tutorials

Playing songs is the whole point! Here are some of our most popular song tutorials.

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The Best “Für Elise” Tutorial on the Internet

How to play the entire piece, from top to bottom, in its original form written by Beethoven.

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen) Tutorial

Channel your inner Freddie Mercury with the iconic and legendary piano-driven rock anthem.

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How to Play ANY Pop Song on the Piano

All you need are a few tools and you can make your arrangement as simple or complex as you like.

Theory

The most important music theory concepts, explained in plain language

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Piano Notes: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Reading Music

How to read notes, make sense of music symbols, and learn music faster with sight-reading shortcuts.

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How to Play Piano Chords

Chords form the foundation to all Western music. Instantly unlock hundreds of songs by understanding them.

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How to Use the Circle of Fifths

The Circle of Fifths is an invaluable tool that helps with understanding key signatures and chord progressions.

Technique

Chords, scales, and arpeggios are the building blocks to playing beautiful music.

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Piano Technique Made Easy

What to focus on when you practice technique, including scales, inversions, finger patterns, and arpeggios.

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Hand Independence in 5 Days

Playing hands together is one of the toughest skills for beginners to master. Here’s a 5-day plan to improve hand independence.

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Piano Practice Routine for Beginners (Not Boring!)

A beginner-friendly routine designed to maximize skill and minimize boredom.

Articles for Pianists

Topics of interest for piano enthusiasts everywhere.

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A Complete History of the Piano

From dulcimers to harpsichords, synthesizers to hybrid pianos, our 88-key friend has come a long way.

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Top 10 Hardest Piano Songs

A list of some of the most notorious piano pieces in history and why they’re so challenging to play.

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Piano Styles & Genres

The piano is unique in that it can play virtually any genre of music. An introduction to pop, classical, jazz, gospel, and more.

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