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Beginning Rhythm Piano Volume 1

Beginning Rhythm Piano Volume 1

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Beginning Rythm Piano Vol 1

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Songs Include:

Happy Birthday to You
Im a Little Teapot
Will the Circle be Unbroken
On Top of Old Smokey
Worried Man Blues
Cotton Fields
Surfin U.S.A.
Amazing Grace
Midnight Special
When the Saints Go Marching In
This Land is Your Land
You Are My Sunshine
Camptown Races
Tom Dooley
Hes Got the Whole World in His Hands
Billy Boy
Home on the Range
Wild Thing
Twist and Shout.

 

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Failure rates have been high in the past for beginners due to the confusion caused by reading & playing at the same time. Reading is good if you have the patience & want to take the time, but don give up your dream just because you prefer not to read. This is truly the "FUN APPROACH" to learning how to play piano or keyboard. We actually designed it for people who are afraid of the piano. There are so many people who would really like to have this wonderful skill, but they are either afraid they couldn get it or afraid it would be too tedious. We successfully solved this problem by simply presenting it in the easiest, most logical & intriguing manner. Volume one: Dan Huckabee has you playing the chords to 18 songs in 4 different keys in practically no time at all. Dan starts you right off playing songs, because he skips the sight-reading that most piano instruction requires. This allows you to concentrate on the one important thing, "putting your hands on the piano & playing". Traditionally, piano has been taught from a formal approach while guitar has more commonly been taught from a "hears how you do it" approach. The beginning guitarist learns to form his fingers on a few chords, then begins the arduous task of trying to move his fingers from one chord to the next. With enough practice (& painfully sore fingers), he eventually succeeds at switching from chord to chord quick enough to sing a song. On piano, these forms come so much sooner & without sore fingers! You will learn left & right hand techniques, rhythmic stylizations, the Nashville Numbering system, theory that will help you figure out songs of your own choosing, finger exercises, & much more. Songs include: The songs on this course were carefully chosen as examples that successfully train your skills & your ear. Note: In college level music, the piano is required for non-piano players because the piano helps to understand music for all instruments. "Beginning Rhythm Piano" is the perfect instruction everyone who playes another instrument like Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Trumpet, Violin, Bass etc. 1. What exactly is "Rhythm Piano?" Answer: "Rhythm Piano" is the way the piano is played when you e singing a song. Its not a self contained solo piano piece, but rather the way people play when they accompany themselves singing. 2. Do you need to learn "regular Piano" before you start "rhythm piano?" Answer: No. In fact its better to start on rhythm first, similar to the way guitar is approached. This course is for the total beginner, or for the reading piano player who wants to learn to play by ear, or for someone who plays another instrument who wants to add piano as a second instrument. 3. Do I have to learn to read music? Answer: No. Learning to read is great, but quite time consuming & tedious. This series does not teach sight reading. This is the easiest way to learn piano, because its designed with the concept that a human can only truly think of one thing at a time. Thinking about reading & playing at the same time is confusing. 4. Will it hurt me if I want to learn to read later? Answer: Absolutely not. This video series is musically correct according to college music theory. It simply allows you to concentrate on developing the ability to play first. You can take up reading anytime you choose. 5. Will I regret not learning to read standard music notation? Answer: No. Most piano & keyboard players in the popular or "informal" styles of music, don read, or even know how to read. 6. Is it good for keyboard as well as piano too? Answer: Yes, absolutely. The notes are the same & the music comes out the same. This instructional series is perfect for todays electronic keyboards. In fact, this video is taught on an electronic keyboard and Occasionally uses the "organ" mode to illustrate some of the points. 7. Is it ok for kids? Answer: Yes! It is designed for all ages!

 

Customer Compliments 

This DVD is ideal for a beginner on piano. It seemlessly integrates root-subdominant-dominant chords and how they make up most songs. It also explains the major scale, how chords are constructed and using different key signatures. Plus you learn plenty of songs/parts of song and it gets you singing. It's easy to follow what is on the screen. I'm no beginner so I personally didn't learn much; it did get me to start using more inversions. I'll be definitely renting the next DVD "Beginning Rhythm Piano: Vol 2".

Well done DVD for beginners. Very nice instruction, step by step and by the time one is done with the DVD one can accompany oneself or others on some songs.

I'm an intermediate level player and I got this for my kids to watch. This is the best presentation of how to play the piano that I've seen! He teaches you how to start out playing songs they you have heard and can sing along to. No previous music knowledge is needed. There is no sheet music reading involved. You sing along to the songs and that's how you determine how long to play a note. His emphasis is on the 1st, 4th, and 5th chords and how they are universal to thousands of songs. By the end of the dvd you will be playing and singing several songs you know. I think that's what most people want to do. If you want to learn Bach or Beethoven you'll need to find a different video. This is practical music education done right and I highly recommend it!

Dear Dan I thoroughly enjoyed your "Beginning Rhythm Piano Volume one." You've broken the lessons down so well and have the concepts in a very logical order. I particularly liked the way you added one new theory concept every time you introduced a new key. This adds information at the right pace, while keeping the focus on songs. I am a Suzuki teacher and Suzuki really doesn't discuss theory at all with the student. I confess that one dissappointing weakness of my Suzuki background is that I've never been able to accompany well or to make music with a band. Learning "rhythm piano" has recently become a goal of mine, and I would like very much to learn it from your DVDs. Dan, you're a born teacher! Thanks a million for all your help. Kara T.

Hi Dan, I'm an adult who has taken piano on and off during my life with minimal success. Your DVD is really the best! I'm on volume 2 now. All these years and nobody has ever made it all so simple...and clearly explained! I play guitar mostly and now I want to learn the fiddle. I hope you have a DVD for that too. Thanks for putting out such great products! Pat

I teach piano and I know how anxious my high school students and even fellow staff members are to play something right away. This video doesn't miss a beat, moving quickly to the three major chords used in dozens of songs (and the host proves it by playing through several songs, one right after the other). His easy manner and the lighted keys along with repetition serve to get new piano players off to a running start. I even liked the fact that it encourages people to sing the melody while playing the chords, thus not overwhelming them with playing a melodic line as well. This tape is an excellent way to get started. Well Done! - P. Curtwright, South Shore School of the Arts, Chicago Il

Great for the beginner, those frustrated after many years of lessons and still can't play, and/or those learning to play by ear. Using the chord method, this dvd teaches, in an unassuming and elementary style, the theory and chord progressions that are the foundation of pop, r&b, gospel, c&w, and rock. --LB

always looking for ways to improve. I found this set elementary for me, being a part time professional. For anyone just beginning, I strongly suggest studying this set, because it is well thought out, and will help you to become a good piano player. UEJ

I really like the chord inversion idea. I'm a beginner and moving across the keyboard is not as graceful as I would like it to be. But now I sound more like a pro in just a few short practices. Thank you ---ZST

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