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Vendor: Piano For Life
Publication Date: 2000
Play Piano Today! Beginners Pack- Book/CD/DVDHal Leonard Publishing Corporation / Songbook$15.49 Retail:
$19.95Save 22% ($4.46)
NINA5 Stars Out Of 5Piano for life?there's nothing like it!!January 24, 2018NINAQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I've had the pleasure of having this series in my possession for quite some time and I know that there is nothing better on the market for learning how to master the piano like PFL. My nine year old son was playing for only 2 months when someone asked how long he had been playing. They were shocked to find that he had no prior lessons, could not read music; yet his sounds were that of a seasoned, classically trained pianist.
There are many ways of teaching the art of playing piano, but I believe there is a TRUE method of instruction. The developer of this series, Mark Almond, has happened upon the TRUE. Music is, originally of a heavenly origin and this method of instruction impacts the physical, mental as well as the spiritual dimensions of music. You do not only learn to play music, but you also learn to speak it, feel it and create it and all in a way that is not laborious or boring. I don't believe it's an exaggeration to say" you'll not find a more complete system of learning (for piano) than that of Piano For Life!"
Gee5 Stars Out Of 5PIANO FOR QUITTERS/PIANO FOR LIFEDecember 4, 2016GeeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS EXCITING PROGRAM TO ANY AND ALL WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE PIANO. MARK ALMOND DEFINITELY "CRACKS THE CODE" ON MAKING LEARNING TO PLAY FUN AND ENJOYABLE (AGAIN). I'M JUST GETTING STARTED.........I'VE PLAYED PIANO BEFORE.........AND AM EXCITED TO GET BACK ON THE IVORIES AGAIN...........AND I JUST KNOW, THAT I KNOW, THAT I KNOW, WITH THIS PROGRAM, IT IS GOING TO BE A MORE WORTHWHILE EXPERIENCE. I WILL PROMOTE THIS PROGRAM MY WHOLE LIFE
lacciaMichiganAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A different but effective approach to piano.October 2, 2012lacciaMichiganAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Our teenage daughter is dyslexic and was having trouble reading notes but really wanted to learn to play piano. Her teacher then started her on "Piano for Quitters" by Mark Almond. She moved quickly through that course and on to his second course "Piano for Life." We are very pleased with this approach and would highly recommend it for someone who desires to play the piano but struggles with reading music. We find it helps having a piano teacher but you could teacher yourself at home if you go about it slowly and methodically.
LollyMinneapolis MNAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5My 11 and 9 year old girls love this!September 24, 2011LollyMinneapolis MNAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This program is working well for my 11 and 9 year old girls. They do it on their own and they are enjoying it and making quick progress. It is fun and rewarding. My 6 year old is picking it up too just by being around it.
I would recommend this program. It is saving us alot of money on lessons for now.
MrPestyCatNJAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Nice DVD tutorial based on chords and progressionsFebruary 2, 2011MrPestyCatNJAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Some people learn to play the piano through formal piano lessons as I've done. You know, find the notes, sight read the simple stuff, and eventually sight read the complex pieces.
Others learn to play chords and chord progressions, often without music, which is the philosophy of this instructor. He starts out with the fundamental major and minor 3rd intervals to construct chords and extends them to 6ths, 7ths, 9ths, etc. The booklet that comes along with the DVD has a list of recommended "sound good" chord progressions.
I often wonder if the sight-readers, such as myself, are better off than the fake book types that add the bass harmony, which is what's conveyed by these DVDs. At least, this DVD set gives a very good foundation into this other way of learning to play. I would recommend this, but it would be more suitable if you already had some basic lessons....perhaps one year's worth of lessons with a good instructor.
The instructor is very good. Not "boring" nor tedious to understand what he's talking about. And the course seems quite complete for what it offers.
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Q: Is this paired with or instead of "Piano for Quitters"?
"Piano for Quitters" is considered the foundation volume, which would be followed by "Piano for Life".
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