Secrets to learn piano online revealed by 21st century pianists
Free tips for finding and learning piano music
I would like to extend you my warmest welcome to this blog where I share my deepest thoughts and stories after over 25 years of concert experience as a pianist. Why not join me on my life’s journey of discovering little-known piano music gems, pianists, sheet music, musical anecdotes, tips to learn piano more efficiently, and stories of the harrowing music business?
Energy flows where focus goes
Wow…have times ever changed! With the advent of the internet, the most exceptional piano music can now reach people from all far corners of the earth. A recent google search statistic revealed that an average of 2,000,000 people monthly had searched for piano music online…that’s like the population of Paris, France! “Piano lessons”, “Learn Piano” and “Piano Tutorials” were also solid contenders.
Since the invention of the piano in the 18th century…
Composers and audiences alike have been profoundly moved and inspired from the perfect structure of Mozart’s piano sonatas, to Vladimir Horowitz’s fiery piano transcriptions, to Thesolonius Monk’s bebop and jazz arrangements and in the pop piano world with Billy Joel’s famous tune – the “piano man”.
New generations bring new ideas, and new pianists bring new problems!
Using the internet as a source for finding top piano music and tutorials has its advantages and disadvantages. The advantages of using the internet are as follows:
- ability to find rare sheet music, mp3s and videos found nowhere else
- easily connect with and learn about other pianists’ experiences
- instant access to printable sheet music and other downloadable music files
- enjoy memorable performances without having to leave the house
The disadvantages of using the internet are as follows, including possible solutions.
- “Am I getting the real thing?” The audio/video quality of music downloads are inferior to those of an acoustic live performance. (although the quality of YouTube videos are improving and ISPs are working on ways to increase bandwidth while reducing the costs)
I don’t know what’s good anymore?!” It is difficult and time-consuming to sift through the sheer amount of music out there. (more quality sites which can take online audiences by the hand will help bring the quality back in piano music)
The future of piano music
The 21st century has created a wide gap between the austere, aristocratic pianist who commands absolute silence from the audience and the pretentious rock-star who commands anything but silence. Naturally, all of our beliefs stem from our own real-life experiences as being concert pianists. Keeping this in mind, we have learned to respect other people’s tastes even if they don’t always correspond with ours, and through simply offering our own opinion and viewpoints we hope to inspire anyone taking piano classes or intense instruction to learn from the traditional past yet still look ahead into the glorious future.
We believe modern, young pianists should unite and work towards a common cause (and now for some academic lingo)…
- … to continue progressively developing their creative outlets;
- … to present new ideas that maintain a sensitive balance between the objective and subjective aspects of a piece of music;
- … to nurture and cultivate an understanding of musical styles yet still allow room for flexibility and innovation;
- … to uncover unique ways of connecting with a modern audience while utilizing the full potential of technology as well as their very own personal charisma, wit and charm.
Artist/Band/Performer Category The latest blog entries featuring detailed posts about your favorite artists, bands, and performers. Sorted by date of last post.
Composers Category View this page to check out the latest blog entries about classical composers ranging from J.S. Bach to Vivaldi. Sorted by date.
Christian Piano Category If the genre of Christian piano interests you, then this is the section of our site for you. See the latest blog entries.
Christmas Piano Category Hark! Hark! When the bells start ringing, you should find yourself reading our latest blog posts about this special category of piano music.
Jazz Piano Category Our Jazz music enthusiasts will naturally migrate to this category of our piano music info blog to catch the latest news about free sheet music, learn piano tips, and more.
Popular Piano Category Popular piano music includes most modern genres including rock, soft rock, hard rock, soundtracks, disney and more. View the latest blog posts sorted by date.
Traditional Piano Category More than just “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and other all-time classics for the beginning student. View the latest blog posts for free sheet music, and printable sheet music to learn piano quickly and effectively.
Classical Piano Category We have a ton of free classical sheet music available on our site for classical pianists, amateur to professional. View our latest blog post entries.
Table of Contents
How to sort through millions of pieces of sheet music The internet can help you gain access to millions of free sheet music for piano, then you can use our site to help you sort through it all.
How to Download Free Piano Mp3s Quickly and Securely Unique and clever ways to instantly download free piano mp3s quickly into your computer. Two special techniques you can use right away.
Piano tabs are an easier way to notate music Master piano tabs quickly as they only use letters instead of notes making a composition so much easier to read.
Find TOP Piano Music Online How to find thousands of free sheet music and mp3s using the internet. Helping you to find the top resources.
Easy Piano Music Arrangements Make Piano Lessons Fun There are so many publications of easy piano music classics out there that it is sometimes hard for the amateur pianist to know where to start.
Learn To Play Popular Piano Music With The Help of The Web There was a day before the world-wide web when people actually had to visit a store to buy popular piano music, now all that has changed.
Traditional Piano Music is Here to Stay Many beginners start out their first baby steps at the piano with the use of traditional piano music.
Finding Christmas Piano Music for the Holiday Season Impress your mates this holiday season with learning how to play Christmas piano music as many top-notch sites offer great quality and faster music downloads.
Classical piano music is well and alive on the net It just takes a few moments to research and find a ton of free classical piano music whether in the form of sheet music of mp3s.
How Jazz Piano Music Transformed the 20th Century It’s within the innovative freedom of expression, that jazz piano actively diverges from classical piano traditions.
Christian Piano Music Empowers And Rejuvenates Us Most people perform Christian music at religious services such as the church or for weddings as the piano is sometimes the most easily accessible instrument.
Artist or Band Name Index Use this page to browse through the names of your favorite Artists or Bands.
Composers’ Names Index Use this page to browse through the names of various classical music composers.
Piano Music Titles Index Please select a genre from the list found on this page to access all the piano music titles available on our site.
How to Learn Piano And Blow Away Your Audience Anyone interested in learning piano can play piano without the complexities of traditional piano playing teaching methods.
Learning to Read Piano Notes Like a Pro Every aspiring beginner usually starts his lessons with how to read piano notes and keys, the latter of which are made of white and black keys.
Learn Piano Chord Patterns Quickly You can quickly learn how to master piano chords and how they progress from one to another. It is far easier than learning how to read sheet music.
A Lesson on How to Read Piano Music Sheets Anyone can learn how to properly read piano music sheets, here is a quick legend you can print out and practice with.
Piano Music News Here you will find the latest piano music news found on the world wide web. Get the latest information about your favorite artists, interesting sheet music, and more.
A Collection of FREE Piano Videos for your Pleasure No more going to a store to buy super piano videos. We’ll even help you choose from some of the web’s most popular and free piano videos.
Top Traditional Piano Music Books Resource It’s too bad that we have come so far away from the use of traditional piano music books to learn piano the good ole’ fashioned way.
How To Achieve Phenomenal Piano Technique A discussion of various methods of learning the piano and how to amass an outstanding piano technique.
Piano, Fortepiano, Forte: Some out-of-the-box tips to jack up your skills. A discussion of various methods of learning the piano and how to amass an outstanding piano technique.