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Learning keyboards

You can teach yourself keyboards at your own pace using the resources below. When you're starting out learning keyboard, focus on your technique and hand position first. This will allow you to play comfortably. Start on simple exercises and songs. Practising scales and chords will also develop your ability to learn and play new songs.

Books ~ DVDs ~ Educational software ~ Online courses


Chords Complete: beginner to advanced level. Basic, expanded and altered chords in notation and keyboard diagram formats. Includes CD.

How To Play Keyboards: beginner level. Covers fingering, chords, playing by ear, how to read sheet music.

Absolute Beginners Keyboard Course: beginner level. Includes CD and DVD. Covers basic playing positions, left-hand techniques, scales.

FastTrack Keyboard Method: beginner level. Covers music notation, chords, riffs. Includes CD.

Berklee Practice Method Keyboard: beginner level. Focuses on playing keyboards in a band.

The Reader's Digest Keyboard Course: beginner level. Learn to play well known songs.

Music Reading For Keyboard: intermediate to advanced level. Focuses on reading music and sight-reading.

Teach Yourself Chords and Progressions at the Keyboard: intermediate to advanced level. Focuses on building chords progressions and improvising from chords symbols.

Rock Keyboard: intermediate level. For rock and alternative styles. Includes CD.

Beginning Jazz Keyboard: intermediate level. Covers scales and chord progressions. Includes CD.


Starter Series Beginning Keyboard: beginner level. Covers scales, chords, chord progressions.

Beginning Keyboard: beginner level. Covers how to use your keyboard, and right hand melodies with auto accompaniment features. Includes music booklet with note transcriptions of songs.

Rock Keyboard Styles: beginner level.

Accelerate Your Keyboard Playing: intermediate level. Learn new styles.

Electric Keyboard Workshop: intermediate level. Presented by Chick Corea.

Educational software

Piano and Keyboard Method: beginner level. Features step by step lessons with video demonstrations.

Instant Play Keyboard: beginner level. Covers reading music and basic techniques.

Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method: intermediate level. Features step by step lessons with video demonstrations.

Ultimate Metronome: tool to help speed up your practice with riffs and exercises.

Online courses

Jazz Piano for Beginners: for beginners to piano or classical players wanting to expand your repertoire. With teacher Daniel Fritz.

Keyboard Method (Berklee College of Music): beginner level. Learn how to read music and play melodies and chords.

Piano By Pattern: learn to play piano by ear with teacher Scott Jordan.

Piano For All: learn piano or keyboard in pop, jazz and classical and more styles with teacher Robin Hall.

Play New Age Piano Now: create your own beautiful piano music using chords. Free piano lesson.

Play Piano Tonight: learn techniques and strategies to play piano effectively with teacher Ron Worthy.

Rocket Piano: step-by-step guide with sound files, pictures, diagrams, videos lessons and instructions with teacher Ruth Searle.

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