“Web based course or local lessons?”
Question/ Are web based training courses suitable for a starter or would it be better to take lessons locally?
Answer/ Hi Terence
You might want to have a few lessons online before
paying for a private teacher. It’s good to learn
some of the basics in your own time before
committing to a course of lessons.
The most comprehensive – and easiest to follow –
online piano course is the Rocket Piano, by
… This is the best online course by far. It’s
packed full of really useful tips and simple
I can confidently recommend it to you.
Click here to find out more about Rocket Piano.
If you want a printed course, then I recommend this highly:
Hejran’s Piano Method Book 1 (Ideal for children and adult beginners)
“What’s an arpegio?”
Question/ Thank you for your piano lesson. I look forward to your next. What is an arpeggio?
Answer/ Hi there
I am happy to hear you are enjoying my piano lessons.
In answer to your question, an arpeggio is a type of scale. If you place your right thumb (finger 1 ) on middle C and then place finger 2 on E and finger 3 on G you are playing a C major chord. If you were to play these one after the other then you would call this an arpeggio – it is like a broken chord. This may seem confusing to you at this early stage but I’m sure you will pick things up quickly.