Tulsa Guitar Lessons | Playing Piano Without Sheet Music
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In the previous article that I had written, we had talked about the curriculum that we would use for someone who is just wanting to play a few songs at there, family reunion and today what I would like to do is dive into a different aspect of a similar topic and that is what we would do do for a piano player that is looking to do a very similar thing. They’re not necessarily wanting to read sheet music, they’re not necessarily wanting to play Mozart or Beethoven or some of the classical composers. This person might just be looking to play their favorite songs on the piano. And one of the things about taking Tulsa guitar lessons is that the guitar is actually pretty much structured to play chords and to read chord charts and there’s really not that much going on that would require you to play sheet music or read sheet music for that matter.
And when it comes to playing the piano, it is quite a bit different in the manner in which we would play it. It’s pretty difficult to master playing the piano without understanding sheet music and scales and different aspects of the piano. So if this is something that is difficult for a student to get excited about, one of the things that we’ll do is pretty much the same approach that we would take for a guitar player that is taking Tulsa guitar lessons and trying to learn the guitar. What we would do is we would start with a basic understanding of chords and how notes are used together to construct these chords. We would go through the difference between major and minor chords and we would even describe the specific intervals and half steps and whole steps that are required to make up minor intervals and minor chords as well as major and major intervals. And these are all things that are very helpful when you are not reading sheet music. And that is because if you aren’t reading sheet music, you can at least look at
the piano and visualize what’s going on with your notes on the piano visually. So that’s kind of the first step to learning the piano without reading sheet music. And a lot of chords can be played very, very easily in the key of c. And that’s because there are no black notes that require you to play a major or minor chord. You can play all of the cords that are required in the key of c without using a single black note. And so that is really helpful for somebody who is just trying to go along and play some of their favorite songs. And furthermore, another thing that can be helpful is to find a song that they enjoy that is in the key of c and just go through and help them pick out those chords without even playing with two hands. You can just play your root position chords in the key of c and just have them move their hand from the c chord to the a chord, to the f chord, to the g chord. And that’s an easy thing to do for most people. And it’s something that they can do on their very first $1 lesson is play a song that they enjoy and you can get that going pretty easily and quickly. So that’s one of the things that we would want to do with a piano player even if there are similar as a guitar instructor, whereas a guitar student that’s taking Tulsa guitar lessons. So
if you are interested in diving in even further to the piano then we would start talking about inversions and how inversions are helpful, not just to make a song sound better but also helpful for you to be able to play the songs a lot easier and more fluidly and without having to move your hand. So if you are hopping back and forth between C to a to f to g, then this is something that will help you and benefit you is learning about your intervals and easily jumping to your first inversion f major chord as opposed to your root possession. F Major Chord. This helps all the time in different songs because there’s so many different ways to play songs. So going through them in a way that it will allow you to include inversions helps you throughout the course of playing music and a lot of students are able to grab on pretty quickly with these concepts because they are immediately working on different aspects of songs that they want to play pretty quickly throughout the course of their instruction.
So if they are learning to play, can’t stop the feeling, then this is the song that they really enjoy to play and so they’re going to be motivated to practice. They’re going to be excited about all of the different things that they are learning in their Tulsa guitar lessons and they will want to practice. Whereas a lot of students that are learning sheet music, which is very good in the long term, but it can be tricky because they might not be all that excited at the beginning to learn the music. They might be excited a little bit down the road when they’re able to play some more exciting things. But if you are playing some of your favorite songs on the very first lesson, it genuinely is very motivating for anyone. Even if you’re taking Tulsa guitar lessons or piano lessons, it’s going to be motivating for you to practice throughout the course of the week.
So if inversions are helpful for you, then from that point we would just go through all 12 major chords. We would go through all 12 minor chords and we would be excited about sharing with you all of the different ways that you can progress throughout the course of your Tulsa guitar lessons. And that’s because any song that you play is going to use a handful of chords, whether it’s c sharp minor or g minor or d major. These cords are going to be staples in this song that you are using. So one of the things that would help is to just go through and learn all of your major chords. And then lastly, being able to transition from one court to the other and it’s going to look a little bit different. If you take Tulsa guitar lessons, then it will be a little bit different transitioning from one chord to the other.
Then it would be for a piano player who’s transitioning from one court to the other. So it’s very important to take private Tulsa guitar lessons so that your instructor can go through and help you to make the easiest transition for you, regardless of which corner you are playing. So if you are playingF and you’re moving to c, then chances are depending on the way that you play, your guitar cord could keep two fingers in the exact same spot between FNC and for the piano. It might look a little bit different. But this is very important as you are learning to play, that you play the chords in a efficient way. For you.