Hello, Dave here again. Today I want to give you an overview of a new product thats been taking the music sector by storm – Piano For All.
You might have read the reviews and you might even have been to some of the sales pages of some of the products. You’ll get to the end of the sales page and you’ll wonder.
‘What is exactly in the box’ ‘what is it that these people are offering’ So what we are going to try to do in this short Piano for All review is to show you as much as we can of what’s inside without offending the authors.
The product we’re going to look at today is ‘Piano For All’ which is a great package designed to help beginners learn to play the piano competently in a short period of time.
You can buy the products individually or as a pack but, to be honest you shouldn’t even consider buying them individually. $29.95 for one book or $39.95 for all 11 books. It makes complete sense to buy the pack.
After you make your payment, you will be taken to the download page and you’ll see that you can download the books individually or you can download the whole packet.
Once you’ve downloaded the files onto your hard disk, you’ll have downloaded them into a folder on your hard drive – they are PDF format so you will need Adobe PDF reader installed but once you have that you can get started.
‘Party Time’ Rhythm style piano.
This book will take us from the absolute basics, through to a fairly intermediate level really. The first thing it teaches you is how to find the notes on the keyboard. Then it goes on to teach you some basic chords. Then it talks a little bit about musical notation and how to read music.
As you go along you get taught different rhythms and you learn some more chords, and throughout all of the books there are some practice sessions.
Now these are putting into practice the chords and rhythms that you’ve been learning in that particular part of the book, so you may have noticed that throughout the book there are some little speaker icons appearing.
This indicates that there is an audio file with an example of how to play that particular exercise. For example, if we click one then we get a little audio example of how these chords should be played and the rhythm they’re supposed to be played in.
There are also some little video icons scattered throughout.These are basically the same as the audio files but, you guessed it, they contain a video version.
If we click on the video icon a video opens up and plays – pretty cool eh?!
Now, if I tell you any more I think the author will be upset with me, so lets move on..
Lets have a look at the rest of the books starting with book 2 – Blues and Rock’n’roll.
Here it teaches you some basic blues and rock’n’roll chord sequences and riffs how to play them. It gives you lots of examples of songs to play and lots of basic blues and rock riffs.
Book 3 is Chord magic.
Right at the very start of this book you get taught the remaining chords. Basically you are taught all 24 major and minor chords. You are taught some techniques for remembering these chords and you get taught how to play in inversions. There’s lots of practice sessions on how to play the different chord progressions.
Book 4 covers Advanced chords – now this is where it begins to get juicy.
We learn diminished & augmented chords. 7ths. 9th and lots and lots of practice. Lots and lots of chord progression practices and we also get taught inversions.
You are shown how to spread your chords out across the keys and a more professional way of going from one chord to another without it sounding amateurish. At the end of this book you really start bringing things together.
This is when you really start appearing like a professional piano player.
Book 5 – Ballad Style.
Just as it says. Ballads. It teaches you split chord methods. It teaches you how to improvise a ballad under a melody. Some of these ballads are very beautiful and are actually quite easy to play.
Book 6 is Jazz piano made easy.
Now this is just amazing. Thought Jazz was tricky – well it is – but with the help of this book you will be playing like a pro in no time. This teaches you some basic Jazz licks. You’ll learn some basic Jazz riffs which you can play quickly and are very easy to learn and they’re just so effective they’re just so good. It sounds like you’ve been playing the piano for years.
I love this book and there are lots of little exercises here.
Lots of riffs. A few new chords and lots of practice sessions. It goes through lots of Jazz Standards as well.
Book 7 – Advanced Blues.
This covers, as the title suggests, advanced blues riffs. There’s lots of practice, lots of chord sequences and things are just a little bit more advanced now.
Book 8 – Taming the classics.
Now this is interesting. The first half of this book is dedicated to perfecting your ability to read music. So you were taught basically how to read music in the first book but it continues on from there. It gives you a little bit more theory and a little bit more music theory. To be honest, about half of the book is about reading music.
Now the second half of the book has got some of the standard classics.
some of the standard beginners classics which actually sound quite effective.
It gives you tips about how to practice them, how to play them. It talks about learning one hand and then the other hand and how to put them together. By the end of this book you’re playing pieces by Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms and so on.
Book 9 – Speed learning.
Now this is a very useful book. Its probably the most useful book of the lot and its got lots of techniques for learning memory tricks so that you can remember the scales, the different chords the fingering patterns.
Its got lots of workouts for different chords and for strengthening your fingers.
Its just a basic reference book really Its got some blues practice in there as well, I find this a really useful book to learn from.
Book 10 – The last book.
The bumper resource book is just what it says.
Its a book of resources.
Its got book reviews, web sites, it tells you all about electronic pianos, keyboards, how to connect your keyboard to you computer. It covers midi software, recording software, just a complete book of anything you need to know about keyboards and piano playing.
And finally the bonus.
Increase your creative ability. I’m not going to go into that today but its a good book, a good read and, of course, its a bonus. So I’ll leave you to discover that for yourself 🙂
So that is what we have ‘inside the box’ of piano for all.
I hope this has been useful for you.I hope it has helped you in finding out what was inside. I always find it useful to know what Im buying before I actually make my payment.
If you would like to get a copy of Piano 4 for All, just head on over to the official website and get started learning this great new skill today.