Month: October 2014

Sheet Music: Superman Theme

For those who want it, here’s the sheet music to go with the teaching video of the “Superman” theme:

Sheet music – “Superman theme”

I’ve included all the finger numbers from the video and the note names for those who prefer these.

The original video is here.

Can you play this yet?  Let me know in the comments below…

More printable key guides – UPDATED

I’ve added the outer octaves to my free printable key guides, so now you can cover four octaves. These should fit any piano or keyboard with standard sized keys.

Make sure you line them up with the black keys (in groups of twos and threes) and make sure the third overlay starts with Middle C.  On a piano, Middle C is approximately in the middle – obvious, I suppose!

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On a 5 octave (61 key) electronic keyboard, Middle C is more to the left of centre and the first guide will line up with the lowest key on the keyboard.

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Just download and print these files:

piano key overlay – middle octaves

piano key overlay – outer octaves

and then trim the guides to size.

What do you think?  Are these going to be useful to you?  Can you suggest any improvements? Please comment below so that I can keep updating and improving these resources.  Or if your prefer, you can Contact Me directly.

Piano: Teach Yourself Or Get A Teacher? 6 Key Questions To Help You Decide…

If you ask several piano players how they learnt to play, you’re likely to get some quite different answers.  Some will have received very formal (probably classical) tuition from a ‘proper’ piano teacher.  Others will have been taught by a parent, relative or friend.  Still others will have used a book or an online resource to teach themselves from scratch.  You will also find many who (like me) have used a combination of these methods.  So, how do you decide which is best for you?

teach yourself or get a teacher

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Here are 6 key questions to ask yourself and some ideas to get you thinking: Continue reading

Video: How to play the “Superman” theme tune

Here’s a nice simple one that lots of people will know when you play it.  Easy, step-by-step instructions.  I’ve added the note sheet above the video for those who like things that way, too.

I’ve put a handful of these videos up now – how are you finding them?  Are you able to play the songs I teach?  Is the training too slow, too fast or about right?  Was it any help that I added the note names to this video?  Please let me know your thoughts by commenting below.

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