I’m amazed about how easy is the software I received and also I liked the colors and design. Believe me, I know a lot of ideas for piano online learning, but I can make you assure that now I’m feeling on the top of the wave!
The main lessons were very clear, encouraging and inspiring.
I have always been interested playing and listening to music but have always wanted to compose and improvise. While I do not play the piano, I was once into singing and play other instruments like the sax, clarinet,
flute, guitar and ukulele but only in the amateur level (playing only at home, never to an audience).
Since enrolling in your course I bought myself a 37 key digital piano hooked to my computer so I can follow and understand and appreciate your lessons. I think I have been diligent and followed the course on a regular basis until I finished it.The lessons were clear and simple to understand. It made clearer my understanding of the basic music theories. What I also enjoyed very much was the lesson on inversions, and the secrets to improvisation.
I think that the most important thing to answer and share is ---Do I have results?
The answer is a resounding YES! --- While I am not a Piano virtuoso as yet ( I am only able to play basic chords with their different inversions), I was able to compose 3 Praise Songs which my children love and a song for my new grandson!
The Piano lessons gave me an inspiration to explore and opened my mind to many possibilities in music with a map to guide me. Thank you.
Your course teaches exactly what I want to learn - theory. I have never had a teacher and this really helps me understand. The more I learn, the more I want to learn! It's money well spent, imo.
Like you Rod, I have been through many piano teachers, none of them took the time to break down the theory, which is so so important. Thanks, your interactive teaching is bar-none the best I've come across in all my years of trying to master playing the piano.
It is with pleasure that I write you this message in my bad English but I will try to do my best. Actually I have read all of your course and I must say I have understood all the you explain in that course. Now I must practice. It is really the first time that a course has brought me such satisfaction. Chords, intervals and scales were clear and comprehensible for me. Rod, I must tell you, your course is fantastic for simplicity. Thank you.
I must say that I am quite relieved. Now, I can put things into perspective and I am not shocked to see the chords and scales in funny names. I am going to buy that The Logic Behind Music soon, may be in a month or two. I believe it’s gonna do justice to the piano I just bought last month.
I would like to congratulate you for the success of this project. I have found it to be quite useful. I am eagerly awaiting the complete reports as the first one only seems to be an appetizer. I wish you well for the future!
I have downloaded “Music Fundamentals” and I found it’s very interesting and it will be very useful for me.
I went through the book twice and thought it was terrific. I can’t wait to apply some of your methods. I feel very enthusiastic about process.
Rod, you have my sincere appreciation for the fantastic job you have done. I got your Music Fundamentals eBook and could not put it down. I read it and now have a better understanding of music than I have ever had (not that I had much, always seemed and exercise in memorization). As a retired engineer, I need to see the big picture to understand what I am doing. This makes learning keyboard so much more interesting. Thanks again.
I have made some progress. I have read many different music book, but one of them explain the fundamental concepts of music the way Music Fundamentals eBook does.
Let me tell you something about me. By profession I am an electronics engineer and I work for a private firm. My hobby is music. That's when I thought that it would be great to learn how to play a piano and happened to stumble upon you. I am a beginner, and I am found all very clear and very interesting.
I’ve read through the notes drafted by our heartfelt feeling and zealous to the knowledge of understanding better of piano fundamentals for others. I like to take this opportunity to thank you for the contributions and efforts. I was a beginner in learning piano through self taught and studied form note for past 4 years. I was disheartened and give up few time during that period. But through some encouragement, I have started and begin practicing it. After gone through your lessons, I felt a better understanding of the construction of the chords and their interval relationship.
So far my short experience with your Encyclopedia has been very positive as described below.
It has been so useful for me. And I am really thankful with you. Thanks for your time to share your knowledge with us.
Thank you very much for the eBook. I wonder where can I read the next book? Is it on your website too? Thanks a lot.
I’ve read through the Music Fundamentals booklet. I am looking forward to this course, especially learning to compose my own music, as opposed to learning to play a lot boring tunes without knowing how they are made.
I have many years trying to learn the piano, playing this by ear I can play any song I want but I was trying to understand the relationship between the chords and scales. But I waiting for you to released your other eBook to get it. Thank for you help!
Congratulations to you and all The Piano Encyclopedia Team for your excellent website and your excellent eBook!
I have owned a piano for many years, I never really got interested in playing it. I recently decided to attempt to learn how to play chords and have been practicing them.
Your site is tremendous. I’m almost 67. At last I found your site and know I understand the logic in music playing and I look forward for the next lessons, I can’t wait for the moment I can play without sheet music (I have so many!!!)
As a kid was naturally opposed to any kind of meaningless memorization. My passion for music never died and luckily, I found your course which gave me new hope. It’s been couple of days now and I enjoy it immensely I loved for instance, how much you offer to think in terms of intervals. I totally got it.
I have study a little and the little I have studied is great. I am an advanced pianist but you never can indulge into enough view pointers and ideas creating better licks and riffs to improve one’s improvisation. Thanks!
This section was really incredible! When I started playing piano. My teacher was really impressed that a beginning pianis would take it upon themselves to do that, but I can at least attest that it really paid off immediately.
I have been slowly “figuring it out” but really want to learn to read music, and play more than just chords for my praise and worship team. In a few short hours, I can’t wait to spend some really quality time working on your lessons.
People are trying learn techniques through the traditional teaching methods. I was one of them! Hope you keep spreading the word and continue to help people to find a shorter way to reach their goals in their musical journey.
This website is awesome! So much information! So much learn! Keep up the great work!
Loved it! Helpful review for advanced students, and great introduction for beginners! Keep up the good work!
Congratulations for your excellent effort. When I read your story I identicate me in it. It was the kind of course I was looking for. Thanks so much and for your collaborators!
I never thought to look at scales and chords as being made up of intervals.
I am far of being a professional or something similar but I think I am nearly to the true meaning of music. Thank you for the way of teaching, it seems very simple and familiar. Expecting for next lessons!
I really like the approach which leans to the creative side of learning and playing music. I have been reading some theory but I do like to way you have distilled the information and focus it to the ear and the creative side of the mind as well as the analytical. Hope to hear from you soon!
I completed your well-put-together material in a day and a half. I have played piano for most of my life through self-instruction and whatever I could pick up from anyone else. I really look forward to seeing more material from you!
This course is by far the best course I've done! I'm completely sold at this course, and to make things even better, the staff and the help from the creators is outstanding. I'd give this course 12 / 10 if I could.
The course is so well put together that the following is obvious and very easy to understand. Great course.
The course has and continues to surpass my expectations of all that is included. To answer your question would I consider being a beta tester for new courses, I would be happy to do what ever I can for you.
I got the full course and love the superb quality of the lessons, animations and overall interface. I can really see how "The Logic Behind Music" is going to make me a much better musician and producer.
I try to allocate at least 1/2 hour daily. Most days is possible, but not always. I read other books or courses on music, butT LBM is about 70-80% of what I study. I am now in Section 58 of the Lessons.
The explanations of the concepts is very clear.
Congratulations on your team. I have brought a couple of questions or issues, not many, but I always got a prompt reply providing a solution. Your team's communication with students is good, even when the solution is not immediate, they let me know they are working on it.
I am looking forward to receive more messages from you and my mentor.
Hi! Rod. I Am William G. Rivera from Puerto Rico. I just want to say thanks for this great project. I like to play piano! THANKS TO YOU AND TO THE WHOLE TEAM FOR THIS AMAZING PROJECT THAT WILL HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND HOW MUSIC WORKS! NOW I CAN SAY “I’m understanding music!”
I am a travelling Evangelist and I always wanted to minister in songs, but have been locked down with traditional music learning methods. Your methods look like what I have been waiting for!
I did read your fundamentals book, and I was amazed by the quality of tips and information. It is really a new understanding of music that I had never known. I expected to buy the piano encyclopedia when it will be released.
Music Fundamentals is great. It had changed my looking way to music. You are genius. Now learning music is easy.
I just want to thank you for the 111-Pages report. This has cleared up a lot of things for me. I have played piano in our church for 20 years, with only few simple chords. I have always wanted to learn more and thanks to you now I can.
I’m reading the Piano Encyclopedia: Music Fundamentals and it’s great. Now I study on my own with books and play the songs I want, although I have to improve my fingering in order to play harder songs.
It feels like a good start of getting to know the music in deep. Everything is described clearly and in a way that helps not to give up my efforts. I am way satisfied with the “Music Fundamentals”. Keep up the good work!
May God bless you and your entire team. Looking forward for your next report.
I enjoy very much Music Fundamentals and also The Encyclopedia’s Piano Charts Piano. I have done it with my own means. Thanks to God that exist people like you, which they share his experience and knowledge.
I want to say thanks for such a great piece of learning for free! I will pay you back by playing beautiful music and telling everyone where I learned
I want to thank you for sending me a free eBook piano encyclopedia. It is wow! You have done a great job.
Thank you very much! Some of my favourite song are themes by Danny Elfman. Does anyone like his music? I love “Victor’s Piano Solo” and the duet from the “Corpse Bride” soundtrack.
Hi Rod, I have read through the whole thing twice, and I will soon sit down at the piano with it as well. Thank you so much for the great work. It was a really great way not only to learn more about the piano, but also learn some music theory while we’re at it. It contained information that we probably must have paid “rip-off” prices for at Amazon and places like that. A very balanced language as well, when it comes to be the fact that you didn’t know the experience level of your readers. Again thank you so much for this report and I can’t hardly wait ‘till the next one. My hands are itching after learning more about chord progressions, harmonize scales and so on. Oh and Pedro, I like Danny Elfman's music very much, I would not call him my favorite movie composers, but he's not so far away.
The Music Fundamental eBook was excellent to say the least. It was so well written and very effective in laying a firm foundation of music. I have quite a number of music theory books that are expensive and complex, but your eBook is by far the best I read so far. You made it simple and easy to understand.
I began playing beatles in order to learn, if you can introduce me some other good piano music I would appreciate. I’m very happy to find out there such a great piano material in the web, it's awesome.
At 50 years old, I had 30 plus years as an adult student where I never understood intervals. Now I do. The explanation was perfect, and I am completely satisfied with the material.
Just finished the whole thing and particularly loved the part about inversions. In the last part you talk about more chapters coming out. When? Any time soon? I can't wait. Love you and love your work!
I just wanted to say that I am really glad I found some excellent material online. I am a piano student, beginner. It helps me great deal with the basics I was having loads of trouble with it because I don't get much more explanation during my classes.
I didn’t meet you in real life, but you’re my Hero! Sure nice to meet you. Thank you so much for being my piano teacher across the sea, my first and only lesson of playing piano was from my good friend/boss at the music store.
I am at the intermediate level and pretty well know about triads and minor stuff. I am here to let you know how much I enjoyed your gift. I am using it and I am sure the rest of your charts and lessons are just as good.
I have been talking about learning to play piano in this way for a long time now as but couldn't find anywhere that would teach it in such a clear way and informative way. I stumbled across your site by accident and I am very happy I did so!
I knew/felt that I had a good ear for music, and after digging through my basement and asking around for good deals on sound equipment, I finally built a small music station in my basement. The biggest problem I have is that I have no training in music theory, and I can’t play the piano.
Hello, I’m reading it now and I’m enjoying it a lot. Thank you so much! I’m going to play my keyboard right now! Byebye! Sorry for my bad english.
Perfect, thanks to everybody who did it. I started to play piano 11 years ago, but I never try to make my own music. Thanks to you that I can finally do it!
I just passed my Grade 1 piano, I am still quite a novice. But this will help me vastly in my progress. Thank you so much!
The work you share is incredible and it helped a lot to remember some old things, and learn new ones. And I’m very glad you’re including and cheering people to compose their own music, that’s a very important part that at least the teachers I had always forgot.
I’ve just started Section 33 and to this point, I’ve had no problems, I’m enjoying the course very much. I’ve never found that triads that I had difficulty remembering. Thanks again for the offer of help. I’ll be sure to call on you as things get more complicated.
Hi Rod, the course is really amazing, and I am not an easy customer, believe me. To give a 5 stars feedback like that is because I really liked it. Before knowing about your course I researched a lot and had really bad experiences with other courses that I bought and returned due to my complete dissatisfaction. The other reason why I am spending my time with this review is because I really value good work, I know that creating a course like that was much more than just developing a software, I believe countless hours were spent trying to figure out the best way to format the content. I had similar problems in the school trying to find some books that would really explain the essence of Calculus, the majority of books that was finding were just using the 'Formula' memorization approach. When I found one that would teach me the reasons why and how to build the formulas based on the foundations, then I could learn Calculus and never forget again. I see your course in the same way. Valid to mention that your course is also helping me with Music Theory in general, and helping me to get better on the Guitar as well. I am probably not progressing as fast as I would because I am spending time with the Piano and Guitar at same time, I don't know if that is the best approach, but I really can't stay away from my Guitar, so I believe I will take more time to be really good on the Piano, but I am enjoying the process. Thanks a lot, and I wish you millions of dollars of revenue with this course, because you deserve it.
I'm looking forward to improve my improvisation skills, and your course has shown a much simpler approach. The presentation of your product is quite amazing and easy to follow!
It has made me understand intervals, chords and scales better than any other program! I use it every day after work and I've learned a lot, and I'm still learning from it. You teach theory in a very easy to understand way, and I can't thank you enough.
I'm working every day, playing scales and chords and trying to learn the intervals/two,threes, fourths and fifths and their relation to creating chords. At the moment trying to learn to play blues-scales and have written my first little piece here (a blues with 12 intervals). My hardest problem is to make the left hand work, to be able to make a baseline work and of course to learn all the chords and their inversions etc. A lot of work ahead. But the course, the explanation, the pedagogy is excellent ... it is really magnificent. All the best to yourself, the crew and the learners.
I could not believe that there exist such logic to music playing, maybe this is what differentiates average piano players from the exceptional ones. After I studied your lessons the music sheets suddenly become so much more clear than ever before.
I have a dream on being able to play piano on stage, and with what is coming, I do not think it is impossible anymore.
Your course is very innovative and powerful! I wonder if you've already known that I'm also an engineer, so I really like the idea of discovering the "The Logic Behind Music". It fits my background so well.
I have read through all the pages of the free book. You are doing a great job. Trust me.
You are doing great job by spreading these essential lessons, for everyone interested not only in piano but in the classic music. I enjoyed reading your book and fascinated by knowing that music is creating and releasing tensions at the proper time. It gave me a vital view to see at the music. Currently I have learnt several indian classical Raagas- which gives very mysterious sound and send listener into another planes.
I am and adult person who dreamed to be a musician, but life has been different for me. Now I am studying music and choose as my second instrument piano. My first, is accordion a piano. The I learned studying basic theory and by intuition, is very hard to me understand in theory. The most difficult actually is to harmonize. I found you looking for Theory of Armonia. Your lessons are amazing - I would like share your work with my fellow teachers at FOUNDACION ORQUESTA SINFRONICA JUVENIL DE COLOMBIA, FOSJC, Bogota, Director Ernesto Diaz. Thank you very much for your help!
I really like the way you use intervals to explain music. It transforms my piano from an instrument that plays sounds to an instrument that speaks and and express a language in which I determine the message through understanding intervals.
Although I have been taking piano lessons with music theory for three years non-stop, currently taking a break. I also downloaded and printed out the Piano-Charts Booklet, which is sitting on top of my piano as reference.
Thank you very much for your email and I really appreciate your and your team's effort in The Piano Encyclopedia. I spent last night beside my piano reading the whole book - it felt hard to put it down - and I read it until the last page. It was so great because it came to my mind so easily. It’s amazing about the building blocks of intervals that make chords and scales & the combination of tension & relief in music. I realized that I had never got them properly before reading your book. Thank you very much! I really appreciate your willing to share your experience in learning piano with all of us. Again, thank you very much for the book. I really appreciate you work.
The Piano Encyclopedia, it’s very interesting. I can to read and to understand the Encyclopedia and your email. The information is useful, and I believe is a great help for me and another musicians. Gracias!
I’m very happy, and thanks very much for this special eBook. It’s wonderful. My instrument is folk harp and classic harp, and this method is excellent to play it better and to learn more. Thanks very much!
I really enjoyed going through the Music Fundamentals (PT 1) booklet. I just bought another one and will restart studying but this time on my own, as I don’t have much time anymore either for lessons but your booklet was very interesting.
I haven’t gone through all of it yet. However what I have studied has been great.
Thanks for the Music Fundamentals Report that you created in a very clear and transparent way. I already read it and keep practicing the chords and intervals to have a good base for the next piano lesson report.
This course of music fundamentals for piano is really very useful and im not just saying it - I’ve experienced it. It's very legible and a must for beginners. Even I was a beginner.
I’ve never been playing piano for two years, and have taken college classes, private classes. But this eBook, Music Fundamentals, I instantly thought, “this is what was missing from my education.” It makes it so simple to understand, the whole tension/release relationship in music was just spot on.
I have been playing keyboard by the ear for quite some time. In fact the understanding of why things are the way they are certainly opened up a lot of things for me. I appreciate the effort you are taking to get this across. I already have the Music Fundamental and using it.
Many thanks for your revolution, the mother music bless! It could have some execution basis of the most romantic instrument of mankind. This revolution began the first step very good, piano for all!
I really did enjoy studying lesson that was sent to me. I just finished it today. It has helped me to understand the importance of how the chords and intervals relate to each other. I am looking forward to the next lesson. Thanks!
I’ve been working away at the lessons and doing the practice, I try to spend at least a half hour at night working the program. I’m also trying to get more comfortable reading the sheet music and becoming comfortable knowing what note on the sheet music is on the piano.
This is the best of the best! Can't say enough thank you for the piano-mojo. With the mind (of Piano Encyclopedia) and heart will give you a perfect combo to express yourself on the keys. I say Rod for President, you got my vote now.
I read your story and was blown away by it. I would love to be able to play the piano and write Christian music. This is a stepping stone for me, and a huge blessing as the material you have given us freely allows us to do this and this is my first step to achieving my goal.
I am looking forward to learning more about your program and introduce it to my own students.
Comparing with other options I found out that your encyclopedia, could be, probably, the number one reference worldwide. Success for you, and lucky for me, because I’ll be one of the first happy to pay for it.
Hi, this is the best lesson book really it’s amazing and guides step by step. Thank you very much and hope you to be the best always thinks.
Very useful lesson! Taught me theory practical things that I found nowhere! Now I feel more motivated.
Just finished first lesson. Oh God knows how many years with her conventional approach. I’ll definitely show her this website. I can’t wait to start a second lesson.
This was the easiest approach.I’ve never been coordinated or very consistent in anything I’ve tried to play. This has helped me, along with a prayer. I am very thankful to have found such a wonderful way of teaching, thank you very much for that!
I think that your lessons allowed me, as a music student, to understand easily many things which seems cryptic to me in the past and this enjoy music learning. It’s a pity that many music teachers make their pupils bore and hate music performance or musical theory.
I downloaded Music Fundamentals a few months ago. I will keep learning and began playing I will always give thanks to our creator and I will let everyone know how your Musical Knowledge is so awesome in helping fulfill my goat to become a keyboardist.
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