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Jebus
06-10-2006, 07:00 PM
My dad just found some cheap casio keyboard and brought it home. I haven't really touched my guitar in over a month so maybe I'll have more fun with this new instrument. So go ahead and suggest some cool beginner songs.

SkunkIt
06-10-2006, 07:08 PM
As childish as it may sound, go get one of those beginner kiddy books with the large notes in them. They should look something like this:


http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0793500087.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpg


http://www.learntoplaymusic.com/US/images/YB-Piano-Sup-A.jpg

I had something like the second one.

Most of them will be wide and have cartoon on the front. Hal Leonard is a good company to start with. Go into a music store and ask for a beginner's book. there's no age limit on learning a new instrument and the books that show you how to place your fingers on the keyboard and what posture you need can help alot. The books with the Cd's are extra helpful, that's how I started out. My first song consisted of three kets, middle C and D. It's also very important to learn where Middle C is and don't worry, It's the easiest thing in the world to find it. Also, as childish as it sounds, you can but stickers with the piano note names on them and stick them on the keyboard, using a picture, showing youe where each sticker goes. That can also help beginners alot and you shoud be able to take them off later when you don't need them.

If you've already got past all that and you just need some beginner songs to play, I suggest you also get those from beginner's children's books and try to play everything in there and do any excersizes or sheets that they give you. also but a scales and chords book to go along with that. I suggest you get your fingers used to the keyboard and just move from one octave to the next using the fingers needed.

Now that I think about it, lessons would be easier, since they can teach you proper fingering (lolz) and how to move your fingers when you need to play 8 notes going up and down, but only have 5 fingers.

If you've gotten past all that, trust me, NO beginner songs are cool. You start out with mostly childish music and scales and chords.

However, you can try these, the beginner versions with the large notes form Hal Leonard, some of the easiest songs to play:

Cat walk
Three Blind Mice


A little harder:

Mary Had a little Lamb (When you're a beginner, It's not as easy as it looks.)

JoY
06-10-2006, 07:49 PM
I can send you some later, when at my parents. I downloaded some awesome stuff years back that taught me how to play the piano a bit. maybe I can scan some stuff here, so you won't have to wait too long.

Jebus
06-11-2006, 03:49 PM
alright, cool. I was actually looking for actual songs to learn. I have this program that shows you which keys to play for songs that are available at ultimate-guitar.com(not just guitar music) and mysongbook.com. I guess I could actually put more effort into it and learn how to read music and all that stuff then.

Right now I'm learning that neat intro to Dream Theater's Wait for Sleep. I'm pretty sure you're suppose to play it with one hand but I'm playing it with two because I suck like that.

killer_queen
06-13-2006, 12:12 PM
Yayz for you! I'm so happy for you. I'll be able to send them after sunday. A big part of them will be classics if you don't mind.

DefyMe
06-14-2006, 04:40 AM
i used to play keyboard and i had lessons for about 2 months. the lessons were helpful- they help u with chords, scales, finger position. THEN u can focus on songs and have sum real fun

Jebus
06-18-2006, 11:48 AM
Yayz for you! I'm so happy for you. I'll be able to send them after sunday. A big part of them will be classics if you don't mind.
nope, I don't mind. Thanks.

A week of practice has produce this short 15 second clip. There are a shit load of timing issues but that's the best I could get it for now. How one plays this with one hand is beyond me. = (
http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=3B68D9CB3C497DD1

All About Eve
06-18-2006, 02:37 PM
Try playing by ear, just some simple tunes. It will help you learn your way around the keyboard better.

I.E. That short little Octavarium piano motif.

killer_queen
06-24-2006, 02:19 PM
I have this (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=E046A96A5AB20948) and this (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=7ADFCEDB72ABDF10) on my PC right now. I hope they're not too difficult.