Start learning the piano now - this sheet music is perfect for beginners!

Start learning the piano now - this sheet music is perfect for beginners!

Find easy but beautiful piano sheet music, learn to read it step by step, and start out using the right technique - for your personal piano success!
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You need this to kick-start your personal piano success story!

  • Your favorite sheet music
    No, you don't have to start out playing nursery songs. Just choose an easy piece in any genre you like.
  • A teacher
    We`ll be frank: Learning to read sheet music and the right piano technique are skills most easily acquired via lessons with a teacher.
  • Correct technique
    Finger style, posture, and fingerings should be good from the get-go. It is hard to get rid of bad habits once you're used to them. Get someone to show you the basics, or (with a bit of experience) determine the fingering yourself - and stick to it.
  • A metronome
    This little helper works its magic right from the start: Learning the right rhythm is much easier with it.

3 things piano beginners do NOT need

  • Musical note
    Sheet music with letters above the notation
    Some platforms install letters on top of theirnotation so you don't have to remember how the tones A or a D (for example) look, notated. The downside: This does not ease you into reading music. It won't teach you to read music at all. Just add your own annotations to difficult parts and train notation sight-reading. It's not that hard.
  • Musical note
    Chord annotations above the score
    Chord symbols enable Jazz musicians to determine within seconds how to embellish melodies. But to make use of them you need to have a substantial knowledge and skill base (chord inversions). Plain old sheet music is enough to start out with - or do you really wish to begin your piano journey by pondering the question of what the best finger position for Gm7/C is?
  • Musical note
    A score torch that "hikes along"
    Sheet music scores that automatically highlight where you are supposed to be in a piece and "hike along" with you - like digital torches - seem to offer easy orientation for beginners. But the ordinary music sheet is still the most versatile, flexible learning device you can have - access it digitally or printed. It allows you to vary your (practice) tempo or to repeat difficult passages easily.

Which kind of piano start do you need?

  1. 1

    I'm a complete beginner

    • Learn to read sheet music
    • Practice with method books for beginners
    • Practice daily, take a teacher if you want
  2. 2

    I've played the piano before, but that was ages ago

    • Refresh your sheet music knowledge
    • Play scales and finger exercises
    • Schedule regular times to practise songs that you enjoy
  3. 3

    I can read music & play another instrument

    • Work through a method book specializing in the piano to get acquainted with technique etc.
    • Choose songs you enjoy
    • Record your performance occasionally to analyze strengths and weaknesses

This is how adult beginners have fun learning the piano

  • Beginner method books typically aim at little children. But adult brains learn in a different way.
  • Adults are self-motivated, they want to decide both method and tempo themselves, and to plan their learning experience.
  • This can be a huge advantage: You will have acquired both a distinct experience and taste in music, which can work to motivate you if you take it into account when choosing piano music to play.
  • Any previous learning experience supports your piano learning process. Adult piano beginners expect recommendations, instruction and a customized and personalized sheet music choice that enables them to progress autonomously.
  • Start your joyful, self-determined piano journey - at any age.

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I learn to read sheet music as a beginner?
    If you're able to read letters you are perfectly capable of reading sheet music! Good beginner method books and videos will make it easy to access music notation. It won't take you long to figure out the basics, and after that, you need to keep up with it and consolidate your new skill.
  • How do I find sheet music for beginners?
    If you search the web for sheet music, pay attention to whether it is suitable for beginners. Ideally, you'll find sheet music and audio samples so you can hear how the results of your practice are supposed to sound. Consider taking a few lessons in the beginning, or work your way through a beginner method book by a renowned publisher. Online lessons are yet another viable option.
  • Which instrument works for beginners?
    Your main consideration should comprise three aspects - a licensed vendor will be able to advise you in detail. Here are a few thoughts: The feel of playing a mechanical piano is incomparable, but the expense for maintenance (tuning, transportation, space ...) is higher, too, compared to a good e-piano or a stage piano (even more portable than an e-piano, this is a basic piano without any surrounding "carapace", stand and pedal are bought separately. There are good-quality used instruments available. If you buy an e-piano pay attention to a good, piano-like keyboard feel. You don't have to worry about the number of instrument sounds your instrument offers.
  • Can I teach myself to play the piano, without any teacher?
    Yes, you can. Good method book and digital learning platforms offer to teach you tailor-made programs to enable you to cross the finishing line - even if you don't have any idea about reading sheet music or playing an instrument. But you need to be persistent because regular practice is important. If you want to, there's always the option of hiring a piano coach if you have insurmountable difficulty when learning alone.
  • How much time should I reserve for practice each day?
    Every day or every other day, if you can. At least one quarter of an hour. This is more effective than torturing oneself for hours with one huge practice session.