Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009


In order to achieve something, anything, you must have a goal.
So the question is "Why are you learning to play?"

1. To enjoy the music.
2. Make your brain work faster. (Yes folks, playing the piano or any musical instruments can make you smarter).
3. To impress you friends when you have the chance.
4. Your personal reason.

You can choose all of the above. Or maybe just one. As long as you have a goal(s), you will see that the motivation will help you out a lot.

Monday, October 26, 2009

How to use dowload and use Synthesia

This program can help you out a lot if you can't read music sheets.
(This is the easy way out) The first shortcut. :)

First, go to To download the installer file, choose your operating system.

Install with the recommended settings, If for some reason it says the program wasn't installed correctly, just install it again.

Once you have it installed, Open Synthesia where you stored it.

Click "Play!"

There should be pre-installed MIDI files if you used the recommend settings.
Please note you can download additional MIDI files. Just look it up on Google.
Here's how your search should look like. "*Song Name* MIDI". Save it in the "Synthesia Music" Folder. Should be located in your Documents.

You can slow down by pressing the "down arrow"
Speed up by pressing the "up arrow"
Pause by pressing the "Space Bar"

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Before You Begin

Things that you will need in order to play the piano:
1. Fingers.
2. A keyboard.

Things that will help you:
1. Me. I'm your friend, so trust me.
2. Synthesia, the program that helped a lot of people who either can't afford a teacher, or too lazy to take those boring lessons.
You can download the program here:
I'll talk about how to use it in my next post.

There are some other things, but they're not on my mind right now.
Until next time!