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Table of Contents
                            Introduction
I. Learn To Play the Piano Today ... Choose Your Way!
	A. Traditionally
	B. By Ear (Aurally)
	C. Chord-Based
	D. Pattern-Based
	E. Actions:
	F. Further Resources:
II. The Instrument
	A. Acoustic Pianos
		Brief History
	B. Electronic Keyboards
		C. Time to Buy
Proper Sitting Position & Hand Posture
	D. Actions
III. All You Need To Know About Your Piano/Electronic Keyboard
	A. Introduction to the piano/keyboard
	B. Actions
IV. How to Read Music - Definitions to Help You Learn
	A. The Staff:
	B. The Pitch or Tone:
	C. Piano Fingering and Hand Position:
	D. The Rhythm:
	E. Connecting the Music:
	F. Key Signatures
	G. Dynamic Signs
	H. Determining the Speed of the Piece:
	I. Actions
	J. Further Resources:
V. Piano Scales - Essential Building Blocks of Music
	A. Actions
VI. Basic Piano Fingerings for the 12 Major Scales
	C Major (0 sharps/flats)
	G Major (1 Sharp: F)
	D Major (2 Sharps: F, C)
	A Major (3 Sharps: F, C, G)
	E Major (4 Sharps: F, C, G, D)
	B Major (5 Sharps: F, C, G, D, A)
	Gb Major (6 flats: B, E, A, D, G, C)
	Db Major (5 flats: B, E, A, D, G)
	Ab Major (4 flats: B, E, A, D)
	Eb Major (3 flats: B, E, A)
	Bb Major (2 flats: B, E)
	F Major (1 flats: B)
	A. Actions
VII. Intervals
	A. Types of Intervals
	B. Why Learn Intervals
	C. Actions
VIII. Piano Chords – More Than Just a Group of Notes
	A. Actions
IX. Chord Progressions – The Basic DNA of Music
	A. Actions
X. How to Play Jazz Piano
	A. Actions
	B. Further Jazz Lessons Resources:
XI. Basic Blues Piano Lessons
	A. Actions
	B. Further Blues Lessons Resources:
XII. Basic Gospel Piano Lessons
	A. Actions
	B. Further Gospel Lessons Resources:
XIII. Your Roadmap from Beginner to Advanced
	A. Beginners, Don’t Be Shy
	B. Intermediate Level
	C. Advanced Performers
	D. Actions
	E. Further Resources:
XIV. Online Piano Lesson Reviews - Finding the Right Program
	A. What Is A Good Program?
	B. How to Find One - Do Your Own Piano Lesson Reviews
	C. Sample Online Piano Lesson Reviews:
	D. Further Resources:
XV. We Need Your Help?
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