The Piano is one of the most used instruments in music because of its variety and the fact that it can be used in so many different musical contexts.
Step 1: Buying a Piano
Because a high quality piano can often cost thousands of dollars, you could instead buy an Electronic Keyboard.
Whatever type of piano you choose to learn on, make sure that it is in good working condition.
Step 2: Piano Basics
On a normal piano, the keyboard is the horizontal row of keys that you use to play the music.
Keys are the individual units that you must press down when you want to play a note.
Most pianos have three pedals at their base that you use to alter or sustain a note that you are played.
Used to hold your sheet music.
Step 3: Learning Notes
The White Keys
The white keys cover the entire length of the keyboard and represent all of the natural notes on the piano. These notes are represented by the first 7 letters of the alphabet (A - G).
The Black Keys
The black keys are on the top of the keyboard and can be found in groups of 2 or 3. Learning the note value of the black keys is a little more difficult than the white keys because the black keys can be labeled in two different ways. Black keys take their names from the white keys that surround them and can be labeled with either a # (Sharp - meaning that the key is a half-step higher than the white note to its left) or a b (Flat - meaning the key is a half-step lower than the white note to its right).
Step 4: Learning the Music
That you can better read the music, you'll assign a number to each of your fingers. When reading the notes, your thumb will be referred to as 1, your index finger as 2, your middle finger as 3, your ring finger as 4, and your pinky as 5.
Look down below in the picture where you will learn where you find the note values in the music and with which finger you should play the note value.
Step 5: Playing Some Simple Songs
Step 6: Practicing
Notice: The more you practice, the better you will get, and the more fun you will have the next time you practice.