"Clair de lune from scratch" is a video lesson series designed to help folks who have never played the piano before get started right away learning how to read real music and play this masterpiece by Claude Debussy. The secret that all teachers use is to teach in small portions, and I hope this will be a fun learning experience for everyone who follows along. You'll get an overview of the whole piece in this video, along with a preview of the different camera angles, screenshots of the digital sheet music score, and a computer representation of the damper pedal to help you learn more dynamically. Please post questions in the comments below, or better yet - send me your video responses showing what you'd like help with, and I'll do my best to integrate those questions alongside the video tutorials. Above all - have fun!
You can download a PDF of the score as part of the Suite Bergamasque from IMSLP.org here: http://imslp.org/wiki/Special:ImagefromIndex/02907
You can also download the MusicReader version of Clair de lune itself here: http://airturn.com/musicreader-library/piano-solos/debussy-clair-de-lune-1905-edition-mr2009722776363/download
MusicReader is a program that gives you the ability to annotate your score with digital ink, just like I do on these lesson videos. For more information about MusicReader, please visit http://airturn.com/musicreader/musicreader
A little while ago, one of my sons begged me to teach him to play "Star Wars" on the piano. We had so much fun, that I thought I'd try translating those lessons into a series of short video tutorials. The arrangement is one of the best I've found online - You can find the link to the full sheet music score at http://airturn.com/star-wars-from-scratch/ to make it easier to follow along. This series of short piano lessons is designed for anyone to learn from scratch, even those who may have never played an instrument or read music before! Hope you enjoy the preview!
You can find the link for the full sheet music score at http://airturn.com/star-wars-from-scratch/