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I've recently started learning piano but I have been using free online lessons (e.g. videos on youtube) and I've found that it's really not an ideal way of learning - lessons are badly organised, not interactive and not very thorough.

I can't really afford a tutor, but online piano lessons that you pay for seem pretty reasonably priced. Does anyone know if these websites are effective, if so any recommendations on a particular website? For example, Piano Marvel and Playground Sessions.

Primarily I want to learn piano to be able to compose/produce my own music...I don't want to fall into the trap I fell into with drums - which is to rely on the music created by others and be able to replicate it, but not be able to produce my own stuff.

By the way - I have an 88 key semiweighted midi controller, so I am able to plug it in and use the interactive bits of these lessons.


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closed as unclear what you're asking by Bob Broadley, jjmusicnotes, Tim, Meaningful Username, MrTheBard Jul 8 '14 at 11:33

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Welcome to the site. This question is likely to get closed the way it it currently written: there isn't a clear question in, and if your soliciting for where to find such resources it's (probably) off topic. Maybe you should take a look at the help pages: – Dave Jul 2 '14 at 13:38
At present, I think this is probably off topic. If you simply ask about whether the "online piano lesson" websites are effective, you might have a better, and clearer, question. (Although, this might still be "primarily opinion based".) – Bob Broadley Jul 7 '14 at 22:13

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