Do you have a pedal? I'm looking forward to read your comment below.

I hope you have fun with today's lesson. Unfortunately the piano crash course is ending soon. But you can continue here.

Feel free so send me an email anytime you like 😊

Best,

Leave a comment below:
  • Yes, i have 3 padels on my piano, even tough i don't know how to use them 🙂

  • Thank you Thomas! Very useful and beautifully explained!!!!Great to see

  • I learned so much from you. And I really want to become a good piano player. Teach me more so I can do better pls
    Thanks

  • I don'the have a pedal but I have a sustain button,do it work the same way?

  • 오즈(ooz) says:

    I have 3 pedal. ..I understand your lessens all.. I can use pedal , basic guitar code...

  • Hi Thomas! Would like to thank you very much for these enjoyable lessons.
    I have ordered a sustain pedal.

    Kind Regards
    Laura

  • Merin Nakarmi says:

    You are an amazing teacher Thomas. God bless you

  • Petra de Ruijter says:

    Thank you Tomas for all your support and the clearly explain to play the piano !

    I have 3 pedals.

    Greetings,
    Petra

  • Small steps making beautiful sounds! Thank you Thomas for this great and important tip... 🙂

  • Yes this information is just what I need. I used the pedals but the sound gets clustered and turn into noise but now my piano sounds great. Thanks Mr Thomas

  • Denis Dullaghan says:

    I have no pedals,it is a rock jam Keyboard.Ireland.Denis.

  • Paul Coveney says:

    Hi Thomas.
    I have a Casio CT-647 keyboard, which is very old as it use to belong to my father 25 years ago.. do you know if I can get a pedal to attach to it? or do you recommend me buying a new keyboard with pedals.
    Many thanks
    Paul

  • Thomas, you play so beautiful. I don't think I will ever learn to play that way but if you say I can then I believe you. Of course, it will take me a lot longer then it did you I'm sure. Thank you so much for everything.

  • Thank you so much Thomas. I am having so much fun learning to play the piano. Pls don't stop teaching us.

  • Lynette L Gross says:

    I have been playing for over 40 years and do appreciate the new knowledge of playing "by ear." I understand and have used the sustain petal for many years. It just sort of came naturally. I have not idea what the other two petals are for. Can you help me?
    Thanks,
    Lynette

  • Lynette L Gross says:

    I have been playing the piano for over 40 years and appreciate the ability to play "by ear." I have been trained to play with music. I understand the sustain petal and started using it years ago quite intuitively. What are the other two petals for and how are they used?
    Thanks,
    Lynette

  • Rick O'Brien says:

    I did not receive Lesson 9 in my email. Can you please send it ?

    Thanks

  • Thank you Thomas for the wonderful lessons you give. I don't have a piano just a keyboard and it doesn't have pedals. But I enjoy practicing your lessons just the same.

  • Thank you for this and all the lessons!

  • Unfortunately I don’t have it,,

  • I dont have a pedal but I will get one and start practicing. Thank you so much.

  • Thx Thomas. My piano has three pedals. It's sound really beautiful

  • margarita says:

    Thank you Thomas. I am enjoying your Piano Crash Course. I would like to buy your Piano Complete Course.
    Can you tell me if there are any classical piano tutorials in this course like the tutorial "Fur Elise" you have done
    on Youtube?
    I have a list of a few classical pieces I would love to play in the future .
    Maybe someday you would be interested in doing some FULL tutorials that people would be
    willing to pay for on Youtube?(or your website)..... like "Fur Elisa", but the COMPLETE version!
    Here are some of my suggestions:

    Bethoven's Gymnopédie No. 1
    Air
    Clair De Lune
    Piano Sonata No.14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight Sonata": 1 Adagio Sostenuto
    Sonata No.8 in C Minor for Piano, Op.13 "Pathétique": II Adagio Cantabile
    "The Anniversary Song" (Waves of The Danube)
    Consolations, S.172:III. Lento placido
    Prelude and Fugue in C Major BWV 846 "Das wohltemperierte Klavier The Well Tempered Piano" Book 1 Prelude
    Minuet in G Major BWV Anh.114

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Kind regards

  • Eric Oliver says:

    Thomas, I have the entire course, so I’ll be with you for a while, that plus I don’t learn that fast so I’ll be using the last few lessons a few more times. You are a wonderful and thorough teacher. I thank you, so much.

    • Hello Eric,

      Thank you for your kind words and for joining the entire course! I'm thrilled to hear that you'll be with us on this musical journey, and there's absolutely no rush to complete the lessons quickly. Take your time, go at your own pace, and enjoy the learning process.

      Remember, the key to progress is consistent practice, and you've already taken the first step by committing to learning the piano. As you work through the lessons, don't hesitate to revisit any topics that you feel need more practice or understanding. Mastery comes with time and dedication, and I'm here to support you every step of the way.

      If you ever have any questions or need additional guidance, feel free to reach out. Your dedication and passion for learning are truly inspiring, and I'm excited to be part of your musical journey. Keep up the fantastic work, and happy playing!

      Best regards,
      Thomas

  • Hi Thomas

    You are an amazing teacher! I have Yamaha E 363 keyboard which doesn’t have a pedal. Can I buy the sustain pedal and attach it to the keyboard? By the way, I haven’t received yet your lesson No. 9. Thank you for your inspiring lessons!

    Cheers
    Chandra

    • Hello Chandra,

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm glad you're enjoying the lessons.

      Regarding the sustain pedal, yes, you can definitely buy a sustain pedal and use it with your Yamaha E363 keyboard. Most keyboards, including the Yamaha E363, have a jack for connecting an optional sustain pedal. Simply purchase a sustain pedal that is compatible with your keyboard, and then plug it into the designated pedal jack. Once connected, you'll be able to use the sustain pedal just like you would on an acoustic piano.

      As for Lesson No. 9, I apologize for any delay. Sometimes email deliveries can be affected by various factors. Please double-check your spam or junk folder to ensure the lesson hasn't accidentally landed there. If you still don't receive it, please let me know, and I'll make sure to send it to you directly.

      Keep up the great work with your piano journey, and if you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Happy playing!

      Best regards,
      Thomas

  • hi. it s very difficult for me tot use Middle and pinkie from my rigjt hand without the 4 th touching the piano. any tipa?

    • Hello Viviana,

      Thank you for reaching out! Developing finger independence and control can be a challenge, but with practice and patience, you can certainly improve. That's totally normal that you experience that. Please keep practicing and after a couple of days you will see how it gets better 🙂

      Enjoy the journey of learning the piano!

      Best wishes,
      Thomas

  • Hi Thomas, I like your Training!
    I am a 77 year old women from Switzerland and life in France. I wanted to sell the Piano as my girls not use the Piano any more,(how sad). But then i saw your Piano Cours and I thought - ok I have now time and I ned to play the songs from my choir. So i start with your encouraging lessons. Hahaha, it makes me happy and I am shore, I will never have artrosis in my fingers, if I go on like this.
    Thank you Darling Thomas - go on like this please! Norah

    • Hello Norah,

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm delighted to hear that you're enjoying the piano lessons and finding joy in playing. Age is never a barrier to learning and enjoying music, and I'm thrilled to be a part of your musical journey.

      It warms my heart to know that you decided to keep the piano and embark on this adventure. Music has a wonderful way of bringing happiness and fulfillment to our lives, and I'm glad it's doing the same for you.

      As you practice and play the songs from your choir, you'll not only enhance your piano skills but also keep your fingers agile and nimble. It's truly a fantastic way to stay engaged and active.

      Remember, the journey of learning the piano is a beautiful one, and progress comes with dedication and patience. Keep practicing, and I have no doubt you'll continue to make wonderful music.

      If you ever need any assistance or have questions along the way, feel free to reach out. I'm here to support you every step of the way. Keep up the fantastic work, Norah!

      Wishing you all the best from France,
      Thomas

    • Thomas Forschbach says:

      Hi Jadon,
      great that you like this lesson.
      I wish you a lot of fun with the next lessons.

      Keep up the good work.

  • Great lesson hope to be able to get to grips with the sustain foot soon.

    • Thomas Forschbach says:

      Hi Gill,

      Thank you for your feedback! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed the lesson. The sustain pedal can indeed be a bit tricky at first, but with practice and persistence, you'll master it in no time. Remember, every step in the learning process adds to your growth as a musician. I'm here to support you on this journey. Keep up the good work!

      Warm regards,
      Thomas

  • yes
    and i love you lessons I am grade 3 classical but the chords i can never get correct esp left hand
    d

    • Thomas Forschbach says:

      Hello Dawn,

      Thank you so much for your kind words about the lessons! It's great to hear that you're enjoying them and making progress in your classical piano journey. Being at grade 3 is already a significant achievement, so well done on reaching this level!

      I understand that mastering chords, especially with the left hand, can be challenging. It's a common hurdle for many learners, so you're definitely not alone in this. The key is to practice consistently and gradually build your confidence and skill.

      Here are a few tips that might help with your chord practice:

      1. Begin with slow, deliberate practice of the chords. This allows your muscle memory to develop properly.
      2. Practice each hand separately before trying to play both hands together. This can help you focus on the specific challenges of the left hand.
      3. Sometimes, visualizing the chord shapes or writing them down can help reinforce learning.
      4. Engaging in exercises specifically designed to strengthen your fingers can improve agility and flexibility, making it easier to play chords.
      5. Consistent practice is crucial. Even just a few minutes each day can lead to substantial improvement over time.

      Remember, every pianist has their own unique set of challenges, and overcoming them is all part of the learning process. If you have any specific issues or need more tips, feel free to reach out, and I'll be more than happy to assist.

      Keep up the great work, and enjoy your musical journey!

    • Thomas Forschbach says:

      Hello Ruth, I recommend that you get one. It should be available for around USD10-20 and is a very important tool at the piano.

  • Sandy Armstrong says:

    Thank you for the lesson, looking forward to the next one.

  • Brendell Bennetch says:

    Yes I have 3 pedals! I'm loving the classes

    • Thomas Forschbach says:

      Hello Brendell,

      Thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm! It's fantastic to hear that you're enjoying the classes and making the most out of your three pedals. If you have any questions, need tips, or want to share more about your experience, please don't hesitate to reach out. I am here to support your journey and love hearing from my students. Keep up the great work and happy playing!

  • Wow, it sounds so beautiful with the pedal…I will keep practicing with the pedal.

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