About Our 3 LEARNING Series

This page describes and shows links to our three series of basic learning materials for playing the piano or other keyboard instruments. 

 The learning materials and sheet music that are available as downloads from our sites are "packaged" in what we refer to as "units." (Like chapters in a book.) The learning units are grouped together into three larger "learning series" that include instructions on how to play, exercises for developing physical skills and collections of pieces which together, provide a well rounded foundation for playing the keyboard.

About These Basic Learning Series  These series are available for viewing or download using the links to each of them described below. These learning materials are not intended to take the place of an instructor, teacher, or coach.  Click on the link at the end of a series description to go directly to your selected series:

Key Diagrams and Maps Series. - Focus on Keyboard Basic Instruction - This is a basic beginning instructional series. No previous knowledge of the keyboard is required. It is based on key diagram and key map notation.  It is the quickest and easiest way we know for getting started playing the keyboard. Clicking on the following link will take you to our Key Maps Site where this material is located. On that site, at the top of the page, click on the tab: Basic Keyboard Instruction:  kmaps.com

Focus on Chords - PC Chord Prep Units - based on Key Map notation. Students learn how to play from notated chord diagrams and from standard chord symbols. Cicking on the following link will take you to our Key Maps Site where this material is located. On that site, at the top of the page, click on the tab: Chord Instruction: kmaps.com

Grand Staff Learning PG and RT Grand Staff Units. Students are introduced to the grand staff, which is the traditional notation used by most of the people in the world.

This grand staff series uses the timeline format for rhythm used in the key map series. This material will help you get off to a very rapid start at playing the keyboard. It includes many innovations not provided in the traditional grand staff notation. This will help you get started with a good bit less effort than with the standard instructional materials. After completing this introduction to the grand staff, students are ready to continue their studies using the traditional learning materials available everywhere. At this point, students already are fairly well skilled at playing the keyboard. We recommend that they continue their studies using one of the excellent piano methods available.

John Honeycutt,
Apr 14, 2018, 11:14 PM