Online Instruction Manual
The information presented in the online instruction manual is presented in a simple, concise manner. Why? Information gathered by reading takes time. I want you to spend as much time as possible, working at the piano. Therefore, we have tried to prioritize the written information you'll need to maintain a good pace, and at the same time, develop your skills at the piano.
Too much information or an overload of material can cause anxiety. The same is true if we have insufficient information or, worse still, incorrect information. So, I don't want you to be drowned in information and starved for knowledge. Therefore, I have presented a balanced array of material that will allow you to progress as rapidly and efficiently as possible.
For example, learning to tune pianos aurally requires a basic understanding of music and the piano keyboard. If you don't have any knowledge of the piano keyboard, we'll teach you the names of the keys and the musical intervals you will use in tuning a piano, and even the correct fingering. You'll have what you need to move forward, and it will not be that difficult.
Some of the subjects that are discussed in this course can be rather deep. So, we've tried to use simple words and short sentences, which are powerful tools of communication. Again, we've attempted to eliminate unnecessary details but provide you what you need to know.
If you like, you can print each lesson of the instruction manual using your printer. Some students like a printed copy to make notes and highlight text. Each paragraph is numbered, and there are self-study questions on the bottom of the page, which will help you to grasp the main points being made.