Download Piano Course – Warning About Online Piano Courses

So you’re ready to take your piano learning online and you realize that for ultimate convenience and learning at your own pace that online piano lessons are the future, right?

Well, that’s a great idea and I think it’s one of the best ways to learn piano mainly because you don’t need to schedule your time around a private tutor (who costs a fortune wherever you live).

However, before you download a piano course you must make sure you don’t waste your time and money on a real dud, and believe me there are quite a few to wade through before you find a piano course that’s worth bothering with…

In just a moment, I will show you how to find the right piano course to download and how I have singled out the chaf from the wheat, so to speak.

“What’s the worst that can happen if I download a piano course that’s no good?”

Actually, quite a lot of negative repercussions can happen as a result of a shoddy download. Let’s have a look at what happens when you pick the wrong online piano course:

1. Time wasted

Goes without saying really, that the time it takes to download and install, then actually get up and running with the program is a total waste if the piano course is utter junk. Plus, it is extra hassle to un-install it all and of course it wastes more time in doing so.

Plus, a bad online piano course will take longer to learn what you need and want to learn on the piano, so you have to think of that side of things too. This could equate to years of needless struggle, so beware!

2. Bad habits

Sure, you might be inclined to stick with what you’ve been lumbered with, but just like learning to drive, learning from a bad online piano course could leave you with a bad foundation in terms of the theory and also the techniques. These are actually difficult to reverse after a while.

3. Wasted money

This is obviously the main one, and although most online piano course downloads should offer a refund, be careful as believe it or not, some of the lesser known and more shady companies online will make it harder for you to get a refund, hoping you’ll just give up trying after a while (I’ve had this happen to me many times, and yes, I gave up on a few…)

Either way, here’s a few pointers for finding a piano course online that’s right for you:

1. Who’s teaching it?

Credibility is very important, so make sure the teacher is someone who knows what they are talking about.

2. How’s it being taught?

Multiple modalities (video, text, audio) are important, because we all learn in different ways. Having all these modalities in the piano course makes it much easier and quicker to learn to play piano like a true pro!

3. Guarantee

Is there a solid, long guarantee in place? When it comes to a program that will take you more than a couple of days to absorb, you need to know that the guarantee will last more than a couple of days (or weeks in fact). The last thing you want to find out is that there’s a problem with the 7th lesson, 3 weeks later and the guarantee has run out.

4. Caters for multiple skills levels

If you’re a beginner, you don’t want to try and learn jargon aimed at professionals, and vice versa. A good piano course will masterfully bring you up the learning curve of playing piano without leaving you in the dark at any stage. A good course will also allow you to jump in easily at the level you’re at, but still be able to teach you everything you’ve still to learn.

If you follow these guidelines, you’ll be able to find and download a piano course that’s more than suitable for your needs. There are of course other aspects to consider, which we detail in our exclusive online piano course review [] here.

That should help you uncover the flaws to some of the most popular online piano courses, helping you to make a wise decision without falling into the common traps above.

Taiji Ball Qigong Courses 3 and 4 With Dr Yang, Jwing-Ming

“Taiji Ball Qigong courses 3 and 4” with Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming continues the learning experience that started with the first two courses on DVD 1 and the book that these two DVDs accompany. Owning the book and both DVDs, which constitutes four courses on Taiji Ball Qigong training provides one with a very extensive training resource for learning this lessor known practice found within Chinese Taiji and Qigong. The training with the Taiji Ball can strengthen the torso, condition the muscles, and teach the practitioner to use the mind to lead Qi. Additionally, it can enhance one’s Pushing Hands ability and is a stimulating and interesting practice to learn.

The programs on this DVD contain around three hours of instruction, and it is easy to navigate to different sections with the menu system when you are learning. Course Three consists of 16 patterns of stationary and moving Taiji Ball wrap coiling. These include: vertical wrap coiling forward, vertical wrap coiling backward, horizontal wrap coiling clockwise, and horizontal wrap coiling counterclockwise. The instruction is performed by Dr. Yang teaching to the camera while inside a studio. This is the kind of instruction I prefer. Subtitles are present across the bottom of the screen, though I have no trouble understanding Dr. Yang’s English. Some of the instruction has only Dr. Yang on screen, while most other times he has five students in the studio with him, and he makes points, corrections, etc. as the students perform the movements and patterns. Course Three is approximately 61 minutes long.

Course Four is approximately 112 minutes long, and brings the lessons from the first three courses together with applications, both solo and with a partner. By following along with the demonstrations and paying attention to the points Dr. Yang makes, a person will be able to add this training into their regular practice. Sure, it is always better to learn first hand from an instructor, but this is the next best thing for this little known practice.

The programs on this DVD are meant to follow those from the first DVD with Courses 1 & 2. Therefore, I strongly suggest you first learn the patterns from the first two courses before advancing to the courses on this DVD. All four courses combined with the book Dr. Yang wrote on the same topic will provide you with many hours of learning, training, and practicing. If you are interested in learning Taiji Ball Qigong, these are the resources to learn from. I recommend them highly for anyone wanting to incorporate this practice into their training.