What are the best resources for learning to play keyboard?

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    #1Piano Lessons by Pianote

    Piano Lessons by Pianote
    Pianote features real piano teachers with whom you can interact through Q&A sessions. Their method focuses on keeping you engaged by learning songs you love from the start.
    Websites

    $49- monthly suscription

    Keith Griffin
    Written on May 8, 2017
    "Pianote really helped me learn to play the keyboard! These video lessons were really useful. They moved from the absolute basics to more complex skills like learning to write a song. I'm not super musical, but after working my way through these video lessons, I think my keyboard skills have improved 100%."
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    #2eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method v3

    eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method v3
    eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method is the perfect piano tutorial for learning how to play piano. Even if other beginner piano lessons seemed difficult, this piano software and its interactive approach will keep you engaged and quickly teach you how to play piano well!
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $59.95

    Hemant Rathore
    Written on March 22, 2017
    "This is impressive! I was skeptical at first, but I've wanted to learn to play for so long and $60 isn't too bad to take the plunge. I love the instant feedback it provides, almost like having a real instructor! I'm still working my way through all the lessons, and I've already learned much more than I ever have trying to learn on my own! If you want to learn to play piano, but don't want to spend the money for a teacher, this is a great tool!!"
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    #3Playground Sessions

    Playground Sessions
    Legendary producer Quincey Jones presents Playground Sessions. This innovative piano software teaches you how to play the piano with interactive lessons featuring your favorite songs.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $17.99- monthly suscription

    Bryan Willis
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "Playground Sessions provides interactive lessons to teach you how to play the piano. Theres Pop, Rock, Classic Hits and more to choose from and learn through the interactive program."
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    #4Derek Peterson's YouTube Channel

    Derek Peterson's YouTube Channel
    Derek's channel is for anyone who wants to learn songs on the piano/keyboard if you have a request for a song can send him a message on Youtube.
    Videos

    Free

    He Wu
    Written on March 5, 2017
    "I'm a newbie keyboard player and I found this channel to be very useful in giving me good tips and teaching me easy techniques. I suggest to join it and bookmark it to all the keyboard players that want to improve their skills! :)"
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    #5[TUTORIAL] How to Play Keyboard - Keyboard Lessons for Beginners

    [TUTORIAL] How to Play Keyboard - Keyboard Lessons for Beginners
    Teach yourself how to play keyboard with Learn To Play Music's easy electronic keyboard lessons for beginners.
    Videos

    Free

    Kyle Ellis
    Written on March 8, 2017
    "Wanted to learn playing keyboard, and found this site - wonderful. Now I can learn keyboard lessons at my own pace. They have all the keyboard lessons listed according to difficulty. So, I don't get lost and plan my lessons accordingly."
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    #6Electronic Piano 2.6

    Electronic Piano 2.6
    Electronic Piano 2.6 is a Freeware program that allows the user to play musical notes, chords and drums using the computer keyboard.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Phillip Taylor
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "This is a nifty little freeware program that even my 7-year-old can use to create background music for her YouTube videos she uploads! It's simple and a lot of fun, even for all of us as well. We also sit down together and just compose songs that we could implement into the video game I am creating. "
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    #7Totally Keyboards

    Totally Keyboards
    Totally Keyboards offer free keyboard lessons online as well as a full keyboard lesson community. The site has a lot of keyboard lessons to choose from. Membership is free.
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan.

    Tyler Wade
    Written on March 15, 2017
    "As someone who has attempted multiple instruments without luck this website is not at all intimidating. I feel like I could be comfortable taking the lessons and actually applying them. The layout is easy to follow along with as well."
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    #8PC 73 Virtual Piano Keyboard

    PC 73 Virtual Piano Keyboard
    An on-screen piano and synthesizer you can play with your computer keyboard or mouse. You can also use PC 73 as a virtual midi controller to control General Midi software or hardware devices.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Xu Pan
    Written on January 17, 2017
    "Just as another solution does, this site allows me to play around with different songs online, without needing to have my keyboard with me. It is good for a lot of reasons, but it doesn't exactly help me with fingering technique."
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    #9Keyboard Magazine

    Keyboard Magazine
    The most trusted information resource for keyboard players and producers in all styles of music. Available by subscription and on select newsstands.
    Websites

    Free

    Yao Yan
    Written on April 20, 2017
    "Keyboard Magazine was an excellent resource for me learning how to play the keyboard. They had all types of different sections featuring artists, video lessons, techniques, etc. Overall, it was a very immersive resource and had everything I needed to learn how to play this instrument."
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    #10Zebra Keys

    Zebra Keys
    ZebraKeys tutorials are for absolute beginners through intermediate-advanced levels. Each level is sub-divided into five sections which include "Learn Songs, "Chords", "Music Theory", "Improvisation", and "Techniques".
    Websites

    Free

    Devansh Rodrigues
    Written on April 2, 2017
    "I think this is very useful for beginners wanting to learn how to play the keyboard. The interactive diagrams are nice, so you can see where the highlighted keys are in question or discussion. It's accurately broke up into chapters so someone can pick up right where they left off. The video tutorials are also a great addition, I know that I prefer to learn things with the help of videos and sometimes even search endlessly for youtube tutorials. To have everything grouped up like this is very beneficial. "
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    #11Mint Music

    Mint Music
    Weekly keyboard tutorials for popular songs on the piano, aimed at beginners.
    Videos

    Free

    Bruce Perez
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "Mint Music has a ton of tutorial videos, for learning various songs and melodies on the keyboard. I've spent many hours in front of my computer, keyboard at the ready, learning and practicing along. A great resource and one that is very well thought out. "
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    #12GarageBand

    GarageBand

    GarageBand is a music making software and app for Mac and iOS respectively. It offers a sound library with software instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and virtual session drummers. Users can access piano and guitar lessons.

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    Randy Hanson
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "I am an aspiring musician and I play many instruments. I have never played the keyboard before however and I wanted to learn. I got GarageBand and was disappointed. You have to already be knowledgeable about musical concepts and it's better used for mixing sounds and finessing your band's sounds than it is at teaching musical concepts or teaching a new instrument. Don't try this unless you already know what you are doing."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for learning to play keyboard
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Piano Lessons by PianoteWebsites 13 Paid
2eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method v3Software 13 Paid
3Playground SessionsSoftware 12 Paid
4Derek Peterson's YouTube ChannelVideos 11 Free
5[TUTORIAL] How to Play Keyboard - Keyboard Lessons for BeginnersVideos 10 Free
6Electronic Piano 2.6Software 7 Free
7Totally KeyboardsWebsites 6 Free
8PC 73 Virtual Piano KeyboardSoftware 5 Free
9Keyboard MagazineWebsites 4 Free
10Zebra KeysWebsites 3 Free
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