Keyboard Bundle Sale!

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Playground Sessions takes pride in providing a fun and affordable way for people to learn how to play the piano, and this week we’re making learning even more affordable!

Get your hands on our new 49-key M-Audio keyboard with an annual membership for only $170 – a $144 savings! This keyboard provides a perfect way to play our arrangements while taking up less space (for all of our “less is more” users).

Or enjoy learning how to play the piano with any of our other…

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New Songs & Harlem Prep!

It’s a lovely day to learn some new music! Actually… it’s a bit cold – but hey, any day’s a great day for new songs! To kick this weekend off right we’re serving up a little bit of Rihanna, a little bit of Dvorak, and other show stoppers! Check out the list of songs we’ve added to our library and songs we’ve added accompaniments for:

Canon – Rookie
Canon in D – Intermediate
Drops of Jupiter – Rookie
Drops of Jupiter – Intermediate
Gymnopedie No. 1 – Rookie

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User Showcase!

With our community growing at a rapid pace, and our users increasing in skill level, we’d like to begin showcasing the results of all your hard work! If you’d like to inspire your fellow Playground users by sharing a video of yourself playing a song that you learned in Playground Sessions, please send the video to the following email address with the subject “Community” and we’ll share it with our fellow Playground Sessions users:

david@playgroundsessions.com

For best results, please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and email us the link to the video (it must…

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Music & The Brain

It’s often said that leaning how to play an instrument is good for you. In this video from TED Ed, the mental benefits one gains when learning how to play an instrument are laid out in a way that makes it easy to see that learning how to play an instrument is truly a useful skill. Check it out!

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins

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Halloween Songs!

With Halloween just around the corner, we’ll be adding a few Halloween songs for you guys to play! You guys may see a “Monster Mash” song added, or even “The Corpse Bride Theme”! At any rate, we’ll let you guys know soon enough! Make sure to keep up with our song releases by subscribing to our newsletter seen here:

http://www.playgroundsessions.com

And don’t forget to let us know which songs you’d like to see added to our song library by writing your favorites in our forum:

http://www.playgroundsessions.com/forums

 

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Playground Forum

At Playground Sessions, our goal is to not only teach the world how to play the piano, but to also create a strong and supportive community of piano players!  We understand how valuable a support system can be when learning how to play a new instrument so we’ve created a forum that will allow you to easily interact with other users, suggest feature additions, and request your favorite songs to be added to our library! Create a free account on our forum and join our piano community today at www.playgroundsessions.com/forums!

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Playground Sessions 1.5 Released!

Today, the Playground Sessions team is proud to announce the release of Playground Sessions 1.5. This release makes some important improvements on previous versions of Playground Sessions.

What’s New in Playground Sessions 1.5

  • Interactive Tour: This new software tour lets users easily walk through all of the core features in Follow Along, Practice, and Perform modes.
  • Independent volume control: These new controls allow users to independently adjust volume levels for accompaniments, count in, metronome, piano, and videos. Also lets users turn the piano volume off completely so they can use their own instrument speakers instead.
  • Redesigned settings prompt: Brand new interface allows both…
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Practice Exercises

We’re happy to announce that we’ve added practice exercises to our Rookie Tour (Bootcamp)! You’ll notice a few changes in the order of some of the videos, but more importantly you’ll notice supplementary exercises to help drive home the concepts taught in the videos. These exercises give you a hands-on approach that will allow you to retain the information from the videos a lot easier. Keep an eye out for more feature updates!

Rookie Tour

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