I finally got a keyboard for Christmas (woohoo!) and as I begin my second semester in college, I'd like to learn how to play it. I'd love to get private lessons, but I'm far too poor for that, so for now I'll have to teach myself. Of course, when I start playing too fast or too slow, nobody will be able to stop me! Bwa ha ha ha!
I went to my university's library and found a couple books on piano playing. A digital keyboard is different from a piano, but the library certainly doesn't have digital keyboard books, so piano books shall have to do. Anyway, after a bit of reading, I honestly have no idea where to start.
I believe first learning to read notes fluently would be a nice skill to develop. I can of course read notes already, but I think I'm going to need practice to be able to read them and play them with more ease. Unfortunately, all the sheet music in the library is not allowed to be checked out. What good does that do me? Argh. So any sheet music I get will have to be off the internet I guess (unless I want to pay money to make copies, which I don't have the money to do).
So my question is, does anybody have any suggestions on learning to play the keyboard? Any ideas on how I can make lesson plans for myself? Any ideas on where to start?
Thanks for your time! It's great to be among such talented people.