74 of the Best Resources for Beginning Piano Players and Professional Pianists

74 Best Resources for Piano Players Pianists

Hi One Minute Music Lesson fans,

I find myself recommending certain books, pieces and information over and over again to my piano students.

So to save myself and my students time I decided to make a recourse list of the best resources that I have come across for the beginning pianist as well as the well-seasoned piano player.

Best Beginner Piano Lessons

1. PianoMarvel (Interactive Computer-based Piano Lessons): This is one of my favorite tools for beginning piano players. This interactive software will teach you to play piano and read music with easy, achievement-based learning modules. Read my full review here and get a free 30-day trial.

Best Style Specific Piano Lessons

2. Jazz Piano Lessons with Bill Rinehart

3. Pop Piano Lessons with Nate Bosch

4. Gospel Piano Lessons with Darrell Cook

5. Blues Piano Lessons with David Sprunger

6. Rock Piano Lessons with Willie Myette (Willie also has great Jazz Piano Lessons too).

Best Piano Reference Materials

7. Finding the Keys on the Piano

8. Understanding the Black Keys (Sharps and Flats)

Best Piano Scale Resources

9. Majors Scales

10. Minor Scales

11. Pentatonic Scales

12. Blues Scales

13. 365 Ways of Practicing Major Scales in Thirds

14. Tips for Practicing Piano Scales

15. The Best Piano Scale Book: Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios

16. Best Scale Exercises: Hanon Exercises

Best Piano Chords References

17. The Main Triads & Seventh Chords

18. Chord Dictionary

19. Chord Calculator

20. Reverse Chord Finder

21. Scale/Chord Theory

22. List of Chords (Wikipedia)

Best Piano Score Collection Books

23. Library of Piano Classics

24. Ultimate Jazz Piano Fakebook

25. 150 Of The Most Beautiful Songs Ever

26. Free Piano Scores at 8Notes.com

27. Free Piano Scores at IMSLP

28. Current Popular Piano Sheet Music

29. More Free Sheet Music Resources

30. Easy Piano Arrangements

39. Jazzy Christmas Song Piano Arrangements

Best Piano Memoirs

31. Piano Lessons: A Memoir

32. A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould’s Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano

33. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier

34. Piano Lessons: Music, Love, and True Adventures

35. Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey

36. Memoirs of A Secret Pianist: Learning the Piano in Later Life

37. Piano Girl: A Memoir

38. And on Piano …Nicky Hopkins: The Extraordinary Life of Rock’s Greatest Session Man

39. The Secret Piano: From Mao’s Labor Camps to Bach’s Goldberg Variations

40. Piano Player: Memoir and Master Class

Best Professional Piano Pieces (Urtext Editions)

41. Ravel – Miroirs (Score Link)

42. Chopin – 24 Preludes (Score Link)

43. Debussy – Images (Score Link)

44. Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16 (Score Link)

45. Mozart – Complete Piano Sonatas (Book 1 Score Link) (Book 2 Score Link)

46. Beethoven – Complete Piano Sonatas (Book 1 Score Link) (Book 2 Score Link)

47. Bach – The Well Tempered Clavier (Book 1 Score Link) (Book 2 Score Link)

48. Listz – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Score Link)

49. Satie – 3 Gymnopedies (Score Link)

50. Schumann – Album for the Young Op. 68 (Score Link)

Best Professional Pianists

51. Artur Schnabel

52. Wilhelm Kempff

53. Alfred Brendel

54. Glenn Gould

55. Alfred Cortot

56. Emil Gilels

57. Arthur Rubinstein

58. Sviatoslav Richter

59. Vladimir Horowitz

60. Sergei Rachmaninov

Best Piano Accessories

61. Best Piano Light

62. Best Piano Sheet Music Bag/Portfolio

63. Best Adjustable Leather Piano Bench

64. Best Adjustable Piano Stool

65. Best Stereo Headphones for Digital Pianos

Best Practice Tools/Websites

66. Korg TM50BK Instrument Tuner and Metronome, Black

67. Free Online Metronome

68. 101 Piano Practice Tips

69. Best Piano Forum Online

70. The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart

Best Piano Repair Resources

71. Piano Servicing, Tuning, and Rebuilding: For the Professional, the Student, and the Hobbyist

72. Local Piano Repair

73. How to Tune a Piano

74. Best Piano Tuning / Tuner Kit – 9 tools set with case

Whew, that’s a lot of resources! If you have any piano resources you think I should add to the list let me know in the comments below.

Until next time …

Practice Smart, not hard.

-Leon Harrell

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