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Learning to play the piano!
« on: June 24, 2011, 02:13:56 PM »
I really wanna  be able to play the piano. It interests me so much. But I have no idea how, nor do I even know where to start. Any piano players on here that could help me out a bit?
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Re: Learning to play the piano!
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 02:55:21 PM »
Kendall and I.

Buy a beginner book.
Get piano.

Practice.
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Re: Learning to play the piano!
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 03:43:55 PM »
Josh, I think we were secretly husband and husband in our past-lives.

I've been thinking about learning to play the piano too. >>;

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Re: Learning to play the piano!
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011, 04:07:50 PM »
It can be as simple as picking up a book and getting started - I've been that route, but if it's an option, I'd strongly recommend finding a teacher to help you out. (Been that route too.)

I assume you already have a piano :P so you might already have a metronome as well, but if not, you'll want to get one.
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Re: Learning to play the piano!
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2011, 07:27:31 PM »
Kendall and I.

Buy a beginner book.
Get piano.

Practice.
What about me, assface? :-Sarcasm
I play as well. I agree that buying a beginner book would help. However, dishing out the cash for lessons is also a good thing. It can force you to learn things you don't want to do. It can make you continue working at it when you would've given up. If you can motivate yourself enough though, then don't worry about.

If you are super-f***ing cheap, you could just get on the youtubes and learn from there as well.
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Re: Learning to play the piano!
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2011, 07:41:35 PM »
Kendall and I.

Buy a beginner book.
Get piano.

Practice.
You trick, you freerun, you do MMA, you lift massive amounts of weight, you f#ck sexy chicks, AND you play the piano? What else is there?

Anyway..I have a piano. I'll buy a beginner book soon. But I have no idea how to read sheet music, I don't know any of the notes (kinda, but not really)

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I've tried a couple times from youtube...tried playing Apologize by OneRepublic...probably the most simple thing ever, and I STILL couldn't do it. I could do some of it, but trying to memorize all the keys and notes and stuff was tough shit. I don't have good memorizing skillz.
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Re: Learning to play the piano!
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2011, 10:12:35 PM »
You trick, you freerun, you do MMA, you lift massive amounts of weight, you f#ck sexy chicks, AND you play the piano? What else is there?

Anyway..I have a piano. I'll buy a beginner book soon. But I have no idea how to read sheet music, I don't know any of the notes (kinda, but not really)

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Lmao...Micah. I could see it...us being husband and husband  ::)

I've tried a couple times from youtube...tried playing Apologize by OneRepublic...probably the most simple thing ever, and I STILL couldn't do it. I could do some of it, but trying to memorize all the keys and notes and stuff was tough shit. I don't have good memorizing skillz.
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Re: Learning to play the piano!
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2011, 02:37:25 AM »
I also play saxophone, violin, drums, breakdance, ride a motorcycle, fly planes, and getting ready for Medical School.

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Good quote.

I picked up playing at 6.  I play piano/drums/guitar/bass/organ (which I just bought a Wurlitzer 2300, which is sweet!)/sax/clarinet/tablas/viola/cello/contrabass/and do recording engineering sometimes.  I made a living as a musician for a few years, but allow me to add that the ability to play doesn't equal the ability to teach.  I can't teach, and even though I understand exactly what I want someone to understand, it just doesn't transfer well.  Once you really learn 1 instrument, it gets much easier.  Just go play it, get a book, learn to read some music, and don't stop learning ever.  Over time, notes will become phrases, phrases become songs, and eventually, it just happens.  Good luck.
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Re: Learning to play the piano!
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2011, 11:34:37 AM »
I also play saxophone, violin, drums, breakdance, ride a motorcycle, fly planes, and getting ready for Medical School.

Specialization is for insects man.
Ahaha. You really should be like a motivational speaker or something  ::)

Joe. I can't even play with two hands. I get confused and I just can't get both my hands to play at the same time...like at different speeds, you know? My left hand doing something slow, but right hand doing something fast.
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Re: Learning to play the piano!
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2011, 06:08:01 PM »
What worked for me was not to think of it as each hand playing independently. When you're learning to play a song, if you learn the whole right-hand part first and then the whole left-hand part (or vice versa), you're going to be horribly confused if you try and then put them together. But if you take it measure-by-measure and learn how to put both hands in the right place at the same time, it becomes a lot easier.
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