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 Post subject: I want to learn how to play the piano
PostPosted: 12/11/05 11:19:55 PM 
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I can hit keys to make melody's but I dont really know what im doing.

The hell should I do.


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PostPosted: 12/12/05 03:34:10 PM 
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Get a book entitled,"how to play piano."

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PostPosted: 12/12/05 07:20:10 PM 
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no seriously, is there anyone here who actually plays piano that can steer me in a more productive direction ?

any books that they can recommend, im like above all that how to play a piano shit.


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PostPosted: 12/13/05 07:13:16 AM 
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The best way would be taking classes, man. You'll get technically way better than you would ever become if you learned it on your own (unless you are extremely gifted or something).

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get some stickers haha
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oh and act like there's a tangerine in the palm of your hand so it looks a bit like this:
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Oh yeah, the best way is to learn on an acoustic piano. Synthesizers suck.

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Morgul wrote:
Oh yeah, the best way is to learn on an acoustic piano. Synthesizers suck.

true, I don't like em either


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Any progress?

I'm also trying to learn independently, and I don't know where you're at, so..

- Learn the notes and how to read sheet music.

- Learn various chords and scales (blues will come in handy) and try to get familiar with improvisation.

- Make sure to only play things you like. Sounds obvious, but nothing ruins the learning process quicker than trying to force yourself through it. I personally focus on video game/movie/TV themes, makes the process more fulfilling.

- Download some sheet music and take it step by step, you'll slowly get better at reading and playing. A lot of instructional things will tell you how you're supposed to play, but just do what feels comfortable for you. There's some good sheet music HERE, particularly because they're arranged by difficulty.


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ive been so busy losing 70 pounds that i barely have any time for other interests.

im getting a doberman now so there's another little monetary setback

once i get a chance im probably going to plug my keyboard in and start doing all that.

Im planning on harnessing, structuring and recording the sounds that are in my head. And not just leave them at random.


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flawless fluency wrote:
get some stickers haha
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Haha word. This seems pretty funny, but it actaully works really well for kids that are just starting to learn the piano. I played for a year or two when I was young and remember a few songs pretty well thanks to the sticker system. However, they say it gets much harder to memorise as you get older. I dunno, I figure the easier the excersise the better it will go, even if it is especially applicable for children.


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yeah like a computer keyboard

why didnt i think of that.


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Villainous v.2006 wrote:
yeah like a computer keyboard

why didnt i think of that.

Even better. You should get one of those small Casio keyboards where I think they have the notes pre-stickered n' shit. I bet they're sold for less than 20 bucks at pawn shops these days.


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PLAYED LIKE A FUCKING PIANO! You heard?

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Mz Conceptions wrote:
flawless fluency wrote:
get some stickers haha
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Haha word. This seems pretty funny, but it actaully works really well for kids that are just starting to learn the piano. I played for a year or two when I was young and remember a few songs pretty well thanks to the sticker system. However, they say it gets much harder to memorise as you get older. I dunno, I figure the easier the excersise the better it will go, even if it is especially applicable for children.

it sure as hell does. but if you practise consistently when you're older you shouldn't have any trouble with that. I, on the other hand, am a slacker when it comes to practise. my final exams are this year and I haven't even begun to get my repetoire ready.


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Non-Scripted wrote:
Get a book entitled,"how to play piano."


I agree.

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ebay for the equipment.

Just learn to read music, that helps more than anything, but maybe not, what do I know..


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get a programme called 'Guitar Pro' for your PC, it teaches you how to play songs, scales, etc. and all you have to do is press the keys in time with how it shows you on screen. its really good for gettign started on, it also accompanies you with other instruments.


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