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Old 05-29-2012, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys... I'm new to the forum. I was hoping I could get some honest opinions here. I've always loved music but I'm not a singer and I tend to be a bit spastic- so I figured drums and guitars, and other string instruments are out. When I told my friends I was starting up piano they said it's one of the most difficult instruments to learn. Is this true? I'm 22 and I've never touched an instrument but I can appreciate live music and instrumentals. I'd love to learn to play the piano but is it the best instrument to start with?
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Piano is considered the foundation of everything. If you're gonna start music, minus well start with piano. I am 18 yard old and have been playing the piano for 13 years. I recently started sax and guitar, which I caught on to very fast because of my experience with panoramic. The only thing was I had to concert from concert c to eb. So piano is the best place to start.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When I told my friends I was starting up piano they said it's one of the most difficult instruments to learn. Is this true?
Everyone learns differently and if you're learning the instrument because you like it, then not a single one of the hours of practice you put in should ever actually feel like work. Most definitely go for it.
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Hey guys... I'm new to the forum. I was hoping I could get some honest opinions here. I've always loved music but I'm not a singer and I tend to be a bit spastic- so I figured drums and guitars, and other string instruments are out. When I told my friends I was starting up piano they said it's one of the most difficult instruments to learn. Is this true? I'm 22 and I've never touched an instrument but I can appreciate live music and instrumentals. I'd love to learn to play the piano but is it the best instrument to start with?
I've been learning piano/keyboards for a year now. Basically what I've learnt is simply that classic cliche, "You only get out what you put in". If you put in the time and effort plus have enthusiasm to learn and play then I'm sure you'll go fine.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey!

I took up piano a year ago, and I'm LOVING IT! Difficult? Yes. Is practice often tedious? Absolutely. But it is soooo worth it.

Another thing... I never thought I could master the two hand thing. I am the most right handed person there is...I'm lucky I can wave with my left hand. Yet here I am, a year in, and I've achieved what I consider proficiency.

Stay with it!!! Have fun and make some music!!! Good luck, and keep me posted (pardon the pun).

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Piano is considered the foundation of everything. If you're gonna start music, minus well start with piano. I am 18 yard old and have been playing the piano for 13 years. I recently started sax and guitar, which I caught on to very fast because of my experience with panoramic. The only thing was I had to concert from concert c to eb. So piano is the best place to start.
I'm sorry that I'm not contributing to this actual conversation at all, but I feel my question is constructive in the sense that there lies the potential for both our lives to become just a little bit better knowing the answer:

Have you ever stopped and thought about what exactly "minus well" even means? Do you just type things how you say them, or do you analyze the things you're saying to ensure that they make sense?
I'm honestly not trying to rip you a new one or anything... I'm genuinely curious. Personally, I could never type something like "minus well" without first wondering what that even meant, and whether it was correct or not.

Does the phrase "might as well" seem like it might be a little more appropriate in the context of your statement?
Let me know, because things like this interest me to a very high degree...
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Hey! I've been playing piano for 13 years, (I'm 19 now), but I want to start learning guitar (I have one, but I just have to bring myself to practice.) Everyone I talk to says things like "Oh, well you already know piano, learning another instrument will be a lot easier", which I agree with. The piano is so diverse too, that's why I love it. I started with classical music and then started playing contemporary things and singing along to it, and now I've got a MIDI cable for my keyboard and hook it up to Garageband every now and then, which is great.

I'd definitely recommend trying it out, for at least a little while. You're never too old to learn an instrument, that's what I tell anybody who I talk to after I've played something for them and they say "I wish I knew piano!"

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do!
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They say that the piano is an orchestra on its own, which is kinda true I guess. However, it's only hard when you want to play difficult pieces. Playing the piano is easy if you want to learn twinkle twinkle little star, though it's a different story if you want to play hard pieces. Pop and rock and music isn't very hard, but when piano is more than just accompaniment, like jazz for example it gets difficult. I wish you luck, I'm a late starter too, but I managed to come within a year to an advanced level.
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