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Anyone play piano?

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Imaginarynumber1

I'm just starting out and could use some tips if you have any.

I have played stringed instruments for years, but i'm new to piano. 

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No, but I admire your willingness to learn a new skill.  I can't help laughing at the mental image of those big, hairy digits trying to tickle the ivories, though ;) 

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Are you using an actual, full-sized piano or a digital keyboard?  If I were to try to learn, I'd need to do the keyboard with headphones :w00t:

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Dejarma
15 minutes ago, Imaginarynumber1 said:

I'm just starting out and could use some tips if you have any.

I have played stringed instruments for years, but i'm new to piano. 

if you do not read music then don't feel a need to... just sit & tinker & enjoy the feel of it.

music should come from the heart, not from a piece of paper;)

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Imaginarynumber1

 

24 minutes ago, and then said:

Are you using an actual, full-sized piano or a digital keyboard?  If I were to try to learn, I'd need to do the keyboard with headphones :w00t:

Got a nice keyboard off craigslist with a stand and stool for cheap. Decent quality. My brothers wife has a baby grand if i ever so desire to play it.

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Piney
51 minutes ago, Imaginarynumber1 said:

I'm just starting out and could use some tips if you have any.

I have played stringed instruments for years, but i'm new to piano. 

I have one in my bedroom. It's easier than a stringed instrument ( at least bass) I just tinker though.

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Imaginarynumber1
56 minutes ago, Piney said:

I have one in my bedroom. It's easier than a stringed instrument ( at least bass) I just tinker though.

My biggest issue is hand independence right now, though I'm sure it will come with time. 

I'd even wager to say i'd be a bit beyond beginner level if i could get both hands to play

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third_eye
18 minutes ago, Imaginarynumber1 said:

My biggest issue is hand independence right now, though I'm sure it will come with time. 

I'd even wager to say i'd be a bit beyond beginner level if i could get both hands to play

Like my piano teacher used to say, "one finger at a time before one hand at a time"

:yes:

I stopped at around grade 2 Yamaha school though and went full blown rock 'n roll , not that I was any good mind you, I was encouraged towards the vocal side of the tunes as my ear hand coordination left much to be desired ...

Good luck!

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Cloud7

Perhaps this can help you? I did something similar when I started out...

Then I'd go for Für Elise...

When you've mastered that one, you're ready for some Mozart! :D

 

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Piney
8 hours ago, Imaginarynumber1 said:

My biggest issue is hand independence right now, though I'm sure it will come with time. 

That will come in time. Because of the lack of left handed shooting equipment and musical instruments I encouraged myself to be ambidextrous. I became a "dual swordsman" after my right hand was shot in half. It took about 2 years to teach it what my left hand "knew". 

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Imaginarynumber1
23 minutes ago, Piney said:

 "dual swordsman" 

Is that when you can jerk it with either hand? I must be like a savant then

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third_eye
29 minutes ago, Imaginarynumber1 said:

Is that when you can jerk it with either hand? I must be like a savant then

I suggest you stay away from one Jerry Lee Lewis ....

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GlitterRose

I play. I suggest you practice. Lol. 

Those big gorilla fingers might get in your way, though. 

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Impedancer

I own a micro korg but  cant play i have still managed to make a song with my korg and fl studio.

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GlitterRose
On 3/24/2019 at 3:26 PM, Impedancer said:

I own a micro korg but  cant play i have still managed to make a song with my korg and fl studio.

I have a korg, too.

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joc

My mother taught me three chords a long, long time ago.  At some point I started playing them with both hands...right hand just hitting the same notes as the left but not all at the same time.  My sister is a life long pianist.  Me...not so much...I dabble...

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