I Want to Learn to Play the Piano

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    Let's talk about chord first.

    What does chord mean ? Chord is the collection of notes that bringing the best way to emphasize a piece of a song. A natural major chord is created by the structure 3/2. Example: C major has C + E + G, which means between C and E has 3 notes, between E and G has 2 notes. That's...
    Longnhat5 Longnhat5
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 5, 2014

    I played when I was younger

    but stopped because I lost interest, and I wish I kept at it
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    Mar 26, 2015

    Watching my friend playing it makes me want to

    learn how to play it too. Listening to Yiruma and stuffs gives me so much feels
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    1 Response Nov 22, 2014

    I can play a few mediocre songs on there.

    Most are just intros or half songs, one is an entire song but half of the chords arent played. Im not very good at it but im learning and I havent quite gotten the hang of positioning my hands. I dont have good finger control. Also, I hesitate a lot. Oh well. I hope to have an...
    Rucbrar Rucbrar
    13-15, F
    Feb 20

    Another way of playing chords: Instead of

    playing C + E + G, you can play C + G + C This way is a whole lots better, most pianist play this way.
    Longnhat5 Longnhat5
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 5, 2014

    I have been taking lessons

    for about 9-10 years. I would be happy to help teach anyone who wants to learn. I must warn everyone here though, that to play piano well, there are many intricacies and basic techniques that, once mastered, will enhance your playing incredibly and make it easier to learn. If...
    Profclouseau Profclouseau
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2014

    I wish I could. However,

    I have no talent in music. I took one year of guitar classes in high school and I tried really hard I use to practice every day and yet nothing got stuck in my head all I could play was twinkle twinkle little star. oh well it doesn't hurt to dream that one day I will be able to...
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    1 Response Jan 21, 2015

    I'm always fettling with my fingers pretending

    I'm keying a piano. Even though I've never played.
    MsPetrichor MsPetrichor
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 15, 2015

    For me it's just the thought on a 1 on 1 lesson

    unsettles me and I think I'll never be able to play with both hands. Ever.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2014
    A1Csladiie A1Csladiie
    22-25, F
    Apr 11

    I Actually Already Know How...

    I actually already know how to play the piano by ear, however I would like to learn to read music. I love the, if you will, honesty that the piano's music conveys.
    justifyeverything justifyeverything
    Aug 10, 2008

    However, when I took lessons

    as a child my teacher said I was unteachable. I had the attention span like a rubber band....lol
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2014

    I Used to Take Piano Lesson...

    I used to take piano lessons when I was a child, but foolishly I stopped, so now I'm really rusty and wouldn't mind re-learning.  I'd also love to learn how to play the violin and the guitar!  ^_^
    WolfElvyn WolfElvyn
    31-35, F
    Aug 10, 2008

    i always wanted to...

    .i guess i kinda gave up on that one
    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2015

    I want piano shops to be useful to me!

    I'm a musician but I'm rubbish at piano (been trying to learn properly for ages). I'm not sure I'll ever do it. Oh and I own 2 of them.
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2014


    When I was younger used to practice piano without any lessons.... And then I like got really into it when I was like eight or nine.... My parents said that we would one day get a baby grand piano and then I really wanted to learn and get serious about it. But then when I was in...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine
    18-21, F
    Jan 25, 2008

    I'm getting a key broad

    for my birthday. Finally I can put this down and do something worth my time.
    PikachuIsPikachu PikachuIsPikachu
    18-21, F
    May 14, 2015

    Ive Been Learning the Piano For 4 Years

    by the look of  the tittle i'm pretty sure you are all like "wow she must play pretty good" well the answer is no!!! i am still a beginner. i want to learn to play i'm just not that dedicated........all my time goes towards either school, boyfriend or singing...
    meow09 meow09
    16-17, F
    Jan 6, 2008

    Just to play this song from To The Moon.

    That's all. But I'm really sucky at learning things.
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    Nov 21, 2014

    I love music. But that's not just it.

    A person who can play the piano can create music. To me he is a creator. Imagine pressing some reeds and creating a music out of thin air. It's basically creation out of thin air. I greatly admire people who can play the piano or synthesizer. And I want to be a part of the...
    waterflame waterflame
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2015

    I took lessons for a while,

    but because of financial reasons I couldn't continue. Though I long for the day when I can play with confidence these songs: 1) Against All Odds (Take a look at me now) - Phil Collins 2) Do you remember? - Phil Collins 3) Another Day in Paradise and if I ever have the...
    halfblind79 halfblind79
    36-40, M
    Mar 3, 2015

    I want to play the piano

    because i love the way it sounds and i want to sing and make my own music from it . But i dont have one :(
    Miramiller66 Miramiller66
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2014

    I have my mothers piano,

    she got it when she was 8 or 9, so its a family heirloom, I can read music and I know basic theory, she taught me a little bit when I was young. I would love to make that Piano play like my mom used to play it, she is amazing, I still open it up and play the song I wrote when I...
    squeezenbiteme squeezenbiteme
    31-35, M
    May 15, 2015

    If you know any good YouTube channels

    for someone who can already read music, knows fingering, and some chords, please tell me!
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    Jul 15, 2015

    I want to play piano

    but we don't have money to pay for lessons and I have a short memory
    hope02345 hope02345
    13-15, F
    Jan 26, 2015

    Finally Got Round To It

    I have wanted to learn an instrument for years as I thought it would be amazing to be able to make music. The piano appealed the most, though lets face it something like the flute would have been far easier in terms of buying one to practise! Anyhow as time passed I decided to...
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    1 Response May 26, 2013


    progressions technically that's not a progression but a succession - no such term really, which is what causes some confusion as to what's "acceptable". With a succession, which has no definition, you can do whatever you want. But with a progression, which has a definition...
    Longnhat5 Longnhat5
    16-17, M
    Aug 7, 2014


    Profclouseau Profclouseau
    16-17, F
    Aug 8, 2014

    I was poor when I was a child,

    my parents couldn't afford to buy me a piano or taking me to lessons, but I will start after I finished the exam for the semester!
    Dilemmi Dilemmi
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    I'm a very dull person I mean I love to party

    and I'm sorta outrageously outgoing but sometimes Id like to have a trait I can put to use like sing, draw or play an instrument like the piano or the guitar.
    RecklessXO96 RecklessXO96
    18-21, M
    Aug 9, 2014

    In total, there are many usages

    for piano: play in a concert, play in a party, for a dance group,....... But, with me, I just divide it into 2 different kind: play a song; and play to emphasize a singer, in a party, concert,... Nevertheless, people still love to play as to emphasize a singer, a group of people...
    Longnhat5 Longnhat5
    16-17, M
    Aug 5, 2014

    It's been a dream of mine

    for years. Whenever I try to teach it to myself I always fail lol I just wanna be able to play as a hobby and maybe even write some of my own music for the heck of it...I hope I can achieve this lil goal of mine soon 😊
    sailorpoon sailorpoon
    22-25, F
    Jun 26, 2014

    I really want to learn how to play the piano!

    It sounds so beautiful and elegant
    lostsoul4888 lostsoul4888
    18-21, F
    Jul 3, 2014

    I'm taking violin lessons.

    I really want to do the piano but violin is pretty cool too. These are a list of songs that I know how to play. Jingle bells Can can Lightly row Ode to joy Mary had a little lamb Twinkle twinkle little star What song am I playing D d e g #f e a a a b #f g e e e g #f e d d c b a...
    PikachuIsPikachu PikachuIsPikachu
    18-21, F
    May 14, 2015

    When you play piano, don't forget to bring your

    feelings, emotions into the song, without it, your skill won't attach to the listener's ear. But how to bring feelings into the song ? I will give you the first example. Read me later.
    Longnhat5 Longnhat5
    16-17, M
    Aug 4, 2014

    If You Want to Play....

    I would like to give anyone who is interested beginner online lessons for free.  You would need to have a piano or keyboard to practice.  Full size 66, 71 or 88 keys is best.   I created this group to post the lessons. http://www.experienceproject.com...
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 13, 2009

    And Am In The Process Of Learning.....

    Kinda anyway. I'm really just trying to learn by myself. I can play some video game music by ear and that's pretty much it. I'm having a hard time learning how to read the sheet music. Sometimes it looks like a bunch of scribbles. -_-
    boredkiller18 boredkiller18
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2009

    Going to jam tonight,

    for the first time with some friends and am super nervous, lol but they have a drum set there... And I really Want to record sorry tracks for myself on drums for my own personal songs. Wish me luck.
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky
    26-30, M
    Jan 1, 2015

    My cousins have a piano with the keys written

    on tape on the keys. I started playing the keys and I loved it. We looked up songs in their key ranges for pianos and it inspired me wanting to play more.
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    Aug 7, 2014

    Now let's talk about emphasizing.

    The way you emphasize depends on the style( beat) of a song. If the song is 4/4, you can play the chord that have the same time with the style, my way I play Fox. You can search google for more style to emphasize your song and learn it on YouTube. It'll help the song a lots...
    Longnhat5 Longnhat5
    16-17, M
    Aug 5, 2014

    Music = Heart

    Okay...well i have a keyboard sitting on the top of my closet. I got it as a gift, and I wanted to learn how to play, but was too Lazy to try it out. Now that i am older I really want to learn how to play it. For some odd reason, I have been connecting my life to different genres...
    screammyheartout screammyheartout
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2009

    I can play several other instruments.

    ... but mastering the piano still eludes me.
    hoblinbobgoblin hoblinbobgoblin
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 2, 2015

    So when it's raining outside I can sit down

    and play while I think about life and where I've been for the past few days.
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    Aug 13, 2014

    I would love to learn to play the piano.

    I think it's the most elegant of instruments. I also love the sound of a cello!
    Datfurr Datfurr
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 25, 2014
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