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Piano

Postby jules » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:38 pm

Anyone on this forum play piano?

I'm a self-taught novice and just took the plunge on a 2nd hand Yamaha Aurius.... so far so good 8)
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Re: Piano

Postby angelface » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:19 pm

Started playing at the age of 5..

.. stopped at the age of 6!

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Re: Piano

Postby jules » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:29 pm

The decision to start... or the decision to stop? ;)
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Re: Piano

Postby zippy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:38 pm

Always wanted to learn as a child. Was even offered a free piano by a family acquaintance but Dad said 'no way'.
Still regret not learning 55 years later.
Much too old to start now I think.
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Re: Piano

Postby jules » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:49 am

Hey zippy

All I can say is from experience 55 is not at all too late to learn the piano, I started in my 40s and I hear people in their 70s starting to learn a musical instrument. If you said your goal was to run the 100m in less than 10seconds that would be different! In fact middle age is often a good time to learn something like piano since at that age:

- probably have more free time since any kids might have grown up
- probably have a bit more cash to afford a decent instrument and lessons
- probably have more patience and ability to concentrate than a younger student
- probably have an appreciation of the music and how it should sound

At the end of the day it's all about how much you want something and what you are prepared to do to get there
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Re: Piano

Postby julianh » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:10 am

zippy wrote:Always wanted to learn as a child. Was even offered a free piano by a family acquaintance but Dad said 'no way'.
Still regret not learning 55 years later.
Much too old to start now I think.


I'll be moving to part-time working from the beginning of April and learning to play both the guitar I've had for many years and the Yamaha digital piano that I bought for my son to learn on is one of the projects I've set myself. Whether I'll succeed is anybody's guess but if I don't try I won't know. Oh, and I'm 60.
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Re: Piano

Postby SimonJ » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:22 pm

zippy wrote:Always wanted to learn as a child. Was even offered a free piano by a family acquaintance but Dad said 'no way'.
Still regret not learning 55 years later.
Much too old to start now I think.


NEVER too old!!! ;)
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Re: Piano

Postby hifinutt » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:31 pm

julianh wrote:
zippy wrote:Always wanted to learn as a child. Was even offered a free piano by a family acquaintance but Dad said 'no way'.
Still regret not learning 55 years later.
Much too old to start now I think.


I'll be moving to part-time working from the beginning of April and learning to play both the guitar I've had for many years and the Yamaha digital piano that I bought for my son to learn on is one of the projects I've set myself. Whether I'll succeed is anybody's guess but if I don't try I won't know. Oh, and I'm 60.


fantastic , really admire you and hope it goes well . i adore piano and its what i look for in speakers
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Re: Piano

Postby jules » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:37 am

Good luck guys,

I've used/am using this book:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alfreds-Basic- ... 882846167/

Also this app is very useful:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... iner&hl=en

I don't have it but this comes recommended from many sources:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Faber-Piano-Ad ... 616773022/

Let us know how things progress
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Re: Piano

Postby jules » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:44 am

julianh wrote:
zippy wrote:Always wanted to learn as a child. Was even offered a free piano by a family acquaintance but Dad said 'no way'.
Still regret not learning 55 years later.
Much too old to start now I think.


I'll be moving to part-time working from the beginning of April and learning to play both the guitar I've had for many years and the Yamaha digital piano that I bought for my son to learn on is one of the projects I've set myself. Whether I'll succeed is anybody's guess but if I don't try I won't know. Oh, and I'm 60.


How's the guitar and piano playing going?
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Re: Piano

Postby julianh » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:54 pm

jules wrote:
julianh wrote:
zippy wrote:Always wanted to learn as a child. Was even offered a free piano by a family acquaintance but Dad said 'no way'.
Still regret not learning 55 years later.
Much too old to start now I think.


I'll be moving to part-time working from the beginning of April and learning to play both the guitar I've had for many years and the Yamaha digital piano that I bought for my son to learn on is one of the projects I've set myself. Whether I'll succeed is anybody's guess but if I don't try I won't know. Oh, and I'm 60.


How's the guitar and piano playing going?


It’s not the beginning of April yet! I start part-time after the Easter break.
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