The Shoutbox
Our house came with a baby grand piano that the previous owners couldn't take with them to their new house. Fortunately, both my husband and I kinda play piano, as do several of our grown kids. So, although I don't play it often enough and need to brush up on old skills, I'm glad we have it. Needs another tuning... but hubby likes to sit down and play Toccata and Fugue in D Minor from memory. Showoff!
Originally Posted by doubledenim
Originally Posted by John McClane
I wish I had learned piano. Then every time I see one I could jam out. Like how many people do you know that have a piano in their house and no one knows how to play it? Because I know quite a few.
I think my mom liked Billy Joel and it was an excuse for them to buy furniture.
Yeah, see, thatís exactly how most people I know ended up with them.
Originally Posted by Sedai
Originally Posted by John McClane
I wish I had learned piano.
It's never too late...
Oh, I do intend on taking the class at school in the fall. But that doesnít help me now.
Originally Posted by John McClane
I wish I had learned piano. Then every time I see one I could jam out. Like how many people do you know that have a piano in their house and no one knows how to play it? Because I know quite a few.
I think my mom liked Billy Joel and it was an excuse for them to buy furniture.
Originally Posted by John McClane
I wish I had learned piano.
It's never too late...
I wish I had learned piano. Then every time I see one I could jam out. Like how many people do you know that have a piano in their house and no one knows how to play it? Because I know quite a few.
It was all a "bait and switch" that I thought was gonna lead to me playing guitar.
Originally Posted by ynwtf
guitar was my anti-theory instrument. sax was my primary and i had to take piano lessons with college theory. OMG I hated piano. loved theory, but hated piano. guitar was just me plucking randomly and de-tuning strings deliberately so i didn't have to know wtf i was doing. everything on guitar was by ear. even today, i can barely play a scale on it which is kinda sad now that i'm older.
I loathed piano. Why? I think because it was the forced to play this stuff and do it 30 mins every day.

I'm not saying people should cave to a child's wants, but what's the point if the kid isn't engaged. If it takes pop music or other stuff, to get them there, why not? Better than not playing imb.
I loved saxophone. I never should have sold mine.
guitar was my anti-theory instrument. sax was my primary and i had to take piano lessons with college theory. OMG I hated piano. loved theory, but hated piano. guitar was just me plucking randomly and de-tuning strings deliberately so i didn't have to know wtf i was doing. everything on guitar was by ear. even today, i can barely play a scale on it which is kinda sad now that i'm older.
I tend to focus on technique early with students, slowly weaving in theory as we go along. If I go too heavy on the theory too early, I start to see that glazed eye look as confusion sets in.