The Shoutbox
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.