Do you play piano?

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    Apr 27, 2012 3:51 AM GMT
    Since I first heard/downloaded this song a couple months ago, it has been my goal to master the piano line.



    Now I've almost got it mastered (a few mistakes but can keep up during the entire song while playing along).

    It's the only song I've ever heard that made me cry. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 27, 2012 11:49 AM GMT
    I play on and off for almost 5 years now. Can you read music? that will help ALOT
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    Apr 27, 2012 11:52 AM GMT
    I wish I could play the piano!
    I find it sexy when a guy can play the piano well. I just love to listen and watch him play!
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    Apr 27, 2012 11:55 AM GMT
    I always wanted to learn, but never got the chance.

    My parents couldn't afford lessons.

    I have thought about picking up some lessons on an instrument as an adult. Maybe that will be my next "quest."
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    Apr 27, 2012 12:00 PM GMT
    I took lessons from 4 grade through my freshman year of college, use to play non stop but dont have as much time as I would like anymore icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 27, 2012 12:00 PM GMT
    onaquest saidI always wanted to learn, but never got the chance.

    My parents couldn't afford lessons.

    I have thought about picking up some lessons on an instrument as an adult. Maybe that will be my next "quest."


    Lessons is good but not a must. I'm self taught . I feel that once you learn basic music theory and dedicate a little bit of time to practice consistently you'll learn. To me music is kinda like math, science and an art combined lol
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    Apr 27, 2012 12:02 PM GMT
    Self taught piano when i was 14, took the grade 8 exam after 5 years and passed with distinction. Was gonna do music as degree but my parents said no so i am now doing BSc at one of top 10 university in the world. Am graduating in 3 months!

    This song is not that difficult, I could possibly play it straight away. icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 27, 2012 12:30 PM GMT
    Do you play piano?

    Yes.
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    Apr 27, 2012 12:42 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidI studied piano starting at age 4 through age 20, and I paid my way through college by playing in the lowest, sleaziest cocktail lounges you can imagine.

    God, that was fun.


    Ha, i know the feeling
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    Apr 27, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    I've been playing piano for 32 years...I teach piano, guitar and bass for a living icon_smile.gif great fun!
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    mortal12 said
    onaquest saidI always wanted to learn, but never got the chance.

    My parents couldn't afford lessons.

    I have thought about picking up some lessons on an instrument as an adult. Maybe that will be my next "quest."


    Lessons is good but not a must. I'm self taught . I feel that once you learn basic music theory and dedicate a little bit of time to practice consistently you'll learn. To me music is kinda like math, science and an art combined lol

    You can teach yourself to play the notes, but you can't really teach yourself technique.


    Hmmm it depends what you mean by technique. like fingering? hand positions etc?
    I think someone is more likely to develop bad habits without a proper trainer but with technology etc, its not impossible to learn technique on your own
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    Apr 27, 2012 2:26 PM GMT
    Fucking love the piano to death and anyone who can play.

    Being 20, is that too old to learn? As scientific as it may not sound, I feel like my brain isn't wired to learn instruments anymore. lol

    Anyways, once you master this song, you should video it for us!
  • Lincsbear

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    Apr 27, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    No, sadly. It is the most beautiful sounding instrument.

    When my friend plays Bach, or Mozart, or Beethoven on his grand piano the world stops for me.....
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    Apr 27, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    I used to. Then I moved to college.
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    Apr 27, 2012 10:32 PM GMT
    Yep. I make most of my money playing horn, but I'm a good sight-reader and accompanist so I pick up odd jobs on piano too. Extremely useful skill!
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    Apr 27, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidI used to. Then I moved to college.


    You're a constant surprise. You gotta appreciate a man who can play the piano and carry it up a flight of stairs too.
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    Apr 27, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    btw, you should DEFINITELY find a good reputable teacher if you want to learn to play well. Obviously the most important thing is the amount of time you are willing to practice on your own, but a teacher who can "set you up" well is invaluable. It's like lifting weights (or other athletic endeavors)-- you may be able to get to a certain point on your own with bad form, but at some point to progress you need to have good form or you will end up doing a tremendous amount of frustrating backtracking, and also can risk injury (tendinitis and carpal tunnel can be real problems for keyboardists).
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    Apr 27, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    Nomadfornow makes a living playing at a dueling piano bar. I'm jealous.
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    Apr 27, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    Pianist for a decade, burned out in college as a music major. Never played again.
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    Apr 27, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidNo, sadly. It is the most beautiful sounding instrument.

    When my friend plays Bach, or Mozart, or Beethoven on his grand piano the world stops for me.....


    Ahhhh, nice.
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    Apr 27, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    That's hard, Ariodante. I went to a major conservatory and was THIS close to leaving music myself. I basically stayed in it because it was earning me money (and my conservatory degree left me with no other marketable skills), then I actually voluntarily quit for two years--and realized I couldn't leave it behind. Being a pro musician or full time music teacher is definitely not for everyone and of course, it's getting harder and harder to make a living doing it... I'm sorry college was negative for you but it probably wasn't a bad outcome.
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    Apr 27, 2012 10:46 PM GMT
    I always swoon over Piano and drum players!! Maybe because I've been learning how to play recently heh
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    Apr 27, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    srqhottie saidThat's hard, Ariodante. I went to a major conservatory and was THIS close to leaving music myself. I basically stayed in it because it was earning me money (and my conservatory degree left me with no other marketable skills), then I actually voluntarily quit for two years--and realized I couldn't leave it behind. Being a pro musician or full time music teacher is definitely not for everyone and of course, it's getting harder and harder to make a living doing it... I'm sorry college was negative for you but it probably wasn't a bad outcome.


    It was a nail in the coffin situation for me. I had already burned out, but wanted to salvage a minor in music to not feel I had wasted all those years. So I stuck with it for one more semester just to finish the minor, and absolutely hated that last semester more than anything, mostly because of course all the theory and aural skills classes only ratcheted up the difficulty, so it was like oh I'm over this, to celebrate me being over this let's take classes that are HARDER THAN EVER.
  • jsowneon

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    Apr 27, 2012 11:41 PM GMT
    Ya I've played on and off since I was 5yrs old. Nice song choice. Been trying to work on some Adele songs lately myself.
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    Apr 28, 2012 4:44 PM GMT
    mortal12 saidI play on and off for almost 5 years now. Can you read music? that will help ALOT
    Yes, technically I can read it, but not read and play simultaneously.
    Also, I scoured the web for sheet music to this song, and it does not exist.