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#1105453 - 07/29/04 06:55 AM picking up piano again
Solomon Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/29/04
Posts: 3
Loc: Singapore
Hi,

can anyone advice me how to pick it up again...
lost touch since 10 years ago... was at piano grade 7 then...


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#1105454 - 07/29/04 07:08 AM Re: picking up piano again
Bob331 Offline
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Registered: 06/11/04
Posts: 135
Loc: NY
I was in your shoes 6 months ago - not having touched the piano for 20 years.

I picked up some of my daughter's beginner books, played through them at one sitting, then bought an "adult" beginner's book, then 2 more music books, then a Beatles "Easy Piano book, then started studying with a teacher.

So as the Nike (?) commercial says - "Just do it!"

Bob

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#1105455 - 07/29/04 07:13 AM Re: picking up piano again
Solomon Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/29/04
Posts: 3
Loc: Singapore
thanks Bob for your advice..
still there are some fears about touching the piano again... but I guess I have to "Just do it"..

Cheers
Solomon

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#1105456 - 07/29/04 07:45 AM Re: picking up piano again
jdsher Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/20/04
Posts: 643
Loc: Plano, Texas
Find an instructor and see how much comes back to you. You are so far ahead of so many of us who had no, or very little, music experience to help us. But most important have fun. "There is nothing to fear, but fear itself."
Jon
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"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Albert Einstein

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#1105457 - 07/29/04 09:20 AM Re: picking up piano again
Roxane Offline
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Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 932
The best way is to study with a teacher again. I returned to the same teacher after a 17-year break and within 6 months had surpassed my former level (ATCL). Sometimes our technique has deteriorated so much over the years that we might not know what is wrong and how to correct our problems; this is where a teacher is invaluable. It is more effective to study with a good teacher than figuring things out on your own; our time is too precious in modern society to waste on mistakes that can easily be circumvented by having a teacher. Having lessons also tend to force you to be more disciplined in your practice.

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#1105458 - 07/29/04 04:56 PM Re: picking up piano again
signa Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8482
Loc: Ohio, USA
just sit and play. you will be surprised by how many things you had learned before coming back to you little by little...

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#1105459 - 07/29/04 07:36 PM Re: picking up piano again
Solomon Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/29/04
Posts: 3
Loc: Singapore
thanks all for your advice...
I think firstly I should start practising a little scales, just to warm up my creaking fingers.. haha..
Then find a instructor or teacher to guide me along "the road to recovery"..

Cheers
\:\)

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#1105460 - 07/29/04 07:48 PM Re: picking up piano again
Evan70 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/18/02
Posts: 99
Loc: California
My advise is DON"T! You'll throw your back out. Hire a piano mover instead.

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