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#2141222 - 08/30/13 07:49 AM Greetings from Germany
Meridirh Offline
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Registered: 08/29/13
Posts: 6
Loc: Germany
Hey everyone,

nice to be here smile
I'm a 24 year old student from Munich, Germany who just got an old keyboard from his mom. Since I played chess for quite some time I always wanted to play an instrument. Unfortunately I never really gave it a try and thus cannot even read notes.
But I'm ambitious and will give it a try.

I've got a Youtube-Channel where I run some kind of a diary in which I record my progress. I literally started yesterday and try to improve with the help of a book labled:


which teaches you right from the very beginning.
Right now I'm also looking for a Digital Piano which was recommended by some users on another online platform.

If you've got any questions smile let me know
and if you've got any advice/ tips / hints / whatever, don't hesitate. I'm thankful for each helpful hand.
Whatever you do in life, make sure to do it with passion!

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#2141308 - 08/30/13 11:08 AM Re: Greetings from Germany [Re: Meridirh]
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17923
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Welcome to the forum, Meridirh! smile My best advice is to approach piano much like chess: You don't become a grandmaster overnight, but if you're patient, practice regularly, and stick with it, you'll get there. smile

What kind of music do you want to be able to play?
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

#2141655 - 08/31/13 03:46 AM Re: Greetings from Germany [Re: Meridirh]
Meridirh Offline
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Registered: 08/29/13
Posts: 6
Loc: Germany
Hi Monica

I try to approach the Piano slowly but surely smile
My preferance would be classical music I guess, since I love that kind of music. But honestly I don't neglect other types of music since learning all of them is important to me and my development.
Whatever you do in life, make sure to do it with passion!

#2141668 - 08/31/13 04:54 AM Re: Greetings from Germany [Re: Meridirh]
earlofmar Offline
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Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 2307
Loc: Australia
Welcome to this wonderful forum, Meridirh
Learning piano starts by taking all your confidence and then over many years drip feeding it back to you smile


#2141671 - 08/31/13 05:17 AM Re: Greetings from Germany [Re: Meridirh]
wouter79 Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 4040

Just one tip, try to get some lessons. UNlearning is much harder than learning and getting good basics in playing pays off later.

#2141682 - 08/31/13 07:14 AM Re: Greetings from Germany [Re: Meridirh]
Meridirh Offline
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Registered: 08/29/13
Posts: 6
Loc: Germany
@ wouter79

smile I just bought a new D-Piano so I'll have to wait at least until Novembre before I can start taking lessons. But I definitely will wink
Whatever you do in life, make sure to do it with passion!

#2141718 - 08/31/13 08:57 AM Re: Greetings from Germany [Re: Meridirh]
malkin Offline
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Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 3408
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
Welcome Meridirh!
Everything in moderation, including moderation. --Oscar Wilde

#2141748 - 08/31/13 10:25 AM Re: Greetings from Germany [Re: Meridirh]
Peter K. Mose Online   content
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Registered: 01/06/12
Posts: 1612
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Meridirh, please keep us informed on how it's going. We're here to help and encourage if we can. Cheers!

#2141866 - 08/31/13 03:30 PM Re: Greetings from Germany [Re: Meridirh]
TheodorN Offline
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Registered: 07/16/10
Posts: 1364
Loc: Sweden
Welcome to the forum, Meridirh.
My YouTube channel:


Casio PX-5S

#2141867 - 08/31/13 03:34 PM Re: Greetings from Germany [Re: Meridirh]
Eddyaknow Offline
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Registered: 08/29/13
Posts: 54
Haha what an coincidence I'm german,too. And played chess, too. AND started the piano recently, too.


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