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#986097 - 11/21/04 08:49 PM Have piano, now I have to learn how to play it...
Ton Def Offline
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Registered: 11/20/04
Posts: 11
Loc: Southern CA
I took what seemed like 1000's of hours worth of lessons as a child but now as an adult want to finally learn how to play.
Over the last weekend, I bought a new piano (for my son mostly, but it has inspired me to learn!) and now I want to finally apply fingers to keys & play some music.
Short story long...what is the best way to go about this? My plan is to buy a couple of beginning books & dust off the cob webs from the decades of neglect of not playing...
Thanks in advance for the suggestions

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#986098 - 11/21/04 11:28 PM Re: Have piano, now I have to learn how to play it...
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
since you had lessons before, this book may be a good start for you:

Piano Handbook

#986099 - 11/22/04 06:45 AM Re: Have piano, now I have to learn how to play it...
mound Offline
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Registered: 08/10/04
Posts: 782
Loc: Rochester, NY
Ton Def - get a teacher.. I took lots of lessons as a kid, gave it up for 20 years and started again.. I'm not much of a book learner, but a dedicated and inspiring teacher, whom you want to have made progress for every week, will totally jump start you in all the right directions.

"You look hopefully for an idea and then you're humble when you find it and you wish your skills were better. To have even a half-baked touch of creativity is an honor."
-- Ernie Stires, composer

#986100 - 11/22/04 06:48 AM Re: Have piano, now I have to learn how to play it...
CSG Offline
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Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 494
I'm in a similar boat. I've got some books but I need the interaction with a teacher. I start studying with a talented jazz teacher tonight.
Pramberger JP-185 Bubinga
Kawai CP155
Yamaha P-120

#986101 - 11/25/04 11:04 PM Re: Have piano, now I have to learn how to play it...
Jac Ang Offline
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Registered: 08/06/04
Posts: 27
Loc: Singapore
Get a good and motivated teacher.You will be discipline and down to earth.

Remember someone is watching you grow with your skill.

#986102 - 11/27/04 12:04 AM Re: Have piano, now I have to learn how to play it...
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
hum... i am on the other hand a very good book learner, and hope i am not the only one...

#986103 - 11/30/04 04:06 PM Re: Have piano, now I have to learn how to play it...
Paret Offline
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Registered: 10/11/04
Posts: 82
Loc: Keller, TX

Try it and have fun!!
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