Anyone play Piano?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by brooster, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I want to start a new hobby, and not more birds! Does anyone play the piano? I have always wanted to play and there is a Vose and Sons upright piano for $100 in the paper. I was thinking about buying it. What do you think, is it that hard to play? It is like my life long dream, but i dont know. Is there any oher way tham taking lessons to learn how to play the piano? Help me here [​IMG]
     
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  2. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Lessons and lots and lots of practice. You need to be disciplined to practice.

    I took lessons as a child and stopped when I was 13. Then when I was 16, I started up again and took for 4 more years.

    Did I mention, lots and lots of practice. That is the ticket.
     
  3. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I am teaching myself also. it would be definitely quicker to take lessons, but there are some music books out there to teach you. If you are at all musically inclined--I would say it is possible to be a self taught piano player. Can't say that we're gonna play professionally or anything, but like you, I always wanted to learn. I am starting to play with two hands now. I say go for it.
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    My mom is getting me a piano in a few years for a present. I used to play when I was a kid and stopped. You have to be determined in order to play
     
  5. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    How long have you been playing?
     
  6. Pelican49

    Pelican49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought my first piano last year at the age of 57. A friend has given me enough lessons that I know which note on the music is which note on the keys. I play some every day just to entertain myself. I can now play 8 different pieces all the way through.

    Go for it. I bought a piano out of the paper for $150, and it cost me another $100 to get it moved, tuned and 2 hammers replaced. It was worth every penny.
     
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  7. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Started when I was 5, so 35 years. I play for fun around the house. I also play for God. I fill in for the keyboard player in our church's praise team. And a used piano is always good. My was 20 years old and I paid $400. It cost 90 to have it moved and $150 for the double tuning that was required the first time to get in tune.
     
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  8. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    OOOOOOOO!!!!


    I play piano!!! all the time!!! I still take lessons though.
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I played for 4 years in middle school. Went to private school and they did not have any instruments [​IMG] After a while I forgot some of the notes.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Used to. Played classical music. Took years of lessons. My hands hurt too much now to and since my house is not "climate controlled", I cant bring my piano from my dad's house to mine or it will be ruined from too much humidity in the summer.
     

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