You were waiting this moment for a long time and finally, the piano is in front of you, you start playing, but where is the music? If you thought that learning to play the piano is a piece of cake, then purchasing such a noble instrument was originally a bad idea.
Since you’re going to practice music, even if it will be just a hobby for you, be ready to play the piano every single day at least 15 minutes to see the results. That is why you are reading this text. By the way, the piano tutorial Piano For All is one of the best. Using Robin Hall’s book my friend learned to play the piano within one month. Highly recommend!
If you initially do not want to learn to play the piano, why to choose this form of activity? If you decide that music plays a significant role in your life, and you’re willing to make sacrifices for the sake of it, then you are on the right way!
How to learn to play the piano?
Let’s just discuss one rather interesting debate that is conducted for a long time among the musicians, mostly from the XX-XXI centuries. Do I need to know the solfege to play the piano? Do musicians need the be aware of the solfege system or it puts a creative person in the framework of certain meaningless?
There is no doubt, there are a lot of people who achieved wide popularity, success and were able to write great music (The Beatles is a good example) without education, without knowledge of key and notes. But let us live in the present, that kind of people were the children of their time, that is why it was so easy to become famous, but don’t forget about John Lennon. At the end his life was not the thing to be envious of, do you agree with me?
The example, to be honest, not the best one— but playing piano you will find great depth in the sound. This instrument is an academic, serious, but a more simple instrument that takes its origin from folk music has more simple motifs.
Is it possible to learn to play the piano without an ear for music?
Another very important clarification. I think you have heard about “ear for music”. One hundred percent hearing since birth — an extraordinary phenomenon as a fall of meteorites on Earth. Actually, people absolutely without an ear for music rarely happens as well.
All I want to say, that never listen to anyone who says that without an ear for music, without music lessons from childhood there is no sense to practice music. And I have heard this from many great musicians.
You can consider that the hearing is an abstract muscle. When you go to the gym, your muscles grow; when you study the exact sciences, it increases your brain’s processing speed, whatever you’re doing, as a result, you will see the progress.
Hearing is no exception. Moreover, due to diligence, you will be able to beat those who have more experience than you. If you have a desire to learn to play the piano, I’m sure that Pianoforall will help you to achieve great results. Just do not be lazy and start practice music using this great book. Thank you!
Pianoforall by Robin Hall