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    Im currently learning the piano woop!

    Is it possible to get to say half way through grade 2 over a summer?

    That's my aim anyway.



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    I don't know. All I know is that music, is brilliant. Playing an instrument is just a wonderful feeling. Stick to it, but first find the feeling of the piano. Buy a keyboard and then play along as best you can to your favourite music. The feel of music is the important part, then comes the technique and the skill. I'm still getting the feeling but once you have I'm sure the music will just flow naturally through your hands.

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    I only know one tune on the piano - mad world by tears for fears.

    But to my credit, I taught it to myself

    That said I can't play from sheet music very well.
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    at this early stage in playing piano, your progress will only be limited by how much you practice.
    everything is mathematical.
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    yeah, the book i've bought is pretty good for tunes. i can now play very basic versions of sky boat song, ode to joy and when the saints! lovin it!

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    Ugh, I love music, but guess what? I can't READ the music. Everything by ear. So very annoying. And then all my band geek friends parade their aazing sight-reading skills in my face too.

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    I bought a beginners french book today!

    Piano AND language! How sophistcated am I? haha jk

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    A very relaxing hobby the piano, I did join youtube and put me on there but I can't remember my userID anymore! (the video was about 18 years old though).

    Now though I can't play much as I'm losing the use of my hands so everytime I sit at the piano I find more tunes that just don't work for me anymore.

    Found it recorded back in the early 80's though.

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    As a pianist, learn the technique...
    I learned to 'feel the music' early, but then when it comes to actually playing you'll always be held back, and get frustrated, and so many potentially good pianists give up this way.
    But yes, easy. Many of my pupils do grade 2, or even 3, in one term after starting.
    It all depends on how old you are, how musically talented you are, but mostly how much you practice.
    Good luck.
    Let me know how you get on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sox
    Im currently learning the piano woop!

    Is it possible to get to say half way through grade 2 over a summer?

    That's my aim anyway.
    As a music major in collage i can say don't bother with those levels. Really who cares what level you get at? Most of all have fun and develop a feel for the instrument. In general I just jam out and improve AT LEAST 50% of the time i'm playing. Most of all be disciplined but don't force yourself to play! When you start to loose focus and aren't that into it just stop, go do something else and come back in a hour or so. In my experience you'll learn much more in 2 hours of spread out but concentrated practice than making yourself sit there for six hours and work on it over and over.
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    nice!u should stick to it!!
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