Share via Email Classical pianist James Rhodes wants to celebrate music in schools with an instrument amnesty. Channel 4 In a new series on Channel 4 world-renowned classical pianist James Rhodes asks families in Britain to donate old musical instruments left languishing in cupboards to those who need them. Inthe government launched a national plan to give children of all backgrounds the chance to learn an instrument.
Traditionally, many teachers preferred not to encourage playing by ear, as they believed playing by ear would weaken note-reading skills. But I believe both skills can and should co-exist. In fact, the opposite has been shown. I know plenty of people who lead fulfilling, creative musical lives only playing by ear, because the musical world they exist in contains plenty of satisfying, enjoyable opportunities for music-making without notation.
Junk Bond Trader Are many skills transferable from guitar to piano? Anyway, I want to start piano. My question is, how much will my guitar experience benefit the learning process for piano? Is this a huge advantage, or is it more like starting all over again?
Seems like once weighted keys are added the price really jumps…. Enjoyed the blog, well written.
Miku I play piano, and I started learning guitar very recently. I think that piano will be easier to learn as you already know the basics- timing, notes, expression etc.
Also, guitar should help finger dexterity which will most definetly enhance piano playing. Obviously, they are very different but it will be much easier than, say, someone with no musical experience.
And yes, weighted keys cost a lot more! Gillespie Much music theory is the same regardless of what instrument you play, and can be transferred from one instrument to another. The actual execution and technique, however, tends to be quite different, so, apart from some rhythm drills, cannot be transferred.
And, yes, weighted keys tend to be more expensive, but just learning basic note-reading on piano can be done on a less expensive digital keyboard. Miss Cellany I learned piano on my own from a keyboard book at age 8.
I found plucking much easier than chords ugh HOW impossible some of them are! I came to two conclusions: I agree that piano is easier to START on and i think all muscisians shoukd start on it, but I still think its much harder to play advanced music on a piano simply because the music itself is more complex more notes.
Gillespie Thanks for sharing many great points! Learning barre chords on guitar, for example, is somewhat challenging, but, once you do, you can play all chords around the key circle fairly easily, while piano requires a knowledge of all the scales and keys sharps and flats, etc. On more advanced levels, both guitar and piano can involve intricate melody lines interspersed with chordal accompaniment, so both instruments can be quite difficult to master.
Miss Cellany indeed, I definitely recommend piano as a starter instrument. I understand that style makes a huge difference in terms of complexity — but I think that piano music is itself more complex at concert level simply because there are more notes.
Gillespie I would say that one should be cautious about learning any instrument without a teacher, not because of possible injury, but because it is so easy to develop bad habits and techniques. And, again, you can youtube any number of videos and see that guitar music can be just as complex as piano music.
Any instrument is difficult to master at advanced levels. But I just wanted to learn guitar and started by myself.
Yes I developed some bad habits but it is what it is. I just dont wanna stop, playing for my soul and thats enough for me. Damn, I dont even know notes if they are not tabbed for guitar like numbers: But hey, never give up. As I mentioned, you can find lots of free instructional videos on the internet.
Gotta separate the real stuff from the fake! Repetitive Stress Injury carpal tunnel and tendonitis are quite common for university piano majors.Sep 24, · I prioritize new, popular songs for which there are no tutorials out there already. REQUESTS You're welcome to post your song suggestions in the comments on any YouTube video!
May 06, · I prioritize new, popular songs for which there are no tutorials out there already. REQUESTS You're welcome to post your song suggestions in the comments on any YouTube video!
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