I started learning in Year 7, and I got fairly good, but not to the standard of music I was wanting to play.
I only ever learnt one song every two months because it took me ages to find a song and learn it. Then in year 10 I took GCSE music and I was the only piano player there, and they didn't want to get a music teacher in to teach me, so I was 'taught' by the music GCSE player.
This is fine, but he wasn't taught how to play the piano, he just picked it up. He was a great guy and really nice, but he could only recommend songs for me and listen to them to tell me where I was going wrong. He then put me through grade 1 piano which I did but hated.
I hated it because the songs were so simple and I wanted to learn songs to perform, not silly little tunes.
So after leaving school I drifted away from it. I haven't played it for a while now (2 years) so i'm a bit rusty. I want to get back into it but i've tried before and I don't have the motivation to learn a whole song, as I can't sign read so I have to actually count the lines to find out which note I should be playing.
Any ideas on how I could get back into it? Can you recommend any songs? I like modern/ pop sorta stuff on piano.
How to get back into playing the piano Watch
- Thread Starter
- 02-04-2013 18:25
- 02-04-2013 18:31
If you can't sight read the music, you'll just have to start at the bottom and work your way up. Why can't you get piano lessons? they would be really helpful.