Learning To Play Piano
Learning to play any instrument can be an exercise in futility. The problem is that the beginner looks at what is needed in order to master a skill and can give up due to the overwhelming fear that he may have bitten off something too big for him to properly chew on. When it comes to the piano, this is a definite issue due to the size of the instrument if nothing else. Nonetheless, learning to play piano is not that hard if it is something that you really desire.
The biggest obstacle most people have when it comes to learning piano is the sheer size of the instrument. It is one of the largest instruments out there, and is definitely one of the more complicated ones to learn, giving how each note is made through key, hammer, and string. It can intimidate the strongest of souls as there is a lot to learn, but a potential student can learn a lot just by willing to step up and sit down in front of the keys. The size of the instrument should not intimidate anyone, but rather should invite one in to learn what they can about it, like a potential friend who wants to play.
Another issue beginners have when it comes to learning the piano is that too many teachers emphasis the serious of the instrument rather than its playful nature. This is not due to the lack of fun music to play, as there is quite a bit of it, but that they want the student to take it seriously. It perhaps does not help that most teachers have a passion when it comes to the piano, one that expresses itself in a number of ways, one of which is helping a new generation find that same passion. However, the student needs to learn to respect the piano before they can have fun with it.
There are a number of things to keep in mind. Patience is definitely a requirement, as there is a lot to learn and it will not be learned over the weekend. Willingness to do the same thing over and over is a definite part of that, as a student needs to know each key intimately, and the only way to do that is to do the same exercise over and over. Respect is another important part of learning to play piano; respecting that the teacher knows what he or she is doing is important, as well as for the instrument as well. With patience and respect all things are possible, even learning how to play an intimidating an instrument as a piano.
The piano can be an intimidating instrument to learn; there is no question of that. Take it one step at a time, establish a relationship with it, and learn what you can at a comfortable pace, and you should do fine. Learning to play piano is not that hard if you show it a little respect and exercise a lot of patience.
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