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posted: 4/11/2004 at 5:23:20 PM ET
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Don't let the numb thing discourage you, it will go away after a short while. Just makes sure you keep constantly practicing. If you play a little and stop for a few days, play a little more and so on, you fingers will remain sensitive and the calluses won't form quickly. And don't think that the calluses will be like, big thick rough areas on your skin, because it all smooths out and looks normal through time. Well actually, since guys tend to have drier skin already it might be a little different from girls, since we have lots of estrogen to make our skin smooth.
Anyway, as for your piano problem, maybe get a keyboard instead. Keyboards can even cost less than guitars, depending on the brand and type of keyboard. You can get a nice simple one for a nice price, I bet. Of course it might not have the exact feel of a piano (and there are no pedals) but you can learn on it just fine.

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posted: 4/11/2004 at 10:28:06 PM ET
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I practice as much as I can everyday. I do so in spurts as I can't practice very long vis a vi the hand problem.

I considered the keyboard idea quite a bit. Cheaper keyboards don't have 88 keys and the action is very mushy. There are keyboards that are full size, have much better action and even have sustain pedals but now we're talking a $1000. I still may consider something like that to start, but what I really want is a nice piano.

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