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Topic: Is it as hard as it looks?
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posted: 8/28/2006 at 4:56:38 PM ET
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I have always wanted to learn how to play piano and have just today taken the plunge by buying my first piano!!

I have bought books and DVD's to help me begin learning and am feeling somewhat overwhelmed, i have booked my first lesson for next monday and begining to panic, I just wanna know if it's all as complicated as it seems?

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Ashley PA

posted: 8/28/2006 at 8:54:18 PM ET
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First of all, how old are you? It's easier when you are young, but if you research this forum under the late bloomers thread, there is a wealth of info for the older folks learning to read music or play an instrument. Don't panic, because your teacher will help, and by all means, don't be afraid to ask questions of both your teacher, and from the helpful people on this forum. Welcome, and good luck.

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posted: 8/28/2006 at 11:25:31 PM ET
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Welcome to the Forum

Learning to play the piano is challenging, but you'll do it - a good teacher will help smooth the way and at least for me is far superior than all the "learn to play" music books.

You might like to check out the Piano World Forum - www.pianoworld.com - there is an adult beginners section which I'm sure you will find all kinds of advice and encouragement.

Keep in touch and let us know how things are going.

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posted: 8/28/2006 at 11:46:26 PM ET
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I would recomend getting ""Keyboards (or maybe it's Piano) For Dummies"", a great, hands-on textbook, one of the ""for dummies"" range of books which arn't for dummies at all, but for beginners like yourself who feel a bit overwhelmed. It is one of the best no-nonsense resources I have found anywhere, but, as suzyq says (Hi, suzyq) a good teacher is the best help you will find.

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