a much better hobby than a profession.
Once you pay
for a keyboard, and they can be had for as little as $50, you have
completed the largest and possibly only expense.
important choice is how to proceed and what method to use.
make your first goal be playing songs you know, no matter how simple. In
other words, you may want to play BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, but you would be
better off starting with simple songs, even children's songs, just to get
With that in
mind, you now have to choose what method you will use.
distinguishing factor in piano methods is whether or not they require
methods that require reading music take a long time to get started, unless
you are that rare person who learns to read music almost instantly.
try a few of the methods that use reading music and see if you have an
aptitude for it.
you will find that starting with reading music restricts you to the
simplest of pieces, which is not bad, but you may find that this
restricted diet, in the long term, breeds boredom.
enough skill to read complex music takes enormous amounts of
time and effort, and this may frustrate you.
solution is to play be ear, although this will require a teacher
or guide in the beginning to show you the basics. This may
involve expense, which may be considerable.
only method I know of that gives the beginner absolute freedom
with the lowest cost is Piano By Number.
this method, where numbered stickers are put on the keys, will
allow you to explore a large library of familiar songs with
you gain experience with the geography of the keyboard, you are
also building physical skills and experience with fingering,
chords, and a myriad of subjects that you will have to begin to
study in order to have a satisfying time at the piano.
a hobby, the piano is very inexpensive if you can teach
yourself, or at least keep your lesson expenditures to a
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