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Thread started 02/28/17 8:59pm

domainator2010

Piano/keyboard lessons from Youtube alone...?

Is it possible to learn to play the piano or keyboard just... from Youtube lessons and picking things up by yourself alone? Or does one need formal lessons? What do y'all say? (especially any artists here....)
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Reply #1 posted 03/01/17 1:13am

EmmaMcG

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I learned by myself. No lessons, no youtube, nothing. As with anything, don't be discouraged if you feel you're not improving after a few days or so. These things take time.
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Reply #2 posted 03/01/17 3:52am

MoBettaBliss

yes... it's possible

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Reply #3 posted 03/03/17 8:49am

domainator2010

...does anyone here have any advice to give on WHAT piano/keyboard to buy...? (by piano I mean, like, a keyboard, not an *acoustic* piano). I can't afford one at the moment, but....doesn't hurt to dream, right...? smile

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Reply #4 posted 03/03/17 8:52am

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Take regular lessons. It helps to have internal music talent.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #5 posted 03/03/17 9:06am

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Always buy the best instruments/gear you can afford, and never sell anything.

Do not buy cheap gear. It sounds terrible, is usually harder to play, and you can't sell it if for some reason you decide to violate the rule above and sell some gear.

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Reply #6 posted 03/03/17 9:36am

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Rodeo is right. Music is not cheap.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #7 posted 03/03/17 11:03am

MoBettaBliss

domainator2010 said:

...does anyone here have any advice to give on WHAT piano/keyboard to buy...? (by piano I mean, like, a keyboard, not an *acoustic* piano). I can't afford one at the moment, but....doesn't hurt to dream, right...? smile



i own a nord piano... it's great.... kurzweil make gear gear, as do roland, korg etc... but you have to try stuff out yourself and see what sounds good TO YOU... then do your research

it's not always the case that cheap is rubbish... eg. i own high end gibson, fender and national guitars... i've owned boutique guitars from trussart... suhr and other companies as well

i also own/have owned $300 guitars that are GREAT

but you need to do your research

don't buy the most expensive thing to start with because you don't know if you'll stick at it.... a good way to not lose much money if you end up reselling, is to buy used

as for new...yamaha make some inexpensive digital pianos that are fine.... once you get good, you can upgrade to a better instrument

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Reply #8 posted 03/03/17 7:04pm

Dasein

domainator2010 said:

Is it possible to learn to play the piano or keyboard just... from Youtube lessons and picking things up by yourself alone? Or does one need formal lessons? What do y'all say? (especially any artists here....)


I'm a musician who took piano and guitar lessons as a kid and as an adult (and played the clarinet
throughout middle/high school). There is something that occurs within the learning process when
it involves human interaction on an intimate level that is symbiotic yet is not so mutually dependent
as when an attempt to learn occurs virtually. So, I would encourage you to obtain lessons from a
teacher and use Youtube as a supplement.

Rodeo is right: when it comes to gear, most of the time, you get what you pay for. But unless you're
planning on becoming a professional musician who is touring, or a sessionist, or playing in a symph-
ony or ensemble, you can kinda get away with shite equipment.

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Reply #9 posted 03/03/17 7:07pm

Dasein

MoBettaBliss said:

domainator2010 said:

...does anyone here have any advice to give on WHAT piano/keyboard to buy...? (by piano I mean, like, a keyboard, not an *acoustic* piano). I can't afford one at the moment, but....doesn't hurt to dream, right...? smile



i own a nord piano... it's great.... kurzweil make gear gear, as do roland, korg etc... but you have to try stuff out yourself and see what sounds good TO YOU... then do your research

it's not always the case that cheap is rubbish... eg. i own high end gibson, fender and national guitars... i've owned boutique guitars from trussart... suhr and other companies as well

i also own/have owned $300 guitars that are GREAT

but you need to do your research

don't buy the most expensive thing to start with because you don't know if you'll stick at it.... a good way to not lose much money if you end up reselling, is to buy used

as for new...yamaha make some inexpensive digital pianos that are fine.... once you get good, you can upgrade to a better instrument


Agreed! I have a 1994 Peavey Predator my mom and dad bought for $200 that plays and sounds
better than my Fender Strat and Epiphone Firebird.

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Reply #10 posted 03/04/17 6:45am

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Does Mommy let you play at eleven?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #11 posted 03/04/17 11:54pm

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domainator2010 said:

Is it possible to learn to play the piano or keyboard just... from Youtube lessons and picking things up by yourself alone? Or does one need formal lessons? What do y'all say? (especially any artists here....)

my kid learned from synthesia

I'm the mistake you wanna make
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Reply #12 posted 03/05/17 12:45am

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I just bought a book a couple of weeks ago - How to Play Piano by James Rhodes and have found it quite good.

http://www.jamesrhodes.tv...lay-piano/

I'm not giving it the amount of time it advises (45 minutes 6 days a week for 6 weeks) - it's way harder than I thought it would be but I'm making some progress.
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Reply #13 posted 03/05/17 5:51am

domainator2010

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domainator2010 said:

Is it possible to learn to play the piano or keyboard just... from Youtube lessons and picking things up by yourself alone? Or does one need formal lessons? What do y'all say? (especially any artists here....)

my kid learned from synthesia

Umm.... what's that?

...how ya been? smile long time no see....? sent you an orgnote some time back, no reply....?

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