Imagine being able to sit down at your piano, place your hands on the keyboard, and just play! Many piano students think the ability to do this requires years of study. They couldn’t be more wrong!
Learning to play what you feel does not require extensive knowledge of harmony or theory. All that is required is the ability to do two things:
- Believe that you know enough
- Believe that you’re good enough
Many classically trained pianists are able to play complicated pieces by Beethoven or Schubert but not play by ear or from the heart because they don’t believe that they can.
They haven’t addressed the inner critic that declares that they aren’t good enough. Sometimes the very way they were trained hobbles them: building on rote learning, one piece at a time rather than broad principles of song structure.
Not all, not even most, but certainly some.
Negative self-talk in any sphere of art limits that artist until they learn to shut negative self-talk down. Approach the piano with these things in mind:
- You’re not going to break anything.
- You can set things up so that no one else has to listen: Listening to someone practice something challenging can be a trial because discordance is uncomfortable and even tiring.
- Choose a piano learning method that will keep you inspired where progress is rapid and self-reinforcing because you’re actually having fun.
- The question is not whether or not you’re good enough but whether or not you’re enjoying the process. If you enjoy the process then you will become good enough.
Many of the great pop, rock and contemporary musicians learnt piano – keyboards in a self-taught way playing handfuls of chords perhaps transposed from guitar or even voice pursuing a tune that just had to be expressed. David Bowie, Paul McCartney and Prince played piano by feel and practice, fearlessly exploring chords chasing a song in their head.
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John Cheeseman, DeWitt, MI, USA
“Robin: I received the CD Rom and have been following the course for over a month now. I just wanted to write and tell you that your course exceeded my expectations. I have purchased home piano courses in the past, but could never seen to make any real progress. The lessons were either too complicated right from the start that I got frustrated and quit or there was too much theory and not enough actual playing music.
Then, I decided to give your course a try. Is it possible to have fun while practicing the piano. The answer in this case is yes. The video’s are easy to follow and each lesson presents something new, but builds on the previous skills you have learned. You still have to practice, but the practice is fun. The lessons allow you to play and hear recognizable rhythms, while at the same time you are learning chords and music theory: a great way to learn! I actually look forward to practice every day.”
David Petraccoro, Barnegat, New Jersey, USA
“Hi Robin, just a quick note, this is david from barnegat, new jersey i started your course about three months ago, i am on book 3 and still think the course is just great. books 1 and 2 were just the best, i really look forward to sitting down at the piano now, and just have fun the licks and songs you use are just what i am looking for. i am 59 years young and grew up with all those tunes. keep up the great work and i will stay in touch, thanks again, david.
Tommy, NYC, USA
Hey Robin we have spoke a while back about your course..I started on book one and it is awesome.. I play acoustic guitar and sing but i am so excited to play piano now, and it so easy to create chord progressions with your method that the second day already im playing let it be progression…what is your suggestion should i just follow each page and dont move on till i master each page? Thanks..it was a blessing finding you, music is my life.
Regs, Adrian Pote, Ipswich, England
Robin, I am halfway through the first book. Its a brilliant course which suits the way I wanted to learn perfectly. I will certainly recommend it. I am learning lots and having fun in the process.
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