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Wow: learning the piano without having a piano

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#16 Banjogirl



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 16:58

Call me an old skeptic, but it smacks of one of those fantastic, unbelieveable stories that turn up among the ads at the bottom of internet news websites - "His Mom couldn't afford a piano so he drew one ... you won't believe what he did next!! Click to continue reading ..."

Paper keyboards are great for learning key geography in the early stages and probably good for silent practice when you're a little more advanced (or so I'm told). And I don't doubt that the theory and aural are perfectly possible for an intelligent, motivated person with access to suitable resources, in this case, a computer. But grade 3? Grade 5? Hmm ... :unsure:

I agree. I remember hearing some jazz pianist who put it about that he was entirely self-taught but then admitted that he'd had lessons until he was twelve.

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