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Topic: learn the piano...online?  (Read 1889 times)

Offline jayMX

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learn the piano...online?
on: November 05, 2003, 07:51:20 AM
do you think its possible?

I came across www.pianonanny.com and it looks pretty good. I really dont want to pay a bunch of money for piano lessons, but I would really like to learn the piano.

thanks!

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Offline Noah

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Re: learn the piano...online?
Reply #1 on: November 05, 2003, 01:40:57 PM
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do you think its possible?


No.
Piano is all about feeling the instrument and you need human contact (ie a teacher) to learn that.
'Some musicians don't believe in God, but all believe in Bach'
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Offline guitarwolf

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Re: learn the piano...online?
Reply #2 on: November 17, 2003, 06:39:42 AM
Not too sure about that, I seem to be doing quite well. I also learned to play guitar by myself and can play almost anything on electric. I think it depends on how much passion u have for the music and patience. Of course taking lessons with a human is MUCH better, but to answer ur question, I think its possible.

Offline Hmoll

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Re: learn the piano...online?
Reply #3 on: November 17, 2003, 05:52:45 PM
Possible? - Yes to a certain extent.

Advisable? - Not really. It's always better to have a teacher giving you real time feedback based on one-on-one observations.  If you try to learn on your own, or using an online tutorial, you will - not might - will develop some bad habits ranging from fingering, hand position posture, arm, hand, finger, torso motion, etc.
As a rule, it usually takes twice as long to unlearn a bad habit, and learn the correct way, than is takes to learn the correct way from the beginning.
That's why it is always better to have lessons with a real person.
"I am sitting in the smallest room of my house. I have your review before me. In a moment it will be behind me!" -- Max Reger

Offline ThePhoenixEffect

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Re: learn the piano...online?
Reply #4 on: November 18, 2003, 02:16:20 AM
If you have the talent...its possible, but no matter how much innate talent you have...you could never progress even "just as" fast as if you had a good real live teacher.
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