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Playing the piano (1 Viewer)

Do you play the piano?

  • Yes, and I still play

    Votes: 91 31.9%
  • I play it, but not often/not well

    Votes: 57 20.0%
  • I used to play but I don't anymore

    Votes: 81 28.4%
  • No, but I wish I could

    Votes: 56 19.6%

  • Total voters
    285

karlyah

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i learned when i was 6 cause my parents and grandparent made be and didnt like that they made me do it, but i stopped getting lessons when i was 13. now i am so grateful that i know how to play cause i love it so much!
 

rumbleroar

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I was pathetic at piano grades (couldn't even do grade 5 lmao) but I enjoy music. I play for leisure now (Coldplay woooo), provided I have time


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I'll share my story with the piano and the AMEB exams.

I have to be honest with myself, I never really liked piano. In fact, I hated it with a passion. Even though I was considered to be talented with playing the musical instrument ever since I started when I was 8, I just didn't have the motivation because I was lazy, but I would always do well in by exams by relying on my 'natural ability'. During Preliminary to Grade 5 this worked to my favour, however I finally got caught up in my Grade 6 exam where I didn't do that great, even though I passed (Yes I am referring to my previous post).

It was before the Grade 6 exam that I actually stopped playing piano for- laziness, lack of motivation- because I felt that I wouldn't get anything good out of it. I thought I made the right decision, but it was one I would come to regret in the future. During that time, I realized how fortunate I was to be able to play piano since no one else in my family could and I had to be appreciative with what I had, so I decided to return to piano and I haven't looked back since.

Now I play piano not just because I have to, but because I enjoy it. And that's something I still hold on to today as I now have a positive mindset to anything that comes in my way.
 

integral95

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I started playing piano at probably around 7-8.
At first it seemed "easy" when I started learning the scales and pieces cause I just somehow got into the rhythm.
It sort of motivated me to practice lol (not too much but like 30-40 minutes a day)
Wouldn't say I hate it, but when I started AMEB grades I did great. so great that my music teacher encourage me to skip to 4th grade (it didn't make sense to me lol so I was surprised)
From 4th grade onwards, I started to lack motivation, and I barely practiced cause Classical started to bore me.

I somehow endured my way to 8th grade over the years (I think I was 14-15 years old) without much practice (did like 20-30 minutes a day, like 3-4 days a week)
and yeah I did pretty bad lol (though I still managed to pass)

After that I stopped playing AMEB, then I just went on to playing some pop and anime music cause they were fun :)
I probably spent more time playing those than my whole classical career now.
 

sleepyair

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When I heard my siblings play the piano, I really wanted to learn it because it I liked the sound of it.
So my parents let me, and I started learning. In the first few lessons, I was great at the scales and my teacher often rewarded me with stickers :)
But as I started to actually learn songs, I began to dislike pianoing because I was being forced to play the classical songs.

I soon was unmotivated and didn't want to continue playing anymore. However, my parents didn't let me quit and so I was forced to keep going. I got B+ for most of my grades, then finally I quit at Grade 5 due to familial issues.

I was relived, but alas still forced to play because there was one at home. Not wanting to play the classical songs anymore, I printed and downloaded anime music sheets and loved how I could play them. My passion for piano started again and I have been playing (every day) ever since (quit 6 years ago) :)
 

xxcc

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Started when i was around 10-11?
Finished 8th grade piano around 2 years ago and havent touched the piano since.. :$
 

williamdaft

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forced to play at first, but i like it now.
like classical and some modern pop/kpop stuff.
 

DLMisme

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My parents made me learn when I was about 7. My teacher moved away, and after a few years I started taking lessons again but I just didn't have the interest in it anymore.
 

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Got past 8th grade like 2 years ago then quit cos of studies and stuff.
Glad I was taught it cos classical wasn't all that bad imo and now I can improvise and sightread most stuff
 

Disfigurate

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I use to play back in Primary School but I found that singing, percussion (drums) and guitar is more of my style so I stopped. However, from time to time, I just read sheet music to play some songs I like to listen to.
 

Shadowdude

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Its not a proper piano or an electric keyboard. Its a digital piano lol. you can check it up kawai cn34
ah i have one of those (not the same kind), i call them 'electronic keyboards' although i worry my terminology may be slightly wrong...


I use to play back in Primary School but I found that singing, percussion (drums) and guitar is more of my style so I stopped. However, from time to time, I just read sheet music to play some songs I like to listen to.
nice, what sorts of songs? I'm guessing more contemporary stuff?
 

bengosha60

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ah i have one of those (not the same kind), i call them 'electronic keyboards' although i worry my terminology may be slightly wrong...
ahaha yeah dw i used to have that same problem aswell until the shop owners corrected me for confusing them so much
 

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my granma had an old piano she used to teach me to play on back when i was really younger...i miss those days, she played really nicely :(

didnt play it ever again since then
 

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I am assuming if you are asian or something your parents force you to play.
 

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