I’m trying to stick with learning and practicing the piano. I am finding that learning piano is actually pretty easy. Not that hard at all like a lot of people trying to make it out to be. Maybe it’s because I have years of music knowledge is why I’m already getting decent at piano this soon. If you haven’t played piano before and playing guitar for a long time, you should already be good at playing piano ’cause piano and guitar are pretty much the same thing really. I find that guitar is a lot harder to play than piano. It really is. You can get good at piano a lot quicker than guitar anyways. I wished I started piano years ago when I was a kid.
When I was a kid, I used to mess around with the piano some but just to mess around and not actually play but this time I really want to play the thing. Why do I want to learn piano so bad? Simply because I’m always hearing piano music in my head and I’m always hearing myself singing over piano music. I want to learn to play piano hoping to get original piano songs out of me. A lot of my stuff that I write on acoustic guitar were originally intended to be piano songs. I just wrote them on guitar first ’cause I never played piano until now. I would LOVE to write a whole album with just me singing piano ballads. Just me and a piano, that’s it.
I would also love to learn some cover songs on piano too, of course. I’ve always loved to listen to piano singer/songwriters like Billy Joel and Elton John, of course. I also loved listening to Joni Mitchell, Ben Folds and another favorite piano artist of mine is Jerry Lee Lewis. To me, Jerry Lee Lewis is a big inspiration and Billy Joel is a hero of mine as well. I’ve listened to Billy Joel ever since I was a young child and still do listen to him. As far as Elton John goes, I’m not so crazy about his newer music but the stuff he did in the 70’s and 80’s was phenomenal. Beth Hart is another favorite artist of mine, she also writes a lot of piano stuff.
Piano is a lot of fun to learn. It’s easy to learn too. Learning to read music? Piece of cake!
Man, I really would love a grand piano or an upright but no room at all so really, I guess I’m stuck with electric pianos for now which is no problem. Electric pianos sounds like a real piano thankfully. For now, I just have an old piece of shit Casio keyboard just for learning & practicing but sometime down the road, I’ll buy myself an even better keyboard.
I love piano music, always did. I love guitar and will never give that up — ever — it’s just that as I get older, I want to do something different for a change.