Comments on: A beginner again http://steamykitchen.com/36397-a-beginner-again.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:14:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 By: Angie | Big Bears Wife http://steamykitchen.com/36397-a-beginner-again.html/comment-page-1#comment-1204667 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:52:35 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36397#comment-1204667 I had to take Piano lesson too but I never liked them. I would love to play guitar though!

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By: Akiko http://steamykitchen.com/36397-a-beginner-again.html/comment-page-1#comment-1170847 Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:14:24 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36397#comment-1170847 Marty is the best!!

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By: Laura Harmon http://steamykitchen.com/36397-a-beginner-again.html/comment-page-1#comment-1167596 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:42:18 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36397#comment-1167596 I teach guitar and I would suggest practicing as much or little as your fingers can take. The key thing is not just learning your chords, but to be able to switch from one to the other (transitioning). There are lots of videos on youtube that instruct, as well as ultimate-guitar.com, showing chords and lyrics. Take your time, slow is better until you get things right, then you can speed up to normal speed of a song. Never be hard on yourself. You are not in competition with anyone. Good luck to you and if I can be of help, write me. Laura

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By: Shirleylaw http://steamykitchen.com/36397-a-beginner-again.html/comment-page-1#comment-1167440 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:28:22 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36397#comment-1167440 I played violin from 3rd grade (8) until 6th grade (11) through lessons at school. Mom & Dad only had to pay for the rental of the violin and not sure what that was. I would take it to school for my lesson, bring it home, put it under the bed and leave it there until I went back to school for my next lesson. In 6th grade, as every year, we had a recital at the end of the year and that year we got to pick what we played so I picked the last song in the book (hardest) to play. Mom attended the recital and thanked the teacher for putting up with me since I never practiced at home–the teacher was shocked. She scolded me that if I played as well as I did without practicing, how much better I would play if I practiced. I told her why would I practice if I can play what I want? Although I did not take any more classes, I think I could play again if I wanted to but that was many years ago.

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By: Arden - Real-Food-Real-Life.com http://steamykitchen.com/36397-a-beginner-again.html/comment-page-1#comment-1167432 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:15:26 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36397#comment-1167432 Yeah, I think almost all of us who quit piano lessons regret it. And to make it worse, my mom was actually a piano *teacher* so I muddled through about 6 years of lessons, but still can barely read music or play. Now my mom’s gone and I have her grand piano, and periodically buy easy music with plans to sit down and start practicing again. Hey, maybe I’ll do it this time! 😉

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By: SteamyKitchen http://steamykitchen.com/36397-a-beginner-again.html/comment-page-1#comment-1164057 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:06:15 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36397#comment-1164057 Great idea! I need to book a backyard gig :-) That will definitely make put the pressure on LOL

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By: Monica http://steamykitchen.com/36397-a-beginner-again.html/comment-page-1#comment-1163946 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:19:40 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36397#comment-1163946 Growing up Asian American, my piano history is identical to yours. Because of my dreaded piano experience, I vowed to not push an instrument on my two children. Since I have college-aged children now, I can give you a peek into the future. Although both children appreciate music, the older one pursues music through ballroom dance (he competes on the NYU team) while the younger one chooses to continue her love of music through both voice and instruments. As for me, I, too, returned to practicing an instrument when my children became interested and gladly practice on the piano, guitar, and ukulele WITHOUT A TIMER! Ha ha ha. If you’re serious about getting better on your instrument, it’s important (and I hate to say this) to have a recital or backyard BBQ gig to work for. Practicing will have more meaning. In regards to your fingers hurting from the guitar, consider buying Elixir Strings Acoustic Guitar Strings, 6 String, Light Polyweb Coating from Amazon $12.66. As a beginner, your fingers hurt no matter what, but lighter strings will help you out. From what I’ve read, if you order from YOUR website, Amazon gets a small percentage!

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By: Mel http://steamykitchen.com/36397-a-beginner-again.html/comment-page-1#comment-1162492 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:08:52 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36397#comment-1162492 Good for you!!’ My dad tried to teach me guitar was i was little girl, but i stopped & I came to regret that as an adult.
I also recenlty picked it up again & although i don’t read music, I know about 10 chords & have been learning songs & playing with friends. I love it.
Don’t worry, once you get your callouses, your fingers wont hurt any more;)
Keep it up!

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By: Gam Kau http://steamykitchen.com/36397-a-beginner-again.html/comment-page-1#comment-1162292 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:02:43 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36397#comment-1162292 Ha, same experience. I quit piano when I was about 13 as well. A bit of it is still in there, but not a lot. My kids played keyboard and drums respectively and each stopped because they didn’t want to practice. And now, as an adult, I’ve taken up the acoustic guitar. I’m trying to learn on my own – just for fun! :)

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By: Lynne http://steamykitchen.com/36397-a-beginner-again.html/comment-page-1#comment-1162262 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:11:18 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36397#comment-1162262 Jaden, the piano lesson experience of your youth was EXACTLY like mine – in fact, I thought you could have called and talked with my mom and then written this. My parents bought me a VERY nice Yamaha piano and started me on lessons when I was 6 (2nd grade). I too, hated the songs I had to practice (Fur Elise and Moonlight Sonata were recital pieces I can still remember to this day) but LOVED when my piano teacher would reward me with a popular piece. The Entertainer was definitely a favorite, and loved the collections of pop songs she’d occasionally surprise me with. I also learned how to move the kitchen timer ahead!!
In later years I took guitar lessons yet have not done much with the piano. I’m glad I took lessons and who knows…I may sit down and give Fur Elise a shot. Learning to play the banjo is on my bucket list now! :-)

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