Viv's Thoughts

Piano Lessons made EASY???

We are living in an "Instant" or "Fast" Age!
Instant noodles,  Fast foods like TV dinners, burgers etc.
Emails are preferred over snail mails.
I see so many nice cute letterpads with envelopes selling in Daiso, those kind I used to send to my japanese penpals in the past.
But now,, NO ONE uses letter pads and envelopes anymore!!!
So forget about the nice personal touch!

We want everything to be fast and easy.
Learn Piano in just 10 lessons!
Wow! i wonder after that 10 lessons, what pieces would you be playing?

Normal music students need to go through the graded exams, to diplomas to degrees,, in total a minimum of 10 years ( if you skip grades and super talented)to learn all they need to learn.. and even then, there's NO END to learning and you just need 10 lessons to play the piano?
so play what?? Definitely not a classical Sonata, nor even a sonatina??
pehaps... some nursery rhymes?

People are always very fascinated and attracted by shortcuts.
Why are you in a hurry to learn something?
Music is a journey, a lifelong companion, you cant just stop at 10 lessons?

Books like,,, Piano lessons made easy,, theory made easy,, all these are very attractive titles. But do they deliver what they promised to deliver?
Im not against the books per se,,, im just concerned about the misleading title of the books.

Frankly,,, anything can be simple,, but simple does not equal EASY!
I can tell you,, "ok, learn up the right notes,, then do the left hand, then combine both hands together".
Sounds simple?? Yes,, but it's NOT easy!
If you are a total beginner, you need time before you learn to play the notes, you need to  know which note to press , what fingering to use, the articulation, and you also need to understand rhythm and to get the feel of the repeated accompaniment.
Even after you have mastered both hands separately,,, TIME is also needed to combine Both hands.

So,, dont be tempted by attractive advertisements which dont make sense.
Cos when you realised you couldnt do it in 10 lessons, you may feel discouraged and think you are not good enough.
So,, BE REALISTIC!!! and DONT Rush to learn something that's close to the heart.

Music involves emotions,, just like you dont take 10 days or 10 sessions to understand a person , how would you take 10 days or 10 lessons to understand music and how to play it??

So..Forget about the time frame,, Just Enjoy the Process!!!

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