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Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2709686
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I play the piano because I like the satisfaction I get from performing with other musicians. Everything else I do with the piano is focused on being able to do that. I also sing with a performing choir, and I dabble with other instruments.

I don't perform much these days because I have too many other things going on. In addition, the kind of music I like these days requires far more technical skill than I have, to perform adequately. I'm working on it. Maybe one day.

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Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2716523
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I play it for fun as a hobby. I picked up only just a year ago. I wanted some wholesome way to spend my time, that was creative and would not require a lot of effort. That's what is to me, wonderfully relaxing hobby, even now as I put in more effort.

It turned out to be just the thing for me. I had not realized ahead of time how much I would enjoy it.

Now I know why there used to be a piano in every home that served as the family entertainment center. It's a sad thing that TV replaced it, you simply can't compare the two. One benefits the mind and health and body and brings the family together, the other turns people into spoiled couch potatoes.

I use a DAW and work with samples a lot, and that's another fun part of the hobby. I get to play some really stellar sounding instruments of all kinds, for far less expense than it would take to actually own and buy and learn to play one. Or several, after all I bought a whole sampled orchestra and it sounds absolutely priceless.

God is good.


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Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2723418
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Piano is my everything. Playing piano is my way of expressing my thoughts and emotions.

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Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2723443
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It's hard to say exactlywhy I play Piano. I started to play less than three months ago and the answer then would have been 'just to see if I can, and purely for fun'. But it is still early days and the reasons I keep playing are constantly changing and deepening and that answer wouldn't be honest any more.

Back when I was a child musical instruments and learning to play were essentially a province just of the wealthy and didn't even come up for consideration. My wife however used to play as a child and asked for a keyboard at Christmas so, at the perhaps somewhat late starting age of 60, having never played an instrument or had a lesson in my life, I've started playing as well. Just casually. 'Several times a day if I can' type casually :-)

My ambitions and expectations were exceedingly low, simply enjoying playing and being able to knock out a recognisable tune would have done. However those ambitions are rising at a frightening yet exciting rate, as also does the importance of playing. It has already been worthwhile, not just in what I can play but for how much more I appreciate the music I hear. Even for the way these stiff old fingers have loosened up and come alive, they feel 40 years younger, as in some ways do I.


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Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2727440
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A musician gifted me a piano of his, or a keyboard, that he was not using anymore, and that started me on my path to piano playing. I play to entertain. I love showing off for crowds, and i LOVE astounding people, which is why I learn mostly show off pieces. Needless to say, I still love the instrument, and I love playing the pieces I know, but I don't think I'd play piano if I couldn't play for others.


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Beethoven - Sonata No.7 Op.10 No. 3
Liszt - Liebestraum No. 3
Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu
Chopin - Waltz Op. 70 No. 1
Chopin - Waltz Op. 64 No. 1
Beethoven - Concerto No. 5
Mozart - Turkish March

Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2727505
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When I was young I was playing to play fast and loud. Today, I play for the two people who encouraged me the most when I was young. Unfortunately, they aren't in this world anymore but I like to think that they can still hear me play.

Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2727956
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I play piano because as a child I absolutely loved music, but I hated sports. My parents wanted me to do -something- in the way of an extracurricular 'cause I was incredibly hyperactive, but nothing stuck for me. Piano was at least bearable so I went with that.

When I realized around high school that I could connect the music I loved to the instrument I was forced to learn, everything changed.

I developed a passion for it, playing my favorite songs and challenging myself.

Eventually I went to college for it and now I'm a piano teacher smile

Life has so many strange twists and turns doesn't it?


Wanna know how you can do those "mysterious" things like: improvising, writing your own pieces, or playing by ear with no sheet music?

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Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2736585
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My primary instrument is a classical guitar, but I love playing the piano. I decided to learn to play the piano when I listened to the recording Horowitz playing "Pathetique" by Beethoven. Nobody in my family played piano nor any instrument, but I was so lucky that I found the CD. I was 16 year old and I was just impressed the sound and texture of the music. Since then, I am enjoying this beautiful instrument!


"Men can do all things if they will" ...Kenji...
Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2736593
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Kenji that piece certainly is excellent! Good one to hook you, certainly. I hope to play it one day. Classical guitar is awesome too, of course! Welcome to the forum.


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Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: cmb13] #2736989
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Thank you so much, cmb13!


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Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2737135
05/16/18 11:27 AM
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I play because, like all of you, I love it. It all started for me with my mother. While she gave me my first official lesson at the age of five, the truth of the matter is that I can't remember ever not playing from the day I was born. The piano was always in my house and by the time I was 12 it was in my bedroom. It was a Star upright. I loved it. I think I was about 15 when at the advise of my piano instructor my my mom sold the upright and bought a 6'1" Horugle which I practiced on diligently every day during my teenage years through college. I love playing so much I can't stand being away from it. Even when I travel, which is quite a bit, I bring a snap-together version of a piano keyboard that does not make any sound just so I can practice in the hotel room. I recall studying with a teacher in Prescott Valley, Arizona in the 1980's when I did not have a piano. I had a lesson every day with him and I practiced on a window sill so I could be prepared for my lessons. I don't even want to think about what life would be like if piano were not a part of my life. I feel truly blessed to be able to play and thank heavens every day for the chance to play just one more time.

Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: FrankieC] #2737150
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Originally Posted by FrankieC
I don't even want to think about what life would be like if piano were not a part of my life. I feel truly blessed to be able to play and thank heavens every day for the chance to play just one more time.


So true. It’s great that you stuck with music from childhood on.


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Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2742872
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When I was 6 years old my mother exposed my older sister and I to the piano because she loved it but never played. She enrolled my sister at the conservatory. I was able to play what she could without lessons so my mom enrolled me as well. It was the best thing my mother ever did for me as far as I'm concerned. I studied for 17 more years and continued playing. I've participated in four masters piano classes since and still love it. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't play daily. I lived in Europe for twelve years and have to honestly say the Europeans take it much more seriously and rightly so given history.

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Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2743764
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Why do I continue playing piano?

Because it makes me feels good! smile

What else could you ask for?


Why did I came to the piano in the first place? That's a little bit funny, but because I wanted to play music again, after quitting my clarinet for 10 years, and want to be able to play in apartment without disturbing the neighbors. So digital piano seemed a great option.
Then, I disliked the sound of digital piano (even expensive ones), but loved the piano, so I bought a house, and lately, bought my first acoustic piano!
And now, I wish to have years of loving music with my new life companion!


My piano journey from day 1
Started piano on February 2016.
Pieces I'm working on :
- Rameau, Les Sauvages
- (Classical piece TBD)
- Chopin, nocturne op. posth. in C# minor
- Debussy, Golliwog's cakewalk
- Pozzoli, E.R. 427, etude no. 6
Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2743774
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I've always been a classical music appreciator and often attend performing arts performances. One day, I was on Amazon.com searching for something else the day before a big holiday trip and came across a DP. I wondered if I could learn how to play myself. I bought it as an Xmas present for myself, but it was backordered. When I got back from my holiday, I found... no DP. It finally arrived halfway through January 2018 after I decided to email the reseller after a month went by from the time I placed my order, to dun them -- I had decided that maybe I didn't need to learn to play after all if they were going to take their sweet time getting it to me -- but as sometimes happens when you get tough with the vendor, it immediately was delivered 2 days after my call. Then it was my turn to be lazy. All the items sat in boxes in the corner, unpacked, for another month as life went on. Finally, on Valentine's Day, I decided to unpack my belated Xmas gift laugh. This was around the time when another friend offered to take the DP off my hands if I wasn't going to even unpack it. When I had it all set up that day, I searched the Internet for lessons and came up with a few options, and quickly signed up for two of the options within an hour or so. One of these turned out to be a failure since although I ordered and received all the books for it, I couldn't figure out how to proceed by myself. I'm doing the other of those two now (Piano Marvel) and am making progress -- well into level 4 out of 6 in that system now. Subsequently discovered this forum after I tried to post a few messages to the Reddit piano group and got... typical Reddit responses. laugh

So here I am at T+118 days since I unpacked the DP and played my first note. Not particularly yearning to play any one particular thing. Not even necessarily feeling like I need to play for others. It just seems like a nice activity. A nice way to pass the time. But this utter lack of any specific self-direction or self-initiated goals is one reason I've decided to take some piano exams and the lessons towards those ends. I hope it will give me some measure of progress towards "something", as there is not anything specific I want to accomplish myself.

That's it. Now that I've told my story, I'm thinking hard about deleting it since it sounds so prosaic and unromantic, unlike the other stories here. laugh

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Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2743929
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Jouishy--many congratulations are in order. A new house, a new piano and a new life partner. I wish you many, many years of happiness.

Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2743944
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Just to be sure : the life partner is the piano. It is not a person. laugh

Thanks for your good wishes


My piano journey from day 1
Started piano on February 2016.
Pieces I'm working on :
- Rameau, Les Sauvages
- (Classical piece TBD)
- Chopin, nocturne op. posth. in C# minor
- Debussy, Golliwog's cakewalk
- Pozzoli, E.R. 427, etude no. 6
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Excellent choice.

Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2748826
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In 1974 at 15 years old my older brother took me to my first concert - Emerson, Lake & Palmer. That was wild, Keith Emerson was a keyboard maniac.That set into motion my love of progressive rock music of the 70's (i am progman). And my favorite portions of that music are piano. It turns out my grandfather on my Dad's side played piano in local bands up until he passed just before I was born. My Dad (only child) was forced to take piano for many years and hated it - I only learned this late in high school when we were in a house with a piano and he played some nice chords. So I imagine the reason am attracted to piano is from Grandpa who I never met. I did buy a digital in the 90's and some method books but didn't stick to it. When I was figuring out my retirement plan, learning piano was one of the main commitments. I was lucky enough to retire early, so here I go at 59. I have a great teacher that knows Keith Emerson and is supportive of my progressive rock thing. Her only demands are that I sight read and learn how to count for rhythm.


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Re: Why Do You Play The Piano? [Re: Piano World] #2763991
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I learned how to play the piano because my mother made me start taking lessons when I was seven-years-old. I had to practice when I got home from school every day for thirty minutes. I didn't want to practice, but I didn't have a choice. I wanted to watch "Gilligan's Island" instead. When I was about 12 years old I caught the vision of why it was so important to learn to play the piano. I started playing in competitions and in Church and realized what a useful talent and skill it was in my life. When my children were seven-years-old, guess what? I did exactly the same thing my mother did to me. I made them take lessons so they could learn how to play the piano. My son is now a piano performance major in his senior year at BYU. All of my children have been church pianists at one time or another. I am now almost 62 years old and I have shared this wonderful talent most of my life through church service and vocal performances as a professional accompanist. I thanked my mother when I was in my twenties for her diligence in making me learn to play the piano. I hope my children will carry on this tradition of providing music lessons for their children. It's a financial investment that pays off BIG TIME.


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