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I started playing the piano 3 months ago.
I am professional percussion(darbuka) player.
On darbuka,we play like this:
One hand plays basic pattern.
And one in make solo\embelishment.
So,I have very good hand coordination,
but only basic understanding of piano playing.
Plus,I have very good knowledge of music theory and harmony.
My question is-
how can I come to the piano from the backyard?-
by using my drummer skills?

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Welcome to PW! It’s great to have a Kiev musician here.
I would recommend you post your question to the non-classical pianists forum. This ‘Piano Forum’ is generally for discussion of acoustic pianos

http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/forums/35/1/pianist-corner-non-classical.html


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Welcome to PW, Wundebober!

In this forum, we tend to talk specifically about the piano as an instrument rather than about how to play it.

So in addition to Dogperson's suggestion, I also recommend you check out the Adult Beginners Forum, which is a great place for people who are just getting started playing piano.
http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/forums/30/1.html


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You'll need to learn the basics as if you were a non-drummer: scales, chords, inversions, sight reading etc.

Being a drummer may help you to get the rhythm aspects down faster, but one challenge is you have to juggle rhythms using 10 fingers instead of two hands, so it is a different, more complex modality.

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I wrote,that I have good knowledge of harmony...

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I’m sure you have a great sense of harmony— but the non-classical forum can answer your specific questions: lead sheets, how to transfer your musical background to piano, etc.

Give them a try!


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Originally Posted by Wundebober
I wrote,that I have good knowledge of harmony...

I learned piano first, then started to learn darbuka.

In Spanish, there are two verbs for "to know":

. . . One means "to know in your head",

. . . One means "to know in your hands" -- that is, to be able
. . . to do something.

You need to develop enough skill with your fingers on a keyboard, to actually _play_ the harmonies that you know in your head.

So I agree with TBell -- just start at the beginning, with melodies, scales, and chords. Your fingers need to do new things, different than what they do on a darbuka. Especially, your right hand will have to develop much more sophisticated fingering skills than you use on darbuka.

The "Adult Beginners" and "Piano - non-classical" forums should have useful discussions about what books and videos to use, in what order.


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What sort of music would you like to play on the piano? Is the assumption that it won't be classical piano correct?


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