Had I always had a longing to play or an unfulfilled dream of being a pianist? No. Not me. My knowledge of the piano was only that 1) there are black and white keys and 2) Beethoven was deaf but good at it. I always assumed I wasn't musical and that playing an instrument was about natural talent. You either have it or don't. Thankfully, I was wrong. I wish I had always had that desire to play. Knowing what I know now, I wonder why I never was interested when I was a teenager or younger. Music never called to [...]
About Andy BargeAndy Barge is a student of S&C and has been playing the piano for 18 months. Hailing from the UK, he currently lives in Oman and works as a Wellness Director for a hotel resort.
1) Keep working on the Basics "The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether its proper technique, work ethic, or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you're doing." Michael Jordan The basics indeed are what seem dull, and in every walk of life, you want to get the best, exciting part but being the best at the fundamentals is the drive and foundation of all the other successes. Chords, warm-up, slow drill, slow playing all these elements will improve your game. Remember, be careful not to fall into the famous [...]