Is it possible to self teach piano?

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I’ve had some experience in music (piano) but I don’t want to spend money on a teacher. Is it possible to self teach, and how?

Thanks

Depends. Some people are sharp with their ears can.


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By tummybulge on March 3rd, 2010 at 7:31 am

Some of the new electronic keyboards do have a self teaching feature . You probably won’t rival Van Cliburn but you will be able to play most popular and light classical music
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By Christopher on March 3rd, 2010 at 8:07 am

Depends. Some people are sharp with their ears can.
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Yes. You could buy books, instructional videos, and even just browse the web for a site of people who play the piano and are willing to help you! :)
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It is possible. If you have the patience. You just have to memorize the tones of each key if you want to teach yourself. That’s what I did. I quit lessons after learning basic stuff. And then I started playing by pressing every key until I memorized the tones. That’s it. It takes a while though. But yeah. Now, I can play lots of stuff like Petrouchka…or other types like Metal songs that requires the keyboard. Hehe.
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By goobergump on March 3rd, 2010 at 9:25 am

I suggest getting a book. Proper technique is a must in the piano world… ie. hand placement, fingering, positioning. Just a basic book will help you out tremendous. But technically no… you don’t need a teacher. Just keep practicing reading the scales and whatever you do… don’t give up :)
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By Quod Eram Eras on March 3rd, 2010 at 10:07 am

Yes, if you are really determined you can do this easily. Overall, I would think that having a teacher is better.
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By MissLimLam on March 3rd, 2010 at 10:45 am

Yes, some people can teach themselves piano. But unless you can already read music well, and know where the notes are on a piano, I wouldnt recommend it.
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yea i did it. i’m 17 years old and have been playing now for 14.
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