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    1. I got a piano

      My aunt is moving to a smaller apartment and her piano does not fit there, so I offered to take it. Not because I intended to play, but she wanted to keep it in the family out of nostalgia and...

      My aunt is moving to a smaller apartment and her piano does not fit there, so I offered to take it. Not because I intended to play, but she wanted to keep it in the family out of nostalgia and emotional attachment.

      It is under renovation and should arrive perfectly tuned.

      But now that I have it, I ask myself: why not play it? I had piano lessons as a kid, and I like classical music.

      Is there a straightforward way to learn piano by myself that doesn’t feel like much of a chore? Otherwise, the piano will just linger in my living room.

      12 votes
    2. Players of Instruments, what are you having fun with lately?

      Anything you guys have been having great fun/difficulty with lately? Any riffs/songs you're making? I've been trying to improve on Bass guitar and I learned that RHCP's Torture Me has a really fun...

      Anything you guys have been having great fun/difficulty with lately? Any riffs/songs you're making? I've been trying to improve on Bass guitar and I learned that RHCP's Torture Me has a really fun bass line. That whole 1-2-2-1 structure is challenging but satisfying as hell to pull off

      6 votes
    3. Seeking advice: Best electric piano's for (well) under $1000

      Hi everyone, Each and every hobby has a start. I'm going to learn how to play the piano. For this, I'm planning to buy an electric piano. There's a regular grand piano I have access to, but they...

      Hi everyone,

      Each and every hobby has a start. I'm going to learn how to play the piano. For this, I'm planning to buy an electric piano. There's a regular grand piano I have access to, but they come without headphone jacks, and until I get better I want to limit the scope of audible torture to my own ears as much as possible. So, I could do with some of your advice.

      This list of requirements is not meant to limit you in your advice, but serves more as a guideline, to give you an idea of what I'm looking for.

      Hard requirements:

      • Headphone jack
      • The sound library must contain at least a 'normal' piano sound and an electric piano sound (the more it sounds like a dirty Rhodes, the better!)
      • At least 128 voice-polyphony
      • At least 76 keys, but preferably 88

      Soft requirements:

      • Weighted keys
      • Simulated hammer action
      • High repetition
      • Ebony and ivory key feel (don't like the sensation of smooth plastic)
      • MIDI support so I can hook it up to a computer to try out other sound libraries

      Completely unnecessary but cool:

      • USB port
      • Bluetooth compatibility

      If you've learned to play the piano, especially as an adult, any advice you may have for me would be more than welcome, too.

      Thank you!

      9 votes