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Music: The unschooling style
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Music: The unschooling style

You know, I love music, music is great, if there's music I like to feel the rhythm of it and stuff. So that's pretty much is what has been taking up my time after school, you kids? I'm learning it outside of school,but I often feel frustrated and angry with myself when trying to learn the piano, like WTF? I just feel so much frustration and anger with myself, when I try to get down and play music. I really cant force myself to shove down chopin, bach, and beethoven. Actually what I like music the most is the electronic music with the good beats and then everyone dances to the music, that to me is the most enjoyable music. But to those pianists or those long playing instrumental music players, they probably will think electronic music is not real music at all and that violin, cello, and piano are the proper instruments. I don't know those are just my feeling to music, I don't want to feel bad when playing music I just want to sing together and play some god damn music and feel the groove. I think I need to do that when playing the piano, not to think so much about the music theory, appreciator, and technique, I learn technique thorough the emotions of just feeling it, don't over complicate things. And don't feel a sense of guilt and shame when playing electronic or rap music, don't feel pressured to play the proper instruments and think about fucking Carnegie hall and stuff.

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I've learned more about playing the piano from trying to recreate the soundtracks of the Pokemon games than I ever did in a class. (Believe me, I've tried.) It helps that I have a good ear, a durable piano keyboard, and a lot of patience...

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RE: Music: The unschooling style

Music is sound made by instruments. You dont have to play classical just because you use a piano. Theres some German violinist who has an orchestra/symphony whatever thats plays rock and metal with "classical" instruments,

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Lightbulb RE: Music: The unschooling style

Hey man, I don't know where u live but if u do exams (or not) AMEB has a piano for leisure course which has a lot less theory and has a wider variety of songs- some are kinda contemporary/experimental. If ur stuck and u have to play for school try a fast cakewalk/any jazz/experimental or something like that for your solo; I find them really fun to play cos they have a whole heap more cool techniques in them and don't always stick to a rigid structure. Try finding pieces that use a lot of "rubato" also. It means, i dunno, more expressive and looser. Like u can change up the tempo and dynamics to suit what u want out of the piece so everybody who plays it plays it differently. I don't know what ur skill level is but anything by Brian Bonsor is generally pretty gawd. Also, don't u dis my man Chopin, he may be a little melodramatic but some of his depressing/less "lamb frolicking in fields of daisies" Ops aren't as boring as others he wrote. The problem with playing contemporary music in class is that teachers usually don't trust you to pick something with the right amount of technique for your skill level. If u show them a piece u wanna play that u think is not too easy/hard she might agree to it. Also, a whole heap of cool electronic sounding music can be played on a keyboard, they have more contemporary songs written for them too.
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Music: The unschooling style

Currently for my music "training" I wouldn't even call it that, but usually If there some piano song I like, for example I'm currently Into Debussy right now, I don't it just sounds very very ummm a feeling kind of like a calm a little feeling of asianness to it. I just play when I feel like it, hence the term me saying Music The unschooling style, learning from living day in day out.

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