Anybody willing to teach me play better in piano?

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  1. veheme

    veheme Elite Member

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    I'm not good in sight reading (reading music sheets) but I don't plan on improving that. I'm more interested in learning how to improvise well. I already know about family chords and can play a key without looking but it says boring when I play because I can't improvise enough to wow anyone. Any experts here? Or point me to the direction of a site with solid, good information. Thanks :)
     
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    I play the piano almost all my life, and I gotta say to be able to improvise, you just have to study many piano sheets. Soon you'll get used to it, and it will come naturally.
    Also check this out: http://www.wikihow.com/Improvise-on-the-Piano
     
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    Never you mind.
    I can only play by ear. Have never been able to read music. I learn everything there is I can fit into one night, wake up the next day and im incapable of reading in real-time. I got piano lessons but because I was so ashamed of not being able to read, I managed to learn the whole book at home ( with studying ) and then played them as the weeks go on by memory, letting my teacher think I could read it. lmao I know thats awful.

    SO! I always simply sit at the piano, plug my headphones in and pick out a tune. Obviously when I was young ( started at 8 ) it took hours. But now I know everything back to front and can almost play anything before learning it first. ( obviously not perfectly! )

    Otherwise there are some AMAZING youtube tutorials out there. Great HD quality, great angle from the top of the piano so you can see everything. For example, here is one I love:

     
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    Thanks guys. What I find frustrating is that when I'm really into the music like when I'm playing the piano during the Sunday with a band but can't improvise. I end up just having different tones, feel and speed without really improvising via hitting family chords and stuff.
     
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