my adventure with piano starts!!!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bon viesta, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    i’m a rhythm section guy, i spent two years on drums, about 8 months on bass or so, and now i’m become enamored with piano. who’s responsible for that? todd freaking rundgren that’s who. his major and minor 7ths are so magical they make me want to play piano. within the first 3 hours of hitting my fingers on a keyboard i already figured out what and where the chords are. i know where the notes are. as of right now i can take any note on they keyboard and give me like 20 seconds and i could give you the major, minor, and major or minor 7th of that notes chord. bass has helped me tremendously with already knowing what information i need to become proficient at an instrument. with both drums and bass i was sort of flailing around for several months until i took the only power i have, which is to become better! it wasn’t until january i began looking up key scales and everything that would actually be useful on bass. but with piano i went straight for the goods and knowing what the chords are, because i already know all the notes. totally a ramble post, but if any pianist bassists read this far, any insight?? i need some advice on how to multitask chords while also not messing up the piano bass notes. would be very appreciated.
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  2. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    currently i use a crappy keyboard that looks like it’s 20 years old and it only has like 5 octaves. but it’s good enough to learn chords.
  3. redstrand


    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    piano makes it easier to write, for me. On days when I can't fret well, I turn around and play piano. Playing inverted chords comes easier too. I can try walking lines quicker too
  4. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    piano has made it easier to play bass for me, so the whole bass and piano relationship is like a perpetual thing. when i agonize over a song on piano, it dents the chord root notes in my head so when i play it on bass it’s just like “yep, that’s the right note right there. wow that was easy.”
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I'm also (re-)starting my piano efforts after many decades off. Actually trying (more or less) to learn properly this time, including reading music in both clefs. Slow going but gratifying. Also helps a lot in figuring out musical ideas I hear in my head - easier to figure them out on piano than guitar or bass.
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