About three years ago, I started teaching myself piano with the help of YouTube and it’s been a great experience.
Don’t be intimidated, don’t be discouraged, and don’t be greedy.
Just show up every day and BATHE in the pleasure of the new sounds you are discovering – and remember to breathe.
I can tell you two more things:
It’s not rocket science and it *is* rocket science.
It’s rocket science in the hands of people like Thelonious Monk.
Speaking of hands, here is one of the best videos ever showing the HANDS of a master pianist at work.
Don’t try this at home.
Monk is not using “good technique.”
He’s using a genius technique of his own creation and it’s a wonder to behold as well as hear.
– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube