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Eighty8 was saying that it would be interesting to find out how many ABF people are beginning the piano, and how many are returning to it after an absence.

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I voted as a returner, but I consider myself a returning beginner.


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I'm a returning player, after about 30yrs of not playing. pretty rusty.

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Absolutely a beginner, though I played other instruments growing up.

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Absolute beginner. Just started last month (April). BUt I did play other instruments growing up.

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Returner after 35 years, and previously both musically illiterate and self-taught.

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Well, I put myself as an adult beginner, but it wasn't an easy decision... 7 years of accordion as a child makes my right hand a returner, but my left hand a beginner. I'm confused. confused

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Absolute, total beginner!


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Ended (20 years ago) as a beginner. Returned as (9 months ago) a beginner. smile

I wish I could have returned as an advanced student, but I guess it doesn't work that way. frown

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I returned 1.5 years ago after being away for 25. Luckily for me I abandoned the piano when I was already playing at a decent level, so now as a returner I just teach myself. It's taken forever to get my hands back in shape because of frequent business travel. But I'm getting there!

Truly, the joy is in the journey. If I had known that all those years ago I would never have left.

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Well, I put myself as an adult beginner, but it wasn't an easy decision... 7 years of accordion as a child makes my right hand a returner, but my left hand a beginner. I'm confused. confused
LOL!!
Vote twice, once for each hand!!

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I knew where to locate Middle 'C' before I started. I think that puts me in the beginner category LOL.

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It's certainly a grey area, beginner or returner. I voted as a beginner -- in classical, having never played that genre before. However in a previous life, I did try over a number of years to play a popular chord-based style -- and was never any good at it.

Some of the things I learned back then - like where middle C is, how to play octaves and chords, have helped me out this time round. But even so, I figure I'm nearer a beginner than a returner. smile

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Started dinking with the piano about 3 years ago. Started lessons last Nov.

I was a plunker. Now I'm a beginner.

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True beginner, though I did two years of solfege as a child.

Started lessons last September.

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Returner. Actually, continuer re-intensified due to new hardware and method (Faber).
I might not have bogged down in frustration at 9 years old with a good teacher (or at least more compatible with my peculiarities), today's methods - and a better /technically varied instrument. Some weak interest and occasional keyboard use was keeping on.

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Absolute beginner.


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I'm in as a beginner... the race is close though!


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I'm a returner with a fourty year gap. Horrifying to discover that the composer actually had a real rhythm in mind, rather than the one that just flows through my head! smile


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