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    I find myself practicing the piano more. It's just easier to get to. Also Alfred's book is well structured and my teacher is a no-nonsense lady. I realize that I can't go fast; even something as simple as following a single note with a chord needs practice to get down. But I'm also looking for an alternative source...I should be able to place some simple songs now such as Bach's prelude in C major or his Piano concerto #5 largo.



    The guitar is much more technical. Even holding it right is not trivial. My teacher uses a book that goes straight to sight reading which I found unintuitive. I'm taking a break from classes to get the following down first:

    1-Switching between fingers without moving left hand.
    2-Switching between C and G7 and also A,D,E chords
    3-Finger style right hand technique
    4-Sight reading for the first 3 strings
    There are a few simple songs that I like to play too...

    Thanks John Watt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rez View Post
    I find myself practicing the piano more. It's just easier to get to. Also Alfred's book is well structured and my teacher is a no-nonsense lady. I realize that I can't go fast; even something as simple as following a single note with a chord needs practice to get down. But I'm also looking for an alternative source...I should be able to place some simple songs now such as Bach's prelude in C major or his Piano concerto #5 largo.



    The guitar is much more technical. Even holding it right is not trivial. My teacher uses a book that goes straight to sight reading which I found unintuitive. I'm taking a break from classes to get the following down first:

    1-Switching between fingers without moving left hand.
    2-Switching between C and G7 and also A,D,E chords
    3-Finger style right hand technique
    4-Sight reading for the first 3 strings
    There are a few simple songs that I like to play too...

    Thanks John Watt.
    Thanks for your update, Rez - you seem to be getting on really well with the piano, and even if the guitar is causing a few problems, it's amazing what you are doing - two instruments at once.

    Wishing you joy and good fortune in your musical journey.
    Carrying a torch for Classical Music...

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