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To all pianists and musicians, is it ever too late to learn?

Hello, I love music, always have, always will.

I was never exposed to music, my family was never into it nor did we have the money or time to let me learn. But ever since I could remember things, music has always been a part of me. I've never had any lessons, shoot I can't even read notes.

I'd like to say for someone who's never had training in music, I have a pair of fairly good ears. It's easy for me to spot rhythm, notice a change in tone, and associate emotions with music. For some reason, I'm ALWAYS tapping to music (finger tapping as I listen to songs or what not)

I'm 24years old, as a biologist/researcher, I totally understand the plasticity of the brain. Having said that, do the general public and musicians think it's too late for me to learn? It's a toss up between the violin and piano, but I think I want to learn the piano first.

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Re: To all pianists and musicians, is it ever too late to learn?

It's never too late. The piano is a good way to start. Almost all guitarists I know learned piano first

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Re: To all pianists and musicians, is it ever too late to learn?

i think panano is a good place to start. you can learn to read and play music without the added frustration of needing to practice fingering like violin or guitar. (anyone can play a note or cord on a panano if they know which keys to hit. c major on a guitar is a little harder).

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Re: To all pianists and musicians, is it ever too late to learn?

Definitely not too late. My dad started playing bass at 40 and is still playing. Bass is one of the easiest to pick and up and play. I've never played piano but guitar was something natural for me. Definitely not natural for everyone though.


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Re: To all pianists and musicians, is it ever too late to learn?

If you're going to start, start with the piano. Its the hardest to play and being able to play it even somewhat successfully will make other instruments easier to learn. My dad made me take lessons when I was younger, but I never wanted to do it. I stopped when I was about 12 or 13 and every so often I have the itch to play again, but never get a chance to.

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