Dreaming to play my favourite songs on a piano was my life-long passion. I did not have the privilege to learn piano when I was young, let alone own one. Everytime I visited a house with a piano, I would just stare at it longingly, wishing I could play, or own one. However, I was lucky enough that my father was a school headmaster, and we lived in a school compound. Thus, I did have access to an old piano at the school hall at weekends. But because I never had any lessons, all I could play was just "Twinkle, twinkle little star" and "Happy Birthday", with only my right hand. That's about it...
But my dream to play piano never cease to exists. Even after all those years...
Finally, I was esctatic have a piano in my home a few years back. My dream instrument right before my very eyes! At my disposal, any time I want to play. So I started playing..... with one hand only. Haha.. But I still enjoyed it. And hey presto! I can play quite a number of songs, with one hand, my precious rightie.
Then I start buying adult self learning piano books. Learn a few tips and songs here and there. I even bought Piano for Dummies. I had fun!
But the real fun begin when I took a Play Piano by Ear course. Its a 5-level course, but I opted to to complete 2 levels, enough for me to be able to play my favourite songs, which are mainly the popular sentimental songs from 'You're My Everything' by Santa Esmeralda to 'Hurt' by Christina Aguillera.
So, Dreams do come true.
I start this blog to share some tips on how to play piano by ear, using the simplest method. Feel free to write in and ask any questions regarding this technique. I am by no means an expert in this field, but I will share with you whatever I can and know about this subject. I know about this dream to play, and if you have one, let's share.