I have decided to start playing the piano again… Not just occasionally pick out notes to help me learn a melody, but really play the piano again.

As a kid, I took lessons for about five years, so reading music is not an issue… What the issue is, is training my fingers where and how to go on the keyboard, as well as learning again how to play with the correct timing and rhythm…

So today, I went by a music store and purchased some beginning piano books… One with exercises for the fingers (in fact, a book I remember having and using, oh so many years ago)… One with scales and some very simple songs that will get my right hand and left hand playing their own lines, at the same time… One that is a beginning method type book… And one that has some relatively simple (though slightly more involved) classical pieces, written by J. S. Bach…

These are all beginning books… A six or seven year old child, who is just starting out to learn to play might use these same books (well, the one with pieces written by Bach might be challenging for a very beginner, yet he/she could possibly start to work on some from that book after a few months of lessons)…

But do I feel that those books are somehow beneath me, because they could be used by six year olds, and I am far past being six years old…?

No…

Not in the least do I think I have insulted myself because I have chosen to use some relatively simple beginning books…

I just want to be able to come home from work and sit down at the piano and immerse myself in something over which I have some measure of control…

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