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Hello

For many years I've wanted to master the piano. I can spend hours watching piano tutorials and learning specific songs on YouTube, but I don't feel that it gives me much more, than just learning to play a song. It just feels so lackluster to only be able to sit down and play 1-2 songs properly and otherwise have little to no knowledge on the piano..

I'd like to know, if anyone has advice on how exactly, one should go about learning the piano. Is it best to go by notes, starting with children's books and work my way up?
Is it better to buy a Udemy course or something similar?
I just feel that the lack of planning makes it hard to stick to it.

I've just upgraded my keyboard to a decent one.
Is anyone here self taught and has any good advice on how to go about it?
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I could get someone professional teach me once a week, I feel that it would give more motivation.
Ain't that expensive here to get 45min of schooling once a week for 12-20 weeks.
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>>20492399
It depends on what your goal is. Musicfags will screech at you and tell you to go fuckin get a master's degree in classical music to be a "proper" pianist". If you just want to make sick beatz on your computer for fortnite highlight videos or just like bullshit around on a piano that shows up only around christmas time for some reason you can teach it yourself casually.

You can learn the scales and then learn how to play twinkle twinkle little star and all that, but the best motivation is always to learn a song that you want to learn. obviously at first make it a simple song easy for beginners.
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I've started to learn the piano but I guess i just dropped it because i lost interest. What i wanted to do was go by levels in reading sheet music and playing it, like, using the Henle system, i started from about a level 3. Pick three songs from that level and learn them, then go to level 3.5, then level 4, and so on. You could go to ABRSM levels or what other systems there are. So it's kind of like going to school. Also, fiddling around helped me, like playing some folk songs or whatever.
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>I've just upgraded my keyboard to a decent one.

I assume by decent you mean an 88 weighted keys.

Learning piano is hard with any guidance, without someone who can offer small corrections along the way. If you're not going to take lessons, I suggest posting your interpretations on pianoworld, pianostreet, maybe r/piano. I very much decent website, paid but cheaper than lessons, is artistworks, you might want to check it out.

In regard of books, I can tell you that a lot of people like Alfred's Self-Teaching Adult Piano Course, you should also get Alfred's Scale and Arpeggio book if you go down this road.

A more traditional approach would be going through some albums for the young and technical exercises.

Since you said you upgraded your keyboard, I assume you can read sheet music.
Bach's Notebook for Anna Magdalena and Schumann's Album for the Young would be very good choices to start with provided you have a basic knowledge.

I also suggest doing technical exercises. I think Hannon is great, but might require a face-to-face lesson in order to use correctly, without harm.


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>>20492682
>with
*without

>You should be able to play, WITH A METRONOME and SLOW, each figure.
I forgot to say a clicker app will be useful to keep track of how many times you repeat a part. My teacher told me I should go through each measure 20 times before starting the next, but I usually go through each 50 times or more, if we consider the slowly increasing tempo.

Also, The Complete Piano Player by Kenneth Baker might work for you if you're looking for a more pop and guided approach to piano.

Good luck anon.
Learning an instrument requires patience, and being able to deal with your crappy sound for a while. You will improve if you play with care and attention. And use piano forums, feedback of any kind from others is a must.

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What should I expect when I meet up with my LDR gf?
Does anyone have any experience with meeting up with a LDR (other side of world) gf?
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Just expect that the person will look different somehow even if you shared pictures
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>>20491488
Met my LDR boyfriend who is from the US (I'm from Europe).
We laughed a lot. We fucked even more. I cooked for him. We watched movies and ate pizza on bed. We went out on dates.
Was fun. Going over in 2 weeks.
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I was in Michigan and I flew my underaged LDR Texas bf up to see me a few times before we broke up. Be prepared for them to not be as cute as their pics (he had more acne and was not as cute irl). Be prepared to be annoyed by small things they do and have a weird, slightly awkward dynamic at first as you get used to being together irl. Be prepared for the sex to not be as good as you'd hoped. Man, I haven't thought about him in over 5 years, time flies lol
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>>20491554
>Be prepared for the sex to not be as good as you'd hoped
I'm also worried about this, I have the feelings she expects me to be really good at sex even though I feel like still a virgin.
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>>20491488
Met my LDR bf of 2 years for the first time last April. I was anxious, and there was a little bit of awkwardness atleast for me but it was the greatest time of our lives. My advice is plan to see eachother for 2+ weeks because it might take you awhile to adjust and get to know eachother better in person.

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I've got 7.50 in app store credit from doing surveys. Anyone know any good paid apps I should buy? Google store. Anything, really.
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>>20492050
HRT
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Oh :(

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Previous thread: >>20486238

GUIDELINES:
Before you post a question, check the FAQ to see if it's already been answered.
Keep questions short for more answers.
If you're not going to like honest answers, don't ask your question.
And please no derailing arguments.

FAQ:
>Do girls/guys like <insert specific look>?
>What do girls/guys think about <an insecurity including, but not limited to: looks, physical traits, personality traits, virginity or otherwise lack of dating experience>
There is no one answer. Preferences differ, but complexes are always a turn-off.

>I'm shy and afraid of people/rejection. What do I do?
Get over it by practising and exposing yourself to it, little by little, step by step. There is no single magical moment that will instantly change you forever.

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>>20493309
I can see how that type of rejection is required for some guys, but I've never been turned down THAT hard before.
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Peanut Butter I took you advice and started believing in myself. Now I'm not afraid anymore. Still have to work on the whole attention whore issue tho. Don't hate me, you give good advice, I'm just stupid sometimes
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>>20493353
Thanks Anonette. I wish you all the best.
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>>20493320
I would be thankful honestly.
Too many girls are too cowardly to say it outright.
You almost have to force it out of them.
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>>20493313
Oh, so you are one of those guys who think an entire country is gonna be wiped off the map because there is .1 percent more brown people or some shit.

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Gender dysphoria is back..pls help
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OP you don't seem to have gender dysphoria. First of all gender dysphoria is a meme diagnosis. It's one where if transitioning helps you had gd if not you didn't. Stop worrying about fucking diagnosis and realize you have a problem with your heart that needs fixing. It sounds like you have a fucked up concept of gender from something in your world view. I've been having similar thoughts but I'm finding most of it is coming from being abused sexually as a child. Not saying that is true for you but you could have been bullied or mistreated for being different.
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>>20491852
which hairstyle makes you the happiest?
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>>20492392
Yeah I was bullied
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As long as you don't transition your life will be fine. Most people who transition regret it. Don't make that decision anon.
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>>20492556
Alright. Thing about mental health is they love to pretend like all of these issues can be resolved with drugs that way it is like an "illness" but a more often than not it is something in your heart/soul that needs to be dealt with. Transitioning is loved because it is a drug and that's the main reason. Also with that diagnosis it is a scam because if treatment doesn't work then you just didn't have the "right" diagnosis. Don't be too concerned with the diagnosis.

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Does anyone else feel like this.

Not fapping for 20 days has really improved my life. I talk to people, focus way more and feel energetic.

However it has some side effects. My childhood memories have all been flooding my head. I've been crying for 3 days straight because I watched an old Cartoon Network show and realized my childhood is gone. It's like all the feels have been hitting me so hard, I've been feeling a sadness and nostalgia which is lasting and not stopping.

What do? Is this a real reflection of the world? Just thinking about Cartoon Network makes me fucking bawl my eyes out for some reason.

And no I won't quit this. I like having energy and being able to talk to others.
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>>20492528
Yeah man I used to go to /b/ and watch all the nasty shit on there and not feel anything and now I'll probably cry even if I watch a Disney movie. It's fucking crazy feels almost like being a kid again.

And to those of you saying this is Placebo- yeah I'm imagining this for 3 days in a row now. I'm trying not to feel but it's like impossible...

Trust me. You're gonna feel.
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>>20492396
congratulations, nofap literally tuned you into a sissy crybaby. keep going this direction and one day you will become a monk or a pope crying crocodile tears over hardships of the migrants. and just remeber goyim, dont ejaculate!
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>>20492583
And what's the alternative? Assuming my beta position everytime someone talks to me casually? Think you're the jew here

Sissy crybaby yes. But it is worth it especially if you do fitness or go outside of your room at all.
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>>20492396
It is a Russian plot to create turmoil in American youth...
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>>20492629
I'm not American either

What is the best option 4 a shit thing which lays on a nursing place where is protects me from everything?
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>>20490709
I think anon had a stroke mid-post
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bed sheet ya dingus
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>>20490709
How about you dont? Seriously you will hurt someone
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im in the same boat op

my life is fucking shit. long story short i had two things that if atleast one went right, id keep on living on doing my thing. one of those things fell through, and not sure if the other is going to work out either. im pretty fucking likely not gonna be around come friday, but the way i decided to end it may not be the best. Just want a quick sure fire way to end it all if shit goes south
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>>20491891
Hurting yourself will hurt all the people around you, so don't be an asshole. They don't deserve it and i'm sure neither you do. New things will come .

what are some quick and/or easy way to improve one's eyesight?
i have short sight and astigmatism
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you need to go crosseyed for at least 15 minutes, three times a day
this will improve your eyesight, as well as allow you to see the enemy's chakra and target his vital points for critical damage
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>>20491198
Fuck dude, don't let out all the ancient secrets on 4chan for crying out loud.
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>>20491171
>glasses
already wearing one
>lasik
too expensive
>bullet in head
no u
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eat carrots
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do lasik get a credit card. glasses just make that shit worse

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so im going to japan and im travelling with a japanese girl in tokyo. im not that well off but i want to see if we can work well together, any advice?

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>>20491376
>behaving
Like what?
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>>20490817
Wow blonde hair is the worst color on girls

She looks much nicer with the dark colored wig
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>>20490817
In Catholicism, thoughts of sin are the same as sin. I personally am not that strict, and I think you're okay.
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>>20490874

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zXDo4dL7SU
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>>20491376
imagine being this faggot and writing like that

Can you be content with being and having nothing that you’ve wanted in life and just be happy with what you have?

>burnt out on dream career
>snowball’s chance in hell ever making it in the first place
>not fit for/can’t go through with any other proper respectable career either
>be a burger-flipping absolute fucking nothing for the rest of my life. Death would be preferrable.

But I’ve got plenty of friend, a loving and supporting family and the best relationship I could ever hope for, and they’d be sad if I died, I guess.
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>>20491942
I feel like the western concept of humility involves a certain level of ego. Like here humility means accepting and struggling with your ego. Whereas a lot of eastern philosophies pretend it's possible to ever truly vanquish it, which is ironically an arrogant thing to believe.
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>>20492123
Either way the buddhist world view is literally the complete opposite of my personality, and I could not achieve it even if I were lobotomised. So we’ll cathegorise that with ”options less preferable than suicide”.
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>>20491957
>>20491907
Kind of agree, kind of don't. It's like that joke about money and happiness:
>money can't buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Ferrari

Yeah, nobody needs a gf to be happy. I've been single over a year now, and had a seven and a half year dry spell before her. Most women I met and liked at first would've ultimately been horrible matches for me. But on the other hand, anon said a "good gf". I 100% agree that a good relationship with a good partner WILL improve your quality of life. But if you just want *a* gf, somebody who you fuck and hang out with then no, it may not necessarily make you even happier. Actually, it could make you even less happy.
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>>20491888
Gee, such a mystery. It's almost like humans are social creatures and don't like to be alone. It's almost like every single ancestor you've had for the last five hundred million years has found a partner and procreated, and now the desire to do that is encoded in every cell of your body. Nobody's life is full until he or she finds his or hers other half. Anyone claiming otherwise is a liar.
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Hard to say, personally, I'm happy where I am in life currently. I try to live simple and stress free life. I may not have all the money in the world, but I want for nothing. Coming from an IT background, stress was a daily thing, without even adding in the stress if needing to keep up with everything like new tech. I made the choice to work to live and not live to work, so far this has led to the happiest part of my life to date. Now of course I aspire to greatness and have dreams but I've loved to be happy with the simple things. I have a car, food, housing, a girlfriend. I find way to make the money I need, freelancing is a viable way to make money and gig apps that let me pick my own schedule have only further my happiness.

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I'm 24. I'm rejoining society after years of being a shut-in and everything that implies. I'm back to college, etc etc.
Started getting out of the house a bit with some old friends I hit up. One of my friend's gf keeps starting at me everytime we go out.
I don't look at females, I've made it a point in the last few years to never look towards a female, but every time I turn my head in that direction I catch her staring.
I'm not good looking. Perhaps I would be if I wasn't overweight, but atm I'm not.
My only conclusion is that she's making fun of me internally, like she can 'smell' how much of a loser virgin I am, or something along these lines.
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>>20490928
It's not an obstacle per se, but something that bothered me.
I assume I'll get more comfortable with females as time goes on, but that ship's kinda sailed for me already.
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>>20490737
take her to the side the next time you meet and confront her about that directly, guarantee she will stop doing it
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>>20490887
>They really think like that?
I am female, and I would assume if you were actively avoiding looking at me and interacting with me (compared with the rest of the group) that it would be because you didn't like me or I had done something to offend you. If you were purely uninterested in being friends (fair enough, you're there to spend time with your own friends) I would still expect the usual societal norms of greetings and vague acknowledgement of existence. Like I say, she's probably confused as to what she's done to offend you, or simply finds it unusual you aren't following the usual "rules".

>>20490904
It isn't about receiving sexual attention. People have shockingly fragile egos and can get upset by very little. Maybe she is just pissed you won't pay her any attention or maybe she's just curious what's up with you - can only really speculate, but this is at least one reasonable explanation.
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>>20491173
I do say 'hi' and aknowledge her existence, but not much beyond that. It's not like there's much to say anyway, she never initiated interaction with me either, she just stares.
She likes to dress in a way that reveal has huge tits, so I'm thinking maybe she wonders if I'm a fag for not looking or some shit. I'm half convinced her bf is making her dress like that to make the others jelly, but I don't really care in the first place.
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>>20491260
Oh, well, if you address her in your general hello and she makes no effort to talk to you either then who knows. Maybe she finds you attractive, maybe she finds you mysterious, or maybe she really just does want you to look at her more for validation. Sounds like you're doing fine to me, and that she the oddity here. People for you I guess

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me and a couple of friends is planning to build a pizza joint to ride the food wave happening in my area. Problem here is our equipment (oven) and funds is from this rich second gen who's willing to be in under one condition.

he wants the place to have a name that is SUBTLY racist. "subtle enough that the media doesn't pick up on it, but enough to make me chuckle everytime i see it" was the direct quote

so any creative bros willing to help out?
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>>20490781
Fpbs
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>>20490841
fucking lost it
>>20490980
but desu this is your answer
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Pizzawitz
Write "Pizza will set you free." above the door.
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>>20491144
Uncle Pigger's [something] Pizza actually has something going for it
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>>20490778
>subtle enough that the media doesn't pick up on it,

I'm not sure that's even possible. It's literally their job to find and report racism even when none exists.

Should I finish my STEM degree if I am not interested in it?
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No.
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>>20492383
Probably. How much time have you invested in it so far? At the very least, having a degree will allow you to eventually be a candidate for a management position in the only other jobs you'll be able to get--office drone.
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>>20492383
Can you transfer credits to a different program?
Don't quit, but if this particular degree doesn't interest you, feel free to switch.
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>>20492383
I would say no. You probably have anxiety because you don't know what you're going to do with your degree. The only way forward is to sit down and figure out a good direction for you to go job-wise, then figure out what education (if any) you need to obtain that

If you do need education, figure out what it'll take to "re-stream" yourself into that and do it.

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Where can i find horny 40+ ladies that want to fuck a little18 yo guy like me
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>>20492432
in your area
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>>20492440
In my mind, in my head


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