I know that you have been playing piano, and you are still playing some. I have played piano for 8 years, and my teacher let me passed the E1 and E2 (Elementary 1 and 2) and I'm now preparing to pass a test, to get a Diploma (I have already the diploma for Musical Theory). Well nevermind, my question is: What kind of excercise could I do on the piano, to increase my abilities or speed or technics on the guitar ?
I don't play piano but i have spoke with a few persons that played and they told me if you paractice piano and you want to be better on guitar try to apply some exercises you do on piano over the guitar, that will give you the independencies and the same time speed just my 2 cents
Post by Michael Angelo Batio on May 24, 2005 8:12:28 GMT -6
Fabien, I have studied several works with regards to piano technique such as the very famous Hanon book (virtuoso pianist exercises), Schmitt Preparatory Exercises, the Czerny School of Velocity book and obviously the Bach Inventions and Sinfonias. Although these are all great for building your technical facility on the piano, I am not sure that they will help your guitar playing. I do not think that practicing on one instrument can make you technically better on another. I think that learning more than one instrument, especially the piano helps your "musical mind" and helps finger and hand independence but I do not think for example that practicing 10 hours a day on piano will help you to play the guitar better. IMO, concentrate on the piano solely for being a better pianist and guitar for the same. I hope this helps.