I tend to watch a lot of old movies and television shows, and it seems that everyone used to play the piano. A childhood wasn’t complete without piano lessons according to these aged pieces of celluloid. This, of course, triggers my “bad parent” anxiety and has me wondering if I should have Z taking piano lessons. She’s been in choir for several years now, and was in band last year, so she’s not completely ignorant about the musical world, but piano seems to be to music what Latin is to languages – the base that most others are drawn from.
Of course, the downside to piano lessons is both the cost and the time commitment. But the Piano Chords Blog may just have the solution to both of those problems. Chord Guy’s been posting free piano lessons to this blog since February of 2005, so he’s either incredibly stubborn, or managed to help some people. Although he had some lessons as a child, he states on the blog that he was mostly self-taught from the age of 14. The lessons are easy to read and understand even to a complete musical ignoramus as myself, so I’m sure anyone with even the slightest bit of musical education could absorb knowledge galore.