I’ve always wanted to play the piano. When I was about six or seven, I started lessons, but had to stop since we didn’t have a piano on which I could practice. It didn’t stop me from wanting to learn, but between kids and school and real life, I never got around to it. It stayed on my bucket list and this evening I bought a keyboard off of Craigslist.
I have no musical ability and really little if any sense of rhythm. I trip going up stairs, can’t dance worth a crap, and am completely unable to sustain the rhythm and steps of something like Zumba.
I thought maybe I could learn the basics by watching YouTube, but honestly, I have no clue where to begin.
Is it possible to be self taught on the piano when there’s untested musical ability? Have any of my fellow dopers taught themselves? Where is a good place to begin? Maybe a book that would help? Piano for Dummies?