I play a lot of songs on piano... but only the introductions. I download and print the first page of the music sheet. After playing it, I move on to the next one I fancy. Don't get me wrong, I can finish the entire piece as I know how to read the notes, but I wanted to try so many I become excited to hear the tunes coming out of my fingers.
|Two of the many first pages I played|
Lucky me if the melody of the song's introduction is very much like that of the entire piece. I can just repeat it over and over.
The most recent song I completed and even memorized is Hey Jude (Beatles fan here) and that was months ago. The other one is Beauty and Madness which I learned many years back.
So there. From now on, I'll get hold of the complete music sheet and play the entire song. I just need to add more patience, passion, and involvement without losing the excitement... Like being one with the music.
If you have a favorite song or tune played on piano, please share it with me. I might have played it already (at least the introduction) but I want to know your own preferences. Don't worry, you won't contribute to more unfinished songs.