Frustrated Rookie

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JAW1982
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Frustrated Rookie

Post by JAW1982 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:42 pm

I started new to the piano 4 months ago and up to level 52 in Rookie Bootcamp - I have also completed the STAFF NOTATATION course, twice -
I'm still having trouble reading both the treble and bass staff without the aid of the roman notation (A) when playing in bootcamp lessons now...
I have no trouble reading the notation without any assistance when working on either the treble or bass staff alone.... should I be having this much difficulty reading both staff without notation assistance? I practice every day and am frustrated with my progress.

Any insight to help this frustrated rookie?

thanks!

SJunior22
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Re: Frustrated Rookie

Post by SJunior22 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:51 am

Hi JAW1982!

I'm currently working on completing full songs as I completed all of the lessons in each bootcamp last month. I still sometimes have a hard time translating notes to piano anywhere in the Grand Staff.

The best advice I'd offer is that you might want to adjust your expectations. You got to give yourself a bit of credit just knowing what the notes are in each of the sections in the Grand Staff. It's going to take time til you can read the entire Grand Staff fluently and translate to the piano as you play. Extend your goal of being fluent to years instead of months or days.

Plus, ignore the "level 52". It has absolutely no way to truly indicate your current piano skill. Pay more attention on what level bootcamp you are currently completing. You mentioned "rookie" so, you are a rookie until you complete that bootcamp and move on the "intermediate" and so on.

I hope this helps and I wish you all the best on your journey! You are well on your way so, enjoy the struggle, and dont become discouraged. You will get better and better.

JAW1982
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Re: Frustrated Rookie

Post by JAW1982 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:52 pm

Thanks for the words of encouragement, SJunior22!

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