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I've played violin since very little, and nowadays play in my local civic orchestra (or did until the March lockdown canceled our upcoming concert), so I have a lot of musical experience. But I've always wanted to add piano as a foundation.

I wanted to find a 'piano for musicians' kind of curriculum, but everything seemed too basic. (I didn't look all that hard though).

I ended up just picking slow music I loved online, and teaching myself to play it. After many hours (maybe 40?) of practice, I can play the Aria from Bach's Goldberg variations, and variation #7, at VERY slow tempos. Also the Cmaj and Fmaj Preludes from Shostakovitch's 24 Preludes & Fugues. My sons can sightread all of that faster and better than me.

What I would really like to get to is to be sufficiently proficient to sit down and sight-read pretty much any SATB hymn in your average hymnal. But pianists I know have told me that's actually not that easy, you have to build up a lot of other proficiency to get there.
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