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I'm not arsed about musical theory, fifths, etc. I just want to be able to move between chords fluently and stuff.
if you practice going between chords
you must learn it
Bit of time on that and you get pretty good
I was made to do piano lessons as a kid, deadly dull but it taught me loads about scales, reading music, and all sorts of basic stuff which I could use elsewhere. I suppose you would just have to learn the basic chords and fiddle around and work out which notes go with what, a bit like a guitar in a way. At least that is how I learned the guitar... Shame there isn't really tablature like there is for guitars, it is all sheet music presumably.
It's always sheet music, so that always goes hand in hand with actually having to learn it, and the rest of music theory
They'll tell you what notes to play when and gradually you'll start to pick it up.
Like you can understand what's feeling right and wrong with the bass?
by ear, right? Just keep doing that and eventually you'll be playing more complicated things and pick up a familiarity with where the keys are. You might want to work on your technique and that may be difficult without being able to read music but there'll probably be youtube videos/other things online with good exercises. You can learn things on the guitar and then transpose them to the piano as well, although obviously chord voicing may be more of a concern on the piano, but again that'll be something that'll get more and more advanced as you go along.
then just learn loads of songs? Learn some stuff with gr8 melodies and chord changes like 'the Beatles'
The fact that so many people know fuck-all about music is one of the reasons there's so much shit about