OK, so I lied about the fun part.
Maybe piano playing is the just 2nd most fun thing adults can do. But 2nd place isn't bad when you consider the popularity of the competition.
But there's no question at all that it is MUCH safer than sex.
?Piano playing has no threat of easily transmitted diseases, unless of course you lick the keys.
?To date, piano playing is not known to cause pregnancy.
?Piano playing does not lead to jealousy, rage, spousal abuse, or murder. No love triangles here ? there's plenty of notes and songs to go around.
?Piano playing is generally not done in fast cars leading to accidents.
?Very few pianists talk on their cell phones while playing the piano with both hands.
?Piano playing is generally not done under the influence of foreign substances. Very few piano players sniff glue or inhale helium. But the few adults that do play under the influence find that falling off the piano bench is really not that big a deal.
?Piano playing does not often lead to 911 calls or other forms of emergency action.
OK. So piano playing is safer than sex. What about the fun part?
?Playing the piano in a social setting is a great way to make friends and create bonds as you sing around the piano with others. Social and happy people are always popular.
?Piano playing gals and guys can create their own music in their own way. They can create moods that excite, moods that empower, and moods that heal and sooth.
?Piano playing is a great relaxation tool after a stressful day at work or at school. Many professional people ? medical doctors particularly ? relax after work by playing Beethoven, Brubeck, or the Beatles on the piano.
?Piano playing is no-cost therapy: anger can be taken out not at a boss or a teacher, but by pounding the keys. Saves thousands in psychotherapy costs, and keys are relatively cheap to replace compared to months or years with a psychiatrist.
?And hey ? everybody knows that the right kind of music leads to romance, so?maybe I wasn't lying when I said it was more fun than sex!
Desiree Bruyere is a free-lance writer and amateur piano player who plays jazz & pop piano strictly for the love of it. She takes piano lessons online and on DVD from her native France, and got started by taking the free 2-year online course in Secrets of Exciting Piano Chords & Sizzling Chord Progressions offered worldwide, then later took the Crash Course In Exciting Piano Playing For Adults