Although the same piano piece can be played by many people, depending on the type of pianist you are, the vibe that the piano piece gives off might end up very differently. Here is a list of the 9 types of pianist that you might know!
1. The Genius Pianist
The best of the best, he is called The Genius Pianist for a reason. Let him listen to any music piece and trust me, he'll be able to play the piece straight away! The Genius Pianist simply possesses too much talent for music, if only he can impart some of his musical talents to me.
2. The Score Sheet Pianist
The Score Sheet Pianist is the direct opposite of The Genius Pianist. This type of pianists that are heavily reliant on the piano score sheet. They can play off the score sheet very well, but as soon as you take away the score sheet, they will become a beginner pianist straightaway as they are unable to memorise a single piano piece by heart. Where did the muscle memory go? Hmmm..
3. The Humble Pianist
As the saying from Ralph Waldo Emerson goes, "A great man is always willing to be little", there are bound to be great pianists out there who are extremely humble. The Humble Pianist might tell you that their piano skills leave much to be desired, but the moment they start playing the piano, their piano skills will make your jaws will drop immediately. You will be so surprised by them, not because of their piano skills, but because of how humble they were.
4. The Fake Pianist
The Fake Pianist is the direct opposite of The Genius Pianist. This is the type of pianist that will lie to you about how good they are with the piano, but when they are asked to showcase how good their piano skills, they can only play twinkle twinkle little star in actual fact.
5. The Perfectionist Pianist
When The Perfectionist Pianist is practicing the piano, you can wait for an entire day but chances are that you will not be able to hear a single completed piano piece played by him or her. As perfectionists, they will reattempt to play the entire piano piece or part of the piano piece every time they played something wrong. This will last until they get every single key and note right. I applaud them for their dedication though.
6. The Excited Pianist
The Excited Pianist plays the piano with enthusiasm and positive energy. You can give them the saddest sounding piano pieces, but they WILL play the piano piece with such energy that the sad piano piece turns into the type of music you will hear at circuses. Well, they probably have too much energy to burn.
7. The Negative Pianist
The exact opposite of The Excited Pianist. You can go ahead and try to give The Negatives the happiest sounding piano pieces and in return, they will present to you the saddest sounding piano pieces in all of the years you have listened to piano pieces. Sometimes, I wonder where all these negativity came from.
8. The Emotional Pianist
The Emotional, as the name suggests, plays the piano emotionally. Whenever they play, the facial expressions that they have will make you wonder why they are not pursuing an actor or actress career instead. Their ability to become emotionally one with ANY piano pieces simply amazes me and makes me wonder what kind of experiences they had gone through to become so emotional.
9. The Split Personality Pianist
The Split Personality Pianist is the combination of both the Positive and Negative pianist. While most of us require time to adjust from a positive piano piece to a negative piano piece or vice versa, The Split Personality Pianist only requires a microsecond to adjust their mood. They can switch almost simultaneously from a happy sounding piano piece to a sad sounding piano piece. Some people have claimed that these Split Personality Pianists are actually bipolar. Well, you never know.
Now that you know the different types of pianist there are, which type of pianist do you think you are? Do you know any of these types of pianists?
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Wen Feng is a passionate music aficionado. He is constantly on the search for new music to listen to, with a particular interest in classical music. Piano pieces have always been a great companion and kept him calm throughout his school and work life.