It’s just as I suspected. I’ve been studying classical piano for the last 14 and a half years and largely failing miserably at it because I wasn’t raised on classical music, I never listened to it my whole life, and I’ve always been a rocker.
Don’t get me wrong. I love classical piano today but that’s not what I’ve been about my whole life.
So, Ive decided to shift my focus a bit and study some rock songs along with my usual classical pieces and I’m finding that the rock songs are a lot easier and more natural for me to play.
I feel that all that classical study has been great preparation. For instance, right now, I’m playing Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watch Tower.