“I do not think so, in general. It’s a skill, it really is, but it’s difficult because of the fact that we don’t learn it so much. So I’m trying to get my fingers to do it more.”
Your piano playing is so natural looking, and your technique so polished, but your vocal ability is rather limited.
“I’m trying to do it with more vocal harmonies. That’s where I’m learning the most. You can make mistakes in anything and they’re more visible, but if I use my voice the most in the song it’s better to keep that.”
Is your piano playing a kind of “gift?”
“I don’t know how to explain that. It’s a gift, and I don’t want it to happen that way, I want to teach people to play it the way I want to play it. That’s what I teach them.”
What makes you decide what to play on stage?
“I do that in my head, then go onstage and play. Then I decide what the key is, and where the chords are on the guitar, then I decide what the arrangement is.”
Do you usually get invited to play a big room in a big venue, where you could use multiple instruments?
“Usually, not. A good number of the time, because it’s important to be different on stage. Sometimes I would play in a big hall at the school, and it’s important for me to be different. I try to get that feeling of not wanting to be the same guy as you playing in this place, and I don’t want to do that to you in your home.”
What’s the last thing you listened to on the radio?
“I listen to some music on the radio every week. It’s fun to listen to music, you know, that’s the important thing. I listen to some of the old rock stuff, but I think you should listen to the songs that I think are very important. Music always helps me go down a path, you know.”
Are you listening to a lot of electronic music today?
“I’m listening to everything. Like I said earlier, electronic music is one of my favorites.”
What instrument do you listen to the most?
“I listen to guitar, and I listen to keyboard a lot. I like to hear those.”
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